Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk

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Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk(90176).png
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk(90176) Gold.png
Set: Rastakhan's Rumble
Type: Minion
Subtype: Beast
Class: Mage
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 4
Health: 4
Abilities: Battlecry, Summon
Tags: Hero Power-related
Artist: Jakub Kasber

Battlecry: If your Hero Power dealt 8 damage this game, summon Ragnaros the Firelord.

You mess with the Bird, you get the Firelord.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk is a legendary mage minion card, from the Rastakhan's Rumble set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk can be obtained through Rastakhan's Rumble card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk 1600 400
Golden Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk 3200 1600

Summoned minion[edit | edit source]

Ragnaros the Firelord(90302).png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Jan'alai tracks the total amount of damage the player has dealt with any of their Hero Powers that game. The counter is not reset if the player returns Jan'alai to their hand or deck and plays her again,[1] nor does it reset if the player changes their Hero Power during the course of the game (such as by using a hero card).[2]
  • In-game, Jan'alai's card text includes a counter informing the player how much more Hero Power damage they need to deal before Jan'alai's Battlecry effect can trigger; for example, if the player has yet to deal any damage with their Hero Power, "(8 left!)" will be displayed at the end of the card text, whereas if the player has dealt enough damage to summon Ragnaros, the counter will change to simply say "(Ready!)". This counter is not shown in the collection manager and is only displayed while Jan'alai is in the player's hand in-game.[3]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Jan'alai's Battlecry is extremely impactful, summoning Ragnaros the Firelord, an extremely powerful minion on its own. Having Ragnaros is already a good reward, but it also effectively costs 1 less mana and adds a 4/4 body. However, you will need put your Fireblast to work for this effect.

To meet the damage threshold as quickly as possible, include as much Hero Power synergy cards as you can. Daring Fire-Eater gives your Hero Power a burst of damage for just 1 mana, while Spirit of the Dragonhawk triples your Hero Power damage output. Another option is to run an odd deck with Baku the Mooneater for an upgraded Fireblast, which halves the number of times you need to use your Hero Power at most. Wild has additional options like Fallen Hero, Garrison Commander, and Coldarra Drake.

Ragnaros himself can do a lot of work without depending on Jan'alai, so consider adding ways to reuse it like Zola the Gorgon or Youthful Brewmaster. Since Ragnaros himself is an Elemental, Frost Lich Jaina will let you heal off of his fireballs.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Spirit of the flame, turn them to ash!
Fan the flame!

Fixed bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Playing Jan'alai with Brann Bronzebeard used to cause a crash. Only one Ragnaros was summoned, and the game were soft-locking when the turn ends. This was fixed in the latest patch. [4]

Lore[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Jan'alai is the dragonhawk loa of the Amani trolls.
In Zul'Aman, Hex Lord Malacrass stole his essence, imbuing it into one of the Amani's deadliest rogues. Jan'alai's spirit is chained by Zul'jin. His is freed when the chieftain troll is killed.
Jan'alai appears with the other Amani gods in Zul'Drak, directing the player to the leopard goddess, Har'koa. 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.
Jan'alai appears in Zul'Aman where his spirit is chained by Daakara. He is freed when Daakara is killed.
A Disciple of Jan'alai is present in Tal'aman, the Amani tribe's enclave in Zuldazar.

In Hearthstone lore, Jan'alai serves as the patron loa of Jan'alai's Dragonhawks, the mage team in Rastakhan's Rumble.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Jan'alai, the Dragonhawk, full art
Jan'alai in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hearthstone (2018-11-19). Rastakhan's Rumble Card Reveal Livestream (40:05). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-20.
  2. Peter Whalen on Twitter. (2018-11-19). 
  3. Hearthstone (2018-11-19). Rastakhan's Rumble Card Reveal Livestream (29:25). YouTube. Retrieved on 2018-11-20.
  4. Kinky Gaming (2018-12-05). Jan'alai Bug - Hearthstone. Retrieved on 2018-12-05.