Tekken 7 Tier List: Best to Worst [2020]

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Tekken 7 tier list
Tekken 7 tier list

It’s been more than 5 years since the release of Tekken 7 & its fandom is nowhere near dying out. Bandai Namco Entertainment developed & published the fighting game exclusively for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

And just like me, if you’re a big fan of the game, this post is for you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of popular in-game characters. These best players will be selected from 6 pre-existing Tekken 7 tiers. Before I show you the complete list, let me explain how it is decided.

How is Tekken 7 Tier List Decided?

I bet many of you would be wondering what these tiers mean & how these Tekken 7 tiers are used to find the most powerful characters.

The list is compiled by Tekken 7 pro players who test each character individually & rank them as per their experiences with each character.

But remember, the tier list may vary from player to player. For instance, I’ve won XX games out of 100 games with a particular character & another pro player has a different win record. So, based on the different experiences, one’s tier may differ from the other.

Tekken 7 Tier List of Characters

The below mention rankings are solely from the best Tekken 7 players from all over the world. So, don’t get disappointed if your favorite character isn’t included in the list. You can check the list of any other Tekken 7 pro players.

Tekken 7 tier system is characterized in 7 tiers. The S-Tier is considered as best & F-Tier is considered the weakest character.

  • S-Tier: Paul, Devil Ring
  • A-Tier: Marshall Law, King, Bryan, Kazuya
  • B-Tier: Heihachi, Hwoarang, Xiaoyu, Dragunov, Feng, Bob, Kazumi, Akuma, Nina
  • C-Tier: Steve, Leo, Alisa, Lars, Shaheen, Jin, Lili, Yoshimitsu, Claudio
  • D-Tier: Jack7, Josie
  • F-Tier: Asuka, Lucky, Gigas

Paul Phoenix & Devil Ring are the two characters who consistently rank at the top tiers for almost every pro player. So, they’re right there in the S-Tier.

6 Best Fighters from Each Tekken 7 Tier List

The above-mentioned tier list has a total of 25 characters. And now, going ahead, I’ll list the best Tekken 7 character from each tier.

Paul Phoenix

Out of all the Tekken 7 characters, Paul has been there since the beginning. His popularity isn’t hidden from anyone. In fact, if you look around previous versions of the Tekken video game, you’ll find him there with the rest of the characters.

His fighting style combines Karate, baji Quan and judo. Over time, he kept changing his style, which helped him become the powerhouse he is today. Now, with certain move sets, he can easily leave the opponent dead.

King

King is our own mask-wearing wrestler. He has some key moves which can be quite deadly for your player. If you ever play Tekken 7, keep in mind to stay away from King, or else your character will be up for some dangerous thrashing.

Since the inception of the Tekken video game series, there have been 2 characters to carry forward the name – King. Both the time, a numerical value is added to luchadores name as King I and King II.

Those of you who don’t know luchadores are originally from Mexico who supports orphans from all over the world. Today because of his unique appearances & trademark “Point,” he’s considered the most recognizable character in the fighting games genre.

Akuma

When Tekken 7 was released in 2015, Akuma was introduced as the newest character in the collection. Last year in 2019, along with Yuta “Chikurin,” he became the joint winner of Tekken World Tour Finals 2019. I agree at first sight; he doesn’t look that much intimidating. But don’t go by the looks. Try to use this character at least once, and you’ll never be disappointed.

In the beginning, he does feel a bit sluggish, but once you get used to its ability, you can easily neutralize opposite characters with his big combos in the game.

Steve Fox

Despite some specific problems, Steve Fox is the best character out of the C-Tier. He made his first appearance in Tekken 4 and since then has appeared in all the succeeding games. Steve Fox is a young boxer who was adopted at a very young age. The strange thing to note about him is that no one knows about his origins. It’s a mystery in the Tekken universe.

That’s what in every version of Tekken video game, he trie his best to reveal the mystery surrounding his origins, a scar on his arm, revenge against those responsible for his condition & vice versa.

Josie

Josie Rizal is yet another character introduced as a playable character in Tekken 7. She made her first appearance as part of the four fighters (Devil Jin, Jin Kazama, and Gigas). She’s the only character whose in-game character models were leaked in March 2015.

As for her fighting style, she uses Eskrima-based Kickboxing. Eskrima style combat majorly features weapon-based combat that generally involves knives and sticks. Josie uses the unarmed variant of the style that focuses more on defensive techniques, grappling, and weapon disarming than the more offensive armed variant.

Asuka Kazama

Asuka Kazama is in the last Tekken 7 tier list. Her character was first introduced in Tekken 5, and since then, she has returned in all the succeeding series.

When Asuka was the newest character in the Tekken Universe, everyone assumed her to be the niece of Jun Kazama and Jin Kazama. However, Katsuhiro Harada claimed that their relationship is far more complicated than visible on the surface.

Frequently Asked Questions | Tekken 7 Tier List

Q: Who is the easiest character in Tekken 7?

A: For me, Josie is the easiest character in all of the Tekken 7 video games.

Q: Who is the hardest/sstrongest character in Tekken 7? 

A: No doubt, it’s Akuma.

Q: Is Tekken 7 hard to learn?

A: No, Tekken 7 isn’t that hard to learn. However, it would be best if you had hours of experience to learn punishers, combos & understand pacing, timing & strategy.

Conclusion:

Even though I had added 25 characters in the Tekken 7 tier list, I could briefly explain only 6 of them. Don’t be disheartened. If the remaining characters overcome their weaknesses, I would be more than happy to include them in this list.

That’s all for now. Out of all the characters mentioned above which one’s your favorite? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section given below.

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