Here's how you play Manon in Street Fighter 6

Here's how you play Manon in Street Fighter 6
Images via Capcom

Written by 

Jack Roberts

Published 

2nd Jun 2023 00:00

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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.

As a newcomer to the series, Manon is a fresh experience for players, with a whole new set of combos and techniques to learn. We’re going to be going through everything you need to know to get started playing as Manon in the game, including her backstory, combos, and the best ways for you to get a handle on her.

How do you play Manon?

In Street Fighter 6, Manon lets her model experience do the talking and the walking, as she takes down her opponents with a flurry of kicks. And once she has kicked them into submission, her throws can be deadly.

Image shows Manon dancing and about to throw Ryu in Street Fighter 6
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Images via Capcom

Like Cammy, her kicks can vary in range and allow her to close in on the opponent. She can also restrict their movement with a series of anti-air attacks.

As Manon advances, she can raise her medal level, which enhances the damage dealt by her counters, combos, and throws. The Renversé counter is particularly versatile, as it can alternate between a standard poke to reduce an opponent’s guard, or as a devastating follow-up.

Manon's combo moves

What Manon lacks in quantity of combos, she makes up for in quality. Her moves in Street Fighter 6 are as powerful as they are graceful and, if executed right, can be exceptionally dangerous for opponents.

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

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

Special Moves

Move Name (Special Moves)

Combo Input

Manège Doré

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

Rond-point

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Dégagé

Down, Down/Back, Back + Kick

Renversé

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Punch

Grand Fouetté

Kick (during Renversé)

Super Arts

Move Name (Super Arts)

Combo Input

Arabesque

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

Étoile

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

Pas de Deux

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

Unique Attacks

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Révérence

Back + Heavy Punch

Tomoe Derrière

Down/Forward + Heavy Kick

À Terre

Medium Punch, Medium Kick

En Haut

Back + Medium Kick, Medium Kick

Temps Lié

Heavy Punch, Heavy Punch

Allongé

Down + Heavy Punch, Heavy Punch

Who is Manon in Street Fighter 6?

Manon is a brand-new character coming into Street Fighter 6 and is motivated by her pursuit of beauty. Alongside her profession as a model and ballet dancer, she is also a talented judoka fighter.

Key art of Manon as she appears in Street Fighter 6
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Images via Capcom

Though she comes across as somewhat haughty and standoffish, Manon despises those who have evil motives lurking underneath, which would put her significantly at odds with fellow newcomer, JP.

As she dances around her opponents, at least they will witness a beautiful display before she puts them in their place.

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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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