As mentioned above, this item was last wielded by the Aztec Emperor Montezuma. It had been passed down to him from Huitzilopochtli, who had led the Aztecs to their homeland at a place where he saw an eagle alight atop a cactus, with a serpent on the ground beneath it. When Hernan Cortes led the Spanish conquest of Mexico starting in 1519, it was taken as part of the loot sent back to King Charles V, but was lost in a pirate attack.
Xiuhcoatl has the following attributes.
- In combat, the atlatl provides +1 to Throwing attacks and inflicts +2 damage.
- Additionally, it can be used to invoke the Bolt power by calling upon the wrath of the ancestor Huitzilopochtli.