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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 2.84
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.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Frostbite Icon.png
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
30 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 190 (+4% per level) damage and Chill the target.

  • Deals 285 damage against Chilled targets.
Blizzard Icon.png
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
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
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
Summon Water Elemental
60 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks do 78 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
  • All of Water Elementals damage, including its Attack damage, is modified by Jaina’s Spell Power at the moment it was summoned. Any changes afterwards do not affect Water Elemental’s damage.
  • Water Elemental's Basic Attacks deal Physical damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

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%.
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%.
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.
Ring of Frost Icon.png
Ring of Frost
Cooldown: 80 seconds
After a 1.5 second delay, create a Ring of Frost in an area that deals 310 (+4% per level) 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 do 78 (+4% per level) damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. The Ability can be reactivated to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.
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.

  • Shields gained stack indefinetely and every instance refreshes the duration.
Icy Veins Icon.png
Icy Veins
Cooldown: 60 secondsActivate to make Jaina's Basic Abilities' cooldowns recharge 300% faster and reduce their Mana cost by 50% for 5 seconds.
Snowstorm Icon.png
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.
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
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
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
Jaina Azure.jpg
Jaina Verdant.jpg
Jaina Saffron.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Jaina Arcanist Scarlet.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Jaina Dreadlord Unholy.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Jaina Dreadlord Abyssal.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Jaina Dreadlord Saronite.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
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
Jaina Tempest Regalia Nightborne.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Jaina Theramore Ruby.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Theramore Midnight.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Theramore Citrine.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Theramore Sorceress.jpg
Shard.png 100
Jaina Event Skins
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 600
Jaina Lunar Eclipse.jpg
Shard.png 600
Jaina Lunar Photon.jpg
Shard.png 600
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 600
Jaina Winter Veil Aurora.jpg
Shard.png 600
Jaina Winter Veil Noir.jpg
Shard.png 600

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jaina was mentioned in 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.[3][4]
  • Jaina was in attendance to the games held at the Argent Tournament Grounds.
  • Jaina was one of the accusers in Garrosh's trial months after he was arrested at the end of the Alliance-Horde War.
  • Jaina is the first and only hero hailing from Kul Tiras in the game.
  • One of Jaina's gag quotes is a reference to Raven from Teen Titans, 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.
  • 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.
    • 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 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 the novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
  • 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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