Mistress of Pain

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Mistress of Pain
Mistress of Pain(12283).png
Mistress of Pain(12283) Gold.png
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Type: Minion
Subtype: Demon
Class: Warlock
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 2
Attack: 1
Health: 4
Abilities: Restore Health
Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect

Damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero.

Her sister is the Mistress of Pane who sells windows and shower doors.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Mistress of Pain is a rare warlock minion card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Mistress of Pain is a Wild format card, and so can only be obtained through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Mistress of Pain 100 20
Golden Mistress of Pain 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Whenever this minion deals damage, it will restore the exact same amount of Health to its controlling hero too.
  • If Betrayal is cast upon Mistress of Pain, her triggered effect will activate once for each minion hit.[1]
  • As with all healing effects, if combined with Auchenai Soulpriest or Embrace the Shadow Mistress of Pain will instead deal damage to the controlling hero. However, since this damage is counted as damage dealt by the Mistress of Pain herself, the effect will trigger again and again, until the controlling hero is killed (this is not a bug).[2] More precisely, the infinite loop will stop once the hero has been in negative Health following three consecutive triggers or after 61 triggers, whichever happens first.[3][4]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Use cards like Hobgoblin, Demonheart, etc. to buff this minion.

Lightwarden can receive buffs from the healing generated.

As stated above, priests should never play or otherwise place themselves in possession of a Mistress of Pain at the same time as an Auchenai Soulpriest, because of the high likelihood of instant defeat. If the opponent does have these two minions simultaneously, simply attack the Mistress using any character (without Immune or Divine Shield) in order to instantly destroy the player.

The most common sources of Mistress of Pain for the priest are Piloted Shredder and mind control effects, such as using a Cabal Shadow Priest to steal a Mistress. While players can learn not to steal Mistresses, spawns from Piloted Shredder cannot be prevented, making having both a Shredder and a Soulpriest on the priest's board at once a risky situation, which will potentially grant victory to the opponent. As of the release of League of Explorers, Piloted Shredder has a 1.14% chance of summoning a Mistress of Pain.[5]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
I can ease your pain.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Though this card depicts a succubus, Mistresses of Pain in World of Warcraft are actually shivarra.

From Wowpedia:

Mistress of Pain is an elite shivarra mistress faithfully under the command of Lord Jaraxxus, appearing in the Trial of the Crusader raid. They enter the coliseum from nether portals Jaraxxus summons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When used in combination with an Auchenai Soulpriest, this minion was specifically designed to take the player's Health to at least -3 before stopping, in order to prevent a simultaneously triggered healing effect from activating and saving the player from death.[6]
  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Wrathgate" series, for the card Lynxia.

Voice[edit | edit source]

Mistress of Pain was voiced by Misty Lee, who also voiced Lady Liadrin, Darkshire Alchemist and Grand Widow Faerlina.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Carl Critchlow

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Mistress of Pain, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch 7.1.0.17720 (2017-02-28): Text changed from "Whenever this minion deals damage, restore that much Health to your hero." to "Damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero."
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04): Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Zeriyah on Twitter. (2014-12-04). 
  2. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2014-12-02). 
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRF-ULyze5o
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7qgGwmYvZo
  5. Piloted Shredder#Notes
  6. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-01-10).