Black Gets Unique DFC Vampire In Henrika Domnathi In Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Innistrad: Crimson Vow introduces a Rankle-esque creature back into Standard

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC), take a look at this mythic rare DFC Vampire from Innistrad: Crimson Vow — Henrika Domnathi!


At the beginning of combat on your turn, choose one that hasn’t been chosen —

– Each player sacrifices a creature.

– You draw a card and you lose 1 life.

– Transform Henrika Domnathi.

A four-mana 1/3 flyer, Henrika Domnathi is most reminiscent of Rankle, Master of Pranks from Throne of Eldraine – having a choice of multiple impactful triggered abilities. While similar, one major difference is that Henrika doesn’t have to connect when attacking to trigger her abilities, rather she only has to be on the battlefield when entering your combat phase.

Once transformed, Henrika, Infernal Seer becomes a 3/4 with flying, deathtouch, and lifelink, and gains a unique activated ability:

1BB: Each creature you control with flying, deathtouch, and/or lifelink gets +1/+0 until the end of the turn.

While three mana for conditional +1/+0 may not seem like a lot, the fact you can activate the ability multiple times can be a great mana sink, plus it can help you gain back a ton of life if you have multiple creatures with lifelink.

So what do you think of Henrika Domnathi? How good will she be in Innstrad: Crimson Vow Standard? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Innistrad: Crimson Vow is currently scheduled for release on November 19. View our official preview gallery.