For the Cataclysm version, see Willey Hopebreaker.
MobCannon Master Willey
Image of Cannon Master Willey
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 60 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scarlet Crusade
Occupation Cannoneer
Location Stratholme
Status Killable

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.

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

At the time of the Cataclysm, Willey, like the other Scarlet Crusade members were slain by Balnazzar and raised into the Risen. As a Risen, he is be renamed to Willey Hopebreaker.


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.png [Barrage Girdle] Inv scroll 03.png [Plans: Heartseeker]
Inv jewelry necklace 10.png [Nacreous Shell Necklace] Inv helmet 41.png [Helm of the New Moon]
Inv ammo bullet 02.png [Miniature Cannon Balls] Inv shoulder 07.png [Shadowcraft Spaulders]
Inv boots plate 09.png [Master Cannoneer Boots] Inv misc bomb 04.png [Cannonball Runner]
Inv staff 23.png [Redemption] Inv shoulder 02.png [Mantle of the Scarlet Crusade]
Inv weapon shortblade 16.png [Willey's Back Scratcher] Inv weapon rifle 07.png [Willey's Portable Howitzer]

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