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Mask Change – The Second One II

January 29th, 2015

Earlier we took a look at some of the different ways you can add Masked HEROes to your Extra Deck no matter what Deck you play using the power of Mask Change II. It’s a new Spell Card from the HERO Strike Structure Deck that lets you change any monster with a Level into a Masked HERO of the same Attribute with a higher Level!

Discard 1 card, then target 1 face-up monster you control that has a Level; send it to the Graveyard, also, after that, if it left the field by this effect, Special Summon from your Extra Deck, 1 “Masked HERO” monster with the same Attribute, but a higher Level than, the Attribute/Level the monster had when it was on the field (its original Attribute/Level, if face-down. This Special Summon is treated as a Special Summon with “Mask Change”). You can only activate 1 “Mask Change II” per turn.


We talked a bit about using Mask Change II in Burning Abyss Decks earlier, but it also has similar applications in Shaddoll Decks as well. You can swap out an on-field Shaddoll for Masked HERO Dark Law, or trade your own Denko Sekka for Masked HERO Koga to bring your Trap Cards back online. Swapping El Shaddoll Winda (Level 5) for Dark Law (Level 6) also gets you back a “Shaddoll” Spell or Trap Card, so you could potentially attack with Winda, use Mask Change II and attack with Dark Law, then use El Shaddoll Fusion to put another Winda on the field and attack with that as well! Assuming direct attacks, that would do 6800 damage, so almost any other monster would give you over 8000 damage in one turn!


Yang Zing is a Deck that uses monsters of many different Attributes and has the advantage of being able to access any of them from the Deck almost at will. Normally it’s a Synchro focused strategy, but if you add Mask Change II, you can add extra unpredictability and power to your Extra Deck! Pulao, Wind of the Yang Zing and Bixi, Water of the Yang Zing can become Masked HERO Divine Wind and Masked HERO Acid respectively, and both Jaiotu, Darkness of the Yang Zing and Taotie, Shadow of the Yang Zing can become Masked HERO Dark Law, all while loading up your Graveyard for Yang Zing Path and Yang Zing Prana, not to mention the many monster reviving cards you can play!


Finally, if you’ve ever thought that your Harpie Deck could use a little more muscle, you can always have one of your Harpie Ladies masquerade as Masked HERO Divine Wind. For maximum effectiveness, discard Hysteric Sign for Mask Change II so that you can add 3 more “Harpie” cards to your hand at the end of the turn!

Mask Change II is a great card in so many different Decks. You can even use it straight out of the box with any of the Elemental HEROes in the HERO Strike Structure Deck or Homunculus the Alchemic Being, a high-powered Attribute-shifting monster. But if you’re truly dedicated to the HERO cause, then you’ll be able to turn all of your Masked HEROes into the ultimate champion of justice, Contrast HERO Chaos! We’ll talk about him when the HERO Strike Structure Deck launches, tomorrow!