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Masked HERO: deck recipe

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Overview

There are only 3 Masked Heroes in the game right now, but just one of them seems actually good, which is Masked HERO Anki. This card together with Mask Change can be added to a destiny hero deck, which already had success on its own, but will now get a huge power boost.

Example Deck

Balance Version

Destiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - Drilldark
Vision HERO - VyonCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneMask ChangeMask ChangeMask Change
Destiny DrawPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaPaleozoic CanadiaXing Zhen HuTreacherous Trap Hole
Wall of DisruptionWall of Disruption----
Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO Anki---

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Balance
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck. This Skill will not activate unless you have at least 6 of each type of card (Monster, Spell, and Trap) in your Deck.
Alexis Rhodes
Alexis Rhodes

How to Use

Anki OTK

(This OTK is only possible because of a bug that doesn't half Anki's attack when he attacks directly with his effect and Titan Showdown is active.)
Use Cosmic Cyclone to banish a spell/trap card and reduce your LP to make Titan Showdown active, then used masked change to special summon Masked HERO - Anki. Anki is able to attack your opponent directly and because of Titan Showdown he will deal 5600 damage. If your opponent does not control any spell/trap card for you to use Cosmic Cyclone on, you can turn on self-chain. First activate Masked Change on your HERO and then use Cosmic Cyclone on Masked Change, you will still be able to summon Anki with your LP reduced for Titan Showdown.

Masked Hero Anki & Mask Change

The way Mask Change works is you send one HERO monster from your field to the graveyard, and then summon a Masked Hero monster from your extra deck that has the same attribute as the HERO monster that you sent. With all the Destiny Hero monsters having the DARK attribute, they are all possible targets for Mask Change to summon Masked Hero Anki.

The power from Masked Heroes and Mask Change comes from the fact that Mask Change is a quick-play spell card, meaning you can first attack with your Destiny Hero to destroy a monster or deal extra damage and then bring out your Masked Hero Anki for a second attack. You can also activate Mask Change in response to your opponent activating a card like Enemy Controller, Wall of Disruption, Super Rush Headlong etc to avoid those card effects and still get another attack in.

Besides having the highest attack of all three Masked Heroes available right now, Anki also has the best effect. He can attack your opponent directly, but his attack will be halved when you do so but most importantly when he destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, you can add another Mask Change spell card from your deck to your hand, meaning you can then use that Mask Change either on another one of your destiny hero monsters to summon another Masked Hero Anki, or use it on your Masked Hero Anki because he is a DARK attribute HERO monster. However if you do so and destroy another monster by battle you can’t add another Mask Change card to your hand because that effect can only be used once per turn.

Destiny HEROes

We use the same three Destiny Hero beatstick monsters as before, because they have the highest attack but also good effects. Destiny Hero - Celestial is great to draw cards, and with Mask Change now in this deck, more monsters will be sent to your graveyard. Decider cannot be destroyed by a level 6 or higher monster, which can counter Cyber Angel decks, he can also bring back (one time) a hero monster from your graveyard to your hand. Drilldark will allow you to swarm the field, which could be very powerful if you have access to a Mask Change spell card.

If you start with Drilldark, one other Destiny Hero monster and Mask Change you can; summon those two Destiny Hero monsters, go in for one or two attacks (depending on the amount of monsters you might want to leave one monster on the field to be destroyed by Anki), then use Mask Change on one of them to summon Anki, destroy an opponent’s monster, add a Mask Change to your hand so you can send the last Destiny Hero monster to the graveyard to get out your second Masked Hero Anki. This combo could easily be an OTK.

Spell/Trap Protection

Use these cards so that you can attack your opponent safely. Use Cosmic Cyclone to banish potentially harmful backrow. Xing Zhen Hu pins down your opponent's backrow making them unusable and take up your opponent's backrow space.
Beside protecting your monsters and allowing you to activate your skill, you can significantly slow down some decks that rely on a specific Spell/Trap card.

Destiny Draw

Destiny Draw is a great draw card that can help you get to your combo faster. You can also use the discard to put Destiny HERO - Celestial into your graveyard and use him to draw 2 more cards the next turn.

Vision HERO Vyon

Vision HERO Vyon is used to mill Destiny HERO - Celestial out of your deck so that he can later be used to draw cards. You can also banish a HERO monster from your graveyard to search out Polymerization. Since your monsters except for Celestial don't really do much in the graveyard, it is fine if you use Vyon to search Polymerization even though you do not plan to fusion summon just to thin your deck.

Additional Notes

  • The core of the deck with Destiny Calling is 3x Destiny Hero - Drilldark, 3x Destiny Hero - Celestial, 3x Destiny Hero - Decider, 2x Cosmic Cyclone, 3x Mask Change . The remaining slots can be filled with whatever good backrow cards you own. We included Powerful Rebirth, Super Rush Headlong, Enemy Controller, Mirror Wall and Floodgate Trap Hole to give you some examples.

  • You can also include the Mask Change+Masked Hero Anki package into a fusion destiny hero deck.

A fusion variant of this deck would use this as its core;

Vision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonDestiny HERO - MaliciousDestiny HERO - MaliciousDestiny HERO - Celestial
Destiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - DreamerPolymerizationPolymerizationMask Change
Mask ChangeMask ChangeMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiDestiny HERO - Dangerous

Fusion monsters

For added utility you can use fusion monsters in your deck. Sometimes you won't be able to summon Masked HERO Anki or there are some situations where Masked HERO Anki would not be effective. In case you did not draw Mask Change you can fusion summon monsters to send Celestial to the graveyard and deplete your hand so that you can use his effect. In case Celestial is not in your hand Dangerous can send him from the deck to the graveyard to gain attack. When there is a monster you cannot overpower on your opponent's field, you can fusion summon Vision HERO Trinity for a 5000 attack beater and with his ability to attack 3 times during each battle phase, you can use him to clear your opponent's monsters.

Other Useful Cards

CardExplanation
Twister
Twister
Can be used to replace Cosmic Cyclone, although not as effective for disrupting backrow.
Fire Formation - Gyokkou
Fire Formation - Gyokkou
Can be more useful than Cosmic Cyclone in some situations, but if your opponent activates his continuous trap during your draw phase this card is dead in your hand.
Forbidden Chalice
Forbidden Chalice
If you attack your opponent directly and activate Forbidden Chalice during the damage step you will deal 3200 points of direct damage instead of just 1400.

Comments

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Anonymous 11days ago
I wonder why people talk about really EXPENSIVE games here, I thought they couldn't afford 10$
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
[Talks trash about Duel Links], then promotes some other games.

Pretty interesting.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Yes It's better not to talk about other games here, because Duel links will not stand a chance even against Pokemon and other comparisons will be even sadder
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
PUBG TOOK 4000$ FROM ME! I HAVE BEEN PLAYING IT FOR 2 YEARS AGO!
Haters suck
Some retards want to see the world burn and keep hating every single deck. They started looong ago with sylvans, then amazons, furries and now heroes. Anyway, their whining is meaningless because card limitation happens several months after the release of the deck in question. And as soon as the banlist is applied a new deck arrives.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
P2W? Lol all decks in the game can be made using gems, tickets, card trader, and drops, all are free.

Yes, that's including Silent Magician. Silent Magician has been in UR event ticket twice now, just need 1 more.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Some dudes want to see the world burn.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Dude, this is perfectly normal if things in the game cost money. We all know what games are made for. This is a business and the developers do it not for the love of art or because they have to much free time. Please do not need to be so hypocritical.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
*too much
BigCloudianFan
I created a new account 1 week ago because all my characters are currently in lvl 45 lol.

Got 3 Wildheart and my 3 Tenkabito from card trader. Spent some of my gems to get two copies of magic power and 1 bashing shield and two Axe of Despair. (5 equip spells in total). And I'm currently in Legend 2.

Anki was really easy to defeat. =/
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Lovely Aster 26days ago Reply
As impossible as it sounds, it happened to me more often than you would think with blue eyes. With balance, I usually started with one of my 2 canadias or floodgate and mask changeagainst them. And there were some times when they simply couldn't summon cosmo brain first turn even with the Arkana skill. Going first actually helps. I lost more often when they started with silver's cry or 2 of them.
<< Anonymous(BigCloudianFan)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
You are pretty much right bro. Can't believe people actually keep mentioning this deck, Koa'ki Meirus all the way lol.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Yo! you know what's funny, the fact that this deck is no longer relevant in the current meta yet some people keep complaining about it. I see more buster bladers, karakuris and armades control than Masked dudes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
I don't think this deck is any relevant in the current meta. There are so many "not traps allowed decks" around.
Yugitrollz
Too all you nerds who kept saying “ThEy’lL nuRF AnKi @ THE nEXt bAn LIst”, how's the weather in the shadow realm?
<< Anonymous(Yugitrollz )
Anonymous Reply
lol i like you
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
Yeah, a pure EARTH Hero deck would need 3 Clayman to work, since the only other EARTH ones right now are Woodsman and Solid Soldier.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 23days ago Reply
And Wildheart. And Bladedge.

You don't need Clayman. And really, unless you're directly building around Masked HERO Dian, I wouldn't even use any of them aside from Solid Soldier. Clayman's worse than Woodsman and Wildheart anyway, so you shouldn't use it even if you needed another.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
They simply won't limit this deck nor vampires, nor koa'ki meiru. No need to. Stronger decks will come in the future, I can bet
Anonymous 11days ago
masked hero too stronk
need nerf anki to 1 and mask change to 2
neeb give DUel links to f2p plz can't win with my Blue-eyes elemental fur hire ooga booga T-T
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
You can always start play Assassin's Creed Odyssey while kids play pokemon solitaire
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Of course you are ignoring my point completely. Spotted the troll who just wants to whine no matter how much someone tries to help because they don't even play this game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
Not sure if the OP is serious

or just being sarcastic
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
pokemon solitaire links < Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Anonymous 11days ago
"(This OTK is only possible because of a bug that doesn't half Anki's attack when he attacks directly with his effect and Titan Showdown is active" you kidding me right? Fix it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 11days ago Reply
You kidding right? Titan has already been fixed.
Anonymous 11days ago
This deck is trash. How is it possible that duel links doesnt nerf mask change or anki? Keep nerfing useless deck go on... dl's becoming a p2w by the way thats pretty sad. Nowadays if you wanna win competitive you have to face up the tier 1 deck, masket hero and blue eyes. There isnt any deck that counter the 3 of them. Stupid game. Money's buying people, money's buying dl players, it's disgusting you have no soul
Anonymous 24days ago
Pure cancerous
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Yeah
Decks with monsters that can directly attack you the most annoying.

Even Koaki Meiru doesn't annoy me so much
Jake
This is the most brain dead deck. The need to limit Anki, it's just ridiculous otherwise. It's as pay-to-win as it gets in this game. Just an expensive, top-tier deck that takes no thought to use.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Dantesku Reply
I´m also F2P with less than 75 days playing the game and I have this deck plus Amazoness and Alien decks. Is not P2W.
<< Anonymous(Lovely Aster)
Jake 26days ago Reply
Ok, fair enough.

I just think being able to instantly summon multiple copies of Anki on any given turn, just by destroying one monster your opponent controls, is an extremely good setup.

It leads to pretty easy OTKs that very few other decks can get so often. It's a very powerful deck, that's simply not deniable.

I just don't want to be forced to build my decks around others' Masked Heroes.
<< Anonymous(Jake)
Lovely Aster 26days ago Reply
Well, to be fair, I can understand why it would look too powerful when I end up starting with a monster, mask change, and some kind of backrow removal on the first turn. That is usually a good win setup. But I also think this deck is winding down now. It used to be a lot faster when you could use 3 vyons, or even 3 celestial and econ. I don't think it will be good forever.
<< Anonymous(Dantesku)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
You’re forgetting people who have been playing for a while. We don’t have near instant access to thousands of gems.

The box with Anki has 200 packs in it, meaning it could cost up to 10,000 gems just for *one* Anki. With crappy luck getting Anki/canadia, that’s 30k gems. Plus 500 for the deck and thousands more for WoD.
Kanra 25days ago
Why is this Mask Change not banned into one card on the deck? Somehow Rose Lover is banned into two pieces, the same Enemy Controller or Champions Vigilance, and they wreak less havoc than this fucked deck for eight-year-olds spending their parents' money!
<< Anonymous(Kanra)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Because hitting Mask Change would also affect other Masked Heroes. What should be hit is the Anki itself.

Besides, if they hit Mask Change then they might think to release Mask Change II as replacement, and Mask Change II can be just as broken despite the hard OPT restriction since you can turn ANY monster into a Masked Hero.
<< Anonymous(Kanra)
Anonymous 24days ago Reply
Also, Konami has always been careful (sometimes, TOO careful) when dealing with Heroes.

It's well known to be Japanese casual players' most favorite archetype.


(and when I said "TOO careful", I meant releasing underpowered cards so that they don't have to get hit by banlist)
a random guy 27days ago
is this deck still good? with the anniversary Tickets I can get 3 Anikis and mask change but I don’t know if it will bee good, any opinions beside the “This deck is for retarded people “
<< Anonymous(a random guy)
Myth Buster 27days ago Reply
Hey man, coming from a purely competitive perspective, the deck performs pretty well. The actual success of the deck in the current meta will rely on having strong backrow in conjunction with backrow removal. We do not currently have the cards in the game to make a strong hero engine without those tools as the deck falls short to koaki very heavily if you are unable to halt their maximus or urn.
<< Anonymous(a random guy)
Myth Buster 27days ago Reply
In truth, if you wish to make a competitve deck and heroes are what you are closest to being able to build, by all means go ahead! They will be getting support in the semi-new future as leaked from the selection box so be expecting a constantly evolving deck that you can play with.
<< Anonymous(Myth Buster)
Some Random Guy 27days ago Reply
Thanks for the opinion, I guess I give it a try then, being good competitive it doesn’t matter that much to me, I just want to get to some ranks to get the free gems and stuff :)
<< Anonymous(Some Random Guy)
Jake 26days ago Reply
As is, Masked Heroes is the best deck in the game. You can get a completely brainless OTK on any given draw.
Anonymous
Do you know the stupidest thing about Masked Hero? Masked Hero considered as a fusion monster, however it can't be summoned without Mask Change, and when you summoned it with Mask Change, it doesn't count as fusion summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not the last sale. Cards first introduced in Selection Boxes will be eventually reprinted in a regular box, so we're going to see a major Hero box again like Valiant Souls in the future, a box that will feature Dian and Solid Soldier, and possibly other Hero cards.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think I know why you will need these cards instead of Anki
<< Anonymous
Jake 26days ago Reply
Good! Destiny Heroes is a completely brain-dead deck.
<< Anonymous
Jake 26days ago Reply
They basically HAVE TO limit Anki to 2 copies. It's just too easy of a deck to play. It's brainless and ruins the game for your opponent.

Right now, Masked Heroes is a true cancer deck.

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