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Drain in Final Fantasy V.
For the recurring sword, see Blood Sword.

Drain (ドレイン, Dorein) is a recurring Black Magic spell from the series. It absorbs HP from the target to refill the caster's HP. Like healing magic, it works in reverse against the undead. When it is cast upon the user, it will always miss. Although this spell is exclusively reserved to mages, a weapon known as the Blood Sword, which is typically available for Warriors, acts similar to the spell when used to inflict damage.




Final Fantasy II

Drain is a Black Magic spell which transfers HP from one or all enemies to the caster. This is reversed when casting on the Undead. The amount of HP transferred depends on the spell level. Any character can learn Drain by having them use the Drain Tome (called the Drain Scroll in the Origins release).

Drain Tome
Effect Allows the target to learn Drain when used outside of battle. Casts Drain VIII on all enemies when used in battle.
Buy In N/A
Find In Cave of Mysidia (x2)
Won From Sorcerer, Wizard
Cost N/A

Final Fantasy III

Drain is a Black Magic Level 7 spell that can only be bought in Doga's Village or in the Invincible for 20,000 gil. Only the Black Mage, Sage, Magus, and the Onion Knight can cast it.'

Final Fantasy IV

Drain is a Black Magic spell, usable by Rydia at level 36 (in the DS version, she automatically learns it when she rejoins the party as an adult) and by Palom at level 26. Fusoya automatically knows it when he joins the party, and Tellah learns it after Cecil becomes a Paladin. It costs 18 MP (15 in the DS version) to cast.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Drain returns as a Black Magic spell that costs 18 MP to cast and is usable at Fusoya (who automatically starts with the spell), Palom (at level 29), Rydia (at level 36), Golbez (at level 35), and Leonora (at level 36.

Final Fantasy V

Drain is a Level 4 Black Magic spell. Black Mages can cast it as a spell, although Mystic Knights can also cast it on their sword to the same effect. It costs 13 MP to cast, and can be bought for 3000 Gil in Regole, Castle of Bal, Quelb, and Castle Surgate.

Final Fantasy VI

The Esper Ifrit teaches Drain at a rate of x1, and is learned naturally by Terra Branford at level 12. It costs 15 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy VII

Though not a spell usable by the party except by using a Vampire Fang, Drain is a spell used by Ghost and Gi Nattak.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Three Drain spells are included in this game: Drain, Drainra, and Drainga. They all have HP+10% and drain different amounts of HP.

Final Fantasy VIII

Drain is a normal spell that steals HP from the enemy and heals the caster. It can be refined from Life Magic Refine by using Vampire Fangs: one Vampire Fangs refine to 20 Drain spells. Junctioning to Status will enable you to convert part of the damage you deal to health for the attacking character. The amount absorbed is directly linked to how many Drain's you have junctioned (i.e 100 Drains would be far more then 1 Drain). The effect is similar to attacking with a hypothetical Blood Sword in that each physical attack results in the HP of the attacker being partially restored.

Final Fantasy IX

Only Vivi can cast this spell. Drain can be learned from an Oak Staff for 60 AP, ignores Reflect, and costs 14 MP to cast. The enemy Ghost can also use this spell.

Final Fantasy X

Drain is a Black Magic spell located along Wakka's path of the Sphere Grid.

Final Fantasy X-2

Drain is a Arcana ability for the Dark Knight dressphere. It costs 20 AP to learn and 8 MP to cast or can be used via the Covetous Garment Grid. The Gun Mage ability Absorb has the same effect but it absorbs HP and MP, not just HP.

Final Fantasy XI

Drain is Black Magic spell available to Black Mages, Dark Knights, and Scholars. Unlike in other games, if used on undead it simply has no effect rather than being reversed. There also exists a more powerful Drain II available only to Dark Knights, which adds any excess health drained as temporary Hit Points.

Final Fantasy XII

Drain is a Level 3 Arcane Magick that can only be cast when its required license on the License Board has been learned. It cost 18 MP to cast, and can be bought from the Eruyt Village for 3,200 gil.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Drain is a Level 2 Green Magick available in the Clan shop in Rabanastre. It can be used by the four mage Job classes, White Mage, Black Mage, Time Mage, and Red Mage.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Drain can only be cast by Ba'Gamnan and the Esper Atomos. Lancet, one of Llyud's abilities, has a nearly identical function.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Drain is a Spellblade ability for the Templar class used by Beowulf Cadmus.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Energy Mace teaches Drain to the Sage for 100 AP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Drain is an Arcanist spell learned for 300 AP from a Sleet Rod.


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To pour off a liquid or fat from food, often with the use of a Colander. Drain can also mean to blot greasy food (such as bacon) on paper towels.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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Drain is the special "right-click" ability of a Spirit cockatrice. It inflicts damage and drains a combat stat, which varies according to the type of cockatrice. It may deal up to 10 damage.

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