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Samuro
Samuro

"I hear and obey."

Basic Info
Title The Blademaster
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date October 18, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1725
Health Regen 3.5898
Resource None
Armor 0
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 stealth assassin who is difficult to kill and excels at capturing mercenary camps.

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]

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: Mobility: Teleport
    Affects: Self, Images
    Targeting: Unit Target
    Cast time: 0+0.125 seconds
    Cast 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.
  • 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
Create 2 Mirror Images that deal 9 damage and have 50% of Samuro's 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.

    Type: Summon / Mobility: Teleport
    Targeting: No Target / Tracks Mouse Cursor
    Clamped: Yes
    Cast time: 0+0.125
    Cast range: 10
    Displacement: 3.5
Mirror Image
    Summon type: Heroic Pet / Clone
    Health: 50%
    Attack damage: 9
    Damage scaling: 4.00%
    Attack Speed: 100%
    Attack Range: 100%
    Movement speed: 100%
    Sight radius: 100%
  • 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 10 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
    Cast time: Instant
  • Bonus damage from Critical Strike and all Talents enhancing it is dealt in Physical Damage unless otherwise noted.
Wind Walk Icon.png
E
Wind Walk
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Enter Stealth for up to 10 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 second of Wind Walk.

    Type: Mobility
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: Instant
    Properties: Stealth, Unrevealable
  • 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: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: No Target
    Cast time: 0+Ch
    Radius: 4.25
    Properties: Unstoppable
    Tickrate: 5 / second (x20)
    Damage per tick: 47
    Reactivate: Bladestorm Cancel - Cancel Bladestorm
  • 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: 8 seconds
Mirror Images can be controlled individually or as a group and their damage is increased by 100%.
Passive: Samuro's Basic Attack damage is increased by 10%, and Image Transmission's cooldown is reduced to 8 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Self / Images
  • Both self and images' damage bonus stacks additively with Critical Strike damage bonus.
  • 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 0.5 Attack Damage, up to 20.
❢ Reward: After hitting 40 Heroes, Samuro gains an additional 20 Attack Damage.
    Type: Bonus Damage
    Affects: Self
    Scaling: -
Way of the Blade Icon.png
Way of the Blade
Critical Strike now happens for Samuro and his Mirror Images every 3rd Basic Attack.
Way of the Wind Icon.png
Way of the Wind
Gain 40% Movement Speed for 3 seconds after entering or exiting Wind Walk.
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%.
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.
Deflection Icon.png
Deflection
Advancing Strikes grants 30 Physical Armor against Hero Basic Attacks, reducing damage taken by 30%.
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: Attack modifier / Damage
    Affects: Self, Images / Enemies
    Splash radius: 2.5
  • Bonus damage from Burning Blade is dealt in Spell damage and is affected 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
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: Samuro's Basic Attack damage is increased by 10%, and Image Transmission's cooldown is reduced to 8 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: Mobility: Teleport
    Targeting: No Target
    Distance: 4
  • Samuro doesn't 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.
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
    Affects: Enemy
  • This bonus stacks multiplicatively with Critical Strike and Illusion Master damage bonuses.
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 Samuro
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
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
The Blademaster
Samuro Warsong.jpg
Free
Warsong
Samuro Shattered Hand.jpg
Free
Shattered Hand
Samuro Dark Hand.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 100
Samuro Burning Blade Pallid.jpg
Shard.png 100
Pallid
Samuro Burning Blade Amber.jpg
Shard.png 100
Amber
Samuro Burning Blade Draenor.jpg
Shard.png 100
Draenor
Samuro Burning Blade Fel.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 400
Samuro Hellblade Felblade.jpg
Shard.png 400
Felblade
Samuro Hellblade Shadowmoon.jpg
Shard.png 400
Shadowmoon
Samuro Hellblade Warsong.jpg
Shard.png 400
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
Shard.png 1,600
Samuro Monkey King Jade.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Jade
Samuro Monkey King Super.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Super
Samuro Monkey King Midnight.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Midnight
Samuro Monkey King Genius.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Genius
Samuro Monkey King Golden.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Golden

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Samuro Portraits
 
Carbot Samuro Portrait.png
Carbot Samuro
Shard.png 100
Genius Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Genius Monkey King Samuro
Shard.png 60
Hellblade Samuro Portrait.png
Hellblade Samuro
Shard.png 40
Lil' Lunar Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Samuro
Shard.png 60
Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Monkey King Samuro
Shard.png 60
Samuro Emblem Portrait.png
Samuro Emblem
Shard.png 40
Samuro Hero Portrait.png
Samuro Hero

Samuro Mastery Portrait.png
Samuro Mastery
Samurobot Insignia Portrait.png
Samurobot Insignia
Shard.png 40
Stylized Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Stylized Monkey King Samuro
Shard.png 40
Toon Monkey King Samuro Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Monkey King Samuro
Shard.png 60

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Samuro Sprays
 
Carbot Samuro Spray.png
Carbot Samuro
Shard.png 100
Feast-ival Samuro Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Samuro
Shard.png 100
Gingerbread Samuro Spray.gif
Winter Veil Gingerbread Samuro
Shard.png 100
Lunar Samuro Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Samuro Lantern
Shard.png 150
Ironblade Samuro Spray.png
Ironblade Samuro
Shard.png 40
Samurobot Insignia Spray.png
Samurobot Insignia
Shard.png 40
Stylized Monkey King Samuro Spray.png
Stylized Monkey King Samuro
Shard.png 40

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]

Main article: Samuro/Quotes


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]