|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in World of Warcraft: Classic.
|Level||18 - 20 Elite|
|Location||Ironclad Cove, Deadmines|
Defias Blackguards were level 18-20 elite humans of the Defias Brotherhood that could be found in the original Deadmines. They were talented and high-ranked assassins of the Defias Brotherhood, who had been chosen to safeguard the head of the Brotherhood, Edwin VanCleef. They deceptively hid in , staying unseen to the intruders, waiting for a perfect timing to assassinate those who would threaten the Brotherhood.
- Faded — Puts the caster in stealth mode. Lasts until canceled.
- Stealth — Allows the rogue to sneak around, but reduces your speed by 40%. Lasts until canceled.
They had a chance to drop Stonemason Trousers.
- Blackguards have rough 1400 health.
Before attacking the Edwin VanCleef, two Blackguards stealth in the room where VanCleed stands. When VanCleef is pulled, it will also attract the Blackguards to attack the group. When VanCleef has ~60% of his health left, he will call two other Blackguards to aid him.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Removed.