Who are the best Tekken 7 characters?

Welcome to our Tekken 7 character overview! If you plan on winning your next online tournament, learn who's best from the Tekken 7 character tier list. Choose the strongest one in this arcade fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco. 

  1. #1

    Devil Jin

    Devil Jin is a character who debuted in Tekken 3, although he only became a fully playable character in Tekken 5. He is the demon form of Jin Kazama after being metamorphosed by the Devil Gene, becoming crazed, aggressive, even cannibalistic. Jin is also related to Asuka as Asuka Kazama is Jin Kazama's half-sister (same mother, but different fathers). Another interesting relationship is with Lars Alexandersson, the main protagonist in Tekken 7: Jin Kazama is actually Lars' half-nephew.

    • Gerald ReedWritten on April 16, 2019
      "No doubt the Tekken 7's best character. High execution, sure. But good rewards once you get used to his movelist. Plenty of safe options, panic options to escape pressure, good RD, and that god-annoying hellsweep which can make enemies second guess themselves when trying to read blocks. If you've got good execution and a mastery for the Mishima, then make sure you give DVJ a try."
  2. #2

    Steve Fox

    Steve Fox is a character in the Tekken series who debuted in Tekken 4. He was adopted at a young age and his origin is a mystery. He becomes a boxer later on. Steve's main goal in the game is to solve the mystery of his past, including the scar on his arm. 

    • Rogelio SaucedoWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Pretty hard to get used to Steve's basics especially if you got used to characters who use all 4 limbs to attack lol. His kicks have been replaced with weaves, basically roided up sidesteps that also avoid highs. he was basically on the A rankings on the T7 2018 tier list, but after the season 2 changes, plenty of YTers have been considering bumping him up to S++ due to his buffs and that new rage drive he's been given. Like legit, from the worst RD in the game in S1 to the best in S2. His lows suck tho, with the exception of db 3,2, which has no range"
  3. #3


    Hwoarang is a fictional character in the Tekken video game series. He first appeared in Tekken 3 and hails from South Korea. Hwoarang is the taekwondo student of Baek Doo San and Jin Kazama is his arch nemesis. His primary attack stance is the Flamingo Stance.

    • Huang DongWritten on April 16, 2019
      "This T7 character has dangerous kicks and can deal serious damage with his speed. hes fun to use, but i find myself struggling against high ranks whenever i use him. I probably need to improve, but according to sites like reddit hes one of the best tekken 7 characters to use if youre a beginner?"


Did you know that despite Tekken being widely known as a 3D game, the ability to sidestep in the background and foreground were only added in Tekken 2? While many fans of the franchise see Tekken 7 as a pretty balanced, polished and varying game, that goal wasn't achieved without a few road bumps along the way. Since the release of the initial Tekken, which only started out with a mere total of 8 starting characters and 10 unlockables, the series has undoubtedly progressed and was considered to be the best-selling franchise in history within the fighting game genre with more than 40 total playable characters overall.

Tekken 7 itself features 6 DLC characters, some of which are returning characters, while the rest are from other TV shows and fighting games. It wouldn't even be a surprise if developers added the strongest Kengan Ashura characters in the game. After all, the anime is very much like Tekken. Though the game's character roster isn't the largest in the entire franchise, fans have given praise to the variety it offers, along with the improvements made from previous releases, as well as the new game mechanics added into it, like Rage Drives and Rage Arts, to name a few. Due to the constant updates that Tekken 7 has received, as well as balance fixes and new contents being added into the game, it comes without a doubt that Tekken will continue to grow in popularity.

  1. #4

    Paul Phoenix

    Paul Phoenix is a character that has appeared in all the games in the Tekken series since its debut. He is impetuous and determined to win the King of Iron Fist Tournament to prove that he's the best fighter in the world, although he has never succeeded.

    • Ralph BerryWritten on April 16, 2019
      "might be the tekken series' clown character and many see him as a char that only braindead stoners use, but if you know what ur doing, you can do some serious damage with him. His powerful deathfist and unseeable low"
  2. #5

    Bryan Fury

    Bryan Fury is a character in the Tekken series. He has been in the game franchise since debuting in Tekken 3. A megalomaniacal kickboxer, he used to be an Interpol officer who got killed in a shoot-out, then brought back to life by a mad scientist named Dr. Abel. 

    • Wei ZhangWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Slow attacks, but powerful hits and good wall carry. He's hard to use but once you get to learn how he works he's one of the best Tekken 7 characters in the game. Good for newbies aswell."
  3. #6

    Heihachi Mishima

    Heihachi Mishima is among the central characters in the Tekken franchise. He is the father of Kazuya Mishima and Lars Alexandersson, and the grandfather of Jin Kazama. The character debuted in the very first Tekken game.

    • Guo HuWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Most crazily aggro of all the mishima players. Always on rushdown mode and never really gives you time to breathe. If you know how to use him well, youre guaranteed to have a good time in T7. Probs not the best mishima or tekken 7 characters, but hes one of the high tier characters thatll give you guaranteed wins."
  4. #7

    Kazuya Mishima

    Kazuya Mishima was featured as a protagonist in the first Tekken game. The son of Heihachi Mishima, he seeks revenge after his father flung him from a cliff years ago. Kazuya possesses the Devil Gene, a mutation that enables him to transform into a demon.

    • Yan FuWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Not the best, but he's up there. No useful pokes and probably one of the worst (?) hellsweeps in all of the mishima cast. Still tho, its fun to use him. His "DORYA!" is fun to execute."
  5. #8

    Marshall Law

    Marshall Law, or simply Law, is a character from the Tekken franchise. He debuted in the original Tekken game where he was a restauranteur who wanted to open his own martial arts school by winning the prize money of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. 

    • Ronald KennedyWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Yeeeeaaaaaaaaahhh, I dont rlly like this character. I dont play him but Ive never seen someone whos acc good with him, not even in online. Most of the online law players are spammers, play on 3 bars, do a panic dragon tail, and ki charge a lot when he wins. Oh, and law players also send a lot of hatemail lol 🙊"
  6. #9


    King is the name of two characters in the Tekken series. They were based on the Japanese wrestler Satoru Sayama and the Mexican Catholic priest turned wrestler Fray Tormenta, who changed profession to fund a local orphanage. King always wears a jaguar mask. 

    • William MorenoWritten on April 16, 2019
      "if you cant do do chain throws then give up on king lol. him winning relies entirely on throws and grab enders. no use playing as a wrestler when you cant do grabs xD"
  7. #10


    Akuma is a guest character who appears only in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, and is also one of the villains in Street Fighter and UDON Comics. He is a renowned Ansatsuken fighter, which means all his combos are intended to kill immediately. 

    • Michael MunozWritten on April 16, 2019
      "Thought he was boring at first since he IS from a 2D game, but I realized he's pretty cool to use. Not the best character in Tekken 7 and most DEFINITELY NOT for beginners. Might be good for SF gamers who are trying Tekken out, who knows."

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Best Who are the best Tekken 7 characters
1Devil JinCharacters 19 Paid
2Steve FoxCharacters 12 Paid
3HwoarangCharacters 8 Paid
4Paul PhoenixCharacters 5 Paid
5Bryan FuryCharacters 4 Paid
6Heihachi MishimaCharacters 3 Paid
7Kazuya MishimaCharacters 2 Paid
8Marshall LawCharacters 2 Paid
9KingCharacters 1 Paid
10AkumaCharacters -1 Paid

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