I would never consider Caduceus for this archetype. I personally like using 2x Data Raven in Argus, as they can slow down any Runner. I have been wanting to try Casting Call. Personally I don’t even play SEA anymore. Here is the list I’ve been using for a month or two, copied from another user on NRDB.
Argus Modernism CVS
Argus Security: Protection Guaranteed (Order and Chaos)
- 3x Geothermal Fracking (Opening Moves)
- 3x Hostile Takeover (Core Set)
- 3x Oaktown Renovation (Chrome City)
- 3x Project Atlas (What Lies Ahead)
- 1x Cyberdex Virus Suite (Order and Chaos)
- 3x Beanstalk Royalties (Core Set)
- 3x Hedge Fund (Core Set)
- 3x Patch (Order and Chaos)
- 2x Power Shutdown (Mala Tempora)
- 3x Scorched Earth (Core Set)
Code Gate (5)
15 influence spent (max 15)
21 agenda points (between 20 and 21)
49 cards (min 45)
Cards up to Chrome City
Deck built on NetrunnerDB.
The thing about this archetype in general is that it can trounce newer/reckless/unfamiliar players, but it has a very difficult time beat decenting players, and Shapers in general. Criminal match-up isn’t an issue unless they hammer you with Siphons and have Plascrete. Non-Noise Anarch (or should I say non-Faust now) is skewed maybe a bit in your favor, but honestly Modernism doesn’t have any good match-ups because it is tier 2 IMO. I guess my point is the only real reason to play it is for fun.
I know Patch seems wonky, and I was very skeptical at first, but it is actually useful in many scenarios. The fact that Atman at 4 shuts off Changeling/Wendigo/Lotus Field/Data Raven is a real issue for this deck. Also, I once had a triple-Patched Archer by the end of the game, mostly for hilarity. Also suspect may be the 3rd Hostile Takeover, but it’s so crucial for closing out games that I’ve never had qualms with it being in here. Again, this isn’t my list, except the removal of something for CVS (I forget what).