Red Gets Mythic Rare Vampire in Bloodthirsty Adversary In Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

New two-drop Vampire is just the ticket for aggressive decks in Standard.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC), check out the red card in the cycle of mythic rare two-mana creatures in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt — Bloodthirsty Adversary!

Bloodthirsty Adversary is a 2/2 hasty Vampire with an ability for two mana to start with, making it comparable with Robber of the Rich in current Standard. This Vampire’s ability looks to have a bit higher upside than Robber of the Rich as it scales as the game goes long.

When Bloodthirsty Adversary enters the battlefield, you may pay 2R any number of times. When you pay this cost one or more times, put that many +1+1 counters on Bloodthirsty Adversary, then exile up to that many target instant and/or sorcery cards with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard and copy them. You may cast any number of the copies without paying their mana costs.

Even in the worst-case scenario where you have no cards in your graveyard, Bloodthirsty Adversary gets to jump from a 2/2 to a 3/3 for five mana and a 4/4 for eight mana. While that isn’t overly impressive, it will come up from time to time. When you factor in getting a free spell or two from your graveyard, this Vampire starts turning heads. You’ll most likely already be in the market for burn spells so getting an extra couple points of free damage is nothing to scoff at.

What do you think of Bloodthirsty Adversary? Can this be the next great two-drop for red aggressive decks in Standard?

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is currently scheduled for release on September 24. View our official preview gallery.