I honestly don't remember the elemental balance wheel for Naruto.
Fire > Wind > Lightning > Water > Earth > ...
In any regard, puppets pretend to be presence. Remember 10v100? It had a lot of broken combos that involved Monkey King Enma-esque hand-spilling.
The only problem is 0/2, 0/1, 0/3, 1/2 and so on don't make for good team numbers. Wind is a support element. That's why this meta looks so odd from both a tournament view and card-know-how view. Void lost it's rights as a top tier because of Earth/X. Earth/X includes Earth/Void. Water is coming back as Water/Wind instead of Water/Lightning. Mill has become null and void thanks to the 1st and Naruto S&M.
But yes, puppets are the only semblance of field presence Wind has, and even then it's a ghost of one. That's why I said what I did. Puppets are beautiful on paper. They're bad on cardstock.