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“It is time” Hero Discussion: Xul Rework 2020

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Welcome to the first "official" Subreddit Anomalies – Hero Discussions 2020, where we feature in 2020 & beyond a rotating hero discussion randomly when the HotS devs rework or release a new hero that is the talk of the town, the Reddit community demands a hero discussion, or the mods feel sufficiently compelled to create one based on community feedback or engagment.

This week we have a trifecta and will feature Xul who is classified as a Bruiser in the new
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Blizzard Roles system. Xul recently had a balance change in March 2020 and some bug fixes this week that increased the heroes health pool, their regeneration, and the effectiveness of the heros summons in team fights; thus the heroes popularity and winrate is increasing significantly. In addition, the effect of the balance patch to Xul has caused many YouTube content creators to take notice and release hero analysis videos, build guide videos, and gameplay videos. There was a previous Xul Hero Discussion on May 7th, 2018.

Xul Cryptic Necromancer

HotS Birthday & Cost
(Link): March 1, 2016 & 750 Gems / 10000 Gold

  • HotS Wikia
    Xul - "It is time" Hero Discussion: Xul Rework 2020(Link)
  • Balance History(Link)
  • List of Recent Streamer Builds(Link)

Recent Spotlight – Alaysis – Build Guides * Hero Spotlight(Link)
* Xul Rework Patchnote PREVIEW w/Grubby(Link) * Fun & Flawed – Xul Rework HotS Try Mode w/Kyle Fergusson(Link) * Xul Rework: All Talents and Abilities as well as 4 different builds w/NotParadox
* Xul Build Guide w/JHow
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* Xul Rework Guide and New Build Breakdown w/McIntyre(Link)


Recent Gameplay * Xul Rework w/nubkeks(Link) * Main Tank Xul in SL w/ZaneHyde
* Xul w/FanW Mage Build
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We no longer have the HGC, but there is still organized play coordinated by Heroes Lounge and Nexus Gaming Series that can give us a glimpse into builds and comps that work well with Xul prior to the balance changes. Heroes Lounge recent builds can be found on Lerhond's Probiilds site and NGS hosts their meta on Heroes Profile.

Xul's popularity on the HotS ladder based on Heroes Profile(Link) and HotsLogs(Link) is high (50% to 60%) with a win rate of about 64% over the past seven days.

  • Xul is classified as Medium difficulty to play, do you agree?
  • When do you prioritizing drafting Xul and on what maps?
  • What heroes do you draft to counter a Xul pick?
  • Which of Xul's skins do you prefer to equip and is there any mount synergy to compliment the skin?
  • Are there any particular hero synergies to complement a Xul pick?
  • Is Xul an early, mid or late-game hero, and where are the significant power spikes"
  • Is there a particular build you would recommend to someone wanting to learn the basics of Xul?
  • Is there a high skill cap build you favor to optimize Xul's performance and create flashy plays?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for positioning Xul in team fights and on rotations?
  • Which of Xul's heroics do you favor?
  • Do you think Xul is balanced; if not, what abilities or talents should be reworked?

Previous Hero Discussions(Link) & The sidebar for r/Heroesofthestorm is updated to include the Hero Discussions wiki.

Please Upload Your Replays to Heroes Profile & HotsLogs – Uploading your replays to these sites provides better data for the HotS community to analyze and learn from. HotsApi has been on the fritz for a bit, so your best bet is to use these sites uploaders or web upload sites.

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