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Murky
MurkyArt.jpg
Basic Info
Title Baby Murloc
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date May 22, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 730
Health Regen 29.1992
Resource None
Unit Radius 0.625
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 60
Data Page


Murky, the Baby Murloc, is a Melee Assassin hero from the Warcraft universe.

Murky slimes enemies and spits out Pufferfish. Murky can place an Egg to respawn quickly back into battle.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

The origins and history of the murloc race are shrouded in mystery. A large part of this is because their lore is passed down via 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.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Murky is a Melee Assassin that excels at frustrating his opponents.Uniquely designed, he is adept at attracting the attention of enemy players, causing them to behave inefficiently to respond to his abrasive presence. Even if his Health and damage values are limited, his Hero Trait, Spawn Egg, makes it so that he is never away from battle for long when killed. Another important aspect of Spawn Egg to consider is the fact that Murky's revival timer is of only 8 seconds at all stages of the game. Early on, this advantage is mediocre; later in the game, it is outstanding.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Good waveclear
  • Strong revival mechanic
  • Very threatening late-game presence

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely fragile
  • Inept at carrying Map Objectives, which are dropped on death
  • Several conditions may limit his damage potential
  • Underwhelming early-game
  • Distinct playstyle to which your team must adapt

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Spawn Egg Icon.png
D
Spawn Egg
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Place an Egg at target location, revealing the nearby area. Upon dying, Murky respawns at the Egg after 8 seconds. Murky only grants 25% of a real Hero's experience upon dying. If Murky's Egg is killed, he is revealed to enemies for 15 seconds, and Spawn Egg is placed on cooldown.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 1.5+0 seconds
Range: 1.0

Respawn Egg
Type: Passive
Scaling: 30 per level (health)
Health: 324
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Sight radius: 6

  • Minions, Mercenaries and Monsters do not attack the Egg.
  • Enemy Structures can attack the Egg, dealing normal damage to it.
  • Egg remains killed until Murky places a new one.
  • Every time Murky respawns in Hall of Storms (due to dying without Egg) a new Respawn Egg is automatically spawned in Hall of Stroms as well.
Slime Icon.png
Q
Slime
Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 86 damage and apply Slime on nearby enemies for 6 seconds, slowing them by 20%. Deal 210 damage to enemies who are already Slimed.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3
Pufferfish Icon.png
W
Pufferfish
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Spit out a Pufferfish with 225 health at the target point. After 3 seconds, the fish will blow up for 410 damage. Deals 50% less damage to Structures.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
Range: 7

Pufferfish
Type: Passive
Scaling: 5.50% (health)
Health: 225
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Sight radius: 3

Explode

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Area of Effect
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.5

  • Enemies can kill the Pufferfish to prevent it from exploding.
  • Pufferfish cannot be hit by skillshots, which baseline version can only hit a finite amount of targets.
  • The Pufferfish can be targeted and attacked by enemy Structures.
  • Minions, Mercanaries and Monsters do not attack Pufferfish.
Safety Bubble Icon.png
E
Safety Bubble
Cooldown: 14 seconds
Becomes Invulnerable for 2 seconds. While active, Murky cannot attack or use abilities.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Invulnerable
Cast time: Instant
March of the Murlocs Icon.png
R
March of the Murlocs
Cooldown: 110 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, Murky commands 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 125 damage and slows its target by 15% for 5 seconds. Murlocs deal 50% damage to Structures.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Channeled cast (stationary), Damage over Time, Skillshot, Slow
Cast time: 0.75+0.75 seconds
Radius: 0.5 (collision)
Width: 16
Height: 20
Missile speed: 5
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Damage per tick: 25

  • Interrupting the ability during its cast puts it on a 10 second cooldown.
  • Summons total of 36 invulnerable murlocs over 6.75 seconds.
  • Murlocs spawn in one of 10 possible locations every 0.1875 seconds.
  • Each murloc sticking to a target applies new instances of DoT and slow that tick separately. New applications do not refresh the duration of pre-existing slow and DoTs.
  • Slow stacks additionally up to 5 times.
Octo-Grab Icon.png
R
Octo-Grab
Cooldown: 50 seconds
Murky summons an octopus to stun target enemy Hero for 3 seconds while he hits them for 1 damage a second.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control / Movement: Launch, Status effect
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: 0.1+Ch+0 seconds
Range: 6
Missile speed: 22
Tickrate: 1.0 per second

  • The cast is interrupted if the target moves past 2 units of its maximum range.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Fish Eye Icon.png
Fish Eye
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.

Type: Status effect / Bonus health
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies / Respawn Egg
Properties: Revealed
Bonus vision radius: 18
Egg Hunt Icon.png
Egg Hunt
Cooldown: 3 seconds
Active: Activate to place a fake Egg. If the fake Egg dies, it cast an untalented Slime. Maximum 3 fake Eggs.
Passive: Spawning from his Egg grants Murky Stealth for 5 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 1.5+0
Range: 1

Fake Egg
Type: Passive
Scaling: 30 per level (health)
Targeting: Automatic
Health: 324
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Sight radius: 5
A Fishy Deal Icon.png
A Fishy Deal
Active: 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.

Type: Instant kill
Affects: Neutral non-elite Mercenaries
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Bribe
Cast time: Instant
Range: 6

  • Minions, Mercenaries and Monsters do not attack fake Eggs.
  • Enemy Structures can attack fake Eggs, instantly killing them.
4
Slime Time Icon.png
Slime Time
❢ Quest: Slime enemy Heroes that are already Slimed.
❢ Reward: After Sliming 10 Heroes, increase Slimes bonus damage by 125.
❢ Reward: After Sliming 20 Heroes, increases Slime's slow amount to 30%.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Ability
Tufferfish Icon.png
Tufferfish
Pufferfish gains 50 Spell Armor and deals 50% more damage to Slimed targets.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Stacks additively with other damage modifier affecting Pufferfish's damage.
Living The Dream Icon.png
Living The Dream
❢ Quest: Every 15 seconds Murky is alive, he gains 5% Ability Power, up to 25%. This bonus is reset upon his death.

Type: Damage modifier: Spell Power
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additively with itself and other damage modifiers.
7
Black Lagoon Icon.png
Black Lagoon
Increase Slime's radius by 30%.

Bonus radius: 0.9
Slippery When Wet Icon.png
Slippery When Wet
Gain 50% Movement Speed and move through units while in Safety Bubble. Reduce the cooldown of Safety Bubble by 2 seconds.
Time to Krill Icon.png
Time to Krill
Basic Attacks against Heroes deal an additional 7 damage a second and slow the target by 7% for 4 seconds. This effect can stack up to 5 times.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Attack Modifier (Heroes), Damage over Time, Slow
Tickrate: 1.0 per second

  • Each stack of DoT ticks separately. Basic Attacks on already affected targets refresh the duration of existing DoTs and apply another instance of DoT.
  • Slow stacks additionally with itself and its duration is refreshed with each Basic Attack.
10
March of the Murlocs Icon.png
March of the Murlocs
Cooldown: 110 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, Murky commands 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 125 damage and slows its target by 15% for 5 seconds. Murlocs deal 50% damage to Structures.
Octo-Grab Icon.png
Octo-Grab
Cooldown: 50 seconds
Murky summons an octopus to stun target enemy Hero for 3 seconds while he hits them for 1 damage a second.
13
Rejuvenating Bubble Icon.png
Rejuvenating Bubble
Safety Bubble restores 40% of Murky's maximum Health.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Properties: Heal over Time
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Healing per tick: 10%
Egg Shell Icon.png
Egg Shell
Spawning from his Egg grants Murky a Shield equal to 100% of his maximum Health. The shield lasts indefinitely.

Type: Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Fish tank Icon.png
Fish Tank
Murky is healed for 25% of the damage he deals with Basic Attacks and Basic Abilities.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Properties: Lifesteal

  • Fish tank benefits from all talents affecting Basic Abilities except, Egg Hunt's Slime.
16
Toxic Buildup Icon.png
Toxic Buildup
Every 3rd consecutive Basic Attack against an enemy Hero causes a free Slime to be cast upon them.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier (Heroes)

  • Benefits from all talents affecting Slime.
Fish Oil Icon.png
Fish Oil
The Pufferfish casts Slime at its location upon landing.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies

  • Benefits from all talents affecting Slime.
Wrath of cod Icon.png
Wrath of Cod
Heroes hit by Pufferfish take additional damage equal to 15% of their maximum Health over 5 seconds.

Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Damage over Time
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Damage per tick: 3%
20
Never-Ending Murlocs Icon.png
Never-Ending Murlocs
March of the Murlocs can be channeled, sending little Murlocs indefinitely.

Properties: Stationary channel
Octo-Grab Icon.png
... And A Shark Too!
Increase the damage of Octo-Grab by 13700%.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Increases Octograb's damage to 137, which scales unlike base damage, causing tooltip percentage also to change based on level.
Big Tuna Kahuna Icon.png
Big Tuna Kahuna
Murky's maximum Health and Egg respawn time are doubled.

Type: Bonus health
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Making Inky Icon.png
Making Inky
Reduces the Cooldown of Slime from 4 seconds to 2 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Murky Skins
 
Rare Baby Murloc
Backstory: Mrgglglbrlg rmrmgllg mrggggm. Mrrglglgy, mgllglgl mgggrrmgl? MRGGGLGLLM! Mrrggllgggllggll mrrglrlg mrrg mrrg mrrrg.
Murky Baby Murloc.jpg
Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Baby Murloc
Murky Bioluminescent.jpg
Free
Bioluminescent
Murky Tropical.jpg
Free
Tropical
Murky Clownfish.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Clownfish
Epic Funny Bunny
Backstory: 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.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Murky Funny Bunny.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Murky Funny Bunny Spring.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Spring
Murky Funny Bunny Albino.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Albino
Epic Grunty
Backstory: 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?
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Murky Grunty.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Murky Grunty Fire-batty.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Fire-batty
Murky Grunty Heavenly.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Heavenly
Rare Landwalker
Backstory: 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!
Murky Landwalker.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Murky Landwalker Bluefish.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Bluefish
Murky Landwalker Inky.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Inky
Epic Sir Murkalot
Backstory: Johanna's apprentice might be small, but he doesn't take any carp.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Diablo skins.
Murky Sir Murkalot.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Murky Sir Murkalot Scarlet.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Scarlet
Murky Sir Murkalot Steel.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Steel
Murky Sir Murkalot Obsidian.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Obsidian
Murky Sir Murkalot Amber.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Amber
Murky Event Skins
 
Rare Garden Shambler Hallow's End
Backstory: 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?
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Murky Garden Shambler.jpg
Shard.png100
Murky Garden Shambler Orchid.jpg
Shard.png100
Orchid
Murky Garden Shambler Tulip.jpg
Shard.png100
Tulip
Murky Garden Shambler Lilac.jpg
Shard.png100
Lilac
Murky Garden Shambler Hibiscus.jpg
Shard.png100
Hibiscus

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Murky Portraits
 
Carbot Murky Portrait.png
Carbot Murky
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Garden Shambler Murky Portrait.png
Hallow's End Garden Shambler Murky
Shard.png40
Gingerbread Murky Portrait.png
Winter Veil Gingerbread Murky
Shard.png60
Grunty Portrait.png
Grunty
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Murky Hero Portrait.png
Murky Hero
Murky Mastery Portrait.png
Murky Mastery
Plush Murky Portrait.png
Toys Plush Murky
Shard.png60

Recruit A Friend Portrait.png
Recruit A Friend
Pachimari Murky Portrait.png
Pachimari Murky
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Spooky Ghost Murky Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Spooky Ghost Murky
Shard.png60

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Murky Sprays
 
Calavera de Murky Spray.gif
Nexomania Calavera de Murky
Shard.png150
Carbot Murky Spray.png
Carbot Murky
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Garden Shambler Murky Spray.png
Hallow's End Garden Shambler Murky
Shard.png40
Gingerbread Murky Spray.gif
Winter Veil Gingerbread Murky
Shard.png100
Lil' Sea Devil Spray.png
Lil' Sea Devil
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mosh Party! Spray.gif
Mosh Party!
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Murkshimi Spray.gif
Murkshimi
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75

Murk-Island Punch Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Murk-Island Punch
Shard.png40
Old Timey Murky Spray.png
Old Timey Murky
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
No Tadpoles Allowed Spray.gif
Toys No Tadpoles Allowed
Shard.png150
Pachimari Murky Spray.png
Pachimari Murky
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Murky Pack 1 Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png Murky Pack 2 Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png Murky Happy :murkyhappy:
:murhappy:
Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Angry.png Murky Angry :murkyangry:
:murangry:
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky ROFL.png Murky ROFL :murkylol:
:murkyrofl:
:murlol:
:murrofl:
Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Cool.png Murky Cool :murkycool:
:murcool:
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Sad.png Murky Sad :murkysad:
:mursad:
Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Oops.png Murky Embarrassed :murkyoops:
:murkyembarrassed:
:muroops:
:murembarrassed:
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Silly.png Murky Silly :murkysilly:
:mursilly:
Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Love.png Murky in Love :murkylove:
:murkyinlove:
:murlove:
:murinlove:
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Meh.png Murky Speechless :murkymeh:
:murkyspeechless:
:murmeh:
:murspeechless:
Emoji Murky Pack 2 Murky Surprised.png Murky Surprised :murkywow:
:murkysurprised:
:murwow:
:mursurprised:

Development[edit | edit source]

According to Game Designer Kent-Erik Hagman the development of Murky revolved around the idea of Murlocs being a persistent, annoying force that just die a lot. Credit for the core idea does belong to Dustin Browder. The developers had been spinning their wheels for a while trying to come up with a cool hook for Murky when Dustin Browder suggested to try the "cartoon character" Murloc, for whom death doesn't mean anything. They decided the most straightforward approach would be for the Murky player to pick the respawn spot. They wanted to offer the most freedom for their players, and after talking with the art team, they gave them the idea of a Murloc Egg or Nest that Murky could respawn from. From there, it was just a lot of playtesting and reworking the numbers to get the egg to feel exciting and fun.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Murlocs first appeared in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002). A Murky pet was added to World of Warcraft in 2005, and Murky appears in World of Warcraft: Legion (August 2016).
  • Murky is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • Murky was one of the four heroes revealed at PAX East 2014.[2]
  • Murky originally lived in the coast of Feralas in Traveler (October 2016).
    • However, he was kidnapped by a band of thugs and held captive, but was later rescued by a pair of children and a wyvern the size of a giraffe.
  • Many of the opening lines involving Murky are expressions of confusion at the murloc language. Even Malfurion mentions he has to brush up on it. Certain heroes, notably the telepathic protoss and the supernatural angels and demons, are able to understand what Murky is saying. The more noble of these (Tassadar, Zeratul, Fenix, Tyrael, and Auriel) react as either offended or scared of the little Murloc's bloodthirsty demeanor and desire for vengeance. Even Diablo is a little scared of him. On the other hand, Alarak actually likes the "little fish creature", and Malthael is flat out impressed to find someone who understands his "great work".

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General[edit | edit source]

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