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Masked HERO: deck recipe [Jul 11 Updated]

Duel Links Masked Hero deck, Masked Hero in the meta,
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update 11/07/2018

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

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
Beatdown!
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
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
[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 http://duellinks.gamea.co/c/phu7qflz , 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

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.

King of Games [Apr 2018]

PhoenixST [Destiny HERO with Red-Eyes Slash Version]

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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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Comments

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Valencia
Is it okay, or is it s***?
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia 27days 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 27days ago Reply
This deck is really awesome.
Sorry, i meant trap haha.^^
<< Anonymous(Zane lover)
Valencia 27days ago Reply
It happens. XD
<< Anonymous(Valencia)
Zane lover 27days ago Reply
Yeah Haha.(:
Mah boi 27days ago
Seriously, GameA? You're suggesting the Titan Showdown version as a bug exploiting option? That's unethical.
<< Anonymous
Valencia 25days ago Reply
Okay, I am sorry! But I don't understand why I keep seeing comments saying that the characters (Aster, Zane) who all have perfectly symmetrical facial features and beautiful hair, skin, and figures are ugly! And the gay thing makes no sense either because the Yugiohs are definitely not animes about same gender relationships! So why!?
<< Anonymous(Valencia )
Mah boi 25days ago Reply
Destiny Calling is still a good skill for Destiny HEROes. Just wait for the Ranked Games to return to base 4000 LP and then it will be useful again.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
It is confirmed that we go back to 4k lp?
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Valencia 25days ago Reply
It is good for d-heroes. The problem can be what to do if he uses other decks. Idk how long they will keep 5000 lp, but I agree that it does ruin the skill a bit. Mirror Wall can take you right where you need to be, but I don't really like it. Since I only have one cosmic cyclone, I also use Impenetrable Attack as another way to get the lp down in a defensive way.
Anonymous
Brain dead deck, just click activating spell, win. This deck is for lazy people who don't know how to beat anyone the real way. Even sylvans require tactics and patience. Unlike this deck, when all it takes is one turn to end a duel because of a prenerf card like mask change anki. Eventually Konami will realize this and limit mask change spell card. And when that happens lots will quit because they can't build a deck that is actually fun. Not for self centered players who believe activating a quick spell is a hard thing to do.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Thanks!! The hazy is there to quickly summon her. Give it a try, it takes a while to figure out but ask me anytime.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
One more meta queen, one more overdone burial, one more ultra cocoon. And replace moth and remove one resonance with two hopper to summon meta queen if hazy doesn't come out. This deck is tier 1.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Isn't that playmaker duellinks' idea?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Probably took it from me since I play a lot of pvp. People are starting to copy my deck. I don't mind, but please don't assume I'm like others here who copies. I read all card descriptions before I make a deck. Thank you.
Anonymous
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 Reply
Playing Sylvan and proud. Lmao
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I still can believe that my cute marshalleaf got nerfed ToT
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"Playing Sylvan and proud"
I don't use any deck, just Slvans
And proud ;)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 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.
Anonymous
this decks is also a true cancer in otk, fast draw as well to look up for that shit masko change, so many brainless meta on this seasons
tell me if i'm wrong.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
broke as hell
<< Anonymous
A simple duelist Reply
Talking shit about something you can't beat is the only thing shitty duelist like you do
If you can't beat them spend some bucks and get yourself some decent deck
I would have kicked,punched and screwed you ....that's the LV of anger I am having towards player like you
<< Anonymous
Geo Reply
I am playing a fusion version coz i have only 2 copies mask change. If you cant summon Anki or Dangerous on your first turn you re in big trouble. The ppl who say that this deck is op and brainless are the ppl who run decks without backrow and let a monster in attack the first turn... Well guys it is a OTK deck with lots of weaknesses. Lern how to defend lol!
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not brainless sure you can otk and if you're trying to climb faster duels are preferred. The thing is the deck can win against other meta decks without drawing mask change... cyclone + destiny calling is very formidable, plus each of the 1600 monsters are good. Celestial and Drilldark have 2 effects Decider has 3. Plus Amazoness is a hard counter, only way it beats it is anki+chalice combo
Anonymous
IDK what anyone says about this deck. It is pure cancer just like CAs and Slyvan. God this game is becoming such a disappointment.
<< Anonymous(sss is cancer)
Anonymous Reply
the report feature is not for reporting stall or burn decks, its for people that literally stall using the timer. burn and stall decks are in every card game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Agreed! New box caused so many inbalance in the game.. Its not about strategy anymore for this game.. Good strat < Cancer deck.. So disappointed..
<< Anonymous(sss is cancer)
Xenon Reply
It's strange, that they don't release more OTK decks. I mean it doesn't matter for the other player to lose within 1 turn or? It's hardcore, that they Q.Qed so much about Bamboo...
<< Anonymous(Xenon)
Anonymous Reply
Konami hates OTK and FTK decks, it's a well known thing.
Geo
Well the only problem for me now is that i cant use econ... Not a big deal still tier 1 and imo the least nerfed deck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I don't think you understand how semi limited works in Duel Links. Since E.Con and Celestial are now both semi limited, this means you can only have a total of 2 cards from the semi limited list. This means you can have 2 E.Con and 0 Celestial, 0 E.Con and 2 Celestial, or 1 E.Con and 1 Celestial.

You can no longer have 3 E.Con and 3 Celestial in your deck, once the forbidden/limited list hits.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I know what you mean. I just meant that there is a way to still use it. The sentence is just wrong when it reads "you can't use econ". To make it correct, it should be worded differently to show that it indicates you are referring to semi limit combinations in a deck with other cards. I take things literally.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Well, do to the fact that Celestial and Destiny Draw are the main draw options in a Masked HERO deck, Celestial is more vital to the deck then Econ, so it makes logical sense to use 2 Celestial over 2 Econ or 1 of each. Therefore, you LITERALLY cannot use Econ if you want the deck to stay viable.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Now that makes sense. It is so sad that they felt the need to go after this deck. Is the spellbook deck with silent magician not powerful enough already?
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
How much y'all spent to get Anki/Mask Change? lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
How you guys get that many gems so fast? lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
We steal
<< Anonymous
Zacaa09 Reply
17k gems, 2 Anki's... I really think they reduce the drop chance after the KC Cup.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I think I was really lucky with this, I was aiming only to get Amazon onslaught, but got an Anki and mask before that. Reset and again got those 2 before Amazon onslaught. So decisoon chamged to get 3 of both. Total spent only 7.5k gems
Valencia 30days 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)
Anonymous 27days 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 27days 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 27days ago Reply
It doesn't hurt just to put it in the extra deck, true. I think I will do that.
<< Anonymous(Valencia )
Anonymous 16days ago Reply
:o
Anonymous
I don`t know why people think this deck is tier 2. I made it to KOG last month and this month too quite easily. I also reached dm max and qualified. The hardest opponent is an amazondeck, but that`s why I use chaos hunter instead of one decider. sylvans and speelbooks are very easy opponents, cuz I play 3 forbidden chalice. Masked hero is still tier 1
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous Reply
I haven't tried it myself, but one of the top player's guide said it is possible to chain fate to drilldark to prevent the summoning effect.
<< Anonymous
Fuyukaze Reply
I honestly don't run Chaos Hunter, yet I'm still killing some Amazoness decks. Still Tier 1, IMO.
<< Anonymous(BlueMinotaur)
Anonymous Reply
Drilldark special summon is stopped by fate.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i use it with a tribute of the doomed and a lava golem which can lead to an automatic OTK cause anki can get over a def golem with ease.
3rdrateduelist
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 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 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 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
Anonymous Reply
*against dinos*
1) cosmic cyclone one of the backrow
d calling, my heros can attack over dinos
2) celestial destroys field spell
3) mask change after wall of d
now you have to pop 4th card to stop anki ?????
plus people are running hey trunade a lot now

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