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Masked HERO: deck recipe

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update 25/10/2018

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

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 8hour ago
So tekabito/Wildheart beatdown is really giving Mask heros the business? Maybe they’ll be on the tier list next update and masks can avoid ban hits from this recent power creep.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
I've been givin em the business with 2 cipher soldiers + 3 decider heroes + 2 amazoness warriors plus 1 vision and your standard traps. Has also been great at shutting down BEWD. Lots of rage quits and I can't help but cackle a little every time, beating the meta with a deck that's a lot easier and cheaper to build than collecting 3 Ankis.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6hour ago Reply
Not everyone played meta. Your cipher deck is too pussy and dirt cheap. Nothing proud about that.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4hour ago Reply
Oh puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu who lost in here? Oh that's right the guy above :)
BigCloudianFan 2days ago
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(BigCloudianFan)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
How many gems come with a new acc now?
<< Anonymous(BigCloudianFan)
Anonymous 15hour ago Reply
Well, anki himself doesn't really do anything other than 2800 attacker with ability to ss another masked hero if he ever destroy any monster, or a 1400 direct attacker .The masked heroes real threat is actually the trap that has been set to protect anki all along. Just deal with the trap ( for example tenkabito & wildheart duo). masked hero cannot negate ur card effect in any way :/
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14hour ago Reply
real threat is actually the trap that has been set to protect (c)

Lol it can be said even about beaver warrior deck

Anki is not threat? Just pray your Masked hero opponent has no Chalice
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(WackoTsunami)
Recycle.bin 12days ago Reply
At least the CRINGE comments are funny to read, just imagine if dark law and Mask Change II were released. Everyone would go insane lol
<< Anonymous(Recycle.bin)
WackoTsunami 7days ago Reply
I SWEAR SOME DUDES LIVE IN AN ENDLESS SALT HELL ! wtf lmao, anyway, have u realized how popular Anti-meta deck is right now? balance heroes are pretty much gone, I've played for 1 hour and I haven't met any of them.
<< Anonymous(WackoTsunami)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Go check KC report, balance & anki are still one of the most used skill & monster.
<< Anonymous
Recycle.bin 2days ago Reply
Yeah, Anki is being listed at last KC report, but... in which place dude :-)? top 40? top 50?, no masked hero deck was shared in the 2nd stage.
Anonymous 2days ago
If your missing a set of danglers this is the deck for you
Anonymous 2days ago
Yeah2, just keep complain every deck that is good until Konami limit every cards and we cant even play it anymore.
I am pretty sure people who complain about masked hero are mostly F2P players.
And also i am pretty sure "IF" masked hero got hit by konami, these "salty" players will look for other deck to complaint.. LOL
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
The circle of hating meta deck will never stop.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Yeah metas slaves are never creative.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Lol Do you seriously think they send letters with complaints to Konami or developers read anonymous posts on this site??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
meta cancer will never die
@Toon 4days ago
Everyone calls others retard in this site, I wonder if such adjective is part of some kind of trend in the internet.

Anyway, I wonder why people comment with so much salt and resent about this deck, because it's not being played in the current meta due to the fact there is a huge amount of Tenkabito/ Elemental HERO wildheart deck users right now.

Why are you so salty? do you even play this game?, or do you get rekt by Masked Heroes in duel rooms. Lol
<< Anonymous(BrickCity)
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
They are right in a way that those dudes just "only" play predefined metas decks and nothing else tho.
<< Anonymous(BrickCity)
english_boi 2days ago Reply
The way u said things, nonmeta would be inefficient and playing it would be losers. Come on,be rational dude , this is a allegation. The "fact" remain, those folks are only playing metas and that is uncool.
<< Anonymous(BrickCity)
fanny 2days ago Reply
Maybe this jerk only want the whole game community playing heroes, bewd, vams and such.. He like to see all these in every game, something wrong with him.
<< Anonymous(BrickCity)
fanny 2days ago Reply
Maybe this jerk only want the whole game community playing heroes, bewd, vams and such.. He like to see all these in every game, something wrong with him.
Anonymous 14days ago
Hm...most people who is complaining about decider is a blue-eyes user in general
<< Anonymous(D-Boy)
Anonymous 13days ago Reply
Sometimes I even read some CRINGE comments of people complaining about Sylvans, BAMBOO and cyber angels. Go figure.
At least they make my day !
<< Anonymous(Null)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I know I call you a retard a lot but that’s seriously a retarded non true thing to say
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Umm, Sylvan, Bamboo, and CA were legitimate complaints.

At least with D-Hero Anki decks it's debatable, but those three decks you mentioned are unarguably too consistent and too powerful at the time they were introduced.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 3days ago Reply
Bamboo ftk was a problem and will always be. Even if we have handtraps, that thing should never exist.
Anonymous 3days ago
They have to add more masked heroes that can be used with elemental heroes
Anonymous 6days ago
everyone who plays this shit is just a stupid faggot
<< Anonymous
John 5days ago Reply
dhero is weak today...
sorry but stop cry
<< Anonymous(John)
MAPL 4days ago Reply
I agree, I ever like to play against D Hero, because I think that the game are "just", WTF, today dragunity is very OP, I just watch the opponent destroy my cards and become immune to my traps and give me a atack of 5k.
Salt 8days ago
Ha ha I will go masked hero, vampire, and bewd everytime. P2P is so good
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Im better at lying tho. I have no gems to spend and my deck is decent. Now Im stuck at silver. Thanks :'(
<< Anonymous(Salt)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
lol
<< Anonymous(Salt)
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
There is nothing decent about your deck if your stuck at silver LOL :)
Anonymous 4days ago
I'm gonna beat each and every single duelist who runs this Masked Hero Deck once the 16th Mini box released to climb KoG!
Anonymous 5days ago
People who run this deck with Odion Trap hell are total retards

Hide your little ass behind the floodgate and canadia

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