How to play Dee Jay in Street Fighter 6: Moves, combos & backstory

How to play Dee Jay in Street Fighter 6: Moves, combos & backstory
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

Published 

8th Jun 2023 12:10

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With Street Fighter 6 finally in the hands of excited players around the world, it is important to know whom you are going to be playing as and against if you’re going to get ahead.

First appearing in Street Fighter 2, Dee Jay is not only a master fighter, but he is also a world-renowned recording artist and performer.

We’re going to be going through everything you need to know to get started playing as Dee Jay in the game, including his backstory, combos and the best ways for you to get a handle on him.

Who is Dee Jay in Street Fighter 6?

Key art of Dee Jay as he appears in Street Fighter 6. He strikes a pose while Kimberly falls in the background
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In Street Fighter 6, Dee Jay is a kickboxing master and known for being an insatiable flirt. However, he tends to be attracted to those who can equal him in a fight.

In Street Fighter 2, fighting was not his primary goal. He joined the fray to find the perfect rhythm for his next record which, by all accounts, was a smash hit by the end of the game.

Unlike characters like Ryu or Cammy, Dee Jay has mostly stayed out of the heroes vs. villains storylines and acts as something of a reprieve from the main narrative.

Dee Jay combo moves in Street Fighter 6

Image shows Dee Jay kicking Kimberly in Street Fighter 6
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As an expert kickboxer, Dee Jay’s combos depend largely on finding a rhythm and pace that complements your playstyle. His Super Arts are particularly difficult to master, but rewarding when they hit.

Here, we’ll be breaking down some of the more complicated combos Dee Jay has to offer, including his Special Moves, Super Arts and Unique Attacks.

For this guide, we’re using the inputs from the classic control scheme.

Move Name (Special Moves)

Combo Input

Air Slasher

Back, Forward + Punch

Jackknife Maximum

Down, Up + Kick

Roll Through Feint

Dow, Down/Forward, Forward + Light Kick

Quick Rolling Sobat

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Medium Kick

Double Rolling Sobat

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Heavy Kick

Machine Gun Uppercut

Down, Down/Back, Back + Punch

Jus Cool

Down, Down/Back, Back + Kick

Funky Slicer

Light Kick (during Jus Cool)

Waning Moon

Medium Kick (during Jus Cool)

 

Move Name (Super Arts)

Combo Input

The Greatest Sobat

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Lowkey Sunrise Festival

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Light Punc, Light Punch, Medium Punch, Heavy Punch, Light Kick, Medium Kick, Heavy Kick

Marvellous  Sunrise Festival

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Medium Punch, Light Punch, Medium Punch, Heavy Punch, Light Kick, Medium Kick, Heavy Kick

Headliner Sunrise Festival

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Heavy Punch, Light Punch, Medium Punch, Heavy Punch, Light Kick, Medium Kick, Heavy Kick

Climactic Strike

Heavy Punch (after Marvellous or Headliner Sunrise Festival connects)

Encore Beat

Heavy Kick (after Marvellous or Headliner Sunrise Festival connects)

Weekend Pleasure

Down, Down/Back, Back, Down, Down/Back, Back + Punch

 

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Knee Shot

Down + Light Kick (during forward jump)

Sunrise Heal

Forward + Medium Kick

Face Breaker

Back + Heavy Kick

Threebeat Combo

Light Punch, Medium Kick, Medium Kick

Dee Jack Special

Medium Punch, Heavy Punch, Heavy Kick

Funky Dance

Medium Punch, Medium Punch, Heavy Punch

Funky Dancy Feint

Medium Punch, Medium Punch, Back + Heavy Punch

Party in the Air

Medium Punch, Heavy Punch (during a jump)

Speedy Maracas

Down, Down + Punch, Punch

How to play Dee Jay in Street Fighter 6

Dee Jay delivers a low sliding kick to Kimberly in Street Fighter 6
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Images via Capcom

In Street Fighter 6, Dee Jay is a well-rounded character like Luke and Ken, with a selection of projectiles, charges and anti-air attacks at his disposal. However, his combos are intricate and can be difficult to pull off.

Like his career, playing Dee Jay is all about the rhythm of your combos, and stringing them together well can completely alter the pace of a match.

Dee Jay’s Jus Cool move has a series of sub-moves that can be performed during the combo. It pushes Dee Jay backwards so he can get out of any danger, before letting him pummel his opponents.

That’s everything you need to know about getting started with Dee Jay in Street Fighter 6. If you’re looking for more character guides, why not check out our guide on how to play as Blanka as well?

For more on Street Fighter 6, keep checking back with GGRecon!

Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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