ARGCS Atlanta Deck Tech: Caleb Cosby’s Pure Artifacts

Today I got a chance to chat with Caleb Cosby, a duelist who has been no stranger to the ARG Circuit Series.  Making a name for himself at the $10k with Tribute Stun, Caleb has been one to try decks outside of the box.  Last week at ARGCS Chicago he ran Infernity Randomizer Artifacts, but he's brought a pure build here to Atlanta.

Me: So first, I gotta ask, why the swap?

Caleb: I feel Artifacts have a very strong toolbox.  Last week I also found I didn't have enough Sanctum or Ignition targets so I wanted to flesh out the Artifact engine.

Me: What would you call the MVP of the deck?

Caleb: Artifact Scythe, because it locks down your opponent's Extra Deck.  It's a blow-out against Burning Abyss in response to a Tour Guide or a flurry of Special Summons

Me: Did you run into difficulties with a lack of normal summons?  All of the Artifact monsters either require or tribute or have to be summoned during your opponents turn.

Caleb: It makes opponents much more afraid of backrow hate, and Fire Lake can't completely shut me down.  Last week, I didn't like Randomizer because it gave my opponent an easy Phoenix Wing Wind Blast or Karma Cut target.

Me: Favorite theme of the side deck?  Seems you're still rocking the Tribute Stun!

Caleb: Yup, I'm a big fan of the pair of fiends, and The Monarchs Stormforth is good spot removal.

Me: What's your best card out of the Extra Deck?

Caleb: Constellar Pleiades, it's why I run three of him.  There is an OTK with four artifacts: Shark Fortress + Constellar Pleiades, overlay for M7 after bouncing something with Pleiades.  Shark Fortress can then let M7 attack twice then you overlay for Gaia Dragon

Me: Have you always been the kind of person to play something non-meta?

Caleb: Running a meta deck can get  very mundane and boring.  Mirror matches with equally skilled players eventually come down to who draws better, so why not throw a wrench into the mix with something off the wall?



3 Artifact Moralltach

2 Artifact Beagalltach

1 Artifact Caduceus

2 Artifact Scythe

2 Artifact Achilleshield

1 Artifact Aegis

1 Honest

1 Raigeki

1 Book of Moon

1 Soul Charge

3 Artifact Ignition

2 Double Cyclone

3 Mystical Space Typhoon

3 Pot of Duality

2 Breakthrough Skill

1 Bottomless Trap Hole

1 Compulsory Evacuation Device

1 Solemn Warning

1 Torrential Tribute

2 Mirror Force

3 Artifact Sanctum

1 Oasis of Dragon Souls

2 Call of the Haunted

Side Deck

1 Thunder King Rai-Oh

3 Majesty's Fiend

3 Vanity's Fiend

1 Dark Hole

1 Dimensional Fissure

3 The Monarchs Stormforth

3 Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror

Extra Deck

2 Artifact Durendal

3 Constellar Pleiades

1 Constellar Ptolemy M7

2 Number 61: Volcasaurus

1 Wind-Up Arsenal Zenmaioh

1 Tiras, Keeper of Genesis

1 Adreus, Keeper of Armageddon

1 Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja

1 Shark Fortress

1 Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger


Joe Soto