Who are the 10 easiest characters to use in Street Fighter 5? EventHubs' roundtable technical tier list part 1

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 17, 2020 at 3:39 p.m. PDT | Comments: 48

We've been cooking up a new tier list behind the scenes here at EventHubs as four of our staff members have ordered the characters of the entire Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition roster by how difficult/technical they are to play.

MajinTenshinhan, DreamKing, Catalyst, and I have logged hundreds of hours watching and playing Street Fighter 5, and have averaged out our four lists to arrive at a final ordering.

The plan is to share the results, 10 at a time, over the course of four separate articles. The last of these will be the upcoming EventHubs Podcast episode, to be posted this coming Wednesday.

We've found that technicality has been a routine topic in our larger conversations concerning overall character power, and while some of us would argue that SF5 has a lower barrier of technical entry than most other fighting games (don't let Catalyst or DreamKing hear you say that) it still plays a very important role in character identity.

To come to our overall conclusion we each ranked the entire roster and noted the rank each character placed (1-40, with 1 being the most difficult/technical to play and 40 being the easiest). We then averaged each character's four scores to come up with a master order.

Below you'll see characters 40-31 and their respective scores. We'd like to hear what you think of our results, and if you'd switch any fighters around and why.

Technical Tier List 40-31

Average

31. Guile - 28.25
32. R. Mika - 30.75
33. Ryu - 31.00
34. Balrog - 32.75
35. Alex - 33.00
36. Ken - 35.00
37. Birdie - 35.50
38. Necalli - 36.75
39. M. Bison - 37.25
40. Cammy - 38.50

Catalyst

31. Abigail
32. Balrog
33. Zangief
34. R. Mika
35. Ken
36. Birdie
37. Alex
38. M. Bison
39. Necalli
40. Cammy

MajinTenshinhan

31. Ed
32. E. Honda
33. Blanka
34. Necalli
35. Ryu
36. Ken
37. Balrog
38. Birdie
39. Cammy
40. M. Bison

DreamKing

31. Balrog
32. Rashid
33. Birdie
34. Guile
35. Ryu
36. Alex
37. Ken
38. M. Bison
39. Cammy
40. Necalli

Velociraptor

31. Ed
32. Ryu
33. R. Mika
34. Alex
35. Balrog
36. Ken
37. M. Bison
38. Necalli
39. Birdie
40. Cammy

Asterisks denote a tie between adjacent characters

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