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Disambig icon.png This article is about the non-charmable animal. For the pet version, see Juvenile Murellow.

Murellows are creatures that appear as a mix of dogs and moles. They are known to be disease-ridden and have a putrid smell to them. Originally from the Depths of Tyria, they were brought to the surface by skritt, some of which tame murellows as pets and guards.


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Living World Season 1[edit]

Path of Fire story[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Mauls Foes
  • Dazes
  • Slash - Melee attack.
  • Diseased Bite - Melee attack that Poisoned.png Poisons for 5 seconds.
  • Screech - Cone AoE that Daze.png Dazes for 1 second and inflicts Vulnerability.png Vulnerability for 8 seconds.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity Creature level
Slab of Red Meat.png Slab of Red Meat Crafting material Fine 1 15-28
Cut of Quality Red Meat.png Cut of Quality Red Meat Crafting material Rare 1 All
Tiny Claw.png Tiny Claw Crafting material Fine 1 15
Sharp Claw.png Sharp Claw Crafting material Fine 1 52
Tiny Fang.png Tiny Fang Crafting material Fine 1 15
Ripped Hide.png Ripped Hide Trophy, Salvage item Basic 1 28
Tattered Hide.png Tattered Hide Salvage item Basic 1 16
Broken Claw.png Broken Claw Trophy Junk 1 15


  • The murellow was named and designed as described in the ArenaNet Blog
    • The blog post is now only available through the Internet Archive, but it read as follows:

Size: 1.5-3m

Range: Alpine caves

Distribution: large family groups to smaller colonies

Prey: hunter/scavenger

The murellow is nobody’s favorite creature, least of all the norn – not only do they threaten livestock and caravans, but they don’t even make good trophies when mounted on the wall. Murellows typically dwell in very deep cave systems, but retain the eyesight that was the mark of their forebears – badger-like beings who lived in large familial groups. Murellows have recently been sighted close to the surface in disturbing numbers, likely the result of destroyers driving them from their original territories.

Murellows are opportunistic pack hunters, but will scavenge on occasion, their habits closest to those of rats or dogs. Though one single murellow may not be as much of a threat (aside from the danger of the many diseases that it carries), a roaming pack is a danger even to trained warriors. Though it typically goes after docile prey, it has a habit of ganging up on unsuspecting creatures… rumors have spoken of caravans attacked in the night, and grown norn falling to their foul poisons. Murellows are aggressive and expansionist as well, and will viciously defend what they have marked as their territory.