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Jaina is a playable assassin hero from the Warcraft series. She chills her targets before decimating them. It is possible for new players to obtain Jaina for free after completing the Tutorial.

Background Edit

Jaina Proudmoore 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.

Gameplay Summary Edit

Strengths Edit

Weaknesses Edit

Abilities Edit

IconFrostbolt
Frost Bolt (Q)
Mana: 30
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Deal 197.6 (+4% per level) damage and Chill the target.

IconBlizzard
Blizzard (W)
Mana: 90
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Bombard an area with 3 waves of ice, dealing 142 (+4% per level) damage each. Damaged enemies are Chilled.

IconConeofCold
Cone of Cold (E)
Mana: 40
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Deal 230 (+4% per level) damage and Chill targets.

Traits Edit

IconFrostbite
Frostbite [Combat Trait]

Jaina's Abilities Chill targets, Slowing them by 25% and amplifying damage taken from her Abilities by 50%. Lasts 4 seconds.
IconQuestTalent Quest: Deal 15,000 Ability damage to Chilled Heroes.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Unlock the Improved Ice Block Ability, allowing Jaina to become temporarily Invulnerable.

Heroic Abilities Edit

64px-Ring of Frost Icon
Ring of Frost (R) [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 70
Cooldown: 80 seconds

After a 1.5 second delay, create a Ring of Frost in an area that deals 322.4 (+4% per level) damage and roots enemies for 3 seconds. The ring persists for 3 seconds afterward, Chilling any enemies who touch it.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
64px-Summon Water Elemental Icon
Summon Water Elemental (R) [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks do 81.12 (+4% per level) damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
64px-Winter's Reach Icon
Winter's Reach

Increases the range of Frostbolt by 30%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
64px-Lingering Chill Icon
Lingering Chill

Increases the duration of Chill from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconConjurersPursuit
Fingers of Frost

IconQuestTalent Quest: Gathering Regeneration Globes increases Jaina's Mana regeneration by 0.1 per second, up to 2 per second.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After gathering 20 Globes, the damage bonus from Frostbite is increased by 10%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
64px-Winter's Reach Icon
Frost Shards

Frostbolt will now pierce the first target to hit an additional target behind them.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconArcaneIntellect
Arcane Intellect

Dealing damage to a Chilled target returns Mana to Jaina. Basic Attacks return 5 Mana and Abilities return 20.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconFrostArmor
Frost Armor

Enemies 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%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
64px-Ice Floes Icon
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 use.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
64px-Winter's Reach Icon
Ice Lance

When Frostbolt hits a Chilled target its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds and you regain 10 Mana.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconExecutioner
Icefury Wand

Basic Attacks against Chilled Heroes deal 75% more damage and lower the cooldown of Blizzard by 1 second.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
64px-Ring of Frost Icon
Ring of Frost (R) [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 70
Cooldown: 80 seconds

After a 1.5 second delay, create a Ring of Frost in an area that deals 322.4 (+4% per level) damage and roots enemies for 3 seconds. The ring persists for 3 seconds afterward, Chilling any enemies who touch it.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
64px-Summon Water Elemental Icon
Summon Water Elemental (R) [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Summons a Water Elemental at target location. The Water Elemental's Basic Attacks do 81.12 (+4% per level) damage, splash for 25% damage and Chill. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Water Elemental. Lasts 20 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
64px-Snowstorm Icon
Storm Front

Increases the cast range of Blizzard by 100%.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
64px-Lingering Chill Icon
Ice Barrier

When Jaina does increased damage from Frostbite, she is shielded for 25% of the total damage dealt. This Shield lasts 4 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
Icy Veins Icon
Icy Veins
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to make your Basic Abilities' cooldowns recharge three times as fast and reduce their Mana cost by 50% for 5 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
64px-Snowstorm Icon
Snowstorm

Increases the radius of Blizzard by 30%.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
64px-Ice Floes Icon
Northern Exposure

Enemies damaged by Cone of Cold have their Armor lowered by 25 for 2 seconds, increasing the damage they take by 25%.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconNumbingBlast
Numbing Blast

Cone of Cold also roots Chilled targets for 1 second.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
64px-Ring of Frost Icon
Cold Snap

The center area of Ring of Frost deals 310 (+4% per level) damage and Roots enemies after the outer ring expires. Each enemy Hero hit reduces its cooldown by 10 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
64px-Summon Water Elemental Icon
Wintermute

Increases the cast range of Water Elemental by 50%, and the Water Elemental will now mimic your Basic Abilities for 50% damage.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
Icon Ice Blink
Ice Blink
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to teleport a short distance and Chill all nearby enemies.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconDeepChill
Deep Chill

Frostbite's Chill can now stacks a second time, slowing targets up to 40%.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Talent Builds Edit

Tips Edit

  • Jaina's abilities Chill her targets, slowing them and causing them to take more damage. You can leverage this to Chill to slow the movement speed of enemies chasing after her, or to secure a takedown on a fleeing enemy.
  • The “Water Elemental” [R2] can be retargeted by pressing R and selecting a different enemy to focus.
  • Use “Frostbolt” [Q] as a way to disrupt opponents from channeling important map objectives like the tribute on Cursed Hallow.

Matchups Edit

Pairings Edit

Genjiplate
Jaina’s innate slow, crowd control and burst damage can help Genji on taking down individual targets very quickly, allowing him to proc the cooldown reset of Swift Strike.


Malfurionplate
Jaina's natural crowd control in the form of Frostbite makes landing Entangling Roots easier, allowing her and Malfurion to combo their abilities together and secure kills with Blizzard and Ring of Frost. Being very mana intensive, Innervate becomes invaluable.


Probiusplate
Like Probius, Jaina is also great at controlling space and zoning enemy heroes away from her team for a time. Jaina’s constant slows are great for setting up Warp Rift combos as well as for peeling enemies away from Probius when he gets in danger.


Valeeraplate
Valeera excels at locking down enemy Heroes, and Jaina loves when her enemies are forced to stand still in her Blizzard. Jaina’s powerful slows also allow Valeera to stick to enemies when she wants to (and get away from them when she needs to).


Effective against Edit

Malthaelplate
Heroes with powerful burst damage can blow up Malthael before he has the chance to get much healing from Soul Rip. Jaina takes this a step further by also slowing Malthael from range, making it difficult for him to get close enough to apply Reaper's Mark.


Medivhplate
Large area of effect damage abilities can be a major nuisance for Medivh to deal with. With the option of using Force of Will on multiple allies coming online so late (level 16), a few well-placed Blizzards from Jaina in the heat of battle will have him scrambling to figure out who to save.


Ragnarosplate
Similar to Lunara, Jaina can also control Ragnaros easily and exploit his lack of mobility. Her Chill effect can both keep her safe and help her to peel for allies that he tries to engage onto.


Effective foes Edit

Skins Edit

Archmage (base)
Jaina - Archmage Jaina - Verdant Jaina - Azure Jaina - Saffron
Archmage Verdant Azure Saffron IconShard100
Tempest Regalia IconShard100
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.
Jaina - Tempest Regalia Jaina - Tempest Regalia - Maroon Jaina - Tempest Regalia - Nightborne
Tempest Regalia Maroon Nightborne
Arcanist IconShard100
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.
Jaina - Arcanist Jaina - Arcanist - Scarlet Jaina - Arcanist - Midnight
Arcanist Scarlet Midnight
Theramore IconShard150
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.
Jaina - Theramore Jaina - Theramore - Citrine Jaina - Theramore - Emerald Jaina - Theramore - Midnight
Theramore Citrine Emerald Midnight
Jaina - Theramore - Ruby Jaina - Theramore - Sorceress
Ruby Theramore Sorceress
Dreadlord IconShard2400
Even Arthas could not defeat the heroes of the Nexus alone. Kel'Thuzad would need to break their ranks, make them question who they can trust... but how long can be trust a Dreadlord?
Jaina - Dreadlord Jaina - DL - Abyssal Jaina - DL - Blighted Jaina - DL - Saronite
Dreadlord Abyssal Blighted Saronite
Jaina - DL - Unholy
Unholy
Lunar (currently unavailable)
In recent years, all of Aeroth 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.
Jaina - Lunar - Red Jaina - Lunar - Dark Blue Jaina - Lunar - Light Blue
Winter Veil Jaina (currently unavailable)
The weather outside is frightful. Although, to be fair, Jaina has been casting Blizzard a LOT out there.
JainaWVRed JainaWVBlue JainaWVPurple

Development Edit

When it came to including Jaina, the art team looked at her Warcraft III version, then combined elements from her World of Warcraft form.[1]

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch September 5, 2017Note: Received updated art to coincide with Talent changes.; Updated art to coincide with quest system updates.; Dreadlord and Theramore skins added.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 10, 2016Note: Basic Attack damage reduced from 89 (+4% per level) to 60 (+4% per level).; Lunar Jaina’s legs will no longer separate from her body on endgame score screens.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 2, 2016Note: Lunar skin added.
  • IconHotS (Patch November 17, 2015Note: Jaina’s prices have been reduced to 4,000 Gold and $6.49 USD.
  • IconHotS (Patch June 30, 2015Note: Winter Veil Jaina Bundle removed from the Shop.

References Edit

  1. 2014-03-12, Heroes of the Storm Developer Q&A Part 3 (Feb 20, 2014) – Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-06-19

External Links Edit

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