Madam Goya

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Madam Goya
Madam Goya(49684).png
Madam Goya(49684) Gold.png
Set: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Type: Minion
Class: Neutral
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 6
Attack: 4
Health: 3
Abilities: Battlecry, Put into battlefield, Shuffle into deck
Tags: Random, Targeted
Artist: Jakub Kasper

Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Swap it with a minion in your deck.

She has set up her Black Market here in Gadgetzan for one purpose, to make a KILLING when Beanie Babies make their inevitable comeback.

See this card on Hearthpwn

Madam Goya is an legendary neutral minion card, from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Madam Goya can be obtained through Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Madam Goya 1600 400
Golden Madam Goya 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This card's Battlecry shuffles the target minion into the player's deck, then takes a random other minion from the player's deck and puts it directly into the battlefield. Madam Goya does not actually "swap" cards.
  • This card's Battlecry will not activate if there are no minions in the player's deck.[1]
  • With Brann Bronzebeard, this card's Battlecry will shuffle in only the Battlecry's target, but will bring two minions from the decks directly into the battlefield.[2] The second minion may be the targeted minion, in which case it will be returned back to the board.[3][4]

Fixed bugs[edit | edit source]

  • For the first few days of Patch 7.0.0.15590, if your board was full (including Madam Goya) when Madam Goya was played, her Battlecry would shuffle a minion into the deck, but would not put a minion into the battlefield. This was because the random minion was put into the battlefield before the target minion was shuffled into the deck. This was hotfixed on 2016-12-06.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Madam Goya's card effect is tricky to use and not reliable, but can be game-winning. The ideal outcome with Madam Goya is to target a low-cost minion and switch in a much stronger minion, preferably a minion with a strong end-of-turn effect like Y'Shaarj or ones with negative Battlecries like Deathwing. As a result, Madam Goya is best used in control decks with many high-cost minions. Since Paladins and Shamans can generate a minion with their Hero Powers, they possess the most convenient ways to generate targets for Madam Goya.

Madam Goya can also be used to return cards with strong Battlecries. However, using Madam Goya for this purpose is generally inferior to Youthful Brewmaster or Ancient Brewmaster since they can accomplish this more effectively while also having decent stats on their own.

Priests can use Madam Goya with temporary mind control effects to permanently take the minion for themselves.

Provides substantially more value with Brann Bronzebeard, which causes Madam Goya to summon two minions from your deck, but only shuffle in one.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
Everyone has a price.
Attack
Your debt is due.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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.

In Hearthstone lore, Madam Goya serves as the curator for the Gadgetzan Museum of Ancient Artifacts, as evidenced by both Volume 32 #9 and Volume 32 #10 page 2 of The Gadgetzan Gazette. In the former, she is mentioned as having promised to credit citizens who donate to the museum with a "nifty plaque", while the latter describes a short speech given by Goya to a throng of the opening gala's attendees: "It gives me the greatest pleasure to welcome the people of Gadgetzan to what is now surely the world's finest museum. This, of course, is only the beginning! Our ancient past conceals wonders untold, and I am confident that you will find our future exhibits to be most... thrilling."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Madam Goya, full art
Madam Goya in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]