Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Masked HERO Anki


ATK/2,800 DEF/1,200

Must be Special Summoned by “Mask Change”. This card can attack 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 GY: 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.

Masked HERO Anki is a fusion monster from the popular archetype of HERO. Masked HERO Anki provides support for a deck with a strategy for Masked HERO. Like all Masked Heroes, it is an easy card to play. You need Mask Change, Mask Change II, or Form Change to summon this card. This fusion monster unleashes two useful abilities for your path to victory.

First Effect:

Masked HERO Anki may attack your opponent directly regardless if the opponent has a monster on the field. However, Masked HERO Anki’s ATK is halved from 2,800 ATK to 1,400 ATK for this battle. This effect allows you to easily inflict damage to the opponent.

Therefore, Masked HERO Anki may bypass an opponent’s monster with a higher ATK than him. The effect allows you to attack directly instead of declaring an attack against a strong monster. You avoid a battle in exchange to inflict damage.

The amount of damage has a major impact during the late game. Mask HERO Anki may potentially win the game if the opponent has 1,400 or less life points. Victory only requires one direct attack from Mask Hero Anki in this situation.

Second Effect:

Masked HERO Anki adds a Change card from the deck to your hand when he destroys a monster by battle! You gain two advantages for a successful attack. You destroy an opponent’s monster and get an important spell from the deck. Cards with Change in their names are important resources for your Masked Heroes like Masked HERO Anki.

Masked HERO Anki provides a key card for the duel. You may save your Mask Change for the right moment in the duel. An opponent may destroy Mask HERO Anki or another monster. You may replace your fallen monster with a new Masked HERO due to Masked HERO Anki provided a Mask Change.

Add these cards to your hand with Masked HERO Anki!
  • Form Change
  • Mask Change
  • Mask Change II

Fusion Summon

Masked HERO Anki must be fusion summon by Mask Change. In addition, Masked HERO Anki needs a HERO with the dark attribute for Mask Change. The requirements for this fusion monsters are simple conditions. You can easily fusion summon this monster.

For example, Mask change and Elemental HERO Shadow Mist may fusion summon Masked HERO Anki. You may activate Mask Change with Elemental HERO Shadow Mist for the target. Elemental HERO Shadow Mist has the attribute of dark. You have the perfect combination for the fusion summon.

Play these cards to fusion summon Masked HERO Anki.
  • Elemental HERO Shadow Mist
  • Mask Change
  • Mask Change II


Masked HERO Anki receives support from all sub-archetypes of HERO. You can consistently play this card in a variety of decks. You may play this card in Elemental HERO, Destiny HERO, and Evil HERO. Many generic cards supports all types of heroes.

Elemental HERO Shadow Mist is a great card in a deck with Masked HERO Anki. Elemental HERO Shadow Mist adds a quick-play spell card to your hand when you send it to the graveyard. You may add Mask Change to your hand and you have the proper spell card for the fusion of another Masked HERO.

Play these cards with Masked HERO Anki!
  • Elemental HERO Shadow Mist
  • Mask Change

Card Rating:

Overall, Masked HERO Anki is a respectable fusion monster for HERO. Both of his effects make an impact in the game. His direct attack has the potential to win games if the opponent has a low amount of life amounts. The effect to add a card with Change in its  name is a big advantage. Therefore, I recommend playing one copy of Masked HERO Anki in your extra deck.

Card Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

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