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Already they plot against us. Seize this moment, Varian. Dismantle the Horde.
- Jaina Proudmoore

Jaina Proudmoore is the Princess of Kul Tiras and founder and former Lady of Theramore Isle (as well as its only leader during its brief existence), the Alliance's former major port in southern Kalimdor. After the destruction of Theramore, she took leadership of the Kirin Tor. She is the daughter of Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, sister of Tandred Proudmoore and Derek Proudmoore, and the alleged half-sister of Finnall Goldensword. She is also the most powerful human sorceress on Azeroth.

Jaina was one of the most talented and trusted sorceresses of the Kirin Tor. Early in the Third War, Antonidas dispatched Jaina to discover what was happening in the northlands of Lordaeron. She was escorted by her childhood friend and one-time romantic interest, Prince Arthas Menethil, to uncover if the plague had magical origins. Jaina saw the fall of Lordaeron firsthand and — guided by a mysterious prophet — rallied what survivors she could and fled across the sea to Kalimdor.

Jaina swore to defeat the Burning Legion and its sinister agents any way she could. Assembling the survivors of Lordaeron, Jaina led her expedition forces to defeat the demon Archimonde and banish the Legion at the Battle of Mount Hyjal. She then gathered the human survivors in Kalimdor and founded the port city of Theramore. She ruled there over the tattered remnants of the Alliance of Lordaeron, hoping to reunite the distant human kingdoms once more.[1] (WoWMan 170) In the aftermath of Theramore's utter destruction, Jaina became Grand Magus of the Kirin Tor and ruler of Dalaran until she declared war on the Horde and attacked Varok Saurfang during her attack on Orgrimmar.

Jaina is voiced by Carrie Gordon-Lowrey[citation needed] in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and World of Warcraft. She is voiced by an unknown actress in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and by Laura Bailey[citation needed] in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.


Early exploits

Born prior to the First War, Jaina Proudmoore is the youngest child of Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, Lord of Kul Tiras and longtime friend and ally of Lordaeron and the Kingdom of Azeroth. At a young age, Jaina was enamored with tales of the Guardian Aegwynn. When her magical talent was discovered and she was sent to Dalaran, she badgered Antonidas into accepting her as an apprentice, eventually becoming one of the few female wizards in direct service to Dalaran. Under pressure by the expectations of her mentor, the heroic legacy she had to live up to, and the watchful eye of the citizenry of Lordaeron, Jaina struggled to keep focus on her studies.

Because of their mutually royal heritage, it was inevitable that Jaina and Prince Arthas, the heir to the throne of Lordaeron, would meet. Over the years, they grew close as friends, and then romantically. They were very much in love with one another. Eventually Arthas questioned whether the two of them were ready to be together. Arthas abruptly ended the relationship so Jaina could focus on her magical studies in Dalaran and he could focus on his commitments to Lordaeron. Jaina was very hurt by the decision, but did not fight him. She soon realized and agreed that it was the right thing to do at the time. Shortly after, they decided to rekindle their romance, but this was during the beginning of the Scourge invasion that would change both of their lives forever.

The Third War

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Many years later, Antonidas, eager to learn more about the plague sweeping northern Lordaeron, was met by the Prophet, who pleaded with the wizard to take his people west to Kalimdor. Antonidas dismissed the Prophet as nothing more than a madman, but Jaina, who had been watching from hiding, sensed great power in the Prophet, and thought that perhaps they should heed his warnings. Antonidas continued to disagree, and instead sent Jaina to meet with Arthas and investigate the plague at the northern village of Brill.

As they investigated Brill, Jaina saw some very strange things, including a necromancer and a zombie made of various parts of several corpses. They faced off against several undead enemies, and came upon a granary which contained grain infested with the plague. The crates bore the seal of Andorhal, the primary distributor of grain throughout Lordaeron.

Chasing the necromancer, who was actually Kel'Thuzad, formerly a member of the Kirin Tor, to Andorhal, they found a mass of undead warriors waiting for them. They fought their way through to Kel'Thuzad, where Arthas killed him.

Jaina and Arthas made their way back to central Lordaeron, and they stopped for rest at the small town of Hearthglen. However, they discovered that the plague-infected grain from Andorhal had arrived and had been distributed amongst the townsfolk, who were transforming into the undead.

Jaina reluctantly departed to find Uther for reinforcements. When she returned with the Silver Hand at her back, Hearthglen was all but destroyed, and Arthas was fighting a losing battle. With Uther's help, though, they managed to push back the undead attackers. Arthas, demoralized and horrified by the overwhelming forces of undead, vowed to go to Stratholme, where he hoped to fight Mal'Ganis.

Jaina and Uther followed him to Stratholme, but did not arrive in time to stop the townspeople from eating the tainted grain. All three knew that the people of Stratholme would soon become undead and attack. Arthas was in favor of slaughtering the people before their transformation to purge the town, but Uther could not condone murdering helpless people whose only crime was being infected, even if leaving them alive meant they would soon become a threat. When Uther refused to kill the civilians as Arthas ordered, Arthas renounced him, accusing him of treason. He demanded that any true to the king stay with him and see to the town's destruction. Jaina turned and followed Uther to Arthas' surprise.

Jaina and Uther returned to Stratholme's burning ruins after Arthas destroyed it. Both were appalled at what they saw. Jaina was visited by the mysterious prophet who had previously attempted to reason with both King Terenas and her mentor, Antonidas. The prophet sensed her leadership abilities and urged her to take the people she could with her to the west, fleeing Lordaeron and her home country of Kul Tiras. She realized that he had been right, and he encouraged her to gather her people and sail west for Kalimdor. Jaina decided to follow his words, and made preparations.

She left just as the invasion of Lordaeron began, saving thousands of citizens before they met their doom.

Arrival at Kalimdor

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Jaina in Warcraft III.


Upon arriving at Kalimdor, Jaina found that there were orcs there. Believing the Horde to having followed them from Lordaeron, Jaina clashed with the troops of Grom Hellscream. Afterwards, Jaina set out to find the Prophet. Not only was Stonetalon Peak a good defense, but also, she sensed a great power within. Jaina led a small expedition into the mountain, with the hopes of finding some power that could help her defeat the orcs. But she sensed that they were being followed.

Upon breaching the core of the mountain, Jaina stumbled upon Thrall and Cairne. They were about to battle when they were all suddenly confronted by the Oracle, who was actually the Prophet Medivh they had met in Lordaeron. The Prophet Medivh implored them all to ally with each other, saying that they would not survive alone against the might of the Burning Legion.

Reluctantly, Jaina agreed to ally her forces with Thrall's against Hellscream and an army of chaos orcs and demons. Jaina gave him a [Soul Gem], which he used to capture Grom's essence as the invasion of Kalimdor began. Then, she helped him purge Grom of the demonic curse that had gripped him.

Jaina and Thrall continued as allies, although their forces were not very eager about it, even after Hellscream's death. They were terrorized by the undead, but also by the night elves' deadly hit-and-run attacks. Though their alliance with one another kept them alive, they were only holding on by a thread.

Finally, Thrall received a vision. Jaina followed him to where he was instructed to go, where they found the leaders of the night elves, Malfurion Stormrage and Tyrande Whisperwind. The Prophet appeared, and revealed himself to be none other than Medivh, returned to correct his mistakes of old. He implored the humans, orcs, and night elves to all join forces against the Legion, or they would all fall alone. They all agreed to defend Mount Hyjal together.

Jaina used her teleportation spells to scout out the surrounding area, and found that Archimonde and his doom guard were quickly making their way up the mountain. The defenders instituted three bases going up the mountain in an effort to halt his ascent.

Jaina's base was the first in Archimonde's path, and so it was the first to go, but before he could kill her, Jaina taunted Archimonde by saying,"Is talking all you demons do?" and spirited herself out of Archimonde's clutches. The next base to go was Thrall's, and Jaina used her remaining energy to teleport Thrall from his base before Archimonde destroyed him, so that they could live to fight another day.

Founding Theramore

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Following the Legion's defeat on Mount Hyjal, Jaina took her refugees to an island outpost off the eastern coast of Kalimdor, newly named Theramore.

The exact time of Theramore's founding isn't clear (sources differ as to whether it was founded before or after the Battle of Mount Hyjal), but the role of the citadel was important in the tale of the founding of the orc nation, Durotar.

When Rexxar demanded an explanation of the humans encroaching on Durotar and the assassination attempt, Jaina stated she had no such knowledge. When Jaina agreed to help the Mok'Nathal investigate, they discovered the outpost was under attack from naga. After an encounter with a dying marine, Jaina realized with horror that her father had decided to pay her a visit. Jaina pleaded with the Admiral to spare Rexxar, but Daelin would have none of it. Rexxar and his companions escaped, and Thrall rallied an army to push back Proudmoore's assault.

Jaina was in despair. While she felt loyalty to her father and her nation, her experience with the Scourge and the Legion convinced her that vendettas such as her father's were immaterial in the grand scheme. Jaina helped the Horde gain ships from the goblins and ordered her own troops to stand down when they assaulted Theramore. Jaina departed due to being unable to fight her own men, but not before Thrall and Rexxar promised her they would keep human casualties to a minimum.

Jaina's last words to her father were to ask why he didn't listen.

Cycle of Hatred

Theramore and Durotar remained at relative peace for three years, though the two former archenemies were still wary of each other. Eventually, a series of minor shipping incidents led to extreme tension between the two powers, enough so that the goblins, who controlled the region's only neutral port, complained.

Despite the tension, Thrall requested Jaina's aid in relocating a herd of thunder lizards displaced by a mysterious logging operation at Thunder Ridge. Jaina intended to relocate the lizards to a largely unpopulated region on the far side of Mulgore, but was astonished to discover that the area was magically warded to protect its single inhabitant: Aegwynn.

The former Guardian brushed off Jaina's admiration, but filled in the gaps of what had been happening amidst the tensions between Theramore and Durotar: a minor demon, Zmodlor had revived the Burning Blade clan and was playing the two powers against each other.

Jaina and Aegwynn hastily returned to Theramore, where they discovered that Jaina's own chamberlain had been corrupted by the Burning Blade. After dealing with the turncoat, they took on Zmodlor himself. Unfortunately, the demon was backed by a small cabal of warlocks. Jaina was nearly slain by the added strain, but Aegwynn was able to use her own life-force to support her, and Jaina was able to defeat the warlocks and banish Zmodlor back to the Twisting Nether. After the crisis had passed, Jaina and Thrall set about writing a permanent non-aggression pact to ensure that the mutual distrust of their peoples' never escalated into war again.

Against all odds, Aegwynn survived, and assumed the duties left by Jaina's chamberlain.

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Jaina in the comic.

Jaina appears in World of Warcraft: The Comic, assisting Varian Wrynn in remembering his true identity with the help of her chamberlain, Aegwynn, and bringing Onyxia to justice.

In World of Warcraft

In Wrath of the Lich King

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After the apparent death of Bolvar Fordragon at the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, King Varian Wrynn prepared the forces of the Alliance for all-out war against the Horde. Desperate to avoid a Fourth War, Jaina teleported to Orgrimmar to uncover the truth of the recent events in Northrend. There she learned from Sylvanas Windrunner that an uprising broke out and that Varimathras had taken control over the Undercity. Thrall assured Jaina that the Horde had no official interest in a war against the Alliance and that he would take care of the traitor. Jaina agreed to try to stop Varian, but warned him that it would not be easy — the late Highlord was like a brother to the king.

Jaina's assessment proved correct as the forces of Thrall (attempting to regain control of Undercity) and King Wrynn (hoping to reclaim it as Lordaeron for the Alliance and bring Putress to justice) clashed at Undercity. Refusing to allow the Horde and the Alliance to descend into open war, Jaina stopped the Alliance army cold (literally) and teleported them back to Stormwind.

Secrets of Ulduar

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When Brann Bronzebeard learned that Yogg-Saron had escaped his ancient prison in Ulduar, Rhonin and Jaina called a conference of Alliance and Horde leaders at the Violet Citadel. As Rhonin debriefed Varian Wrynn on the situation, Jaina noticed that Thrall and Garrosh Hellscream had arrived early, and attempted to halt them before another confrontation was started. She was unable to stop Varian and Garrosh from coming to blows however and King Wrynn left, refusing to work with the Horde at all after the events at the Wrathgate. Jaina wondered aloud who was left to challenge Yogg-Saron.[2]

Icecrown Citadel

Jaina in Northrend

The Frozen Halls

Jaina later arrived at the Frozen Halls to confront the Lich King and attempt to reason with the Dark Lord, in hopes of releasing the spirit of her lost love, Arthas. She guided a small group of Alliance heroes through the halls of Icecrown Citadel and eventually arrived at the Halls of Reflection. Within the private chambers of the Lich King, Jaina and her troupe discovered Frostmourne, the blade that stole Arthas' soul and led to the fall of Lordaeron. Jaina communed with the souls stolen from Frostmourne and much to her surprise, Uther the Lightbringer appeared and told her a terrible truth. Not only did he inform her that Arthas was nothing but a small glimmer of light that stayed the Lich King's wrath, but in order to protect Azeroth, the Lich King would have to be killed and a replacement would have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Suddenly, the Lich King entered the chambers and Uther was sucked back into Frostmourne. The Lich King coldly acknowledged Jaina while removing Frostmourne from its pedestal. The Lich King summoned Falric and Marwyn, two captains Jaina had fought alongside during the Third War. As The Lich King retreated to his private chambers and ordered the captains to attack her allies, Jaina remained determined to save Arthas and pursued him as the doors behind her closed. Following the defeat of the two captains, Jaina's allies rushed to her aid only to find her on the verge of defeat, with her former love viciously attacking her. Heartbroken, Jaina and her allies fled down the Hidden Passage with the Lich King in steady pursuit. As they came to a cliff, the Skybreaker flew in and rescued them at the last moment.

Fall of the Lich King

After the Deathbringer was slain by a team of Alliance adventurers, Muradin Bronzebeard, fresh from the Gunship Battle, was unwilling to allow Varok Saurfang to retrieve his son's corpse. But when King Varian and Lady Jaina teleported to the scene, Varian ordered Muradin to step side and let a grieving father pass, to which Jaina burst into tears out of respect for her King.

Should an adventurer bring Jaina's Locket to her following the Lich King's defeat, she weeps, stating that she knew there was still some part of Arthas trapped within the Lich King.

Elemental Unrest

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She was present at the Elemental Unrest meeting.

In Cataclysm

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Jaina, a seen in Patch 3.3.0 to Patch 4.3.0.

Jaina in Mists of Pandaria

Jaina became cautious when she found out that Garrosh was planning to conquer the whole of Kalimdor. The people of Theramore built a highway which allowed her forces to move faster through the territory and send supplies to Alliance bases in Southern Barrens.

Jaina is present at Thrall and Aggra's wedding at Mount Hyjal.

Quests in Cataclysm

She starts the following quest:

In Tides of War

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After the Cataclysm, Jaina became concerned about rising tension between Alliance and the Horde. She met Thrall at Tidefury Cove where she told him to prevent Garrosh from starting a war. Thrall, now a shaman of the Earthen Ring, said that he must undo the damage caused by the Cataclysm and that, for now, he must abandon his duties as a warchief and a member of the Horde.

When her meeting with Thrall ended, Jaina returned to city-state of Theramore where she was visited by Kalecgos, who asked her to help him in finding the missing Focusing Iris. During the search, Jaina and Kalec became very close friends. Pained, one of Jaina's closest assistants, learned that the Horde was planning to attack Northwatch Hold.

Later, Baine Bloodhoof sent a messenger Perith Stormhoof to warn Jaina about Garrosh's plans to conquer Kalimdor. Jaina and her people started the preparations for war. Jaina began contacting allies, the ones who answered her call were Vereesa Windrunner and the Silver Covenant, Shandris Feathermoon and her Sentinels. Desperate, Jaina sent word to Rhonin and the Kirin Tor; Rhonin stated that they couldn't help because of Kirin Tor's neutrality, but if the rest of the Council of Six agreed to help Theramore, the Kirin Tor would answer the call as well. The Council agreed and Khadgar, one of the members of Council of Six, sent word to A'dal, who in turn sent a small force of the Sha'tar led by General Tiras'alan.

The Horde's initial attack on Theramore was repelled, but Jaina was unaware of a secret weapon in the horde's possession called a Mana Bomb. Garrosh's plan was to gather all the Alliance in one place so that he could annihilate them all with a mana bomb empowered by the Focusing Iris. Rhonin used a portal to hide Jaina so she could escape the blast. When Jaina awakened, she found herself radiating with arcane energy, everything around her in ruins, and all of her friends including Kinndy Sparkshine, Pained, Rhonin, and Tervosh dead. Furious, Jaina returned to Stormwind City where she urged Varian Wrynn to attack Orgrimmar with full force. Varian was aware that the Alliance couldn't simply attack Orgrimmar with their recent losses. Jaina traveled to Dalaran in order to avenge her city and her fallen allies. She tried to convince the Kirin Tor to fight the Horde, as she wanted to move Dalaran above Orgrimmar so they could attack with full force, but the mages of Dalaran refused to take a part in war.

Jaina returned to the ruins of Theramore, knowing Kalecgos had yet to recover the Focusing Iris. She claimed it for herself, using magic to shield it from his detection. She infiltrated the great library of Dalaran, recovering a tome that gave a great amount of detail about the artifact, its contents locked magically away by her former mentor, Antonidas. With this knowledge, she made her way to Fray Island to begin her quest for vengeance, summoning water elementals to drown Orgrimmar.

Thrall, having received a terrible vision while in the Maelstrom, rushed to find and confront her. She ignored his pleas, and his appearance only infuriated her further, as his inaction led directly to Garrosh's opportunity to destroy her city. The two fought and, aided by the Focusing Iris, Jaina began getting the upper hand, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Kalecgos. He refused to attack her, but also refused to remove himself from standing between his love and Thrall. Finally, Jaina listened to him. Only after taking a flight with him over Orgrimar did she realize that she would have drowned much of the Alliance fleet had she gone through with her plan.

In Mists of Pandaria

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Jaina settled down in Dalaran where she overcame her rage, stating that Dalaran should be a beacon of light and hope. She helped the night elves to increase their defenses in Darnassus in order to prevent Garrosh and the Horde from stealing the Divine Bell.

When it was discovered that blood elves within the Kirin Tor had been secretly helping the Horde despite the Kirin Tor's neutrality, a furious Jaina purged Dalaran of all Horde, and allied the Kirin Tor with the Alliance. Feeling herself betrayed not once, but now twice by the Horde, Jaina adopted a far more aggressive stance toward the Horde in general and Garrosh in particular.

Rise of the Thunder King

Together with Vereesa Windrunner and the mages of Kirin Tor, Jaina went to Isle of Thunder in order to defeat the Thunder King and to prevent the Horde from obtaining his powers. During her mission, Jaina formed an alliance with Taran Zhu and the Shado-Pan. Jaina and her newly founded Kirin Tor Offensive came face to face with Lor'themar Theron and the Sunreavers who also played a part in assaulting the Thunder King. Jaina and Vereesa were eager to slay the Sunreavers, but they had to focus on a much more important mission.

Siege of Orgrimmar

Jaina, Lorewalker Cho, and Lor'themar Theron arrived at the Vault of Y'Shaarj where Garrosh's arrogance released the Sha of Pride.

Jaina assaulted Bladefist Bay together with Vereesa, Varian, Sylvanas and Lor'themar.

At the end of the siege, when Garrosh was defeated, Jaina urged Varian to dismantle the Horde once and for all. However, Varian chose not to exploit the opportunity.

In Warlords of Draenor

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Jaina arrived at Khadgar's Tower in Zangarra after Khadgar was attacked by Garona Halforcen. While she thanked the Alliance commander, she also reminded the Horde commander that the Horde was not permitted to be a part of Council's business. Khadgar said that it would not be his first time to disagree with the Council, and it wouldn't be his last. Jaina and Khadgar went inside the tower to empower the commander's ring.

In Legion

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In Legion, Khadgar travels to Dalaran to initiate a vote to allow the Horde entry back into the Kirin Tor and Dalaran. He wins the vote with only Jaina and Ansirem Runeweaver voting to keep them out. In her rage, she announces that if the Horde will be part of Dalaran and the Kirin Tor, she wants nothing to do with it. Jaina then resigns her membership of the Kirin Tor and leaves the city, which results in Khadgar stepping in to lead the Kirin Tor against the Burning Legion.

In Battle for Azeroth

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Jaina's new model as displayed on WoW's official website and announcement trailer for Battle for Azeroth.

Jaina returned to Theramore for a brief time, finding and magically raising her father's ship from the deep. After the War of the Thorns, when Anduin Wrynn and Greymane led the charge against the Undercity, Jaina appeared when it seemed all was lost and the Alliance was surrounded by Sylvanas's blight. Using her now-flying ship, she destroyed the blight outside the city and blasted open the gates with her cannons.

Between the confrontation with Sylvanas and subsequent return to Stormwind, she is brought up to speed about azerite and the destruction of Teldrassil. Knowing the Alliance needs all the help it can muster for the war, she volunteers to return to Kul Tiras to beg aid of her mother, Katherine Proudmoore, knowing that there is a high likelihood of her own imprisonment.

True to her expectations, her former kinsmen shun her as she enters the kingdom, and she is immediately seized by the guards. Brought before Katherine and Priscilla Ashvane, she is sentenced to death for treason, exiled to an island off the coast of Stormsong Valley, Fate's End. Once there, she is captured and forced into the Blighted Lands, expected never to escape.

Jaina remains resigned to her fate, reliving all her past failures repeatedly. Katherine Proudmoore makes her way inside, however, asking instead that Jaina forgive her for claiming she was no longer her daughter and sentencing her. Katherine later hands the title of Lord Admiral to her, helping Jaina to achieve the goals she set out to meet.

Jaina's model received a significant update according to the announcement and images on WoW's official site. She seems to now have a similar model to the newer human models that were added in Warlords of Draenor.[citation needed]

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Jaina is the first hero in Hearthstone and defeats:

  1. IconSmall Gnoll.gif Hogger
  2. IconSmall Gnome Male.gif Millhouse Manastorm
  3. IconSmall Pandaren Male.gif Lorewalker Cho
  4. IconSmall Gorilla.gif King Mukla
  5. IconSmall Dwarf Male.gif Hemet Nesingwary
  6. IconSmall Illidan.gif Illidan Stormrage

In Heroes of the Storm

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Jaina in Heroes of the Storm

Jaina also appears in Heroes of the Storm. She is classified as an Assassin; a type of character focused on dealing damage to the opposing team's heroes. All of her abilities feature a frost element in some form, allowing her to slow down enemies or even freeze them in place. Additionally, she can summon the mage's iconic water elemental, which will fire shards of ice at her foes.


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Strangers often confuse Jaina’s independence and strength of spirit for a rash personality and headstrong disposition. However, the truth of the matter is that she has developed an uncanny ability to read people and identify their underlying motives and intentions. She is a true champion of her people and will do anything in her power, including laying down her own life, to ensure their survival. Jaina respects life in all its forms, and will refuse to see harm come to any innocent in her presence. She prefers action over words, leading her to develop a great admiration for Thrall’s success in founding Durotar and a deep resentment of the unending, fruitless debate among the members of the High Council of Lordaeron.

Life on Theramore Isle is fairly insular, but Jaina welcomes visitors with warm lodging and hearty meals in exchange for stories about the outside world. Her people are simple, with most spending their days as kelp farmers or fishermen. In exchange for information or artifacts that might improve the lives of her people, Jaina has been known to provide arcane assistance to visitors, including occasionally teleporting travelers great distances, summoning elementals to guide them on their journeys or warding them with enchantments. In the event that her people are faced with a dire threat, Jaina will voluntarily accompany or aid adventurers who share her goal of protecting Theramore Isle.[3] (S&L 48,49)

Like Thrall, Jaina is an advocate of peace and moderation between the Alliance and Horde. Before Varian's return, Jaina was arguably the de facto or informal ruler of the Alliance. Wrynn feels that the Horde cannot be trusted, and so this inevitably places him and Jaina in a position of opposition. Jaina has not confronted him about this directly, however, and when she has communicated with Thrall more recently, she has generally been seen doing so in secret.

It was also shown that Jaina is still haunted by Arthas' descending to darkness thinking it was her fault.

Against mortal foes, Jaina is merciful and tries to capture or force a surrender. Against demons and undead, Jaina is ruthless and uses her spells to their maximum potential for damage. She prefers to remain at great range.[3] (S&L 49)

After the fall of Theramore, Jaina's personality undertakes a drastic change as she sees the Horde in a new light, proclaiming them as rabid animals, and has a particular hatred for their new Warchief, Garrosh Hellscream. She is shown to be much colder and ruthless when compared to her previous warmer personality before Theramore's fall.

She is shown to still be cold towards the Horde during the Legion intro quest, Calling of the Council[4], which results in her leaving Dalaran.



It would appear that Kael'thas fell in love with her during Jaina's training with Antonidas but their differences in their age (she was a teenager and he was several centuries old) filled him with guilt and self-doubt. When he eventually did approach her, she was at such a juncture that her studies came first.

Anduin Wrynn

Anduin and Jaina have a mutual respect with each other and are very close friends, much like Antonidas was with Jaina years ago. Since Varian's death Jaina became Anduin's mentor and personal advisor, helping him with his duties as a king and also teaching him new arcane arts. Their relationship is quite similar that she had with Varian: close friends and allies.

Varian Wrynn

Both Jaina and Varian are war veterans and witnessed war atrocities; as a result, they both are survivors and shared the same vision of wisdom to lead the world of Azeroth into a better future. They shared a strong bond of loyalty with each other as close friends and allies. Jaina was devastated by Varian's death, growing more bitter and hateful towards her enemies.

Arthas Menethil

A few months later, rumors of her relationship with Arthas began to circulate. She and Arthas came to share a strong friendship that lead to very serious romance. But initially, their duties to Dalaran and Lordaeron forced them to put things on hold for a time. When they attempted to rekindle, the Scourge invasion got in the way. Their relationship is shown in the novel Arthas: Rise of the Lich King. It is also shown that Jaina is still haunted by Arthas' descending to darkness thinking it was her fault. In the quest Frostmourne, it is hinted that she is still in love with him.


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After Jaina and Thrall's forces were forced to work together after the meeting with Medivh, the two leaders soon became good friends. Thrall stated that Jaina reminds him strongly of Taretha Foxton, but Jaina has stated no specific reason for her trust in Thrall. Their relationship is nonetheless strong, even having endured the battle of Durotar, which cost Jaina her father and Thrall many of his warriors.

After the Destruction of Theramore, Jaina became a changed woman, no longer desiring peace with the Horde. Her friendship with Thrall was severely tested when she tried to destroy Orgrimmar in order to kill Garrosh. Kalecgos barely arrived in time to stop her, reminding her of Arthas. Jaina stayed her hand, but her friendship with Thrall may have been destroyed. [citation needed]

A number of fans have speculated that Thrall and Jaina will be romantically involved at some point. As of Cataclysm Thrall has taken the Mag'har orc Aggra as his mate, which makes this unlikely. Also, the Warcraft RPG confirms that rumors of a prior relationship are false.

The [White Punch Card] that drops in Gnomeregan for the Alliance quest Data Rescue has many lines of binary code printed on it. When decoded, it reads "Thrall and Jaina sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G", an in-game joke for the fans.

The idea of a relationship between the two has been denied in lore, and also by Metzen.[5]


Jaina is easy to underestimate for a mage and lack of elite guards. Her fireballs and frostbolts only hit for between 3k and 6k, while her melee swings can hit for close to 10k. One tank won't cut it here either, she will teleport her current target to a pool of water outside of her tower every 30 seconds or so. The best recommendation here is to have at least 3 tanks and 4 healers. AoE is also in dire need as she will summon water elementals in spades, while they are weak, if you let them get too numerous they can disrupt healers. She also has an instant cast Blizzard that ticks for roughly 2k and should be moved out of promptly. Last, but rarely seen, is a Fireblast that can hit for 6k, this can be cast at any time so keeping the tank well healed is vital.

Jaina is usually undefended since she is not a part of the Money achievement.png For The Horde! achievement, but if the tank that gets teleported is alone they can be an easy target for one or two Alliance players, and without tanks Jaina can dispatch the rest of the raid with no help at all from Alliance players.

Should the raid see success Jaina is known for carrying between 60 and 80 gold or more and will respawn very quickly making her a viable gold farm though she will not give honor when killed. This was later ruled as an exploit after many suspensions, and has since been fixed.


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Aggro You asked for it. (Also said in Warcraft III.)

Aggro I hate resorting to violence! (Also said in Warcraft III.)

Greeting Welcome to Theramore. Have you come to help the Alliance?

Greeting All I ever wanted was to study. (Also said in Warcraft III.)

Greeting Shh, I'm trying to think here. (Also said in Warcraft III.)

Battle for Mount Hyjal raid

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Attacked I'm in jeopardy, help me if you can!

Attacked They've broken through!

Death I did... My best.

Incoming Stay alert! Another wave approaches.

Rally Don't give up! We must prevail!

Rally Hold them back as long as possible!

Rally We must hold strong!

Out of time We are lost. Fall back!

Bosses defeated We have won valuable time. Now we must pull back!

Fall of the Lich King

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Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: What's this!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: He... he kept it? All this time, he kept it!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I knew!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I sensed a part of him still alive! Trapped... struggling... Oh, Arthas!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Perhaps - perhaps he might someday remember what he once was.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: By the Light, may he at last find rest, free from the icy grip of that terrible blade.

Theramore's Fall

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Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: You spit on mercy? Then you will have NONE. You want carnage?! Garrosh will get more blood than EVER he bargained for!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: Your people are despicable cowards, orc. You are nothing more than rabid dogs, and you will be put down!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: All of you have my deepest thanks. With the Focusing Iris removed, this lifeless bomb is merely a sickening testament to Garrosh's brutality. The winds of change blow fiercely; Azeroth is on the brink of war. My apologies, but you must excuse me... I have much to consider. Farewell.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I must attune to the Focusing Iris before transport. Protect me!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: The Horde cannot be allowed to recover the Focusing Iris. Eliminate what remains of their forces, and I will secure the artifact.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: This aberration destroyed... everything. Everyone.

See also


  • Jaina's hair in Mists of Pandaria is greyish-white with a strip of blonde in front of it, it turned this because of the exposure to arcane magic. This is further explained in the book, "Tides of War".



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Preceded by:
Leader of the Kirin Tor and Ruler of Dalaran World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
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Preceded by:
Terenas Menethil Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Leader of The Alliance of Lordaeron Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
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King Varian Wrynn
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None (position created) Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Leader of Theramore Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
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