Masked HERO: deck recipe

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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

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
Powerful RebirthFloodgate Trap Hole-Masked HERO AnkiMasked HERO AnkiMasked HERO Anki

Set skill

[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.

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 Hero - Drilldark, Decider and Celestial

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.

Cosmic Cyclone

Beside protecting your monsters and allowing you to activate your skill, this card is very good right now in the meta because it almost guarantees you’ll win versus Sea Stealth Attack decks, which are tier 1 right now.

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.

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 Change--Masked HERO AnkiDestiny HERO - Dangerous

Other Useful Cards

Destiny Draw
Destiny Draw
Can be useful to thin your deck and search for Mask Change, which is the key to your victory.

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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EvoWarrior5Destiny CallingApr 10

ShiroX9 [Destiny HERO Version]

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ShiroX9RestartApr 11

ZEUS [Destiny HERO Version]

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ZEUSDestiny CallingApr 13

Crash [Destiny HERO Version]

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CrashDestiny CallingApr 16

JasonRy8 [Destiny HERO Version]

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JasonRy8BalanceApr 18

I ADAM I [Trap Version]

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I ADAM IBalanceApr 18

Decilet [Destiny HERO Version]

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DeciletDestiny CallingApr 19

Kerthorok [Destiny HERO Version]

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KerthorokRestartApr 22


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Hayden.TDestiny CallingApr 22


Hot New Top
Yugimanz 8days ago
I win more consistently with this deck than I did with CA, I play the fusion version to overcome more powerful monsters. It may be quite pricy to make, but it got me to Max DL and Legendary pretty fast. This deck will only get better if the release the other Masked Hero’s.
<< Anonymous(Det)
Det 6days ago Reply
Ocean* Sorry*
<< Anonymous(Det)
rednova5ds 10hour ago Reply
Divine wind + stratos = whole new world of possibilities
<< Anonymous(rednova5ds)
Rednova5ds 10hour ago Reply
If we got masked zero game meta might break
<< Anonymous(Rednova5ds)
Anonymous 10hour ago Reply
Especially dice az is playable with dheros
Yugiknowz 15days ago
Is this deck worth investing gems in? It looks kinda nice and most of the cards are in the same box but hard to tell if it will keep up with the meta.
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
KONAMI #2 15days ago Reply
All boxes are worth investing
<< Anonymous(KONAMI #2)
Malefic 15days ago Reply
*laugh in land of titans*
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Yes, it is worth it, I went from DLv. 17 to Dlv. MAX in about an hour when I got my third mask change and Anki, new tier 1 baby!
<< Anonymous(Yugiknowz)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
its freakin good tho the draw power and protection from dreamer
3rdrateduelist 17hour ago
In my opinion, this deck is the reason why a bunch of decks in the meta got demoted from tier 1. It dodges Alien counters, disrupts SSA board, and can even play around Sylvans. I got DLMax with it and King of Games for the first time. It will only get better when they release the other Masked Heros.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17hour ago Reply
And especially because no one play Wall of D or Mirror Wall anymore, because of Rose Lover and SSA.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 17hour ago Reply
That’s just it, it does deal with back row. If you play Cosmic Cyclone, you not only disrupt the opponents back row, but you also activate D hero tower to deal with bigger monsters. Mask change is used to avoid targeting backrow/effects and D hero Dreamer is used for protection.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 16hour ago Reply
Not back row... Heavy back row. GB and Dino play with 2 or 3 back row cards. A single Cosmic Cyclone (if you have it in your hand) won't do anything against them. I play Anki. And lost every match I've had against them.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 15hour ago Reply
Idk. When I play against this deck, some times I don’t even get a chance to put up a back row and get FTK.
Anonymous 20days ago
Masked Hero will be OP once all of it's "fusion" monsters released. Used to played them alot on OCG (ameritard TCG sucks) and had lots of fun OTKing people.
<< Anonymous(dark knight)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Divine Wind, Acid, Dark Law, Dian- you name em', I played em with E-Hero.
<< Anonymous(dark knight)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
There's actually a data on dark law in the game.
<< Anonymous
KyanbuXM 17days ago Reply
Yes, DarkLaw is already in the game but is currently unobtainable at the moment.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Dark Law will ruin the game. Only decks in meta rn that can deal with it are GBs and Sea Stealth, both of which still lose the matchup if you tech a single Water HERO to go into Vapor.
Anonymous 8days ago
Any advice for a cosmic cycle alternative? I haven't gotten one of packs yet but I have pretty much everything else the deck needs. I also still need another chalice, but since I have one already I am not as uneasy. But yeah I was thinking double cyclone since I have two of those...?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
cosmic cyclone is so good because it counters SSA, triggers destiny draw and banishes instead of destroying, which gets around a lot of counters. use double for now but really try to get one or two cosmics in the meantime. you could also use nobleman of extermination if you have it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
triggers destiny calling* sorry
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
use restart and play some other form of backrow hate trunade is strong sometimes you can otk ssa players before they're able to set up their win condition also use e-con and take their water monsters away so they can't special summon citadel whale and try to cheese some victories with forbidden chalice (divine guy can destroy their umi for free if they don't have ssa yet)
Asyam 20days ago
already open 100 pack and still doesnt get mask change :(
<< Anonymous(Asyam)
Cam 17days ago Reply
yea I have only pulled one.
<< Anonymous(Asyam)
Anonymous 17days ago Reply
i got my 1st anki at the damn last 10 packs :(
<< Anonymous(Asyam)
Tentakel 17days ago Reply
Opened 350 Packs and only got one.
Anonymous 11days ago
i rather face sylvans than this cancer shit
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 10days ago Reply
this deck way easier to counter all you need is econ which is versatile for any deck anyway
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 8days ago Reply
Floodgate Trap Hole probably.
Momonga 7days ago
Did anyone notice this deck lose to normal high Atk old fashion deck. XDDD

But people not play normal deck in high rank anyways.
<< Anonymous(Momonga)
Anonymous 7days ago Reply
No it doesn't. They use econ and can easily go for game by econ take. However, it loses to Invader of Darkness, which is 100 atk higher than Anki anyway
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
unless you tech in wall of d, floodgate or mirror wall
<< Anonymous(Momonga)
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
That's why forbidden chalice is so great you can set and use it as a budget sakuretsu armor or simply otk them over their beatstick vanillas
Anonymous 14days ago
They released this cash grab deck right before Kaiba Cup, and I'm willing to bet Anki gets limited when the next full box comes out ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
LOL, just like you and all the other people who bet they were going to limit SSA deck when the next box came out. When will people realize that Konami will not limit cards such as these. OP's Salt Level: 10/10 OP's Tilt Level: 10/10
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 12days ago Reply

New material that actualy makes D-Heroes a lot better.

Anki isnt going to get limited, he may be T1 but he isnt played as much as Sylvans and SSA
Anonymous 20days ago
loses 2 sylvans
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
<< Anonymous
noir 19days ago Reply
thats why you use Vapor
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
then add in bubble man and use a skill like balance or restart with it so you can use vapor
Turbo 18days ago
I know that Anki is the UR, and super amazing ability, and etc etc, but is there anything, anything, that can be done with either Vapor or Goka? I get they aren’t game changers, but are they anything?
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
No and no
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
KyanbuXM 17days ago Reply
Outside of beaters, no. Vapor is best used to dodge a field wipe. and Goka is more or less just a beater that's at it's best during late game.

Making Anki the best Masked Hero at the moment. until we get the others.
<< Anonymous(Turbo)
Anonymous 14days ago Reply
Vapor requires you to run one of the Water heroes, none of which are great in the deck, but it does help a ton against Sea Stealth and against Glads. Goka would almost make sense if you were running Blazeman, but if you're running Blazeman you're probably struggling to decide which 5 cards warrant an extra deck slot, and Goka just isn't quite good enough.
Anonymous 8days ago
Once dark law is added, no more sylvans and CA in this game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 6days ago Reply
they won‘t add dark law in the game because they are much of graveyard meta decks and this card would dominate them. Like CA did it before all the nerfs.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 4days ago Reply
Dark Law isn't quite like CA. CA's were just stupidly powerful and murdered everything. Dark Law just happens to be super anti-meta, but there are still tons of decks that can handle him without much trouble because he's not that hard to kill.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
They'll probably add Dark Law 2-3 years later when Syncro, XYZ, Pendulum hit the game.

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