New Arcadia tier lists


#1

taken from the newest issue of tougeki damashi (spirits). covers all games in this year’s SBO.

don’t ask me reasoning for the tiers or anything, because:

  1. my japanese is pretty terrible, and i probably won’t do a very good job of translating what the magazine says, and:

  2. i’m lazy and don’t want to put in any additional effort

note: it’s probably best to assume that the characters within tiers are listed in no particular order

note 2: you should also keep in mind that a few of these games are really new, as evidenced by the new characters not appearing in the tekken list, and the bottom tier of kof xi being labelled as something along the lines of “still hard to tell/still learning”

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

A Class:
Kazuya
Law
Heihachi
Jack-5

B Class:
Asuka
Christie
Marduk
Nina
Julia
Yoshimitsu
Feng
Xiaoyu
Devil Jin
Paul

C Class:
Ganryu
Bryan
Steve
King
Raven
Anna
Wang
Lee
Lei

D Class:
Jin
Kuma/Panda
Baek
Hwoarang
Bruce
Roger

new characters aren’t included in the list

Hokuto No Ken

Top:
Toki
Thouther
Kenshiro

Mid:
Rei
Jagi
Yuda
Shin

Low:
Heart
Mamiya
Raoh

KOF XI

S Class:
Kula
Gatou

A Class:
Ozwald
Eiji
Jenet

B Class:
Ash
Kim
Kyo
Shen
Clark
Ralf

C Class:
Duck King
Benimaru
K’

D Class:
everybody else

(note: the book doesn’t exactly say “S Class” and the like here. the characters are grouped in a triangle, with an indication that the strongest characters are on top and the weakest are at the bottom. the groups are named things that i can only make educated guesses at)

Guilty Gear XX Slash

S Class:
Ky

A Class:
Sol
Faust
Testament
Potemkin
Anji

B Class:
A.B.A
Millia
Chipp
Baiken
Johnny
Jam
Axel
Slayer
Ino

C Class:
May
Eddie
Venom
Bridget

D Class:
Order Sol
Dizzy
Zappa
Robo Ky

SS Tenka

S Class:
Mina
Shizumaru
Amakusa
Iroha

A Class
Kazuki
Sougetsu
Cham Cham
umm…spear guy
Zan-something-ro
Haohmaru
Ukyo
Galford
Mizuki

B Class
Hanzo
Yumeji
Rasetsumaru
Enja
Genan
Rera
Sieger

C Class:
Suija
Nicotine
Sankuro
Basara
Andrew
ocha-something
Gaira

D-Class:
Rimururu
?souroku? (guy with the big tub)
Jubei
Yunfei
Tam Tam
Kyoushiro
Charlotte

E Class:
Genjuro
Yoshitora
Wang Fu
Kusaregedou
Earthquake
Nakoruru

NeoGeo Battle Colisseum

S Class:
Mr. Big

A Class:
Hotaru
Marco
Iori
Robert
Kim

B Class:
Mai
Lee
Haohmaru
Shiki
Kaede
Mizuchi
NEO-DIO

C-Class
Ai
Kyo
Terry
Moriya
Akari
Washizuka
Hanzou
Fuuma
Kisara
Cyber Woo
Shishioh

D-Class
K’
Shermie
Geese
Rock
Mr. Karate
Nakoruru
Genjuro
Asura
Mudman
Mars People

E-Class
Yuuki
Athena
Chonshu
Chonrei
Tung

Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned

Top-High:
Kage
Jacky

Top-low:
Pai
Aoi

Mid-High:
Lau
Sara

Mid-Low:
Akira
Wolf
Lion

Low-High:
Vanessa
Brad
Shun

Low-Low:
Jeffry
Gou
Leifei

Melty Blood: Act Cadenza

S Class:
Crazy Arcueid
Tohno Shiki

A Class:
Shion
Satsuki
Red Hair Akiha

B Class:
Arcueid
Warakia
Nero Chaos
Akiha
Kohaku & Hisui
Nanaya Shiki

C Class:
both new characters
Mecha Hisui
Ren
Ciel
Vampire Shion
Miyako
Kohaku
Hisui

D Class:
Neko Arc

Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
(note: this is an actual match-up chart, which i’m just going to list the characters by number of favorable matches. don’t ask me specifics! maybe somebody else is willing to scan the magazine or something)

  1. Yun
  2. Chun
  3. Ken
  4. Makoto
  5. Dudley
  6. Yang
  7. Gouki
    8-tie) Urien
    8-tie) Ryu
    10-tie) Oro
    10-tie) Ibuki
  8. Elena
  9. Necro
  10. Alex
  11. Remy
  12. Q
    17-tie) Hugo
    17-tie) Twelve
  13. Sean

#2

It’s settled. Sean is shit and Ky is WORST~~~~ !1;


#3

paging FINALSHOWDOWN to arcadia tier list thread


#4

I want to know on what basis Kenshiro gets to be top tier. Haven’t seen a single match where he even wins yet.


#5

Gwyrgyn Blood: You know it! The vids I had of him were him getting Fatal KO’d. =p


#6

Asuka got better? thats cool!


#7

Its all about that genei jin.


#8

Nothing to surprising until I saw this:

Oh…
My…
Car…

Ky the best and Eddie low mid?
SLASH, I MUST LIKE IT!!! :pray:


#9

Nah…everyoen just got worse that’s all. :slight_smile:


#10

Yeah, Anji and Ky high tier making NO sense.

And Sean…poor Sean.


#11

…What the hell? Lol.
That’s a fucked up list.
I’ve never seen anyone put Urien lower than spot 5, and Ibuki higher than Elena and Necro?
Yang higher than Oro?
Remy higher than Hugo?


#12

I’m LOLing at the 3S tiers, which are exactly the same as they were 3-4 years ago.

The rankings for Tenka and GGXX/ are all sorts of fucked up though. :expressionless:

And KoFXI and FOTN are definitely “works in progress” methinks, though I can see Souther being top (zoning from hell) and Raoh sniff and Heart being bottom (bigass targets).


#13

[LEFT]3S list looks okay to me Kyokuji :wonder:
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#14

lolol, did any of you guys read what buktooth said about the 3s charts? it’s not an actual tier list.


#15

it seems to me that urein is becoming more predictable in Japan (It seems like everyone down there can parry the unblockables) and necro has lost alot of steam in his stun game. I personally would rate urein higher but I guess they don’t. It also seems as if gouki and yang are new rising stars, and I’m not aware why twelve is so low (I’ve recently seen some sick jap twelves).


#16

all of the list seem spot on except for tekken…except for Kazuya…I have no friggin idea what to say to that list.


#17

Ky is the best character in XX/? Wow, hell must’ve frozen over or something, haha. Still, while I haven’t really been following the changes too closely, I’m surprised (and glad) to see that Sol is still A Class even without his Dust Loop.


#18

lol i already read this… That is if this is the same thing that was posted on a japanese bbs, basicly what was in it, it said ky had average firepower(i assume this means overpowering the guy or something I dunno my japanese is horrible), average throw stuff, easy good gaurd meter stuff, and a weak defence. But in the end at this point he was the most practical character in the game right now…

didnt really seem to say he was like BETTER then everyone… More so seemed to say he waslike easier to use and stuff… Of course that is if what was said on the boards is what is in this arcaida… I read it awhile ago so maybe its something different. It said some other stuff to but to many big words so I didnt read it lol. Had some stuff about the editors and stuff of the magazine that kinda crap but to much to get through.

So yea I dunno if that arcaida thing is what I saw posted, then I wouldnt really take this as a whos the best list more so whos easier to use right now not sure how to explain. But come on anji high tier plz he looks ass in slash just like he does in every game. Id be very suprised if he was anything better then mid tier was the game settles down.


#19

Chonrei E-Rank!? That’s bullshit.


#20

haha i might be a newb but yang higher than urien? lol