Essence Drain

Essence Drain


Essence Drain deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Darksteel (DST) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Essence Drain Discussion

447xpro on T2 Pauper Black Exalted Regenerate

2 years ago

More thoughts:

Also Bojuka Bogs for graveyard hate, Barren Moors for long game where you don't need gas.

You're in black and not playing Duress...?

I'd play Unearths instead of Gravepurge

In this kind of voltron-ish build Gaze of Pain could be good...??

The curve is really high. Take out Essence Drain - it's way to much mana for too little of an effect. Same for Liliana's Shade and Bloodhunter Bat

Typhoid Rats in the sideboard for creature based matchups

Vault Skirge ??

asppsych on Armageddon is Nigh

3 years ago

Thanks for the comments and feedback. I'm definitely going to take some of these ideas and run with them. I did realize that I needed to spend for each damage I dealt with pestilence, but I do see your point and I'm going to try going COP: Black-less/add one more clock. I could add some more Essence Drains or Drain Life, reduce the number of 1 cards to increase my odds, and add some Dark Rituals.

I want to have no attacking creatures. I may try to replace the Drudge Skeletons with more Darksteel Myrs.

I built this for multiplayer, but anything I can do to speed it up and allow it to be more 1v1 effective would be great. I've actually had the Triskaidekaphobia/Touch of the Eternal combo in play a few times and it is very annoying for opponents :-).

ChrisNBass on Bats out of Hell

3 years ago

Scoured Barrens over Orzhov Guildgate (Unless it's there for flavor reasons. Esper Panorama, Evolving Wilds, or Terramorphic Expanse are great fetch cards

If you need some life gain to stick around try Tendrils of Corruption, Essence Drain, or Last Kiss (Misfits reference)