Xaril, Poisoned Mind
|Set:||Whispers of the Old Gods|
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Deathrattle, Generate|
Battlecry and Deathrattle: Add a random Toxin card to your hand.
It's basically your own fault if you go around drinking weird green potions handed out by creepy mantid dudes.
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Xaril, Poisoned Mind||1600||400|
|Golden Xaril, Poisoned Mind||3200||1600|
Generated cards[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Xaril is a useful card for rogue decks built around spell-based cards like Arcane Giant, Malygos, or Yogg-Saron. The 1 mana spells are perfect for Combos or for triggering Gadgetzan Auctioneer, with the Stealth from Fadeleaf Toxin particularly useful for hiding them.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- So many wonderful poisons.
- Need a taste?
Lore[edit | edit source]
- Xaril is a mantid who resides in Klaxxi'vess, the main base of the Klaxxi in central Dread Wastes.
- He is one of the Klaxxi paragons, a champion from past eras who was preserved in amber for future use in case of a great crisis.
- A true master of alchemy, he uses his abilities to create poisons and explosives!
- In World of Warcraft, you awaken Xaril out of the amber he is encased in and then go on a hunt to find ingredients for him to use in his poisons.
- Xaril and the other Klaxxi paragons eventually turned themselves over to aid Garrosh when he unearthed the heart of the Old God, Y'Shaarj.
- On click:
- "There are many wonderful poisons, Wakener. Some can boil you alive. Some will eat your flesh. Some burst you open from the inside. So many wonderful varieties."
- "Have you ever tried drinking poison, Wakener? You must start with something very mild, only a few drops at first. You will likely become violently ill. Perhaps you will even lose an antennae or two. But do it long enough, and you will become quite used to it."
- "I was once the Empress Shek'zeer's most prized royal alchemist, peerless, and above all others."
- "Pah! I remember when Un'sok was still a drone, afraid to mix his first toxin. I dare him to face me alone. Then we shall see whose alchemy is supreme."
- Conversation with Hisek the Swarmkeeper:
- Xaril the Poisoned Mind says: How does it feel to go rogue a second time, swarmkeeper? Your empress was also gripped by paranoia, was she not?
- Hisek the Swarmkeeper says: Grand Empress Zek'hara masked her true intentions behind the guise of matronly worry. She claimed her overbearing ways were necessary to protect us.
- Hisek the Swarmkeeper says: When she tried to forbid the swarm, it was to prevent, as she put it, "a senseless loss of life."
- Hisek the Swarmkeeper says: In reality, she was obsessed with control. She aspired to stay in power long past her time, and was willing to sacrifice our eternal cycle to achieve that. We had no choice but to end her.
- Hisek the Swarmkeeper says: How does it feel? I have no regrets, if that is what you are asking. I am honored to serve the will of the Klaxxi.
- Hisek the Swarmkeeper says: And having seen what Grand Empress Shek'zeer is doing to our land... I need no convincing.
- Xaril the Poisoned Mind says: Of course.
- Xaril the Poisoned Mind says: I served Shek'zeer for a time, you know. Before I was preserved. Her madness is nothing so rational as ambition.
- Xaril the Poisoned Mind says: She trusts no one. Paranoia gnaws at her mind. She is driven by fear unrelenting.
Toxins[edit | edit source]
Xaril's Toxin cards represent poisons made with (or at least named after) various herbs found in Azeroth - Briarthorn, Bloodthistle, Fadeleaf, Kingsblood and Firebloom. These spells are all original to Hearthstone in name, and in many cases also in their effects.
Bloodthistle is an unusual herb found only in the blood elf starting area Eversong Woods. It can be consumed by blood elves to increase their spell power. The herb does not feature in any recipes, and has no use in herbalism. Xaril's use of the herb in the Bloodthistle Toxin may be the first known bloodthistle concoction. Its effect of removing a minion from the battlefield may refer to the dazed state in which users of bloodthistle are often left, similar to Sap.
- Bloodthistle is a herb native to Eversong Woods. It grows in and around areas of blood elf magical activity (i.e. near buildings). It can only be used by blood elves to get a +10 to their spell power. No other races are able to consume the herb. After the buff fades, the consumer of the Bloodthistle will be afflicted with Bloodthistle Withdrawal for 20 minutes, which reduces Spirit by 5 from the lack of Bloodthistle. The buff stacks with all other buffs. The debuff can be cured by consuming more Bloodthistle (which delays the withdrawal), casting a mage's Ice Block, or activating a paladin's Divine Shield.
- A frequent consumer of bloodthistle is called a "thistlehead", and looked down upon by common blood elf society. Selling bloodthistle seems also to have been outlawed in several places, such as Shattrath City. According to the Illidari blood elves, Eclipse Point is full of thistleheads.
Briarthorn is a low level herb, often found at the base of trees in level 10-25 zones. It is one of the first herbs gathered by budding herbalists. Briarthorn is used in range of low level alchemy recipes, mostly involving healing. Its use in Briarthorn Toxin to increase Attack appears to be a first.
Fadeleaf is found across the middle and higher level zones of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. It is primarily useful in potions which grant limited invisibility, or which grant the ability to see through others' invisibility, explaining the function of Fadeleaf Toxin.
- Fadeleaf can be found almost exclusively under bushes and around other plants. Look for it in Arathi Highlands, Stranglethorn Vale, Swamp of Sorrows or Dustwallow Marsh.
Firebloom is found in the higher level areas of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. It features in a range of alchemical recipes ranging from spell power and intellect boosts to Philosopher's Stones, festival garments and Goblin Rocket Fuel. The function of Firebloom Toxin may refer to the herb's use in Oil of Immolation.
- Firebloom can be found in hot regions, most frequently Tanaris and the Searing Gorge, but also in the Blasted Lands and the Badlands. It is used by the ogres there to spice up their otherwise bland meals.
Kingsblood can be found in low to middle-level zones across Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. It features in an eclectic range of recipes, from healing and stat boosts to absorbing Shadow damage. Its function in Kingsblood Toxin appears to add yet another use to this versatile herb. Interestingly, this effect also features in Kazakus' Kingsblood option.
- Kingsblood can be found in flat areas of fields or plains. It can found in the following zones - Alterac Mountains, Arathi Highlands, Ashenvale, Badlands, The Barrens, Desolace, Duskwood, Dustwallow Marsh, Hillsbrad Foothills, Stonetalon Mountains, Stranglethorn Vale, Swamp of Sorrows, Thousand Needles and Wetlands.
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Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5274 (2016-04-24): Added.