I think the characters that got the most significant buffs are Cody, Guy, Blanka, El Fuerte, Gouken, Evil Ryu, Dan, Dee Jay, Gen, Hakan and Juri.
The majority of the rest of the cast got slight/moderate buffs and fixes. Some slight dmg or stun or move property changes.
Some of the cast stayed practically the same, like Sagat and Cammy.
A few of the cast had more on the nerf side than buff side, like Viper’s Ultra and thunder knuckle dmg nerf (but at least the ultra is easier to connect).
And then the noticeable nerfs were for Fei, Yun, Yang, Akuma, and Makoto for some reason.
Overall I don’t see this next version as having a character that will significantly dominate. I’m not completely sure who will be garbage tier either (even Dan for that matter). I think fei is still gonna be high tier. I have no clue about the twins.
I won’t say to much more since I’m just bs’ing. My prediction for the top tier character… The dark horse… EVIL RYU!!! His health buff coupled with his other buffs to his tools will make him one scary fella. And I would be fine with him being top tier. I don’t consider him a cheap top tier character.
So what are your guys predictions?