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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

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 1days ago
Do you know the stupidest thing about Masked Hero? Masked Hero considered as a fusion monster, however it can't be summoned without Mask Change, and when you summoned it with Mask Change, it doesn't count as fusion summon.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
The fact that Masked Heroes is the best deck for auto duel proves that even brainless robot can play it easily
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
The fact that Masked Heroes cards were included in the Selection box says that KOnami is doing the last sale before the major nerf
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
It's not the last sale. Cards first introduced in Selection Boxes will be eventually reprinted in a regular box, so we're going to see a major Hero box again like Valiant Souls in the future, a box that will feature Dian and Solid Soldier, and possibly other Hero cards.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12hour ago Reply
I think I know why you will need these cards instead of Anki
Anonymous 1days ago
I have 2 anki (one from valiant souls one from selection box)
and 2 mask change (from valiant souls)
So, worth to build this deck with dream tickets?
(But I have only one canadia)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Currently, what is your PVP deck?

Canadia is a back row card. You can replace it by any good trap card you want.

If I were you, I'd first build a deck with 2 Anki and 3 Mask Change, waiting for the next mini box to see what's up with the meta. If Anki is still worth playing, I'll go with it. But be carefull : this deck is meta for 8 month now... Konami will probably do something against it.
mh tier 3 1days ago
this deck is not versatile enough. basically just a beater deck where your win condition is to be able to attack in succession with anki and mc. no other plays.
Anonymous 1days ago
Oh my god. Just got an anki as my third one in a ticket so I made a deck. I was planning to attack first before activating mask change so I was attacking and activated anti-magic arrows and I can't mask change anymore. Lol what happened? I was affected too?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
yes. that's why you don't see any mh deck with ama
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8hour ago Reply
So the rumor that Mask hero players have 0 IQ is true after all.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8hour ago Reply
I think it's true.

I asked a question about one card not so long ago in this thread and the guys started telling me about a completely different card! 2 times! Wtf?

And then they added that this is not an OP card at all despite the fact that this card is already on the ban list!
Anonymous 2days ago
Ok can anyone explain to me

Pot of greed is banned card in TCG

But here we have a card that will allow you to draw two cards from the deck and return 1 card from graveyard almost without any conditions.

Just like a cherry on top of a cake
<< Anonymous
Myth Buster 23hour ago Reply
*Jesus some people in this thread*

Everyone re-read what op said. Yes, he didn't articulate it well but he is clearly mentioning 2 seperate effects here...

Firstly, the Celestial graveyard effect (banish 1 D-hero with it to draw 2)

Secondly, Decider's effect to add a hero from the grave to the hand during the end phase of the turn it is normal/special summoned. (ONCE PER DUEL BTW)
<< Anonymous(Myth Buster)
Myth Buster 23hour ago Reply
Everyone already mentioned/knows this but Pot of greed is a conditionless +1 thus making it literally usable in any deck!!!! That is broken.

Celestial draw effect requires you to have a completely empty hand to draw from it firstly, on top of the fact it requires another D-hero in the grave for that effect to work. This requires some serious setting up.
<< Anonymous(Myth Buster)
Anonymous 20hour ago Reply
^
This.

Please learn the difference between straight +1 for any deck (pot of greed), and a +2 that requires major set-up first and restricted to D-Hero decks (celestial)

Besides, the condition to use Celestial's effect implies you have to go minus sometime before using its effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 13hour ago Reply
"This requires some serious setting up."

LOL WHAT?

My eyes don't deceive me, are you really trying to defend a card that has already been considered broken and semi limited? Big thumb down

All you need to do is set all the traps out of your hand and use the Mask change on some monster, so monster will go to the graveyard naturally, even without the help of an opponent.


Anonymous 2days ago
How did this move down to Tier 2 again when it dodged another banlist while Vamps still tier 1?
Yugitrollz 6days ago
Too all you nerds who kept saying “ThEy’lL nuRF AnKi @ THE nEXt bAn LIst”, how's the weather in the shadow realm?
<< Anonymous(Yugitrollz )
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
It's not buffed. What Konami release is Earth Heroes (both Dian and Solid Soldier are Earth). Mask Change will NEVER be limited, period. But for Anki, they may consider hitting it if the new Earth Heroes fail to compete with Dark Heroes in the meta
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
Maybe not buffed, but they made it easier to get your hands on Anki/mask change, if you pay.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 2days ago Reply
Speaking of EARTH Heroes, maybe when Solid Soldier and Dian are finally released in a regular box, Clayman will come alongside them.

It's way overdue for us to get more than 1 copy of Clayman.
<< Anonymous(Yugitrollz )
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
lol i like you
Anonymous 10days ago
Limit Mask Change and release Mask Change 2
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
.....you know Mask Change 2 is even worse than Mask Change, right
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Actually, no. Mask Change II has a hard OPT restriction.
Anonymous 11days ago
konami execs fiddle 12 yolds for funners
Anonymous 14days ago
… I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast..
Carnivor 17days ago
This deck done the things very well and I respect it however, there is no point with playing this deck anymore does not require 1 microgram of brain.. Dragunities are far better and also fusion decks give more fun
<< Anonymous(Carnivor)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
^Another butthurt loser who just lost to this deck in pvp and then comes here and tries to sound smart with the insults to make themself feel better. This is really getting old.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
If it's not about you, why are you answering?
Anonymous 17days ago
Can someone explain to me, I just played against the player and he used the mask change 4 times?

How is this possible when there are only 3 Anki in the side deck?
<< Anonymous
Drake 14days ago Reply
Maybe he used Mask Charge to bring back one of his Ankis & Mask Changes from Graveyard to Hand.

If Mask Charge is used that way, Anki goes to the Extra Deck instead of the hand because he is an Extra Deck monster, allowing the player to use the Mask Change he just got from GY to summon Anki again.
<< Anonymous(Drake)
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
Mask Charge is an interesting tech that would be useful if they ever hit Anki/Mask Change.
<< Anonymous
Drake 2days ago Reply
Yeah, the only downside about Mask Charge it's that is a Regular Spell Card, but is the best tech if Anki or Mask Change hit the banlist.

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