Madam Goya (boss)

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Madam Goya

Madam Goya (boss).png

Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Hero
Class: Rogue
Health: N
Artist: Unknown artist

"Extortion" is such an ugly word. Goya prefers "Licensing Fees."

For the minion card of the same name, see Madam Goya.

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

Hero powers[edit | edit source]

Normal Heroic
Blackmail (Normal).png
Blackmail (Heroic).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Lotus Bruiser.png
Fruit Slasher.png

Heroic[edit | edit source]

Gluttonous Trogg(77165).png

Decks[edit | edit source]

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

Level 8
Total cards Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
30 Boss Lotus Bruiser 2 Boss Lotus Bruiser 4
Fruit Slasher 1 Gluttonous Trogg 2
Rogue Shadowstep 2 Fruit Slasher 2
Jade Shuriken 2 Druid Jade Behemoth 2
Jade Swarmer 2 Rogue Jade Shuriken 2
Lab Recruiter 2 Jade Swarmer 2
Blink Fox 2 Trade Prince Gallywix 1
Burgle 1 Shaman Jade Lightning 1
Sonya Shadowdancer 1 Jade Chieftain 2
Academic Espionage 1 Jade Lotus Jade Spirit 2
Elven Minstrel 2 Aya Blackpaw 2
Thistle Tea 2 Neutral Burly Rockjaw Trogg 2
Unidentified Contract 1 Hoarding Dragon 1
Jade Lotus Jade Spirit 2 Soldier of Fortune 1
Aya Blackpaw 1 Burgly Bully 2
Grimy Goons Don Han'Cho 1 Loatheb 1
Neutral Second-Rate Bruiser 1 Troggzor the Earthinator 1
Big-Time Racketeer 2
Gadgetzan Auctioneer 2

Notes[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Robes of Gaudiness is absolutely bad in this encounter since Extortion 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 Fruit Slasher.

Normal[edit | edit source]

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 Lotus 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 themshelves.

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

Heroic[edit | edit source]

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. 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, Elixir 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 and play Extortions whenever you can; eventually she will only be able to play one card each turn while you dominate the board.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Before match

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


Madam Goya
I know who you are. I know what you've done.

Vessina's introduction

Hmmm... A sshady ssalesman sslithering in the sshadows.

Squeamlish's introduction

You are being fan of Squeamlish?! Hi.

Introduction with Mr. 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.

Introduction with George the Fallen

Madam Goya
Revenge is a costly pursuit.

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.

Player's Extortion

Madam Goya
Perhaps you are not the fool I took you to be.
A welcome exchange.
How wise of you.
Thank you for your continued patronage.
Some say money cannot buy happiness. They lie.
A small price to pay.

Player's Madam Goya

Madam Goya
An image of myself? How peculiar.

Player's Don Han'Cho

Madam Goya
Han'Cho, I hope you found your purchases to be to your liking.

Player's Aya Blackpaw

Madam Goya
Aya my dear. The jade in your eyes, still shines just as bright.

Player's Kazakus

Madam Goya
Kazakus. Do not to bite the paw that feeds.

Player summoning a Jade Golem

Madam Goya
I see my wares have found a home.
Seeing Aya's work always fills me with pride.
Jade. Truly beautiful.

Lotus Bruiser

Madam Goya
Sometimes force is necessary.
A bit blunt for my tastes, but he does good work.

Fruit Slasher

Madam Goya
Ninja get results.


Madam Goya
Oh. I lost.


Madam Goya
Very disappointing.

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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Madam Goya (boss), full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]