Valiant Souls

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The key card in Masked Heroes, Anki is easy to summon with Mask Change and has two effects, both of which can end the duel quickly. The first allows him to attack directly at the cost of only dealing half battle damage, which at 1400, is nothing to sneeze at. It can finish off wounded opponents, but the part that makes it so good is that Anki can declare a direct attack, and activate Forbidden Chalice in the damage step, negating the halved battle damage. With the attack boost from Chalice, Anki can attack directly for a whopping 3200 damage. 

The second effect is equally good for damage, when it destroy a monster and sends it to the GY, it can search a Mask Change from deck, which snowballs damage insanely quickly. Anki attacking into a weak monster, searching Mask Change, and attacking directly is often enough to end the game by itself. 

2 copies are passable, 3 copies bring out Masked Heroes' full potential. 

The card that makes summoning Anki so easy, Mask Change is strong in its own right. Similar to Ninjas, Mask Change being a quick play opens up all kinds of battle phase shenanigans. Attack once with a Hero monster, Mask Change into Anki, attack a monster and Mask Change again, etc. It's ridiculously strong offensively, but can even be used defensively to avoid targeted removal such as Treacherous Trap Hole or Enemy Controller. 

3 copies are essential for Masked Hero. 

Onslaught is an amazing card and the glue that holds Amazons together. It has three effects, but the first is the most important. Any monsters that battles with an Amazoness monster can be banished after the damage step, which is permanent and non-targeting removal. Normally, this is balanced by the fact that the Amazoness monster can be destroyed by battle too, but paired up with Amazoness Queen, it become one-sided, free removal. Very few decks can defeat the combination.

Onslaught has two more useful effects, read the Amazoness guide for more information about all the ways it can be used.

Since it's semi-limited, run the two copies available. 

One of the core Geargia monsters, Attacker is very simple: when it's flipped face up, you can destroy any number of spells/traps, up to the number of other Geargia monsters you control. The effect is extremely good depending on the meta; when Amazons and trap heavy decks are in, Attacker sends them right back out. However, in a format filled with Fur Hires and Masked Hero, Attacker isn't as good. It's also worth noting that Attacker doesn't target, so your opponent must chain their backrow without knowing what you're going to target. 

1-2 are recommended for Geargia. 

Witch Raider is sometimes teched in Amazons because of his easy summoning condition and Harpie's Feather Duster effect. Amazons run many traps to tribute, and the backrow wipe can destroy trap heavy decks such as the Amazon mirror match or stall decks. Witch Raider's utility depends on the meta though, with aggressive monster based decks dominating, Raider won't see much play. 

1-2 are recommended as tech. 

This card saw its usage peak in FTK/OTK decks, since it's one of the few generic draw cards available in Duel Links. Unfortunately, it's a net loss in card advantage, but in decks that really want to see specific cards (FTKs) or rely on the grave (Red-Eyes), Dark World Dealings can fit as draw power that loads up the grave. Otherwise, it's not really worth running. 

3 copies are recommended for cheese decks such as Silent Swordsman OTK or Cyber-Stein. 

One of the most versatile cards in the entire game, Paleozoic Canadia offers a whole host of utility off a single card. While flipping a monster card face-down might not seem powerful, it can: stop an attack, stop a monster from activating an effect, or remove equip cards. In this meta, it's useful to flip monsters Fur Hire face down, preventing them from special summoning, or flipping Anki face down to stop him from attacking. In the future, it'll be even better because it flipping monsters face down can prevent synchro summoning. 

1-3 copies are recommended as a general use card.

Needle Ceiling is fairly specific, but using it at the right time can be devastating against swarm decks such as Fur Hire or Masked Hero. Especially in decks that set a lot of monsters (Geargias or Worms), they're completely unaffected by Needle Ceiling and can blow out the opponent with it. 

1-2 are recommended as tech. 

This card faces stiff competition with Cosmic Cyclone to remove spells/traps, but Double has a key advantage in that it doesn't require life points and certain decks can benefit from their own cards being destroyed. The life point cost is important with 4K LP, but more importantly, cards like Wild Tornado and Noble Arms equip spells have beneficial effects when destroyed, giving Double Cyclone more utility. 

0-2 are recommended for Noble Knights. 

The best core Geargia monster, Anchor is the monster counterpart to Attacker's spell/trap destruction. Unlike Attacker, destroying monsters is always relevant, and Anchor can do it turn after turn. Anchor doesn't target either, so Hazy Flames get blown away, Masked Heroes can't chain Mask Change, and Amazoness are crippled by constant destruction. By far the best Geargia monster, he is the anchor that the deck is built around. 

3 copies are required for Geargia. 

Cards From Pack
Cards Rarity
Vision HERO Witch Raider
Eclipse Wyvern
Hardened Armed Dragon
Karakuri Ninja mdl 339 "Sazank"
Elemental HERO Plasma Vice
Masked HERO Anki
Fires of Doomsday
Dark World Dealings
Needle Ceiling
Paleozoic Canadia
Elemental HERO Bladedge
Photon Wyvern
Fabled Soulkius
D.D.M. - Different Dimension Master
Karakuri Muso mdl 818 "Haipa"
Amazoness Heirloom
Back-Up Rider
Mask Change
Double Cyclone
Blast with Chain
Fusion Reserve
Armed Protector Dragon
Fabled Dianaira
Hieratic Dragon of Sutekh
Allure Queen LV7
Diabolos, King of the Abyss
Hieratic Dragon of Asar
Kabuki Dragon
Phoenix Beast Gairuda
Fabled Gallabas
Hieratic Dragon of Gebeb
Karakuri Bushi mdl 6318 "Muzanichiha"
The Fabled Kokkator
Elemental HERO Ice Edge
Geargiano Mk-II
Geargiano Mk-III
The Fabled Ganashia
Amazoness Baby Tiger
Mad Dog of Darkness
Elemental HERO Wildedge
Masked HERO Goka
Masked HERO Vapor
Fiend Skull Dragon
Amazoness Fighting Spirit
Mask Charge
Parallel World Fusion
Amazoness Onslaught
Paleozoic Pikaia
Stygian Dirge
Lightning Punisher
Hieratic Seal of the Dragon King
Iris, the Earth Mother
Tongue Twister
Allure Queen LV5
Earthquake Giant
Karakuri Ninja mdl 7749 "Nanashick"
Lesser Fiend
Metal Shooter
Two Thousand Needles
Abyssal Kingshark
Fabled Urustos
Mysterious Puppeteer
Queen's Bodyguard
Allure Queen LV3
Amazoness Spy
Blast Juggler
Drill Barnacle
Electric Snake
Fabled Dyf
Humpty Grumpty
Amazoness Scouts
Dimension Jar
Nubian Guard
Ryu-Kishin Clown
Silent Strider
Doom Donuts
Spell Recycler
Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord
Fake Hero
Golden Gearbox
Hieratic Seal of Supremacy
Karakuri Anatomy
Karakuri Gold Dust
Karakuri Showdown Castle
Runaway Karakuri
Spell Calling
Arsenal Robber
Hieratic Seal From the Ashes
Paleozoic Eldonia
Paleozoic Leanchoilia
Paleozoic Marrella