Saturday, March 5, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Xul Build Guide - Serpent King Skin

Xul Gameplay full Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm. In this format we go thoughts each of the talent tiers and I give you my thoughts on what's good , and in what situations. Xul enjoys great talent diversity, your build should be shaped considering the battleground you are on and the team compositions, there are a few viable builds for him and I would not recommend blindly following a single spec. HotS Quick Match using the Serpent King Skin and Cloud Serpent Mount.

Poisson Nova vs Skeletal Mages :

These are two very different Heroic abilities, with the Nova being a lot more exciting, it does high amounts of DoT but it has its down-sides. If you are not in melee range of your targets the projectiles can be dodged rather easily also its damage over time meaning your opponents have plenty of time to react to it. ( A soft counter would be Malfurion with Tranquility). Would pick this one up if I am facing a melee heavy team and i have enough CC to ensure I'm going to get decent value from my poison missiles. 

Skeletal Mages is a much more tactical ability, it may be challenging to correctly pinpoint the ideal placement. That being said, the mages can be killed / displaced easily if positioned wrong or at the wrong time. The control this ability brings in a team fight can be crucial to the outcome of a game, not only because of the CC and damage (which are not exactly stellar) but simply by their presence, cutting off escapes, forcing engagements, preventing ganks, covering escapes. Perhaps the most important thing to note is the psychological element, creating the "between a rock and a hard place" situation which can force players into bad decision.

Like I did mention Xul's builds are situational, here are my recommendations, be smart when and where you chose to use what.

Skeleton Pusher Build :
Bruiser :
Crowd Control :

Heroes of the Storm is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Players battle it out for supremacy of the battlefield, taking on the role of one of Blizzard's all-star cast from across the Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft universes.