Mephidross claims all life within it. What cannot be twisted is absorbed.
43 DST • ENTony Szczudlo
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Legal in: Modern,Extended,Mirrodin Block,Legacy,Vintage,Freeform,Prismatic,Tribal Wars Legacy,Tribal Wars Standard,Classic,Singleton 100,Commander
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7/1/2012 If the target creature or player is an illegal target when Essence Drain tries to resolve, it will be countered and none of its effects will happen. You won't gain 3 life.