How To Play JP In Street Fighter 6

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After years of M. Bison running the show, Street Fighter 6 introduces a new big baddy, JP. This imposing figure hosts a martial arts tournament in the distant nation of Nayshall to cover up a money laundering scheme.


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Yet, JP is not your average white-collar criminal. Like M. Bison, he, too, helms the deadly purple force known as Psycho Power. And in battle, he can use that power to destroy his opponents mentally and physically.


Move List

JP stares down his foe while he depletes them with his Interdiction chokehold in Street Fighter 6.

Key

Special Moves

JP knocks Lily back with OD Stribog during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Move Name

Classic Input

Modern Input

Gauge Cost [OD Moves Only]

Triglav [OD]

⬇️⬇️ + P

⬇️ + S

2 Drive Gauge Bars

Stribog [OD]

⬇️↘️➡️ + P

N + S

2 Drive Gauge Bars

Departure [OD]

⬇️↙️⬅️ + P

⬇️↙️⬅️ + At

2 Drive Gauge Bars

↳ Departure: Window


(While Departure is active)

⬇️↙️⬅️ + LP or MP

⬇️↙️⬅️ + L or M

↳ Departure: Shadow


(While Departure is active)

⬇️↙️⬅️ + HP

⬇️↙️⬅️ + H

Amnesia [OD]

⬇️⬇️ + K

➡️ + S

2 Drive Gauge Bars

Torbalan [OD]


(Hold the button to feint)

⬇️↘️➡️ + K

⬇️↘️➡️ + At

2 Drive Gauge Bars

Embrace [OD]

⬇️↙️⬅️ + K

⬅️ + S

2 Drive Gauge Bars

Super Arts

JP summons several Psycho Power clones with his Lovushka attack during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Move Name

Classic Input

Modern Input

Gauge Cost

Chornobog

⬇️↘️➡️⬇️↘️➡️ + P

N or ➡️ + S + H

1 Super Art Gauge

Lovushka

⬇️↙️⬅️⬇️↙️⬅️ + P

⬅️ + S + H

2 Super Art Gauges

Interdiction


(more powerful when vitality is at 25% or below)

⬇️↘️➡️⬇️↘️➡️ + K

⬇️ + S + H

3 Super Art Gauges

Unique Attacks

JP kicks Lily in the face with Bylina during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Move Name

Classic Input

Modern Input

Guillotina

➡️ + MK

➡️ + M

Malice

↘️ + HP

↘️ + H

Bylina [c]

➡️ + HK

➡️ + H

Grom Strelka [c]

⬅️ + MP > MP

⬅️ + M > M

Zilant [c]

HK > HP

H > H

Zilant Mid

HK > HP > HP

H > H > H

Zilant Low

HK > HP > HK

H > H > ⬅️ + H

Throws

JP catches Lily with his staff during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Throw Name

Classic Input

Modern Input

Ravina (when near opponent)

N or ➡️ + LP + LK

N or ➡️ + L + M

Uragan (when near opponent)

⬅️ + LP + LK

⬅️ + L + M

Tornado (during a jump) (when near opponent)

LP + LK

L + M

Special Move Breakdown

JP uses his Embrace grab to fling back Lily during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Triglav

JP pierces Lily with Psycho Power thorns from his Triglav attack during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️⬇️ + P

Modern: ⬇️ + S

When JP strikes his staff into the ground, it activates Triglav, a surprise attack that erupts Psycho Power thorns from the ground. Each attack strength has a different range, making Triglav an excellent zoning tool.

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Triglav also works well in combos, especially when juggling your opponent in the air. If you can place and time Triglav just right after a wall bounce, your opponent will ricochet around the stage like a volleyball!

OD Triglav adds more hits and increases knockback. So, it’s a remarkable reversal tool when your opponent gets too close.

Stribog

JP cuts through Lily with his Stribog Psycho Power field during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern: N + S

JP’s Stribog attack hits opponents with a Psycho Power barrier created by his staff. It’s a good move to know because it works well in combos and has a substantial reach. Combo Stribog out of a fast attack to whip your opponent with a surprising impact!

OD Stribog amps up the attack’s power to superhuman levels. It imparts more damage and triggers a wall bounce. In addition, it’s a stellar counter-attack against incoming heavy attacks. The bounce leaves a small opening for a combo, making OD Stribog a tremendous transitional tool from defensive to offensive play.

Departure

JP uses OD Departure to place two Psycho Power voids above Lily during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️↙️⬅️ + P

Modern: ⬇️↙️⬅️ + At

Departure is JP’s master trap that limits opponent movement by sending thorny attacks from overhead Psycho Power voids. The attack has many options, including three ranges and two follow-up maneuvers.

One option out of Departure is Departure: Window, which transports JP through the void toward the opponent. A jumping kick out of Departure: Window is a simple yet effective ambush.

The second option is Departure: Shadow, which manually triggers Departure’s thorn attack. When your foe has gotten wise to Departure’s automatic timing, use Shadow to trip them up.

OD Departure adds a second void, unlocking even more possibilities! You can transport yourself twice in a row with Departure: Window. Or you can strike your opponent twice with Departure: Shadow. (Departure: Shadow attacks from the void closest to you first.)

The two attack buttons you use to activate OD Departure will dictate where the two voids appear. For example, if you press LP and HP, you’ll summon a short-range and long-range void.

Amnesia

JP tails Lily with his Amnesia bomb during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️⬇️ + K

Modern: ➡️ + S

Amnesia activates when JP gets hit with an opponent attack. So, it’s a challenging move to pull off. But if you catch your opponent with it, JP will attach a Psycho Powered bomb that follows them across the stage.

As your foe tries to escape the Psycho Powered bomb, they’ll quickly corner themselves. Thus, Amnesia is a great pressure tool.

OD Amnesia attaches two bombs that instantly detonate. So, while normal Amnesia can pressure your opponent, its OD version can reverse your opponent’s pressure when you’re cornered.

Torbalan

JP sends a Psycho Power clone toward Lily with his Torbalan attack during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️↘️➡️ + K

Modern: ⬇️↘️➡️ + At

JP’s Torbalan attack launches a Psycho Power-generated clone toward your opponent. The attack’s nature changes with each attack strength:

  • Light Torbalan is a quick attack with a short recovery.
  • Medium Torbalan is an overhead attack that breaks through crouching guards.
  • Heavy Torbalan is a crouching attack that breaks through standing guards.
  • Feint Torbalan gets activated by holding down the attack button.

In addition, OD Torbalan performs multiple attacks, allowing you to mix the technique into combos. However, this version is a tad slower than normal Torbalans.

With a fantastic range and a wealth of options, Torbalan will delight any trickster who enjoys confounding their foe. Once your opponent gets wise to one version of Torbalan, you’ll keep them guessing with another version.

Embrace

JP uses Psycho Power to grab Lily by the throat during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Classic: ⬇️↙️⬅️ + K

Modern: ⬅️ + S

Embrace is JP’s command throw that sends an exploding Psycho Power clone toward his opponent. It has a slower start-up but will grab an opponent from across the stage, making it a unique long-range attack.

One of the best features of Embrace is that its start-up looks similar to Torbalan. So, if you send Embrace toward a foe expecting Torbalan, they’ll likely try to Drive Parry the attack. But to their surprise, the throw will break through the parry.

Embrace is brutal to activate when your foe is too close. Fortunately, OD Embrace has more power and less start-up time, making it ideal for close-range fighting.

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JP’s Bread And Butter Combos

JP sends a wall of Psycho Power into Lily with his Chornobog Super Art during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

Combo 1

JP’s least complex attack to tack onto a combo is Stribog. Our first combo is the perfect intro combo for players who wish to learn how to incorporate Stribog in battle.

  • Cr. Light Kick
  • Cr. Light Punch
  • Stribog

Classic Input: ⬇️ + LK > ⬇️ + LP > ⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern Input: ⬇️ + L > ⬇️ + L > N + S

For an additional challenge, replace Stribog with OD Stribog and hit the opponent with Heavy Triglav after the Wall Bounce.

Classic Input: ⬇️ + LK > ⬇️ + LP > ⬇️↘️➡️ + PP > ⬇️⬇️ + HP

Modern Input: ⬇️ + L > ⬇️ + L > N + S + Auto > ⬇️⬇️ + H

Combo 2

Bylina is a fantastic anti-air attack that leads to juggling combos. Try using this combo to punish an opponent who attempts a jump-in.

  • Bylina
  • OD Triglav
  • Heavy Triglav

Classic Input: ➡️ + HK > ⬇️⬇️ + PP > ⬇️⬇️ + HP

Modern Input: ➡️ + H > ⬇️ +​​​​​​​ S + Auto > ⬇️⬇️ + H

Combo 3

What’s a good Bread And Butter combo without a super move finish? Our last combo uses OD Stribog’s wall bounce to open your opponent to Chronobog.

  • Grom Strelka
  • OD Stribog
  • Chornobog

Classic Input: ⬅️ + MP > MP > ⬇️↘️➡️ + PP​​​​​​​ > ⬇️↘️➡️​​​​​​​⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern Input: ⬅️ + M > M > N + S + Auto > N or ➡️ + S + H

JP’s General Strategy

JP's Interdiction Super Art explodes Lily from the inside during a battle at Suval'hal Arena in Street Fighter 6.

JP’s key to victory is keeping his opponent as far away as possible. His most damaging specials and supers have incredible range. But as opponents close in, JP’s options become limited.

Let’s address JP’s long-range assets first. Several of his special moves can push foes back and lead into stellar juggle combos. Triglav is an essential juggling tool we cited a few times in our Bread And Butter combos.

Other fantastic long-range special moves include Torbalan and Embrace. The two actions work well for tricking opponents since their start-up animations look similar.

Lastly, all three Super Arts have great offensive potential. Chronobog’s quick activation makes it easily incorporated into juggle combos. Luvushka stalls opponents with four clone attacks so you can come in for the kill. And to top it all off, Interdiction quickly warps you to your opponent, making a brilliant ambush.

These tools are mighty powerful, but only as long as JP controls the space. If a foe gets too close, he’ll start to falter. So, how can you keep opponents positioned in that sweet long-range area? And what can you do if your opponent gets too close for comfort?

Departure is JP’s primary trap. When a Psycho Power void gets placed in front of your opponent, they’ll likely run into the corner. Furthermore, OD Departure can flank your foe with voids on each side.

Still, Departure is an advanced tool that takes practice to use well. So, in the meantime, Triglav makes a suitable option for beginners. If you place Triglav between you and your opponent, it will keep them in check.

JP has some tricks up his sleeve if your opponent gets into melee range. His normal attacks can poke from mid-range. So that’s one buffer you can use without sapping Drive or Super Art Gauge.

Then, if your opponent attempts to jump in, you can rely on JP’s anti-air attacks, including his Cr. Heavy Punch, Bylina, and Tornado aerial throw.

Suppose your opponent avoids your pokes and gets you cornered. In that case, you should use OD Amnesia. It’s a safe bet since your opponent will try to land a few hits on you in this situation. And OD Amnesia activates so fast your opponent won’t see it coming.

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