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Jaina
Jaina

"I'm here to help!"

Basic Info
Title Archmage
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Release Date December 2, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1365
Health Regen 2.8437
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 60
Data Page

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 is a frost mage who can slow the entire enemy team.

Background[edit | edit source]

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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 changed when Garrosh Hellscream, who'd become warchief of the Horde in Thrall's absence, obliterated Theramore with a mana bomb.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Jaina is combo-oriented mage with outstanding Area of Effect crowd control and burst damage potential. Befitting her Frost Mage theme, her trait Frostbite passively causes Jaina's Abilities to also affect their targets with Chill, Slowing them and causing any Ability that hits an enemy already afflicted by Chill to deal increased damage. Chill affects all entities in the game for the purpose of inflicting bonus damage, including Structures. Her reliance on skillshots and delayed Abilities, and relative fragility, however, make her one of the hardest Heroes to play, let alone master.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Outstanding burst damage
  • All Abilities apply a strong Slowing effect on hit
  • Excellent waveclear

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Very fragile, especially to melee Assassins
  • Long Cooldowns that must be managed with care
  • Limited mobility

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Frostbite Icon.png
Frostbite
Jaina's abilities Chill targets, slowing them by 25% and amplifying damage taken from her abilities by 50%. Lasts 4 seconds.
❢ Quest: Deal 15,000 damage to Chilled enemy Heroes.
❢ Reward: Unlock the Improved Ice Block ability. Activate to place Jaina in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for 2.5 seconds. When this effect expires, nearby enemies are Chilled. 40 second cooldown.

  • Chill is applied after damage is dealt.
Frostbolt Icon.png
Q
Frostbolt
30 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 190 (+4% per level) damage and Chill the target.

  • Deals 285 damage against Chilled targets.
Blizzard Icon.png
W
Blizzard
90 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Bombard an area with 3 waves of ice, dealing 142 (+4% per level) damage each. Damaged enemies are Chilled.

  • Deals total of 568 damage to non-Chilled targets and 639 damage total to targets that are already Chilled.
Cone of Cold Icon.png
E
Cone of Cold
40 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deal 230 (+4% per level) damage and Chill targets.

  • Deals 345 damage against Chilled targets.
Ring of Frost Icon.png
R
Ring of Frost
70 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
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.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point Target / AoE
    Clamped: No
    Cast range: 9.9
    Inner Radius: 2.6
    Outer Radius: 4.5
    Impact delay: 1.5 seconds
  • Enemies within the inner radius are not affected in any way.
Summon Water Elemental Icon.png
R
Summon Water Elemental
60 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks deal 62 damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. The Ability can be reactivated to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.

    Type: Summon
    Targeting: Point Target
    Clamped: No
    Cast range: 8.75
Water Elemental
    Summon Type: Mobile
    Health: 958
    Health scaling: 4.00%
    Basic Attack damage: 78
    Damage scaling: 4.00%
    Attack Speed: 1.00
    Attack Range: 5.5
    Movement speed: 5.20 / second
    Sight radius: 7
    Basic attack splash radius: 2

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Winter's Reach Icon.png
Winter's Reach
Increases the range of Frostbolt by 30%.
Lingering Chill Icon.png
Lingering Chill
Increases the duration of Chill from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
Conjurer's Pursuit Icon.png
Fingers of Frost
❢ Quest: Gather Regeneration Globes to increase Jaina's Mana Regeneration by 0.1 per second, up to 2 per second.
❢ Reward: After gathering 20 Globes, the damage bonus from Frostbite is increased by 10%.
4
Frost Shards Icon.png
Frost Shards
Frostbolt will now pierce the first target to hit an additional target behind them.
Arcane Intellect Icon.png
Arcane Intellect
Dealing damage to a Chilled target returns Mana to Jaina. Basic Attacks return 5 Mana and Abilities return 20.
Frost Armor Icon.png
Frost Armor
Enemies that attack Jaina are Chilled. Additionally, every 10 seconds, Jaina gains 50 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic attack, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
7
Ice Floes Icon.png
Ice Floes
Increase the width of Cone of Cold by 100%, and cause each chilled Hero hit to reduce its cooldown by 2.5 seconds, up to a maximum of 5 seconds per cast.
Ice Lance Icon.png
Ice Lance
Hitting a Chilled target with Frostbolt reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds and restores 10 Mana.
Icefury Wand Icon.png
Icefury Wand
Basic Attacks against Chilled Heroes deal 75% more damage and lower the cooldown of Blizzard by 1 second.
10
Ring of Frost Icon.png
Ring of Frost
Cooldown: 80 seconds
fter 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
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks deak 62 damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. The Ability can be reactivated to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.
13
Storm Front Icon.png
Storm Front
Increases the cast range of Blizzard by 100%.
Ice Barrier Icon.png
Ice Barrier
Gain a Shield for 25% of Ability damage dealt to Chilled targets. This Shield lasts 4 seconds.

  • This includes all damage dealt by Water Elemental.
  • Shields gained stack indefinitely and every instance refreshes the duration.
Icy Veins Icon.png
Icy Veins
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Active: Activate to make Jaina's Basic Abilities' cooldowns recharge 300% faster and reduce their Mana cost by 50% for 5 seconds.
16
Snowstorm Icon.png
Snowstorm
Increases the radius of Blizzard by 30%.
Northern Exposure Icon.png
Northern Exposure
Enemies damaged by Cone of Cold have their Armor lowered by 25 for 2 seconds, increasing the damage they take by 25%.
Numbing Blast Icon.png
Numbing Blast
Cone of Cold also roots Chilled targets for 1 second.
20
Cold Snap Icon.png
Cold Snap
The center area of Ring of Frost deals 310 damage and Roots enemies after the outer ring expires. Each enemy Hero hit reduces its cooldown by 10 seconds.

  • Center of the ring explodes 0.5 seconds after the outer ring expires.
Wintermute Icon.png
Wintermute
Increases the cast range of Water Elemental by 50%, and the Water Elemental will now mimic Jaina's Basic Abilities for 50% damage.

  • Abilities used by Water Elemental benefit from all of Jaina's Talents except Arcane Intellect.
  • Frostbolt and Cone of Cold mimiced by Water Elemental are cast after Jaina finishes cast animation.
  • Blizzard mimiced by Water Elemental is cast after all 3 waves of Jaina's Blizzard have fallen. Elemental casts Blizzard to the exact same area as Jaina regardless of distance.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Ice Blink
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport a short distance and Chill all nearby enemies.
Deep Chill Icon.png
Deep Chill
Frostbite's Chill can now stack a second time, slowing targets up to 40%.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Jaina Skins
 
Rare Jaina
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.
Jaina Archmage.jpg
500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Archmage
Jaina Azure.jpg
Free
Azure
Jaina Verdant.jpg
Free
Verdant
Jaina Saffron.jpg
Shard.png 100
Saffron
Rare Arcanist (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.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
Jaina Arcanist.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Arcanist Midnight.jpg
Shard.png 100
Midnight
Jaina Arcanist Scarlet.jpg
Shard.png 100
Scarlet
Legendary Dreadlord
Backstory: Even Arthas could not defeat the heroes of the Nexus alone. Kel'Thuzad would need to break their ranks, make them question who can they trust... but how long can he trust a Dreadlord?
Features: Replaced voice-over, themed animations, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Jaina Dreadlord.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Jaina Dreadlord Blighted.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Blighted
Jaina Dreadlord Unholy.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Unholy
Jaina Dreadlord Abyssal.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Abyssal
Jaina Dreadlord Saronite.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Saronite
Rare Tempest Regalia (tier 6 mage set)
Backstory: The Tempest Regalia's origins have been lost to time, but rumor has it Tydormu of the Bronze Dragonflight may impart its secrets... for the right price.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
Jaina Tempest Regalia.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Tempest Regalia Maroon.jpg
Shard.png 100
Maroon
Jaina Tempest Regalia Nightborne.jpg
Shard.png 100
Nightborne
Rare Theramore
Backstory: The destruction of Theramore shook Jaina to her core. Garrosh and his horde had enough opportunities for peace. She would never be so naive again
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft Post-change skins.
Jaina Theramore.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Theramore Emerald.jpg
Shard.png 100
Emerald
Jaina Theramore Ruby.jpg
Shard.png 100
Ruby
Jaina Theramore Midnight.jpg
Shard.png 100
Midnight
Jaina Theramore Citrine.jpg
Shard.png 100
Citrine
Jaina Theramore Sorceress.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sorceress
Jaina Event Skins
 
Epic Lunar Lunar Festival
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.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Jaina Lunar.jpg
Shard.png 400
Jaina Lunar Eclipse.jpg
Shard.png 400
Eclipse
Jaina Lunar Photon.jpg
Shard.png 400
Photon
Jaina Lunar Jade.jpg
Shard.png 400
Jade
Epic Winter Veil Winter Veil
Backstory: The weather outside is frightful. Although, to be fair, Jaina has been casting Blizzard a LOT out there.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Jaina Winter Veil.jpg
Shard.png 400
Jaina Winter Veil Aurora.jpg
Shard.png 400
Aurora
Jaina Winter Veil Noir.jpg
Shard.png 400
Noir

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Jaina Portraits
 
Archmage Jaina Portrait.png
Archmage Jaina
Shard.png 40
Carbot Jaina Portrait.png
Carbot Jaina
Shard.png 100
Devious Dreadlord Jaina Portrait.png
Devious Dreadlord Jaina
Shard.png 40
Dreadlord Jaina Portrait.png
Dreadlord Jaina
Shard.png 40
Good Witch Jaina Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Good Witch Jaina
Shard.png 60
Grand Admiral Jaina Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Grand Admiral Jaina
Shard.png 60
Hearthstone Jaina Portrait.png
Hearthstone Jaina
Shard.png 40

Illustrated Dreadlord Jaina Portrait.png
Illustrated Dreadlord Jaina
Shard.png 40
Jaina Hero Portrait.png
Jaina Hero
Jaina Mastery Portrait.png
Jaina Mastery
Lil' Lunar Jaina Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Jaina
Shard.png 60
Nostalgic Winter Veil Jaina Portrait.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Winter Veil Jaina
Shard.png 60
Pachimari Jaina Portrait.png
Pachimari Jaina
Shard.png 40
Toon Dreadlord Jaina Portrait.png
Toon Dreadlord Jaina
Shard.png 40
Toon Lunar Jaina Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Jaina
Shard.png 60
Toon Winter Veil Jaina Portrait.png
Winter Veil Toon Winter Veil Jaina
Shard.png 60

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Jaina Sprays
 
Carbot Jaina Spray.png
Carbot Jaina
Shard.png 100
Cartoon Jaina Spray.png
Cartoon Jaina
Shard.png 40
Feast-ival Jaina Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Jaina
Shard.png 150
Lunar Jaina Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Jaina Lantern
Shard.png 150
Nostalgic Winter Veil Jaina Spray.png
Winter Veil Nostalgic Winter Veil Jaina
Shard.png 40
Pachimari Jaina Spray.png
Pachimari Jaina
Shard.png 40
R.I.P. Jaina Spray.png
Fall of King's Crest R.I.P. Jaina
Shard.png 60

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Jaina Pack 1 Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Happy.png Jaina Pack 2 Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Happy.png Jaina Happy  :jainahappy:
:jaihappy:
Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Angry.png Jaina Angry  :jainaangry:
:jaiangry:
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina ROFL.png Jaina ROFL  :jainalol:
:jainarofl:
:jailol:
:jairofl:
Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Cool.png Jaina Cool  :jainacool:
:jaicool:
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Sad.png Jaina Sad  :jainasad:
:jaisad:
Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Oops.png Jaina Embarrassed  :jainaoops:
:jainaembarrassed:
:jaioops:
:jaiembarrassed:
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Silly.png Jaina Silly  :jainasilly:
:jaisilly:
Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Love.png Jaina in Love  :jainalove:
:jainainlove:
:jailove:
:jaiinlove:
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Meh.png Jaina Speechless  :jainameh:
:jainaspeechless:
:jaimeh:
:jaispeechless:
Emoji Jaina Pack 2 Jaina Surprised.png Jaina Surprised  :jainawow:
:jainasurprised:
:jaiwow:
:jaisurprised:
Dreadlord Jaina Pack 1 Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Happy.png Dreadlord Jaina Pack 2 Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Happy.png Dreadlord Jaina Happy  :jainahappy:
:jaidbhappy:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Angry.png Dreadlord Jaina Angry  :jainaangry:
:jaidbangry:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina ROFL.png Dreadlord Jaina ROFL  :jainalol:
:jainarofl:
:jaidblol:
:jaidbrofl:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Cool.png Dreadlord Jaina Cool  :jainacool:
:jaidbcool:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Sad.png Dreadlord Jaina Sad  :jainasad:
:jaidbsad:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Oops.png Dreadlord Jaina Embarrassed  :jainaoops:
:jainaembarrassed:
:jaidboops:
:jaidbembarrassed:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Silly.png Dreadlord Jaina Silly  :jainasilly:
:jaidbsilly:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Love.png Dreadlord Jaina in Love  :jainalove:
:jainainlove:
:jaidblove:
:jaidbinlove:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Meh.png Dreadlord Jaina Speechless  :jainameh:
:jainaspeechless:
:jaidbmeh:
:jaidbspeechless:
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 2 Dreadlord Jaina Surprised.png Dreadlord Jaina Surprised  :jainawow:
:jainasurprised:
:jaidbwow:
:jaidbsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Jaina/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jaina was mentioned in Day of the Dragon (February 2001 novel), and made her first appearance in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002 game).
    • Her first book debut nearly three and a half years later, in Cycle of Hatred (February 2006),
  • 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.[3][4]
  • One of Jaina's gag quotes is a reference to Raven from Teen Titans (July 2003), who uses the incantation "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 (November 2003).
  • Whenever Jaina kills a Jaina from the opposing team, she will say "The cold never bothered me anyway" which is taken from the song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen (November 2013).
    • One of her gag quotes also refers to the movie. "By the way, if you're holding on for a Frozen reference, just let it go... Oh no, what have I done?!"
  • Jaina's level 16 talent, Snow Crash, is a reference to the novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
  • Jaina's level 20 talent, Wintermute, is a reference to the AI Wintermute in William Gibson's book Neuromancer (July 1984).

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