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Madam Goya
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Set:Rise of ShadowsRise of Shadows
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"Extortion" is such an ugly word. Goya prefers "Licensing Fees."
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For the collectible card in Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set, see Mean Streets of GadgetzanMadam Goya.

Madam Goya is the final boss that can be encountered in Chapter 4 of The Dalaran Heist adventure.

Hero Power[]

Normal Heroic

Special cards[]

Gluttonous Trogg
Lotus Bruiser
Fruit Slasher


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Rise of ShadowsLotus Bruiser 2 Boss Rise of ShadowsLotus Bruiser 4
Rise of ShadowsFruit Slasher 1 Gluttonous Trogg 2
Rogue LegacyShadowstep 2 Rise of ShadowsFruit Slasher 2
Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Shuriken 2 Druid Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Behemoth 2
Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Swarmer 2 Rogue Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Shuriken 2
The Boomsday ProjectLab Recruiter 2 Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Swarmer 2
The WitchwoodBlink Fox 2 Goblins vs GnomesTrade Prince Gallywix 1
The Grand TournamentBurgle 1 Shaman Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Lightning 1
Kobolds & CatacombsSonya Shadowdancer 1 Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Chieftain 2
The Boomsday ProjectAcademic Espionage 1 Jade Lotus Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Spirit 2
Kobolds & CatacombsElven Minstrel 2 Mean Streets of GadgetzanAya Blackpaw 2
Whispers of the Old GodsThistle Tea 2 Neutral Goblins vs GnomesBurly Rockjaw Trogg 2
Rise of ShadowsUnidentified Contract 1 Kobolds & CatacombsHoarding Dragon 1
Jade Lotus Mean Streets of GadgetzanJade Spirit 2 Rise of ShadowsSoldier of Fortune 1
Mean Streets of GadgetzanAya Blackpaw 1 Mean Streets of GadgetzanBurgly Bully 2
Grimy Goons Mean Streets of GadgetzanDon Han'Cho 1 NaxxramasLoatheb 1
Neutral Mean Streets of GadgetzanSecond-Rate Bruiser 1 Goblins vs GnomesTroggzor the Earthinator 1
Mean Streets of GadgetzanBig-Time Racketeer 2
LegacyGadgetzan Auctioneer 2



Rise of ShadowsRobes of Gaudiness is absolutely bad in this encounter since Rise of ShadowsExtortion is also a card, and you can only play 2 cards each turn. If you let her replace almost all of your cards, it's almost like you can only play 1 card each turn. You only have chance to encounter either her or Boommaster Flark as the last boss of The Underbelly, so it is best not to pick this Passive.

If you are running a token or swarming deck, make sure that your minions' health is 2 or more because of her Rise of ShadowsFruit Slasher.


Madam Goya plays a Jade deck with some big minions to play early due to her starting at 4 mana. However, she lacks draws and removals, and some cards do not synergize well with Jade; therefore she will run out of cards in hand after a few turns. You may want to play control and gain board advantage until she does not have anything to play.

Her Hero Power is not really dangerous because the only card that can take advantage of it is Rise of ShadowsLotus Bruiser, which only has 2 copies. You can either choose to ignore Extortions or use them after you overwhelm the board. Remember that if you take control of Lotus Bruisers and play Extortions, they still get buffed themselves.

In rare circumstances, Madam Goya can get an endless of cards with Lab Recruiters. She also has additionally 10 cards with The Boomsday ProjectAcademic Espionage, so unless you play a Mill-themed deck, you may want to beat her before taking Fatigue damage.


Her Hero Power is now much more dangerous, as she always turns one of your cards into a spell card each turn, and she runs an anti-spell deck with very strong synergy to her Hero Power. Besides the aforementioned Lotus Bruiser is now also the Gluttonous Trog which benefits half as much from Extortion, but can be buffed by your other spells.

It is just a matter of time before your hand is full of Extortions and spells, while she plays minions to punish you should you play any of them, even if you do not have any choice rather than play them to get your cards back. She also summons Jade Golems for tempo.

Emerald Goggles can counter her Hero Power, especially in the earliest turns when she does not have many threatening minions. You may want to play as many cards as possible in your hand to get Extortions' cost reduced to 0, thus getting your cards back for free. A deck with a lot of 2 or 3-cost cards can take advantage of this Passive. Alternatively, Rise of ShadowsElixir of Vim somewhat disturbs her Hero Power if you want to keep any strong card(s). Rocket Backpacks can also help you clear her minions before you play Extortions safely.

The biggest weakness of Madam Goya's deck is that it is weak in late games and totally relies on you playing spells. Without them, her minions are really weak by their own, so it's best to play Extortions or any spells as early as possible to make sure that her minions cannot get any buffs. She also lacks draws and has no hard removals at all, so taking board control should be your top priority. Try to clear her minions using minions and hero powers, and play Extortions whenever you can when those spell-buffed minions are off the board; eventually she will only be able to play one card each turn while you dominate the board.


Before match

Blastmaster Boom
Get Madam Goya! She's evil. But not... E.V.I.L. evil. She's the bad evil! But worse!
Goya is a Pandaren criminal. She's big on graft, grand larceny… bamboo.
Madam Goya is a criminal mastermind. But fortunately, we're mastermind-ier!
Madam Goya runs the black market down here. Don't buy anything!


Madam Goya
I know who you are. I know what you've done.
Revenge is a costly pursuit. (vs. Rise of ShadowsGeorge the Fallen)
Saviors of UldumVessina
Hmmm... A sshady ssalesman sslithering in the sshadows.
Rise of ShadowsSqueamlish
You are being fan of Squeamlish?! Hi.
vs. Rise of ShadowsMr. Chu
Madam Goya
Mister Chu. You know the price for betraying me.
Mr. Chu
It is sad to see us meet in such unfavorable circumstances.

Emote Response

Madam Goya
Speak carefully. These may be your last words.

Hero Power

Madam Goya
You will pay what you owe. One way, or another.
There is a price on that.
The black market takes a modest cut.
Think of this as an investment in our future relationship.
The invisible paw of the market at work.
Items have a way of increasing price at the worst of times.

Hero Power got a Treasure card

Madam Goya
What a curious artifact. I will hold onto it for you.
This item has great meaning to you. I hope I do not drop it.


Madam Goya
Bide your time.
I deal with criminals. You are nothing more than simple thugs.
The wheels in your head turn, yet... nothing.

Boss cards

Madam Goya
Rise of ShadowsLotus Bruiser
Sometimes force is necessary.
A bit blunt for my tastes, but he does good work.
Rise of ShadowsFruit Slasher
Ninja get results.

Player's cards

Madam Goya
Rise of ShadowsExtortion
A small price to pay.
A welcome exchange.
How wise of you.
Perhaps you are not the fool I took you to be.
Some say money cannot buy happiness. They lie.
Thank you for your continued patronage.
Jade Golem
I see my wares have found a home.
Jade. Truly beautiful.
Seeing Aya's work always fills me with pride.
Mean Streets of GadgetzanKazakus
Kazakus. Do not to bite the paw that feeds.
Mean Streets of GadgetzanAya Blackpaw
Aya my dear. The jade in your eyes, still shines just as bright.
Mean Streets of GadgetzanMadam Goya
An image of myself? How peculiar.
Mean Streets of GadgetzanDon Han'Cho
Han'Cho, I hope you found your purchases to be to your liking.


Madam Goya
Oh. I lost.


Madam Goya
Very disappointing.


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Madam Goya originally ran the Black Market Auction House at the Black Market on the Veiled Stair, which is to the north east of the Valley of the Four Winds in Pandaria. She accepts bids personally as she is distrustful of others.
After the events of Mists of Pandaria, she moved her operation to the Ring of Blood in Nagrand on Draenor. When Warlords of Draenor concluded she moved again, this time to the Underbelly in Dalaran at the Broken Isles.
Her bodyguard, Mister Chu is ever by her side, even when Marcus makes an appearance in A Steamy Romance Novel: Hot and Misty.
Goya likes to keep eyes and ears open near important people or places, and will go as far as to try to sneak a spy inside.


  • Goya's artwork appeared in Peter Whalen's credits card prior to her appearance as a boss in The Dalaran Heist.


Madam Goya, full art

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