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: Lifesteal, Restore Health
Tags: Damage-related, Triggered effect


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

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

How to get

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


  • 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. Before Patch, this damage was counted as damage dealt by the Mistress of Pain herself, causing the effect to trigger again and again, until the controlling hero was killed. This was not considered a bug.[2] More precisely, the infinite loop would stop once the hero has been in negative Health following three consecutive triggers or after 61 triggers, whichever happened first.[3][4]
    • With the introduction of Lifesteal as a named mechanic in Patch, this interaction was changed. Mistress of Pain, or in fact any card with Lifesteal, will now damage the controlling hero only once.


While this card has very low Attack, as a Demon it can be buffed with cards like Demonheart to increase its attack, giving Warlocks a marginal source of healing.

As a 1-Attack minion, it combos well with Hobgoblin.

Lightwarden can receive buffs from the healing generated.


I can ease your pain.


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.


  • 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.[5]
  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Wrathgate" series, for the card Lynxia.


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


Carl Critchlow


Mistress of Pain, full art

Patch changes

  • Knights of the Frozen Throne logo.png Patch (2017-08-08): Text changed from "Damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero." to "Lifesteal."
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch (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 (2014-12-04): Added.


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