Splight Combo

Splight is a new theme from Power of the Elements has taken over the metagame on its debut in Week #4 of the OCG 2022.04 format.

This article will the cover the basic combos of Splight.

 

Combo 1: Splight Starter

  1. Activate Splight Starter, Special Summon Splight Blue from deck.
  2. Splight Blue ② effect, add Splight Jet from deck to hand.
  3. Special Summon Splight Jet.
  4. Splight Jet ② effect, add Splight Smashers from deck to hand.
  5. Splight Blue + Splight JetGigantic Splight.
  6. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Splight Blue, Special Summon Swap Frog from deck.
  7. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  8. Gigantic Splight + Swap FrogSplight Elf.
  9. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Swap Frog from graveyard.
  10. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  11. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  12. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.
  13. Set Splight Smashers.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Combo 2: Swap Frog

  1. Normal Summon Swap Frog.
  2. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  3. Swap FrogSalamangreat Almiraj.
  4. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  5. Salamangreat Almiraj + RonintoadinSplight Elf.
  6. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Ronintoadin from graveyard.
  7. Splight Elf + RonintoadinGigantic Splight.
  8. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Ronintoadin, Special Summon Swap Frog from deck.
  9. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  10. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  11. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Combo 3: Deep Sea Diva

  1. Normal Summon Deep Sea Diva.
  2. Deep Sea Diva ① effect, Special Summon Deep Sea Diva from deck.
  3. Deep Sea Diva + Deep Sea DivaGigantic Splight.
  4. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Deep Sea Diva, Special Summon Swap Frog from deck.
  5. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  6. Gigantic Splight + Swap FrogSplight Elf.
  7. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Swap Frog from graveyard.
  8. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  9. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  10. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Combo 4: Swap Frog + Splight Blue

  1. Normal Summon Swap Frog.
  2. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  3. Special Summon Splight Blue.
  4. Splight Blue ② effect, add Splight Jet from deck to hand.
  5. Special Summon Splight Jet.
  6. Splight Jet ② effect, add Splight Starter from deck to hand.
  7. Activate Splight Starter, Special Summon Splight Red from deck.
  8. Splight Blue + Splight JetGigantic Splight.
  9. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Splight Blue, Special Summon Maxx “C” from deck.
  10. Gigantic Splight + Swap FrogSplight Elf.
  11. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Swap Frog from graveyard.
  12. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  13. Swap Frog ③ effect, return Maxx “C” to hand as cost.
  14. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  15. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Combo 5: Deep Sea Diva + Splight Blue

  1. Normal Summon Deep Sea Diva.
  2. Deep Sea Diva ① effect, Special Summon Deep Sea Diva from deck.
  3. Special Summon Splight Blue.
  4. Splight Blue ② effect, add Splight Red from deck to hand.
  5. Special Summon Splight Red.
  6. Deep Sea Diva + Deep Sea DivaCrystron Halqifibrax.
  7. Crystron Halqifibrax ① effect, Special Summon Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring from deck.
  8. Crystron Halqifibrax + Splight BlueGigantic Splight.
  9. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Splight Blue, Special Summon Swap Frog from deck.
  10. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  11. Swap Frog ③ effect, return Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring to hand as cost.
  12. Gigantic Splight + Swap FrogSplight Elf.
  13. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Swap Frog from graveyard.
  14. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  15. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  16. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Combo 6: Any Level 2 Monster + Splight Blue

  1. Normal Summon Maxx “C”.
  2. Special Summon Splight Blue.
  3. Splight Blue ② effect, add Splight Jet from deck to hand.
  4. Special Summon Splight Jet.
  5. Splight Jet ② effect, add Splight Starter from deck to hand.
  6. Activate Splight Starter, Special Summon Splight Red from deck.
  7. Splight Blue + Splight JetGigantic Splight.
  8. Gigantic Splight ② effect, detach Splight Blue, Special Summon Swap Frog from deck.
  9. Swap Frog ② effect, send Ronintoadin from deck to graveyard.
  10. Gigantic Splight + Swap FrogSplight Elf.
  11. Splight Elf ② effect, Special Summon Swap Frog from graveyard.
  12. Swap Frog ② effect, send Swap Frog from deck to graveyard.
  13. Swap Frog ③ effect, return Maxx “C” to hand as cost.
  14. Ronintoadin ② effect, banish Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon itself from graveyard.
  15. Swap Frog + RonintoadinToadally Awesome.

During opponent’s Standby Phase:

  1. Toadally Awesome ① effect, detach Swap Frog as cost, Special Summon Dupe Frog from deck.

 

Discussion

The most significant advantage that Splight has is its extremely high consistency. Every Level 2 Splight monster could be Special Summoned from hand while you control a Level 2 monster, allowing them to easily flood the field to make plays. This is a built-in Special Summon and not an effect, which means that the opponent would have to activate their Maxx “C” pre-emptively.

Splight Blue and Splight Jet via Splight Starter could search for each other, allowing the deck to quickly mass up monsters on the field to make plays. As seen in the above combos, most 1-card and 2-card opener could reach the optimal setup of Splight Elf and Toadally Awesome for double negation.

Splight Starter being a Quick-Play Spell makes it very versatile. In Combo 1, an alternative play is to add Splight Starter from deck to hand instead of Splight Smashers. Splight Starter could be set and activated on opponent’s turn to Special Summon Splight Red or Splight Carrot for additional monster effect or Spell/Trap effect negation.

Combo 4 and Combo 5 are simple tricks to make use of Gigantic Splight or Crystron Halqifibrax to Special Summon a ‘hand trap’ and then using Swap Frog to bounce it back to hand, effectively adding Maxx “C” or Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring to your disruptions.

Combo 6 uses Maxx “C” as a springboard to kick-start the combo. Swap Frog would later bounce Maxx “C” back to hand so there is no downside.

Splight Elf is also useful for dodging Called by the Grave. When Called by the Grave is activated by targeting Maxx “C”, Splight Elf could be activated in a Chain to Special Summon back Maxx “C”. During resolution, Called by the Grave would be unable to banish and negate Maxx “C”, and Maxx “C” would resolve successfully. The same could be applied to Toadally Awesome to dodge Called by the Grave while the opponent controls a monster.

Splight could also quickly end games with Gigantic Splight and Cat Shark. While Gigantic Splight has a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monster as its material, its original ATK would be doubled to 3200. Cat Shark ② effect could then be used on Gigantic Splight to double its original ATK, bringing it up to 6400.

 

Conclusion

High consistency, easy combos and decently strong opening setups make Splight a powerful top contender in the current OCG 2022.04 metagame.

Disrupting Gigantic Splight would be the most effective method to stop Splight, but they could open with a Splight Red or Splight Carrot to protect their combo from ‘hand traps’. Often at least two ‘hand traps’ are needed to have a chance at stopping Splight from going off.

Dark Ruler No More is sufficient to disable the standard Splight Elf and Toadally Awesome opening setup. However, they are likely to be supplemented with ‘hand traps’. Splight only needs 1 or 2 cards to start their combo, allowing the deck to run upwards of 15 ‘hand traps’ in the Main Deck.

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4 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    Im genuinely horrified

  2. Ikaros says:

    Why do you need the Maxx C in Combo 6? Couldn’t you just Normal Summon the Splight?

  3. Brandon Evans says:

    I love this, and Britney yugioh needs more of this. Could you do a despia invoked dogma primer?

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