Masked HERO: deck recipe [New Idea Deck Udated]

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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 (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
Your starting hand will reflect the card balance of your deck.
Paradox Brothers
Paradox Brothers
[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 (Skill)
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 , 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

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]

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satankitty [Destiny HERO Version]

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[DMK] Jay [Destiny HERO Version]

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moduwa [Destiny HERO Version]

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EvoWarrior5Destiny CallingApr 10

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Mah boi 1days ago
Seriously, GameA? You're suggesting the Titan Showdown version as a bug exploiting option? That's unethical.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Valencia 20hour ago Reply
I have already read enough about the Titan Showdown bug. I hope I never run into it. It breaks my heart to see that yet another character who is not Aster is using the d-heroes. I feel like I always see everyone (Joey, Kaiba, Tea, Jaden (at least masked heroes are his), Jesse, Syrus, and now Rex!?) using d-heroes EXCEPT Aster. Why!?
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous 1hour ago Reply
Aster has balance so he can run the balance version. I think most people used other characters as to not givaway what deck they are using since so many characters have restart.
1trueduelist 13hour ago
This game desperately need Dark Law bad. Way too many grave yard related decks running around in the meta.
Celestial 5days ago
The nerf to celestial seems too big because,
celestial alone to 2 isnt the big deal,
but celestial being semi limit 2, together with enemy controller is.
Making you need to pick between 2 celestials or 2 econs or 1 celestial and 1 econ.

On top of that the restart nerf AND already 5k life change + the meta not seeming to change in favor either.

It all adds up too much imo.

The current 5k life + upcoming restart + econ nerfs were likely enough, together with the meta changes and new cards.

No need to nerf and hit the playstyle of the deck with semi limit2 share of celestial and econ.
<< Anonymous(Celestial)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
and there are no descent alternative d-hero beaters for celestial either.
Making the nerf more unneeded really.
<< Anonymous(Celestial)
Fuyukaze 22hour ago Reply
Most people would run the Malicious variant after the ban anyway, so no problem on lack of consistency. Most, don't play E-Con at all to make room for more offensive cards like Chalice. Also, Destiny Draw can replace your Celestial in many cases.
<< Anonymous(Fuyukaze)
Anonymous 21hour ago Reply
Pre-nerfs you could play chalice AND econ.

It was not a case of ditching econ to make room for chalice.

Most played both econ and chalice actually.
Valencia 8days ago
Is it okay, or is it s***?
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia 1days ago Reply
Thanks, that really helps. I have a problem sometimes with getting too excited about cards I really like...
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Zane lover 1days ago Reply
This deck is really awesome.
Sorry, i meant trap haha.^^
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia 1days ago Reply
It happens. XD
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover 1days ago Reply
Yeah Haha.(:
Valencia 4days ago
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(Valencia )
Mah boi 1days ago Reply
It's just an alternative, though. You may summon the monster that fits the situation you're in.
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
He probably means that you can add a dangerous in your extra deck as an alternative since it won't hurt the deck as you still have 1 empty space in your extra deck anyway.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Valencia 1days ago Reply
True. I love RESD because he can stop effects. The other day, he killed that bird thing (Alector) when someone special summoned it on me.
<< Anonymous
Valencia 1days ago Reply
It doesn't hurt just to put it in the extra deck, true. I think I will do that.
Anonymous 5days ago
The new balance build looks pretty neat.
JPrimal 6days ago
Anyone else realize that Zombyra the Dark could run his 2100 attack self in this deck?
<< Anonymous(JPrimal)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Zombrya isn't a HERO monster, so you can't use Mask Change on it.
<< Anonymous
DrillDude 5days ago Reply
Maybe he meant as a standard beater to fill the gap that celestial left.

Zombyra can also benefit from chalice.
But still, adding Zombyra is personal preferences.

Until they add Mask change second, Zombyra wont be able to turn into Anki.
Anonymous 5days ago
Are there any important d-heroes still not released?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Dynatag & Dystopia...
But both could be too strong for DL standard.
Ss 6days ago
Please someone's help me I use anki effect to direct attack when I use chalice during damage step it asked me to replay what happens and when I say yes or no it show me monster as attack target and I lose my direct attack. I changed duel settings too but it don't worked.
<< Anonymous(Ss)
Kurama 5days ago Reply
Same problem happening for me
<< Anonymous(Ss)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
I just tried doing this combo and I had no problems. I did 3200 damge directly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
Ok, it works if done at the damage step
<< Anonymous(Ss)
Celestial 5days ago Reply
You need to do it during the damage step.
Set your toggle to ''on''.
Anonymous 6days ago
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
nobody cares
Anonymous 6days ago
not op at all
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
true! GO!! DECIDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D !!!
Anonymous 7days ago
bruh masked hero op :/ lol. nerf dat shix and ban anki xD. i'm kog btw, so yall don't know shit lolololol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
Playing Sylvan and proud. Lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
I still can believe that my cute marshalleaf got nerfed ToT
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
"Playing Sylvan and proud"
I don't use any deck, just Slvans
And proud ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
I used to playing low skill decks like everyone else then when Sylvan came out I finally felt like there was a deck worth of my skill. Now I'm quitting this game because I am too good and don't want to hurt people with my brain. No no, u dont have to thank me I do it for the people.

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