Guile too frustrating to approach in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition? Tyrant and Packz have some tips for dealing with this defensive powerhouse

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 17, 2018 at 11:49 a.m. PDT

The current meta for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has very few disagreeing with the notion that Guile is top tier. Guile is particularly well-known for his oppressive zoning play style where most top tiers have excellent rushdown capabilities.

In our community voted tier list for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Guile currently ranks at #4. Tyrant and Packz of Frame Advantage believe Guile to be a top three character.

So how does one "get in on" a solid Guile player? This is certainly no easy task.

Tyrant and Packz go over Guile's strong neutral game and how to fight against it. It quickly becomes apparently that Guile's normals are very good due to their reach and block advantage.

The Sonic Boom is a projectile that comes out extremely fast (10 frame start up) and leaves Guile at +2 on block up close. This is the main reason why Guile is such a threat.

They are able to demonstrate that by moving into a certain range, you take away the time Guile needs to charge his specials after a blocked Sonic Boom. Hit the jump to check out the guide on how to counter Guile.

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