Poll results: Which characters have the best and worst V-Skills in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition?

Could a new V-Skill be all that a 'low tier' needs to be viable?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 12, 2019 at 6:05 p.m. PDT

Update: The results are in. Hit the jump to see which V-Skills our readers see as weak and strong.

Earlier: There are rumors going around about an update to Street Fighter 5 that will add secondary V-Skills to the roster.

This sounds like something Capcom would do to reinvigorate interest in the game. When the Arcade Edition update was patched into the game, every character gained access to new V-Trigger options.

For some fighters, their viability saw improvement because their previous V-Triggers lacked the comeback factor of the top tiers' V-Triggers. Interestingly enough, some combatants that already had strong V-Triggers — like Ibuki — ended up gaining an even better tool with the addition of the second V-Trigger.

V-Skills are important in Street Fighter 5 since the amount of utility that the move has usually indicates how often and how early characters can gain access to their V-Triggers. There are those that are probably held back by their lackluster V-Skills.

So who is in need of an additional V-Skill the most? Also, which characters already benefit from strong V-Skill options?

After the jump, you'll find a poll posing these questions. You have 8 choices per poll.

Which characters have the best V-Skills in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition?

1. Guile: 221 votes / 9.1%
2. G: 186 votes / 7.7%
3. Birdie: 167 votes / 6.9%
4. Akuma: 153 votes / 6.3%
5. Ibuki: 145 votes / 6.0%
6. Necalli: 134 votes / 5.5%
7. M. Bison: 119 votes / 4.9%
8. Cody: 109 votes / 4.5%
9. Balrog: 107 votes / 4.4%
10. Menat: 93 votes / 3.8%
11. Zangief: 83 votes / 3.4%
12. Kolin: 82 votes / 3.4%
13. Ryu: 82 votes / 3.4%
14. Rashid: 76 votes / 3.1%
15. Urien: 75 votes / 3.1%
16. Abigail: 74 votes / 3.1%
17. Karin: 73 votes / 3.0%
18. Laura: 57 votes / 2.4%
19. Cammy: 50 votes / 2.1%
20. Dhalsim: 46 votes / 1.9%
21. Ken: 42 votes / 1.7%
22. Alex: 36 votes / 1.5%
23. Kage: 35 votes / 1.4%
24. Juri: 28 votes / 1.2%
25. R. Mika: 25 votes / 1.0%
26. Ed: 22 votes / 0.9%
27. Chun-Li: 21 votes / 0.9%
28. Zeku: 14 votes / 0.6%
29. Nash: 13 votes / 0.5%
30. Sagat: 12 votes / 0.5%
31. Falke: 10 votes / 0.4%
32. Sakura: 10 votes / 0.4%
33. F.A.N.G: 9 votes / 0.4%
34. Blanka: 8 votes / 0.3%
35. Vega: 6 votes / 0.2%

Total votes: 2,423


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Which characters have the worst V-Skills in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition?

1. Vega: 171 votes / 10.4%
2. F.A.N.G: 158 votes / 9.6%
3. R. Mika: 117 votes / 7.1%
4. Sakura: 104 votes / 6.3%
5. Chun-Li: 101 votes / 6.1%
6. Alex: 99 votes / 6.0%
7. Nash: 98 votes / 6.0%
8. Juri: 91 votes / 5.5%
9. Falke: 77 votes / 4.7%
10. Sagat: 73 votes / 4.4%
11. Zeku: 70 votes / 4.3%
12. Ryu: 62 votes / 3.8%
13. Cammy: 49 votes / 3.0%
14. Ed: 44 votes / 2.7%
15. Dhalsim: 41 votes / 2.5%
16. Ken: 36 votes / 2.2%
17. Laura: 34 votes / 2.1%
18. Urien: 31 votes / 1.9%
19. Blanka: 28 votes / 1.7%
20. Zangief: 27 votes / 1.6%
21. Kage: 26 votes / 1.6%
22. Abigail: 20 votes / 1.2%
23. Karin: 20 votes / 1.2%
24. Cody: 12 votes / 0.7%
25. Ibuki: 10 votes / 0.6%
26. Rashid: 9 votes / 0.5%
27. M. Bison: 8 votes / 0.5%
28. Kolin: 6 votes / 0.4%
29. Menat: 5 votes / 0.3%
30. Balrog: 5 votes / 0.3%
31. G: 4 votes / 0.2%
32. Birdie: 4 votes / 0.2%
33. Necalli: 2 votes / 0.1%
34. Akuma: 2 votes / 0.1%
35. Guile: 1 votes / 0.1%

Total votes: 1,645


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