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]
Level-up reward--
Victory against--
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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 1days ago
How do you deal with amazones and noble knights as masked heros?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Apart from lucky early cyclone draw vs amazones and the amazone player not getting a second onslaught quickly.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply

Cyclone is your only hope
So the Vegabond Special Summoned this card using Mask Change, and I Massivemorphed the card so he could not attack me directly. Yet, he was able to attack me directly with the double Attack Points. Is this a bug or am I not understanding something about this card?
<< Anonymous(vgfan100)
Anonymous Reply
If you activated it during damage step then it's not a bug. It's your misplay
<< Anonymous(vgfan100)
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Use it before the dmg step.

No bug.
Can i negate Anki with chalice after he destroys a monster?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
No. You can't activate ATK/DEF altering cards during or after Damage Calculation (unless they say otherwise). There's no way to use it at a time where the ATK boost isn't going to be relevant.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
in fact, you can. ATK/DEF altering card is the only card can be activated at damage step, so does a card that stated "activate at damage step".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They can only be used up until a certain point in the Damage Step (before Damage Calculation, which I already stated). After that, it's only Counter Traps and Quick Effects that negate activations. (And cards that say otherwise.)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 1days ago Reply
Chalice can prevent anki from attacking directly if you do it before the dmg step.

Chalice can also stop anki from getting a mask from destroying a monster.
Missingkeys 2days ago
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)
Mah boi 1days ago Reply
Semi-limiting both Celestial and Enemy Controller, together with nerfing Restart and releasing Silent Magician. All those things where a pretty heavy nerf against them. They're still powerful, however.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Mah boi 1days ago Reply
Even so, they are pretty balanced in the actual meta
<< Anonymous(Missingkeys)
Mah boi 1days ago Reply
Also, you cannot avoid Widespread Ruin's effect with Mask Change.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Missingkeys 1days ago Reply
My mistake, it wasn't widespread ruin. It was another destruction card.
Anonymous 16days ago
This card the hardest shit to get lmao
Anonymous 18days ago
First packs i was so excited to get my m-heros deck. This made me rethink my thoughts on this game
<< Anonymous
Valencia 18days ago Reply
I just need one more Anki and Mask Change. I sincerely hope that this does not happen to me.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Grit activates!
<< Anonymous
Zane lover 18days ago Reply
Good you lose 10K of gems for nothing
so unfair
using forbidden chalice on inaba white rabbit stops its attack.. they have the same effect thats attacks directly with aniki!
<< Anonymous(so unfair)
Anonymous Reply
Hes talking about the search eff. Read the card
<< Anonymous(so unfair)
Anonymous 18days ago Reply
Damage step chalice on IWR doesn't stop the attack.
Wall of d is one of the best counter forma this card, since opponent swarms fastly this field with this deck you can decrease his attack
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
For this card, not forma this card
Anki + Chalice ( Damage Step ) = 3200 direct attack... Poggers my lads...
<< Anonymous(Neyrasi)
Anonymous Reply
Chalice will negate his effect
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If you activate it during damage step, you can attack directly for 3200 damage
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wow, I thought this was a bug that someone exploited on me... But I just tried it with Submarineroid and it works. You just have to make sure toggle is on and it has to be the damage step not the "declared battle" step or the "battle" step.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Also if you want to be super cancerous, use titan showdown (make sure ur lp is half or less of your opponent's) and he will deal 5600 damage /w a direct attack, but this interaction or the whole skill is prolly gonna get nerfed
What i don't get is that I just watched a video by Duel Links Meta and he attacked directly with this guy for double damage without playing anything to double his attack? Is it a bug?
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Mert1337 Reply
Titan showdown
<< Anonymous(Mert1337)
Anon Reply
Fair enough :D
Tier 1? For real???
Ppl should not got deceived with that pitiful 1.2k def.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Still useful if you have another mask change

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