Is Telepathy any good?

Modern Deck Help forum

Posted on Jan. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m. by robotherolove

Now that Gitaxian Probe is banned from modern, how relevant is Telepathy? You lose the phrexian mana cost and draw, but get an effect which is more cool.

Lame_Duck says... #2

Almost certainly not at all relevant; the strength of Gitaxian Probe was its absurd efficiency, since it didn't cost you mana or card resources, whereas Telepathy costs you both. Plus, I really couldn't imagine anyone playing Telepathy while Peek is still in the format.

January 9, 2017 3:50 p.m.

shaistyone says... #3

I consider Telepathy a staple in any of my Blue EDH decks. The information advantage you get with 3 or more opponents is amazing. Plus it helps with politicking when everyone sees someone draw their wincon.
For modern? I don't know, the value of the information is a lot lower given the 1v1 structure (if you're playing multiplayer modern, I would try it for sure). The decks are also much more likely to follow archetypal patterns, so the number of surprise cards should be relatively low.

January 9, 2017 8:11 p.m.

shadow63 says... #4

There's also Street Wraith

January 10, 2017 2:52 a.m.

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