Amani tribe

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NeutralAmani tribe
Main leader Unknown
  Formerly  Kazra'jin †
 Warlord Daakara †
 Warlord Zul'jin †
 Atai'natha †
Secondary leaders Unknown
  Formerly  Chieftain Zul'Marosh †
 Hex Lord Malacrass †
Race(s) Forest trollForest troll Forest troll
IconSmall DireTroll.gif Dire troll
Character classes Berserker, Hunter, Priest, Scout, Shaman, Warrior, Witch doctor
Capital Zul'Aman
Base of operations Tal'aman
Theater of operations Quel'Thalas, Zuldazar
  Formerly Throne of Thunder
Language(s) Zandali, Orcish, Common
Sub-group(s) Amani'shi
Affiliation Amani Empire, Zandalari Empire
  Formerly Old Horde, Empire of Zul
Status Active

The Amani tribe is the remnant of the once great Amani Empire. The famous Warlord Zul'jin was the leader of the tribe for a time.

The Amani'shi is a group within the Amani.


Main article: Amani Empire#History
The Amani tribe's banner.

Troll Wars

Established long before the Great Sundering, the Amani Empire took its name from the strongest tribe of forest trolls at the time. After the Amani Empire was shattered by the Troll Wars, most forest trolls settled in areas that were a comfortable distance from Quel'Thalas. However, the Amani tribe sneered at such precautions as cowardice. Beset by the high elves' powerful sorcery, Zul'Aman was greatly reduced in size, but the Amani tribe remained entrenched at the easternmost edge of the enchanted kingdom.[1] Ironically, the Amani trolls' magic was originally stronger than the high elves until the elves stole ancient knowledge from troll spellcasters.[2]

First War

Back during the genocide of the draenei, Warchief Blackhand had shocked the other orc clans by integrating some of their former ogre enemies into the Horde. Once on the world of Azeroth, Blackhand tried, at some point, the same thing with the local forest trolls, sending his second, Orgrim Doomhammer, to meet with them. Though Zul'jin refused, this paved the way for his later alliance with the orcs during the Second War.[3]

Second War

Still led by Zul'jin, the Amani trolls joined the Old Horde during the Second War. They did so in part to fight against the high elves, who had joined the Alliance of Lordaeron. After the Amani, several other forest trolls joined the Horde war effort as well. They proved to be a valuable addition to the Horde.

However, Zul'jin disappeared mysteriously after the end of the war and the defeat of the Horde.[4]

Third War

When the death knight Arthas Menethil led the Scourge into Quel'Thalas during the Third War, the Amani tribe witnessed the resulting slaughter with glee. Acting swiftly, the trolls launched a series of attacks on high elf settlements in the Eversong Forest. To the trolls' surprise, the few high elves who had survived the invasion seemed greatly weakened and put up a poor fight. The Amani claimed a significant portion of the forest before the elf Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider arrived in Quel'Thalas. When Kael'thas, his magisters, and their guards arrived to Quel'Danas to destroy the corrupted Sunwell, the Amani tribe also landed on the isle, having been carried by troll destroyers. As the mages destroyed the Sunwell, its blast caught everyone standing near it, troll and undead alike.[5]

Afterward, Kael'thas gathered all the surviving elves he could find and gave them a new name: the blood elves. These blood elves began draining magic from nearby creatures, and they seemed to gain new strength. Even worse, Kael'thas organized them into a fighting force that proved frustratingly effective against the Amani tribe's efforts, even after Kael'thas and his strongest warriors left Quel'Thalas to fight the Scourge elsewhere. In recent days, the blood elves have shown signs of increased magical training and use. The elves' spells have increased in power, and they have rebuilt portions of Quel'Thalas. The blood elves have also begun retaking Eversong Forest. Nevertheless, the Amani tribe remains fiercely dedicated to its battle against the elves, while the diminished elven populace has to continue fighting both the trolls to the east and the Scourge to the south.[1]

The Gods of Zul'Aman

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Zul'jin himself had fled to Zul'Aman and began to rebuild his once mighty troll army. After that, the witch doctor Malacrass suggested a way for the Amani to get great power through dark ways, with which Zul'jin, in his anger, agreed. Having survived his ordeal with the high elves, and indeed the entire Scourge invasion that had crippled much of Quel'Thalas, Zul'jin and the Amani persisted in their goal to wipe the elves out. The high elves, having renamed themselves "blood elves" in honor of their fallen brethren, began to take back much of Quel'Thalas themselves; Zul'jin, seeing this as an opportunity, coordinated a number of attacks on the reforming elves from Tor'Watha and Zeb'Watha, the Amani's holdings in Eversong, and directly out of Zul'Aman in the Ghostlands. However, Zul'jin's ruthless crusade against Quel'Thalas would be halted by an unexpected development - the blood elves officially joining the Horde. Reaffirming his hatred for the outside world, Zul'jin resolved to take down all of his enemies with this dark new power.

Despite being able to draw upon the ghostly spirits of each of the four liberated animal gods from Zul'Aman and being able to change his own shape to assume their powers, Zul'jin, and his priests, were slain by the Horde.

Rise of the Zandalari

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To fill the power vacuum left by the death of their warlord, Zul'jin, the remaining trolls chose their favored champion, Daakara the Invincible, to reclaim their lost glory.[6] When Zul called for the Troll tribes to unite to form a new Troll Empire, Daakara and the Amani agreed, along with Jin'do and the Gurubashi. In response, Vol'jin of the Darkspear tribe went about dismantling Jin'do's burgeoning empire within Zul'Gurub, and then turned his attention to Zul'Aman to deal with the Amani holdouts.

To this end, Vol'jin joined forces with his Horde ally Ranger General Halduron Brightwing and his Farstriders and marched to nip the Amani empire in the bud. Overstretched, Halduron called upon Vereesa Windrunner to assist their cause, and the two ranger-generals, along with Vol'jin, can be seen making their battle preparations on the outskirts of Zul'Aman.

The combined armies request the aid of adventurers to venture into the ancient forest troll capital and put an end to Amani leadership. After deciding on an appropriate battle plan, Vol'jin personally leads a strike force into Zul'Aman, and with the aid of adventurers, puts an end to Daakara (severely weakening the Amani even further) and the Zandalari's efforts within Zul'Aman.

Mists of Pandaria

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The remaining Amani have bolstered the Zandalari forces invading the northern shores of Pandaria, along with the Gurubashi, Drakkari, and Farraki tribes. Their strength takes part in the Horridon fight and the defense of the Council of Elders.

Battle for Azeroth

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Members of the Amani live in the enclave of Tal'aman, located at the Port of Zandalar in Zuldazar. They are resistant to the idea of the Horde allying with Zandalar, even going as far as to become hostile over it, but remain subservient to the Empire regardless. To remind them of their place, the Amani's champions, disciples of their loa, are slain by Horde adventurers.

In spite of their clashing with Rastakhan, many Amani Warriors were a part of the procession that mourned him after his death in the Battle of Dazar'alor. They are neutral to the Horde, only fighting back if attacked first.


Name Role Condition Location
IconSmall Zul'jin.gif Mob Zul'jin Warlord of the tribe Deceased Zul'Aman
IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Mob Daakara Former champion of Zul'jin and successor of him. Deceased - Killable Zul'Aman
IconSmall Kazra'jin.gif Mob Kazra'jin Warlord of the tribe and member of the Council of Elders. Killable Lightning Promenade, Throne of Thunder
IconSmall Kazra'jin.gif Mob Kul'krazahn Amani Champion Killable Tal'aman
IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Mob Chieftain Zul'Marosh Leader of the Eversong Woods forest trolls. Killable Zeb'Watha, Eversong Wood
IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif Mob Hex Lord Malacrass Witch Doctor responsible for the imprisonment of the Loa in Amani warriors. Killable Zul'Aman


  • The word amani exists in Kiswahili and means "peace".
  • The Amani erect large slabs of stone adorned with ceremonial masks along their border as warnings and border marks. These marks also act as shrines, and offerings are placed at them, at times even the skulls of their enemies.[7]


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