The King of Fighters 15 finds itself in a bit of an interesting situation with many of its 40+ characters being pretty strong, but there’s a handful who stand head and shoulders above the rest, which should be changing in just a matter of weeks.
To cement his final thoughts on the game’s launch balance, longtime fighting game pro Alioune has released one last KOF15 tier list before the incoming update drops.
While it’ll likely come as no surprise to see Vanessa, Ralf and Terry right up there at the top of S+ rank, there is interestingly one DLC member of Team Garou standing at the peak too.
That would of course be the one and only Gato, whom Alioune previously rated as one of the top 3 best point characters in KOF15, but Rock Howard isn’t a slouch either, considering he’s just a few rows down in the A+ category.
B. Jenet apparently isn’t living up to her teammates in the player’s eyes since he placed the sailing queen down towards the bottom.
According to Alioune, characters that he ranks as at least B+ tier are currently tournament viable while those below C have some significant issues that need ironed out.
Compared to his last tier list from a month ago, the competitor now sees fighters like Shun’ei, Yashiro and Ramon in an even weaker light, but Kukri, Dolores and others are looking a bit better.
Unfortunately, Omega Rugal does not appear to be included in this tier list, so we don’t really know what the competitor thinks about the returning boss’ viability just yet.
We won’t have to wait too much longer to see how the game is going to change with SNK promising that KOF15’s first balance patch will drop sometime in May alongside the Team South Town DLC, which apparently focuses mostly on buffing characters in need.
You can check out Alioune’s last pre-patch tier list for KOF15 below.
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Source: Culled From Event Hubs.