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Murkimus the Gladiator

Pets by Family Humanoid Murlocs Murkimus the Gladiator
Murkimus the Gladiator
Murkimus the Gladiator
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Promotion: Arena Tournament

Murkimus' Little Spear
Murkimus' Little Spear
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 3.0% have it
Neutral Neutral

Idles about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

Player vs. player combat required.
1 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.1.2 | Posted: May 19, 2009

This pet was awarded to players who competed in at least 50 games (3v3 matches) during the Qualification Round of the Arena Tournament (also known as the World of Warcraft Arena Pass).

Murkimus was mailed to all current characters on the qualifying player's account. 200 games were required in 2009.

The first tournament was held in 2009 and the last tournament was in 2013. There has not been an event since then. Blizzard has not made an official announcement regarding the future of the Arena Tournament, so it is unknown if and when this pet will be available again.

We've heard additional reports that an identical Murkimus the Gladiator was given out to the first wave of players who logged on in China after the new Chinese operator, NetEase, took over and reopened the WoW servers.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bashes the enemy, dealing 394 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

A shield surrounds you, blocking the next attack.

2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 394 Humanoid damage.


Deals 197 additional Humanoid damage if you were struck this round.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Leap up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Humanoid damage.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

50% Hit Chance 


Unleashes a vicious swing which deals 985 Humanoid damage.


If the ability misses, the user is stunned for 1 round.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast


Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.


Damage Taken 

50% from Undead abilities

33% from Critter abilities

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Rating: +8   [Report]
This little guy is great, but it would be awesome if two Murkimuses fought each other upon meeting, like REAL little gladiators!
Sep 27, 2009 at 5:48pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-US | Pets: 665 Compare collections | Score: 3344
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From the official FAQ: Players who participate in at least 50 rated Arena Pass games on one character and with the same team will be eligible to receive the Armored Murloc pet for their live characters. Notice it says participate, not win? Yeah, 50 matches. You can do that with your eyes closed.

Jun 19, 2013 at 10:25am | Edits: 0 | Antonidas-EU | Pets: 592 Compare collections | Score: 3531
Site AdminBreanni 
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Looks like Murkimus is back for the 2010 Arena Tournament. I'm assuming they will keep him in rotation for years to come, so I have updated his profile accordingly. At least this gives everyone who missed him last year a chance to get him this year. Happy PvP'ing!
Apr 20, 2010 at 7:56pm | Edits: 0 | Scarlet Crusade-US | Pets: 309 Compare collections | Score: 1427
Site MVPFenril 
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Anyone need a partner for APRIL 2012???

I am looking for a team, so far it is just me (Boomkin). I am doing this for the pet, so if your looking for a title and 49-1 in wins, I guess that I wouldn't be the right person for you.
Apr 5, 2012 at 8:32pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 915 Compare collections | Score: 5436
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I wish this little guy was Bound to Account because I would love to share him with my newer toons. Murkimus was only delivered to toons who were created at the time he was sent out.
Sep 29, 2009 at 12:22pm | Edits: 0 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 858 Compare collections | Score: 4529
Site MVPAbzoluteXero 
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I apologize if this question is answered somewhere else, but I am wondering will this pet be available again in the future?  Is the arena tournament every year?  Really love the murlocs and would love to add this one to the collection.  Thanks for taking the time to read my questions. :)



Jan 21, 2014 at 4:19am | Edits: 0 | Eonar-US | Pets: 935 Compare collections | Score: 5594
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No one I know who participated in the 2013 event has theirs yet. I'm about to enter a GM ticket and see what response I get. I want my Murkimus!


Edit: Was informed by a kindly GM that these pets won't go out for a few weeks yet. Maybe they're waiting for the end of the actual Arena realms rather than just the end of the rated phase...?

Sep 13, 2013 at 3:03pm | Edits: 1 | Lightbringer-EU | Pets: 668 Compare collections | Score: 3504
Top RaterFrantor 
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I participated in the 2012 Arena Pass and completed 51 games:

I have started a thread on the WoW forums & a blue responded!:

The pet was delivered to those who qualified on 7/19/12!
Jun 14, 2012 at 12:18am | Edits: 11 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 914 Compare collections | Score: 5364
Top RaterMagmin 
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What some people don't know is that in the original Warcraft RTS games, Murlocs had Armor, Shields and Weapons like this one, so this pet is part Murloc that looks ready for the Arena, and part throwback to the olden days.
Dec 22, 2009 at 6:16pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 639 Compare collections | Score: 2926
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looking for a team to grind out this pet. Crazypants Horde Resto shammy bloodscalp PVP server USA. Hit me up. supportthetroopss(at)
May 7, 2012 at 8:28pm | Edits: 1 | Bloodscalp-US | Pets: 765 Compare collections | Score: 4377
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So I just logged in this morning and saw that this pet is offered now for signing up for this arena thing. Basically pay 20 dollars and seems that you can get it. I guess its an arena type realm.
May 3, 2012 at 8:50am | Edits: 0 | Suramar-US | Pets: 519 Compare collections | Score: 2275
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also looking for a team for 3s to get the pet this year. Resto/ele shaman.
May 1, 2012 at 1:36am | Edits: 0 | Stormscale-US | Pets: 543 Compare collections | Score: 2827
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Reminder, folks, Blizzard can revoke your rated matches if you throw the fights. Fortunately, you can be terrible at pvp (like me) and still get Murkimus as long as you at least try to fight. Just remember, the pointy end goes in the other guy.
Apr 24, 2012 at 8:08pm | Edits: 0 | Uther-US | Pets: 913 Compare collections | Score: 5444
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Also looking for group...not so good at PVP I just want pet. please let me know if I can join your team! thanks Please pick me I do have a pvp gear score over 11k if that matters...but really I just want pet...please get a hold of me soon as you can as registration is the 24th!
Apr 21, 2012 at 9:45pm | Edits: 2 | Coilfang-US | Pets: 556 Compare collections | Score: 2814
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I received my Murkimus on 21 July 2012 - EU realm, The Sha'tar! Awesome little guy!
Oct 17, 2011 at 9:09am | Edits: 5 | The Sha'tar-EU | Pets: 716 Compare collections | Score: 3703
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Arena 3vs3, initial phase lasts for 8 weeks, 1st 4 weeks are for Pratice, the other 4 weeks are the Qualification Phase, ratings are reseted.

It's on this Qualification Phase, you need to do all 50 matches to be eligible, no matter winning/losing on these last 4 weeks.
Your team will obtain a ranking by playing at least 10 matches per week.

Btw, I'm thinking on join this year, so if anyone wants to make the team for pet on EU, contact me pls.
May 4, 2011 at 2:23pm | Edits: 3 | Aggra (Português)-EU | Pets: 661 Compare collections | Score: 3367
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Some friends and I were planning to join the 2011 Tournament under the assumption that Murkimus will still be available, and I was looking for some concrete info from those who got the pet.

According to his page here, it says "This pet is awarded to players who compete in at least 50 games (3v3 matches) during the Qualification Round of the Arena Tournament."

What does getting into the Qualification Round entail? Do you have to win earlier matches to make it to that round?
Feb 24, 2011 at 2:17pm | Edits: 0 | Mal'Ganis-US | Pets: 617 Compare collections | Score: 2796
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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Has anyone received him yet this year? It gets mailed to all the characters?
Jun 22, 2010 at 8:58pm | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-US | Pets: 917 Compare collections | Score: 5041
Top RaterVegi 
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I agree - it's absolutely fantastic he is not ebay-able. I'm very proud that I managed to obtain this pet - it was hard and rocky way, as my account wasn't available for the tournament. When I managed to deal with the first obstacle, I had hard times to get a group, and finally we played 2v3 ;) with my guild friend Whiskers (*wave*) who dualboxed her boyfriend's char :) We were extremely happy when we completed 200 fights!

It should require 300 played matches tho. But... THIS IS MADNESS! ;)
Sep 28, 2009 at 7:27am | Edits: 0 | The Maelstrom-EU | Pets: 891 Compare collections | Score: 4867
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I got this amazing pet after doing the arena tournament of 2009. It took 200 matches (win or lose) to get him. Unlike his cousin Grunty he has no giant animations. The only two Ive seen are him kind of sneezing and him looking under his shield looking flustered. Maybe they will add another pet for the next arena tournament :). in the 2010 arena tournament.... its only 50 arenas !!!!!!
Sep 27, 2009 at 11:05am | Edits: 8 | Agamaggan-US | Pets: 290 Compare collections | Score: 1200
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Murkimus is the most fearsome of all murloc arena warriors. And for a time, the only one.
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