It doesn't get anymore straightforward than this! Ben Friedman is calling shots and dropping mics. If you're not onboard with these major game-changers when Standard comes calling, best of luck to you!
It has been a long time since the famous Fires decks of Invasion Standard roamed the land! Ben is welcoming the strategy back with open arms as the format braces for this incredibly powerful enchantment in Ravnica Allegiance!
Good cards come and go, but it's not every set that we see something that could change the very way we approach the game itself! This card stands to be one such example, and Ben Friedman can't begin to overstate the reasons why!
Ben Friedman isn't settling for just one like most of us: his New Year is more a complete revolution with all the ambition he has! What do you think? What are your intentions for Magic next year?
Even with Grixis Death's Shadow taking less metagame share all the time, Ben puts up great numbers with it again and again. How? This is his guide to help you understand the archetype's astounding flexibility in the face of a wildly diverse format!
With the Invitational, multiple Winter Championships, and a host of other amazing Magic to be had this weekend at SCG CON, Ben couldn't pick just one way to help! Check out the strategies he believes in enough to give you the scoop firsthand!
This Standard is a pretty wide format, but it's also semi-stable. That means if you're a critical thinker like Ben, you can exploit it! Here's a head start on the cards you could use to catch everyone by surprise at SCG CON!
This deck was on the verge of being out of the metagame not long ago, and suddenly Ben Friedman is comparing it to Delver? How far we've come! Get his latest list and more tips on building this strategy correctly here!
This is one of those matchups where both sides think they're favored! So which is it? Ben Friedman cuts through the noise to deliver the truth of the matchup before SCG Vegas!
The Grand Prix in Atlanta gave us a vague picture of the expected Modern metagame at SCG Regionals! Ben Friedman breaks it down as only he can, giving you what you need to immortalize your name atop your chosen event this weekend!
That's just how Ben Friedman likes it, of course! Today he follows the remarkable innovations of last week...and how long they'll last!
When Four-Color Death's Shadow won in Texas, that got Ben Friedman's attention! Today he ponders Four-Color versus Grixis Death's Shadow for SCG Charlotte!
These decks are ready to exploit the meta and cut through the field this weekend! Get Ben Friedman's SCG Dallas favorites here! And yes, Grixis Death's Shadow is one of them.
Look out! There's going to come a time soon where you won't lose with the Ooze! Friedman counts all the ways it could happen and which new card is the secret to its inevitable breaking point!
The title says it all! The fact of the matter is, some of the best creatures ever being two-drops has warped our perceptions! Get yours on track so you can outmaneuver SCG Columbus this weekend!
We're coming up on SCG Columbus, a team event that will showcase the new Standard format! Ben Friedman gets you started on the road to week one glory!
There have been lots of lousy Cranial Extraction effects, but there have been some pretty good ones too! Which one are we looking with Guilds of Ravnica? Ben Friedman votes for the best kind...but why?
Don't be shocked if Ben Friedman switches onto this sudden contender for SCG Syracuse this weekend! How in the world did this happen? Ben explains using his unique expertise with the archetype!
Grabbing a few of your friends to hit up team competition? This is a tricky beast, as many of the best decks have overlapped cards! So how do you get around this, Ben Friedman?
There are a few cards that Ben thinks are a virtual lock to win the big Legacy showdown on the horizon! See which decks he expects to be favored against the field!