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Murky Build Guide “Mrglrglmrglmrrrlggg!”

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016 at 05:00 by Oxygen 14 comments

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General Information

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

Note that this guide is still in our older format and it will eventually be moved to the new format. More information here.

About the Author

Oxygen is a veteran of the MOBA genre, which he has been playing for nearly 15 years. He has coached some of Heroes of the Storm's most prominent North American players and teams alike, including Team Liquid. As a Master player, he enjoys playing all Heroes and roles.

1. Quick Reference

Pufferfish Build: high single-target burst and waveclear

Bubble Build: high survivability

Murky synergizes with
Murky is countered by
Murky's stronger maps Battlefield of Eternity Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Sky Temple
Murky's average maps Cursed Hollow Infernal Shrines
Murky's weaker maps Blackheart's Bay Tomb of the Spider Queen

Ability Usage:

2. Introduction

Murky is a melee Specialist 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. Murky's allies must capitalise on the fact that he thrives in attrition battles; even if his attributes and damage values are very low, his Hero Trait, Spawn Egg Icon Spawn Egg, makes it so that he is never away from battle for long when killed.

3. Strengths

  • Good waveclear
  • Strong revival mechanic in the form of Spawn Egg Icon Spawn Egg
  • Has access to Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab, one of the strongest Heroic Abilities in the game
  • Abilities have no Mana costs
  • Generally very threatening late-game presence

4. Weaknesses

  • Extremely fragile; by far the lowest amount of Health amongst all Heroes
  • Inept at carrying coin-like map objectives, which are dropped on death
  • Several conditions may limit his damage potential (notably, Cleanse)
  • Underwhelming early-game presence
  • Distinct playstyle to which your team must adapt

5. Role in the Current Meta

Although classified as a Specialist, Murky very much plays like an Assassin; his primary team fighting goal is to single-out key opponents for a quick, one-sided kill. He also conditionally deals a fair amount of area of effect damage. The main difference between him and regular Assassins, however, is that he deals a limited amount of sustained damage outside of his very lethal Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab + Pufferfish Icon Pufferfish combo. This peculiar aspect is made up for by the facts that Murky can revive and come back to an ongoing fight nearly instantly, thanks to his Spawn Egg Icon Spawn Egg ability. Because of this, any energy spent killing Murky is inefficiently used, and one should see to capitalise on this attribute to take pressure away from allies. This makes him especially strong against team compositions that lack reliable targeted burst damage.

Outside of combat, Murky has some of the best waveclear available, and can scout where it would be dangerous for any other Hero to do so.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 5 pages:

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