SFV Tier List – Street Fighter V (September 2021)

SFV Tier List

Without a doubt, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition May 2021 patch has changed up the game’s meta in more ways than one — which is why we are all in need of an SFV Tier List such as this one. 

Last updated: September 2021

No other competitive fighting game shaped a generation like Street Fighter. What started as an arcade game developed by Capcom and released in 1987 is now the highest-grossing fighting game media franchise of all time! It influenced MMA combat sports, has been referenced in hip hop music, and gave birth to sound effects that are being widely used up to this day. Available on PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, and mobile, Street Fighter continues to influence the fighting game community in more ways than one.

Not only does it take center stage in Almost competitive tournaments worldwide, it even has its own league, the Street Fighter League. It is a 3-on-3 Team Battle series featuring Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. Over 16 weeks, six pro teams will go head-to-head to get a chance to win the huge prize pool worth seven million yen or around 67,000 USD. Amazing, right?

With the May 2021 patch that revolutionized the game’s mechanics and the upcoming summer update that will bring new and exciting characters this month, choosing a fighter becomes more tricky for the fans of the famous Japanese fighting game. But, there is no reason for avid fans like you to worry because we’ve got you covered.  

Here’s our comprehensive SFV Tier List for you to check out!

SFV TIER LIST

There will be six categories: S, A, B, C, D, and E. Those in the S-Tier are the best ones to use in the current meta. They are exceptional characters with excellent move sets and can be played by both aggressive and casual gamers. A-Tier characters have advantages in most fights and usually enjoy great success due to their highly diverse toolkit. 

Perfect for certain playstyles, B-Tier are above average characters that have very prominent weaknesses. They may struggle in some matches but C-Tier fighters can still succeed with a good amount of training. D-Tiers are typically the ones that require a few more buffs in the current meta. For this reason, gamers are usually advised to stay away from them. E-Tier characters are the ones you shouldn’t even think about considering. That’s because they are considered as the worst fighters in the current meta, so much so that newbies can beat them up. 

S-Tier
  • Abigail
  • Akuma
  • Cammy
  • Guile
  • Ibuki
  • Karin
  • M. Bison
  • Rashid
  • Seth
  • Urien
A-Tier
  • Balrog
  • Chun Li
  • Dhalsim
  • G
  • Zangief
  • Zeku
B-Tier
  • Birdie
  • Kage
  • Kolin
  • Menat
  • Poison
  • Sagat
C-Tier
  • Cody
  • E. Honda
  • Ed
  • F.A.N.G
  • Falke
  • Juri
  • Laura
  • Lucia
  • Necalli
  • Sakura
D-Tier
  • Alex
  • Dan
  • Gill
  • Ken
  • R. Mika
  • Rose
  • Ryu
E-Tier
  • Blanka
  • Lucia
  • Nash
  • Vega

SFV TIER LIST: PICKING YOUR FIGHTER!

Aside from our SFV Tier List, to win, some of the other things that can help you pick your fighter are the character’s natural toolkit, matchup profile, and performance in the professional scene. A character’s natural toolkit refers to frame counts, V-skills, move set, triggers and hitbox. On the other hand, their matchup profile lists the characters who go against them well in match—the more fighters in your pick’s matchup profile, the better. A character’s performance in the professional scene is derived from its success in actual esports events and tournaments. 

Conclusion

As one of the oldest video games in existence, Street Fighter continues to stay relevant and become a cultural thing that stays in the consciousness of everyone. The perfect mix of competition, individualism, and bravado that it embodies and spreads can easily make one addicted to it. 

Avid supporters’ hearts are bursting with excitement because of the announced in-depth info about Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Summer Update 2021. Earlier this month, Capcom shared that the wandering hermit, Oro, will be back. There will also be new characters who will join SFV’s already action-packed rosters, such as Akira Kazama and Luke. 

With highly anticipated updates that require guides such as our SFV Tier List, we are sure as hell that Street Fighter will be able to transcend time and live on for as long as time itself. It will always and forever be a cornerstone for the fighting game community and the one and only fighting game other titles like Skullgirls would surely dream of becoming.

So, I hope our tier list and tips help you win that $67 000 prize pool!


About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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