Bronzebeard Representative, Thane of the Bronzebeard|
King of the Frostborn, Ambassador (formerly)
|Character class||Mountain king, Warrior|
|Affiliation(s)||Frostborn, Alliance, Kingdom of Ironforge, Council of Three Hammers, Ironforge, Explorers' Guild, Bronzebeard clan|
|Former affiliation(s)||Alliance of Lordaeron, Dwarven Expedition (Dwarven Scouts)|
|Occupation||High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan and Bronzebeard representative of the Council, King of the Frostborn (as ) (formerly), Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lordaeron (formerly), Prospector|
|Relative(s)||, (ancestors), Magni, Brann (brothers), Moira (niece), (great-nephew)|
- “Magni has the great halls of Ironforge, Brann has the freedom of exploration, and I have the allure of adventure and battle.”
- — Muradin Bronzebeard
Muradin Bronzebeard is the Thane of the Bronzebeard clan and the younger brother of the dwarven King and the older brother of the renowned explorer . He was a hero of the Alliance from the Second War and later served as ambassador to Lordaeron, where he befriended the young prince 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 the incident. He was eventually found by the Frostborn and made leader of their clan under the name . 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
- 2 Locations
- 3 Quests
- 4 In the RPG
- 5 Memorable quotes
- 6 Notes & trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Videos
- 9 Patches and hotfixes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Second War and aftermathThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
During the Second War, Muradin served as 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 armour. In Lordaeron he discussed what was to happen of Alterac and with Terenas Menethil and and called Lord Daval Prestor a friend of his. He also became good friends with the cooks and didn't take too kindly when 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 KingThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
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 , Arthas had Muradin lead 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 KingThis section concerns content exclusive to 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 , 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.
Icecrown CitadelThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
After the Gunship Battle, he leads the Alliance to Deathbringer's Rise where they encounter . After defeating the Deathbringer, 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. breaks down into tears, expressing pride in her king for this act.
Before the Plagueworks wing of the citadel was opened, Muradin made the following remark if Alliance players spoke to him after killing :
"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.
Elemental UnrestThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
The Shattering: Prelude to CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
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 IronThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
Moira became the Dark Iron representative, Muradin spoke for Clan Bronzebeard, and 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.
Cataclysm eraThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
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, 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 .
The three rulers were visited by who was looking for Magni. The Council could not help her and Muradin told Li Li what happened to Magni.
Mists of PandariaThis section concerns content exclusive to 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 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.This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.
Muradin was in favor of combining , and as a team to help rebuild the Jade Serpent statue.
Warlords of DraenorThis section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.
Fault LinesThis section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft comics.
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 repercussion's 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.
LegionThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
Muradin attends the funeral of and cries for his old friend.
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 that congratulates the character for their battles against the Horde, following their receiving of the from the King, as well as an artifact appearance.
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QuestsThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King. This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm. This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.
In the RPGThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.
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.
- For gag 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 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 is 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!
- Muradin backs away.
- 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 takes a few steps toward the altar and turns to Muradin.
- 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: Quest:The Brothers Bronzebeard#Notes
- Main article: Light's Hammer#Quotes
- Main article: Icecrown Gunship Battle#Quotes
- Main article: Deathbringer Saurfang#Quotes
- Main article: Quest:Muradin's Lament
- 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
- Blades of the Fallen Prince
- What is this blasphemy? 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.
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.
Notes & trivia
- During the PTR of 7.3.5, Muradin appeared in Stormwind Embassy with Magni's old armor until he was replaced by Moira.
- Muradin is voiced by Carlos Larkin.
- During the Third War, he was 221 years old.
- The mace Mithrios and the axe Troggbane once belonged to Muradin.
- During the War Against the Nightmare, 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 , but it is not available to players.
- The crown Muradin wears in Ironforge has the same model as those worn by and .
- can be fished from the Dalaran Fountain.
- drop from in Drak'Tharon Keep.
- 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.
- Muradin's name was likely inspired by Moradin, the god of dwarves in Dungeons & Dragons.
- Muradin is a playable character in Heroes of the Storm.
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 artwork from Heroes of the Storm.
- Heroes of the Storm
Patches and hotfixes
- 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
- ^ TCG Reign of Fire/89
- ^ Frostmourne (WC3 Human)
- ^ a b
- ^ Tides of Darkness, 335-6
- ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, 92-105
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, chapter 14
- ^ World of Warcraft manual, pg. 173
- ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 36
- ^ 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
- ^ a b Shadows & Light, 37
- ^ Heroes and Villains
- ^ Nightmares
- ^ Heroes of the Storm Official Game Site
| Preceded by:
King of the Frostborn
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(as Regent Lord)
| Preceded by:
Lord of Ironforge
(as the Bronzebeard clan representative of the Council of Three Hammers and Regent to )
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| Preceded by:
High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan
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| Preceded by:
Bronzebeard clan representative of the Council of Three Hammers
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