Who are the best 'lame' characters in Street Fighter 5? Justin Wong fills out this unique tier chart from his patient perspective

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 8, 2019 at 4:15 p.m. PST

In the world of Street Fighter professionals you'd be hard pressed to find any competitor more content with wearing the clock down than VP|Justin Wong, thus making him the first authority when it comes to rating characters' abilities to play with a lame style.

In his most recent video, the storied FGC figure goes through the entire cast of SF5 to rate each fighter in terms of how efficiently they can slow the action of a match and force their foes into antsy over extension.

Street Fighter 5's natural flow tends to favor aggressors, but that doesn't mean it's exempt from this less common approach.

Justin's philosophy is that most any fighting game character can be played in a more reserved manner, and even cites the stark contrast between the way he and EG|Ricki Ortiz played Rufus in Street Fighter 4.

At first thought, this concept seems relatively intuitive, but if you'd place a traditionally aggressive character like Zangief on the low end of the spectrum, or a long-ranged poker like Vega on top, you aren't at all on the same wavelength as Wong.

You can hear detailed explanation for each fighter over the course of about 25 minutes in the full video below, but those of you that aren't as patient can simply click the thumbnail here to see the final product:

Justin's Lame Chart image #1
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