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Xul
XulArt.jpg

"It is time."

Basic Info
Title Cryptic Necromancer
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date March 1, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2080
Health Regen 4.333
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.6875
Attack Speed 1.2
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 95
Data Page


Xul, the Cryptic Necromancer, is a melee bruiser hero from the Diablo universe.[1] From the recesses of the eastern jungles comes a man cloaked in mystery. As a member of the secretive Priests of Rathma, or the Necromancers, Xul fights to preserve the delicate balance between order and chaos. Using powerful death magic, Xul will sap the strength of his enemies, block their escape, and direct his spectral scythe with lethal accuracy. Those who fall before the Necromancer find no peace even in death, rising again as skeletal servants bound to do their master’s bidding.[2]

Xul is a Summoner who can push multiple lanes with ease.

Background[edit | edit source]

Diablo (franchise) This section concerns content exclusive to Diablo universe.

The necromancer, as his name implies, is an unseemly form of sorcerer whose spells deal with the raising of the dead and the summoning and control of various creatures for his purposes. Though his goals are often aligned with those of the forces of Light, some do not think that these ends can justify his foul means. Long hours of study in dank mausoleums have made his skin pale and corpselike, his figure skeletal. Most people shun him for his peculiar looks and ways, but none doubt the power of the necromancer, for it is the stuff of nightmares.[3]

Xul was the necromancer in the group of heroes who battled Diablo and his brethren during the events of Diablo II. He survived the journey, and later trained an apprentice named Mehtan.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Raise Skeleton Icon.png
Raise Skeleton
When a nearby enemy Minion dies, it becomes a Skeletal Warrior with 240 Health that attacks for 21 damage and last up to 12 seconds. Upon death Skeletal Warriors deal 46 damage to nearby enemies. Up to 3 Skeletal Warriors can be active at once when spawned in this way.

Type: Summon
Affects: Enemy Minions
Radius: 12
Skeletal Warrior

Type: Mobile
Scaling: 4.00% (health, regen & damage)
Health: 240
Health regen: -20
Basic Attack damage: 21
Attack Speed: 1.00
Attack range: 0.5
Movement speed: 4
Sight radius: 8
Leash radius: -
Spawn delay: 0.65 seconds
Corpse Explosion

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect
Radius: 1.5
Spectral Scythe Icon.png
Q
Spectral Scythe
55 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Summon a scythe that travels to Xul after 1 second, dealing 200 damage to enemies and spawning a Skeletal Warrior when hitting Enemy Heroes. These do not count towards Xul's Raise Skeleton maximum.

Type: Spell damage / Summon
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point Target
Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
Range: 8.1
Radius: 1.5
Missile speed: 12

  • The scythe persists up to 5 seconds.
Cursed Strikes Icon.png
W
Cursed Strikes
50 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Xul's Basic Attack deals damage in a wide area and reduce the Attack Speed of Heroes and Summons by 40% for 2 seconds. Lasts 4 seconds once triggered.

Type: Physical damage / Status effect
Affects: Enemies (damage) / Enemy Heroes and Summons (Attack Slow)
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Radial
Radius: 5.75
Arc: 180 degrees

  • Cooldown and duration start once the ability is triggered by attacking an enemy.
Bone Prison Icon.png
E
Bone Prison
70 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
After a 2 seconds delay, deals 80 damage and roots the target enemy Hero for 1.75 seconds. All nearby Skeletal Warriors will fixate on the target for their duration.

Type: Spell damage / Crowd Control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Root, Revealed
Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
Range: 3.5
Radius: 16 (target focus)

  • The target becomes revealed once the ability is cast until the root wears off.
Poison Nova Icon.png
R
Poison Nova
100 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, release poisonous missiles that deal 630 damage to all enemies hit over 10 seconds.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Damage over Time, Skillshot (piercing)
Cast time: 0.5+0.125 seconds
Tickrate: 1.0 per second (x10)
Damage per Tick: 63
Missile count: 12
Missile speed: 5
Missile radius: 0.625
Skeletal Mages Icon.png
R
Skeletal Mages
80 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Summon 4 Frost Mages in a line that attack nearby enemies for 47 damage a second and slow them by 30% for 2 seconds. Last up to 15 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Vector targeting
Range: 10.5
Spawn offset: 3.25

  • First point determines the center point and second the direction of the line of summoned units.
Frost Mage

Type: Stationary
Scaling: 4.00% (health & damage)
Health: 700
Basic Attack damage: 46.875
Attack Speed: 1.00
Attack range: 5.5
Sight radius: 5.5
Bone Armor Icon.png
1
Bone Armor
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to gain a Shield equal to 25% of Xul's maximum Health for 3 seconds.

Type: Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Backlash Icon.png
Backlash
When Bone Armor expires, nearby enemy Heroes take damage equal to 12% of their maximum Health.

Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.75
Shackler Icon.png
Shackler
While Bone Armor is active, nearby enemies are Slowed by 35% for 1 Second. Basic Attacks against Heroes that are Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed reduce the cooldown of Bone Armor by 2 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
Radius: 3
Shade Icon.png
Shade
While Bone Armor is active, Xul evades all Basic Attacks, but increases the cooldown of Bone Armor by 10 seconds.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Evade
4
Reaper's Toll Icon.png
Reaper's Toll
Reduce the cooldown of Spectal Scythe by 2 seconds and its Mana cost by 15.
Grim Scythe Icon.png
Grim Scythe
Increase Xul's Basic Attack damage by 15%. Each enemy hit by Cursed Strikes reduces its cooldown by 1 seconds, up to 12 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Xul's Basic Attack damage.
Jailors Icon.png
Jailors
Bone Prison spawns 2 Skeletal Warriors. These do not count towards Xul's Raise Skeleton maximum.
❢ Quest: Spawn 80 Skeletal Warriors.
❢ Reward: While fixating on an enemy, Skeletal Warriors gain 30% Movement and Attack Speed.
7
Harvest Vitality Icon.png
Harvest Vitality
Cursed Strikes heals for 70% of the damage dealt to Heroes.

Type: Attack modifier / Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
Properties: Lifesteal
Trag'Oul's Essence Icon.png
Trag'Oul's Essence
Every time a Skeletal Warrior attacks an enemy, restore 0.2% of Xul's maximum Health and 0.5% of his maximum Mana.

Type: Healing / Mana Restoration
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Wall Of Bones Icon.png
Wall Of Bones
Increase the Shield amount of Bone Armor to 35% of Xul's maximum Health, and Xul gains 20 Spell Armor for its duration.

Type: Bonus Shield / Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Spell Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
10
Poison Nova Icon.png
Poison Nova
Cooldown: 90 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, release poisonous missiles that deal 630 damage to all enemies hit over 10 seconds.
Skeletal Mages Icon.png
Skeletal Mages
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Summon 4 Frost Mages in a line that attack nearby enemies for 47 damage a second and slow them by 30% for 2 seconds. Last up to 15 seconds.
13
Echoes of Death Icon.png
Echoes of Death
Spectral Scythe spawns 2 additional scythes next to the first after 1.5 seconds, dealing 40% damage.

Type: Spell damage / Damage modifier
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies / Ability
Offset: 5

  • Scythes are spawned on the same y-coordinates as the initial scythe, which makes their range slightly longer.
  • Damage penalty stacks additively with offensive damage modifiers that can affect Spectral Scythes damage.
Rapid Harvest Icon.png
Rapid Harvest
Gain 5% Attack Speed for 3 seconds each time Cursed Strikes hits an enemy, up to 75%.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack speed bonus
Amplify Damage Icon.png
Amplify Damage
Increase the Root duration of Bone Prison by 0.25 seconds. Enemies Rooted by Bone Prison lose 25 Armor for 2 seconds.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Armor reduction

  • Does not stack with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
16
Decrepify Icon.png
Decrepify
Enemy Heroes that are damaged by Spectral Scythe or Skeletal Warriors are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Slow
Weaken Icon.png
Weaken
Enemy Heroes that are damaged by Cursed Strikes or Skeletal Warriors deal 40% less damage for 3 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Damage reduction

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that affect the target Hero's damage output.
Bone Spear Icon.png
Bone Spear
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deal 230 damage to enemies in a line.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point Target
Properties: Skillshot (piercing)
Cast time: 0.125+0
Range: 11.9
Hitbox: 1.5x1.8
Missile speed: 15
20
Andariel's Visage Icon.png
Andariel's Visage
Poison Nova heals for 50% of the damage dealt and its duration is increased by 50%.

Type: Healing
Affects: Self
Properties: Lifesteal
Cold Hand of Death Icon.png
Cold Hand of Death
Increase the Slow of Frost Mages by 20%.
Every 5th Spectral Scythe that hits enemy Heroes spawns a Frost Mage instead of a Skeletal Warrior in their location.

Type: Summon
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Mortal Wound Icon.png
Mortal Wound
Enemies hit by Spectral Scythe receive 75% less healing for 4 seconds.

Affects: Enemies
Kalan's Edict Icon.png
Kalan's Edict
Each time Skeletal Warriors deal damage reduce the cooldown of Bone Armor and Xul's Heroic Ability by 1.5%.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Xul Skins
 
Rare Cryptic Necromancer
Backstory: From the recesses of the eastern jungles comes a man cloaked in mystery. As a member of the secretive Priests of Rathma, or the Necromancers, Xul wields powerful death magic and fights to preserve the delicate balance between order and chaos.
Xul Cryptic Necromancer.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Cryptic Necromancer
Xul Poison.jpg
Free
Poison
Xul Crimson.jpg
Free
Crimson
Xul Frost.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Frost
Epic Bone Visage
Backstory: In accordance with Mendeln's decrees, the bones inlaid within Xul's armor serve as a symbol of his mastery over death and the helm as a grim reminder that death surrounds us all.
Xul Bone Visage.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Xul Bone Visage Classic.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Classic
Xul Bone Visage Royal.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Royal
Xul Bone Visage Rusted.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Rusted
Xul Bone Visage Skeletal.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Skeletal
Rare Necromaster
Backstory: Cloaked in foreign garb, Xul returned from his fight against the Prime Evils as a Master Necromancer. He chose to mentor only a single apprentice, a promising student named Mehtan.
Xul Necromaster.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Xul Necromaster Bone.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Bone
Xul Necromaster Golden.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Golden
Xul Necromaster Reaper.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Reaper
Rare Serpent King
Backstory: While the Serpent King acted as Pharaoh Ta-sadar's vizier, his true loyalty had always belonged to the Spider Queen. Once he saw his chance, Xul's betrayal was as swift as a serpent's strike.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Xul Serpent King.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Xul Serpent King Turquoise.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Turquoise
Xul Serpent King Copper.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Copper
Xul Serpent King Amethyst.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Amethyst
Xul Event Skins
 
Legendary Scarecrow Hallow's End
Backstory: Farmer Saldean looked at the empty pole with confusion. Hadn't he hitched up that new Scarecrow? In his bewilderment he missed the words scratched into the dirt, "It's time to harvest."
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Xul Scarecrow.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Xul Scarecrow Orchid.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Orchid
Xul Scarecrow Crimson.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Crimson
Xul Scarecrow Rotten.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Rotten
Xul Scarecrow Pinstripe.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Pinstripe

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Xul Portraits
 
Bone Visage Xul Portrait.png
Bone Visage Xul
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Carbot Xul Portrait.png
Carbot Xul
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Ink Xul Portrait.png
Ink Xul
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Scarecrow Xul Portrait.png
Hallow's End Scarecrow Xul
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Xul Hero Portrait.png
Xul Hero
Xul Icon Portrait.png
Xul Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Xul Mastery Portrait.png
Xul Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Xul Sprays
 
Carbot Xul Spray.png
Carbot Xul
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Emoji Xul Spray.gif
Emoji Xul
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Puzzling Necromancer Spray.gif
Toys Puzzling Necromancer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Scarecrow Xul Spray.png
Hallow's End Scarecrow Xul
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Tattoo Bone Visage Xul Spray.png
Tattoo Bone Visage Xul
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
With the Fishes Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out With the Fishes
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Xul Icon Spray.png
Xul Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Xul Pack 1 Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul Happy.png Xul Pack 2 Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul Happy.png Xul Happy :xulhappy: Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Angry.png Xul Angry :xulangry:
Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul ROFL.png Xul ROFL :xullol:
:xulrofl:
Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Cool.png Xul Cool :xulcool:
:cool:
Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul Sad.png Xul Sad :xulsad:
:sad:
Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Oops.png Xul Embarrassed :xuloops:
:xulembarrassed:
Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul Silly.png Xul Silly :xulsilly:
:silly:
Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Love.png Xul in Love :xullove:
:xulinlove:
Emoji Xul Pack 1 Xul Meh.png Xul Speechless :xulmeh:
:xulspeechless:
Emoji Xul Pack 2 Xul Surprised.png Xul Surprised :xulwow:
:xulsurprised:
Hallow's End Scarecrow Xul Pack 1 Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul Happy.png Hallow's End Scarecrow Xul Pack 2 Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul Happy.png Scarecrow Xul Happy :xulscarecrowhappy:
:xulschappy:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Angry.png Scarecrow Xul Angry :xulscarecrowangry:
:xulscangry:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul ROFL.png Scarecrow Xul ROFL :xulscarecrowlol:
:xulscarecrowrofl:
:xulsclol:
:xulscrofl:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Cool.png Scarecrow Xul Cool :xulscarecrowcool:
:xulsccool:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul Sad.png Scarecrow Xul Sad :xulscarecrowsad:
:xulscsad:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Oops.png Scarecrow Xul Embarrassed :xulscarecrowoops:
:xulscarecrowembarrassed:
:xulscoops:
:xulscembarrassed:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul Silly.png Scarecrow Xul Silly :xulscarecrowsilly:
:xulscsilly:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Love.png Scarecrow Xul in Love :xulscarecrowlove:
:xulscarecrowinlove:
:xulsclove:
:xulscinlove:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 1 Scarecrow Xul Meh.png Scarecrow Xul Speechless :xulscarecrowmeh:
:xulscarecrowspeechless:
:xulscmeh:
:xulscspeechless:
Emoji Xul Scarecrow Pack 2 Scarecrow Xul Surprised.png Scarecrow Xul Surprised :xulscarecrowwow:
:xulscarecrowsurprised:
:xulscwow:
:xulscsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Xul/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Xul represents the necromancer class from Diablo II (June 2000).
  • Xul is voiced by Michael McConnohie.
  • Xul is the first necromancer hero in the game.
  • Xul is the first Diablo II hero in the game.
  • During development, there were attempts to make Xul's skeletons follow him. However, the biggest problem was clutter. At the time they developed Xul the game already had Zagara, Nazeebo and Azmodan along with other heroes. They were getting into a trend of putting a lot of summons on the screen at the same time. They tried to keep the fantasy of the Necromancer as much as we could while keeping clarity for the player base. One ability that hit the cutting room floor was that we wanted to get a more active corpse explosion which consisted of using the skeletons as leaping at a target then detonating.[4]
  • Xul had an easter egg line when he was on the home screen where he would say "Hmm, Battle.net is a lot shinier than it used to be".
  • Xul's "I've got your ear" voice line is a reference to players dropping their ears as a loot item when killed in Diablo 2

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