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Resident Evil 6 Melee Combat Moves Guide

Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 like its predecessors, offers players a variety of options to execute and mesmerize the zombies. There are multiple campaigns with different characters, each character has unique signature melee-attack moves.

If you were somewhat in the dark about this, you can read this guide and find more about the variety of ways you can melee the zombies.

It’s important that you know that most of the melee-attack moves require you to stagger the enemies first so you will also have to take various staggering types into consideration.

For more help on Resident Evil 6, read our Serpent Emblem Locations, Weapons Locations and Skills Unlock Guide.

Resident Evil 6 – Leon S. Kennedy Melee Attack Moves

Body Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You must have the wing shooter equipped and you must be facing the feet/side view of the enemies.

Body Throw
Head
After you do a headshot, perform a front melee attack.

Counter
Required Stagger – N/A
You need to press the melee button before the enemy grabs you.

Down We Go
Heavy
You can do this move if you execute the melee from behind an enemy.

Edge Slam
Light
You must be standing near a railing or ledge to perform this attack.

Head Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You should have your wing shooter equipped and must be facing the head of the grounded enemy.

Heart Stabber
Grounded Enemy
The survival knife should be equipped and the enemy must be lying on the ground.

High Kick
N/A
It’s Leon’s Standard melee attack so you have the chance to perform in multiple ways.

Roundhouse
Light
You need to press the melee button while in front or behind the enemy.

Shoulder Ram
N/A
It’s Leon’s standard dashing melee attack.

Wall Slam
Light
You must be standing near a wall to execute this melee attack.

Weapon Improv
Light
You can do this melee attack standing in front of the enemy that has some type of equipped weapon.

Resident Evil 6 – Helena Harper Melee Attack Moves

Body Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You should be standing by the side or the side of the grounded enemy to perform this move.

Counter
N/A
If you press the melee button right before the enemy grabs you, you will perform this attack.

Double-Foot Kick
Ally Save
This is Helena’s trademark Ally Save move.

Elbow Drop
Heavy
Do this by attacking the enemy from behind.

Head Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You should be facing the head of the enemy to perform this move.

Jump Kick
N/A
This is Helena’s standard dashing move.

Pistol Whip/Kick
N/A
The traditional melee attack of Helena. You will get to see it often. Just press the melee button.

Roundhouse
Light
You need to press the melee button in front or behind the enemy.

Spinning Throw
Head
You need to do a front melee attack after you perform a headshot.

Weapon Improv
Light
Melee the enemy from the front who has some sort of weapon equipped.

Resident Evil 6 – Chris Redfield Melee Attack Moves

Backhand
Light
It’s a light stagger melee move that can be performed either from the front or back of the enemy.

Body Blow
Grounded Enemy
You can execute on the grounded enemy (facing off its feet or side) if you have the firearm equipped.

Body Toss
Head
A front melee attack after you get a headshot.

Counter
N/A
You need to press the melee button before the enemy grabs you.

Edge Slam
Light
You must be standing near the railing or edge to perform this attack move.

Haymaker
Ally Save
You should have firearm equipped and attack from the front or back.

Head Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You must have two things; the Nine-Oh-Nine weapon and facing the head of the enemy.

Heart Stabber
Grounded Enemy
You should have the combat knife equipped and the enemy should be grounded.

Neck Breaker
Heavy and Head
Melee from behind when you have the firearm equipped.

One-Two Combo
N/A
It’s Chris’ traditional melee attack.

Shoulder Ram
N/A
It’s Chris’ traditional dashing melee attack.

Throat Slicer
Heavy
You should be standing behind the enemy the enemy and equipped with the combat knife.

Wall Slam
Light
You should be standing near a wall to execute this melee attack.

Resident Evil 6 – Piers Nivans Melee Attack Moves

Body Blow
Grounded Enemy
You should attack the downed enemy facing the feet or the side of the enemy when you have a firearm equipped.

Body Flip
Head
You do a front melee attack after having a headshot.

Counter
N/A
You need to press the melee button right before being grabbed by the enemy.

Edge Slam
Light
You should be standing near a railing or a ledge to perform this move.

Head Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You must be facing the head of the enemy while equipped with a firearm.

High Kick
Light
You should have the firearm equipped while you melee from the front or back of the enemy.

High Kick
Light
You should have the firearm equipped while perform the melee attack from the front or back of the enemy.

Neck Snapper
Head
With the firearm equipped, you can perform the move from behind.

One-Two Combo
N/A
It’s Piers’ traditional move.

Shoulder Ram
N/A
It’s Piers’ traditional dashing move.

Uppercut
Heavy and Ally Move
You should have the firearm equipped. Perform the move either from the front or the back.

Wall Slam
Like other moves, you should be standing beside the wall to perform this attack move.

Resident Evil 6 – Jake Muller Melee Attack Moves

Jake has unique melee combat moves in Resident Evil 6. After you select his hand-to-hand weapon, you can execute these moves. So, if you are a melee fan, I will recommend that you start playing with Jake.

Body Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You should be facing enemy side or head while a firearm is equipped to perform this melee attack.

Body Toss
Grounded Enemy
You must be facing the feet of the grounded enemies with free hands (no weapons or items).

Counter
N/A
You need to press the melee button right before being grabbed by a foe.

Downwards Kick
Heavy and Ally Save
Use the melee button while standing in front of the enemy to perform this attack.

Edge Slam
Slight
You should be standing near a railing or ledge to execute this move.

Head Slam
Head
Do a melee from the front after having a headshot.

Head Stomp
Grounded Enemy
You need to facing the head of the enemy while equipped with a firearm to perform this move.

High Kick
N/A
It’s Jake’s traditional melee attack move.

Roundhouse
Light
You need to press the melee button while you are standing in front or behind an enemy.

Suplex
Heavy
You need to get behind the enemy before you can execute this melee attack.

Wall Slam
Light
If you want to perform this move, stand beside a wall and press the melee button.

Weapon Improv
Light
If you manage to counter in front of an enemy equipped with some weapon, you can perform this melee attack.

Resident Evil 6 – Sherry Birkin Melee Attack Moves

Body Blow
Grounded Enemy
You should be facing the side or feet of the enemy and an equipped firearm.

Counter
N/A
You need to press the melee button right before a foe grabs you

Edge Slam
Slight
You should be standing near a railing or ledge to execute this move.

Flip Kick
Head
Press the melee button while standing in front of the enemy to perform this move.

Head Slam
Head
To perform this move, you need press the melee button while standing behind the enemy.

Head Stomp/Shock
Grounded Enemy
While you have some weapon equipped, you should face the enemy face or head to execute this move.

High Kick
Heavy and Ally
Press the melee button while standing in front of the enemy to perform high kick.

Jump Kick
N/A
It’s Sherry’s traditional dashing melee move.

One-Two-Combo
N/A
It’s Sherry’s traditional melee attack move. Kick will be added if you are using one handed weapons.

Roundhouse
Light
If you press the melee button if front or behind the enemy, you have a chance to execute this attack.

Wall Slam
Want to slam the zombies onto the wall? You need to press the melee button while you are standing beside the wall.