A burning skull, a tortured remnant of one of Xotli's sacrificial victims, orbits the herald damaging any enemy striking the caster. The skull remains dormant for a short period after each manifestation.
The power of Xotli protects the herald and their party against damage, absorbing the first few points of damage from each hit. There is a maximum amount of damage that can be absorbed before the protection fails.
The heralds patron grants demonic toughness, increasing the defense rating of the herald. (This spell no longer exists. It was removed in patch 1.05 because it didn't fit into the new rpg stat system that Funcom implemented.)
The herald briefly pauses to call upon his demon god then spins and strikes. The victim bursts into flames for a short time, becoming a screaming human torch. The herald grimly laughs at their agonized shrieks
When used against a minion the herald plunges a fist into the victim's chest, tears out their heart, feasts upon it and then throws it to the ground. Killing and consuming their enemy's heart heals the herald.