New Demon Hunter Minion - Artificer Xy'mox

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5225 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    A new Legendary Demon Hunter Minion, Artificer Xy'mox, has been revealed!

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    Well we no 3 Relics so far if i remember correctly - they are ok but so far i personaly am not a fan of the Relic theme for demon hunter. Nonetheless, this seems decent tough! 

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    The Relics really seem to be lackluster.  They look alright, but nothing too game changing.  That being said, dropping a minion that will get you a few 1/1's, draw a few discounted cards, and shoot at an enemy minion doesn't seem to be a bad thing in the slightest.   If you have cast at least a couple(2) of Relics, you're looking at paying 8 mana for:

    1) An 8/8 fatty,

    2) Draw two cards discounted by (2) each,

    3) Shooting an enemy minion for 4 damage

    That really seems like a pretty good deal honestly.  The more I look at it, if you are able to bring a good support package to the table Relic DH could be a pain in the ass to play against. 

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    This could be good, but so far this is a 9-card shell (3 relics, Xy'mox + the location) meaning that you need something around this whole package to make it work, and it doesn't exactly synergize with Fel.

    On paper this sounds somewhat weak, but when you actually play it late enough this will draw you two cards and basically rduce them to (0), kill a random minion and summon to beefy boys (which would probably range between 6/6 and 8/8).

    The main problem is how awkward the relics are to play before that, even though the location might help in that regard since you can use it to get some serious discounts or a solid board.


    At the end of the day this lives and dies by the control tools DH gets with this expansion, because right now they can't really play the long game all that well.

    Maybe it wouuld make for a decent renathal deck

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1570 1055 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    Given DH's tendency to receive token stuff like Battleworn Vanguard, and one of the relics summons 2 Fleeting Spirits in the first place, I don't think it'll be that hard to get Xy'mox Infused unless you literally top-decked him. As Hydrafrog pointed out, with the Relics improving the future relics, Xy'mox frequently becomes an absolute value bomb.

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5014 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    Its probably not too hard to get this infused by turn 8, and honestly even uninfused this card isn't really all that bad.

    The main challenge is whether dhunters can actually even support a relic-heavy deck and what the end game actually is. In my opinion, its probably supporting control dhunter, probably with Sire Denathrius end game. Whatever the case, where even two relics are included this card would probably be in that deck.

    With the relics, dhunters are only one cheap AoE away from being truly tier 1-2

  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2025 1441 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 11 months ago

    Is the casting order fixed or random? I'm assuming when the first relic is cast, the second one is improved, and the third one gets improved again. And of course they start with whatever improvements they got from past relics. The order the casting happens in might have significant impact on how good the card is.

  • Fallugaloog's Avatar
    265 65 Posts Joined 02/02/2021
    Posted 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    The order of relics that Xy’mox casts is in fact random, and each one does benefit from the previous ones in the battlecry (in the example video, the battlecry alone pushes the three cast relics from 6->7->8)

  • Caro's Avatar
    2110 2258 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    This could be good considering all the Relics have improved effects after each use. By 8 mana, you've probably already used 2 Relic Vaults on different Relics already.

    Very similar to Jace Darkweaver where you've probably won the game if you managed to infuse Xymox and have already cast a bunch of Relics.

    Edit: Also, DH will probably be the easier class to Infuse due to all the 1/1 rush Illidari... in wild seeing as Standard only has Coordinated Strike

  • Horus's Avatar
    Metrognome 2525 3257 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I'm looking forward to experiment with DH's Relic.
    Plus, that silly flavor text killed me :

    "The anticipation to use this relic is killing me! Though, it will more likely kill you."

    Struggle with Heroic Galakrond's Awakening? I got your back : 

  • FortyDust's Avatar
    Pumpkin 1175 1803 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    A 4-star legendary to top off a 4-star package. It looks fun, actually, but it's too fiddly to fully compete with some of the other stuff we've seen.

  • knolty's Avatar
    Forest 420 24 Posts Joined 07/25/2021
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    There's a world in which Xy'Mox will shine and make for some excellent highlights, with 4 more expansions to possibly support the relic package on the way, and most likely at least one more relic to come in the mini set, my hopes are high.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    It looks quite powerful on its own, and when Infused... oh boy, fun times! Would be nice to see more relics in the future, though.

  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 985 1085 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    I think the relic are ok, the problem comes with the draw and infusion part. If played without infuse it's not too strong at all. And if you manage to combo it wih Brann Bronzebeard is just very powerful. Hope it seems play

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1330 2231 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

    This seems deceptively weak, but is actually pretty good. It's mana cheat, board presence and removal in one, and a big body as well. The only problem i see with the relic package is that it seems a bit slow, while DH likes going turbo SMOrc. But still i think it will see some play, as the package might fit in future archetypes and now that i think about it, maybe some kind of BIG DH might appear, thanks to the support from this relic package.

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

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