Quote from LordOrgodemir »That life drain is...so bad. You don't gain a straight 4 life so if you use this to kill smaller things, it gets worse.
The card looks okay as a sorcery honestly.
If this was a 4/4 for 5 mana that dealt 4 damage when it came down, drained life, and milled 4, maybe we would look at it differently.
This is not correct. Even if you use this on a 1/1 you do gain 4 life. Creatures don’t die in the middle of a spell resolving, so the spell fully resolves, then the game sees the targeted creature with 4 damage on it and then, if it has less than 4 toughness it dies.