Masked HERO Anki | Deck and Rulings

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Masked HERO Anki

Masked HERO Anki
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeFusion / Effect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Continuous Effect / Trigger Effect / Condition
ArchetypesHERO / Masked HERO
Supports ArchetypesChange
SupportsMask Change


Must be Special Summoned with "Mask Change" and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card can attack your opponent directly, but when it does so using this effect, the battle damage inflicted to your opponent is halved. When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can add 1 "Change" Quick-Play Spell Card from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Masked HERO Anki" once per turn.

How to Get

PackValiant Souls [UR]
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  • Strong ATK stats.
  • Able to add another “Change” Quick-Play Spell card from your Deck to your Hand, when this monster destroys opponent’s monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard.


  • Cannot be Special Summoned by other ways.
  • Direct attack causes its battle damage to be halved.
    Weak DEF stats.


  • Important to note that Mask Change cannot be used during Damage Step.
  • If your targeted HERO monster leaves your Field due to other card’s effects, when Mask Change was activated, you may not Special Summon Masked HERO Anki. Possible scenarios include Enemy Controller chained to your Mask Change, in order to take control of your targeted HERO monster.
  • You can use Mask Change on your Masked HERO Anki during your battle phase, to Special Summon another Masked HERO Anki, for possible OTK.

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.

Essential Card

This Quick-Play Spell card is the only card that can Special Summon Masked HERO Anki currently. It can also be searched via Masked HERO Anki’s effect.

Destiny HERO Support

The main reason of using Masked HERO Anki together with Destiny HERO monsters is because all Destiny Hero monsters are DARK attribute, regardless of face-up or face-down, therefore Mask Change can be easily applied to them. Destiny HERO decks have incredible drawing mechanism which makes Masked HERO Anki a powerful addition to their deck. Recommended Destiny HERO - Drilldark because it is able to Special Summon another “Destiny HERO” monster from your Hand, with ATK equal or less than Destiny HERO - Drilldark. This grants you more options to use Mask Change on, and you can also choose to use Mask Change during your Battle Phase, after you have attacked with Destiny HERO - Drilldark, to Special Summon Masked HERO Anki for additional attacks. Destiny HERO - Dreamer is able to protect your HERO monster from being destroyed by battle, while being special summoned to the Field, it can also act as a fodder for you to apply Mask Change on it to Special Summon Masked HERO Anki. Destiny HERO - Celestial mainly is used to be banished together with another Destiny HERO monster from your Graveyard in order to draw more cards, and if it attacks, it can destroy 1 face-up Spell card your opponent controls. D-Spirit allows you to Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower Destiny HERO monster from your hand, provided you do not control another Destiny HERO on the Field.

Forbidden Chalice

If you attack your opponent directly and activate Forbidden Chalice during the damage step to target Anki, you will deal 3200 points of direct damage instead of just 1400.

Useful Skills

[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
Titan Showdown
Whichever player has double or more LP than the other takes double battle damage.
Rex Raptor
Rex Raptor




ActionsAdds from Deck to hand
Summoning categoriesNo Fusion Materials / Nomi / Cannot be Fusion Summoned
LPReduces battle damage
Attack categoriesDirect attacker


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Anonymous 18days ago
Does exist another card with A+ as rating?
A terribly imbalanced card with little counter play.
I always run into people with multi mask changes in hand. The moment they play Anki, they win almost instantly.

Enemy controller? MASKED CHANGE!
Wall of Disruption? MASKED CHANGE!
Widespread ruin? MASKED CHANGE!

It doesn't matter if I play a trap/spell or even monster effect. I can't seem to get over them because they'll just dodge any counter by playing a second mask change to avoid the counter and then a third to finish you off.
<< Anonymous(Missingkeys)
Anonymous Reply
As an Anki player, I can confirm, Drowning Mirror Force is the best counter for Anki.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Not with Koga and form change anymore
<< Anonymous(Missingkeys)
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Here is how i countered my opponent that used Mask change. I let them attack me with drilldark, they MC into Anki. they attack with anki. I use sphere kuriboh, but they MC into anki again. I use bacon saver, but they again mask change into a third anki only to get cockblocked by Fiendish chain.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 19days ago Reply
Nice, you just so happen to already have THREE specific cards set to block the attack.
Bubba Gump
What happens to the masked hero deck when Anki becomes limited?
<< Anonymous(Bubba Gump)
Bubba Gump Reply
woops i meant semi limited like celestial
<< Anonymous(Bubba Gump)
Anonymous Reply
Nothing, because that will not happen
<< Anonymous(Bubba Gump)
Anonymous Reply
nothing much really can still run with just two copy unless they hit mask change also
<< Anonymous(Bubba Gump)
Ivan Reply
Chain Dispel and De-Fusion become popular
Ow noes! It doesn't work with forbidden chalice anymore. They updated it :(. Now if you attack directly with Anki and then use forbidden chalice in the damage step, it now suddenly asks you if you want to continue the attack, cancelling the direct attack and attack the opponents monster. That is such a low move from Konami :(
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yeah just play the most popular deck, keep the game really interesting lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not true op. I dueled someone who direct attacked me with twice with two chalice and it still did 3200 damage.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I also had monsters.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Are you really sure you activated it in Damage Step? Battle Phase doesn't just consist of declaring an attack and Damage Step.
i wonder what will happens first, limit anki or BUGFIX the forbidden chalice combo....

it has been months already
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Dont forget Titan showdown skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
the forbidden chalice combo is not a bug. Chalice is activated after Anki declares a direct attack so only the half damage is negated.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous)
Anonymous Reply
Though Titan showdown skill is a bug.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Yep, only the Titan Showdown one is a bug. The Chalice one is not.
They never limited this card.
And its not even meta anymore.

Kog worthy, yes, but kinda late in the season.

By the way, titan showdown was never a bug.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I'd say witch-rider is more meta than anki right now. Full trap decks are still a thing.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It was a bug, the way the skill works with any other monster confirmed it.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
superman Reply
"does naming yourself decade actually make you decade? 🔥."

I know right? what a moron. lol.
<< Anonymous(superman)
Anonymous Reply
comments like this one make people buy like 100000 copies of this card. So please, stop writing them. Just being honest.
<< Anonymous
Batman. Reply
You can never have enough of that card. Buy more.
<< Anonymous
Spider-Man Reply
I have no idea what’s happening. I just think people need to buy more of this card.
Nigga Panther
Wakanda Forever!!
anki is the best.
Replay shared! #DuelLinks

<< Anonymous(me)
me Reply
probably, anki combo with forbidden chalice is not a bug. watch the replay above and see what happen on the equipped CYBERDARK EDGE by feng ling
<< Anonymous(me)
Anonymous Reply
I don't care if it's a bug or not

Monsters who can attack directly are stupidly strong in Duel links
still top tier
he also can triple forbidden chalice you and just direct OTK you
seriously whats the point of even playing a monster when anki can just attack it and gets 2 additional tries to wipe you out

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