Edwin VanCleef (tactics)

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CombatMobElite 32Edwin VanCleef
Edwin VanCleef
Title <Defias Kingpin>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 17- 20 Elite
Health 3,088 - 3,906
Affiliation Defias Brotherhood
Position Leader of the Defias Brotherhood
Location Ironclad Cove, The Deadmines
Status Deceased

Edwin VanCleef is a level 20 elite human boss found in the original, low-level version of the Deadmines.



Note: VanCleef is stunnable.

Before engaging VanCleef, be sure to defeat Captain Greenskin who patrols the area where VanCleef is standing. VanCleef initially has two level 19 - 20 Defias Blackguards. When VanCleef's health drops below 50%, two additional level 19 - 20 blackguards will spawn. Some people say that ignoring the adds and just attacking VanCleef is the best tactic to kill him. Another method that works is, standing on the cannon to the left, just before you step into the area Captain Greenskin patrols. Get a mage on the cannon, and get a tank to draw VC and his adds out after killing Greenskin. Draw them to the cannon, and get the mage to use some ranged attacks (a wand preferably) to distract the adds. The adds will *evade* the ranged attacks, but remain incapacitated until you stop doing them. After killing VC, move onto the other mobs, one at a time.


  • None may challenge the Brotherhood!
At 75%
  • Lapdogs, all of you!
At 50%
  • Fools! Our cause is righteous!
At 25%
  • The Brotherhood shall prevail!
Killing a player
  • And stay down!


Inv letter 15
Inv misc head human 01
Inv chest leather 08
Inv misc cape 08
Inv shirt 08
Inv sword 24


Patch changes

WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.1 (28-Jun-2006): Added.
Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): No longer an instance boss, but appears in a cutscene for new level 85 heroic mode Deadmines.

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Facts about "Edwin VanCleef (tactics)"RDF feed
GenderMale +
NPC factionCombat +
NPC level17- 20 +
Patch date28 June 2006 + and 15 November 2010 +
RaceHuman +
TitleDefias Kingpin +

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