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--
Card trader--




  • 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 5days ago
dont worry in tcg this card useless
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 5days ago Reply
That's untrue, it still sees some play since Dark Law is still a powerful card. It's nowhere near as strong as it was a couple of years ago, but it's far from irrelevant, let alone useless.
Anonymous. 20days ago
I want konami to bring out dark law.
After anki, dark law would be the natural progression.
<< Anonymous(Anonymous.)
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
yeah but a deck with 3 mask change,1 anki and 2 dark laws would be OP
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Nah, then they clearly limit every DARK Hero except Elemental HERO Necroshade and Destiny HERO - Dogma to balance it. Makes perfect sense. ;p
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9days ago Reply
Destiny Hero has a lot of dark mons
How do you deal with amazones and noble knights as masked heros?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
If your opponent has 3200 LP or less, you can attack directly with Anki + Chalice for game.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just be sure to active Chalice during YOUR DAMAGE STEP or else it will negate your own free direct attack.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Some hey,trunade card may help..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Hey trunade does absolutely nothing against onslaught
How do i get 3 copies of this card?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Have you reset the box yet?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 20days ago Reply
You need 30k gems if u r unlucky player
I just got one. Awesome
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(Mah boi)
Mah boi Reply
Even so, they are pretty balanced in the actual meta
<< Anonymous(Missingkeys)
Mah boi Reply
Also, you cannot avoid Widespread Ruin's effect with Mask Change.
<< Anonymous(Mah boi)
Missingkeys Reply
My mistake, it wasn't widespread ruin. It was another destruction card.
<< Anonymous(Missingkeys)
Max Reply
Wall of destruction still weakens it if mask change is used before it
Gogo power rangers
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's Kamen Rider you uncultured swine.
<< Anonymous
Max Reply
Black Ranger Power!
<< Anonymous(RAPDel)
Friendly Doragōn Reply
Cool, I never got a Prismatic UR card, just SRs :P
Friendly Doragōn
Meh, hope they never nerf this one... cuz is cool to play against Aster and buds, "I'll show you why I'm a pro and you are not"; "Arg my heroes were defeated, forgiv me, Dad :(", "It's my destiny to overcome these defeats", "Come forth D-Hero Celestial, show us your effect!" the guy surely has one of the best one-liners, having said this, the deck is a decent challenge. Not broken at all.
Should be limited to 1. Utter uncounterable bullshit.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Uncounterable, you must be bad at this game
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can't win if they open with mask change and you don't have a protective backrow to stop an attack.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Having a counter means nothing if it's not consistent. That's why Anki is such a bullshit, none of its counters are consistent, not to mention they are merely a check, not a counter.

You're the one who is bad at this game if you don't understand that.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
First packs i was so excited to get my m-heros deck. This made me rethink my thoughts on this game
<< Anonymous
Valencia Reply
I just need one more Anki and Mask Change. I sincerely hope that this does not happen to me.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Grit activates!
<< Anonymous
Zane lover Reply
Good you lose 10K of gems for nothing
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Why do I always feel that when you really, really want a specific card its always at the bottom of a box? To make matters worse, its usually at the bottom of a main box...
If you use De-fusion you cannot special summon the fusion material, anki goes back to the extra deck instead.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because Anki is a Fusion monster but does not actually have any Fusion Materials.

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2 jinzos, wow. Nice
The "losers" complain about the game, and you complain about losers.
not the best translation
2 of this + dark paladin and buster blader = RIP blue eyes
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