Sam Black, ever the optimist, issues this rebuttal to fellow writer Ari Lax. Sam goes into great detail about the important strengths to remember for each of Standard's big players! Read it before #SCGINVI!
Mono Blue Devotion isn't done just yet! Sam Black takes his former go-to archetype through a series of matches to see what it still has left. See how the deck adapts to this new metagame before #SCGPROV!
What are the pillars of Standard? How does identifying them increase our ability to win and to build decks? Sam Black sits down and dissects current Standard, telling you the cards that really matter for #SCGPROV.
Sam Black is in love with his list! Allow him to walk you through a few games to decide if this deck is right for you for #SCGPROV!
Looking for something different to take to #SCGINDY? Check out this video of Sam Black as he breathes new life into Standard by taking his very own Notion Thief brew for a spin!
After testing for #PTJOU, Sam Black has some surprising conclusions about full-block Theros draft! Get the results from his new team approach and prepare for your next Limited event!
Get Sam Black's take on the Golgari graveyard deck, featuring Strength from the Fallen, and watch him pilot it through four rounds on Magic Online ahead of #SCGNJ!
What goes into preparing for a Pro Tour with a poorly understood format? Sam Black delves into the inner workings of Theros Block Constructed, revealing how so many top teams came to a consensus on the format's best deck and why he considers it unbalanced.
Sam Black examines the inner workings of a team and effective communication strategies in this article inspired by his work leading up to Pro Tour Journey into Nyx.
What's your state of mind going into a Magic tournament? Sam Black discusses focus, expectations, and more ahead of Pro Tour Journey into Nyx.
Sam really wishes he'd stuck with Melira Pod for Pro Tour: Born of the Gods in Valencia, and he gives the deck a spin in these videos as he gets back into the swing of the Modern format.
Sam is brewing new decks for Journey into Nyx Standard and really wants to work with Battlefield Thaumaturge. Take a look at all the different ways he thinks it can be put to work.
Get ready to play Legacy at SCG Open Series: Cincinnati next weekend by watching championship deckbuilder Sam Black take his Elves list through a few matches on Magic Online!
Sam makes some bold predictions about which new cards from Journey into Nyx will see the most play in Constructed. Agree or disagree with him after reading in the comments!
Watch eight-time Grand Prix Top 8 competitor Sam Black play in a Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Daily Event on Magic Online to gear up for your next Limited Pro Tour Qualifier.
In this week's article, Sam has some fun brewing up a few decks with new cards from Journey into Nyx, Magic's latest set that will be released in just a couple of weeks.
Prepare to play Theros/Born of the Gods Limited at Grand Prix Philadelphia this weekend by watching two-time Pro Tour Top 8 competitor Sam Black play some Sealed on Magic Online.
Sam Black tells his side of the story about what happened in his match playing Elves against James Hammes at the SCG Legacy Open in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend.
Looking for a new deck to play at SCG Standard Open: Milwaukee this weekend? Then watch as eight-time Grand Prix Top 8 competitor Sam Black tries out B/U Heroes on Magic Online!
In this week's article, Sam shares the information he gleaned in Standard and Legacy this past weekend from #SCGINVI that he hopes to utilize at #SCGMKE this weekend.