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Basic Info
Title Archmage
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Ranged
Release Date December 2, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1420
Health Regen 2.95
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 62
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Jaina Proudmoore, the Archmage, is a ranged assassin hero from the Warcraft universe.[1][2] She is a master spellcaster, trained by the legendary Archmage Antonidas himself. Brilliant, courageous, and wise, it was Jaina who led the survivors of the Scourge of Lordaeron to safety. But don’t mistake her graciousness for weakness, or she will gladly demonstrate to you the folly of picking a fight with a sorceress.

Jaina has multiple area-of-effect damage spells. Slows and freezes her enemies.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

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The accomplished mage Jaina Proudmoore is the onetime ruler of destroyed Theramore, and the current leader of the Kirin Tor.

The daughter of Daelin Proudmoore - the monarch of the coastal kingdom of Kul Tiras and grand admiral of the Alliance during the Second War - Jaina was a brilliant student of the ways of magic from childhood. She first studied under Antonidas, the archmage who led the Kirin Tor, a council of magi living and working in the mystic city of Dalaran. During her early adulthood, Jaina struggled to prevent the spreading of a mysterious plague of undeath that would initiate the Third War and send her longtime friend and romantic interest, Prince Arthas Menethil, down a path of unmitigated darkness. As the war escalated, Jaina gained the trust of Thrall, the warchief of the reformed Horde, and became a key player in uniting the races of Azeroth to work together and stop the Burning Legion.

At the war's end, Jaina governed Theramore Isle, focusing her efforts on improving Horde-Alliance relations. She was an assiduous peacemaker, particularly during the Northrend campaign, when she struggled to defuse tensions between Garrosh Hellscream and Varian Wrynn, and then tried to appeal to the humanity of Prince Arthas after he had truly become the Lich King. Jaina's stance on peace - and her very being - changed when Garrosh Hellscream, who'd become warchief of the Horde in Thrall's absence, obliterated Theramore with a mana bomb. As the new leader of the Kirin Tor, she has both the power and the determination to make Garrosh pay for the blood he's spilled.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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All abilities Chill targets, slowing Movement Speed by 25% and amplifying damage from your abilities by 50%. Lasts 4 seconds.
Frostbolt Icon.png
30 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 351 (167 + 4% per level) damage and Chill the target.
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90 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Bombard an area with 3 waves of ice, dealing 312 (148 + 4% per level) damage each. Damaged enemies are Chilled.
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Cone of Cold
40 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deal 504 (204 + 4% per level) damage and Chill targets.
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Ring of Frost
70 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
After a 1.5 second delay, create a Ring of Frost in an area that deals 680 (323 + 4% per level) damage and roots enemies for 3 seconds. The ring persists for 3 seconds afterward, Chilling any enemies who touch it.
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Summon Water Elemental
75 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks do 171 (82 + 4% per level) damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

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Winter's Reach
Increases the range of Frostbolt by 30%.
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Lingering Chill
Increases the duration of Chill from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
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Deep Chill
Increases the slow of Chill from 25% to 30%.
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Conjurer's Pursuit
❢ Quest: Gathering Regeneration Globes increases your Mana Regeneration by 0.1 per second, up to 2.5 per second.
❢ Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, also increase your maximum Mana by 100.
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Frost Shards
Frostbolt will now pierce the first target to hit an additional target behind them.
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Arcane Intellect
Dealing damage to a Chilled target returns Mana to Jaina. Basic Attacks return 5 Mana and abilities return 20.
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Frost Armor
Enemy Heroes that attack you are Chilled. Additionally, every 10 seconds, gain 50 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic attack, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
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Ice Floes
Doubles the width of Cone of Cold and causes each target hit to reduce its cooldown by 1 seconds, to a maximum of 5 seconds per cast.
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Increases the damage bonus of Frostbite from 50% to 65%.
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Ice Lance
When Frostbolt hits a Chilled target its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds and you regain 10 Mana.
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Ring of Frost
After a 1.5 second delay, create a Ring of Frost in an area that deals 310 damage and roots enemies for 3 seconds. The ring persists for 3 seconds afterward, Chilling any enemies who touch it.
Summon Water Elemental Icon.png
Summon Water Elemental
Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks do 78 damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.
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Storm Front
Increases the cast range of Blizzard by 100%.
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Ice Barrier
When Jaina does increased damage from Frostbite, she is shielded for 25% of the total damage dealt. This Shield lasts 4 seconds.
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Icy Veins
Cooldown: 60 secondsActivate to make your Basic Abilities' cooldowns recharge three times as fast and reduce their Mana cost by 50% for 5 seconds.
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Increases the radius of Blizzard by 30%.
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Northern Exposure
Enemies damaged by Cone of Cold have their Armor lowered by 25 for 2 seconds, increasing the damage they take by 25%.
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Numbing Blast
Cone of Cold also roots Chilled targets for 1 second.
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Cold Snap
The center of the ring also explodes with frost after the first ring expires.
Wintermute Icon.png
Increases the cast range of Water Elemental by 50%, and the Water Elemental will now mimic your Basic Abilities for 50% damage.
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Improved Ice Block
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to place yourself in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for 2.5 seconds. When this effect expires, nearby enemies are Chilled.
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Arcane Power
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to instantly restore 400 Mana and increase Ability Power by 15% for 10 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Archmage
    • Backstory: Once the apprentice of the Archmage Antonidas, Jaina Proudmoore led the survivors of Lordaeron to Kalimdor and founded the city of Theramore. Now, she serves the Alliance as a powerful voice fighting for reason and diplomacy.
    • Price: 4,000g / $6.49 / 6.49
  • Master Master (tier 1 mage set)
    • Backstory: First worn by the great champions who ventured into the Molten Core to defeat Ragnaros, the Arcanist Regalia has become a symbol of mages who have mastered the Arcane.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
  • Epic Winter Veil
    • Backstory: The weather outside is frightful. Although, to be fair, Jaina has been casting Blizzard a LOT out there.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€ (only available during Winter Veil event)
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. Winter Veil Jaina's Blizzard is snowflake-themed, and her Water Elemental is a snowman.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
  • Epic Lunar
    • Backstory: In recent years, all of Azeroth has celebrated the yearly Lunar Festival in honor of their elders. Jaina is no exception. In times when the future is uncertain, it's important to honor the past.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. Frostbolt and Cone of Cold create coins, Blizzard and Ring of Frost are Lunar Festival-themed, and her Water Elemental wears a dragon mask.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jaina was mentioned in Warcraft: Day of the Dragon (2001 novel), and made her first appearance in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002 game).
  • Jaina is voiced by Laura Bailey. In Warcraft III, she was voiced by Carrie Gordon Lowrey.
  • Jaina was one of the heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2014.
  • When it came to including Jaina, the art team looked at her Warcraft III version, then combined elements from her World of Warcraft form.[4][5]
  • One of Jaina's gag quotes is a reference to Raven from the TV show Teen Titans who casts the spell/mantra "Azarath Metrion Zinthos".
  • Jaina's gag quote "Do you believe in magic in young girl's heart? Because you're encased in ice, so you probably should start." is a reference to The Lovin' Spoonful song, Do You Believe in Magic.
  • Jaina's gag quote "I put a spell on you because you're mine." is a reference to the song I Put a Spell on You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
  • Jaina's gag quote "Let's just be clear, these aren't magic tricks, they are illusions, tricks are something you do during Hollow's End for candy" is a reference to a Gob Bluth quote from the TV show Arrested Development.
  • In the game, whenever Jaina kills an enemy Jaina from the opposing team, she will respond "The cold never bothered me anyway." which is taken from the song Let it Go from Disney's Frozen.
    • One of her gag quotes also refers to the movie. "By the way, if you are holding on for a Frozen reference, just let it go... Oh no, what have I done?!"
  • Jaina's level 20 talent, Wintermute, is a reference to the AI Wintermute in William Gibson's book Neuromancer.
  • Jaina's level 16 talent, Snow Crash, is a reference to another science fiction book by Neal Stephenson titled the same as the talent - Snow Crash.
  • Jaina denies rumors that she was interested in Thrall, and mentions that she prefers blue over green - referencing her relationship with Kalecgos, leader of the blue dragonflight.

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