Tiers for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 by the EventHubs community

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March 29, 2012 at 12:29 p.m. PDT


Tiers for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 by the EventHubs community

Tiers have been and will likely always be a hotly debated topic. Just because a character is a higher tier does not mean you should play them. You're best off picking characters you like because of how they play.

Regardless, some people have disadvantages and the tier rankings do an alright job of outlining these, but DO NOT take the rankings as the final end all be all word about who the best characters are. Think of it more as a loose guideline.

Tier rankings for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 by the EventHubs community


You'll find a chart below showing roughly who would win how many games out of 10 if two high-level players of equal skill played against each other using the characters shown.

For example, M. Bison (Dictator) would win 6 games out of 10 against Crimson Viper. And Sagat would win 7 games out of 10 against Zangief.

Note: All of the names below are based off of the American release of the game. Balrog is the Boxer, Vega is Claw and so on.

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Seth - 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 7 6 6 4 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 7 7 206
C. Viper 6 - 6 6 5 5 6 4 5 4 6 5 6 4 6 6 5 4 7 6 5 6 5 4 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 205
Cammy 6 4 - 6 4 5 6 4 5 6 6 6 6 4 6 5 5 4 6 4 5 5 4 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 205
Akuma 5 4 4 - 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 204
F. Long 6 5 6 5 - 5 6 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 203
Rufus 5 5 5 5 5 - 4 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 4 5 6 3 6 4 6 6 4 5 7 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 7 200
Sagat 5 4 4 4 4 6 - 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 5 5 6 4 5 4 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 5 6 4 5 6 6 7 6 200
Balrog 5 6 6 5 6 5 4 - 6 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 4 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 6 198
Adon 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 - 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 4 4 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 4 6 196
Ibuki 5 6 4 5 5 4 6 5 5 - 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 4 6 195
Abel 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 - 6 5 5 6 5 5 4 7 6 5 4 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 4 5 194
Blanka 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 - 5 4 5 5 5 6 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 8 6 194
Makoto 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 5 5 4 6 6 5 4 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 194
Bison 4 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 - 5 5 4 4 5 3 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 194
Ryu 4 4 4 5 4 6 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 - 5 6 6 4 5 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 194
Ken 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 - 6 5 4 4 5 6 6 5 4 5 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 193
Yun 4 5 5 6 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 4 - 4 7 6 5 6 5 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 193
Zangief 3 6 6 4 4 7 3 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 4 5 6 - 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 7 6 5 6 5 4 5 6 6 5 6 5 7 193
Dhalsim 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 4 3 6 4 5 6 6 3 6 - 6 4 6 6 4 5 6 5 6 5 4 7 5 5 6 5 6 5 6 7 192
Guile 4 4 6 4 5 6 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 7 5 6 4 6 4 - 5 6 5 6 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 6 7 6 192
Sakura 6 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 - 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 192
Chun-Li 4 4 5 4 4 4 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 4 4 7 4 4 5 - 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 191
Dee Jay 5 5 6 5 4 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 4 5 5 5 - 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 191
Juri 4 6 4 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 6 6 4 4 5 5 - 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 6 191
Rose 4 4 4 5 6 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 6 6 4 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 - 6 6 5 6 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 190
Gouken 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 - 4 4 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 189
Guy 6 5 5 4 5 6 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 - 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 4 6 189
Cody 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 - 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 188
Fuerte 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6 4 4 5 6 - 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 5 187
Yang 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 6 5 5 5 4 6 6 4 4 6 4 - 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 4 6 187
Honda 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 6 4 5 4 5 3 4 6 4 4 6 6 4 5 5 5 5 - 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 186
Gen 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 - 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 185
Vega 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 6 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 - 5 5 5 6 6 6 183
Dudley 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 5 4 6 182
Oni 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 - 6 5 6 6 176
Evil Ryu 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 - 5 6 6 175
Hakan 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 - 5 6 169
T. Hawk 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 6 6 6 2 4 5 4 5 6 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 6 4 4 6 4 3 4 6 4 4 5 - 6 166
Dan 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 - 148

You can find older tier listings for the Street Fighter 4 series of games as well.


Comments

H3XxMAjiN said on December 14, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.

the game is pretty balance. i can still win matches with the crappy chars i use. the matchups are almost split. not too bad.

shungokusatsu27 said on December 21, 2010 at 1:02 p.m.

i don't get the tier rankings, the game doesn't change, so why does the character tiers change every few months? a character doesn't just get better so worse randomly, and some people might dominate with dan while losing every single battle with a character at the top of the tier list (like chun-li). there are a lot of people out there who could win with a low ranking character and completely bomb a fight with a high ranking character.

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