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Jan'alai, Healer Guide

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago for patch 2.5.4 by Preston. View the change log.

Jan'alai Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Jan'alai in Zul'Aman in The Burning Crusade. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the encounter, combat log information, and Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

  • Don't stand in front when she turns to cast Flame Breath.
  • During Fire Bomb:
    • All player are pulled to Jan'alai at the center of the main platform.
    • Avoid the Fire Walls blocking the paths from the main platform.
    • Stay more than 5-yards away from the Fire Bombs, which explode after ~10-seconds.
  • Summons Amani'shi Hatchers throughout the encounter.
    • Amani'shi Hatcher
      • Susceptible to crowd control.
      • Spawn Amani Dragonhawk Hatchlings from eggs on the side platforms at an increasing rate.
        • Amani Dragonhawk Hatchling
          • Dispel Flame Buffet (magic) to remove the increased fire damage taken effect.
  • At 35% health, Hatch All Eggs spawns all remaining Amani Dragonhawk Hatchlings.
  • At 20% health, goes into a [Frenzy](Need Spell ID), increasing attack speed and damage dealt.
  • After 10-minutes, Enrages, greatly increasing damage dealt.

Resistance Levels

  • Players generally won't make use of any additional Resistances on this encounter.


Healing Notes

Quick Notes

The notes below mostly pertain to progression difficulty, meaning if you out-gear the encounter or use extra healers they may not apply.

  • Use Cooldowns
    • as-needed when Jan'alai is below 35% health
  • Other things to watch for
    • The more Amani Dragonhawk Hatchlings that hatch during the encounter, the easier things will be below 35% health.

Debuffs to Track


  • Flame Buffet (dispel, magic) should be dispelled when possible.

Useful Addons

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Jan'alai in Zul'Aman. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point.

Healer DBM Settings for Jan'alai Thumbnail
Healer DBM Settings for Jan'alai

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

March 28, 2022 - 4:20 pm (Hex Lord Malacrass) - Updated lesser enemy information.

March 22, 2022 - 5:28 pm (Zul'jin) - Added DBM settings.

March 22, 2022 - 5:25 pm (Hex Lord Malacrass) - Added DBM settings.

March 22, 2022 - 5:22 pm (Halazzi) - Added DBM settings.

March 22, 2022 - 5:19 pm (Jan'alai) - Added DBM settings.

March 22, 2022 - 5:15 pm (Nalorakk) - Added DBM settings.

March 22, 2022 - 5:12 pm (Akil'zon) - Added DBM settings.

March 09, 2022 - 9:05 pm (Akil'zon) - Corrected information based on the TBC encounter instead of the Cataclysm encounter.