Spright Elf – #POTE-EN049
2 monsters, including a Level/Rank/Link 2 monster
Cannot be used as Link Material the turn it is Link Summoned. Your opponent cannot target monsters this card points to with card effects. During the Main Phase (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Level 2 monster in your GY, or, if your opponent controls a monster, you can target 1 Rank/Link 2 monster instead; Special Summon it. You can only use this effect of “Spright Elf” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: October 5th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Spright Elf is the archetype Link monster, that, while it isn’t included in the Sprights Special Summon ability (Level & Rank 2 apply), it factors into its strategy in a major way.
Two monsters, but you need a Level/Rank/Link 2 monster for this cards Link Summon. Not sure why you’d link away your best Xyz Rank 2 for this unless you have used up all the resources on it, however the game may already be over by then. Regardless, any of those options can make Elf. The restriction on not being able to link climb using Elf the turn its summoned is a downer, however, the protection Elf offers monsters it points to makes up for that. Targeting protection is better than no protection at all and can help redirect spot removal to Elf instead of say, your Gigantic Spright.
Quick Effect during the Main Phase of either turn to Special Summon a Level/Rank/Link 2 will trigger any of your Main Deck Spright effects and give you a body in all cases. Protecting yourself on your opponent’s turn is just as important as getting another piece for combos on your turn. Elf can bring back your searcher Spright monsters, and, with that summon is enough to get you to another Gigantic Spright or another Spright Elf. Gigantic Spright is important to the function of the Deck, but Elf immediately is a +1 and will be every turn they are on the board. If they could attach a Level or Link 2 to an Xyz Rank 2 it would be incredible.
Spright Elf is a must in the Extra Deck. Immediately pays you back for the summon, can get you a plus each turn it stays on the field, can protect monsters from targeting, and is easy to make. I don’t think you’d want to run it in any other archetype or deck just because there aren’t many decks that are Level/Rank 2-based, but if someone could create one other than this, this is a card they’d have to add.
Until Next Time
We begin to look at the Spright Extra Deck now as we look at their Link Monster in the middle of the week: Spright Elf.
Elf is a Link-2 FIRE Thunder with 1400 ATK and arrows pointing Bottom Left and Bottom Right. ATK is alright I guess, arrows are great, FIRE is good, and Thunder is nice. The summoning materials are any 2 monsters, just as long as one of them is a Level/Rank/Link 2 monster, so it’s fairly generic to summon as long as you run any of the 2s. First, we get a restriction to prevent this from being used as Link Material the turn it’s Link Summoned, so you know this should be a good card. You also get targeting protection on the monsters this card points to against any of the opponent’s effects, which is pretty insane to just give to any monster just for pointing to it. Finally, we get a Quick Effect in the Main Phase to revive any Level 2 monster, or you can revive a Rank/Link 2 if the opponent controls a monster. Pretty open ended here, which is good. This can easily trigger your Spright effects for one, but being able to revive any Level 2 does make this useful in varying strategies. You might not be that likely to revive a Rank 2 unless you just need a body on board, but getting your Link-2s back is also nice since there’s a ton of good ones. Hard once per turn on the revival, which is fine. Spright Elf being as generic as it is with its effects is honestly pretty crazy. Anything gets targeting protection and you revive any Level/Rank/Link 2 for free basically. Honestly, if you run Level 2s, you might as well toss this in cause you can give all your bosses protection while reviving your monsters you used to specifically make this.
Advanced Rating: 4.75/5
Art: 5/5 I honestly really like this, looks like a strong little guy.
Spright Elf is up for midweek review, appropriately enough Link 2. Fire and Thunder, still fun, modestly respectable 1400 atk and Link Summon requires any 2 Monsters BUT one must be a Level/Link/Rank 2 Monster…which also fits the Theme inside the Theme. Summoning sickness here applying for a Turn delay to be used as Link Summon hurts somewhat, but it’s not at all a crippling blow. Anything Linked to this does gain Targeted Immunity from the opponent’s Effects, however, is awesome. A Once per Turn Quick Effect lets you Target and Special Summon a Level 2 Monster from your Graveyard. But that expands to Rank and Link 2 Monsters as well, so long as your opponent controls a Monster. How hard is that. This is a terrific card for the Theme. Decent attack, easy to drop, great protection, and the potential to revive each Turn via Quick Effect? Yes, please.
Art: 4.5/5 too-these cards seem to have wonderful art, and I’m loving it. Take a few seconds to look at some of these
The first of Spright’s de jure boss monsters, Spright Elf is a link 2 FIRE Thunder monster with bottom right and bottom left arrows, which are fairly typical for a non-gimmick Link 2. Spright Elf can be summoned with any two monsters as long as one of them is level, Rank, or Link 2, which does open it up for generic use in any archetype with consistent access to level 2 monsters, even without a single main deck Spright. Predictably for a Link 2, it has a relatively low attack stat of 1400, so you’ll want to protect it if you can.
Elf can’t be used as Link material the turn it’s summoned, which is actually fine, because its other effects are quite nasty to justify it (plus in Spright decks, you usually can’t make Link 3s anyway, and you can still Xyz summon, hint hint). Elf protects the monsters it points to from targeting effects, which isn’t too huge, but it can save you in a pinch, and it can become annoying very quickly if it’s backed up by a strong board. Elf’s claim to fame is its hard once per turn Quick effect, letting you Special Summon any level 2 monster from your Graveyard during the Main Phase (or a Rank or Link 2 if your opponent controls a monster). You don’t have to be an electrician to see where this is going; classically, Spright decks would use Elf as a combo piece to help summon Toadally Awesome. On your opponent’s turn, after Toadally Awesome tributes itself to negate an opponent’s effect, all they need to do is summon a monster so you can bring Toad back for yet another negate. Alternatively, you can summon I:P Masquerena to bypass the Link restriction, letting you access Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess if you wish. Elf’s only real weakness is lacking protection itself, so it usually has to rely on Toadally Awesome or other negates to protect it. Earlier in the format, Spright decks would summon Dupe Frog off of Toadally Awesome to protect Spright Elf from being destroyed by battle, but with the Frog engine essentially neutered, time will tell how Spright evolves from here.
Art: 4/5 The International Space Station?! Can’t remember when it had gatling guns though.
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