Since you play against teams with the same record as you in a Swiss tournament, it is likely that you will have similar ratings to your opponents all day long. A 5-0 record can yield 80 points at a 32K event. Even a 3-0 at a measly 16K event is worth 24 points.
If you can string together those two events, you are halfway to being qualified for the next Pro Tour.
A couple of months ago, I got an excited e-mail from Neutral Ground regular Elden Lee. He had stumbled upon an exciting new deck on Magic Online that a Japanese player had beaten him with. I have no idea who this player was – but as far as I know, he is the originator of the deck that came to be known as Tight Sight. We tested it, and here’s what we found out.
I know there has been a lot of talk about U/R losing a lot of its luster with one less pack of Lavamancer’s Skills; I think the combination is still viable, but the archetype has changed. I have had some success pairing the Mistform creatures with the blue and red Slivers, like Blade Sliver and Shifting Sliver. 3/1 Mistform Dreamers and 4/1 Mistform Seaswifts present your opponent with a small window of time to find their answers.