Ryu Guide & Overview

You can't really have a Street Fighter game without Ryu, and he's certainly not bad in his latest incarnation. He's here, in familiar form, in Street Fighter 6, and he's an easy to understand option. The problem is, for our money, Ken is the better of the two iconic characters.


  • Teachable Moments: Ryu is the standard to which all fighting game characters compare. His toolset can teach you the genre and remain useful at all levels of play.
  • Well-Rounded: Ryu's straightforward gameplan is well adapted to fight against many different archetypes and playstyles. Matchups are rarely lopsided in either direction.
  • Mid-Range Presence: With excellent buttons like 2MK and 6HP in addition to the constant threat of his Hadoken, he can put up defensive wall that quickly turns into offensive momentum.
  • Damage Potential: With Drive gauge, Super, and Denjin stocks, Ryu is capable of solid combo sequences that deal great damage.


  • No Strings Attached: While many characters in this game have tricky offense that can befuddle opponents, the honest Ryu is sorely lacking in gimmicks. Aside from his high damage, it can be difficult to open up opponents and play unpredictably.

Ryu Moveset

Ryu Super Arts

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How to play Ryu

Latest combos for Ryu

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