The Standard metagame seems pretty diverse so far, but Sam Black wants to go even further! If you're not (somehow) into the dozen and change decks that are showing up, Sam is here to dig deeper for SCG Philly!
You may not get a better look at the new metgame than this. Sam Black goes levels deep, gives you his process, and ultimately, settles on the decks he'd start with! The Pro Tour is Modern, so he's not holding anything back!
Looking for different ways to use and abuse Vampires and Pirates? Sam Black can always be counted upon to go for the cool, new angle in deckbuilding! Join him for an unorthadox look at these Rivals of Ixalan tribes!
When you want a card that people are sleeping on to get all kinds of busted up, you go to world class deckbuilder Sam Black! The man enjoys sacrificing creatures and comboing, so it's only natural we go to him for this Rivals of Ixalan haymaker!
Sometimes a small piece of advice is all you need to take your Modern game to the next level. Sam Black shares choice tidbits on Lantern, Burn, Affinity, and more ahead of SCG Columbus!
"Practice makes perfect." "No, perfect practice makes perfect." Sam Black brings up the platitudes only to sweep them away as he gives you no-nonsense playtesting advice!
Sam Black finished with 36 points at Grand Prix Oklahoma City, but that still left him on the outside of a big mana-dominated Top 8. What lessons has he learned...and why does he feel they're so contradictory?
Sam Black went a perfect 8-0 in the Modern portion of the SCG Season Two Invitational with Whir Lantern! Today he gives all the details you need to wield the deck at Grand Prix Oklahoma City!
Don't adjust your screen: it's a new Sam Black article for the second day in a row! Today he talks about the Modern deck spoken of in hushed whispers at best and tones of disgust at worst: Lantern Control! Will you face this menace at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or play it yourself?
"Maximize your mana use each turn" is practically a motto for tournament Magic deckbuilding and competition. But sometimes you're just helping your opponent's plan by doing so! What then? Sam Black shows how the best play sometimes is no play at all!
Sam Black and thousands of competitive players worldwide might have been wrong about control in Modern all along! He explains his new theory of incremental control in the format and reveals his latest decklist! Is that...Hidden Stockpile?!
If you're playing a Temur Energy deck of any kind at Grand Prix Atlanta, you'd better know how to handle the mirror! Sam Black has your must-read guide for anyone taking on the challenge this weekend!
Sam Black eventually played the same deck at Pro Tour Ixalan that Mike Sigrist used to make the Top 8. That's not the whole story, of course! Get Sam's insights into the decks left behind along the way...decks that may still hold a kernel of greatness!