Talent of the Telepath

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Talent of the Telepath

Sorcery

Target opponent reveals the top seven cards of his or her library. You may cast an instant or sorcery card from among them without paying its mana cost. Then that player puts the rest into his or her graveyard.

Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, you may cast up to two revealed instant and/or sorcery cards instead of one.

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Talent of the Telepath Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

2 weeks ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

2 weeks ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

TheSurgeon on Mill

2 weeks ago

Drop Talent of the Telepath (slow), Startled Awake  Flip (slow and expensive), Jace's Mindseeker (doesn't do enough) and Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker (slow and expensive); and put in 4x Glimpse the Unthinkable, and 3x Breaking. Your creatures are mana demanding, make your mill spells max out for the cost.

You may even want to consider dropping Siren Stormtamer for Dispel, Turn Aside or Remand.

Also, Duskmantle Guildmage infinites out with Mindcrank. ;-)

RudyRudeusz on Phenax, The God of Mill

1 month ago

Well, I think that your deck is good :)But I'll write smthing. I play Phenax for 2 years. My advices is to play with friends (so it's multi 40hp, ur opponents know ur deck and u know their). I really like playing with graveyards. So Diluvian Primordial is rly strong (u can cast Obliterate from one grave and indestructible from another :) ). Blue leyline is nice too. U can think about something like Bribery/Preators Grasp/Sadistic Sacrament, cos ur opponents can have in decks Ulamogs etc, u can take it and play or just exile it (or u can take Teferi's Protection and def ur self but with those spells u need few others lands with any/opponent mana). And, ofc if u know their decks well, u know what they have in their hands :DBoots with haste are very usefull, especially with Eater of the Dead (TOTALLY MUST HAVE). Look at New blue Gearhulk, Mindcrank and Black Ascension (it's combo, but those cards are good alone). Talent of the Telepath is funny card (u can play Army of the Damned in 4th turn :D) and i love it, but it's soooo rng.Altar of Dementia is great if u control opponent creature (u cast Goad all creatures with Blue Prmiordial from ur opponent grave, attack/mill with them and sacrifice all) or u can def with ur creature, tap for mill and sacrifice. Very, very strong with Consuming Aberration.Well, i dont like Altar of the Brood, pref Mesmeric Orb. Few strong cards: Dimir Doppelganger (Boardwipe. U can mill ur self, use his ability on Eater of the Death and its almost gg :) ). And i dont have Traumatize. Huge aggro-card in multi :/. And think about cards like Phyrexian arena/Thasa for draw :)Thats all, sorry for my sucking english ;)

slayingmatt1234 on Kess Control Casual

2 months ago

Here are some suggestions: Talent of the Telepath lets you use the opponents removal (like if you need exile or enchantment removal), generate value, or it can be an emergency cultivate or something against a green player. Also its cheap. Memory Plunder is in a similar vein. Better when you need a specific spell, but it doesn't mill potential combo pieces, etc. Vandalblast is a great one sided artifact removal, and kess can cast it twice. Nightscape Familiar is a great cost reducer I don't see. Dack Fayden should be in your deck. At the minimun it's often ramp (can steal their mana rocks) or looting for what you need. At most it steals their combos. Toxic Deluge is one of the best board wipes in commander.Sire of Stagnation is great draw that makes opponents hesitant to play lands and can exile key cards. Sphinx of the Final Word this might only perform well in a certain meta, but worth considering. Imprisoned in the Moon You can't repeat this but its worth it. Shut down their commanders. Reliquary Tower Pretty self explanatory in edhDesolate Lighthouse is a great looting tool when you want itDemonic Consultation instant wins with Laboratory Maniac.

These next two are probably too expensive right now, but I am mentioning them because they are being reprinted in Iconic Masters which comes out in November so they're price will go down. Consecrated Sphinx great drawKokusho, the Evening Star usually kills all opponents with kicked Rite of Replication

Reynan on Budget Mill Bomb

2 months ago

Talent of the Telepath could hurt and make some fun. +1

Profet93 on Issa Thassa

2 months ago

Pal00ka

Thank you for your suggestions. I wanted this deck to be a mix of the clone/steal flavor theme, as well as some decent chance of winning. As such, I had to take out a lot of cards I wanted to put in, in order to make the deck run more smoothly.

Talent of the Telepath - Very cool card I've always wanted to run but I only have 10 instants/sorcerries so spell mastery would rarely apply. Moreover, I am trying to make the deck creature based (helps Equilibrium A LOT).

Diluvian Primordial was in the initial iteration of the deck. I LOVE HIM. Such a great underrated card. I will probably add him back as I playtest the deck more.

Spelljack is a fun card, but I have to hold 6 mana open, he would be better in my talrand deck.

Jace's Mindseeker is a worse Diluvian Primordial because I'd rather pay 1 more, know I'm getting good spells, and more of them.

Spelltwine is really fun and I need to add that to the maybeboard for testing. I'm trying to keep this mostly creature based, but it seems like a very fun card.

Stolen Goods was in the initial iteration of the deck as well. It's kind of a fun random card I might want to work it's way back in as well.

Arcane Lighthouse was overlooked, I must get one and add it in. Thank you!

Strip Mine is a MUST ADD for that reason which I am aware of, but I'm trying to keep this deck "budget", which is anything under $500. I will add it in once I get money. I just bought a bunch of reserved list cards for my mono black EDH deck The Descent Into Darkness. As such, I will get it once funds are available.

My draw is based on Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy, basically combat damage. Moreover, my commander's scry ability helps me "thin my deck" so to speak so I can get lands when I need them and nonland cards when I don't. Arcanis the Omnipotent also helps, especially with Minamo, School at Water's Edge

Lastly regarding counters, I have a mono blue control deck called Tisk Tisk Talrand in which I oppress the hell out of someone. I made this deck to have little or no counters, despite it being blue's strongpoint because people COMPLAIN SO MUCH in my meta for one counter spell. Sad, but true.

I appreciate all of your suggestions. Once I get the money and playtest some of the cards you mentioned, I will be sure to put them in.

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