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
Inv belt 18
Inv scroll 03
Inv jewelry necklace 10
Inv helmet 41
Inv ammo bullet 02200200
Inv shoulder 07
Inv boots plate 09
Inv misc bomb 04
Inv staff 23
Inv shoulder 02
Inv weapon shortblade 16
Inv weapon rifle 07


Cataclysm-Logo-Small 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

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Renamed Willey Hopebreaker.

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