High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan,|
King of the Frostborn,
|Class||Mountain king, Warrior|
|Affiliation(s)||Alliance, Ironforge, Council of Three Hammers, Bronzebeard clan, Explorers' Guild, Frostborn|
|Former affiliation(s)||Alliance of Lordaeron, Dwarven Expedition (Dwarven Scouts)|
|Occupation||High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan, Bronzebeard representative of the Council, Member of the Explorers' League, Prospector, Captain|
|Former occupation(s)||King of the Frostborn (as Yorg Stormheart), Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lordaeron|
|Relative(s)||Elder Bronzebeard, Aegrim, Madoran (ancestors), Magni, Brann (brothers), Moira (niece), Eimear (sister-in-law), Dagran Thaurissan II (great-nephew)|
Muradin Bronzebeard is the High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan and the younger brother of the dwarven King Magni Bronzebeard and the older brother of the renowned explorer Brann Bronzebeard. He was a hero of the Alliance from the Second War and later served as ambassador to Lordaeron, where he befriended the young prince Arthas Menethil and trained him in combat. Muradin was believed to have perished in Northrend when Arthas claimed the runeblade Frostmourne.
However, during the War against the Lich King, it was revealed that Muradin survived this brush with death, and wandered the wastes of Northrend with no memory of his identity. He was eventually found by the Frostborn and made leader of their clan under the name Yorg Stormheart. Rediscovered by his brothers years later, Muradin rejoined the Alliance and commanded its forces during the siege of Icecrown Citadel.
Following the petrification of his elder brother Magni during the Shattering, Muradin returned to Ironforge to lead his clan in the Council of Three Hammers. He is a supporter of the dwarven clans moving forward from the past and building a new future together, although he remains cautious of his niece Moira and her ability to control her own people.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Second War and aftermath
- 1.2 Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- 1.3 Wrath of the Lich King
- 1.4 Icecrown Citadel
- 1.5 Elemental Unrest
- 1.6 The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- 1.7 Fire and Iron
- 1.8 Cataclysm era
- 1.9 Mists of Pandaria
- 1.10 Warlords of Draenor
- 1.11 Fault Lines
- 1.12 Legion
- 1.13 Before the Storm
- 1.14 Battle for Azeroth
- 2 Locations
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Quests
- 5 In the RPG
- 6 Memorable quotes
- 7 In Heroes of the Storm
- 8 Notes and trivia
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Videos
- 11 Patches and hotfixes
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Second War and aftermath
During the Second War, Muradin served as the official liaison between Lordaeron and Khaz Modan, defended his homeland during the Siege of Ironforge, and accompanied the Alliance armies shortly before the battles at Blackrock Spire and the Dark Portal. During that time period, he grew close to the royal family, and befriended the young Prince Arthas.
During the time that Muradin trained Arthas, he was also serving as the dwarven ambassador for Lordaeron. The city was so big that he got lost every time, it was during this confusion that Muradin discovered Arthas hitting an ancient piece of armor. In Lordaeron he discussed what was to happen of Alterac and Aiden Perenolde with Terenas Menethil and Thoras Trollbane and called Lord Daval Prestor a friend of his. He also became good friends with the cooks and didn't take too kindly when Krix Wiklish was going to stay at the table after the king asked him to leave, for he did not want to share his pastries. Muradin, not liking the idea, reminded him of the king's order and the goblin left.
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
As Arthas grew up, Muradin took it upon himself to teach the lad all he knew about fighting with blades and the two became close companions on many adventures.
Muradin was also one of the founding members of the dwarven Explorers' League, which was dedicated to exploration and archaeology across the world. In his travels, Muradin visited Northrend and became fascinated with the desolate continent. He returned to it often, observing its ferocious natives and sketching its ruined architecture. It was during one expedition to Northrend in search of the runeblade Frostmourne that Muradin met Arthas for the final time. In his obsession to destroy the dreadlord Mal'Ganis, Arthas had Muradin led him to Frostmourne, betraying his own men in the process.
The older and wiser Muradin was distressed by the change he saw in the young prince, but Arthas refused to listen to his counsel. Muradin gave a final desperate warning about the cursed blade and was thought to be its first victim when the ice imprisoning it shattered and a jagged shard impaled him. Some accounts claimed Arthas caused Muradin's "death" when claiming the sword (which is true from a certain point of view, as Arthas caused the explosion), though Arthas did make a final attempt to heal Muradin with the Light before he took up Frostmourne.
Wrath of the Lich King
During the war against the Lich King, adventurers of the Alliance can see a flashback of the interaction between Arthas and Muradin prior to Arthas claiming Frostmourne in the Frostmourne Cavern in the Dragonblight. It reveals that Muradin was not slain when the ice encasing Frostmourne shattered, but was merely wounded and knocked unconscious. A short time after Arthas left, Muradin awoke. Confused, hurt, and with total amnesia, he wandered out into the snow.
Muradin was eventually tracked down by a group of Frostborn dwarves, who followed his trail of blood-soaked snow during an extremely harsh blizzard. These Frostborn just happened to be on their way home to Frosthold from a trek across the Dragonblight. Not about to let their new-found cousin freeze to death, they took him along with them, and a short time later they came under attack by a jormungar. After slaying the worm single-handedly and saving the dwarves, they took him in and gave him the name Yorg Stormheart, after a legendary Frostborn warrior. Eventually, Muradin/Yorg became King of the Frostborn and brought his people into the Alliance, which had begun journeying into Northrend to do battle with the Lich King, the blue dragonflight, and the iron dwarves. Despite his people befriending the Alliance and the Explorers' Guild, he expressed concern over involving his people in wars that would result in their deaths.
Muradin is standing near Tirion Fordring inside Icecrown Citadel at Light's Hammer.
After the Gunship Battle, he leads the Alliance to Deathbringer's Rise where they encounter Deathbringer Saurfang. After defeating the Deathbringer, Varok Saurfang will arrive in a small zeppelin to claim his son but will be halted by Muradin, who has no choice but to refuse to let him pass. King Varian intervenes on Saurfang's behalf, remarking that the survivors of the Wrathgate had spoken of how the young orc had died with honor, and allows the father to claim his son's body. Jaina Proudmoore breaks down into tears, expressing pride in her king for this act.
"I've brought in the best gnomes we've got to get those doors open. They're estimatin' that it's gonna take another 28 days before that door comes down!"
When a raid member brings to Muradin (who appears in Light's Hammer, regardless of faction, when someone has the appropriate quest), Muradin speaks fondly of Arthas and wishes he was able to stop him from claiming Frostmourne.
The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
After performing a ritual in Old Ironforge in an attempt to calm the elements, King Magni was petrified. His daughter Moira sought to rule Ironforge, but the intervention of King Varian forced her to rule as part of a council instead which Muradin was invited to be a part of. Yet Muradin was nowhere to be found at the time as gryphons were sent after him but without success.
Fire and Iron
Moira became the Dark Iron representative, Muradin spoke for Clan Bronzebeard, and Kurdran Wildhammer returned from Outland to represent the Wildhammer Clan. Muradin gave Kurdran a jovial welcome, and the two warriors shared many tales over pints of ale and even showed Magni in Old Ironforge. However, their relationship soured due to a disagreement over whether the Hammer of the High King should be reforged as an act of unity. Even after Kurdran learned that the pieces of the hammer were fakes, Muradin felt the symbolism was what mattered and urged Kurdran to go through with it for the good of his clan. When Kurdran opted to publicly destroy the pieces instead (stating that the dwarves should be looking to the future rather than the past), Muradin gladly moved to support him (which forced Moira to do the same). Kurdran then stepped down from the council and gave his seat to Falstad.
Muradin, Moira, and Falstad now act as the leaders of the united dwarven clans, ruling from the High Seat as the Council of Three Hammers. Muradin acts as Clan Bronzebeard's representative to the Council.
After the Twilight's Hammer loyal Dark Iron clan attack the Ironforge Airfield and was repelled, Commander Stonebreaker sends an adventurer to inform the Council of what had happened. Moira calls the report nonsense and accuses Stonebreaker of treason and conspiring against her son's birthright. Muradin opposes Moira's claim to the throne, and vouches for Stonebreaker's loyalty. He then talks down to Moira for failing to control her people, and Falstad suggests that she shouldn't have a place at the table. Moira denies the claim, and she sends the adventurer to arrest the traitor Ambassador Slaghammer.
Mists of Pandaria
One day, King Varian's scouts had discovered that Zandalari trolls threatened the dwarven capital by rallying the Frostmane trolls against them. Surely, the king thought, if he helped them with their troll problem, they would give him more troops for his campaign against the Horde. But what the King did not realize is that the dwarves did not trust one another. When Varian sought the help from the Council of Three Hammers, both Muradin and Falstad declined to offer aid in Ironforge’s defense for they feared that if they left to fight the Frostmane trolls, the Dark Irons would take advantage of their absence to defeat the remaining clan and take over Ironforge. Frustrated, Varian argued that if no one would help, then Ironforge will fall under siege. Only Moira Thaurissan offered aid, stating that the Dark Irons will prove their loyalty to the Council, Ironforge, and the Alliance in the defense of Ironforge. And so Moira and the High King set out in the snow to save the city, leaving the others to think about their actions.
The High King, his champions, and the Dark Iron dwarves worked together to save Ironforge. On their return, the other dwarven leaders were ashamed of their behavior and vowed never again to allow fear or distrust to cloud their judgment. Free to trust one another, all three dwarven leaders pledged their full strength to the Alliance cause.
Warlords of Draenor
When Magni awoke from his petrification, Muradin informed his brother about the Council of Three Hammers, how they had tried everything to bring him back, and that Ironforge had changed much in the king's absence. He then asked how Magni finally got free, to which Magni replied that "she told me it was time". When Magni went to see the city he had once ruled, Falstad began to complain, but Muradin told him "Let him get his head straight". The Council then began to discuss the repercussions of Magni's return, with Muradin arguing that by all the laws under the mountain, the city was Magni's by right, but Magni simply replied that he had not come to reclaim his crown. The former monarch then uttered a grave warning about the Burning Legion's return and set off to warn the other Alliance leaders, saying that there was not enough time for him to answer all of Muradin's questions.
When an Alliance player reaches Prestige Rank 2, Muradin can be found in Stormwind Keep alongside other notable leaders of the Alliance. During , he is present at the ceremony hosted by King Anduin Wrynn that congratulates the character for their battles against the Horde, following their receiving of the from the King, as well as an artifact appearance.
Before the Storm
As a member of the Council of Three Hammers, Muradin welcomed King Anduin Wrynn who had gifted Ironforge ten wagons of Barley. They celebrated the gift with a feast, but left with Falstad and Velen to let Anduin and Moira speak. Later on, he was one of the Alliance leaders summoned by Magni Bronzebeard for a meeting. Muradin heeded Magni's plea for healers to heal Azeroth and Anduin's discovery of Azerite. Muradin noted that with enough Azerite, one could bring down a whole city.
Battle for Azeroth
Muradin is one of the possible Alliance commanders during the Battle for Stromgarde. Muradin's Ironforge forces consist of a mix of all three dwarven clans of the Council of Three Hammers. In time, the Alliance merged victorious and claimed Stromgarde as their own.
Following the fall of N'Zoth, Muradin was present at Stormwind Embassy meeting where he learned that the armistice ending the Fourth War between the Horde and Alliance was signed. Though unable to trust the Horde for all that they've done, in light of Sylvanas Windrunner's defection, he was open to the idea of peace. However, should the Horde sound the drums of war once more, he vowed the Bronzebeard clan shall put them in their place.
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|Battle for Stromgarde||??||4,312,640|
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- Icecrown Citadel
- Main article: Icecrown Gunship Battle#Own ship
- Avatar - Increases the Physical damage dealt by the caster by 50% and enhances its armor by 50% for 15 seconds.
- Knock Away - Inflicts normal damage plus 30 to nearby enemies and knocks them back.
- Storm Bolt - Throws a hammer at an enemy, inflicting 10924 to 12075 Physical damage and stunning the target for 8 seconds.
- Battle for Stromgarde
- Avatar — Increases all damage dealt by the caster by 50% and maximum health by 50%.
- Haymaker — Caster slams his target, inflicting 104 Physical damage and knocking them back.
- Heroic Leap — Leap through the air and slam down on all enemies within 8 yards of the target area, causing 44 Physical damage and stunning them for 2 sec.
- Reverberating Clap — Inflicts Nature damage to nearby enemies, increasing the time between their attacks and slowing their movement speed for 6 sec.
- A second clap and multiple smaller echoes will occur soon after inflicting 45 Nature damage and knocking back nearby enemies.
- Storm Bolt — Throws a hammer at an enemy, inflicting 22 Physical damage and stunning everyone in a line for 3 sec.
In the RPG
Muradin is a kindhearted dwarf, fond of good ale and good company. He is a steadfast ally and a ferocious enemy. His years abroad have tempered his Ironforge accent, and he carries himself proudly — he represents both the Bronzebeards and all of Khaz Modan. He enjoys a challenge, whether in exploration, game or battle. Muradin relishes a good fight and willingly throws himself against his enemies. A dwarf of many interests, he appreciates foremost ancient architecture, new lands, strange creatures, and the mysterious titans. Muradin possesses high morals and ethics, is very friendly and is always helping those in need and smashing evil whenever he finds it.
Muradin begins a battle by activating his stoneskin ability and grabbing his long rifle, blasting away at the most powerful opponent he can see. When the enemy closes to within range of his hammer, he attempts to stun opponents with his Storm Bolt feat before charging into melee, activating his stone flesh ability at the same time. Against a single opponent, or when fighting alongside powerful allies, he uses his Bash feat to keep foes out of the action. Other skills in Heroes of the Storm include agile leaps and a super-charged punch that can send a target flying.
- For unit quotes, see Quotes of Warcraft III/Human Alliance#Muradin Bronzebeard.
- Muradin Bronzebeard: Bloody hell! You're not undead! You're all alive!
- Arthas: Muradin? Muradin Bronzebeard, is that you?
- Arthas: It's me, old friend. It's been a long time.
- Muradin Bronzebeard: Damn, boy. I never imagined that you'd be the one to come to our rescue!
- Arthas: All right, Muradin. What were you doing up here, anyway?
- Muradin Bronzebeard: Well, lad, there's an ancient way gate that lies somewhere in this glacier wasteland. Supposedly, it transports you to a hidden vault where a runeblade named Frostmourne is held.
- Muradin Bronzebeard: We came here to recover Frostmourne, but the closer we came to finding the way gate, the more undead we encountered.
- Arthas: Behold, Muradin, our salvation, Frostmourne.
- Murdadin steps close to the altar and kneels to read...
- Muradin Bronzebeard: Hold, lad. There's an inscription on the dais. It's a warning. It says, "Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit." Oh, I should've known. The blade is cursed! Let's get the hell out of here!
- Arthas: I would gladly bear any curse to save my homeland.
- Muradin Bronzebeard: Leave it be, Arthas. Forget this business and lead your men home.
- Arthas: Damn the men! Nothing shall prevent me from having my revenge, old friend. Not even you.
World of Warcraft
Wrath of the Lich King
- Main article: The Truth Shall Set Us Free#Notes
- Main article: Frostmourne Cavern (quest)#Notes
- Main article: The Brothers Bronzebeard#Notes
- Main article: Light's Hammer#Quotes
- Main article: Icecrown Gunship Battle#Quotes
- Main article: Deathbringer Saurfang#Quotes
- Main article: Muradin's Lament#Notes
- Welcome to our home beneath the mountain.
- What brings you to Ironforge, friend?
- How can the Council of Three Hammers assist ye?
- Muradin, of Clan Bronzebeard, at your service!
- FOR KHAZ MODAN!!!
- The wrath of the Bronzebeards is upon ya!!!!
- Killing a player
- That'll learn ye!
- Get back up! I DARE YE!
- It'll take more than...that...ta...ugh...
Warlords of Draenor
- Commander, it's nice ta see ya!
- Main article: Legion Invasion#Stages
- Death knights wielding Blades of the Fallen Prince
- What is this blasphemy, <name>? How dare you reforge that cursed blade, the very sword that damned Lordaeron and it's prince? I warned Arthas not to touch Frostmourne, and now I'm warning you: cast those things into the sea before they damn us all.
Battle for Azeroth
- Ironforge is here to do its part.
- The Three Hammers stand as one.
- Have ye come to aid the Alliance?
- Got me hammer, got me axe. Let's get ta work.
- Forge be with ye, friend.
- What the? Someone just called me candy cane, and asked me if they could have a lollipop!
- Guess ye can say I've got middle child syndrome. But when one brother's made of diamond, and the other's are famous explorer, it can be hard to find ye reach.
- Roll ye eyes if you must, but I'm sayin' it anyway... IT'S HAMMER TIME!
- May ye hammer strike true.
- May ye path bring ye glory.
- Ironforge will win the day.
- Clan Bronzebeard thanks ye, champion.
- We never give up the fight.
Stormwind Embassy gossip
Peace with the Horde?
I'd be lyin' if I told ye that I trust 'em after all they've done...
But who knows? Maybe with the Banshee Queen gone, they'll finally be able tae live peacefully. An' if they do go back tae their old ways, the Bronzebeard Clan, will be here to put 'em in their place!
Heroes of the Storm trailer
- "We Bronzebeards are known across the whole of Azeroth. Me eldest brother Magni was King of Ironforge, wise and fair a ruler as ever been. And Brann, well, he's a renowned explorer, always finding secrets, bein' written about in Explorers' League Geographic. With brothers like that, I'd feel a wee bit overshadowed... if I didn't kick so much arse! Alright, lads, line up! It's hammer time!
Muradin looks at a portrait of Magni in his Heroes of the Storm trailer.
Muradin looks at a portrait of Brann in his Heroes of the Storm trailer.
The Three Bronzebeards in his Heroes of the Storm trailer.
Muradin close-up in his Heroes of the Storm trailer.
In Heroes of the Storm
Notes and trivia
- The Feast of Winter Veil holiday was introduced to the Lordaeronians at large by Muradin.
- Lorewise, there is a statue of Muradin in the center of Westguard Keep.
- During the Third War, Muradin was 221 years old.
- The mace Mithrios and the axe Troggbane once belonged to Muradin.
- During the War Against the Nightmare, Jaina Proudmoore was dreaming about travelling with Arthas to Northrend. There, they found Muradin and his dwarves. Together, they attacked Mal'Ganis and his undead army. As they were battling, Muradin slipped over into a hole. Jaina could have rescued Muradin, but she chose to assist Arthas in killing undead.
- In Icecrown Citadel, Muradin wears a blue version of the warrior tier 10 armor, Ymirjar Lord's Battlegear. This variant is also used by Falric, but it is not available to players.
- The crown Muradin wears in Ironforge has the same model as those worn by Halduron Brightwing and Moira Thaurissan.
- can be fished from the Dalaran Fountain.
- drop from The Prophet Tharon'ja in Drak'Tharon Keep.
- During the PTR of patch 7.3.5, Muradin appeared in the Stormwind Embassy with Magni's old armor. He was replaced by Moira before the patch went live.
- Muradin is voiced by Carlos Larkin, who also voices the other two Bronzebeard brothers. Upon being asked how he distinguishes between the three dwarves, Larkin stated that Muradin's voice tends to be a bit more aggressive than Brann's.
- Muradin's name was likely inspired by Moradin, the god of dwarves in Dungeons & Dragons.
Muradin in Death Knight.
Muradin, Bronzebeard Adventurer, by Jan McConnell (Reign of Fire).
Muradin Bronzebeard, by Alex Horley (Assault on Icecrown Citadel).
Muradin's appearance prior to Warlords of Draenor.
The Muradin action figure.
Muradin on the cover art for Fire and Iron.
- Heroes of the Storm
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Updated for level 120.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Updated for level 110.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Updated for level 100.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Updated for level 90.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added as part of the Council of Three Hammers.
- Hotfix (2009-12-16): "Muradin will no longer gain stacks of Battlefury from totems. Additionally, the duration of Battlefury has also been reduced."
- Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.
- ^ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual
- ^ Skybreaker Protector#Quotes
- ^ World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms, pg. 65
- ^ Muradin, Bronzebeard Adventurer
- ^ Post N'Zoth kill appearance at the Stormwind Embassy, title of High Thane]]
- ^ Frostmourne (WC3 Human)
- ^ a b
- ^ Tides of Darkness, pg. 335 - 336
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 92 - 105
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, chapter 14
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, pg. 50
- ^ World of Warcraft: Game Manual, pg. 173
- ^ a b Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- ^ Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Throne - World of Warcraft
- ^ Second wing of Icecrown Citadel to open in 28 days - WoW Insider
- ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- ^ Fire and Iron
- ^ Quest for Pandaria
- ^ Blood in the Snow
- ^ The Jade Hunters
- ^ War Crimes
- ^ Fault Lines
- ^ Before the Storm
- ^ BlizzCon 2019: Q&A panel
- ^ a b Shadows & Light, pg. 37
- ^ Heroes and Villains
- ^ Nightmares
- ^ Tim Clark 2019-07-18. Hearthstone card reveal: meet Dinotamer Brann. PC Gamer. Retrieved on 2019-08-18.
King of the Frostborn
(as Yorg Stormheart)
(as Regent Lord)
Lord of Ironforge
(as the Bronzebeard clan representative of the Council of Three Hammers and Regent to Dagran Thaurissan II)
High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan
Bronzebeard clan representative of the Council of Three Hammers