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For the pre-Cataclysm instance and associated lore, see Deadmines (original).
The Deadmines
VC, DM, DMVC
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Location
Race(s)
End boss
Instance info
Type

Dungeon

Advised level

15 - 21 (normal)
85 (heroic)

Player limit

5

The Deadmines are expansive, winding tunnels dug out under Westfall and part of northwestern Stranglethorn Vale. It is the lowest-level Alliance instance, and is populated by members of the Defias Brotherhood. Its entrance can be accessed in the town of Moonbrook in southwestern Westfall, while its exit is located in the western part of the Dagger Hills near the ocean.

Contents

Background

Prior to the First War, the Deadmines were the greatest gold-production center in human lands. It is said the Deadmines' gold deposits once accounted for a third of Stormwind's treasure reserves. However, they were abandoned during the First War. During that time, Lord Lothar ventured into the perilous Deadmines on a quest to obtain the  [Tome of Divinity] but was captured by a band of ogres and held captive for 20 months. He was ultimately rescued and successful in his mission. It was also to the dungeons below the Deadmines to which Blackhand's daughter Griselda fled with the ogre Turok. Both were slain by an orcish raid. At that time, many slimes inhabited the dungeons but have not been encountered lately. Amid the chaos of the First War, the mines were abandoned and later thought to be haunted, leaving them relatively untouched until the Defias Brotherhood — a group of former laborers turned brigands - claimed the labyrinth as a base of operations. Their ambitious leader, Edwin VanCleef, was constructing a juggernaught at the bottom of the mines with the aid of the goblins. His plans were stopped by the Alliance militia and Edwin himself was killed and beheaded.

In Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Edwin's daughter, Vanessa, had officially become the leader of the Defias and started putting her father's original plan back into action. She began to continue building the Juggernaut and hired new "employees". With all the chaos going on in Azeroth due to the Cataclysm, she had the best time to plot and avenge her father by assaulting Stormwind. The dungeon was updated to reflect current events and gained a Heroic mode for level 85 players. There are Goblin Teleporters scattered throughout the instance, usable only when the boss of the particular room they are located in is killed. Once unlocked, they can send players to either Ironclad Cove, the Mast Room, or the Goblin Foundry. The Goblin Transporter located at the beginning room with the quest givers only sends players further into the instance; it does not function as a destination point.

Dungeon Journal

It is said the Deadmines' gold deposits once accounted for a third of Stormwind's treasure reserves. Amid the chaos of the First War, the mines were abandoned and later thought to be haunted, leaving them relatively untouched until the Defias Brotherhood -- a group of former laborers turned brigands -- claimed the labyrinth as a base of operations for its subversive activities against Stormwind.

Geography

To get there, go to the barn in Westfall. [42.4, 72.6] You can also check out the video down below.

Subregions

Mast Room · Goblin Foundry · Ironclad Cove

Maps

Quest guide

Quest name Quest giver
Alliance Alliance quests
A [16D] The Foreman  Lieutenant Horatio Laine (Automatic)
A [16D] The Carpenter  Lieutenant Horatio Laine (Automatic)
A [16D] The Machination  Lieutenant Horatio Laine (Automatic)
A [16D] The Admiral  Lieutenant Horatio Laine (Automatic)
A [17D] The Defias Kingpin  Lieutenant Horatio Laine (Automatic)
Horde Horde quests
H [16D] Only The Beginning  Kagtha (Automatic)
H [16D] Traitors!!!  Slinky Sharpshiv (Automatic)
H [16D] Not Quite There  Miss Mayhem (Automatic)
H [16D] Good Intentions...Poor Execution  Kagtha (Automatic)
H [17D] The Defias Kingpin  Kagtha (Automatic)

NPCs

Alliance Alliance NPCs
IconSmall Alarm.gif Crime Scene Alarm-o-Bot
IconSmall Human Male.gif Lieutenant Horatio Laine
IconSmall Human Male.gif Stormwind Defender
IconSmall Human Male.gif Stormwind Investigator
Horde Horde NPCs
IconSmall Orc Female.gif Kagtha
IconSmall HarvestGolem.gif Mayhem Reaper Prototype
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif Miss Mayhem
IconSmall Orc Male.gif Shattered Hand Assassin
IconSmall Goblin Female.gif Slinky Sharpshiv
IconSmall VendingMachine.gif Vend-O-Tron D-Luxe
Neutral Neutral NPCs
IconSmall Human Female.gif Calissa Harrington
IconSmall Human Girl.gif Emme Harrington
IconSmall Human Boy.gif Erik Harrington

Resources

Fish

Dungeon denizens

Bosses

Deadmines bosses

The following bosses are present in Deadmines:

Encounters

Bosses Monsters NPCs
  • Deadmines (Tunnel to Mast Room)
  • Deadmines (Tunnel to Foundry)
  • Deadmines (Tunnel to Cove)

Guide

Entrance

You start the instance off with several Kobold Diggers and an Ogre Henchman. Use the Defias Cannon to DPS them down, first kill the Koblods, then the Ogre. Pull the next wave of mobs back to near the cannon, and use the same tactic. Go ahead and take down the two Ogre Bodyguards, you can use the previous tactic if need be. Now you will meet the first boss, Glubtok. For tactics and strategies on how to kill him, go to his page.

Tunnel till Mast Room

Now you will meet Goblin Overseers and Mine Bunnies. Make sure you do not pull the patrolling Mine Bunnies. While in this tunnel, break the chain tied to the Mining Monkeys and if you do not do this, make sure you do not attack them. After you kill several goblins, you will meet an Oaf Lackey and then two Oaf Lackeys, just dispose of them quickly. Now you will meet the second boss, Helix Gearbreaker. For tactics and strategies on how to kill him, go to his page.

Tunnel till Goblin Foundry

Now you will meet Defias Envokers, Defias Miners and Defias Diggers. Make sure you CC one of these mobs when pulling a wave, preferably the Envoker. Be sure to interrupt the spell Holy Fire (cast by the Envoker). Now, if you want, a DPS can mount on the Prototype Reaper and attack the mobs which are very simple. Now you will meet the third boss, Foe Reaper 5000. For tactics and strategies on how to kill him, go to his page.

Tunnel till Ironclad Cove

Now you will meet Defias Blood Wizards, Defias Enforcers and Defias Shadowguards. Make sure you CC one of these mobs when pulling a wave. Be sure to enter those red circles (Rage Zones) to increase your damage given. Use the same tactic for these mobs. After you pass the Iron Clad Door you must be careful when crossing the wooden platform, as cannonballs will be being shot from the juggernaught onto the platform.The parrots on the platform are simple. Once you get onto the ship you will meet Defias Pirates and Defias Squallshapers. Be sure to interrupt the spell Seaswell (cast by the Squallshaper). Make sure you use the cannons situated on the ship. Now you will meet the fourth boss, Admiral Ripsnarl, the fifth boss, "Captain" Cookie and sixth and last boss, Vanessa VanCleef. For tactics and strategies on how to kill these bosses, go to their pages. For information on the nightmare gauntlet, go to Vanessa’s page.


Loot

"Deadmines loot" redirects here. For the pre-Cataclysm instance loot, see Deadmines loot (original).
Boss Item Type
Normal Heroic
Glubtok  [Buzzer Blade]  [Buzzer Blade] Agility dagger
 [Gold-Flecked Gloves] Caster cloth gloves
 [Miner's Cape] Strength cloak
 [Defias Brotherhood Vest] Agility leather chest
 [Vest of the Curious Visitor] Caster leather chest
 [Missing Diplomat's Pauldrons] DPS strength shoulders
 [Shadow of the Past] Strength cloak
Helix Gearbreaker  [Cruel Barb]  [Cruel Barb] Agility sword
 [Impaling Harpoon] Agility polearm
 [Gold-Plated Buckler] Strength shield
 [Smelting Pants] Agility leather leggings
 [Old Friend's Gloves] Spirit mail gloves
 [Gear-Marked Gauntlets] Strength gloves
 [Gearbreaker's Bindings] Spirit plate bracers
 [Cloak of Thredd] Agility cloak
Foe Reaper 5000  [Buzz Saw]  [Buzz Saw] Agility sword
 [Emberstone Staff]  [Emberstone Staff] Caster staff
 [Foe Reaper]  [Foe Reaper] Strength two-hand mace
Admiral Ripsnarl  [Rockslicer]  [Rockslicer] Agility two-hand axe
 [Smite's Reaver]  [Smite's Reaver] Strength one-hand axe
 [Lavishly Jeweled Ring]  [Lavishly Jeweled Ring] DPS caster ring
"Captain" Cookie  [Cookie's Stirring Rod]  [Cookie's Stirring Rod] Caster wand
 [Cookie's Tenderizer]  [Cookie's Tenderizer] Strength one-hand mace
 [Thief's Blade]  [Thief's Blade] Agility sword
 [Corsair's Overshirt]  [Corsair's Overshirt] Caster cloth chest
 [Cape of the Brotherhood]  [Cape of the Brotherhood] Agility cloak
Vanessa VanCleef  [Armbands of Exiled Architects] Caster cloth bracers
 [Daughter's Hands] Spirit cloth gloves
 [Cowl of Rebellion] Spirit leather helm
 [VanCleef's Boots] Agility leather boots
 [Bracers of Some Consequence] Agility mail bracers
 [Shackles of the Betrayed] Spirit mail bracers
 [Guildmaster's Greaves] Spirit plate boots
 [Stonemason's Helm] DPS plate helm

Related achievements

Gallery

Notes, Tips, & Additional Info

Exit from Deadmines instance.
The water gate, visible from the cove near Yojamba Isle in Stranglethorn Vale.
  • It was commonly known as "VC" (named for its previous final boss, VanCleef) to avoid confusion with another instance (Dire Maul) that shares the more obvious initials. Since the release of Heroic Deadmines and loss of Shen'dralar reputations, however, the abbreviation DM almost exclusively refers to Deadmines.
  • If you travel to a small cove north of Yojamba Isle (in northwestern Northern Stranglethorn), you can see a large water gate which leads to the docks inside Deadmines. However, you cannot enter or leave through this. Interestingly, inside the Deadmines this gate exists to the North, but outside the gates exit to the south.
  • Very popular video which won the Rise to Power contest was based on The Deadmines and its (old) bosses.

Videos

Patches and hotfixes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Vanessa VanCleef (Heroic difficulty) now has a sweet, sweet voice to accompany her dialog.
  • Hotfix (2011-01-05): "
    • Heroic Deadmines now has significantly less trash mobs.
    • The mechanical nightmare section of the Vanessa VanCleef encounter has less sparks of doom, and is notably easier and faster to navigate.
    • Vapors in the Ripsnarl encounter now increase in power every 8 seconds, up from 6."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added. Replaced the original Deadmines dungeon..

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