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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
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Associated With
Heroes Storm Spirit minimap icon.png Storm Spirit
Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit
Void Spirit minimap icon.png Void Spirit
Brewmaster minimap icon.png Brewmaster
Juggernaut minimap icon.png Juggernaut
Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke
Places Wailing Mountains
Fortress of Flares
Gods Celestials
Burning Celestial
Traditions 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, Void Spirit minimap icon.png Void 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[]

Allies meeting Ember Spirit

Enemies killing Ember Spirit

Enemies dying to Ember Spirit



  1. Ember Spirit response: ▶️ Balance in all things.
  2. Ember Spirit response: ▶️ Harmony must be earned.
  3. Searing Chains description.
  4. Brewmaster response: ▶️ Our ancestors welcome you home, cousin.
  5. Brewmaster response: ▶️ 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: ▶️ We should train together more, Xin… It always had… interesting results.
  10. Grimstroke response: ▶️ I find your presence offensive, Xin!