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Poll results: Which characters could benefit the most from V-Shift's arrival in Street Fighter 5 Season 5?

Will the defenseless rise up?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 21, 2021 at 5:05 p.m. PST • Comments: 30

Update: The results are now in. Hit the jump to check out how our readers voted.

Earlier: Capcom has let fans and players know when they can expect to start playing Street Fighter 5's Season 5 update for themselves though there's still quite a bit left to figure out how it's all going to fit together now.

V-Shift is going to bring in a much-needed, new defensive option for everyone on the roster, but who is likely to benefit the most from its addition among them?

One obvious area of the cast would be those with already poor tools to get out of sticky situations whether that be lacking an invincible reversal, a three-frame normal, a bad V-Reversal or maybe all of the above.

There's a handful of options there that fit the bill like Nash and Alex though another category could potentially do even more with the invincible backdash — or at least use it more.

Most characters don't fully come alive until they activate V-Trigger, but there are some who can get by fine without the need to pop them, which means those fighters could burn more V-Gauge on the new mechanic than others.

We have a poll set up below to vote on which world warriors you feel can take potentially advantage of V-Shift the most though this is admittedly through the lens of the current state of the game and not the upcoming balance patch.

There's also a similar poll still running focusing on which fighters actually stand to lose the most from V-Shift set to the tune of Nightmare on Elm Street.

Which characters could benefit the most from V-Shift's inclusion?

1. Dhalsim: 38 votes / 7.8%
2. F.A.N.G: 26 votes / 5.3%
3. Abigail: 24 votes / 4.9%
4. Menat: 23 votes / 4.7%
5. Alex: 23 votes / 4.7%
6. Poison: 22 votes / 4.5%
7. Vega: 22 votes / 4.5%
8. Nash: 19 votes / 3.9%
9. Zangief: 19 votes / 3.9%
10. Ryu: 18 votes / 3.7%
11. Karin: 17 votes / 3.5%
12. G: 16 votes / 3.3%
13. Juri: 16 votes / 3.3%
14. Akuma: 15 votes / 3.1%
15. M. Bison: 14 votes / 2.9%
16. Zeku: 13 votes / 2.7%
17. Guile: 13 votes / 2.7%
18. Falke: 11 votes / 2.2%
19. Sagat: 11 votes / 2.2%
20. E. Honda: 10 votes / 2.0%
21. Chun-Li: 10 votes / 2.0%
22. Cammy: 10 votes / 2.0%
23. Gill: 9 votes / 1.8%
24. Balrog: 9 votes / 1.8%
25. Kolin: 9 votes / 1.8%
26. Rashid: 9 votes / 1.8%
27. Cody: 8 votes / 1.6%
28. Lucia: 7 votes / 1.4%
29. Seth: 7 votes / 1.4%
30. Birdie: 7 votes / 1.4%
31. Laura: 6 votes / 1.2%
32. Ed: 5 votes / 1.0%
33. Kage: 5 votes / 1.0%
34. Necalli: 4 votes / 0.8%
35. R. Mika: 4 votes / 0.8%
36. Urien: 4 votes / 0.8%
37. Sakura: 2 votes / 0.4%
38. Blanka: 2 votes / 0.4%
39. Ibuki: 2 votes / 0.4%
40. Ken: 1 votes / 0.2%

Total votes: 490


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