This article is about the lore of Jan'alai. For her encounter page, see Jan'alai (tactics). For her pre-Cataclysm encounter, see Jan'alai (BC Classic).
Image of Jan'alai
Gender Female
Race Loa (Dragonhawk)
Location Various
Status Active

Jan'alai is the dragonhawk loa of the Amani trolls.


Burning Crusade

Jan'alai's essence imbued into one of the Amani's deadliest rogues.

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In Zul'Aman, Hex Lord Malacrass stole her essence, imbuing it into one of the Amani's deadliest rogues.[1] Jan'alai's spirit is chained by Zul'jin. She is freed when the chieftain troll is killed.

Wrath of the Lich King

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Jan'alai appears with the other Amani gods in Zul'Drak, directing the player to the leopard goddess, Har'koa.[2] The Amani gods are also summoned and tell the player to defeat the guardians at the Altar of Quetz'lun and kill the Prophet of Akali.[3]


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Jan'alai appears in Zul'Aman where her spirit is chained by Daakara. She is freed when Daakara is killed.

Battle for Azeroth

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A Disciple of Jan'alai is present in Tal'aman, the Amani tribe's enclave in Zuldazar.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Jan'alai (BC Classic) ?? 717,000
Amani Dragonhawk Spirit ?? 13,000
Zul'Drak ?? 7,096
Jan'alai (tactics) 87 5,394,000
Amani Dragonhawk Spirit ?? 9,585

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk in Hearthstone.

In the Hearthstone expansion Rastakhan's Rumble, Jan'alai serves as the patron of Jan'alai's Dragonhawks, a fire-obsessed team of troll mages, and personally appears as a legendary mage card. Her flavor text reads: "You mess with the Bird, you get the Firelord."


  • As the Dungeon Journal says that this was initially the name of the troll, either the spirit took the name of its host in Zul'Drak, or the host was named after the loa to start with. The spirits near the final boss of Zul'Aman are nameless, possibly hinting that they did not initially have names.
    • However, the act of a loa adopting its hosts' name would be fairly odd, as the Amani loa would have been the only ones in history to have done so, in that case, as all other loa have their own names that they are referred to by other loa, trolls and their worshippers.

See also