Type 1 Forbidian

This deck was a toughie for me. Not because I'm unfamiliar with the strategy, but because it's meant for a casual player who wants no rares. This is a good challenge, but now listen to the best part: IT'S MEANT FOR TYPE 1. That's right, I'm up against the Power Nine and I can't use rares. None. At all. Not even Pale Moon.

I'm Quentin Read and I have a Type 1 Forbidian deck here. I want to know if there's anything missing. Also, it has no rares so it's perfect for the beginner player. I'm not a beginner but as far as I could see the deck did not need rares. I want to play casually but I may take it to a tournament.

3 Spiketail Hatchling
4 Ophidian
4 Rishadan Airship
4 Counterspell
4 Forbid
4 Dismiss
4 Impulse
4 Opt
3 Seal of Removal
4 Boomerang
2 Feldon's Cane
20 Island

Please help me. I completely whooped my friend with it even though he put
all his lightning bolts on the top of his deck but I want to see if it can be

Let's see here. Well, I don't like the Rishadan Airships, so I'm going to use Cloud Spirit instead. Be warned however, that the one toughness is a serious target for Lighting Bolt and you have to be prepared to defend it.
I would tell you to use Force of Will, but because of its price, it may as well be rare. You could try Thwart or Foil, but that's up to you.

3 Spiketail Hatchling
4 Ophidian
4 Cloud Spirit

4 Counterspell
4 Forbid
4 Dismiss

4 Impulse
4 Opt

3 Seal of Removal
4 Boomerang

22 Island

That's right, I changed two cards. What did you expect? This deck was specifically made for beginners, and because of that I'm not going to use fancy cards.  Yeah, I know that's not much help, but it's a solid deck if you're worried about having a four converted mana cost counter, go ahead and use Mana Leak instead. You want a fancy Type One counter deck? All right, you asked for it.

Blue Cubed

Brokenness (7)
1 Time Walk
1 Time Twister
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Regrowth
1 Time Spiral
1 Necropotence

Can you name all the Moxen? (5)
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Shapphire
1 Mox Pearl

Additional artifacts (4)
1 Grim Monolith
1 Sol Ring
1 Masticore
1 Black Lotus

Control (18)
4 Mana Drain
4 Force of Will
2 Counterspell
4 Duress
4 Diabolic Edict
1 Pyroblast
3 Ophidian

Win condition (2)
2 Morphling

Land (17)
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Underground Sea
4 Wasteland
4 Underground River
4 City of Brass
1 Tolarian Academy

See? Now this is what Type One is all about. I've probably forgot some broken cards that need to be squeezed in, but this would to the job, you think?

Next time I'll get radical with changing the deck,  come on, people let's play stump the Mechanic here!

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