How to Kill Dragonhawk Lord Janalai - World of Warcraft

By: Glen Meyers

You will need the following raid composition in order to defeat him: 1 tank, 3-4 healers, 5-6 DPS. (An off-tank is helpful but not required.)

Boss Abilities:

Flame Breath: This is a narrow cone of fire that has a long range. Jan'alai will randomly target one player and cast Flame Breath in his or her direction. Any player caught in the Flame Breath will take approximately 5,000 points of damage.

Fire Bombs: At random intervals, Jan'alai will teleport the entire raid and himself to the center of the main platform. Immediately after you are teleported, flame walls will appear around the platform, essentially preventing any player from leaving the immediate area (any player attempting to pass through the flames will die). Additionally, Jan'alai will cast a spell that spawns small fireballs across the platform. It is safe to walk on and around these fireballs for approximately ten seconds. After ten seconds, the fireballs will explode and cause roughly 7,000 points of damage to any players within their immediate vicinity. When Jan'alai first teleports the raid to the center of the main platform, all players must immediately move and find a clear area where no firebombs have spawned.

Summon Amani'shi Hatcher: Starting approximately 90 seconds after pulling Jan'alai, he will summon two non-elite Amani'shi Hatchers. These are low health mobs that will head straight towards the eggs and begin hatching them. Each time the Hatcher will double the amount of eggs hatched; first one, then two, then four, then eight, etc. The hatched eggs will spawn Dragonhawk Hatchlings. The Hatchlings cause melee damage and will place a stackable debuff onto players. The debuff increases fire damage taken by 2%. It can be dispelled. The Hatchlings are subject to fear, traps, and can be killed using either AOE or single strike attacks.

Hatch Eggs: At approximately 35% health, Jan'alai will hatch the remaining eggs on either side of the platform. If you have prevented the Hatchers from hatching any eggs throughout the fight, you will most likely be overwhelmed by the Dragonhawk Hatchlings. For this reason, it is best to kill only one Hatcher and allow the second to hatch eggs at a controlled rate. However, you cannot allow all of the eggs to be hatched or there will be a complete re-spawn of the eggs on both sides of the platform.

Enrage: Jan'alai will enrage at 25% health or at the 5-minute mark; whichever comes first. His first Enrage will marginally increase his attack speed and damage. The second Enrage will occur at 10 minutes into the fight, at which point he will promptly wipe the entire raid.

Raid Positioning: Spread out! No player should stand in another player's direct path to Jan'alai due to his Flame Breath ability. Ranged players should stand at a good distance from each other. It is recommended that players remember their positions and try to resume the same locations after each Teleport.

Teleport/Fireballs: Whenever the raid gets teleported to the central platform, everyone will need to find a clear spot that does not have any fireballs. Players should remember that it is OK to walk on or near the fireballs for the first seven or eight seconds, but at ten seconds the fireballs will explode.

Hatchers: When the first two Hatchers are spawned, you should kill one of them and allow the other to hatch eggs. Since the eggs are hatched in higher numbers each time, you should allow a Hatcher to release 3-4 waves before you kill him. If you let too many Dragonhawk Hatchlings get released they will overwhelm the raid. If possible, it is recommended to hatch all the eggs on one side first, and leave the remaining eggs for when Jan'alai reaches 35% health. By having all the eggs hatch from one side near the end of the fight, it will be easier to control them and AOE them down.

Your off-tank will tank the Dragonhawk Hatchlings after they hatch and as they move towards the raid. This player will need to have the fire debuff removed before it stacks too many times otherwise he or she will take significant damage if unlucky enough to get caught in the path of Jan'alai's Flame Breath.

The trick to this fight is allowing the Hatcher's to release enough Dragonhawk's prior to Jan'alai hitting 35% health so that you don't get overwhelmed when he hatches all remaining eggs. If you kill too many eggs before he reaches 35% health, you may end up with a complete egg respawn. If you kill too few, you will get overwhelmed by the Hatchling's when he reaches 35%. Overall raid DPS may need to be throttled appropriately throughout the fight as well as controlling the Hatchers.

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