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Murky Hero Synergies and Counters

Last updated on Apr 07, 2016 at 07:27 by Oxygen 20 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list the heroes you synergise well with, as Murky and those you are particularly vulnerable against.

The other pages of our Murky can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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. Heroes Murky Works Well With

In this section, we will look at the heroes that work particularly well with Murky.

1.1. Abathur

Abathur Portrait Murky makes for an excellent Symbiote Icon Symbiote target; the shields it provides (through Carapace Icon Carapace) is enormous in comparison to Murky's Health pool, and the attack speed from Adrenal Overload Icon Adrenal Overload can yield very good results with Slime Advantage Icon Slime Advantage. From Hero Level 13 and on, Soma Transference Icon Soma Transference will heal Murky for a significant portion of his Health pool.

1.2. Nova

Nova Portrait Murky is by nature very distracting, which makes it much easier for Nova to sneak up on her foes. Murky can also make up for her weakness of lacking waveclear. The ultimate combo, however, is in using Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab and Nova's Precision Strike Icon Precision Strike plus Snipe Icon Snipe together. Short of being Cleansed, there are not many Heroes who can withstand such an amount of unavoidable damage.

2. Heroes Murky Is Countered By

In this section, we will look at the heroes that counter Murky particularly well.

2.1. Nova

Nova Portrait Nova can near-instantly kill Murky in a single volley of abilities followed by an attack. Furthermore, her Cloak and Holo Decoy Icon Holo Decoy let her safely hunt for your Egg, even when it is hidden near a Fort or Keep.

2.1.1. How To Play Against Nova

Fish Tank Icon Fish Tank is a key talent in denying much of Nova's damage, to the point where you are actually able to survive her burst, though with very little Health remaining. If you try and pay attention to her presence, it can become possible for you to predict and even avoid Snipe Icon Snipe, with enough practice. As for protecting your Egg from her, you may have to set it further back than you usually would; behind the second set of gates, near one of your Keeps, where she is unable to physically go.

2.2. Sonya

Sonya Portrait Sonya's Seismic Slam Icon Seismic Slam lets her deal a tremendous amount of unavoidable melee damage, and her Health pool does not allow you to actually burst her down. Smart players may wait for you to use your Safety Bubble Icon Safety Bubble before trying to use Ancient Spear Icon Ancient Spear.

2.2.1. How To Play Against Sonya

There is rather little that you can do against her. If you find yourself facing her in lane, you can wait until she uses Whirlwind Icon Whirlwind before using your Pufferfish Icon Pufferfish so that she may not destroy it in time. By combo'ing Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab with your allies, you may be able to take her down quickly — if she has not picked up Spell Shield Icon Spell Shield. If she has, you will have to first use up its effect with a quick cast of Slime Icon Slime. This is a very hard match up, but fortunately, Sonya is not currently a popular pick.

2.3. Uther

Uther Portrait Uther has some of the strongest instant defensive tools to directly counter any attempts that you may make at achieving an Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab combo. Cleanse Icon Cleanse and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield both completely prevent you from using your only relevant team fighting tool. To add to this, he is on the resilient side of Support Heroes, making him difficult to kill even if you do manage to single him out.

2.3.1. How To Play Against Uther

Picking Murky against Uther is never recommended. However, there are still a few things you can do to play around his abilities. Typically, good Uther players will conserve their Cleanse Icon Cleanse and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield cooldowns nearly-exclusively for Octo-Grab Icon Octo-Grab; this fact in itself should allow your allies to be more effective. Trying to combo Uther himself — as he can not use abilities while stunned — may also be a good idea, granted that, once again, your allies are in tune with your plan. In general, try and keep track of his ability usage, and be an opportunist.

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