Cannon Master Willey is a level 60 elite human mini-boss found in the Armory of the Scarlet Bastion in Stratholme. He is a ranking member of the Scarlet Crusade.


The Cannon Master himself is not a very difficult foe to defeat, but reinforcements (Crimson Riflemen) continually arrive, stand in one spot, and fire on your party. They can be killed by loading and firing the cannons beside the Cannon Master with ammo from the piles beside the Cannon Master.

Before the fight, designate someone to be the "Cannon Boy". Healers or ranged DPS are the best candidates for this. Periodically, this person should fire the cannon to kill all the reinforcements that spawn at the end of the hall, though conservation of ammo is important. Always hold on to at least one cannon ball, as Willey's death spawns a bunch of the Riflemen, which are very hard to take out by more traditional methods.


Notable Loot
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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

In Cataclysm, Willey will, like the other Scarlet Crusade members become slain by Balnazzar and raised into the Risen. As a Risen, he will be renamed to Willey Hopebreaker.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Renamed Willey Hopebreaker.

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