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Murky is a Melee Specialist Hero from the Warcraft universe, based off the pet of the same name. Murky is very, very weak, but incredibly persistent.[1]


The origins and history of the murloc race are shrouded in mystery. A large part of this is because their lore is passed down their own oral tradition, which is almost incomprehensible to most other sentient races, but also because murlocs generally have very little tolerance for other races. Murlocs often congregate in heavily populated coastal settlements, and are more than willing to assist each other when threatened. While many have debated on their intelligence, there is reason to believe that their use of weaponry and uncanny fighting abilities may actually imply that they possess a rather sinister racial intellect.

Like the enigmatic origins of the murloc race, Murky’s past is also veiled in a variety unanswered questions. Who is he? Where does he come from? He dies again and again, and yet each time, returns to life from his egg. Stranger yet, when he emerges, he looks and sounds precisely the same. Does he possess unspeakable powers? Could he be immortal?

The world may never know.[2]

Gameplay Summary

Murky is a Specialist who is capable of wearing down opponents by repeatedly respawning from his hidden eggs a few second after being killed.[2]


  • Does not use Mana.
  • Exceptional damage bleed by utilizing its Safety Bubble and Spawn Egg, that greatly diminishes his penalty for dying.
    • Killing Murky only awards the enemy team 25% of the normal XP.
  • Presence across multiple lanes if Murky can suicide at the right moment to respawn at a different lane, thus having strong point control.
  • Inexpensive abilities which have low drawbacks even when unsuccessful.
  • Strong waveclear if left alone.
  • Versatile movement and quick return with customized respawn point.


  • Requires extended exposure to effectively deal damage to any enemy.
  • Quickly put out of fight by disablers like Valeera, or high spike damage dealers like Chromie.
  • Does not significantly improve team fight situations because of either predictable damage (March of the Murlocs) or lack of damage (Octo-Grab).


Slime (Q) [Area of effect]
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Deals 86 (+4% per level) damage and applies Slime on nearby enemies for 6 seconds, slowing them by 20%.

Deals 213.2 (+4% per level) damage to enemies who are already Slimed.

Pufferfish (W) [Area of effect]
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Spit out a Pufferfish with 237.375 (+5.5% per level) health at the target point. After 3 seconds, the fish will blow up for 426.4 (+4% per level) damage. Deals 50% less damage to Structures.

Safety Bubble (E)
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Becomes Invulnerable for 2 seconds. While active, you cannot attack or use abilities.


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Spawn Egg (D)
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Place an Egg at target location, revealing the nearby area. Upon dying, you respawn at the Egg after 8 seconds. If your egg is killed, you are revealed to enemies for 15 seconds. You only grant 25% of a Hero's experience upon dying.

Heroic Abilities

March of the Murlocs [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 110 seconds

Command a legion of Murlocs to march in a target direction, each one leaping onto the first enemy Hero or Structure they find. Each Murloc deals 25 (+4% per level) damage and slow its target by 15% for 5 seconds. Does half damage to Structures.

Octo-Grab [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Summon an octopus to stun target enemy Hero for 3 seconds while you hit them for 1 damage a second.


Tier 1, Hero Level 1

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Fish Eye
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Egg's Health is increased by 100%, its sight radius is increased by 300% and it can see Stealthed enemies.

Passive: Spawning from his Egg increases Murky's mount speed to 45% for 5 seconds.

Egg Hunt
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
Cooldown: 3 seconds

Activate to place a fake Egg. If the fake Egg dies, it casts an untalented Slime. Maximum 3 fake Eggs.

Passive: Spawning from his Egg grants Murky Stealth for 5 seconds.

A Fishy Deal
Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Killing a Minion with Pufferfish grants a stack of Bribe. Use 8 stacks to bribe a Mercenary, instantly defeating them. Does not work on Bosses. Maximum of 32 stacks.

Tier 2, Hero Level 4

Slime Time
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

IconQuestTalent.png Quest: Slime enemy Heroes that are already Slimed.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After Sliming 15 Heroes, increase Slime's bonus damage by 125.
IconQuestTalent.png Reward: After Sliming 30 Heroes, increase Slime's slow amount to 30%.

Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Pufferfish gains 50 Spell Armor and deals 50% more damage to Slimed targets.

Living The Dream
Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Every 15 seconds Murky is alive he gains 5% more Ability Power, to a maximum of 15% extra. These stacks are lost on death.

Tier 3, Hero Level 7

Black Lagoon
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Slime area increased by 30%.

Slippery When Wet
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Gain 50% Movement Speed and move through units while in Safety Bubble. Reduce the cooldown of Safety Bubble by 2 seconds.

Time to Krill
Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Basic Attacks against Heroes deal an additional 7.28 (+4% per level) damage a second and slow the target by 7% for 4 seconds. This effect can stack up to 5 times.

Tier 4, Hero Level 10

March of the Murlocs [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 110 seconds

Command a legion of Murlocs to march in a target direction, each one leaping onto the first enemy Hero or Structure they find. Each Murloc deals 25 (+4% per level) damage and slow its target by 15% for 5 seconds. Does half damage to Structures.

Octo-Grab [Heroic Ability]
Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Summon an octopus to stun target enemy Hero for 3 seconds while you hit them for 1 damage a second.

Tier 5, Hero Level 13

Rejuvenating Bubble
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Safety Bubble restores 40% of your Health.

Fish Tank
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Basic Attacks against Heroes grants Murky 75 Physical Armor against Heroes for 3 seconds.

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Egg Shell
Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Spawning from his Egg grants Murky a Shield equal to 100% of his maximum Health. The shield lasts indefinitely.

Tier 6, Hero Level 16

Toxic Buildup
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Every 3rd consecutive Basic Attack against an enemy Hero causes a free Slime to be cast upon them.

Fish Oil
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

The Pufferfish casts Slime at its location upon landing.

Wrath of Cod
Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Heroes hit by Pufferfish take additional damage equal to 15% of their maximum Health over 5 seconds.

Tier 7, Hero Level 20

Never-Ending Murlocs
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Cooldown: 0.5 seconds

March of the Murlocs can be channeled, sending little Murlocs indefinitely

... And a Shark Too!
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Increases the damage of Octo-Grab by 14.249% (+57.1% per level).

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Big Tuna Kahuna
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Murky's maximum Health and Egg respawn time are doubled.

Making Inky
Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Decreases the cooldown of Slime from 4 seconds to 2 seconds.

Talent Builds


  • Murky is going to die a lot, but he’s a hero who eventually overwhelms enemies across multiple battles. He doesn’t need to win every fight; he just needs to win once.[1]
  • Murky’s "spawn egg" ability can be placed anywhere in a battleground. Hide it in places where it is unlikely to be found.
  • Use Murky's "pufferfish" ability when the enemy isn’t paying attention. The pufferfish can be targeted down by enemy heroes, so placement is key.
  • Use "safety bubble" as a safe way to reach enemies trying to turn in coins on Blackheart's Bay. The slightest delay can allow teammates the time to setup a proper team fight around the turn-in point.[2]



Just like Muradin and Malfurion, Murky’s biggest asset when playing with Chromie is the incredible lockdown potential in Octo-grab. Unlike these other two Heroes, though, Murky also brings a devastating amount of damage that combos with Chromies perfectly. Together these two are tiny terrors on the battlefield!

Effective against

Effective foes

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Murky's extremely low health, combined with faster revive timer, makes him easy food for The Butcher, allowing him to complete Fresh Meat much faster.


Baby Murloc (base)
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Baby Murloc Bioluminescent Tropical
Landwalker IconShard.png 100
Do you live on land? Would you be more comfortable in water? Well now, with Murky's new conch-filtration device, you can stay wet, AND smell like crustaceans! Win win!
MurkyMasterGreen.jpg MurkyMasterBlue.jpg MurkyMasterPurple.jpg
Landwalker Bluefish Inky
Grunty IconShard.png 400
Alright, fess up... Who put the murloc in that power armor? Sammy? We talked about this...Guys, this is real cute and all, but how the heck are we supposed to get him out of there?
This skin is related to the StarCraft themed-skins. Features altered voice-over and themed.
MurkyGBlue1.jpg MurkyGRed1.jpg MurkyGWhite.jpg
Grunty Fire-batty Heavenly
Funny Bunny IconShard.png 400
Noblegarden is an important time of the year for the inhabitants of Bunny Island. Even murlocs celebrate the festivities, hiding their eggs in the most inconvenient spots possible.
This skin is related to the Noblegarden themed-skins. Features themed abilities.
MurkyBunnyBlue.jpg MurkyBunnyTan.jpg MurkyBunnyWhite.jpg
Funny Bunny Spring Albino
Sir Murkalot IconShard.png 400
Johanna's apprentice might be small, be he doesn't take any carp.
This skin is related to the Diablo themed-skins.
Murky - Sir Murkalot.jpg Murky - Sir Murkalot - Scarlet.jpg Murky - Sir Murkalot - Steel.jpg Murky - Sir Murkalot - Obsidian.jpg
Sir Murkalot Scarlet Steel Obsidian
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Garden Shambler IconShard.png 150 (Hallow's End event)
For his first Hallow's End costume, Murky wanted to dress up as the scariest thing he could think of. So, he chose to be a garden shambler. Wouldn't you?
Murky - Garden Shambler.jpg Murky - Garden Shambler - Hibiscus.jpg Murky - Garden Shambler - Lilac.jpg Murky - Garden Shambler - Orchid.jpg
Garden Shambler Hibiscus Lilac Orchid
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  • Murky’s vocal effects are provided by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • Murky appears as a pet in World of Warcraft.
  • Murky's background is shrouded in mystery.
  • Murky can’t speak English, but he can write it.
  • Aside from the makrura that share the murloc language, the protoss are the only ones who understand Murky. Literally. You have to be a mind reader to translate the gurgling.
  • Murky’s favorite snack is the pufferfish, which also makes for a dangerous weapon. He doesn't like tartar sauce.
  • Murky starts to stink after three days.[2]
  • Murky owns his own taco joint.[3]
  • Murky has the highest health regeneration in the game (29.20).


Old skins

Patch changes

  • Patch.png (Patch March 27, 2018Note: Fixed an issue that could cause A.I. Murky to repeatedly place Egg in the same location, even if its existing Egg was undamaged.
  • Patch.png (Patch October 17, 2017Note: Garden Shambler Murky added.
  • Patch.png (Patch June 13, 2017Note: Sir Murkalot skins added.
  • Patch.png (Patch February 27, 2017Note: Murky Base Maximum Health reduced from 761 to 730; Base Health Regeneration reduced from 30.43 to 29.20.
  • Patch.png (Patch February 14, 2017Note: Murky has received updated icon art and visual effects that coincide with his rework.; Base Maximum Health increased from 635 to 761.
  • Patch.png (Patch July 12, 2016Note: Murky has received a delicious new Hearthstone (B) animation!
  • Patch.png (Patch February 2, 2016Note: Murky and Leoric have received unique death sound effects.
  • Patch.png (Patch October 6, 2015Note: A unique new Egg overlay has been added for Murky. This overlay will be displayed for Murky players when they receive a reduced death timer as a result of respawning from a living Egg.
  • Patch.png (Patch August 18, 2015Note: Heroes and Skins have received visual improvements: Murky, all Murky Skins, and all Skin Variations.
  • Patch.png (Patch July 21, 2015Note: Murky’s prices have been reduced to 7,000 Gold and $8.49 USD.


  1. 1.0 1.1 2014-04-11, PAX East: Day 1 Recap. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-04-11
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2014-05-20, MURKY HERO WEEK. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-08
  3. Heroes of the Storm Murky's Pufferfish Tacos Premium Tee, J!NX. Accessed on 2015-06-06

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