Ember Spirit/Lore

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Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Xin, the Ember Spirit
Lost within the Wailing Mountains, the Fortress of Flares lay abandoned, its training halls empty, its courtyard covered in leaves and dust. Upon a dais in its sealed temple rests a topaz cauldron filled with ancient ash, remnants of a pyre for the warrior-poet Xin. For three generations, Xin taught his acolytes the Bonds of the Guardian Flame, a series of mantras to train the mind and body for the harsh realities beyond the fortress walls. However, in teaching a warrior's way he earned a warrior's rivals, and in his autumn Xin was bested and slain. His followers spread to the wind. Yet as years turned to centuries and followers to descendants, his teachings endured by subtle whisper and deed. Touched by the teacher's lasting legacy, the Burning Celestial, inquisitive aspect of fire, cast himself to the Fortress of Flares and reignited the pyre ash. From these glowing embers emerged an image of Xin, wreathed in flame, his thoughtful countenance prepared to train and to teach, and to spread the fires of knowledge to all who seek guidance.
Ember Spirit
Associated with
Heroes:Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit
Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit
Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster
Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut
Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke
Places:Wailing Mountains
Fortress of Flares
Burning Celestial
Other Lore:Bonds of the Guardian Flame
  • Xin believes in balance and harmony.[1][2]
  • Xin often employed red-hot chains in his teachings.[3]
  • Ember Spirit shares ancestors with Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit, Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit, and Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster.[4][5]
  • A pair of relic rapiers were kept in the fortress, which came alive with fire when picked up by the reincarnated Xin.[6]
  • Xin once sent his Fire Remnants into a sandstorm, so that they may seek out any who still practice the teachings of the Guardian Flame.[7]
  • Xin's accomplishments during his later years are usually considered his most impressive.[8]


In his previous life, Xin used to train with Yurnero, which produced interesting results.[9]

Grimstroke despises Xin, possibly due to some calamity he once inflicted on Ashkavor.[10]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Ember Spirit

  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png r The spirits unite in battle.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r When this is over we're gonna have a chat about what you did.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You and your brothers are dead to me Xin.
  • Play Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png r Not so close Ember Spirit, you're warming my wings.

Enemies killing Ember Spirit

  • Play Abaddon minimap icon.png We've stamped your spark out, Ember Spirit.
  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png From ember to ash.
  • Play Arc Warden minimap icon.png Flame is no match for the Arc.
  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png Your ember may burn out, but your spirit returns to our ancestors.
  • Play Brewmaster minimap icon.png You rejoin the spirit plane.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Your ember burns out.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Contemplate your spiritual errors.
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Your spirit enters final contemplation.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Oh, sorry buddy!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You picked the wrong side, Xin!
  • Play Rubick minimap icon.png Cool, and smolder.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Spirited Away.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png Your spirit fades.
  • Play Spectre minimap icon.png The spirit fails.
  • Play Treant Protector minimap icon.png Even but warm ash is to be feared.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png That ember was easily snuffed.

Enemies dying to Ember Spirit

  • Play Viper minimap icon.png Scatter my ashes.


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png u Beware: there is a fire that will put you out.
  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r I foresee four flames.


  1. Ember Spirit response: Play Balance in all things.
  2. Ember Spirit response: Play Harmony must be earned.
  3. Searing Chains description.
  4. Brewmaster response: Play Our ancestors welcome you home, cousin.
  5. Brewmaster response: Play You rejoin the spirit plane.
  6. Rapiers of the Burning God description.
  7. Order of the Wandering Flame description.
  8. Adage of the Smoldering Sage description.
  9. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: Play We should train together more, Xin… It always had… interesting results.
  10. Grimstroke response: Play I find your presence offensive, Xin!