Candy Crush Saga Special Candy Combos

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While a guide in its own right, this is actually part two of our Candy Crush Saga Special Candies Guide. Hit “Prev” to view the first page if you missed it.

Candy Crush Saga Special Candy Combinations

Each special candy can be matched with another special candy to create a different, and usually better effect. There are a bunch of special candy combos associated with candy boosters, which I won’t get into, because I figure most people won’t want to pay money to try them out. So, for the “common” special candy combos, below I’ve explained what each does, and how it is best used.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Striped Candy + Striped Candy

Striped Candy + Striped Candy

Striped + striped is a workhorse combo that you should get used to using frequently. When you make this match, it creates a “plus sign” effect which clears the row and column from the site of the match. Note that this effect occurs, regardless of the direction of the stripes on the matched candies. This can be helpful if the stripes on your candies are the wrong direction. It can also be very helpful for positioning, and since it only takes two candies to create the special combo, it will save you the time and turns of moving other candies close enough to match with your striped candy.

  • Use Striped + Striped in positions where you want to use a regular striped, but your striped candies are not in the direction you want, or you don’t have enough other candies to make a match.
  • Use Striped + Striped in an area with a lot of jelly or chocolate that you want to clear out.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Striped Candy + Wrapped Candy

Striped Candy + Wrapped Candy

As I previously alluded, this is one of the best special candy combos. When you form this combo, there is a similar “plus sign” effect as with striped + striped, except that in each direction the clearing explosion is three candies wide!!! This clears a wide swath of the board, and can sometimes be a single move win. It has many applications, including:

  • Use anywhere that you would use Striped + Striped, but with a greater effect.
  • For completely clearing an area of jelly or chocolate.
  • Doing significant damage, or wiping out targets that are outside the “matchable area”.
  • Completely clearing the path of, or significantly advancing ingredients.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Striped Candy + Color Bomb

Striped Candy + Color Bomb

One of the reasons striped + wrapped nudges into the best spot for special candy combos, is that it is much easier to create. Striped + color bomb is often more powerful, but since color bombs can’t be moved directly without causing a match with another candy, it is a lot hard to make this special candy combo happen. If you do succeed in creating it, the color bomb will explode and make all candies that are the color of the striped candy change into striped candies with stripes of random directions. They will then all explode in random order, creating multiple column and row bursts. It is sometimes beneficial to try a few random matches to get a few more candies of the target color on the screen, because if there are enough striped candies created in this way, it can clear the entire board. Needless to say, this can often lead to a single move win. A few things to consider with this combo.

  • When you have a striped + color bomb combo ready, check how many other candies you have that are the same color as the striped candy. If there are only a few, and you can spare the moves, try to clear some other candies to get a few more on the screen. Be very careful not to mess up your striped + color bomb combo though.
  • This combo is a good “hail mary pass” when you are out of other options. As you get better at sizing up your odds of winning, start looking for this combo when you reach the point that it is the only chance at winning.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Wrapped Candy + Wrapped Candy

Wrapped Candy + Wrapped Candy

I don’t know why I finded the wrapped + wrapped combo so underwhelming, but I do. I feel that it is perhaps even harder to get than Wrapped + Color Bomb, and its applications are narrow. If you are so inclined to make a wrapped + wrapped combo, you’ll be rewarded with a massive explosion which projects out in a two candy square box from each of the two wrapped candies. The candies will then drop down through the cleared candies and explode again in typical wrapped candy fashion. This combo is mediocre to good in a few scenarios:

  • The wrapped candy + wrapped candy combo generates a lot of points and can make a big difference on points levels, or on another level where you can meet the objective but are having trouble with the point total.
  • Wrapped + wrapped can be pretty good at clearing out a tight cluster of jellies, licorice, chocalate, or just regular candies. This makes it useful in some of the same circumstances as striped + wrapped, but I feel the lack of the row/column projections make it much less useful in general.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Wrapped Candy + Color Bomb

Wrapped Candy + Color Bomb

Perhaps the absolute least exciting special candy combo is wrapped + color bomb. This combo has the effect of basically two stand alone color bombs, except that the second is for a random color not of your choosing. As you read above, I think the color bomb by itself is often not so great. Adding in a second color bomb that you don’t get to control, doesn’t add much – especially considering how hard it is to form this combo. This combo can be used for any time you need to non-specifically wipe out some candy. If you already wanted to use the color bomb on the color that the wrapped candy happens to be go for it. Otherwise, I’d consider using them separately and saving the color bomb for the color of your choice.



Candy Crush Saga Special Candies: Color Bomb + Color Bomb

Color Bomb + Color Bomb

As I mentioned above, this combo is extremely hard to get, and a rare treat you should capitalize on any chance you get. When the two color bombs are matched, a chain reaction sets off that destroys all candies on the screen. Because of the sometimes sadistic rules of Candy Crush Saga, this doesn’t result in a win as often as I feel it should, but it is still something that is downright fun (if you like crushing candies). There isn’t much to be said in terms of strategy. If you get this pair, just match them.

Summary

What separates Candy Crush Saga from other match-3 games is the special candies. Learning how to create and effectively use each special candy will be essential to defeating some of the tougher levels. It is a lot to learn all at once, so keep this guide bookmarked and refer back to it whenever you have questions. With enough crushing, you’ll have it memorized before you know it.

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  • Yana

    Great advice!

  • walkie

    Having completed all 565 levels available as of today, I this article observant and spot on, I agree with almost everything it says, and everybody should heed the advice. Just a few qualifications. First, contrary to what’s said here, I use the wrapped+color combination a lot on large open fields, because more often than not wiping out two colors results in more special candies (or possibilities to create them) than you lose. It’s especially useful when you need a ton of points. In fact, killing just ONE color with a color candy can give you upwards of 50-70K points, especially if there are time bombs of that color. Second, on dropdown levels with multiple-hit walls at the bottom, I prefer wrapped candies near the wall to the wrapped-striped combination, because they produce two hits instead of one. That extra hit is extremely valuable especially with ingredients blocking direct access to the wall. Third, although it’s already mentioned twice, I can’t stress enough how useful the striped+color combo is on jelly/walled levels.But just as important, creating this combo should be a priority on any “complete all orders” levels where striped candies are part of the order. This is because by destroying just one striped with a color candy you’re creating tons of other striped across the board that count toward your order. By the way, most order levels later in the game are impossible to complete without massive combo chains..Finally, I wish the article discussed fish-special candy combinations. Long story short, these are useful on open fields, but if the combo-fish hits a candy and not a wall, licorice, or chocolate, your special candy you put in the combo goes to waste.

  • walkie

    Having completed all 565 levels available as of today, I this article observant and spot on, I agree with almost everything it says, and everybody should heed the advice. Just a few qualifications. First, contrary to what’s said here, I use the wrapped+color combination a lot on large open fields, because more often than not wiping out two colors results in more special candies (or possibilities to create them) than you lose. It’s especially useful when you need a ton of points. In fact, killing just ONE color with a color candy can give you upwards of 50-70K points, especially if there are time bombs of that color. Second, on dropdown levels with multiple-hit walls at the bottom, I prefer wrapped candies near the wall to the wrapped-striped combination, because they produce two hits instead of one. That extra hit is extremely valuable especially with ingredients blocking direct access to the wall. Third, although it’s already mentioned twice, I can’t stress enough how useful the striped+color combo is on jelly/walled levels.But just as important, creating this combo should be a priority on any “complete all orders” levels where striped candies are part of the order. This is because by destroying just one striped with a color candy you’re creating tons of other striped across the board that count toward your order. By the way, most order levels later in the game are impossible to complete without massive combo chains..Finally, I wish the article discussed fish-special candy combinations. Long story short, these are useful on open fields, but if instead of a candy the combo-fish hits a wall, licorice, chocolate, or anything else, your special candy that you put in the combo goes to waste.

    • EBongo

      Hi Walkie! Welcome to WOTS and thanks for sharing your experience! I’ve got a backlog of articles to get posted with the new Dreamworld levels, but I’ll come back to this one and add some comments on the Wrapped + Color Bomb combo, as I’ve found from more personal experience and from feedback from others that it is very useful for Color Bomb chaining. As for Fish, and for that matter Coconut Wheels and Checkbox Candies – I left those out on the first pass because most folks will have to pay to ever see them. At some point I’ll probably revisit to add on the additional combos, as soon as I can find the time. :) For my own part, I’m a big Fish + Wrapped fan. Fish + Color Bomb seems nearly worthless by comparison. Congrats on beating 565, and I hope you find some useful info on other games on our site as well!

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