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

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

Jack Roberts

Published 

8th Jun 2023 12:43

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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.

A newcomer to the Street Fighter series, Marisa is bringing the power of the Greek Pantheon to the battle.

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

Who is Marisa in Street Fighter 6?

Key art of Marisa as she appears in Street Fighter 6
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As a new entry to the roster in Street Fighter 6, Marisa is an Italian jewellery designer embarking on a journey to find glory and beauty in the fighting world.

When not sparring with her pet lion, Marisa is always ready for a fight, often picking out those she thinks to look strong from the audience of the Colosseum. This has led her into conflicts with Zangief and Manon to name a few.

Marisa is the first openly bisexual and polyamorous character in Street Fighter, and at 6’8 she towers over most characters, including the Street Fighter 6 poster boy, Luke.

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Marisa combo moves in Street Fighter 6

Marisa punches Luke in Street Fighter 6
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Channelling her gladiatorial heritage, Marisa’s combos often launch her forward, making her particularly aggressive when it comes to closing the gap and commanding the space.

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

Move Name (Special Moves)

Combo Input

Gladius

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Punch

Dimachaerus

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

Phalanx

Forward, Down, Down/Forward + Punch

Quadriga

Down, Down/Forward, Forward + Kick

Scutum

Down, Down/Back, Back + Kick

Tonitrus

Punch, Punch (during Scutum)

Procella

Kick (during Scutum)

Enfold

Light Punch, Light Kick (during Scutum and near opponent)

 

Move Name (Super Arts)

Combo Input

Javelin of Marisa

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

Meteorite

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

Goddess of the Hunt

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

 

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Marisa Style

Hold Heavy Punch or Hold Heavy Kick

Light Two Hitter

Light Punch, Light Punch

Medium Two Hitter

Medium Punch, Medium Punch

Heavy Two Hitter

Heavy Punch, Heavy Punch

Volare Combo

Medium Punch, Medium Punch (during a jump)

Caelum Arc

Down + Heavy Punch (during neutral jump)

Magna Bunker

Back + Heavy Punch

Novacula Swipe

Forward  + Medium Punch, Heavy Punch

Novacula Thrust

Forward, Medium Punch, Heavy Kick

 

Move Name (Unique Attacks)

Combo Input

Malleus Breaker

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

Falx Crusher

Forward + Heavy Kick, Forward + Heavy Kick

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How to play Marisa in Street Fighter 6

Marisa kicks Luke in Street Fighter 6
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In Street Fighter 6, Marisa is a powerhouse, with high offensive and defensive capabilities. An aggressive playstyle is advised here, with many of her attacks propelling her forward, meaning it is difficult to wrestle control from her.

In addition to its offensive combos, Marisa’s Scutum abilities work as excellent guard breaks, meaning she can tear through her opponents’ defences quickly and efficiently.

That’s everything you need to know about getting started with Marisa 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?

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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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