Muradin Talents

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 09:55 by Kendric 26 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Talents page for Muradin. Here, we give you an overview of how strong each of Muradin's talents is. Then, we present several viable builds, before analyzing each talent row separately, so that you can make informed decisions.


Muradin's Talent Build

Level Choices
1 Perfect Storm Third Wind Block
4 Sledgehammer ? Reverberation ? Thunder Burn
7 Heavy Impact Give 'em the Axe! Skullcracker
10 Avatar Haymaker ?
13 Healing Static Thunder Strike ? Bronzebeard Rage
16 Dwarf Launch Imposing Presence Stoneform
20 Unstoppable Force Grand Slam Hardened Shield ? Rewind

Muradin's Talent Build Cheatsheet

Level 1 Perfect Storm Icon
Level 4 Thunder Burn Icon
Level 7 Give 'em the Axe! Icon Skullcracker Icon ?
Level 10 Avatar Icon
Level 13 Healing Static Icon
Level 16 Stoneform Icon
Level 20 Rewind Icon Unstoppable Force Icon ?

The Tank 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. At Level 7, Skullcracker Icon Skullcracker can be a great choice against foes that are using channeled abilities and are thus susceptible to getting interrupted by its mini-stun. Unstoppable Force Icon Unstoppable Force at Level 20 can be replaced by Rewind Icon Rewind if you require more precise timing over your crowd control. This can become extremely important if the rest of your team does not have a lot of Stuns, Roots, or Slows.

Bruiser Build

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Level 1 Perfect Storm Icon
Level 4 Thunder Burn Icon
Level 7 Give 'em the Axe! Icon Skullcracker Icon ?
Level 10 Haymaker Icon
Level 13 Bronzebeard Rage Icon Healing Static Icon ?
Level 16 Dwarf Launch Icon Stoneform Icon ?
Level 20 Rewind Icon

The Bruiser Build is a lot more aggressive than the Tank Build. Focusing on damage related talents, such as Haymaker Icon Haymaker at Level 10 and Bronzebeard Rage Icon Bronzebeard Rage at Level 13 provides Muradin with plenty of pressure to wreak havoc in the enemy backline. At Level 16, Stoneform Icon Stoneform can be a solid alternative to Dwarf Launch Icon Dwarf Launch, especially if the enemy team features a lot of burst damage. All in all, it is important to highlight that we usually only advise to consider this build if your team hast at least one additional frontliner.


Level 1 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Perfect Storm
Perfect Storm (Level 1) World of Warcraft Muradin

Quest: Every time Storm Bolt hits a Hero, increase its damage by 5.

Muradin Third Wind
Third Wind (Level 1) World of Warcraft Muradin

Increases Health Restoration rate to 90 (+4% per level) per second, and raises Health threshold to 60% Health for improved 180 (+4% per level) per second Restoration.

Muradin Block
Block (Level 1) World of Warcraft Muradin

Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%.

Stores up to 2 charges.



Perfect Storm Icon Perfect Storm is a great talent thanks to Muradin's "It's Hammer Time!" Baseline Quest, which lowers Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt's cooldown upon completion, allowing Muradin to amplify its damage even more.

Block Icon Block offers a modest increase to your survivability, especially against Heroes who rely on their Basic Attacks. During the early stages of the game, Block makes Muradin an even more durable laner by decreasing the amount of damage he takes from enemy poking. Combined with the great regeneration provided by Second Wind Icon Second Wind, you can see how difficult it is for most Heroes to bully him out of lane. In a late-game situation, Block will, on average, prevent between 100 to 150 damage every 5 seconds, which contributes a lot to Muradin's team fight presence. Nevertheless, we prefer Reverberation Icon Reverberation over Block in most cases, since the latter only focuses on Muradin's own protection, while the former may also benefit your allies.

Third Wind Icon Third Wind can be a great choice if the map Objective requires you to fight for longer periods of time (e.g. Infernal Shrines, Battlefield of Eternity or Sky Temple), since the increased healing allows you to rejoin battle after a while.


Level 4 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Sledgehammer ?
Sledgehammer (Level 4) World of Warcraft Muradin

Stormbolt deals 350% damage to non-Heroic enemies. Hitting a Hero grants an additional stack of his baseline quest.

Muradin Reverberation ?
Reverberation (Level 4) World of Warcraft Muradin

Increases the Attack Speed Slow of Thunder Clap from 25% to 50% and the duration from 2.5 seconds to 3.5 seconds. Each enemy Hero hit reduces your Heroic Ability cooldown by 5%.

Muradin Thunder Burn
Thunder Burn (Level 4) World of Warcraft Muradin

Hitting an enemy Hero with Thunder Clap triggers a second explosion 2 seconds later in the same location that deals 50% damage.



Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn is one of the most rewarding talents in Muradin's talent tree for multiple reasons. Firstly, it does not require you to do anything else than casting Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap and hitting any enemy Hero. Secondly, it synergises extremely well with Healing Static Icon Healing Static at Level 13. By creating an additional Thunder Clap that fully benefits from all the other Thunder Clap related talents, Muradin has the potential of slowing the enemy team's movement and attack speed twice.

Sledgehammer Icon Sledgehammer increases Muradin's burst damage potential against enemy Structures tremendously. However, with Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn being incredibly powerful, we would only recommend Sledgehammer on maps like Battlefield of Eternity to really boost your PvE damage against Objectives like the Immortal.

Reverberation Icon Reverberation can be an incredibly strong talent against Assassins who rely on their attack speed, such as Illidan or Valla. Yet, we find the zoning potential provided by Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn to be superior in most cases.


Level 7 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Heavy Impact
Heavy Impact (Level 7) World of Warcraft Muradin

Enemies hit by Dwarf Toss are Slowed by 80% for 1.25 seconds.

Muradin Give 'em the Axe!
Give 'em the Axe! (Level 7) World of Warcraft Muradin

Attacking a Hero that is Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed increases Muradin's Basic Attack damage by 50% for 3 seconds.

Muradin Skullcracker
Skullcracker (Level 7) World of Warcraft Muradin

Every 3rd Basic Attack against the same enemy deals 90% bonus damage and Stuns them for 0.25 seconds.



Give 'em the Axe! Icon Give 'em the Axe! synergises very well with two of Muradin's Basic Abilities, namely Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap, and increases Muradin's single target damage by a large margin.

Skullcracker Icon Skullcracker causes every third Basic Attack to hit harder and also mini-stun an enemy target. This is very useful against certain Heroes who rely heavily on channeling some of their abilities (like Chen and his Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew trait, for instance).

Heavy Impact Icon Heavy Impact provides Muradin with an additional way to slow enemy Heroes, however, we consider the existing crowd control of Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap to be sufficient enough.


Level 10 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Avatar
Avatar (Level 10) World of Warcraft Muradin
  • Mana: 80
  • Cooldown: 90 seconds

Transform for 20 seconds, gaining 1053 Health.

Muradin Haymaker ?
Haymaker (Level 10) World of Warcraft Muradin
  • Mana: 60
  • Cooldown: 40 seconds

Stun target enemy Hero, and wind up a punch dealing 319 (+4% per level) damage and knocking the target back, hitting enemies in the way for 319 (+4% per level) damage and knocking them aside.



Avatar Icon Avatar allows Muradin to become a stalwart frontliner that draws a lot of attention to himself. The ability to withstand a lot of damage while in Avatar form allows his teammates to position themselves more freely in order to unleash their full damage potential on the opposing team members. Avatar is known for single-handedly altering the way that your enemies are going to play during a team fight. Less experienced adversaries will continue to focus on Muradin, while more skilled opponents will try to either ignore or run away from him as long as Avatar remains active. This conflict in behaviour can cause a lot of chaos and distraction within the enemy ranks, which is another reason why we usually recommend picking this Heroic Ability over Haymaker Icon Haymaker.

Haymaker Icon Haymaker is a Heroic Ability whose flashy looks and high damage output unfortunately cannot compete with the extra amount of tankiness its Avatar Icon Avatar counterpart provides to Muradin. Besides, Haymaker forces Muradin to play very recklessly, notably by using Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss in order to position himself behind his target in order to knock it into the vicinity of his teammates. Skilled Assassin and Specialist players, however, can easily adjust their own playstyle by simply keeping a healthy distance from Muradin. All in all, we consider Haymaker a fun tool to play with during Quick Matches, but we do not rate it powerful enough to play an important role in most competitive Hero League and Team League games.


Level 13 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Healing Static
Healing Static (Level 13) World of Warcraft Muradin

Muradin heals for 5% of his maximum Health for each Hero hit by Thunder Clap.

Muradin Thunder Strike ?
Thunder Strike (Level 13) World of Warcraft Muradin

Thunder Clap deals 300% damage if only one target is hit.

Passive: Increase the duration of Dwarf Toss's Armor by 2 seconds.

Muradin Bronzebeard Rage
Bronzebeard Rage (Level 13) World of Warcraft Muradin

Deal 20 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies and heal for 75% of the damage dealt this way. Basic Attacks against a Hero that is Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed increase this damage by 100% for 3 seconds.



Healing Static Icon Healing Static provides very decent self-healing to Muradin, especially if he is surrounded by multiple enemy Heroes. Keep in mind that Healing Static does synergise well with Thunder Burn Icon Thunder Burn, since the second instance of Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap also triggers the healing effect. Generally speaking, if the enemy team composition features 3 or more melee Heroes, who are likely going to be in Thunder Clap's range, Healing Static becomes a very rewarding choice.

Bronzebeard Rage Icon Bronzebeard Rage is a solid talent that provides Muradin with additional AoE damage and self-healing. We usually only recommend this talent on push-heavy maps like Braxis Holdout or Tomb of the Spider Queen and/or if you have reliable crowd control abilities from other Heroes like Arthas or Jaina.

Thunder Strike Icon Thunder Strike causes Muradin to become a dangerous duelist, whose unexpected burst damage can catch unprepared and isolated enemies off guard. The additional Armor duration is a nice extra to have.


Level 16 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Dwarf Launch
Dwarf Launch (Level 16) World of Warcraft Muradin

Increase the range of Dwarf Toss by 40%. Hitting an enemy Hero with Dwarf Toss reduces its cooldown by 3 seconds.

Muradin Imposing Presence
Imposing Presence (Level 16) World of Warcraft Muradin
  • Cooldown: 20 seconds

Activate to reduce the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons for 2.5 seconds.

Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack your Hero have their Attack Speed Slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.

Muradin Stoneform
Stoneform (Level 16) World of Warcraft Muradin

Activate to heal Muradin for 30% of his maximum Health over 10 seconds. Second Wind is disabled during this time.



Stoneform Icon Stoneform's powerful health regeneration effect allows Muradin to survive most team fights and is an essential talent choice if you are the only Warrior in your team composition. It is of utmost importance to track Stoneform's rather long cooldown of 60 seconds, as you want to make sure to have it available before engaging the enemy team. Ideally, you want to use Stoneform while Muradin is in his Avatar Icon Avatar form in order to regenerate a larger amount of health per second.

Dwarf Launch Icon Dwarf Launch's cooldown reduction provides him with a useful amount of extra mobility and crowd control, especially if Heavy Impact Icon Heavy Impact was picked at Level 7.

Imposing Presence Icon Imposing Presence offers a nice amount of Attack Speed slow. Yet, with Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap already fulfilling the same purpose, Imposing Presence is usually not needed on Muradin.


Level 20 Talents for Muradin

Muradin Unstoppable Force
Unstoppable Force (Level 20) World of Warcraft Muradin

While active, Avatar grants 20 Armor and causes Muradin's Basic Attacks to reduce the cooldowns of Thunder Clap and Dwarf Toss by 0.75 seconds.

Muradin Grand Slam
Grand Slam (Level 20) World of Warcraft Muradin

Haymaker gains a 2nd charge and its damage is increased by 25%. If a Hero dies within 3 seconds of being hit by Haymaker, instantly gain 1 charge.

Muradin Hardened Shield ?
Hardened Shield (Level 20) World of Warcraft Muradin
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds, taking 75% less damage.

Muradin Rewind
Rewind (Level 20) World of Warcraft Muradin
  • Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.



Unstoppable Force Icon Unstoppable Force's bonus Armor boosts Muradin's survivability significantly, while the cooldown reduction per Basic Attack against enemy Heroes can greatly empower other defensive talents like Healing Static Icon Healing Static or Dwarf Launch Icon Dwarf Launch. All things considered, Unstoppable Force is a very safe choice and, similarly to Rewind Icon Rewind, offers plenty of value for mechanically experienced players.

Rewind Icon Rewind is a very efficient talent on Heroes who rely on their crowd control abilities. Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap fall into that category, which is the main reason why Rewind works wonders on Muradin. Besides, being able to refresh the cooldown of Dwarf Toss Icon Dwarf Toss allows Muradin to either quickly initiate fights, or to escape sticky situations. All things considered, we think that Rewind is one of the most useful talents, especially to more experienced Muradin players who are capable of effectively stringing their crowd control abilities together.

Hardened Shield Icon Hardened Shield is Muradin's talent of choice when it comes to surviving team fights during the later stages of the game, especially when facing several burst heavy Heroes like Jaina or Kael'thas. We suggest you activate Hardened Shield as soon as you notice that you have drawn the enemies' attention. As a rule of thumb, we would like to mention that it is often better to use this talent early during a team fight, rather than withholding it for too long.

Grand Slam Icon Grand Slam requires you to pick Haymaker Icon Haymaker at Level 10, which is something we do not recommend in the majority of competitive games. Even if you decided to go for Haymaker in a Quick Match environment, we still suggest going for Rewind Icon Rewind instead of Grand Slam. A cooldown reset on your Basic Abilities simply provides you with more overall team fight presence and damage than the ability to cast an additional charge of Haymaker.



  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated Muradin's talents and builds.
  • 23 May 2019: Updated Muradin's talents and builds in accordance with the latest Balance Update.
  • 09 Nov. 2017: Updated Heavy Impact's description.
  • 24 Oct. 2017: Fixed a small structure inconsistency in the level 10 talent section.
  • 17 Oct. 2017: Updated various parts of the page for the Junkrat patch.
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