Drain Life

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Mirage (MIR) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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Drain Life

Sorcery

Spend only black mana on .

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.

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Drain Life Discussion

Grubbernaut on D's - Pauper Black Control

4 days ago

Sovereign's Bite is pretty bad, as it doesn't effect the board state; any X spell or similar is better. Consume Spirit, Drain Life, Tendrils of Corruption, Corrupt, etc

KayneMarco on Marchesa, the Black Rose

3 weeks ago

Maybe put in some of the black spells that Drain Life from opponents so you always have more life than them that way your creatures are always getting bigger when they attack.

Boza on Help discovering a new combo ...

1 month ago

There are a lot of them. But combo is not a good archetype in pauper, because it usually requires way too much cards or colors, both of which have consistency issues with only common cards. Here are a few uncommon combos:

Tokens + attack + Keep Watch + Rites of Initiation
Around 20 creatures in the yard + Songs of the Damned + Drain Life
Exhume + Ulamog's Crusher in the yard + Dragon Breath in the yard

Boza on What is the "Worst" Pauper ...

1 month ago

Most combos are the worst archetype, along with 4 and 5 color decks due to poor fixing. They both take too many cards, filtering and setup. If you are looking for the worst, a self-mill deck utilizing Drain Life, fueled by Songs of the Damned should be right up your alley.

A tricolor aggro-combo deck using Keep Watch + tokens + Rites of Initiation is also quite bad, but should be fun to play.

SenseiRamen on Shirei's Little Helpers

2 months ago

Your deck seems a little low on card draw. You might want to consider adding] Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost, Reprocess and Damnable Pact (the latter can double as a life drain spell).

Also, in a deck with so many expendable creatures, Eliminate the Competition seems like an excellent removal spell.

If they're within your budget, Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact would be amazing in this deck.

Some not-so-great cards you can swap out are Guiltfeeder, Dash Hopes, Vampire Cutthroat, Drain Life and Life's Finale.

KnightOfObligation on Mnemonic Songs

4 months ago

IMMG54 It's a bit hard to explain.

What you are going to want to have in the end is two Mnemonic Wall to then Ghostly Flicker them both to generate infinite mana via Songs of the Damned with Blood Celebrant. With that set up you can either Gain infinite life via Gnaw to the Bone and cast every creature in your deck using Death Denied for a next turn lethal swing or go the easy route and just cast Drain Life for their life total.

Now I know that all seems like a lot but it can happen turn three or four, it can also be done with only one mana which is pretty cool, given you have the correct cards in hand. I can see it biggest downside being enchantment removal because Tortured Existence is the absolute key in this deck.

crawler3 on Prototype - Black Life Matters

4 months ago

Bump in the Night cant be used (it has red in the flashback cost) Drain Life, Consume Spirit or Exsanguinate are good alternatives

lance4224130 on Black Devotion

5 months ago

ShreddedByCrows I love your suggestions. I don't play a lot of creatures because I wanted a different deck than the whole creature based shenanigans.

You are right about the Magus of the Coffers, I will be replacing him with Doubling Cube. And Choices of Damnation with Extraplanar Lens. Note to self, change lands to the 'Snow-Covered' versions.

The deck seems to teeter to the suicidal, so the Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, and Drain Life are in there to most offset that loss of life.

Curse of the Cabal will be coming out for Alhammarret's Archive.

Phyrexian Obliterator is great and I will be placing him in replacing All Is Dust.

Lich's Mastery works well with Bloodchief Ascension, Exquisite Blood, Consume Spirit, Soul Burn, Drain Life, Exsanguinate, and lastly, Maga, Traitor to Mortals. However, with that being sad, I believe I need Reliquary Tower.

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