Which Street Fighter 5 characters carry players to victory, and which make them earn it on their own? Luffy made a tier list to answer that

Who are the cheapest?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 4, 2019 at 7:35 p.m. PST

Oh, how to begin this one? It's true of probably most any fighting game that the more broken and/or simple-yet-effective moves and tactics a character has, the more viable for competitive play they end up being... generally speaking.

Pro player Olivier "RB|Luffy" Hay has created a tier list based on the concept of how well characters carry players in Street Fighter 5. He leads with the following statement for clarification.

"How about a tier list about how well a character can carry a player, equal to being easy to be effective at a fairly good level because of the cheapness of it. As for 'Doesn't carry,' it's characters than need good amount of player skill to be effective."

Something interesting to point out, while a healthy majority of the perceived to tiers are at the top of this list, some find themselves lower down. Two of the fighters that are often regarded as some of the absolute best in the game, Akuma and M. Bison, find themselves in the middle and below average respectively.

There's plenty of dialogue between Luffy and other top players who don't exactly agree with his assessment in the Twitter thread, so be sure to check that out for further explanation and counter arguments.

You can view Luffy's carry list by clicking the thumbnail below. We're very interested to see what the general public thinks of this, and where they'd move certain characters around to.

Luffy's Carry List image #1
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