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Samuro
Samuro

"I hear and obey."

Basic Info
Title The Blademaster
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date October 18, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1725
Health Regen 3.5898
Resource None
Unit Radius 0.6875
Attack Speed 1.67
Attack Range 2.0
Attack Damage 110
Data Page


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.

Samuro is a stealthed Assassin that's great at acapturing Mercenary camps and is difficult to kill.

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.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Samuro is a Melee Assassin who can Stealth and create Images of himself on demand.

Strength[edit | edit source]

  • Can create disposable copies of himself making him difficult to kill.
  • Ganking
  • Very good at capturing Mercenary Camps

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Advancing Strikes Icon.png
Image Transmission
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Activate to switch places with a target Mirror Image, removing most negative effects from Samuro and the Mirror Image.

Type: Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self, Images
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Stasis
Cast time: 0+0.125 seconds
Range: Global

  • Samuro can not use Image Transmission on target Image that is Stunned, Silenced, in Stasis or in Time Stop.
  • Using Image Transission to swap between Images puts Samuro and his Images in a special Stasis for 0.125 seconds, when the Ability is being cast, removing debuffs from them and making them briefly untargetable and immune to damage, regardless of which Image was targetted.
  • All of Samuro's Mirror Images' Health is set to match the percentage of Samuro's current Health, when the swap is finished.
  • Using Image Transmission during Wind Walk's Unrevealable period doesn't break Stealth, but using it after Unrevealable period is over will. Real Samuro retains Stealth over the swap.

Advancing Strikes
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase Samuro's Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.

Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Advancing Strikes and the Talents enhancing it work independently on Samuro and each of his Mirror Images.
Mirror Image Icon.png
Q
Mirror Image
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Teleport a short distance in the direction of the mouse cursor, creating 2 images for 18 seconds with 100% of Samuro's current Health that Basic Attack enemies for 9 damage. Whenever an Image takes damage, it deals that amount of damage to itself, effectively doubling the damage it takes.
Maximum 2 Mirror images can be active at a time. Using Mirror Image removes most negative effects from Samuro.

Type: Summon / Movement: Teleport
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Stasis
Cast time: 0+0.125 seconds
Range: 3.5

Mirror Image
Type: Heroic Pet, Clone
Scaling: 4.00% (damage)
Targeting: Automatic
Health: 50%
Basic Attack damage: 9
Attack speed: 100%
Attack range: 100%
Movement Speed: 100%
Sight radius: 100%
Leash radius: -

  • Samuro appears in the direction of the player's Mouse Cursor, when Mirror Image is cast. Samuro and his Mirror Images spawn in an equilateral triangle around the point where Samuro was standing when the ability was cast.
  • Using Mirror Image puts Samuro in a special Stasis for 0.125 seconds when the Ability is being cast, removing debuffs from Samuro and making him briefly untargetable and immune to damage.
  • Mirror Images deal the same type of damage than Samuro does.
  • Mirror Images gain all benefits from Samuro's Trait and Talents affecting it.
  • Mirror Images can be affected by Regeneration Globes' healing, but not pick them up themselves. The effect is not shared between Samuro and his Images.
  • Killing Mirror Images rewards no XP or Takedown credit.
  • All Mirror Images are destroyed, when real Samuro successfully Hearths.
Critical Strike Icon.png
W
Critical Strike
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Samuro's 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: Samuro and his Images deal a Critical Strike on every 4th Basic Attack.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Self, Images
Targeting: No target
Properties: Attack Modifier
Cast time: Instant

  • Does not stack with itself. Activating sets Samuro's next attack to be critical strike (regardless of if it already was), putting the ability on cooldown.
  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Samuro's Basic Attack damage.
  • Causes Samuro's next Basic Attack to strike immediately.
Wind Walk Icon.png
E
Wind Walk
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Grant Samuro Stealth for up to 10 seconds or until he attacks, uses an Ability, or takes damage.
While Stealthed, Samuro's Movement Speed is increased by 25% and he can pass through other units. Remaining stationary for at least 1.5 seconds while Stealthed grants Invisible.
Samuro is Unrevealable for the first 1 second of Wind Walk.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stealth
Cast time: Instant

  • Using Mirror Image and Mounting during Unrevealable period will break Stealth once the period ends.
Bladestorm Icon.png
R
Bladestorm
Cooldown: 110 / 0.5 seconds
Cause a Bladestorm of destructive force around Samuro for 4 seconds, making him Unstoppable and dealing 235 damage per second to nearby enemies.

Type: Spell damage / Status effect
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 4.25
Tickrate: 5.0 per second (x20)
Damage per tick: 47

  • Bladestorm can be ended prematurely by reactivating the ability.
  • Samuro can move, but not use any abilities, while Bladestorm is active.
Illusion Master Icon.png
R
Illusion Master
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Mirror Images can be controlled individually or as a group and their damage is increased by 100%.
Passive: Image Transmission's cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Images

  • Illusion bonus damage stacks additively with other damage modifiers.
  • Illusion Master active shares cooldown with Image Transmission, and has all the same properties.
  • Mirror Images have a copy of Illusion Master active and Image Transmission, both of which swap the Image using it with Samuro. The cooldown is shared between Samuro and all his Images.
  • Mirror Images can Mount, Hearth and drink from Healing Fountains. The effect and cooldowns are independent from Samuro and his other Images, including those that have expired.
  • Images can fake capturing Objectives.
  • A Mirror Image Hearthing does not destroy any Mirror Images, but real Samuro Hearthing still does.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Way of Illusion Icon.png
Way of Illusion
❢ Quest: Every time a Mirror Image Critically Strikes a Hero, Samuro gains 0.25 Attack Damage, up to 10.
❢ Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, Samuro gains an additional 20 Attack Damage.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Way of the Blade Icon.png
Way of the Blade
Critical Strike now happens for Samuro and his Mirror Images every 3rd Basic Attack. Samuro's Critical Strikes against enemy Heroes reduces their Physical Armor by 10 for 2 seconds.

Type: Damage modifier: Physical Armor
Affects: Enemies
Way of the Wind Icon.png
Way of the Wind
Gain 40% Movement Speed for 3 seconds after entering or exiting Wind Walk. Samuro's Critical Strikes reduce the cooldown of Windwalk by 1.5 seconds.
4
Mirage Icon.png
Mirage
Mirror Image grants Samuro and his Images 40 Spell Armor against the next 2 sources of Spell damage, reducing their damage by 40%.

Type: Damage modifier: Spell Armor
Affects: Self, Images
Properties: Spell Block
One with the Wind Icon.png
One With The Wind
While Samuro has Wind Walk and for 3 seconds after breaking it, both he and his Mirror Images gain 30 Armor, taking 30% reduced damage from all sources.

Type: Damage modifier: Armor
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self, Images
Deflection Icon.png
Deflection
Advancing Strikes grants Samuro and his Mirror Images 30 Physical Armor.

Type: Damage modifier: Physical Armor
Affects: Self, Images
7
Burning Blade Icon.png
Burning Blade
Critical Strikes from Samuro and Mirror Images deal an additional 50% of their Basic Attack damage to the target and nearby enemies.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier, Splash
Radius: 2.5

  • Samuro's Burning Blade attacks deals 55 damage around the target and his Images' attacks 4.5 damage.
  • Samuro's Burning Blade attacks benefit from 50% of flat damage bonuses from Way of Illusion.
  • Burning Blade damage is unaffected by Basic Attack damage modifiers, like Critical Strike or Illusion Master's Image bonus damage, but can be modified by Spell Power.
Phantom Pain Icon.png
Phantom Pain
Samuro's Critical Strikes deal an additional 45% of his Basic Attack damage for each Mirror Image that is active.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Samuro's Basic Attack damage.
Crushing Blows Icon.png
Crushing Blows
Critical Strike now has 2 charges. Samuro's Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Critical Strike by 1.75 seconds.

Charge cooldown: 0.5 seconds
10
Bladestorm Icon.png
Bladestorm
Cooldown: 110 seconds
Cause a Bladestorm of destructive force around Samuro for 4 seconds, making him Unstoppable and dealing 235 damage per second to nearby enemies.
Illusion Master Icon.png
Illusion Master
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Mirror Images can be controlled individually or as a group and their damage is increased by 100%.
Passive: Image Transmission's cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds.
13
Mirrored Steel Icon.png
Mirrored Steel
Samuro's Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Mirror Image by 1 second.
Kawarimi Icon.png
Kawarimi
Wind Walk creates an Image at Samuro's location that will continue whatever he was doing.

  • If there are already two Images active, the one farthest from Samuro will be destroyed.
Shukuchi Icon.png
Shukuchi
Wind Walk teleports Samuro a short distance in the direction he's currently facing.

Type: Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Range: 4

  • Samuro does not teleport, if he is Rooted, when Wind Walk is cast, but will be Stealthed normally.
16
Merciless Strikes Icon.png
Merciless Strikes
Samuro's Basic Attacks against Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed enemies are always Critical Strikes.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • These attacks benefits from all talents affecting Critical Strike.
  • Activated Critical Strike bonuses stack additively with Criticals from Merciless Strikes. Bonuses from Phantom Pain are added to both instances of Critical Strike.
Harsh Winds Icon.png
Harsh Winds
Attacking a Hero during Wind Walk causes them to take 30% increased damage from Samuro for 3 seconds.

Type: Damage modifier: Debuff
Affects: Enemies

  • Stacks multiplicatively with other damage bonuses affecting Samuro's damage output
Press the Attack Icon.png
Press the Attack
While Advancing Strikes is active, Samuro and his Mirror Images gain 10% Attack Speed every time they Basic Attack, up to 40%.
20
Dance of Death Icon.png
Dance of Death
Mirror Images use Bladestorm when Samuro does, but for 25% damage.
Three Blade Style Icon.png
Three Blade Style
Samuro's Mirror Images gain an additional 50% of his Health and last up to 36 seconds.
Wind Strider Icon.png
Wind Strider
Wind Walk's cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds.
Blademasters Pursuit Icon.png
Blademaster's Pursuit
Advancing Strikes grants an additional 15% Movement Speed for Samuro and his Mirror Images, and its duration is increased by 2 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Samuro Skins
 
Rare 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.
Samuro The Blademaster.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
The Blademaster
Samuro Warsong.jpg
Free
Warsong
Samuro Shattered Hand.jpg
Free
Shattered Hand
Samuro Dark Hand.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Dark Hand
Rare Burning Blade
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.
Samuro Burning Blade.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Samuro Burning Blade Pallid.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Pallid
Samuro Burning Blade Amber.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Amber
Samuro Burning Blade Draenor.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Draenor
Samuro Burning Blade Fel.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Fel
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.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft alternative shared history skins.
Samuro Hellblade.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Samuro Hellblade Felblade.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Felblade
Samuro Hellblade Shadowmoon.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Shadowmoon
Samuro Hellblade Warsong.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Warsong
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.
Features: Themed abilities, replaced voice-over, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Samuro Monkey King.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Samuro Monkey King Jade.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Jade
Samuro Monkey King Super.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Super
Samuro Monkey King Midnight.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Midnight
Samuro Monkey King Genius.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Genius
Samuro Monkey King Golden.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Golden

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Samuro Portraits
 
Carbot Samuro Portrait.png
Carbot Samuro
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Genius Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Genius Monkey King Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Hellblade Samuro Portrait.png
Hellblade Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Lil' Lunar Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Monkey King Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Samuro Emblem Portrait.png
Samuro Emblem
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Samuro Hero Portrait.png
Samuro Hero

Samuro Mastery Portrait.png
Samuro Mastery
Samurobot Insignia Portrait.png
Samurobot Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Stylized Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Stylized Monkey King Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Toon Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Monkey King Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Samuro Sprays
 
Carbot Samuro Spray.png
Carbot Samuro
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Feast-ival Samuro Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Samuro
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gingerbread Samuro Spray.gif
Winter Veil Gingerbread Samuro
Shard.png100
Lunar Samuro Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Samuro Lantern
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Ironblade Samuro Spray.png
Ironblade Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Samurobot Insignia Spray.png
Samurobot Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Stylized Monkey King Samuro Spray.png
Stylized Monkey King Samuro
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Samuro Pack 1 Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Happy.png Samuro Pack 2 Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Happy.png Samuro Happy :samurohappy:
:samhappy:
Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Angry.png Samuro Angry :samuroangry:
:samangry:
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro ROFL.png Samuro ROFL :samurolol:
:samurorofl:
:samlol:
:samrofl:
Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Cool.png Samuro Cool :samurocool:
:samcool:
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Sad.png Samuro Sad :samurosad:
:samsad:
Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Oops.png Samuro Embarrassed :samurooops:
:samuroembarrassed:
:samoops:
:samembarrassed:
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Silly.png Samuro Silly :samurosilly:
:samsilly:
Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Love.png Samuro in Love :samurolove:
:samuroinlove:
:samlove:
:saminlove:
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Meh.png Samuro Speechless :samuromeh:
:samurospeechless:
:sammeh:
:samspeechless:
Emoji Samuro Pack 2 Samuro Surprised.png Samuro Surprised :samurowow:
:samurosurprised:
:samwow:
:samsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Samuro was one of the names given to blademaster heroes in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002). He also appeared during the Horde campaign in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 2003).
  • Samuro is voiced by veteran Blizzard artist Samwise Didier.
  • In earlier builds of the game, Samuro was known as Za'Muro and his design had StarCraft influences.
  • Samuro's flag changes pattern, color, symbol, and shape depending on the palettes. On his default skin, it becomes the symbol of the Burning_Blade_clan. His other tints change the flags to the Warsong clan and the Shattered Hand Clan symbols.
  • One on the arcade machines on Braxis Holdout has the title "Samuro Shodown" (a reference to the 1993 game Samurai Shodown).[1] When clicked, two holographic blademasters start dueling each other.[2]
  • One of Samuro's quotes references Usagi Yojimbo, a comic book rabbit samurai from 1984 - present.
  • Samuro's Genius Monkey King skin is likely a reference to character Mojo Jojo from the 1998 cartoon Powerpuff Girls.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Prerelease[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samurai Shodown. Wikipedia, accessed on 2016-08-29
  2. 2016-08-23, Gamescom 2016 Braxis Holdout gameplay footage. YouTube, accessed on 2016-08-23

External links[edit | edit source]

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