Mana Drain {U}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell. At the beginning of your next main phase, add an amount of {C} to your mana pool equal to that spell’s converted mana cost.

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Illustrated by Raymond Swanland

Standard
Frontier
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Banned
Penny
Vintage
Duel Cmdr.
Banned
Commander
1v1 Cmdr.
Banned
Notes and Rules Information for Mana Drain
  • Mana Drain can target a spell that can’t be countered. When Mana Drain resolves, that spell won’t be countered, but you’ll still add mana to your mana pool at the beginning of your next main phase. (2017-11-17)
  • If the target spell is an illegal target when Mana Drain tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won’t get any mana. (2017-11-17)
  • Mana Drain’s delayed triggered ability will usually trigger at the beginning of your precombat main phase. However, if you cast Mana Drain during your precombat main phase or during your combat phase, its delayed triggered ability will trigger at the beginning of that turn’s postcombat main phase. (2017-11-17)