Deck Feature: Fabio Polito’s Kozmo Deck
30.08.2015 | 13:58
Last but not least we asked Fabio Polito, a successful Italian Duelist, to explain his Kozmo Deck. He finished with a 7:4 record which is quite impressive considering Kozmo is a brand new archetype. Here is his list and his thoughts on card choices.
17 Monsters: 3 Traptrix Myrmeleo 3 Kozmo Farmgirl 3 Kozmo Sliprider 2 Kozmo Goodwitch 2 Kozmo Forerunner 2 Honest 1 Cyber Dragon 1 Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit 12 Spells: 3 Kozmotown 3 Emergency Teleport 2 Instant Fusion 2 Dark Hole 1 Raigeki 1 Shrink 11 Traps 2 Mind Crush 1 Vanity's Emptiness 1 Bottomless Trap Hole 2 Mirror Force 1 Solemn Warning 1 Torrential Tribute 2 Void Trap Hole 1 Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare Extra Deck: 1 Artifact Durendal 1 Stellarknight Delteros 1 Constellar Pleiades 1 Stellarknight Constellar Diamond 1 Tellarknight Ptolemaeus 1 Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer 1 Gagaga Cowboy 1 Evilswarm Exciton Knight 1 Abyss Dweller 1 Ancient Fairy Dragon 1 Scrap Dragon 1 Naturia Beast 1 Panzer Dragon 1 Karbonala Warrior 1 Chimeratech Fortress Dragon
Hi Fabio, tell us why you brought Kozmo to YCS Rimini?
I didn’t find time to playtest a lot before the event. I thought that playing a new Deck would give me the edge over my opponents. I was hoping that they wouldn’t know the cards and how to play against it. I was right! 8 of my 11 opponents didn’t know what the Deck does.
What are your expectations for this event?
I finished 7:4 losing the last Round very unfortunate. I didn’t have lot of expectations going into this event. I didn’t test a lot, but usually I want to top every event I attend.
Do have any Tech cards?
I’m maindecking one copy of Shrink to beat over El Shaddoll Construct. The card is really giving me hard time and shrink helps my Kozmo Farmgirl to beat over it. I also decided to main 2 Instant Fusion for Rank 4 and Rank 5 plays. My usual target is [con ptel] as a Rank 4 play just to go into Stellarknight Constellar Diamond or Constellar Pleiades as soon as I know what my opponent is playing. I also decided to add 3 copies of Traptrix Myrmeleo in order to have a good first turn play and search a trap card. Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit is a Tuner and searchable via Emergency Teleport. It grants me access to Ancient Fairy Dragon which combos well with Kozmotown.
Tell us about your Match-Ups?
I do have a particularly bad Match-Up vs. Shaddoll due to El Shaddoll Construct. It’s very difficult for me to beat over it. Infernoids as well as Burning Abyss are pretty good Match-Ups. Kozmo Forerunner is such a strong card against Burning Abyss. They only have on out to it: Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction.
Any last words?
I think that Kozmo wasn’t the best choice for this event. I should have rather played Nekroz with Performages. But it was great fun to try something new and unexpected.