How To Play Manon In Street Fighter 6

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  • Manon’s bread and butter combinations

Street Fighter 6 the new challengers have a lot of feel and personality. Think about it Manon, a stylish model/judo champion. Her fierce yet sophisticated fighting style is like nothing you’ve seen before!



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Manon’s ballet-inspired attacks give her plenty of ways to hone in on her opponents. However, her powerful command throws are the real show of this artist!



Move list

A movie camera captures Manon as she enters the scene of an exciting fashion shoot in Street Fighter 6.

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Key

Special moves

Manon ends up landing an OD Degage on Marisa during a match at Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

The name of the move

Classic input

A modern entry

Drive meter cost [OD moves only]

The golden carousel [OD]


(When close to the opponent) (Effect depends on medal level)

➡️↘️⬇️↙️⬅️ + P

N + S

2 drive dipsticks

A round point [OD]

⬇️↘️➡️ + K

➡️ + S

2 drive dipsticks

clear [OD]

⬇️↙️⬅️ + K

⬅️ + S

2 drive dipsticks

Reversed [OD]


(Hold button to feint) (Effect depends on medal level)

⬇️↘️➡️ + P

⬇️ + S

2 drive dipsticks

↳ Big Whipped


(Inverted)

K

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Great art

Manon blasts Marisa with her Etoile Super Art during a match at Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

The name of the move

Classic entry

A modern entry

Measurement cost

Arabesque

⬇️↘️➡️⬇️↘️➡️ + K

N or ➡️ + S + H

1 Super Art Gauge

star

⬇️↙️⬅️⬇️↙️⬅️ + K

⬅️ + S + H

2 Super Art gauges

not two


(When close to opponent) (Stronger when Vitality is 25% or less)

⬇️↘️➡️⬇️↘️➡️ + P

⬇️ + S + H

3 Super Art gauges

Unique attacks

Manon sets up a headbutt against Marisa during a match at the Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

The name of the move

Classic entry

A modern entry

Respect [c]

⬅️ + HP

⬅️ + H

Tomoe Behind

↘️ + HK

↘️ + H

Down

MP > MK

M > M

At the top

⬅️ + MK > MK

⬅️ + M > M

Time bound

HP > HP

H > H

Extend it

⬇️ + HP > HP

⬇️ + H > H

Throw

Manon throws Marisa with an Ouchi Gari during a match at Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

The name of the move

Classic entry

A modern entry

Ouchi Gari


(When close to an opponent)

N or ➡️ + LP + LK

N or ➡️ + L + M

Uchi Mata


(When close to an opponent)

⬅️ + LP + LK

⬅️ + L + M

A special breakdown of moves

Manon dances with Marisa during her devastating Pas de Deux Super Art in Street Fighter 6.

The golden carousel

Manon leaps into the air with Marisa in her arms while doing her Manage Dore throw in Street Fighter 6.

classic: ➡️↘️⬇️↙️⬅️ + P

Modern: N + S

Golden Roundabout is a command roll that increases the level of Manon’s medal when it lands. Additionally, at the start of the throw, there is a step toward the opponent, giving Manège Doré effective range for a close attack.

As Manon’s medal level increases, so does Manège Doré’s power. The medal level carries over to the next round, so it is wise to participate in as many Manège Dorés as possible.

The OD Manège Doré gives Manon a faster and more attainable approach. If you’re not sure if your regular Manège Doré will connect, this is a good option.

A round point

During a match at the Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6, Manon hits Marisa upwards with her Rond Point kick.

classic: ⬇️↘️➡️ + K

Modern: ➡️ + S

Rond-point is a quick upward kick which Manon can use in combos. When done early, too acts as an anti-aircraft attack.

Light and Medium Rond-point are fast, making them more suitable for anti-air counters. The The heavy version is slower. But if you can land it, Heavy Rond-point can cause follow-up attacks like Medium Dégagé.

OD Rond-point is a great launcher that allows for damaging juggling combos. It’s an expensive technique that pays well.

clear

Manon hits Marisa with two long Degage kicks during a match at Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

classic: ⬇️↙️⬅️ + K

Modern: ⬅️ + S

Dégagé is a fantastic kick attack that feels like three special moves in one. The nature of the attack is determined by the power of the blow:

  • Light Clear performed by a low sweep.
  • Medium clear performed by a kick forward attack that works well against airborne enemies.
  • Difficult Unobstructed it is overhead safe when blockedmaking it a smart choice for breaking into your opponent’s defenses.

OD Dégagé is an improved version of Dégagé’s overhead attack. If he lands, you can follow it up with a light attack that allows you to lead into combos.

Reversed

Manon throws Marisa into the air with a Renverse throw during a match at the Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

classic: ⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern: ⬇️ + S

Renversé is Manon’s second command throw. This move starts with a kick leading to a throw. Also increases the level of the Manon Medal if it connects.

Light and Medium Renversé have fast startup animations. So you can safely perform them after a strong attack. Heavy Renversé is more difficult to land. Executing a Heavy Renversé from a Drive Rush attack is the safest route to a successful cast.

Holding down the punch button while Renversé will perform a feint. This feint is a stellar psychic takedown tool that also doubles as a projectile dodge (much like Zangief’s double lariat).

Manon kicks Marisa with a Grand Fouette during a match at Fete Foraine in Street Fighter 6.

Grand Fouetté is an alternative version of Renversé that is performed by pressing the Kick button immediately after the throw command. If it falls, you can follow up this ranged strike with a follow-up attack. It is a useful tool for checking opponents from a distance.

OD Renversé is invulnerable to any non-leg attacks. When you need a safe throw, OD Renversé will do it all.

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Manon’s bread and butter combinations

Manon watches the player avatar during this opening scene from Street Fighter 6's World Tour mode.

Combination 1

Let’s start with a simple combination. Manon has some awesome unique attacks that tie into her special moves. One such move is En Haut kicking up and then down. This is an overhead attack that is difficult to read. When your opponent falls to the ground, sweep them with Light Dégagé!

Classic input: ⬅️ + MK > MK > ⬇️↙️⬅️ + L

Modern entry: ⬅️ + M > M > ⬅️ + S

Combination 2

Remember when we mentioned Ability to launch FROM Rond Point? Here’s a combo showing OD Rond Point in action! In addition, it is quick to learn and easy to remember.

  • Kr. A light blow
  • Kr. A light blow
  • FROM Rond Point
  • Medium clear

Classic input: ⬇️ + LK > ⬇️ + LP > ⬇️↘️➡️ + KK > ⬇️↙️⬅️ + MK

Modern entry: ⬇️ + L > ⬇️ + L > ➡️ + S + Auto > ⬅️ + S

The modern version of this combination ends with Light Dégagé.

Combination 3

This can be the combo if you need an introduction to a gracefully devastating Pas de Deux! Modern control players can easily access this sequence as it is an assisted combo. Classic players can use this combination to test their skills in playing as Manon.

  • Respect
  • OD Clearly
  • Standing Light Kick
  • Heavy Rond-Point
  • not two

Classic input: ⬅️ + HP > ⬇️↙️⬅️ + KK > LK > ⬇️↘️➡️ + HK > ⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern entry: Auto + H > Auto + H > Auto + H > Auto + H > Auto + H

What if you don’t have a Drive Gauge to land OD Dégagé? Do not worry! You can skip the first two moves and start the combo with a Standing Light Kick for fast entry. Additionally, you can try this shortened version below:

– Respect

– Heavy Rond-Point

– Without two

Classic input: ⬅️ + HP > ⬇️↘️➡️ + HK > ⬇️↘️➡️ + P

Modern entry: ⬅️ + H > ⬇️↘️➡️ + H > ⬇️ + S + H

General strategy Manon

Manon reaches above towards Marisa in an angelic moment in Street Fighter 6's Pas de Deux Critical Art.

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Manon is an elegant and organized fighter. With a handful of moves, he can dictate the course of the match. Once you’ve mastered this dictation, you’ll have a clear path to victory.

Your ultimate goal in playing Manon is land as many command throws as possible. Manège Doré and Renversé raise Manon’s medal level when they land. These throws become decisive at the highest medal level.

So how can you open up your opponent to these command throws?

Manon’s kicks provide flexibility and range, allowing you to defeat opponents with little risk to yourself. Light and Medium Dégagés especially work when you’re closing in on opponents because they cover a lot of distance.

There are some risks to Dégagé​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1.They start up slowly and are it’s not super safe when it’s blocked. However, if you activate Dégagé far enough, you can reduce this risk.

However, you don’t have to do all the work to create an opening. Outwitting opponents also works well. Light and medium Rond-points make stellar anti-aircraft counters if timed well. Even Dégagé can counter an overzealous enemy if he chooses to attack you.

Once your enemy is in range, go in for the kill. Down and Timebound are pull attacks that connect to your command throws. Temps Lié is a riskier attack that is not safe if blocked. Both hits must land for the attack to be effective.

There is another option Respect, quick shot you can cancel into special movesincluding your command throws.

Also consider your medium power normal attacks. Crouching and standing midkicks can connect with other attacks. Meanwhile, Standing Medium Kick can protect you from attacks aimed at your feet.

When you’re not in throwing range, focus on juggling combos that you can connect with moves like the OD Rond-point. You can use this offensive pressure to push your opponent into a corner to create more shooting opportunities.

Finally, don’t forget your defensive options. Feint Renversé dodges projectiles. The Arabesque makes a brilliant escape maneuver out of the corner. And of course, you can always rely on a well-timed Drive Parry or Drive Impact.

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