Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Fun Theory Part 4: Nimble HERO

Theres has been quite a lot of nimble decks springing up recently, so I guess I'll post my up now before it gets too stale for anybody's liking :)

I have been tinkering with these deck for the past few days. Although its not quite the perfect build yet, I'm sure that it will be fun enough for you guys out there. Below is the decklist for my Nimble HERO deck:

Nimble HERO  (PS: this is an updated build from the original post)

Monsters (20):

[2] Elemental HERO Bubbleman
[1] Elemental HERO Airman
[1] Light And Darkness Dragon
[2] Junk Synchron
[2] Metabo-Shark
[3] Nimble Angler
[3] Nimble Manta
[3] Nimble Sunfish
[3] Swap Frog

Spells (14):

[3] Forgotten Capital Lemuria
[1] Dark Hole
[1] Foolish Burial
[1] Future Fusion
[1] Heavy Storm
[1] Monster Reborn
[2] Moray Of Greed
[2] Mystical Space Typhoon
[1] Pot Of Avarice
[1] Terraforming

Traps (6):

[1] Bottomless Trap Hole
[2] Phoenix Wing Wind Blast
[1] Solemn Judgement
[2] Torrential Tribute

Extra (15):

[1] Elemental HERO Absolute Zero
[1] A.O.J Catastor
[1] Magical Android
[1] Brionac, Dragon Of The Ice Boundary
[2] Solid Frozen Ganetsu
[1] Number 96: Black Mist
[1] Blade Armor Ninja
[1] Daigusto Emeral
[1] Lavalval Chain
[1] Maestroke The Symphony Djinn
[1] Number 50: Black Corn
[1] Heavy Machinery King Doboku Zaku
[1] Tiras, Keeper Of Genesis
[1] Photon Streak Bouncer

To explore this deck, we first take a look at this new card from Abyss Rising, Nimble Angler

Card Name: Nimble Angler
Level: 2
Atrribute: Water
Type: Fish
Stats: 600/ 100
Effect: If this card is sent from your hand or Deck to the Graveyard: Special Summon up to 2 Level 3 or lower "Nimble" monsters from your Deck, except "Nimble Angler".

Nimble Angler is the main star of this deck, and also the reason why I choose to run a small HERO engine in this deck. Do take note that the effect of Nimble Angler is mandatory, so even if you use this card as a cost, i.e the 2 copies of Phoenix Wing Wind Blast or even using this card as a synchro material monster, its effect will still be able to trigger.

When this card is sent to the graveyard, you will be able to special summon the copies of Nimble Manta and/or Nimble Sunfish from your deck, so being able to use its effect on its first turn will give you an instant Solid Frozen Ganetsu or if you choose to use the effect of 'Forgotten Capital Lemuria" you can make both monsters special summoned by Nimble Angler to be level 4s, and make Rank 4 monsters like Daigusto Emeral or Lavalval Chain, Lavalval chain can even send one more card from deck. So if you send another Nimble Angler, you get to special summon another 2 monsters and make a Solid Frozen Ganetsu on the first turn.

Lets pause here first and take a look at Forgotten Capital Lemuria

Card Name: Forgotten Capital Lemuria
Type: Field Spell
Effect: This card's name is treated as "Umi". All WATER monsters gain 200 ATK and DEF. Once per turn, during your Main Phase: While this card is face-up on the field, you can increase the Level of each WATER monster you control by the number of WATER monsters you control, until the End Phase.

So from viewing Forgotten Capital Lemuria, you will realise that your monsters can go into a variety of levels, thus making different rank exceeds. This will require you to think through your move carefully to utilise the effect of this card to the maximum.

There are many card choices that I placed in this deck to increase the chances of using Nimble Angler's effect on the first turn. Cards like Foolish Burial, Future Fusion and Swap Frog are all cards that can enable the effect of Nimble Angler to occur during the first turn. If you have for example, Foolish Burial, a Nimble monster and Forgotten Capital Lemurai on the first turn, you can even go for more fun stuff:

1) Activate foolish Burial, sending in Nimble Angler, special summon 2 copies of Nimble Monster.
2) Normal Summon the Nimble monster from your hand.
3) Activate Forgotten Capital Lemuria and make all 3 monsters level 5
4) Overlay all 3 monsters for Heavy Machinery King Doboku Zaku


1) discard Nimble Angler from hand to special summon Swap Frog
2) Activate Nimble Angler's effect, special summoning 2 Nimble monsters from deck.
3) Activate Forgotten Capital Lemuria and make all 3 monsters level 5
4) Overlay all 3 monsters for Heavy Machinery King Doboku Zaku

Other card choices I have teched are Junk Synchro since there are 11 monsters in this deck that are level 2, so making level 5 synchros is a piece of cake. Genex Undine is also used in this deck to send Nimble Angler to the grave as well as thin deck by searching out Genex Controller.

The 3 HERO monsters are mainly there for Future Fusion, but they can also can be used as beatsticks. Metab-Shark essentially works like a mini-Pot Of Avarice, sending back 2 fish monsters so that there will always be plentiful of special summoning targets for Nimble Angler. If you have for example a Metabo-Shark and Elemental HERO Bubbleman in hand, you can even do some fun combos:

1) Summon Metabo-Shark, send back 2 fish monsters from grave to deck.
2) Activate Forgotten Capital Lemuria
3) Set all spell/trap
4) special summon Elemental HERO Bubbleman from your hand.
5) Activate Forgotten Capital Lemuria's effect, make Metabo-Shark and Bubbleman level 6
6) Overlay the 2 of them for Photon Streak Bouncer.

From what you can probably see by now, this deck is extremely combo-oriented, so there are many other stuff that you will be able to do with this deck, so I'll end off this decklist post here today. Do try this deck out, its really fun :)


  1. I tried out ur deck, and i make my own changes and make 1 Hero-Nimble and 1 Synchro nimble if u want ill post them here. :)

    1. Sure! it would be best if the other readers can have more opinions on this deck, pls go ahead and post it here. by the way, I have updated my new build in this post as well :)

  2. You still write undine in the explanation even though you removed it