Street Fighter 6 has been out for a few months, giving players plenty of time to see which characters are worth choosing and who to skip. Here are the best Street Fighter 6 characters, in no particular order, that will give you win after win, no matter who you are playing.
Starting with one of the most popular choices for single-players or an online game, Cammy may not be as overpowered as she once was, but she is still easily one of the strongest characters in the game. While there has always been talk that her damage output is too low, pros and casual players have seen past this; thanks to her wide move-set and versatility, she is also one of the best characters to choose for beginner SF players.
Ryu being one of the best characters is controversial to some, but his versatility and easy-to-learn skill set make him one of the best choices for new players or someone looking for a great, well-rounded character. He doesn’t stand out compared to others on this list, but with strong ranged attacks and excellent close-quarters abilities, he’s a solid choice for almost any type of player.
JP is one of those characters that you either love or hate. He is challenging to master, but once you know what you are doing, you will either beat your opponent to a pulp or make them rage quit before JP gets the chance. He is one of the most dominant characters on the pro scene thanks to his incredible ranged attacks and abilities that force opponents to change their play style almost on a second-by-second basis; you will love to play as him but hate to be against him.
Arguably the best character in the game, Ken has been a fan favorite for many years now. His versatile and varied skill set, matched with immense power, makes him a strong choice for pros and beginners. There is nothing he can’t do, and he seemingly has a response to almost any attack you face. Many were unclear who would be stronger between Ken and Luke, but pro play and tournament results have shown that Ken has potentially won the debate.
Speaking of Luke, he is either the best or second-best character in the game, depending on who you ask. From small abilities like moving his Hurtbox with each punch to his mindblowing level 1 Super Art, Luke has it all. Although a fight against characters like Ken and JP would be tough, you can still win, with other characters in the game almost being cannon fodder when they come up against this mighty Shoto.
As one of the best zones in the game, Guile has been a great choice for SF players since his introduction. While he now has to compete with JP for the Zoner King title, that doesn’t mean he’s less dominant. Guile is also one of the strongest defensive characters, and when you combine this with his controlling strength, you have a character that won’t take many hits but will send out a ton of damage.
Juri is not as close to the top as other flighters due to her slight weakness against characters such as Ken and Blanka. However, she is one of the best offensive choices, with her damage output being amongst the strongest characters in the game. She is a very versatile character, and while you may struggle against the big guns, you will wipe the floor with almost everyone else.
Chun-Li is tough to master as her best offense requires the most mechanical skill, meaning many players tend to move to a character that is easier to learn. However, with pro player Haitani going on a 72-win streak in ranked play with Chun-Li, it shows that there is a big chance that taking the time to learn how to use her properly will pay off in the long run.
While he isn’t near the top of the list, there is a chance that Rashid could one day be one of the Top five best in the game. He has an almost unrivaled selection of movement abilities, and his projectile variations make him surprisingly versatile. He is a character that you can mold into your playstyle, and while some of his combos just don’t pack the punch you need, being able to get out of danger and reset can help you offset this weakness.
Marissa is another controversial choice as she has potent offense and armor, but her simple playstyle and move set may make her easier to read as time goes on. However, those climbing the ladder in ranked play will have much success using her. While pros have shown that this isn’t a weakness that can easily be taken advantage of, time and more tournament play will tell us if Marissa deserves to be higher on the list or lower.
Street Fighter 6 has many powerful characters that will help you win matches against your friends in ranked play and at tournaments. No matter your skill level, you will find success using some of these giants of the game.