Jann (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the jann is a type of genie.

Publication history[edit]

The jann first appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in Dragon #66 (October 1982).[1] The jann also appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The jann appeared in second edition under the "genie" heading in Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[3] and with the jann leaders in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4] The jann appeared under the genie of Zakhara heading in the Land of Fate boxed set (1992).

The janni appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[5] and appear in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003). The janni appears as a player character race in Savage Species (2003).[6] The janni appears as a character class and race in the Planar Handbook (2004).[7]


A jann is the weakest of the genies, and is formed out of all four elements and must spend time on the Material Plane.