Who are the mid-tier heroes of Street Fighter 5? We examine the 25th-11th best characters in our EventHubs tier list extravaganza - part two

Eventhubs Podcast episode 60

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 17, 2019 at 7:40 p.m. PDT

Fisher Price Necalli, too-cute-to-kill Menat, Kens that go bananas... we're on to part two of our team-average tier list and this week we're examining the 25th-11th best characters in Street Fighter 5.

We're welcoming both Steven "DreamKing" Chavez and Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor on yet again as the four of us take turns (sort of) vehemently explaining why the others have no idea what they're talking about.

Characters like Laura, Zangief, Balrog, and Abigail are probably not too surprising to see on this middle-of-the-pack list, but a few of SF5's more fringy fighters find themselves just missing the bottom or top 10 by a small margin.

Ryu, for instance, barely avoided the bottom of the barrel list, while Kolin landed just shy of getting the prestige of a top 10 placing. One character we had a particularly hard time agreeing on was Rainbow Mika, as she seems to have a hard-to-crack combo of strong and faux tools.

For your convenience we've included timestamps for each of the 15 fighters we cover today. Obviously said stamps are going to serve as spoilers if you're wanting to find out our order in realtime, so don't scroll too far beyond the embed here if you're interested in maintaining the surprise. We've also included each of our individual rank orders further below so you can see where each of us is coming from.

If you haven't already heard our first episode wherein we run through the bottom 10 roster members, you can find it right here. You'll definitely want to check out that episode before delving into this one.

Timestamps

01:49 - Ryu
11:36 - Abigail
22:09 - Dhalsim
32:36 - Sakura
43:01 - Sagat
50:23 - Ken
01:00:25 - Laura
01:13:22 - Zangief
01:24:39 - Chun-Li
01:31:37 - Balrog
01:40:20 - R. Mika
01:52:10 - Menat
02:01:16 - Necalli
02:11:10 - Kolin
02:19:54 - Guile

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

Catalyst

11. R. Mika
12. Necalli
13. Menat
14. Kolin
15. Chun-Li
16. Guile
17. Sakura
18. Sagat
19. Laura
20. Balrog
21. Abigail
22. Zangief
23. Dhalsim
24. Ryu
25. Cody

MajinTenshinhan

11. Cammy
12. R. Mika
13. Menat
14. Necalli
15. G
16. Balrog
17. Sakura
18. Laura
19. Ken
20. Zangief
21. Sagat
22. Dhalsim
23. Chun-Li
24. Blanka
25. Ryu

DreamKing

11. Guile
12. Necalli
13. Menat
14. R. Mika
15. Kolin
16. Balrog
17. Chun-Li
18. Ken
19. Zangief
20. Laura
21. Sagat
22. Dhalsim
23. Cody
24. Sakura
25. Abigail

Velociraptor

11. Guile
12. Necalli
13. Menat
14. Zeku
15. Zangief
16. R. Mika
17. Ken
18. Juri
19. Chun-Li
20. Abigail
21. Laura
22. Balrog
23. Dhalsim
24. Sagat
25. Blanka

Average

11. Guile*
12. Kolin*
13. Necalli
14. Menat
15. R. Mika
16. Balrog*
17. Chun-Li*
18. Zangief
19. Laura
20. Ken
21. Sagat
22. Sakura
23. Dhalsim
24. Abigail
25. Ryu

* Asterisks denote a tie

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