Tekken 7 - Best Characters by Player's Choice

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Elizbar Ramazashvili
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Tekken 7 - Best Characters by Player's Choice
We have reviewed two latest seasons of Tekken 7 for building up this list of best Tekken 7 characters on PC

Tekken 7 has been out for years already, and with a roster of over 50 fighters, people found their favorites. While character power level could be a driving force behind the rising or dwindling pick rates, players mostly tend to stick with familiar faces.

A couple of months ago, a Reddit user Olba compiled the available information, and the results they got were fascinating. You can find the character popularity table below.

Top Characters

Unsurprisingly, the top spot is held by the all-American badass Paul Phoenix. There’s just something about his gameplay that’s incredibly satisfying. Whether it’s the meaty punches, the ability to cheese and knock half the lifebar away, or the all-around powerhouse nature, he doesn’t seem like giving up his spot in the foreseeable future.

The following two spots also remain unchanged. Kazuya is still the favorite Mishima representative among the players, and mad psychopath Bryan doesn’t give his place up after taking it from Armor King last year.

In fourth place, we have the newcomer, the towering Fahkumram. The developers were correct in their assumption that giving the community a traditional Muay Thai practitioner from Thailand would be a success.

The final member of the Top 5 is Leroy, who overtook Armor King. He’s still on the upswing ever since his release, slowly but steadily creeping up the rankings.

The one still losing positions and bleeding his popularity is Armor King. He was around the third place last year and is already down to sixth this time around. However, the latest round of buffs could have brought his audience around, so there’s a chance he’ll be higher in the following ranking.

The next four places are occupied by the usual suspects – Dragunov, Devil Jin, Jin, and King. They’re loved by approximately the same amount of people, so they’re constantly interchanging their positions.

Bottom Characters

One of the more surprising characters to dwell at the bottom of this list is the one that draws the most of the community’s ire – Akuma. It can be surmised that not many are even willing to pick him, even though he’s incredibly powerful when mastered and played to perfection.

Along with Akuma, there’s another 2D character at the bottom of this list – Eliza. She’s cute as a button, but Tekken players just really prefer 3D.

On the other hand, it isn’t surprising to see Kuma and Panda at the very bottom. This probably doesn’t need a long explanation – they’re just not very good and aren’t as interesting as many other fighters.

Along with them, the two relative newcomers to Tekken 7, Zafina and Ganryu, are also very low. While it’s somewhat understandable with the Japanese rikishi, Zafina being this far down is surprising. This, however, will probably change somewhat, as she’s very powerful and also prominent on the pro-scene.

Let’s take a look at the entire character list. A small note: this ranking shows data prior to Lidia Sobieska’s release.

Top 50 Tekken Characters

#
Character S3 Place Post-S3 Place S4 Place Change
1 Paul 1 1 1 0
2 Kazuya 2 2 2 0
3 Bryan 3 3 3 0
4 Fahkumram - 8 4 +4
5 Leroy 7 5 5 0
6 Armor King 4 4 6 -2
7 Dragunov 5 6 7 -1
8 Devil Jin 9 9 8 +1
9 Jin 6 7 9 -2
10 King 8 10 10 0
11
Hwoarang
13 11 11
0
12
Negan
16 15 12
+3
13
Heihachi
10 12 13
-1
14
Steve
18 17 14
+3
15
Kazumi
11 13 15
-2
16
Law
12 14 16
-2
17
Lars
19 19 17
+2
18
Claudio
14 16 18
-2
19
Josie
15 18 19
-1
20
Noctis
17 20 20
0
21
Miguel
22 22 21
+1
22
Shaheen
20 21 22
-1
23
Marduk
33 30 23
+7
24
Asuka
21 23 24
-1
25
Julia
37 32 25
+7
26
Feng
27 28 26
+2
27
Lili
25 24 27
-3
28
Lee
30 29 28
+1
29
Jack-7
26 27 29
-2
30
Alisa
24 26 30
-4
31
Katarina
23 25 31
-6
32
Kunimitsu
- - 32
0
33
Gigas
31 35 33
+2
34
Bob
35 37 34
+3
35
Geese
32 34 35
-1
36
Leo
28 33 36
-3
37
Lucky Chloe
29 31 37
-6
38
Yoshimitsu
34 36 38
-2
39
Xiaoyu
36 38 39
-1
40
Nina
40 40 40
0
41
Eddy
38 39 41
-2
42
Anna
44 44 42
+2
43
Lei
42 41 43
-2
44
Master Raven
41 43 44
-1
45
Akuma
39 42 45
-3
46
Kuma
43 45 46
-1
47
Eliza
45 46 47
-1
48
Zafina
47 48 48
0
49
Panda
46 47 49
-2
50
Ganryu
48 49 50
-1
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