- Author: Passion
- Date: January 13, 2024
- Updated: January 13, 2024
- Expansion: WoW Classic
The Black Murloc Egg is a novelty trinket available from Gelihast in Blackfathom Deeps. Using this Trinket will summon a shadowy murloc named M’grrgl for 30 minutes.
As long as this murloc is following you, you will have M’grrgl’s Protection, giving you 5 Shadow Resistance, but more importantly, the buff confirms that M’grrgl likes you. While the Shadow Resistance is something, 5 Shadow Resistance isn’t going to make or break anything, and you are better off using other trinkets such as Avenger’s Void Pearl and Rune of Duty, even as a Tank.
The drop rate for this trinket is very low, making it a rare and difficult to obtain item. The long duration matched with a 10 minute cooldown makes this a fun novelty item, giving you a pseudo-mini pet to show off around capital cities.
M’grrgl will not assist you in combat, opting instead to just hang out around your ankles. He cannot be targeted or interacted with, but will occasionally make some of the usual murloc noises you might expect. Surprisingly, M’grrgl is exclusive with mini pets, meaning that summoning one will despawn M’grrgl, removing the +5 Shadow Resistance from M’grrgl’s Protection.
Interestingly, the flavor text “M’grrgl glgrr r’yleh” is a reference to the Call of Cthulu by author H.P. Lovecraft. R’lyeh is an underwater city that serves as a prison to Cthulu. H.P. Lovecrafts books and the overhauled Blackfathom Deeps share many similar themes of Old Gods, insanity and the void.