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

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

Jack Roberts

Published 

14th Jun 2023 17:13

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If you’re looking to learn how to play Lily in Street Fighter 6, you’ve come to the right place. As a new character joining the roster, Lily is bringing a fresh set of skills to the fray, and we’re going to show you how to make the most of them.

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

Who is Lily in Street Fighter 6?

Key art of Lily from Street Fighter 6
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In Street Fighter 6, Lily is a descendant of the Thunderfoot Tribe. As she travels from country to country, she communes with the spirits of nature, who act as her guide.

Lily is motivated by an ancestor of her tribe, who was renowned for being a great fighter and saving them. Having met other warriors on his journey, Lily hopes to do the same and joins Street Fighter 6 to do just that.

Despite her small stature compared to the likes of Luke and company, Lily is as powerful as she is nimble, and her combos prove as much.

Lily combo moves in Street Fighter 6

Lily performing an aerial attack on Blanka using the Condor Wind in Street Fighter 6
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Utilising her warclubs, Lily’s combos can be buffed by the easy-to-input Condor Wind. This should be the priority before embarking on any combos to ensure you’re at your most powerful.

Here, we’ll be breaking down some of the more complicated combos Lily has to offer in Street Fighter 6, including her 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

Condor Wind

Down, Down/Back, Back + Punch

Condor Spire

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Tomahawk Buster

Forward, Down, Down/Forward + Punch

Condor Dive

Punch, Punch (during a neutral or forward jump)

OD Condor Dive

Punch, Punch, Punch (during a neutral or forward jump, or a Tomahawk Buster)

Mexican Typhoon

Stick Clockwise + Punch

 

Move Name (Super Arts)

Combo Input

Breezing Hawk

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

Thunderbird

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

Soaring Thunderbird

Down, Down/Forward, Forward, Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick (during a jump)

Raging Typhoon

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

 

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Ridge Thrust

Down/Forward + Heavy Kick

Horn Breaker

Back + Heavy Punch

Great Spin

Down + Heavy Punch

Double Arrow

Medium Punch, Medium Punch (during a jump)

Desert Storm

Forward + Heavy Punch, Heavy Punch, Heavy Punch

How to play Lily in Street Fighter 6

Lily hitting Blanka with a warclub in Street Fighter 6
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With her signature warclubs, Lily is a force to be reckoned with in Street Fighter 6. Similarly, to characters like Zangief and E. Honda, she specialises in throws and can envelop herself in the wind to enhance her power.

The best way to close the gap with Lily is to use the moves that edge her forward and chip away at her opponent’s health to deny their mobility. Then, start breaking their guard down with aerial attacks and throws.

Lily’s Condor Wind buffs her special moves, meaning she hits a harder punch, and can quickly knock opponents down in a flash.

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

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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