Long time readers (if we have such) have probably noticed my tendency to go this way. I just like the disruptive aggro archetype. The problem, of course, is the loss of Thoughtseize, as well as several good aggressive creatures which made this archetype playable, but I think this little beaut holds some possibilities:
(What happened to her? Why did a 4/4 become a 2/3?)
Otherwise are options aren’t very good. We do still have Bloodsoaked Champion and Mardu Shadowspear as one-drops, but that’s probably not enough. We do still have Duress and Despise, but they can’t really hold up against Thoughtseize.
Another major problem is the lack of removal. Last time I played this archetype seriously I used Crippling Blight, but that’s rotating out and it isn’t very good against lifelinking creatures anyhow.
I hope there’s some good aggressive Vampires in the set in the vein of Vampire Lacerator, but I feel going BR is going to be better.