Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li Guide – How to Play, Combos, Tips to Play Against and Counter

By   /   Feb 18, 2016

Chun-Li has been a part of Street Fighter franchise for as long as I can remember. You can play as Chun-Li from multiple ranges. You can either zone out and keep your opponents at bay or close in the gap and go with a more offense-oriented approach.

For more help on Street Fighter 5 Combos List, you can read our Combos and Mix-Ups Guide, How to Play Cammy Guide, and How to Play Birdie Guide.

Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li Guide

Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li guide basically details tips and strategies on how to play as Chun-Li and how to play against her along with some of her sample combos:

How to Play Chun-Li

While playing at long-range, _ou can use LP/MP Kikoken to apply pressure on your opponents. You can also use LP Kikoken in order to close in the gap by simply following it.

Against other projectile-throwing, you can simply go with crouching MP. However, do note that it requires strict timing and cannot avoid M. Bison’s EX Psycho Blast and F.A.N.G.’s Nishodoku.

Mid-range is arguably one of the strongest positions of Chun-Li. You can easily poke opponents with HP, b/f + MP, MK, and crouching HK.

In addition to these normal(s), Chun-Li also has access to exceptional anti-air attacks. You can also combine her low(s) with a couple of overhead(s) at your disposal to confuse your opponents and leave them guessing.

While not great, Chun-Li can manage pretty decently at close-range match-ups. When you are fighting at close-range, you need to go with forward throw, standing and crouching LP, crouching LK, MP, and b + HP.

There are a lot of attacks at your disposal which you can branch together at close range. At close range, you also need to practice LK/MK Air Hayakuretsukayaku at lowest possible point.

How to Play Against Chun-Li

While playing against Chun-Li, remember that you can heavily punish her EX Spinning Bard Kick with a Counter Crush combo. At mid-range, you can counter-hit her f + HK with your standing or couching MP, but only if you are quick enough.

You can easily avoid her Kikoken, however, always make sure not to get grounded as Chun-Li is devastating on mid-range. Speaking of special attacks, it goes without saying that all versions of Hayakuretsukayaku are highly punishable with the exception of EX Hayakuretsukayaku.

Chun-Li struggles a lot when it comes to characters that are also strong at mid-range. Moreover, Laura and Cammy can also give her a tough time.

You can play aggressive against her provided that you always try to aim for knockdowns. You need to force her to exhaust her EX Spinning Bird Kick as it is her only invincible reversal.

Combos

Combo #1
Cr. + LP, f, MP (Charge DB), f, Cr. + MK, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku
  • U + LK

Combo #2
MP (Charge DB), f, Cr. + MK, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku
  • U + LK

Combo #3
B + HK, f, Cr. + LP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • MK Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #4
B + HP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #5
HP/MK (Charge DB), XX, HP + HK, f, Cr. + MK, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • U + MK
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #7
UF, MK/LK Hayakuretsukayaku (Charge DB), f, Cr. + LP, f, MP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • U + MK
  • MK Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #8
UF + HK, Cr. + HP, XX, HP + HK, MP + MK, U, D + MK, XX, D + MK, XX, D + MK, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku
  • U + HK/HP, Hoyokusen

Combo #9
UF + HK, B + HP, XX, LK Hayakuretsukayaku (Charge DB), f, Cr. + LP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • LK Hayakuretsukayaku
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • U + LK

Combo #10
Counter Hit with HK, f, f, MP (Charge DB), f, Cr. + MP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Hoyokusen
  • U + LK
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #11
Counter Hit with B + HP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • Cr. + HK
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku

Combo #12
Counter Hit with MP (Charge DB), f, Cr. + HP, XX…

Mix-Ups:

  • U + MK
  • EX Hayakuretsukayaku
  • HK Hayakuretsukayaku

Lastly, do not forget to share your own tips and strategies with us in the comments section below!

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