Here's how our Soul Calibur 6 tiers sit at the end of 2018

The previous best retain top spots while Talim, Mitsurugi, and more are stuck at the bottom

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 28, 2018 at 8:25 a.m. PST

It's the end of the year as we know it, and I feel fine. The community has seen several major fighting game releases in 2018, numerous balance changes, a plethora of major tournaments, and about as much excitement as any fan can handle.

With the end of the year mere days away, we here at EventHubs have decided to take a look at where the tiers sit for major fighting titles as a means of putting a stamp on 2018 as it comes to a close.

Today's game under the microscope is Bandai Namco's 3D, weapons-based fighter, Soul Calibur 6. Since its October 2018 launch, the latest entry in the Soul Calibur series has seen steady tournament play, as well as continued developer support as new content and updates have already started rolling out within the first few months of the game's life.

Though Soul Calibur 6 has not received the "World Tour" treatment like other games under the Bandai Namco umbrella — such as Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 — we recently learned that Tekken series chief producer Katsuhiro Harada is now the head of the company's Fighting Game eSports Strategy team. This could potentially bring further hope to the idea of Soul Calibur 6 seeing its own major tournament circuit in 2019.

The last time we took a look at Soul Calibur 6's tiers was about a month ago. Back in late November, characters such as Ivy, Nightmare, and The Witcher's Geralt saw themselves at the top of the Soul Calibur 6 tier list.

Let's take a look at the latest tier chart for the game.

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As we can see from the current tier list, the top four characters in the game remain unmoved from our previous check-in. Nightmare, Ivy, Grøh, and Geralt take the top four spots on the tier list, and each of them continues to make waves in tournament play.

The fifth spot on the list does see a new contender occupying it now as Seong Mi-na has moved up two spots over Yoshimitsu and Siegfried. Over the past month, players such as BxA|PartyWolf have seen great success with Seong Mi-na, placing first and second at Dreamhack Atlanta and NEC 19, respectively, with Seong as a main and secondary character.

When it comes to the other end of the tier chart, little has changed there also. Players still feel that Taki, Mitsurugi, Astaroth, and Talim are the worst characters in Soul Calibur 6.

Bandai Namco implemented an update to Soul Calibur 6 just last week that added balance changes for every character on the roster, and the four aforementioned low tiers received essentially nothing but buffs. We can only hope that this causes more players to give these characters a try and sees them rise up in the tiers eventually.

The latest balance patch arrived shortly after Soul Calibur 6's first DLC character, Nier Automata's 2B, was added to the game's roster. 2B is now in our tiers, though it is still early after her release, so we have yet to get a clear picture of where she stacks up at this time.

Our tier lists are generated by EventHubs user votes. By registering here on the site (which will only taking you a minute or so), you can vote on your favorite characters' match ups, which will contribute to building the overall tier chart.

If you'd like to cast votes for the Soul Calibur 6 tier list, be sure to head over to our tiers section!

We will be analyzing the tiers for other major fighting titles throughout the remainder of the year. You can find the current end-of-the-year tier lists below.

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