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Xul Build Guide “All who oppose me: Beware!”

Last updated on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:00 by Kendric 12 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Xul guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Xul in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Rank 1 Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Poison Nova Build: outstanding damage over time

Spectral Scythe Build: strong zoning potential and healing reduction

Skeleton Build: great pushing power and decent AoE damage

Xul synergizes with
Xul is countered by
Xul's stronger maps Blackheart's Bay Dragon Shire Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
Xul's average maps Cursed Hollow Towers of Doom
Xul's weaker maps Battlefield of Eternity Garden of Terror

2. Introduction

Xul is a melee Specialist who excels at dominating lanes and inflicting various debuffs on nearby enemies. His strong AoE damage allows him to clear Minions waves and Mercenary Camps very quickly, while his resurrected Skeletal Warriors are capable of applying additional lane pressure. One of Xul's greatest strengths is his ability to siginificantly slow the attack speed of nearby enemies, which makes him a great counter to most Warriors and melee Assassins in particular. Since Xul only has limited mobility, knowing when to cast Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor becomes crucial in order to ensure his survival on the battlefield.

3. Strengths

4. Weaknesses

5. Role in the Current Meta

With the lack of mobility being Xul's only major drawback, Xul turns out to be an incredibly powerful laner. His Skeletal Warriors provided by Raise Skeleton Icon Raise Skeleton reinforce the lane, while Spectral Scythe Icon Spectral Scythe and Cursed Strikes Icon Cursed Strikes allow him to severely damage enemies from both ranged and melee distance. Since Xul is a formidable duelist, overextending in lane can become tempting, however, it also makes him vulnerable to enemy ganks.

Xul is an excellent pick if the enemy team consists of several melee Heroes, as Cursed Strikes Icon Cursed Strikes can greatly hinder their combat performance. Furthermore, he has the ability to counter healing Supporters like Rehgar or Uther in the late game thanks to his Mortal Wound Icon Mortal Wound talent at Level 20.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 5 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 16 May 2016: Changed Bone Prison's and Amplify Damage's description in accordance with the latest Chromie patch.
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