Masked HERO: deck recipe [Jul 11 Updated]

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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

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
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
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 , 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.

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Hot New Top
Bahaa 3days ago
That deck is still tier 1,something make that deck keep going
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Anonymous 1days 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.
Advechie 3days 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)
OldtimerOCG 3days ago Reply
<< Anonymous(OldtimerOCG)
Advechie 20hour ago Reply
Any possible replacement? Can't afford to buy those packs and so far I'm missing those cards and 1 Anki. Of course, I'm talking about the core cards, I still don't know which one of this deck samples should I be aiming for since I'm getting familiar with the meta yet.
<< Anonymous(Advechie)
Anonymous 18hour ago Reply
Blazeman and woodsman when it comes to search a poly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14hour ago Reply
problem with blazeman and woodsman is that they are not dark attribute therefore you cant use them to summon destiny hero dangerous
SliferSlacker 9days ago
I don’t really recommend the most recent deck suggestion, two TTH is not really reliable as the other copy will result in a dead card, and M-Heros can’t really afford useless cards such as having too many Vyons. I suggested going full offense w/o fusions and balance.
<< Anonymous(SliferSlacker)
SliferSlacker 9days ago Reply
Back row removal is vital for this deck, but I recommend C. Cyclone because it can swiftly elimate set cards before your opponent ends their turn, also to handle A. Onslaught which this deck can struggle against. Also Chalice and FTH are mandatory for dealing with the current meta, particularly furries, so put those in too for balance.
<< Anonymous(SliferSlacker)
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Vyon's are insanely good, you can mill another vyon for banishing and getting poly. You can mill malicious for a free monster. You can mill celestial to set up draws next turn. It also help you fuse into Dangerous which is also very good at milling your deck. all that deck thinning means you'll draw into mask change a lot faster than the balance variant. That said the balance build is pretty good.
<< Anonymous(SliferSlacker)
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
wrong and wrong. the point of 2x tth is to draw it faster... the damage it does is worth having a dead card. and vyon 3x is the way to play...
Anonimous 12days ago
This deck need nerf its similar silvya nerf this its a theft
<< Anonymous(aster phenix)
Valencia 12days ago Reply
Yeah. No more nerfs. Konami has messed with you enough and it needs to stop.
Newb 14days ago
Well this deck struggle against silent magician bcs of the negate spell, so how to counter the silent magician ?
<< Anonymous(Newb)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
try to use another spellcard as bait or try to use two mask change, if you are aiming for an OTK
Anonymous 14days ago
Did they nerf Forbidden Chalice during damage step for Anki combo? Tried to use it twice today and it made me replay the attack meaning I couldn't attack dircetly
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Nope, it works
<< Anonymous
DrillDude 11days ago Reply
Turn toggle ON, use chalice only during damage step
Anonymous 15days ago
Anonymous 16days ago
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 15days ago Reply
Nice decklist! :)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago 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 11days ago Reply
UR ticket
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
love the deck
Anonymous 16days ago
Never happened to me :/ I usually get UR's pretty fast
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
perhaps anki is the last to show up because the guy is evil y'know O,..,O lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
He's not evil, Jaden plays it in the manga, however his name is not Anki but Shadow something...
Lordskylar 19days ago
Koname, really pls
<< Anonymous(Lordskylar)
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
i can relate bro, my third copy of Anki was the last card in the box
<< Anonymous(Lordskylar)
Just my reasoning 9days ago 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 9days ago 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)
Noob duelist 20days ago
When I activate treacherous trap hole it doesnt ask me to chain with mask change. Does anyone else have this problem? If i use mask change first, the monster goes to the grave before i can chain with treacherous :(
<< Anonymous(Noob duelist )
Freedoom 20days ago Reply
when your in a duel press the button in the right corner then go to settings, scroll down until you see

''Self chain ON''
''Self Chain OFF''

Put it on ''ON''
Anonymous 21days ago

Lol Gamea xD ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 21days ago Reply
Aww they fixed it XD

Nice job with the quick response, though :)

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Yeah, I can see it coming in a future event. Perhaps a "Super Yusei" kind of event.
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