Hi guys, so while it’s only my first post on this amazing forum with a very constructive community, being 31 years old I started with SF2 back in 91 (so long ago…).
Nevertheless, I purchased KI on the windows store for 23 bucks during a sale around two weeks ago.
After having managed to beat a couple of Killer Ranks and being placed at the master league (top gold), I tried to learn every character through the incredible lab / ki.infil website, watched tons of 3.7 version matches (thanks to the amazing XxiBassixX YouTube channel).
Simply put, I got so much addicted to the game that I played it 10-16 hours a day for the last two weeks.
Enough talking about me, Here’s what I think the tier list could look like:
A+ Top Tier:
Fulgore (no need for shadow moves when you are so dominant at close/ zoning range with pip cancelling, which are unmatched by any other character)
Glacius (Terrific damage on all buttons, Ice Lance is now unpunishable at -4, top tier zoner, surprisingly strong close range, his difficult match-up with midrange monsters like Jago and his shadow wind kick - mid wind kick got nerfed to oblivion)
Thunder (damage/ close range mix-up and tick throw monster, his instinct allowing for so many cancel is one of the best in the game)
ARIA (World champion babe!)
A High Tier
Spinal (the more skull you have the scarier Spinal mix-up is, not as high as top tier because extremely weak when defending)
Gargos (the minions and zoning are extremely tough to contest)
B+ Above Average Tier
Tusk (damage, good normals)
Cinder (air, rushdown)
Rash (hitbox, rushdown)
B Average Tier
Rest of the cast
C Below Average Tier
Kim Wu (no range moves, hopeless at far/mid range, shutdown by zoner)
Arbiter (low damage, no stellar mix-up, unspectacular zoner)
Sadira (contested air by orchid, horrible on ground, low damage, average normals).
This is my personal opinion about the 3.7 patch, also realize the game is the most balanced fighting game ever and a top tier doesn’t dominate.
Am I wrong? Discuss!