Drain Life
 
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Card Name:
Drain Life
Mana Cost:
Variable Colorless1Black
Converted Mana Cost:
2

Types:
Sorcery
Card Text:
Spend only black mana on X.
Drain Life deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain life equal to the damage dealt, but not more life than the player's life total before Drain Life dealt damage or the creature's toughness.
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
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Limited Edition Alpha (Common)Limited Edition Beta (Common)Unlimited Edition (Common)Revised Edition (Common)Fourth Edition (Common)Fifth Edition (Common)Mirage (Common)Beatdown Box Set (Common)
Artist:
Rulings
10/4/2004 Cost reducers can be used to reduce the X part of the mana cost.
10/4/2004 You may gain up to the total toughness of the creature even if it was already damaged.