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Muradin Build Guide “It's hammer time!”

Last updated on Jul 16, 2020 at 21:00 by Elitesparkle 27 comments
General Information

Welcome to our guide for Muradin, a Tank in Heroes of the Storm. Within these pages, you will find everything required to understand how best to play this hero, in both different map styles and team compositions.

1.

Muradin's Overview

Muradin is a generalist Tank that excels at disrupting the enemy team. During the laning phase, he can focus on messing up enemy rotations by dismounting and chunking down enemy Heroes with the help of Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss allowing him to easily escape and Second Wind Icon Second Wind denying all damage he received while he farms stack for the Baseline Quest on Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt. During team fights, he can either play defensively—by peeling and/or counter-engaging for his team—or play aggressively—by engaging and/or diving on vulnerable enemy Heroes.

2.

Muradin's Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
X Weaknesses
3.

Muradin's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Basic Attacks Build

Recommended
Level 1 Third Wind Icon
Level 4 Reverberation Icon
Level 7 Give 'em the Axe! Icon
Level 10 Avatar Icon
Level 13 Bronzebeard Rage Icon
Level 16 Stoneform Icon
Level 20 Rewind Icon

Muradin's Basic Attacks Build combines decent survivability with outstanding offensive tools to constantly threaten enemy Heroes at any stage of the game. In particular, Give 'em the Axe! Icon Give 'em the Axe! and Bronzebeard Rage Icon Bronzebeard Rage allows Muradin to single-handedly pressure a target enemy Hero during team fights.

4.

Muradin's Synergies and Counters

V Muradin synergizes with

Being able to follow up on Muradin's Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt with a devastating burst damage combo is what makes Mages (for example Li-Ming) his ideal partners.

Chaining crowd control Abilities one after another is so valuable in this game that having another Hero who can provide this kind of effects from another Role (such as Blaze played as solo laner) in your team will make Muradin a real threat for the enemy team.

X Muradin is countered by

Heroes who can deal percent damage (such as Tychus via Minigun Icon Minigun) can shred Muradin's Health very quickly, especially while in Avatar Icon Avatar.

When played quick enough, crowd control Abilities (for example Face Melt Icon Face Melt by E.T.C.) puts a lot of pressure on him because they can stop Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss, his only form of escape.

5.

Muradin's Maps

Muradin's stronger maps
Battlefield of Eternity Hanamura Temple
Muradin's average maps
Alterac Pass Blackheart's Bay Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Garden of Terror Sky Temple Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry Warhead Junction
Muradin's weaker maps
Braxis Holdout Infernal Shrines Tomb of the Spider Queen

Muradin is good on Maps where he can use his innate resilience and strong rotations to enable plays for his entire team (such as Hanamura Temple) and is bad on Maps where the Objective takes a long period of time (for example Braxis Holdout) because he will eventually run out of Mana, effectively denying his Trait value.

6.

Muradin's Tips and Tricks

7.

Muradin's Role In The Current Meta

Muradin is a well-rounded Tank that can provide vision, engage, and peeling to his team.

Thanks to Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss allowing him to quickly escape when in danger, Muradin can easily scout the enemy side of the battlefield to give his team a vision advantage, but only if the enemy team does not have tools to easily stop Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss during its animation.

During team fights, Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap are decent crowd control tools that can be used to either engage enemy Heroes or peel for allied Heroes.

8.

Changelog

  • 16 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 16 Jul. 2020 (abilities page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 16 Jul. 2020 (talents page): Guide reviewed for the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Jun. 2020 (abilities page): Ability and Strategy fully revised to match new standards.
    • Tips and Tricks modified to add important tips that were missing and to remove obvious ones that were not worth mentioning.
    • Ability Descriptions modified to better explain how to use Abilities effectively.
  • 09 Jun. 2020 (this page): Introduction fully revised to match new standards.
    • Overview rewritten to better describe the Hero.
    • Strengths and Weaknesses modified to give a better idea about the Hero when being played right.
    • Talent Build Cheatsheet updated to reflect the current metagame.
    • Synergies and Counters modified to mention notable Heroes that were missing and to remove misleading Heroes that were listed.
    • Maps modified to focus on the main aspects of the Hero when evaluating a Map.
    • Tips and Tricks modified to list important tips that was missing before and to delete more obvious ones.
  • 09 Jun. 2020 (talents page): Talent Build fully revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 12 Apr. 2020 (talents page): Talent Build partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build and Talent Build Cheatsheet modified to reflect the current metagame.
    • Talent Descriptions modified to better describe when to pick them.
  • 12 Apr. 2020 (this page): Introduction partially revised to match new standards.
    • Talent Build Cheatsheet updated to reflect the current metagame.
    • Role in the Current Meta modified to remove the unnecessary part about the now fixed Experience Globes.
  • 14 Feb. 2020 (talents page): Updated Muradin's talents and added the newly introduced Dwarf Block.
  • 13 Dec. 2019 (this page): Added an entry about the current Anomaly to the guide.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (abilities page): Updated Muradin's abilities in accordance with the new class system.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (talents page): Updated Muradin's talents and builds.
  • 23 May 2019 (talents page): Updated Muradin's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Nov. 2017 (talents page): Updated Heavy Impact's description.
  • 24 Oct. 2017 (talents page): Fixed a small structure inconsistency in the level 10 talent section.
  • 17 Oct. 2017 (talents page): Updated various parts of the page for the Junkrat patch.
  • 17 Oct. 2017 (abilities page): Added "It's Hammer Time!" to Muradin's abilities section.
  • 01 Dec. 2016 (this page): Moved guide to new format.
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