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Murloc

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Murlocs are a type of minion.

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[edit] Background

From Wowpedia:

The murloc are a bipedal, amphibious humanoid race residing along coastlines, lakeshores, and riverbeds. Murlocs possess bulbous bodies, large mouths lined with rows of sharp fangs, and slime-coated skin. Individuals range in coloration from turquoise to darkish grey, while their heights vary from 3-1/2 feet to 6 feet. Depending on the variety, murlocs may lean towards a closer resemblance to frogs or to fish; the iconic green murloc, for example, has coloration similar to the Cuban tree frog.

Murlocs tend to dwell in amply-populated coastal settlements, and it is unusual to find individuals wandering too far from their compatriots. Players looking to engage murlocs should be wary of their surroundings; the creatures often lurk out of sight beneath the surface of the water. This tendency, coupled with their large social aggro radius, can often lead to larger pulls.

[edit] Strategy

Due to their reasonably low mana cost, building a deck around murloc cards can give you a very early board advantage by overwhelming your opponent with minions. Early game dominance and setting up your murloc army will be your main objective. Most murloc cards benefit from having other murlocs on the field with them. For example, you could play Murloc Tidecaller and then Murloc Tidehunter in order to turn your Murloc Tidecaller into a 3/2 minion instead of a 1/2. Many other combinations exist as well.

Many classes can lend their unique strengths to the Murloc deck:

Minions and spells that buff or are more useful with more minions on the field synergize well with murloc decks such as Blood Imp, Raid Leader, and Frostwolf Warlord.

[edit] Counters

Spells that target all enemies, such as Arcane Explosion, Fan of Knives or other field-wide damage cards, are strong against Murloc decks due to their low health and swarm nature. Taunt cards are useful against murloc decks because they force the murlocs to attack them before your hero can be targeted, possibly dying in the process.

It is recommended to remove any murloc on the field as soon as possible, especially high priority targets such as Murloc Warleader or Murloc Tidecaller, because of the increasing difficulty in killing murlocs as more and more are put on the field. Be sure not to exhaust your options to early, using a Blizzard or Consecration too early on only a few murlocs may leave you defenseless when they summon out even more. Gauge the situation and see if waiting a turn is the better option.

Priests can effectively counter murlocs by having Northshire Clerics early out and buffing them with Power Word: Shield. After that they can clear weak murlocs using clerics and heal clerics for good card sustain and suffocating murloc player.

Also, Hungry Crab is a direct early-game counter to murlocs. If played early enough, its ability to destroy a murloc when summoned plus the subsequent attack and health buff could be used to halt a murloc deck from snowballing past its initial phases. If you know you will be going up against a murloc deck, adding two Hungry Crabs should make it much easier to deal with.

[edit] Murloc cards

Name Name / Desc Rarity Class Cost Atk HP Description
Murloc Murloc {0None Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png
Murloc Raider Murloc Raider {0Free Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png Mrrraggglhlhghghlgh, mrgaaag blarrghlgaahahl mrgggg glhalhah a bghhll graggmgmg Garrosh mglhlhlh mrghlhlhl!!
Mrrraggglhlhghghlgh, mrgaaag blarrghlgaahahl mrgggg glhalhah a bghhll graggmgmg Garrosh mglhlhlh mrghlhlhl!!
Bluegill Warrior Bluegill Warrior {2Common Any icon.png Any 2 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png Charge He just wants a hug. A sloppy... slimy... hug.
Charge He just wants a hug. A sloppy... slimy... hug.
Grimscale Oracle Grimscale Oracle {2Common Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png ALL other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
ALL other Murlocs have +1 Attack. These are the brainy murlocs. It turns out that doesn’t mean much.
Murloc Scout Murloc Scout {2Common Any icon.png Any 0 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png
Murloc Tidehunter Murloc Tidehunter {2Common Any icon.png Any 2 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 1 Health icon.png Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 Murloc Scout. "Death will rise, from the tides!"
Coldlight Oracle Coldlight Oracle {3Rare Any icon.png Any 3 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 2 Health icon.png Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards. They can see the future. In that future both players draw more cards. Spoooky.
Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards. They can see the future. In that future both players draw more cards. Spoooky.
Coldlight Seer Coldlight Seer {3Rare Any icon.png Any 3 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 3 Health icon.png Battlecry: Give ALL other Murlocs +2 Health. The Coldlight murlocs reside in the darkest pits of the Abyssal Depths. So no, there's no getting away from murlocs.
Battlecry: Give ALL other Murlocs +2 Health. The Coldlight murlocs reside in the darkest pits of the Abyssal Depths. So no, there's no getting away from murlocs.
Murloc Tidecaller Murloc Tidecaller {3Rare Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 2 Health icon.png Whenever a Murloc is summoned, gain +1 Attack. This guy gets crazy strong at family reunions.
Whenever a Murloc is summoned, gain +1 Attack. This guy gets crazy strong at family reunions.
Murloc Warleader Murloc Warleader {4Epic Any icon.png Any 3 Mana icon.png 3 Attack icon.png 3 Health icon.png ALL other Murlocs have +2/+1. Do Murlocs ever get tired of making the same old sound? Nope! Mrglglrglglglglglglgl!
ALL other Murlocs have +2/+1. Do Murlocs ever get tired of making the same old sound? Nope! Mrglglrglglglglglglgl!
Old Murk-Eye Old Murk-Eye {5Legendary Any icon.png Any 4 Mana icon.png 2 Attack icon.png 4 Health icon.png Charge. Has +1 Attack for each other Murloc on the battlefield. He's a legend among murlocs. "Mrghllghghllghg!", they say.
Charge. Has +1 Attack for each other Murloc on the battlefield. He's a legend among murlocs. "Mrghllghghllghg!", they say.


Grimscale Oracle(510).pngMurloc Raider(55).pngMurloc Tidecaller(420).pngBluegill Warrior(289).pngMurloc Tidehunter(357).pngMurloc Scout(486).pngColdlight Oracle(88).pngColdlight Seer(424).pngMurloc Warleader(222).pngOld Murk-Eye(217).pngMurloc(715).png

[edit] Related cards

Name Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
I Am Murloc I Am Murloc {0None Spell Any icon.png Any 4 Mana icon.png Summon three, four, or five 1/1 Murlocs.
Summon three, four, or five 1/1 Murlocs.
Hungry Crab Hungry Crab {4Epic Minion Beast Any icon.png Any 1 Mana icon.png 1 Attack icon.png 2 Health icon.png Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.
Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2. Murloc. It's what's for dinner.


Hungry Crab(660).png I Am Murloc(714).png