The Marvel vs. Capcom series is known for being one of the most popular fighting games among gamers, and with so many people playing it online and offline, there are a lot of questions about what tier list to follow. We understand that this can be overwhelming for new players, which is why we have created an ultimate mvci tier list ranking all characters in order from worst to best!
The worst tier is the one with characters that cannot really do anything against a skilled player, and are generally outclassed by everybody else. This includes Spider-Man (MvC:I) and Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers), who have very few moves that can be used in competitive play. The next tier up has characters that can still win some games if they’re played well enough, but aren’t as good overall as the ones ranked higher than them on this list like Wolverine or Dante. These include Sentinel from MvC:I and Felicia from Darkstalkers. Next come those which we consider to be average; these are fighters that don’t excel at any aspect of the game, but are still capable competitors. Characters in this tier include Spider-Man (Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom) and Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers.
The best tier on this list is reserved for fighters that excel at every aspect of the game; these characters can win a match easily against any opponent because they have so many tools to work with. The top spot goes to Ryu, who has an incredible air dash attack and damage output coupled with fast mobility and projectile attacks. Coming close behind him in second place is Wolverine, whose quick combos allow him to dismantle opponents quickly while also having one of the most useful hyper combo moves out there: Berserker Barrage! Dante rounds off third after being bumped down by his nerf just recently.
The second tier consists of fighters that are good at one or two things, and not much else. The notable members here include Ghost Rider, who has a very strong move in his Penance Stare hyper combo as well as being able to dish out heavy damage with the right combos; and Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers, whose quick mobility allows her to get close easily while also weaving in projectile attacks for extra pressure on opponents. These characters may be lacking some aspects but can still put up a fight against anyone due to their strengths more than making up for it.
Third tier is where we find the rest of Ryu’s castmates: Ken Masters becomes an average character when played incorrectly because of his focus on rushing down opponents with quick punches and kicks; Chun-Li has a projectile that can zone an opponent out, but her zoning is not as good as some of the other characters’; Akuma’s mixup game is very strong due to having both high damage combos in addition to being able to use EX moves which are powered up versions of normal special attacks.
The fourth tier consists mainly of older Street Fighter II fighters – Blanka, Guile, Zangief – who have average speed and power but benefit from their simplicity in design since they lack many complicated inputs for moves or combinations. There are also Dan Hibiki from Street Fighter Alpha series who has a homing dash move similar to Morrigan’s teleport that makes him a more difficult matchup for slower characters, and Dhalsim who has a long range projectile that lets him zone opponents out.
Tier four is the last tier before jumping into high-tier matches where both players start to have very powerful movesets at their disposal. The lower tiers are seen as easier since they consist of less nuanced design but this can also be said about mid-tier gameplay which may be due to balancing changes in later iterations of Street Fighter games over time or lack thereof when it comes to new titles coming out from Capcom themselves. Tier five consists mainly of newer fighters – Laura from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition; Necalli – with quick punches and kicks that allow them to easily fight against other low tiered players by using dash mixups and pressure.
The tier list is separated into five tiers, with the higher number indicating a stronger character. The characters in each tier are listed as follows:
Tier one consists of “high level competitive” fighters such as Ryu, Ken and Chun Li who have tried and true movesets that can be used to defeat any opponent when mastered. – Tier two includes popular “top mid-tier” fighters like Akuma from Street Fighter III; Rashid from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition; Guile from Street Fighter II or other classic fighting game series such as Virtua Fighter which has played an important role in the evolution of mvci gameplay since it’s first release on arcades back in 1993.