Herald of Revelations
Leader of the rebellion against the Celestials and their aloof ways.
Xul has long been concerned with the affairs of Atlas. A herald of the glory of the Celestials, Xul kept careful note for the right times for their splendor and might to be unleashed on the direst threats to the world. And so it was great unease that Xul observed the negligence of the Celestials during the last, terrifying Withermoon, where entities of the Void itself attacked Atlas, and Xul was fully roused to anger by the time the Eclipse and strange cosmic visitors were ignored entirely. In defense of the ideals of protecting the people and dragons of Atlas, Xul has started a civil war with no weapon or magic or tactic deemed off-limits, and the Celestial cities shake and shudder from this conflict.
Mythic Fire Hunter
SMOTHERING REVELATION - Active| White | 1 Rage
Dragon damages towers in the target area for (12)% of its modified HP and freezes them for (4) seconds. Duration: 4s.
DARK TRIUMPH (Stage 1) - Active | White | 1 Rage
Dragon cloaks for (2) seconds, flies at (25)% speed, and restores (50)% of its hunter ammo. Upon uncloaking, dragon damages nearby towers for (14)% of its modified HP. Duration: 2s.
TORRENT OF RUIN (Stage 2 of Dark Triumph) - Active | White
Dragon gains (200)% increased breath damage for (3) seconds. Duration: 3s, Cooldown: 1s.
SOUL SIPHON - Active | Blue
Dragon restores (20)% of its modified HP and (0.75) rage whenever it destroys a tower. Duration: 4s, Cooldown: 3s.
TOME OF KHARNYX - Active | White | 1 Rage
Dragon damages nearby towers for (8)% of its modified HP and gains (99)% reduced ammo cost for (2) seconds. Duration: 2s, Cooldown: 6s.
Design Intent and Strategy:
Xul heralds the end of the tranquil Celestial ways, and its spell kit is packed with destructive, free-target power.
Xul’s first spell is Smothering Revelation, which damages and freezes all towers in a moderate area. Smothering Revelation has no cooldown, so Xul can freeze and disrupt as many towers as it can target, provided the dragon has enough rage. Smothering Revelation is particularly effective against Mage towers and Crystal Howitzers, as the long-range spell can disrupt the towers’ slow moving projectiles.
Xul’s next spell is Tome of Kharnyx, which grants the dragon unlimited ammo for a short duration. Tome of Kharnyx allows Xul to attack multiple towers at the same time and output an insane amount of damage. One should be careful not to attack too zealously, however, as multi-tapping after the spell ends will empty Xul’s ammo and leave the dragon vulnerable.
For defense, Xul has Dark Triumph, which is cast in two parts. The first cast cloaks Xul briefly and reloads a portion of its hunter ammo. This cloak is excellent for disrupting mage tower supershots and other dangerous projectiles, and the ability changes to its second stage after cloaking.
Dark Triumph’s second cast is Torrent of Ruin, which massively increases Xul’s breath damage for a short duration. While a sizable damage buff on its own, Torrent of Ruin is best used in combination with Tome of Kharnyx, granting the dragon unlimited, supercharged attacks. Combined with the multi-tap attack mentioned earlier, Xul can annihilate a base, completely shredding through both defenders’ hammers and defensive boosts.
Xul’s final spell is Soul Siphon, which causes Xul to restore health and rage whenever they destroy a tower. Naturally, Soul Siphon is at its strongest when combined with Tome of Kharnyx, allowing the dragon to massively heal itself during its demonic rampage. Xul’s spell kit focuses on achieving a pinnacle, destructive moment where multiple buffs are all active at the same time. Dark and Ice flak towers are particularly threatening to Xul, and the dragon should either freeze or destroy these towers before unleashing its powerful combo.