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Nightshade Matron
Nightshade Matron
Golden Nightshade Matron
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Minion type:Demon
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:5 Attack icon.png
Health:5 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Discard, Rush
Wiki tags:Cost-related, Random
Artist:MAR Studio
Battlecry: Discard your highest Cost card.
Flavor text

Throws shade at those "high-cost" minions.

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Nightshade Matron is a common warlock minion card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get[]

Nightshade Matron can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Nightshade Matron 40 5
Golden Nightshade Matron 400 50


This minion has great stats and even comes with Rush, at the cost of discarding your highest cost card. This can sometimes arguably be worse than discarding a random card, as playing this card means you lose out on a big high-cost power play for the late game like Twisting Nether or Zzeraku the Warped instead of something cheaper and less relevant. For this reason, this card should not usually be drafted in a control deck, and should be in an aggro deck that can afford to lose some of its lower costing cards. However, as a pseudo-targeted discard effect, Nightshade Matron is a potential activator to some combos that would otherwise rely on RNG, such as those focused on Cruel Dinomancer resummoning itself or Soulwarden returning itself to your hand, allowing you to infinitely duplicate any other card you've discarded.

This card has fantastic synergy with Hand of Gul'dan, which can be target discarded to avoid paying its 6-mana cost.




Nightshade Matron is a shivarra.

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
The shivarra, or shivan, are a tall 6-armed female demonic species.
Devout and exceedingly charismatic, these priestesses live only to evangelize the power of Sargeras' dread vision. They are the driving heart of the Burning Crusade and are thought to be three times as fanatical as the other demons. The most powerful shivarra are the Coven of Shivarra.


Nightshade Matron, full art

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