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Street Fighter 5 Tier List

The ultimate tier list!

Street Fighter 5 is one of the most popular fighting games played by millions of players every month. The game gives players the luxury to choose from over 40 characters, and each one has its advantages. Some characters offer amazing combos, some have powerful attacks, while others are just too good at defending themselves. In any case, to help you choose the right characters for the fight, we are going to write down a Street Fighter 5 tier list in which we will rank all characters from best to worst.

Just like how we did it in our Brawlhalla Tier List we will divide the characters into five different tiers. Also, keep in mind that the following tier list is based on our personal choice and you might not find the placement of some characters suitable.

S-Tier Characters

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S-Tier

S-Tier characters are the strongest characters in Street Fighter 5. They offer some of the best combos and attacks. These are the characters that can help you win every match. 

Abigail

The first character we would like to mention on our Street Fighter 5 tier list is Abigail. Without a doubt, he is one of the strongest characters to use in the game. The best part about him is that it is really difficult to block his combos, something that helps him takes down his enemy quickly. In addition to this, his health, power, and range are simply amazing. However, his mobility is poor. 

Health10/10
Power10/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high power and health. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor mobility. 

Akuma

Akuma is yet another strong character who has earned his position in the S-Tier category because of his hard-hitting attacks. He is one of the few characters who can break the enemy’s defense quickly. His power and techniques are amazing, while his mobility is somewhat decent. The only downside about Akuma is his range, something that can put you at a disadvantage at times. 

Health6/10
Power10/10
Notable Advantage Excellent power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor range. 

Rashid

Rashid is one of my favorite characters in the entire game because of one reason; he’s style is fast-paced. The thing about Rashid is that all of his attacks are quick and the enemy won’t be able to tell where he’s going to strike next. Furthermore, he offers a bunch of different skills that can help you with draining the health of your opponent quickly. He offers decent health, mobility, and power. The only thing which players often complain about him is his range. Other than that, Rashid is a strong fighter who can adjust to any playstyle. 

Health7/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Fast-paced style. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor range. 

Cammy

Next up, we have Cammy. She used to be an assassin of Shadaloo until Dhalsim helped her. Because of her former profession, Cammy knows how to hold her ground firmly against powerful opponents. She is an expert in close-ranged combats as her attacks are quick and powerful. In fact, her mobility is remarkable and better than most of the characters present in the game. However, as for health and range, they are not that great. Therefore, you must learn how to defend against attacks properly if you’re planning to stick with Cammy for a while.  

Health5/10
Power6/10
Notable Advantage Close-ranged expert.
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and range. 

M.Bison

M.Bison is one of the characters who offer some of the best combos available in the game. In fact, his combos are so deadly that they can take down the opponent quickly. This is all thanks to his aggressive nature as it allows him to push his target into the corner and prevent him from performing any powerful move. Although his defense is poor, most players don’t care about it considering the character can rely on his attacks throughout the match. His health and mobility are good while his power is excellent. 

Health6/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Amazing combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor defense. 

Urien 

The final character in the S-Tier category of our Street Fighter 5 tier list is Urien. The best part about this character is that his health and power are excellent, meaning that he won’t get taken down so easily. Furthermore, his mobility is also pretty amazing, which helps him perform quick attacks. Urien’s combos are also decent and he can also break the defense of his opponent easily. Overall, he is an amazing fighter who can easily help you win the match if you learn how to play with him properly. 

Health9/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage High health and power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  A little difficult to master. 

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A-Tier Characters

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A-Tier

A-Tier characters are some of the most powerful characters in the entire game. They have combos and attacks that are useful in multiple situations. 

G

Starting off in our A-Tier category is G. When it comes to combat, only a few characters match his techniques. This is because his combos and other skills are powerful and unique. He offers good mobility and power, while his health is somewhat decent. This, however, does not mean that he can be taken down quickly in combat. Aside from fighting, G spends most of his time posting videos on social media. 

Health6/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Unique combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low range. 

Zeku

Zeku is one of the complex characters in our Street Fighter 5 tier list. This is because you will need to spend a lot of time learning how his skills and techniques work. However, once you do that, no one will be able to stop you. This is because most professional players who play with Zeku have shown how powerful this character is; that is if he’s in the right hands. His mobility is pretty high, while his health is also great. His combos are also powerful and they can take down the opponent easily. 

Health7/10
Power8/10
Notable Advantage Powerful attacks.
Prominent Disadvantage  Difficult to master. 

Karin

Next up, we have Karin. While her health might be average, her techniques and mobility are great. The thing which most players like about her is that her playstyle is pretty simple and easy to learn. You won’t need to spend a lot of time learning her combos, and this will help you master her quickly. Before getting nerfed, Karin used to have some attacks that helped her with pushing her opponent to the corner. If this returns through a future patch, then Karin will surely make her way to the S-Tier category. But for now, she’ll need to hang around in this one. 

Health5/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Easy to master. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health. 

Chun-Li

Chun-Li is easily one of the most popular and strongest characters in Street Fighter 5. The reason behind her popularity is the fact that she has remained a top-tier character in almost every Street Fighter game. Because of this reason, the developers always make sure to give her unique and powerful attributes as players will get disappointed if the opposite happens. Her health and power are average, but her mobility is pretty high. This allows her to perform quick attacks and dodge incoming attacks easily. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Amazing mobility. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and power. 

Seth

Seth is yet another character who is affiliated with Shadaloo, as he was created in his Laboratory. The reason why is Seth an A-Tier character is his ability to steal moves from his opponents. This allows him to stay a step ahead of them. His health, power, and mobility are decent, while his range is somewhat better than the three. Despite this, Seth can still give his opponent a difficult time as he cannot be taken down easily. Just like Zeku, Seth is also a complex character and you will need to spend some time to learn his combos and skills. 

Health5/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Amazing range. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health. 

Kolin

Kolin’s attacks can deal a lot of damage, something that makes her an A-Tier character. This further allows her to perform deadly combos that are sometimes unblockable and completely drain the health of the opponent. Her health and range are decent, but this does not hold her back from absolutely destroying her enemy because of her high power and mobility. Overall, Kolin is a good fighter with amazing stats, if we put her health aside. 

Health5/10
Power8/10
Notable Advantage Can perform deadly combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health. 

Gulie

Gulie is one of the easiest characters to master in Street Fighter 5 as he can adjust to almost any playstyle. However, this does not mean that he is weak as the character’s power is one of the highest in the entire game. This is something that allows him to deliver powerful blows to his opponent and take him down quickly. His range and health are also high, while his mobility is decent. If you spend some time playing with Gulie, then he might even become one of your favorite characters. 

Health7/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low range. 

B-Tier Characters

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B-Tier

B-Tier characters are not as powerful as S and A-tier characters, but they are still some of the best ones to use in the game. They can hold their ground firmly against powerful opponents. 

Necalli

Necalli’s looks are terrifying enough to put fear into the heart of the opponent. But if that does not work, then you can rely on his skills for the same purpose. The thing about Necalli is that he’s not either too fast or too slow. He is maintaining the perfect balance between the two. His attacks are capable of doing a great amount of damage considering his power is too high. When it comes to defense, his health is high and he knows how to counter his enemy’s attack as well. Overall, Necalli is a solid character with good mobility.

Health9/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high power and health. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low range. 

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Poison 

Poison is a character who offers one of the highest ranges in the entire game. This allows her to land attacks on her opponent while keeping a safe distance. Her defense is also pretty amazing considering she can block aerial attacks quickly and easily. Her health and power are decent, while her techniques are not that great. The only downside about Poison is her mobility as it is pretty low. Despite this, she can still hold her ground firmly and give her opponents a difficult time. 

Health6/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage High range. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low mobility. 

Menat

Menant is another complex character on our list with whom you will need to spend a lot of time in order to understand her playstyle. This is because her playstyle is unique compared to other characters mentioned on this list. Therefore, if you’re making a switch to her from another character, then it will take some time for you to get adjusted to her playstyle. However, the effort will be worth it considering Menat is one of the best zoning characters in the entire game. She offers a really high range along with decent mobility. As for her health, it’s pretty low, something that makes her defense poor. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Best zoning character. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and power. 

Kage

Kage was created by Satusi no Hado and is actually an evil variant of Ryu, a character we will mention later in our tier list. He offers some amazing combos, something that helps him with keeping his opponent in the corner. When it comes to power and skills, Kage is excellent. He also offers good mobility that allows him to be a little quick. However, when it comes to defense, Kage can die quickly because of his low health.  

Health3/10
Power8/10
Notable Advantage Amazing power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor health. 

Zangeif

Zangeif is yet another player on our Street Fighter 5 tier list whose health and power are one of the highest in the entire game. This helps him stay longer in combat and allows him to land devasting blows on his opponent. However, while his health and power are one of the highest, his mobility is one of the lowest in the game. This is the reason why Zengief is only for those players who like to engage in close-range battles. But if you manage to learn how to play with him properly, you will be able to destroy your opponent in seconds. 

Health10/10
Power10/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high power and health. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Can perform well only in close-range fights. 

Birdie

Birdie is yet another character on our list that has high health and power, but poor mobility. If I had written this tier list before Season 4, I would have mentioned Birdie in the A-Tier category. This is because Birdie used to offer the best counters against aerial attacks, something that only a few characters can do in Street Fighter 5. However, in Season 4, the developers nerfed the character and took away this skill from him. Now, Birdie is left with a set of great combos and powerful attacks, but it just doesn’t feel right without his anti-air. 

Health9/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high health and power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor mobility. 

E.Honda

E.Honda is the first sumo wrestler in our Street Fighter 5 tier list. Most players avoid choosing him because he is not picked often by professional players in different tournaments. However, they don’t understand that E.Honda is one of the most underrated characters because he offers some of the most amazing skills in the entire game. Furthermore, being a sumo wrestler, his health and power are high, something that prevents his opponent from taking him down quickly. This does, however, comes at the cost of poor mobility. 

Health9/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Extremely high health and power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low mobility. 

C-Tier Characters

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C-Tier

C-Tier characters have decent stats and they are neither too powerful nor too strong. If in the right hands, these characters can perform pretty well. 

R.Mika

R.Mika offers a set of decent attacks, but most of them help her with defense only. On the offensive side, she often loses control of the fight as she is unable to land proper attacks on her opponent. Her health and power are somewhat decent, but she can be taken down quickly and easily if she’s not in the right hands. Furthermore, she performs well in close-ranged combat mostly because her mobility and range are poor. Overall, R.Mika is a decent fighter, but don’t expect a lot from her. 

Health6/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Amazing defense. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor mobility. 

Cody

Cody is someone with an inspirational back story as he went from spending time in prison to becoming the mayor of his city. Therefore, he knows both sides of the world. In combat, Cody can hold his ground firmly and can perform a variety of different combos. His health and mobility are not that high; therefore he cannot afford to get pushed into the corner by his opponent. His power, however, is high, something that lets him perform attacks that can do a decent amount of damage. 

Health5/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Amazing combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health. 

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Ryu

Ryu is the character you see on the posters of Street Fighter 5 as he is the front face of the game. In other words, you can say that he’s the main character. Now, I know what most of you will be thinking; “why isn’t Ryu a powerful character considering he is the main character?” Well, that’s a question you should ask from the developers as they failed to provide him with unique skills and moves. His health is also decent, while his power is the same as Cody. Ryu has an attack called Hadoken, which is considered his most popular attack. In fact, it is one of the most widespread attacks in the entire game, as almost every player has heard about it. 

Health6/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Good power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low mobility. 

Ibuki

Ibuki is yet another assassin in our Street Fighter 5 tier list. Although she has left her deadly profession, Ibuki hasn’t forgotten how to fight. However, her attacks are not that are powerful, considering her power is one of the lowest in the entire game. Furthermore, she can die quickly as well as her health is low. The only good thing about Ibuki is her techniques as she can use a variety of combos on her opponent. In addition to this, her mobility is high, something that lets her perform quick attacks. 

Health4/10
Power3/10
Notable Advantage A good set of combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor health and power. 

Ed

Ed is a decent fighter whose entire stats are decent. He is neither too powerful nor too weak. The thing which makes Ed a decent fighter is his unique combos that cannot be countered easily. In addition to this, if you play with Kage, you won’t have a hard time adjusting to Ed considering his playstyle is almost similar to Kage. However, once someone pushes Ed to the corner, it can become hard for him to make a comeback. 

Health6/10
Power6/10
Notable Advantage Powerful combos. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Cannot make a good comeback. 

Balrog

Balrog once used to be a professional boxer, but he then decided to use techniques that were forbidden. From that point onwards, his career was finished, and he was banned from performing in professional sports. However, he quickly found a new job and became the bodyguard of M.Bison. Because of his former career, Balrog knows a set of different attacks that can deal a lot of damage. This can be seen from the fact that he is also one of those characters with a high amount of health and power. His mobility is also decent, so you won’t have to worry about slow movement while playing with him. 

Health9/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Amazing health and power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low range. 

D-Tier Characters

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D-Tier

These characters are some of the weakest characters in Street Fighter 5. They cannot perform well against strong opponents. 

Laura

Alongside Ryu, Laura is also a popular character in Street Fighter 5 because she is considered one of the most important secondary characters in the game. Her health and power are decent, so you will need to defend yourself properly if you want to stay longer in the match. As for her mobility, it is pretty high. However, there isn’t a lot that Laura offers, something that has earned her a position in this low-tier category. 

Health6/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage High mobility.
Prominent Disadvantage  Low power. 

Falke

Just like Menat, Flake is also a zoning character who can perform a set of decent attacks on her opponent. However, she can be taken down quickly and easily considering her health is low. Falke is also not meant for those players who like fast-paced characters as her movement is pretty slow. But when it comes to range, Falke has one of the highest in the entire game. The biggest downside about this character is that while facing strong opponents, she is unable to defend herself properly. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Controlled movement. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and power. 

Ken

Ken is yet another character on our Street Fighter 5 tier list who is popular among the fans. His playstyle is similar to Akuma but is not better than him in any way. All of Ken’s stats are decent and he isn’t someone you can rely on to help you win every match. The character also has no powerful combos in his arsenal, something that will put you at a disadvantage against other players. 

Health6/10
Power6/10
Notable Advantage Decent stats. 
Prominent Disadvantage  No powerful combos. 

F.A.N.G

F.A.N.G is one of those characters who cannot defend themselves properly but are pretty good on the offensive side. His attacks can push the enemy into the corner and can keep them there as well. However, as soon as F.A.N.G loses control of the fight, he won’t be able to make a comeback. His health and mobility are decent, while his power is pretty low. This means that his attacks won’t do a lot of damage, and you won’t be able to drain the opponent’s health with only a few hits. 

Health5/10
Power3/10
Notable Advantage Good attacks.
Prominent Disadvantage  Low power and health. 

Alex

Alex has one of the highest health to offer in the entire game and his attacks are somewhat powerful as well. However, other than this, there isn’t much to talk about Alex. Even though his health is high, he can take down quickly because he cannot properly counter his opponent’s attacks. His mobility and range both are poor, something that puts him at a great disadvantage. 

Health9/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage High health and power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor mobility. 

Sagat

Sagat is yet another zoner on our list who offers a good amount of health. His power is also high, something that makes his attacks devastating. However, the thing about Sagat is that because of the current meta, he is unable to perform as he should. Therefore, if you’re looking for a character who is good at zoning, then you should consider choosing Menat instead. This is because she can perform much better than him. 

Health7/10
Power9/10
Notable Advantage Amazing power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low mobility. 

Gill

Gill is yet another popular character in the game. Even though he is the leader of the Secret Society, Gill is still unable to perform properly in combat. He has a set of decent combos that he can use against his opponent, but they aren’t powerful enough to put him at an advantage against strong characters. His range is extremely high while his heath and power are great. 

Health7/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage High range. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor mobility. 

Sakura

Sakura is an ally of Ryu who is currently trying to become a powerful fighter. However, it seems like she is yet to achieve this goal considering she isn’t strong yet. Although she can perform well against strong characters, you shouldn’t expect a lot from her. If she’s in the hand of a professional player, then Sakura can reach her full potential. However, this isn’t something that can happen when a regular player takes control of her. Her health is also pretty low, so she can get taken down quickly. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Can perform well if in the right hands.
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and power. 

Rose

The final character we would like to mention in the D-Tier category of our Street Fighter 5 tier list is Rose. Her mobility and range are great but her health and power are poor. This means that she cannot land powerful attacks on her opponents, and her low health also puts her at risk of dying quickly. 

Health5/10
Power4/10
Notable Advantage Good mobility.
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor health and power. 

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F-Tier Characters

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F-Tier

These are the weakest characters in Street Fighter 5. There isn’t any reason for you to choose them. 

Vega

Vega is a character who deserves a buff. At the moment, his combos aren’t that powerful, and his attacks don’t deal a lot of damage. If he loses control of the match, Vega will instantly get eliminated. His heath and power are low, while his mobility is really high. However, he isn’t one of those characters who can handle tough situations. 

Health5/10
Power6/10
Notable Advantage High mobility.
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health. 

Lucia

Lucia has some of the most basic attacks in the entire game. The worst part is that almost every opponent can easily counter her combos, which puts her at a huge disadvantage. Her health is pretty low, but her mobility and range are decent. However, since her combat skills are not that great, you won’t be able to take down strong opponents with Lucia. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Good mobility and range. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Poor health and power. 

Blanka

Blanka is one of those characters who are yet to be discovered properly. This is because we don’t get to see him getting picked up by professional players in tournaments, which prevents regular players from choosing him. His overall stats are also great, but since we are yet to discover the full potential of this character, we will be keeping him in the F-Tier. 

Health7/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Amazing power and health.
Prominent Disadvantage  No decent combos. 

Nash

Nash is yet another character who has pretty basic attacks and combos. He once used to be one of the strongest characters in the entire game, but the developers then nerfed him. At the moment, he offers simple combos, but nothing unique. 

Health6/10
Power7/10
Notable Advantage Amazing power. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Simple combos. 

Dhalsim

The final character we would like to mention on our Street Fight 5 tier list is Dhalsim. Except for his range, his other stats are poor. This makes him one of the weakest characters to use in Street Fighter 5. He also happens to be a zoning character, but he cannot do the job properly. Therefore, there isn’t any reason for you to choose him considering you won’t be able to perform well with him. 

Health4/10
Power5/10
Notable Advantage Good range. 
Prominent Disadvantage  Low health and power. 

Tier List Summary

FAQs

Who is the strongest character in Street Fighter 5?

Abigail and Akuma are some of the strongest characters in Street Fighter 5.

Who is the weakest character in Street Fighter 5?

Dhalsim is the weakest character to use in Street Fighter 5.

This was all regarding our Street Fighter 5 tier list. We hope that it will help you choose the right characters for the fight. Before you leave, make sure to check out our For Honor tier list and Langrisser tier list as well. 


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