Lekunga

While Worm Bait might be getting the hype recently, I think that another token spawning card is equally deserving of attention.

A monster that you might not even know about may be the next big thing for WATER Attribute decks. Introducing a card that you probably saw in passing in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links – the token spawning Lekunga.

   

Lekunga
WATER Plant / Effect
LV4 1700/500
You can banish 2 WATER monsters from your Graveyard; Special Summon 1 “Lekunga Token” (Plant-Type/WATER/Level 2/ATK 700/DEF 700) in Attack Position.

This article will also introduce the WATER Nimble monsters which can be used alongside Lekunga to swarm the field.

Nimble AnglerNimble Manta and Nimble Sunfish are Level 2 Fish monsters with the ability to special summon each other, or another copy of themselves, onto the field when certain conditions are met.

   

Nimble Angler
WATER Fish/ Effect
LV2 600/100
If this card is sent from the hand or Deck to the Graveyard: You can Special Summon up to 2 Level 3 or lower “Nimble” monsters from your Deck, except “Nimble Angler”.

   

Nimble Manta
WATER Fish/ Effect
LV2 800/100
When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can Special Summon any number of “Nimble Manta” from your Deck.

 

  Nimble Sunfish
WATER Fish/ Effect
LV2 1000/100
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, send 1 Fish-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. Then, you can Special Summon 1 “Nimble Sunfish” from your Deck.


Nimble Angler
can be used to summon out Nimble Sunfish and Nimble Manta out to the field.

While Nimble Sunfish may be slightly unsuitable for the current format where monsters are usually destroyed by card effects, when it does get destroyed by battle, you can send Nimber Angler from your deck to your graveyard.The aim of this engine is to swarm the field and make plays by Link Summoning and Xyz Summoning.

With the combined efforts of Nimble Angler and Nimble Sunfish, you will be able to put up to three monsters on the board once Nimble Sunfish gets destroyed by battle.

Otherwise, Nimble Sunfish and Nimble Manta usually act as fodder monsters to be special summoned out.

A friend suggested the use of That Grass Looks Greener to fill up your graveyard with monsters to be banished with Lekunga, while triggering the effects of any Nimble Sunfish sent to the graveyard. Lenkunga‘s tokens can be used for Link Summoning, building the field with threatening monsters such as Topologic Bomber Dragon or Firewall Dragon. The Nimble monsters can then be used for Xyz Summoning.

Toadally Awesome and The Phantom Knights of Cursed Javelin are strong monsters to have out on an opening field to establish board control. The recently released Number 29: Mannequin Cat can also be useful.

 

To inflate the deck to a deck size of 60 cards, one can consider utilising a Frog engine as well. Swap Frog helps fill the grave with more targets for Lekunga to banish while Ronintoadin benefits from being in the graveyard as well.

Conclusion

Being a plant type, Lekunga can be tutored out using Lonefire Blossom. To expand on the plant engine, Dandylion may be useful in a That Grass Looks Greener version. Spore gives the deck Synchro Summon capabilities.

Tokens are phenomenal in the current format since they can be used for Link Summoning. A single Scapegoat can extend into two Missus Radiant or Firewall Dragon. This gives older Token-generating cards a chance to be useful again.

 

A video showcasing Lekunga with the Nimble archetype can be found here.

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