New Demon Hunter Minion - Xhilag of the Abyss

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3124 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    A new Legendary Demon Hunter Minion, Xhilag of the Abyss, has been revealed!

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    Xhilag's Stalk Card Image

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3965 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    So one question is: Do the appendages die if the main body does? If not this could be really insane if you can cheat it out early with something like Sigil of Reckoning. Actually playing it on curve seems kind of bad though. It's literally just a worse Priestess of Fury with slightly more stats, but they're spread out so it's relatively vulnerable to AoE. If you get the tentacles to stick though...oh boy, that's gonna hurt. I want to like it but minions that have to wait a turn to really scale rarely make the cut.

    This does beg the question though, since Colossal triggers even on summon, does it work with Caria Felsoul?

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    This seems really good. In Token DH it might see play because it summons a bunch of minions. (duh) But i do wonder if it still summons the appendages when it's summoned by Sigil of Reckoning or when Caria Felsoul turns into Xhilag of the Abyss. If these interactions do actually summon the appendages, then i'm sure Xhilag of the Abyss will see a lot of play in multiple DH decks. (Very flexible)

    If it does not work like that, then it will be a lot worse. But even then, you can get a copy of this with Ambassador Faelin which sounds fun. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3883 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Basically its just Priestess of Fury, except its split into 5 different minions.

    Forget about this minion sticking. Its just never going to. Because if for some reason it did then you're already winning or your opponent just won. The only relevant question is asking how to cheat this out, or what you can do with at least 2 tentacles left on your next turn.

    You can cheat it out via Raging Felscreamer (assuming its in core), Sigil of Reckoning, or Caria Felsoul. All three options saves 1-2 mana. But by the same token, all of them also cheapens the more deadly Illidari Inquisitor (assuming its still in core) as well...so just pray hard inquisitor gets booted out of standard I guess?

    Expecting some tentacles sticking is fair and is also significant because hero kurtrus easily curves into this minion, and the tentacles can attack, on top of their end of turn damage. That's basically saving Xhilag from being unplayable right now.

     

    This is a good minion of which many forms of dhunter can take advantage of. Just dont expect this card to set the world on fire...unless team5 have something to synergize with this down the reveal line.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1695 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months ago

    Very cool colossal design for this legendary. Also mentioned above, there's many ways DH can summon Xhilag of the Abyss earlier than expected. Also a good colossal minion to get from Ambassador Faelin, but ofc we'll need to wait till we see them all before deciding which is the best one

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Have to look up how colossal works again but this looks nice! 

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    If the stalks had a little more health, this would be disgusting.  If they didn't have attack, but took that point and put it into Health, this would make it a very viable option since DH attacks and doesn't necessarily rely on minions to damage.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    I find colossal cards hard to evaluate in a vacuum, but they seems fun and impressive.
    Can't wait to see how this one plays out!

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator Lissandra 1550 1872 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    The Stalks are very similar to my Alraune class and its Seedlings, growing Thornspitter minions that fire at the enemy. I like it.

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  • Avalon's Avatar
    Content Admin Salty Dog 1450 1738 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 months ago
    Quote From dapperdog

    You can cheat it out via Raging Felscreamer (assuming its in core), Sigil of Reckoning, or Caria Felsoul. All three options saves 1-2 mana.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 784 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Interesting concept. Not sure how good it will be since DH is intentionally low on board protection. That it is odd and has demon tribe synergy is it's saving grace.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Well, the stalks will be very vulnerable to board clears. I guess 7 mana for 7/14 worth of stats, and at least 4 randomly distributed damage is really damn good. It will be nice if the opponent's board is empty so it can all go face. Speaking of empty boards, I assume if there isn't enough room for all of them, these colossal minions will just summon tokens until the board is full.

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 598 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    This being a Demon makes it a very interesting proposition. I'm not sure what happens if Caria Felsoul copies it (does copying it trigger the Colossal?), but I'm certainly willing to try it and find out. It can protect itself, and if your opponent can't deal with it it will get out of hand very quickly. If you commit the rest of your deck to either cheating it out or protecting it, this could be a one card win condition.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 910 944 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The tentacles are the best part, if you manage to increase their stats this could make a dangerous snowball

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This feels like a win more card.  If your opponent can't clear a few two health minions, they're already in a bad spot by turn 7.  Not confident on this one

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1335 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    Doesn't excite me that much, and it's very unlikely that the stalks will do more than 1 damage each, either by the opponent clearing them off or by killing the main body.

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  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1290 969 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    By far the most amazing card of the whole set! This guy is just adorable, and I certainly hope that he'll see play. Day 1 golden craft for sure!

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  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 860 639 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 month ago

    If I Proving Grounds this, does his body hit the other minion or one of his tentacles does?

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