Can Ice Devil (Monster Manual) give a command to his Hellfire Engine (Fiendish Codex II) by telepathy?

The Telepathic Bond spell says:
You forge a telepathic bond among yourself and a number of willing creatures, "each of which must have an Intelligence score of 3 or higher".


Telepathy fails against creatures lacking language

The supernatural ability telepathy that's possessed by the ice devil (Monster Manual 56), in part, says that a "creature with this ability can communicate telepathically with any other creature… that has a language" (316).

Although a hellfire engine "responds to… simple commands of its creator" or the commands of another creature the engine's been ordered by its creator to obey, a hellfire engine possesses the new-style stat block entry of Languages none (Fiendish Codex II 119), rendering it telepathically immune.

The 5th-level Sor/Wiz spell Rary's telepathic bond [div] (Player's Handbook 268-9) is a different effect entirely from an ice devil's telepathy supernatural ability, but the bond spell also wouldn't affect the engine as the engine has Intelligence as a nonability and the bond spell mandates its subjects have Intelligence scores of at least 3.


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