For starters, those unaware what is meant by Skittles… it’s the original nickname for Adombrali, the Unfathomable (TTW-037) 😉
Now that we have that part covered, I would like to show you two different deck ideas which both run the Skittles combo (we’re not covering the one with Deus Ex Machina, God From Future Dimension (GRL-078) // Order of the Future (GRL-078J), since it can be found in the latest team Seven Kings tier list we published a while back). Therefore in this article we will focus on:
But before we dive into these decks, let us have a look at the core of the combo and its key cards.
The idea behind the Skittles combo is to cast Painter Gears (TUS-097), targeting itself and giving it the darkness attribute. We then sacrifice it to pay for Adombrali, the Unfathomable (TTW-037)‘s incarnation cost (banishing any combination of two light, fire, water, wind or darkness resonators rather than paying for Skittles’ cost) and since we banished a darkness resonator, our opponent will lose 400 life. Of course we need to banish TWO resonators with an attribute, so we either play multiple Painter Gears (TUS-097), or use Melfee, Traveling Sorceress (ROL-017) together with Wind Servant of Ragnarok (EDL-076) which is also available when playing the Aristella, Twin Prince (NWE-057) version.
Since we want to keep repeating the life loss, we need a mechanic which allows us to do so. This is where Rezzard, Attoractia’s Leading Doctor (ROL-019) and Selective Decapitation (TST-060) come in. Rezzard makes sure that any other resonator we control which goes to the graveyard from the field is put back into our hand. With that, the only thing missing is a sac outlet and Selective Decapitation (TST-060) fills that role perfectly. We could theoretically also play Waterfront Demon (TUS-035), but keep in mind that it doesn’t let us foresee and draw into our combo pieces like Selective Decapitation (TST-060) does.
decap recap what we’ve learned so far. We make sure that both Rezzard, Attoractia’s Leading Doctor (ROL-019) and Selective Decapitation (TST-060) are on the field and that we have access to (in hand or on the field) to a combination of Painter Gears (TUS-097) and Prototype Magi Trooper (NWE-095), which allows us to draw our complete deck.
Let’s first have a look at the Asuka, Gravekeeper of Tsukuyomi (NWE-058) version. This is the “glass canon” version, since it doesn’t play and abuse Dexia’s Advice (TUS-026) like Aristella, Twin Prince (NWE-057) does. However, my personal feeling is that these last two cards will be combo-banned anyway when the new banlist is published and therefore I wanted to show alternative ways of running the Skittles combo.