How to play Chun-Li in Street Fighter 6: Moves, combos & backstory
Do you want to learn to play Chun-Li in Street Fighter 6? Street Fighter 6 has a roster of new and returning fighters, each with their own moves, strategies, and stories. Chun-Li is one of the game's classic characters, with a new look and some new moves. This legendary warrior is back for more, so let's take a look at how to play Chun-Li in Steet Fighter 6.
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Street Fighter 6 Chun-Li: The basics
Chun-Li is a very adaptable character, she has a mix of offensive options. When the situation calls for it, she is equally equipped to get in close as she is to fight from a distance. One of her strongest attributes is her speed, she moves faster than most characters which makes her very hard to predict.
Her unique stance, Serenity Stream, gives Chun-Li a lot of options. Not only can she attack in all kinds of ways from this position, but she can also use Serenity Stream in combos in unique ways.
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Street Fighter 6 Chun-Li: Moves and basic combos
Chun-Li has a wide variety of moves, both in her regular and Serenity Stream stances. Below are her special moves, unique attacks, as well as some basic combos to show you how to use them.
|Kikoken||Back (hold) - Forward - Punch|
|Hundred Lightning Kicks||Down - Forward - Kick (can be done midair)|
|Lightning Kick Barrage||Two kick buttons (After OD HLK)|
|Spinning Bird Kick||Down (hold) - Up - Kick|
|Hazanshu||Down - Back - Kick|
|Tensho Kicks||Down - Down - Kick|
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Serenity Stream Moves
|Serenity Stream Moves||Input|
|Serenity Stream||Down - Back - Punch (Hold down to stay in stance)|
|Orchid Palm||Light Punch|
|Snake Strike||Medium Punch|
|Lotus Fist||Heavy Punch|
|Forward Strike||Light Kick|
|Senpu Kick||Medium Kick|
|Tenku Kick||Heavy Kick|
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|Swift Thrust||Forward or Back + Medium Punch|
|Hakkei||Back + Heavy Punch|
|Water Lotus Fist||Down/Forward + Heavy Punch|
|Yokusen Kick||Forward + Heavy Kick|
|Falling Crane||Down/Forward + Heavy Kick|
|Yoso Kick||Down + Medium Kick (Mid-air, can be performed three times in a row)|
|Wall Jump||Up + Forward/Back (Mid-air, near a wall)|
|Soaring Eagle Punches||Heavy Punch - Heavy Punch (Mid-air)|
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|Kikosho||(Down - Forward)x2 - Punch (can be done mid-air)|
|Hoyoku-sen||(Down - Forward)x2 - Kick|
|Soten Ranka (Critical Art)||(Down - Back)x2 - Kick|
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Chun-Li's combo potential is deep, thanks in large part to her Serenity Stream. She has normal attacks that cancel into specials as you would expect, you can start with a Medium Punch, followed by a light attack then a special.
That said, some of Chun-Li's specials need to be charged, so you need to charge them or work around that.
Serenity Stream can be cancelled into attacks that do not normally combo, such as Heavy Punch and Heavy Kick. The power of Serenity Stream in combos comes from how you can attack from this stance, then combo into charge moves like Spinning Bird Kick and Kikoken without having to charge them.
Chun-Li has very broad combo potential, so be sure to mix things up with a combination of regular and Serenity stance attacks.
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Street Fighter 6 Chun-Li: Backstory of the character
Chun-Li is an Interpol agent, whose desire for justice stemmed from the death of her parents at the hands of M. Bison and his Shadaloo organisation. Previous to the events of Street Fighter 6, Chun-Li and the other World Warriors brought an end to Shadaloo, and defeated Bison.
With her life's goal complete, Chun-Li has taken time away from Interpol. She now teaches kung-fu in Metro City, keeping herself sharp while also adjusting to her new life.
While training with other fighters, a chance encounter with an old rival reminds Chun-Li that there are other dangers in the world, and sparks her return to her fight for justice.