I am a new player of sf, SFV will be my first street fighter. I have never had a console or pc to play it properly and now I have the PS4 I am going to start playing it. Although I have my playing time very restricted (uni+work) I like to play games very competitively (learn the basics and best practices and studying trying to improve my gameplay) so expect hours of training and learning/watching videos to have a depth understading of the character and matchups.
After this brief introduction, lets get into the question. Ive been looking for other threads similar in the forum and I havent found a proper answer so here it is:
Which character (in the initial 16) of SFV will be more suitable for a solid/defensive playstyle with huge punishments options? I don’t like suicide/rush play. Im looking for a patient gameplay that can desperate my rival (if playing better than him ofc) with a solid defense and also be able to read my oponents moves to punish them really hard. I really love agile characters . I also woul like it to be a mid-high tier (i know there is no proper tier until the game is released, but i guess more experienced players would have a basic idea of what chars are going to be slighly worse or bettter than the rest).
TL;DR: one of the 16 SFV chars, pref med-high tier, solid defense, high punishment options and agile.
If you need more info about my preferences feel free to ask.
Thank you all in advance.