Tekken 7 has been around for years, more precisely, it has been around since 2015 on consoles and 2017 on PC. During that time, the game has gone through several changes, including buffs and nerfs, new fighters, and new mechanics. With its pedigree, it’s rightfully considered one of the most competitive fighting games out there, and there are plenty of tournaments around the world to prove it, like EVO and World Tour to name just a few. With all that in mind, it’s no wonder serious gamers are looking for who are the best and most OP to play. These have changed over the years, with the community finding strengths and weaknesses in the most unlikely places. At higher tiers, things as simple as a single frame glitch that normal players can’t even see can propel a fighter from tier B to tier S for those players. But to keep things more solid, we’ve put together a more balanced tier list, designed for the average Tekken 7 enthusiast.
These are the top tier fighters who pose a difficult obstacle for anyone on the other side. They have proven difficult to deal with due to atypical fighting game designs, special cancel moves, EX attacks, combo potential, and tricky frames and hitboxes. It is notable that three of these are ‘guest’ characters.
All of these characters are exceptional and will give you a good chance of winning. Most of them benefit from good mechanics that they can take advantage of against their opponents and are generally considered to be solid and consistent picks.
- jin devil
These fighters are solid picks, but they will only excel in the hands of specialists who have learned them inside and out and beyond. On average, they tend to be predictable or have flaws that make them easily countered by better players. They generally stand a chance against higher levels, but that relies on some special move or trick that is unlikely to succeed too often.
These characters are best described as “casual” in terms of viability. They can be fun or at least interesting from time to time, but in a competitive online environment, they are a liability. Unfortunately, it’s an uphill battle to use one of these in a serious Tekken match.
- armor king
- master raven
- little girl
These are the weakest characters in the game, in need of a rebalance or redesign. They are almost frustrating to play with and they won’t produce any results outside of the most casual of casual matches.
- lucky chloe