Masked HERO Anki | Deck and Rulings

This page notes details of Masked HERO Anki (DARK/Warrior/Fusion Monster/Effect Monster) : decks, tips, effect and rulings. Learn and enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links!
Duel Links Breaking News
28th Mini Box: Chronicle of Glory
update 03/03/2020

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


Hot New Top
Anonymous 26days ago
Does exist another card with A+ as rating?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
How do you get more than 1 Anki?
<< Anonymous(GamerYann)
Anonymous Reply
reset the booster and buy more
This card needs to be nerfed. The latest ban list was aimed at reducing ftks which is fine, just don't leave some decks in while banning others.
<< Anonymous(Blue)
Anonymous Reply
Reduce fkt's? Lol this childrens doesn't even know what a true ftk is(and hell if i know as a tcg player), also masked heroes are fine the way they are right now, konami just need to powercrept them naturally releasing more meta whorty archetipes
<< Anonymous(Blue)
Anonymous Reply
Anki is too broken for Duel Links. 4000 LP is not enough, Anki can searches for mask change to summon new Anki.
<< Anonymous
Lovely Aster Reply
You think just Anki is bad? It is nothing compared to how powerful this deck could be if it had dark law, acid, dynatag, some other fusions like the dragoon and dystopia, and the misfortune spell card. Konami is going easy on us.

Commens and feedback



Comments (updated every hour)

it's the same old rule for any ritual monster: you can only revive cards that was ritual sum...
When this box comes back?
If you see yugioh gx than you know who is Atticus
You mean investing in Noble knight prevents him from staying in gold/silver? Or you replied to t...
> Go to the latest comments

Popular Decks

Popular Cards


Another Game Site