Dhalsim is the hardest to master?



I have read some threads and I gathered the general consensus is the hardest characters are in this order:

  1. Viper
  2. Gen
  3. Elf
  4. Hakan
  5. Dhalsim

But I would make a case that Dhalsim is the hardest to master for the following reasons:

  1. The way he wins is mainly from zoning (hard to do in this game), and making correct reads 20x more than the oppenent

  2. He has two sets of moves like Gen.

  3. unorthodox fighting style

  4. Execution. I think beginners have a lot of trouble with his bnb cancel into lp.flame and the IAT bnb which are crucial to his game but take a while to get 100%

What I am saying is that he is the hardest to use for a beginner. Has the highest learning curve to get to intermediate. And at high levels he remains the hardest to use. What do you fellows think? am I wrong in my assessment?


Why do you wanna discuss this?


I don’t mind discussing it, I’m so bored haha.

I have only mained Dhalsim and this is my first and only serious fighting game.

I don’t know what you mean having two sets of attacks, he has lots of normals if that’s what you mean. And b.mk xx lp flame gave me hell. I get do it pretty well in training and against easiest computer in training, but I have trouble executing it online off IATs and b.mk xx lp flame xx inferno is giving me hell!


I’m with hagen. hard is all in your head. Something hard can be easy for someone else and vice versa. Find your character and play it.