ドレイン [drain] in Japanese. Note that this spell has sometimes been translated as 'Absorb'.

Final Fantasy II

Type: Black Magic, Family: -
Drop: ?
Treasure: Cave of Mysidia
Description: Drains target's HP

Final Fantasy III

Type: Black Magic, Level: 7, Power: 130
Use (Player): Black Mage, Magus, Sage, Onion Knight
Use (Monsters): Doga, Doga's Clone, Echidna, General
Buy: 20,000 gil
Shop: Doga's Village, Invincible
Other: absorbs a large amount of HP

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Black Magic, MP: 15
Casting: 3 seconds
Learn: Fusoya lv 0, Palom lv 26, Rydia (after return), Sage Tellah (event)

Crisis Core

Type: offensive magic
Buy: 5,000 gil (?)
Drop: ?, Steal: ?
Fusion: Osmose (mastered)+Libra (mastered), Drain Blade+MAG Up
Class: Absorb Magic, Grade: 2, 4
Description: ?
Other: relies on HP stat

Final Fantasy IX

Type: Black Magic, MP: 14
Learn from: ?

Final Fantasy XI

Type: Dark Magic, MP: 21
Learn at: BLM 12, DRK 10
Casting: 3 s, recast: 60 s
Quest: The Rumor
Other: Ineffective against undead

Drain II
Type: Dark Magic, MP: 37
Learn at: DRK 62
Casting: 3 s, recast: 180 s
Buy: ? gil (sell: ? gil)
Shop: Mazween/Aht Urhgan Whitegate
Other: Steals an enemy’s HP, potentially increasing maximum HP. Ineffective against undead

Final Fantasy XII

Type: Arcane Magic, MP: 18
Element: Magical, Accuracy: 100, Power: 62
Target: enemies/allies, Radius: single, Range: 10, Charge Time: 30
Long Range: yes, Magick Evasion: no, Safety Nullify: no, Reflect: no
Faith Effect: power x1.3, Recover MP: Warmage, Remove Sleep/Confusion: no
License: Arcane Magick 3, LP: 40
Buy: 3,200 gil (sell: -)
Shop: Eruyt
Effect: Drains HP from the target. If target is Undead, damages self and heals the target. If the target Undead is under Reverse, damages the target but doesn't heal self.

Tactics Advance

Type: Sagacity, MP: 12
Range: 4
Learn with: Sage
Learn from: Energy Mace (100 AP)

4 Heroes of Light


Type: Dark Magic, AP: 2
Target: single enemy, Element: -, Power: 5
Speed: 10, Fixed Enmity: 0, Volatile Enmity: 10
Joint Attack: Yes, Implement: No, Weaken with Scatter: No, Menu Use: No
Buy: 1,500 gil (sell: 300 gil)
Shop: Urbeth (after darkness)
Effect: absorb as much HP as you deal damage


Type: Black Magic, Equip Cost: 15, AP Cost: 90
Target: single, Power: 30, Element: -
Cast time: ?, Recast: 20 sec
Learn: 1,500 CP, Specialty: Black Mage, Red Mage
Unlock: reach main quest ★★ level
Description: Absorbs HP from the enemy.

Airborne Brigade


Type: INT, Element: -, Growth: Fast, Cost: 15
Attack: 1,030 (lv1), 3,750 (lv80), 4,075 (lv100), 4,369 (lv120), 4,639 (lv140), 4,890 (lv160)
Defense: 1,000 (lv1), 3,283 (lv80), 3,556 (lv100), 3,802 (lv120), 4,029 (lv140), 4,240 (lv160)
Place: Mist Region (Eastern Mist Plains, Mist Cave), Kolts Region (Ancient Forest, Snowbound Mining Town)

Type: INT, Element: -, Growth: Fast, Cost: 11
Attack: 670 (lv1), 2,197 (lv60), 2,381 (lv75), 2,546 (lv90), 2,698 (lv105), 2,840 (lv120)
Defense: 710 (lv1), 2,329 (lv60), 2,523 (lv75), 2,699 (lv90), 2,860 (lv105), 3,010 (lv120)
Place: Mist Region (Eastern Mist Plains, Mist Cave), Kolts Region (Ancient Forest, Snowbound Mining Town)

Record Keeper


Type: Black Magic, Rarity: ★★★, Uses: 2-10
Target: single, Element: Dark?
Use: Deshi, Aerith, Gordon, Rinoa, Rydia, Sephiroth, Terra, Black Mage, Red Mage
Generate: Black Orb (Moderate) x5, Dark Orb (Moderate) x8, 5,000 gil
Refine (lv2): Black Orb (Moderate) x10, Dark Orb (Moderate) x15, 20,000 gil
Refine (lv3): Black Orb (Moderate) x20, Dark Orb (Moderate) x30, 50,000 gil
Refine (lv4): Black Orb (Moderate) x30, Dark Orb (Moderate) x45, 100,000 gil
Refine (lv5): Black Orb (Moderate) x50, Dark Orb (Moderate) x75, 300,000 gil
Description: Drains HP from the target

Category: Ability

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