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Muradin Build Guide “It's hammer time!”

Last updated Yesterday at 09:00 by Kendric 12 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Muradin guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Muradin in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Neutral Build

The Neutral Build combines decent survivability with outstanding offensive tools to threaten the enemy backline and frontline alike. This Build is suited for most game situations you are going to find yourself in.

Full Tank Build

The Full Tank Build is very similar to the Neutral Build and only distinguishes itself in the late game talent choices. Stoneform Icon Stoneform and Hardened Shield Icon Hardened Shield provide Muradin with extremely powerful defensive tools to survive most team fights. We recommend this Build if you must hold the frontline at all costs.

Haymaker Playmaker Build

The Haymaker Playmaker Build is a niche option that should be used with caution. Given the right circumstances, however, it can catch your opponents off guard and deal a surprising amount of damage. It is crucial to have another Tank in your team, also you will need a strong Support to back you up while threatening the enemy backline.

Synergies and Counters

Muradin synergizes with

Being able to follow up on Muradin's Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt with a devastating burst damage combos is what makes Kerrigan, Jaina, and Tyrande ideal partner. In terms of Supports, Rehgar's Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield at Level 13 scales extremely well with Muradin's high health pool, especially while in Avatar Icon Avatar form.

Muradin is countered by

Muradin is fairly hard to counter, however, there are a few Heroes that can cause him a hard time. First and foremost, Tychus' Minigun Icon Minigun can shred Muradin's health very quickly, especially while in Avatar Icon Avatar. Heroes like Jaina or Alarak, on the other hand, can hinder Muradin's movement and deal huge amounts of burst damage.

Maps

Muradin's stronger maps Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Infernal Shrines
Muradin's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Blackheart's Bay Braxis Holdout Cursed Hollow Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom Warhead Junction
Muradin's weaker maps None

Muradin excels on maps like Infernal Shrines, Dragon Shire, or Garden of Terror, where he can use his innate resilience and Attack Speed slows to cripple the efficiency of the respective mobile Map Objectives.

TL;DR Tips

  • Stoneform Icon Stoneform should always be used during Avatar Icon Avatar to increase its efficiency.
  • Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn is crucial to shut down nimble Assassins like Illidan or Valla.
  • Furthermore, Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn has incredible synergy with Healing Static Icon Healing Static, as the second explosion causes to heal Muradin as well.
  • Although Muradin is a great initiator, it is sometimes necessary to use Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt defensively in order protect your backline from engaging enemy Heroes.
  • If you trust your Support and you feel that your team needs more single target damage, Give 'em the Axe! Icon Give 'em the Axe! works wonders, especially when paired with Skullcracker Icon Skullcracker.

2. Overview

Muradin is one of the most durable Warriors in the game. He excels at disrupting enemy targets by slowing and stunning them with his Basic Abilities. Being a hard engaging initiator, he is capable of dictating the pace of team fights and Skirmishes. Muradin players are expected to draw the attention of the enemy to themselves, which allows their teammates to take an advantageous position. By the same token, Muradin has to use his crowd control abilities to peel for his fragile allies, notably Assassins and Specialists.

3. Strengths

  • Very hard to kill
  • Strong self-sustain after Level 13 due to Healing Static Icon Healing Static
  • Several crowd control abilities and interrupts
  • Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss is a great gap-closer and a useful escape ability
  • Allows flexible talent builds depending on the enemy team composition

4. Weaknesses

5. Role In The Current Meta

Muradin is one of the most resilient Warriors thanks to his large health pool and his Second Wind Icon Second Wind trait. Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap provide him with exceptional crowd control, that can be used to either engage the enemy or peel for his allies. In terms of mobility, Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss proves to be a very effective ability that enables him to close in on fleeing enemies, as well as to escape dangerous situations. Talent-wise, Muradin is equipped with a variety of powerful options. Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn greatly reduces the attack speed of enemy Assassins, Stoneform Icon Stoneform adds an activatable Regeneration bonus to your Second Wind trait, and Rewind Icon Rewind allows Muradin to chain his Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap abilities in order to disrupt his enemies even more effectively.

6. Reading Further

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