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Masked HERO: deck recipe

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update 01/08/2018

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-

Destiny Calling (Pre-Banlist)

Destiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - DrilldarkDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - CelestialDestiny HERO - Celestial
Destiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderDestiny HERO - DeciderCosmic CycloneCosmic CycloneMask Change
Mask ChangeMask ChangeEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerEnemy ControllerForbidden Chalice
Forbidden ChalicePowerful Rebirth-Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO Anki

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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Valencia 1days ago
Fusion version. The only thing I can't seem to decide on is if I should drop 2 deciders or 1 decider and one drilldark to add 2 malicious instead. Sometimes I get the worst luck, like only getting dark hex sealed fusion with all spells/traps in my starting hand in my non-fusion version of this and I can just see myself starting with 2 malicious, so I am still afraid. But I will probably add them.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover latest Reply
Haha, this is happen. :)
You should play 2 Malicious and 3 Vyon, and 2 Celestial, and 1 or 2 Drilldark, I think it's enough.
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia latest Reply
I heard a horror story on reddit similar to what I went through. It could always happen. So 8 or 9 is good, I guess. I will have decider, though.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover latest Reply
Haha, you actually like Decider, and it's not that good card, as long as you have 3 Ankis. Do what you like!
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia latest Reply
Well... Decider is not good for his effect when you want to keep Celestial in the graveyard. But aside from that, I really like the card.
Mozart 5hour ago
Even with Fur Hires everywhere, Amazones, spellbooks and so on, I got KOG today for the 4th time in a row with Masked Heroes. Anyone who thinks this deck doesn't deserve his high tier rank, has just never been able to enjoy playing with it. I'm keeping this deck till it gets totally nerved :D
Valencia
This is my non-fusion version of masked/destiny heroes. So far, it has been working a lot better than my old fusion one with polymerization from before, so I thought I would post it here. (I don't really consider RESD as a fusion).
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
impen. attack
wall of d
ultimate prov
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Why destiny draw but no malicious? The two of them combo perfectly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Cheers pal
<< Anonymous
Valencia 1days ago Reply
Malicious will be added to the fusion version. This one is a little bit different.
Anonymous 8days ago
As a new player, is it worth for me to spent my gems on this deck since this is an old deck? Or should i spent it on newest box?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
go for fur hire b4 nerf
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Go for it. This box has the best cards even if you're not aiming for masked heroes
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
wait until the new box since the current meta decks are getting nerfed
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Wait until the new box, should be out in about 2 weeks
Anonymous 1days ago
Got 3 anki, but zero mask change -_-
EXoTiC 25days ago
My KoG Deck
You may use Skill ( Balance ) but I like Tie That Binds because the higher OTK chance + it helps against Masked hero
<< Anonymous(EXoTiC)
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
can 2 canadia with 1 FTH viable to climb since I'm progressing to get other 2 FTH?. Do you prefer to shut down their backrow or frontrow?
<< Anonymous
EXoTiC 13days ago Reply
if u gonna use Canadia i recommend this deck
<< Anonymous
EXoTiC 13days ago Reply
u can try with 2x FTH and 1x canadia i think its going to be will , but remove backrow asap when u ready to otk
<< Anonymous(EXoTiC)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
thanks for the recommendation, but 3 canadia is probably not viable for now since I skip 2nd reset after I have 2nd anki. will try to get 2nd FTH since I prefer to use balance skill.
Mar 25days ago
How much spending gems for this
<< Anonymous(Mar)
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Too many, to build this deck properly, you will have to drop actual money.
<< Anonymous(Mar)
Heartfilia 23days ago Reply
i spend 12900 gems to build this deck.
<< Anonymous(Heartfilia)
Jolly 10days ago Reply
15000 gem plus 2$...i suggest to have 2 vyon...
Lordskylar
Koname, really pls
<< Anonymous(Lordskylar)
Anonymous Reply
i can relate bro, my third copy of Anki was the last card in the box
<< Anonymous(Lordskylar)
Just my reasoning Reply
I re-rolled the game like over 50times for a suspicion on various cards. (I do this so I can create budget decks of an archetype and play around with them)
Fun fact. When you're going pack for pack and got the card you want. Buy one more pack. If you do not, that same card won't pop up early again.
Instead, buy one more pack and then go for a reset. It will save you some gems.
<< Anonymous(Just my reasoning)
Just my reasoning Reply
Now I won't say this will happen all the time, but to my feeling,that strategy worked more often then not. I know 50times is a low number to say this but that's what I experience so far.
(And no, 50 isn't exact, but it is somewhere around that number)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply
LOL xD
Advechie 29days ago
Hey, new player here, just to be sure, the only way to have 3 Vyon is by purchasing the first deck for 500 gems, then spending real money to buy 2 copy of the same deck, right?
<< Anonymous(Advechie)
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
Blazeman and woodsman when it comes to search a poly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
problem with blazeman and woodsman is that they are not dark attribute therefore you cant use them to summon destiny hero dangerous
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
No replacements... That's why this deck was called the P2W deck par excellence on its release...
<< Anonymous(Advechie)
Slushi 13days ago Reply
Well I went and used Blazeman instead and added Gokou (Fire masked hero) He can get you a poly and with Elemental hero Nova (I think the one that lets you draw every time you kill a monser) My extra was Gokou, Anki, Trinity, E.Hero nova and d.hero Dangerous. Most times I can pull of OHKO if I go second.
Bahaa 29days ago
That deck is still tier 1,something make that deck keep going
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
It’s probaby the only top tier deck that’s worthy of its spot. You actually have to invest in this deck to pull it off, so it balances itself so there’s not so many f2p noobs running around with it. Hopefully they add more of this decks cards, like Dark Law, it would shake up the meta a bit.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15days ago Reply
Yeah, I have this deck and personally, I rather lose to an expensive versatile deck like this rather than cheap deck like amazon or fur hire
Anonymous
4th July
Already KOG with this deck

Simple tip to keep in mind:
Try to remove backrow asap and use switcheroo wisely.

P.S. Not pay to win because the deck is already old.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Nice decklist! :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I wouldn't consider a deck that isn't super-dominant P2W. There are free decks that can compete with it, it's just another option. You aren't really penalized for NOT being able to build it.

If anything, I'd consider Amazoness to be much less healthy for the game since Princess is completely unobtainable right now.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
UR ticket
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
love the deck
Anonymous
Never happened to me :/ I usually get UR's pretty fast
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
perhaps anki is the last to show up because the guy is evil y'know O,..,O lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 27days ago Reply
He's not evil, Jaden plays it in the manga, however his name is not Anki but Shadow something...

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