Samuro

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Samuro
Samuro
Basic Info
Title The Blademaster
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Melee
Release Date October 18, 2016
Base Stats
Health 1717
Health Regen 3.58
Energy 0
Energy Regen 0
Speed 0
Attack Speed 1.67
Attack Range 2.0
Attack Damage 92
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 0
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0


Samuro, the Blademaster, is a melee assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. Samuro, the last remaining blademaster to wear the banner of the Burning Blade, is on a warrior's pilgrimage in search of vengeance and redemption for his fallen clan. It will be a long journey, but he has sworn an oath to restore his clan's honor.

A melee Assassin who uses deceit through creating Mirror Images of himself to stay alive and slice up his foes![1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Samuro once lived in a village with his brethren. Unfortunately for him, a bloodthirsty Wildkin known as Bloodbeak destroyed his village. With vengeance in mind, Samuro hunted Bloodbeak until he finally met with success. Bloodbeak was slain, and Samuro could pay attention to his newly assigned task of sabotaging a Kul Tiras base camp near the coast.

Samuro was successful in this as well by using stealth to place demolition charges near vital structures of the Kul Tiras base (likely Tiragarde Keep in World of Warcraft). With his mission accomplished, Rexxar, Rokhan, and Chen Stormstout could continue with a mission of their own, and Samuro was free to continue as he wished.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Advancing Strikes
Passive: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase your Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.
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Q
Mirror Image
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Create 2 Mirror Images that deal 25% of your damage and have 50% of your current Health. Images last up to 18 seconds, and only two can be active at any one time. Mirror Image will remove most negative effects from Samuro.
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W
Critical Strike
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Your next Basic Attack within 8 seconds will be a Critical Strike, dealing 50% increased damage. This also applies to Images, and does not break Wind Walk.
Passive: You and your Images deal a Critical Strike on every 4th Basic Attack.
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E
Wind Walk
Cooldown: 13 seconds
Enter Stealth for up to 8 seconds or until you attack, use an Ability, or take damage. While Stealthed, your Movement Speed is increased by 25% and you can pass through other units. Samuro is Unrevealable for the first 1 second of Wind Walk.
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R
Bladestorm
Cooldown: 110 seconds
Become an Unstoppable whirlwind of death, dealing 548 (260 + 4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
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R
Illusion Master
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Switch places with the target Mirror Image, removing most negative effects from Samuro and the target Mirror Image.
Passive: You can control Mirror Images separately or as a group, and they deal an additional 10% of your damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
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Way of Illusion
❢ Quest: Every time one of your Images Critically Strikes a Hero, gain 0.5 Attack Damage, up to 20.
❢ Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, gain an additional 20 Attack Damage.
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Way of the Blade
Critical Strike now happens every 3rd Basic Attack and deals an additional 25% of your Basic Attack damage.
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Way of the Wind
❢ Quest: Attacking a Hero from Wind Walk increases the Movement Speed bonus of Wind Walk by 1.25%, up to 25%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Wind Walk's Unrevealable duration is increased to 2.5 seconds.
4
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Mirage
Mirror Image grants you and your Images 40 Spell Armor against the next 2 sources of Spell damage, reducing damage taken by 40%.
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One with the Wind
While Stealthed by Wind Walk, gain 60 Armor, taking 60% reduced damage from all sources.
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Deflection
Advancing Strikes grants 25 Physical Armor against Hero Basic Attacks, reducing damage taken by 25%.
7
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Burning Blade
Critical Strikes unleash a burst of flame, dealing an additional 65% of your Basic Attack damage to the target and nearby enemies.
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Phantom Pain
Critical Strikes deal an additional 40% of your Basic Attack damage for each Image you have active.
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Crushing Blows
Critical Strike now has two charges, and Critical Strikes deal an additional 25% of your Basic Attack damage.
10
Bladestorm Icon.png
Bladestorm
Cooldown: 110 seconds
Become an Unstoppable whirlwind of death, dealing 548 (260 + 4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
Illusion Master Icon.png
Illusion Master
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Switch places with the target Mirror Image, removing most negative effects from Samuro and the target Mirror Image.
Passive: You can control Mirror Images separately or as a group, and they deal an additional 10% of your damage.
13
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Mirrored Steel
Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Mirror Image by 1 second.
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Kawarimi
Wind Walk creates an Image at your location that will continue whatever you were doing.
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Shukuchi
Wind Walk teleports you a short distance in the direction you're currently facing.
16
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Merciless Strikes
Basic Attacks against slowed, rooted, or stunned targets are always Critical Strikes.
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Harsh Winds
Attacking a Hero from Wind Walk causes them to take 30% increased damage from you and your Images for 3 seconds.
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Press the Attack
While Advancing Strikes is active, Basic Attacks increase your Attack Speed by 15%, up to 60%.
20
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Dance of Death
Your Images use Bladestorm when you do.
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Three Blade Style
Your Images gain an additional 50% of your Health, and last up to 36 seconds.
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Wind Strider
Wind Walk's cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds.
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Blademaster's Pursuit
Advancing Strikes grants an additional 15% bonus Movement Speed, and its duration is increased by 2 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • The Blademaster
    • Backstory: Samuro, the last remaining blademaster to wear the banner of the Burning Blade, is on a warrior's pilgrimage in search of vengeance and redemption for his fallen clan. It will be a long journey, but he has sworn an oath to restore his clan's honor.
    • Price: 15,000g / $9.99 / 8.99
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: There are no clans in the New Horde, but Samuro will not abandon the Burning Blade. Adorned in his family's ancestral armor, he will fight under both banners until his clan's honor is restored.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic Hellblade
    • Backstory: The Blackrock chieftain is dead and the Doomhammer has been stolen. Samuro may have failed to protect his master, but he has sworn to exact vengeance upon the Warlord of the Ashwolf clan.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative shared history skins.
  • Legendary Monkey King
    • Backstory: The Legend of the Monkey King has spread wide, across both earthly and heavenly realms alike. It is no wonder his incredible fighting spirit was drawn to the conflicted lands of the Nexus.
    • Price: $14.99 / 14.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities, replaced voice-over, themed animations.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Samuro was one of the names given to blademaster heroes in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002). He also appeared during the Horde campaign in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003).
  • Samuro is voiced by veteran Blizzard artist Samwise Didier.
  • The second tint of Samuro's default skin appears to be a member of the Warsong clan, and the third tint appears to be a member of the Shattered Hand clan.
  • All three tints of Samuro's Master palette depict him carrying two flags instead of just one.
  • In earlier builds of the game, Samuro was known as Za'Muro and his design had StarCraft influences.
  • On Braxis Holdout there are arcade machines, one with the title "Samuro Shodown" (a reference to the 1993 game Samurai Shodown).[2] When clicked, two holographic blademasters start dueling each other.[3]
  • One of Samuro's gag quotes references how Samurai trained every day.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/92-samuro
  2. Samurai Shodown. Wikipedia, accessed on 2016-08-29
  3. 2016-08-23, Gamescom 2016 Braxis Holdout gameplay footage. YouTube, accessed on 2016-08-23

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