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Pain is a Curse.

While in hand, lose 1 HP when other cards are played, bypassing any Icon Block.png Block. A deadly curse, even worse than Regret, as minimizing its damage is not often practical. This curse becomes a mixed blessing when used with self-harm cards including Rupture, Blood for Blood, CentennialPuzzle.png Centennial Puzzle, RunicCube.png Runic Cube and SelfFormingClay.png Self-Forming Clay.

Since the HP loss is dealt in increments of 1, it is completely negated by TungstenRod.png Tungsten Rod, however, if the player has any stacks of Icon Buffer.png Buffer they will lose them, because Buffer triggers before Tungsten Rod.


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