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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

Beatdown Version

Destiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - Vyon
Destiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - DreamerMask Change
Mask ChangeMask ChangeHey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Hey, Trunade!Polymerization
Treacherous Trap HoleTreacherous Trap Hole----
Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiVision HERO TrinityDestiny HERO - Dangerous-

Balance (Post Banlist)

Deck is created by Ariユキ

Destiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - Drilldark
Destiny HERO - DrilldarkCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneMask ChangeMask ChangeMask Change
Super Rush HeadlongSuper Rush HeadlongXing Zhen Hu ReplicaWall of DisruptionWall of DisruptionWall of Disruption
Curse of AnubisWindstorm of Etaqua----
Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO Anki---

Destiny Calling (Post-Banlist)

Destiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - Drilldark
Destiny HERO - DrilldarkVision HERO - VyonCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneMask Change
Mask ChangeMask ChangeForbidden ChaliceDestiny DrawPolymerizationWall of Disruption
Curse of AnubisWindstorm of Etaqua----
Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiDestiny HERO - DangerousVision HERO Trinity-

Titan Showdown

Deck is created by フレール@freresduellinks

Destiny HERO - MaliciousDestiny HERO - MaliciousVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonVision HERO - VyonDestiny HERO - Celestial
Destiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - DreamerDestiny HERO - DreamerCosmic CycloneCosmic Cyclone
Cosmic CycloneMask ChangeMask ChangeMask ChangeHey, Trunade!Destiny Draw
PolymerizationTreacherous Trap Hole----
Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiVision HERO TrinityDestiny HERO - Dangerous-

Set skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the ATK of all face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300. This skill can only be used once per turn
Seto Kaiba
Seto Kaiba
[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
[Skill] descriptionUser
Titan Showdown
Whichever player has double or more LP than the other takes double battle damage.
Rex Raptor
Rex Raptor
[Skill] descriptionUser
Destiny Calling
Can be used after your Life Points are at 2000 or below. Play the Field Spell "Dark City." If there already is Field Spell on your side of the Field, return it to your hand. This skill can only be used once per Duel.
Aster Phoenix
Aster Phoenix

How to Use

The main idea is to use a beatstick variant of a Destiny Hero deck with the skill Destiny Calling, but add in 3 copies of Mask Change together with Masked Hero Anki in the extra deck. We are basically revisiting this decklist http://duellinks.gamea.co/c/phu7qflz , which uses Cosmic Cyclone to trigger your skill Destiny Calling putting Dark City on your side of the field.

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

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 like Amazoness, Archfiend, and Sea Stealth Attack.

Forbidden Chalice

Another great card right now in the meta because it can stop Sylvans from activating their effects, but it also has synergy with Masked Hero Anki because 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

King of Games [Apr 2018]

PhoenixST [Destiny HERO with Red-Eyes Slash Version]

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PhoenixSTDestiny CallingApr 3

Oken [Destiny HERO Version]

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OkenRestartApr 4

Sapere Aude [Destiny HERO Version]

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Sapere AudeDestiny CallingApr 6

satankitty [Destiny HERO Version]

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satankittyDestiny CallingApr 8

[DMK] Jay [Destiny HERO Version]

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[DMK] JayMaster of FusionApr 9

moduwa [Destiny HERO Version]

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moduwaDestiny CallingApr 9

Kakashi [Destiny HERO Version]

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KakashiDestiny CallingApr 10

GNcell [Destiny HERO Version]

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GNcellDestiny CallingApr 10

EvoWarrior5 [Destiny HERO Version]

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EvoWarrior5Destiny CallingApr 10

Comments

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Anonymous latest
Vyon is limited. And Komoney know full well that people only bought 2 of those structure decks with cash for 2 more copies of Vyon.

Nicely done, money robbers.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous latest Reply
I only used 2 Vyon. But even that was too much for Komoney.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous latest Reply
I only used 2 Vyon. But even that was too much for Komoney.
Anonymous 5hour ago
this deck needs to be Nerf-fed using 3 of the spell cards in 1 turn is giving this deck way to much power
Lu 13days ago
I have Spellbook, Fur, Amazon, and vampire decks but masked/fusion D-HEROES is my favorite deck to play. Sadly, I struggle a lot against Amazon, any idea how to effectively counter it, My list.

2x Drilldark
2x Malicious
2x Celestial
2x Decider
1x Dreamer
1x Vyon (I might purchase the second instead of dreamer)
1x Destiny Draw
3x Mask Change
1x Polymerization
1x Forbidden Chalice
2x Cosmic Cyclone
1x Trunade
1x Treacherous Traphole
EX: 3x Anki, Trinity, Dangerous.

I use it with destiny calling, a tie that binds, beatdown, LP alpha, or nothing at all. I use a slightly different version with spell specialist.
<< Anonymous(Lu)
Rogo 13hour ago Reply
3x drilldark
2x malicious
2x celestial
3x decider
1x dreamer
1x vyon
1x destiny draw
3x mask change
1x polymerization
2x forbidden chalice
1x treacherous traphole
EX: same

KOG deck, october. fun + amazing combos

you can handle to get 9 cards on deck at first turn, as i said, its amazing.
<< Anonymous(Lu)
Rogo 13hour ago Reply
Ah and this deck is T1, not T2, be sure about that my friend
Anonymous 5days ago
What a Powerhouse
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Honestly...
Valencia
Since the decks I posted on here are pretty old (and imo, pretty sucky) I decided to update this. Here is masked hero fusion version (August KOG).
<< Anonymous(totalgaming)
Aster lover 1days ago Reply
No worries. If you want, you could leave your IGN or duelist ID so that I could add you later.
<< Anonymous(Aster lover)
totalgaming 1days ago Reply
my ign is the same i use here
<< Anonymous(totalgaming)
totalgaming 1days ago Reply
or just use the id 357478567
<< Anonymous(totalgaming)
Aster lover 1days ago Reply
Thanks. I will add it later.
Aster lover 3days ago
Against amazoness, I try to win by only direct attacking with Anki. I will use vyon to put celestials into the graveyard and wait for more mask changes and chalice when I draw with it and destiny draw. I will wait to use backrow removal on onslaught before anything else. Cosmic cyclone is not always the best choice because TTH will still activate if another trap is banished and not in the graveyard. Their starting hand is almost always 3 traps and 1 monster (the princess about 98% of the time). Very annoying and long duels.
<< Anonymous(Aster lover)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
^^
Anonymous
Why T2? It’s a T1..
<< Anonymous(Anonymous No. 2)
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
The only deck I struggle badly against -

Of course this is no tier 1 if only 1 deck counters it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
1 deck, and that is the cheapest deck in the game that everybody run. Dont forget anout cipher soldier and cyber stein/
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
**about
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
It is impossible to win if you going first.
Just played against this deck, two cosmic cyclones to remove my two traps.
And then he attacked three times on the same turn through mask change..

Anonymous No. 2 3days ago
This deck has recently once again gained tremendous popularity.
It's almost on par with Fur Hire in terms of popularity atm.
Interestingly, Trunade is played a lot less in favor of Cosmic Cyclone (I guess more people gained access to that card with the new UR Dream Ticket) and Galaxy Cyclone.
Anonymous 6days ago
I'd never ask for a nerf on this deck, plenty of people loves it and it's not good to shit on others.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
And what about the people who get shit on by this deck? Both Anki and Mask Change both need limiting, the OTK potential is stupid. This plus Amazoness run rampant in ranked..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
I have no doubt
Everybody loves to win and easy victory strikes you wanted to say
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I'm not about to jump on the meta bandwagon because something is OP right now, I'm very much against meta in all games purely because I keep seeing people run the same shit all the time. I enjoy seeing some originality and uniqueness which Konami has fucked up on especially with Amazoness, which is why I never want to run them regardless of win potential.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
If I wanted to win and get easy victory streaks then I would run these meta decks like everyone else seems to do in ranked, otherwise I'll actually enjoy the game.
Anonymous 8days ago
All who say that this is a Tier 2 deck just liars who do not want their expensive P2W deck to be nerfed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Mask is OP but not so hard to counter!! Econ or shpere kuri and anki is doomed with his 1200 DEF! Wod, mirror wall, floodgate, and Widespread kill this deck so easily. This particular deck struggles so bad against Odion! I think it could be tier 1 but it's not that invisible!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
traps don't do any shit to the Heroes
Anonymous 7days ago
every time I play against this deck, everything repeats the same

cosmoc cyclone - trunade - to get rid of my backrow

3 change masks to finish OTK
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Why should I make my deck worse only to counter this imbalance shit
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
It depends on what deck you run!! I don't think it's that hard to counter masked heroes especially when they use up all their masks!!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
>Wah my backrow is getting removed and i keep getting otked!
>huh Kuriboh? That would make my deck more inconsistent!
Just do it
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Lol dude, when I changed my deck my first opponent was with Cyber angel deck and all the Heroes just disappeared..
Anonymous 8days ago
what an epic deck bro

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