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|Causes the target's magic to leak into the air, as though they were hit by an antimagic weapon, and heals the caster for the amount of magic drained, with no direct line of fire required.|
Draining Gaze is a monsters-only Hexes spell which drains the player of some magic points and (despite the in-game description which claims the target's magic "leaks into the air") heals the casting monster by the same amount (unless it's done by an orange crystal statue). The amount of MP drained depends on the monster's hit dice. The gaze functions akin to an antimagic brand attack and is otherwise irresistible.
Djinn have no MP, and are completely unaffected by this spell.
The following enemies cast Draining Gaze: