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.
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).
|Effect||Allows the target to learn Drain when used outside of battle. Casts Drain VIII on all enemies when used in battle.|
|Find In||Cave of Mysidia (x2)|
|Won From||Sorcerer, Wizard|
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.
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.
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.
Three Drain spells are included in this game: Drain, Drainra, and Drainga. They all have HP+10% and drain different amounts of HP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drain is an Arcanist spell learned for 300 AP from a Sleet Rod.
Drain in Final Fantasy IV.
Drain in Final Fantasy IV DS.
Drain in Final Fantasy VI.
Drain in Final Fantasy VII.
Drain in Final Fantasy VIII.
Drain in Final Fantasy IX.
|Aero - Aeroga - Bio - Blind - Blizzard - Blizzara - Blizzaga - Blizzaja - Break - Breakga - Death - Drain - Fire - Fira - Firaga - Firaja - Flare - Flood - Freeze - Hold - Meteor - Osmose - Poison - Quake - Rasp - Scourge - Shock - Sleep - Stone - Stonega - Thunder - Thundara - Thundaga - Thundaja - Toad - Tornado - Warp - Water - Watera - Waterga - Ultima|
|Focus - Focara - Haste - Kill - Muddle - Saber - Sleepra - Slow - Slowra - Stop - Stun - Temper|
|Final Fantasy II|
|Aura - Curse - Destroy|
|Final Fantasy III|
|Erase - Raze - Shade|
|Final Fantasy IV|
|Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-|
|Electrocute - Energy - Dark Fire - Dark Fira - Dark Firaga - Hell Firaga - Tri-Fire - Dark Blizzard - Dark Blizzara - Dark Blizzaga - Hell Blizzaga - Dark Thunder - Dark Thundara - Dark Thundaga - Drainra - Drainga - Hell Thundaga - Osmoga - Tri-Thundaga|
|Final Fantasy IX|
|Demi - Doomsday|
|Final Fantasy XI|
|Absorb-AGI - Absorb-CHR - Absorb-DEX - Absorb-INT - Absorb-MND - Absorb-STR - Absorb-TP - Absorb-VIT - Aero II - Aero III - Aero IV - Aeroga II - Aeroga III - Bind - Bio II - Bio III - Biora - Bioga - Blaze Spikes - Blind II - Blizzard II - Blizzard III - Blizzard IV - Blizzaga II - Blizzaga III - Burn - Burst - Burst II - Choke - Drain II - Dread Spikes - Drown - Escape - Fire II - Fire III - Fire IV - Firaga II - Firaga III - Flare II - Flood II - Freeze II - Frost - Gravity - Ice Spikes - Klimaform - Luminohelix - Poison II - Poisonga - Quake II - Rasp - Retrace - Shock Spikes - Sleep II - Sleepga II - Stone II - Stone III - Stone IV - Stonega II - Stonega III - Stun - Thunder II - Thunder III - Thunder IV - Thundaga II - Thundaga III - Tornado II - Tractor - Warp II - Water II - Water III - Water IV - Waterga II - Waterga III|
|Final Fantasy XII|
|Ardor - Blindga - Scathe - Silence - Silencega - Sleepga - Stoneja - Toxify|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates|
|Meteorga - Quaga - Ultiga|
|1000 Needles - Acid - Aero - Angel Whisper - Aqua Breath - Blaster - Bad Breath - Doom - Drain - Flamethrower - Frog Song - Goblin Punch - Level 5 Death - Lifebreak - Limit Glove - Magic Hammer - Matra Magic - Mighty Guard - Roulette - Self-Destruct - White Wind|
|Final Fantasy V|
|Aera - Aeroga - Dark Spark - Death Claw - Flash - Level 2 Old - Level 3 Flare - Level 4 Graviga - Lilliputian Lyric - Mind Blast - Missile - Moon Flute - Off-Guard - Time Slip - Transfusion - Vampire|
|Final Fantasy VI|
|Dischord - Force Field - Grand Delta - Lv ? Holy - Lv 3 Confuse - Lv 4 Flare - Quasar - Reflect??? - Rippler - Stone - Traveler - Tsunami|
|Final Fantasy VII|
|Beta - Chocobuckle - Death Force - Dragon Force - Laser - L4 Suicide - Magic Breath - Pandora's Box - Shadow Flare - Trine|
|Final Fantasy VIII|
|Degenerator - Electrocute - Gatling Gun - Homing Laser - Lv? Death - Laser Eye - Micro Missile - Raybomb - Shockwave Pulsar - Ultra Waves|
|Final Fantasy IX|
|Angel's Snack - Auto-Life - Earth Shake - Frog Drop - Frost - Level 3 Def-Less - Level 4 Holy - Mustardbomb - Night - Twister - Vanish|
|Final Fantasy X|
|Fire Breath - Jump - Nova - Seed Cannon - Stone Breath - Thrust Kick|
|Final Fantasy X-2|
|Annihilator - Cry in the Night - Drill Shot - Heaven's Cataract - Mortar - Storm Cannon - Supernova|
|Final Fantasy XI|
|Actinic Burst - Amplification - Asuran Claws - Awful Eye - Battle Dance - Blank Gaze - Blastbomb - Blitzstrahl - Blood Drain - Blood Saber - Bludgeon - Body Slam - Bomb Toss - Cannonball - Chaotic Eye - Claw Cyclone - Cleave - Cocoon - Cold Wave - Corrosive Ooze - Cursed Sphere - Death Ray - Death Scissors - Diamondhide - Digest - Dimensional Death - Disseverment - Enervation - Exuviation - Eyes On Me - Feather Barrier - Feather Storm - Feather Tickle - Filamented Hold - Firespit - Flying Hip Press - Foot Kick - Frenetic Rip - Frightful Roar - Frost Breath - Frypan - Geist Wall - Grand Slam - Head Butt - Healing Breeze - Heat Breath - Hecatomb Wave - Helldive - Hydro Shot - Hysteric Barrage - Ice Break - Infrasonics - Jet Stream - Jettatura - Light of Penance - Lowing - MP Drainkiss - Maelstrom - Magic Fruit - Magic Hammer - Magnetite Cloud - Mandibular Bite - Memento Mori - Metallic Body - Mind Blast - Mysterious Light - Pinecone Bomb - Plasma Charge - Poison Breath - Pollen - Power Attack - Queasyshroom - Radiant Breath - Ram Charge - Reactor Cool - Refueling - Regurgitation - Saline Coat - Sandspin - Sandspray - Screwdriver - Seedspray - Sheep Song - Sickle Slash - Smite of Rage - Soporific - Sound Blast - Spinal Cleave - Spiral Spin - Sprout Smack - Stinking Gas - Tail Slap - Temporal Shift - Terror Touch - Uppercut - Venom Shell - Vertical Cleave - Voracious Trunk - Warm-Up - Wild Carrot - Wild Oats - Yawn - Zephyr Mantle|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Advance|
|Drain Touch - Hastebreak - LV? S-Flare - Poison Claw - Stare|
|Final Fantasy Tactics A2|
|Eerie Sound Wave - Quake - Roar - Sandstorm - Screech - Unction - War Dance|
|Final Fantasy V - Final Fantasy VI - Final Fantasy VII - Final Fantasy VIII - Final Fantasy IX - Final Fantasy X - Final Fantasy X-2 - Final Fantasy XI - Tactics Advance - Tactics A2|
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.