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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Telekinetic Bonds
Judgment - 

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.33 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 1.00 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed June 7, 2002

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Too expensive, too unwieldy, too not good. Mind over Matter but much, much worse. It could see some play but I'd rather play an extra land. A 1 in both limited and constructed. I'm prepared to eat my words if someone breaks this card in Constructed though.

Judge Bill

The New Mind Over Matter. Fortunately, this isn't Urza's Block. Unfortunately, this isn't Urza's Block.
I just don't think there's enough of a way to abuse this card. With Mind Over Matter, the cost was a discard, and that was easy enough. Here, you have to find a way to discard something, and so it's more reactionary, or else you have to put a lot of discard effects in. I'm sure this will try to be broken in type 1, but other than that, this card just doesn't cut it.
Don't play this in limited.
Constructed: 1.2 (3.5+ in Type 1)
Limited: 1


Another overcosted, virtually useless blue rare. Why would you want this? It's effect is weak at best, it costs 2UUU to cast and 1U to activate just to tap a permanent only when your opponent discards a card. No valid use in constructed or limited and it is a 5 cost blue card not named Morphling. Fails all tests.
All formats- 1


Well, if we could have Mind Over Matter as a reasonable would probably look like this.  I have to say though, that without some real trick to it, I don't se this card getting abused at all.

It might just be overbalanced, but only time will tell.

If I were in a draft and saw this card come by, I might just be hoping that I don't get stuck with it.

Constructed: 1.8
Limited: 1.2


Telekinitec bonds is a complicated card, destined for some combo deck. Too complicated for me to worry about, regardless. I remember when the combos were fairly easy to figure out.

Constructed: 0
Limited: 0


limited **
Constructed *

Could have been good... if it wasn't so terribly overcosted.  2UUU to cast AND an activation cost for each individual use?  Crap rare if you asked me!

John B

This one's a very tough call for me. Perhaps it could be used by UG madness in block, perhaps as a sideboard card (activate Mongrel, tap your blocker, repeat). It is extremely mana-intensive, and that is a serious problem. This, unfortunately, won't stop a Psychatog, because they'll already be attacking by the time they activate it. It's odd, but I must admit this is one of the wierd cards and yet I haven't been exploring it. So this is a very tentative rating.



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