The Deadmines is a dungeon in the World of Warcraft game. The minimum level for this dungeon is 85+. The main anagonist race in this dungeon are Human. The instance was released in the Cataclysm expansion. The dungeon contains 6 bosses. The end boss of The Deadmines is Vanessa Van Cleef.
The Deadmines are the home of the Defias, a criminal organisation that can be found predominately in the Elwynn Forest and Westfall. In the original version of the game, you had to go up against Edwin van Cleef but after the Cataclysm expansion came out, the original dungeon was updated and you then fought Vanessa Van Cleef, the daughter of the end boss. The location of the entrance to the Deadmines is (42, 71) , Westfall on the continent of Eastern Kingdoms.
The dungeon has one of the weirdest bosses in which the boss, Captain Cookie will literally cook himself in a large cauldron. The entrance to the dungeon is at the end of a winding cave which is filled by enemy miners and monkeys.
For those who have a love of eighties films will spot a simularity between this dungeon and the film `The Goonies`. The film has a group of children setting off on an adventure for find lost treasure. What they find is a galleon inside a cave much like here.
TomTom Location Coordinates for Entrance : /way 42, 71
| The first phase of this battle is simple, just tank and spank. However, when phase 2 starts, Glubtok will run to the centre of the room and start casting. Glubtok will cause a wave of energy to go round the room which you need to avoid otherwise you end up taking massive damage and probably die. He will summon which you need to kite and kill at the same time as killing the boss.|
Ready for Raiding AchievementGently dps Glubtok`s health down until he goes into the centre of the room. He will cause a line of fire to come from him to the outer wall, so long as you don`t get hit by the line of fire, you will get this achievement. Just run round the room avoiding the flames and stuff.
| There are actually two bosses here, Helix and a lumbering Oaf that Helix controls. You need to be careful of this boss as he will throw all sorts of bombs and such at you. Occassionally the Oaf will pick up a player and run down the route down the middle, smashing into the wall at the end. This will cause damage to the player but no AOE. The second phase will see the Oaf die and the players taking on Helix. Helix will jump on a player and has to be coaxed off by beating up the Goblin.|
| Once all the Reapers have been killed in the room, the Foe 5000 will come to life. The tank needs to kite the Foe to the top, just where the players came into the room. One player, a dps needs to jump into a Harvester and prevent the steam monsters from reaching the others. The player in the mechanoid needs to push back the steam and hit it when he can. The player must not let the steam get past him, the Steam will not attack the nearest player so you need to keep him down.|
|The fight will start normally but then Ripsnarl will stealth and shadowy adds will appear. The shadowy adds need to be kitted and killed before Ripsnarl will appear. Ripsnarl will disappear and return a couple of times.|
The Murloc is one of the weirdest bosses that you will encounter in the game. When the fight begins, he will run out and jump into a cauldron. The Cauldron is literally cooking Captain Cookie but the Murloc doesn`t seem to care. Cookie will throw food out of the cauldron which you need to be careful because some of the food gives good buffs and others bad ones.
| After a group of mercaneries killed Edwin van Cleef, the creator and leader of the Defias, Van Cleef`s daughter took over. Vanessa recruited various characters from Westfall and holed up inside the Deadmines. She can only be encountered in the Heroic 85+ dungeon. On encountering Vanessa, she sends you to different parts of the deadmines where you encounter previous bosses nightmares. When you make it back to the ship, she is waiting there to kill you. After every phase, Vanessa will jump away and cause the ship to explode, to survive, you need to use the ropes to swing off the ship and back again.|
Vigorous Vancleef Vindicator AchievementThis is a race against time to get back to Vanessa in under five minutes. When you first encounter Vanessa, she will put you in a daze and send back to the early boss encounter locations. You need to get back to the ship where you then need to kill her. To get the achievement, you don`t actually need to kill her, you just need to damage her. When you wake up from the daze, you are held over a molten iron pot, you need to click the valve to escape and begin the journey back. The first nightmare encounter is Helix Gearbreaker whose having a nightmare with spiders. Simply attack Helix and move onto the next boss. In the next room, you will need to meander through some lightning balls and kill the Foe Reaper for all its worth. The next one is to speed back to the ship killing the Worgens along the way to rescue Admiral Ripsnarl`s wife. Once you rescue her and hit Vanessa, you suceed.