SFV Tier List – All Street Fighter Five Characters Ranked

By Glen Fox |

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Struggling to beat your friends in Street Fighter Five? Well, worry not as our SFV tier list is here to help. In this guide, we rank all of the SFV characters from the heights of S tier to the ranks of D tier. That way, you can avoid the useless characters in favour of the most powerful, and destroy your friends with greater ease. We keep it updated alongside balance changes and new character introductions too, so we recommend bookmarking this page and checking back frequently.

Street Fighter V is the latest in the long-running fighting game series by Capcom. It brought back the EX gauge from Street Fighter III, removes Focus Attacks from Street Fighter IV, and introduces the new V-Gauge that builds as players receive attacks. This latter ability helps you out when you’re facing a more powerful opponent, countering the EX gauge, which helps speed up combat for talented players.

If you’re a fan of fighting or competitive games, we’ve got plenty more where this comes from. Make sure to check out our MCOC tier list, T3 Arena tier list, and Multiversus tier list.

SFV Tier List

Below, we’ll rank all of the characters from the heights of S tier to the lows of D tier.

S Tier

S tier characters are the absolute best, and are the characters to pick if you’re looking to tear up the competition.

  • Cammy
  • Dhalsim
  • Guile
  • Luke
  • Rashid

SFV Tier List – A Tier

A tier characters are solid, and more than capable of victory. They just might need a little more expertise to succeed than S tier characters.

  • Balrog
  • Chun-Li
  • Cody
  • G
  • Karin
  • Kolin
  • M. Bison
  • Poison
  • Ryu
  • Seth
  • Urien

B Tier

B tier characters can be useful in niche circumstances, or have a favourable moveset against a specific opponent.

  • Abigail
  • Akira
  • Akuma
  • Birdie
  • E. Honda
  • Ken
  • Laura
  • Menat
  • R. Mika
  • Sakura
  • Zeku

SFV Tier List – C Tier

C tier characters have their moments but we suggest that you avoid playing them in favour of players in higher tiers.

  • Alex
  • Ed
  • F.A.N.G
  • Ibuki
  • Juri
  • Kage
  • Nash
  • Oro
  • Sagat
  • Vega
  • Zangief

D Tier

D tier characters typically don’t play very well in most scenarios, and we’d encourage you to avoid them in favour of better options.

  • Blanka
  • Dan
  • Falke
  • Gill
  • Lucia
  • Necalli
  • Rose

SFV Characters List

  • Abigail
  • Akira
  • Akuma
  • Alex
  • Balrog
  • Birdie
  • Blanka
  • Cammy
  • Chun-Li
  • Cody
  • Dan
  • Dhalsim
  • Ed
  • E. Honda
  • Falke
  • F.A.N.G
  • G
  • Gill
  • Guile
  • Ibuki
  • Juri
  • Kage
  • Karin
  • Ken
  • Kolin
  • Laura
  • Lucia
  • Luke
  • M. Bison
  • Menat
  • Nash
  • Necalli
  • Oro
  • Poison
  • Rashid
  • R. Mika
  • Rose
  • Ryu
  • Sagat
  • Sakura
  • Seth
  • Urien
  • Vega
  • Zangief
  • Zeku

And that will do it for our SV5 tier list. Make sure to bookmark this page to keep an eye on the meta, check out our related guides in paragraph three, and grab the game on Steam via the links at the top of this page.

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