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For the Elite Tauren Chieftain singer, see Samuro (singer).
Race Orc
Base unit Blademaster
Hit points 1000
Mana 540
Unit Classified As Ground
Level 10
Normal attack 40-62
Range Melee
Attack type Hero
Defense Type Hero
Armor 9
Hero Parameters
Primary Attribute Agility
Strength Infocard-heroattributes-str 36
Agility Infocard-heroattributes-agi 38
Intelligence Infocard-heroattributes-int 36
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Samuro is the last remaining blademaster to wear the banner of the Burning Blade. He is on a warrior's pilgrimage in search of vengeance and redemption for his fallen clan.[1]


Samuro once lived in a village with his brethren. Unfortunately for him, a bloodthirsty wildkin known as Bloodbeak destroyed his village. With vengeance in mind, Samuro hunted Bloodbeak until he finally met with success. Bloodbeak was slain, and Samuro could pay attention to his newly assigned task of sabotaging a Kul Tiran base camp near the coast.[2]

Samuro was successful in this as well by using stealth to place demolition charges near vital structures of the Kul Tiran base (likely Tiragarde Keep). With his mission accomplished, Rexxar, Rokhan, and Chen Stormstout could continue with a mission of their own, and Samuro was free to continue as he wished.[2]


  • Throm-Ka, brother. I am Samuro. My humble skills are yours. Vol'jin entrusted me with a batch of explosive wards filled with an unstable concoction. If I can place them on some critical structures, I could create enough of a distraction to allow you to sneak across the channel in this boat.[2]
  • He has the same quotes as a normal Blademaster.[2]


  • Samuro is also a random name for Blademasters in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
  • It is possible for the player to control Samuro and kill Dagren the Orcslayer to receive an Orb of Lightning and destroy his altar of kings to receive a Crown of Kings +5 in the mission. However, the quest doesn't require killing any units, but even if Samuro doesn't kill Dagren the paladin may have been later killed by a group of naga.[2]
  • An orc named Samuro appears in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade as the lead singer of the metal band Elite Tauren Chieftain. Samuro's appearance in Heroes of the Storm is confirmed to be the same character as the blademaster from Warcraft III and not the singer, establishing that they are separate characters.[3] The blademaster's in-game quotes and character interactions with Rexxar and Chen in HotS supports this notion, and he also denies any relations with the band E.T.C., even stating that he is not that Samuro.
  • Samuro was originally based on an old image done by Samwise Didier for a Dungeons & Dragons character named "Grumok the Wanderer". Originally "just an orc character with a sword", the character design eventually made its way into Warcraft III as an orc hero, similar to Didier's creation of Chen Stormstout and the pandaren race.[3]
  • Samuro is a playable character in Heroes of the Storm.[1]
    • He is voiced by Samwise Didier.[3]
    • Samuro was the first character ever created for Heroes of the Storm. He was redesigned three or four times until he was finally added to the game in October, 2016.[3]
  • Samuro appears as a legendary minion in the Forged in the Barrens expansion for Hearthstone. His flavor text reads: Artists paint their visions meticulously on canvas. Blademasters paint with, uh, broader strokes.
    • In addition, he appears as a rare Fighter mercenary in the Mercenaries game mode.


Heroes of the Storm