Who are the absolute hardest characters to play effectively in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition? Here's our full technical tier list and discussion

EventHubs Podcast episode 104

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 20, 2020 at 7:36 p.m. PDT | Comments: 33

We've made it to the final unveiling of our roundtable EventHubs technical tier list for the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition roster. All 40 of the game's characters are accounted for here as we reveal the top 10 most difficult characters to use effectively and discuss our overarching opinions on this week's podcast episode.

If you haven't been following along, we've been exploring CE's roster over the last three days and peeling back the curtain 10 characters at a time. DreamKing, Catalyst, MajinTenshinhan, and I have each individually ordered all 40 fighters and then averaged the four resulting opinions into one master list.

Please note that we do not discuss every single character on the podcast, but rather highlight the ones we had particularly strong opinions on. After it was all said and done we wound up talking specifically about 22 of the 40.

Our ratings here are based around how difficult it is to understand and execute a character's general gameplan. Avatars that require stricter timings, more particular spacing, and who may have to keep extra mental juggling pins in the air are going to place closer to the top of the list while those who have a more straightforward and easy to execute arsenal are going to place lower.

As one might imagine, even with a fair bit of pre-discussion and agreement on how to organize these lists subjective opinion and personal points of view are still going to play significant roles. While this makes it hard to hammer down definites, it also makes for some pretty fun back and forth conversation.

For those of you interested in all the dirty details, we've listed out all four lists along with the final average ordering below. Check that out along with our latest episode and then share all of your thoughts and opinions in the comments.

Timestamps

00:00 - Intro, Steven loves Tiger King and Weezer
02:17 - Establishing the criteria
08:53 - Cammy (40)
10:59 - M. Bison (39)
13:30 - Necalli (38)
18:14 - Birdie (37)
19:13 - Alex (35)
26:36 - Laura (29)
29:14 - Zangief (27)
34:13 - E. Honda (24)*
39:18 - Abigail (24)*
50:57 - Kage (20)
55:45 - Cody (18)
59:49 - Lucia (17)
1:04:42 - Sagat (19)
1:08:51 - Falke (14)
1:13:30 - Karin (10)
1:16:14 - Ibuki (8)
1:21:28 - Poison (6)*
1:23:20 - Vega (6)*
1:27:37 - Gill (3)**
1:31:06 - G (3)**
1:46:11 - Zeku (2)
1:52:21 - Menat (1)

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.

Technical Tier List 40-1

Average

1. Menat - 0.00
2. Zeku - 2.50
3. Gill* - 4.75
3. G* - 4.75
5. Dhalsim - 5.50
6. Vega - 6.00
7. Posion- 6.00
8. Ibuki- 7.75
9. Juri - 8.00
10. Karin - 8.25
11. Chun-Li* - 11.00
11. Seth* - 11.00
13. Urien - 11.75
14. Falke* - 13.25
14. Kolin* - 13.25
16. F.A.N.G - 14.75
17. Lucia - 15.75
18. Cody - 17.25
19. Sagat - 17.50
20. Kage - 18.75
21. Akuma - 19.00
22. Nash - 21.25
23. Sakura - 21.50
24. Abigail* - 24.50
24. E. Honda* - 24.50
26. Rashid - 25.50
27. Zangief* - 25.75
27. Blanka* - 25.75
29. Laura - 27.75
30. Ed - 28.00
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

1. Menat
2. G
3. Zeku
4. Poison
5. Seth
6. Gill
7. Vega
8. Chun-Li
9. Karin
10. Juri
11. Dhalsim
12. Ibuki
13. F.A.N.G
14. Kolin
15. Falke
16. Urien
17. Akuma
18. Kage
19. Sagat
20. Lucia
21. Cody
22. E. Honda
23. Rashid
24. Blanka
25. Sakura
26. Ryu
27. Ed
28. Guile
29. Nash
30. Laura
31. Abigail
32. Balrog
33. Zangief
34. R. Mika
35. Ken
36. Birdie
37. Alex
38. M. Bison
39. Necalli
40. Cammy

MajinTenshinhan

1. Menat
2. Dhalsim
3. Gill
4. Ibuki
5. Zeku
6. Urien
7. Cody
8. Falke
9. Karin
10. Juri
11. Vega
12. Poison
13. Lucia
14. G
15. Kolin
16. Nash
17. Abigail
18. F.A.N.G
19. Sagat
20. Seth
21. Chun-Li
22. Kage
23. Sakura
24. Zangief
25. Guile
26. Rashid
27. Akuma
28. Laura
29. Alex
30. R. Mika
31. Ed
32. E. Honda
33. Blanka
34. Necalli
35. Ryu
36. Ken
37. Balrog
38. Birdie
39. Cammy
40. M. Bison

DreamKing

1. Menat
2. G
3. Zeku
4. Poison
5. Gill
6. Vega
7. Seth
8. Chun-Li
9. Karin
10. Juri
11. Dhalsim
12. Ibuki
13. Kolin
14. F.A.N.G
15. Urien
16. Sagat
17. Akuma
18. Kage
19. Sakura
20. Nash
21. Falke
22. Lucia
23. Blanka
24. Zangief
25. Abigail
26. E. Honda
27. Ed
28. Cody
29. Laura
30. R. Mika
31. Balrog
32. Rashid
33. Birdie
34. Guile
35. Ryu
36. Alex
37. Ken
38. M. Bison
39. Cammy
40. Necalli

Velociraptor

1. Menat
2. Dhalsim
3. Zeku
4. Vega
5. G
6. Juri
7. Ibuki
8. Poison
9. Gill
10. Karin
11. Chun-Li
12. Lucia
13. Falke
14. Urien
15. Kolin
16. Seth
17. Cody
18. F.A.N.G
19. Akuma
20. Sagat
21. Kage
22. E. Honda
23. Sakura
24. Nash
25. Rashid
26. Zangief
27. Blanka
28. Laura
29. Abigail
30. Guile
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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