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

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

Jack Roberts

Published 

7th Jun 2023 16:21

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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.

Having first appeared in Street Fighter 2, Dhalsim is renowned for being one of the most unusual characters in the Street Fighter series, making him difficult to play without the appropriate research first.

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

Who is Dhalsim in Street Fighter 6?

Key art of Dhalsim as he appears in Street Fighter 6
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In Street Fighter 6, Dhalsim is a master of Yoga and has achieved complete and extraordinary mastery of his own body.

Being able to stretch his limbs to extreme lengths and breathe fire, Dhalsim is exceptionally difficult to predict, making him a particularly intimidating character to face.

While portrayed as something of a stoic and difficult to read, Dhalsim has been sought out by several characters throughout the games for training, including Ryu and Cammy in Street Fighter 5.

After competing in a fighting tournament in Street Fighter 2, Dhalsim retired, only to return in Street Fighter 4 and has been a mainstay ever since with connections to many from Guile to the villainous M. Bison.

Dhalsim combo moves in Street Fighter 6

Image shows Dhalsim stretching to kick Chun-Li in Street Fighter 6
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As a master of Yoga, Dhalsim can contort himself by unspeakable means in Street Fighter 6, making his moves particularly dangerous from afar.

Here, we’ll be breaking down some of the more complicated combos Dhalsim 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

Yoga Fire

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Yoga Arch

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Yoga Flame

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

Yoga Blast

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

Yoga Comet

Forward, Down/Forward, Down, Down/Back, Back + Punch (during a jump)

Yoga Float

Down or Down/Forward + Kick, Kick

Aerial Yoga Float

Down + Kick, Kick (during a jump)

Yoga Teleport

Back or Forward + Punch, Punch, Punch, Kick, Kick, Kick

Aerial Yoga Teleport

Back or Forward + Punch, Punch, Punch, Kick, Kick, Kick (during a jump)

 

Move Name (Super Arts)

Combo Input

Yoga Inferno

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Punch

Yoga Sunburst

Down, Down/Back, Back, Down, Down/Back, Back + Kick

Merciless Yoga

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

 

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Yoga Uppercut

Back + Medium Punch

Yoga Lance

Back + Heavy Punch

Nirvana Punch

Down/Back + Heavy Punch

Agile Kick

Down/Back + Light Kick

Divine Kick

Back + Medium Kick

Thrust Kick

Down/Back + Medium Kick

Yoga Mountain

Back + Heavy Kick

Karma Kick

Down/Back + Heavy Kick

Yoga Mummy

Down + Light Punch (during a jump)

  • Why not check out our guide on how to play JP in Street Fighter 6 as well?

How to play Dhalsim in Street Fighter 6

Image shows Dhalsim breathing via in a temple in Street Fighter 6
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In Street Fighter 6, Dhalsim is an incredibly tricky character and can be difficult to predict. With his stretchy limbs and hard-hitting projectiles, he can fight at range, break guards and close a gap easily.

Using Dhalsim’s standard moves will keep opponents in their place and can easily intercept them should they try any aerial attacks.

His Yoga Arch, an arching projectile, can keep opponents at bay and works as an excellent spacing tool. Hitting opponents with standard attacks with this projectile looming overhead limits their options. They’ll have to think on their feet if they’re going to outwit him.

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