Lord Godfrey (tactics)

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BossLord Godfrey
Image of Lord Godfrey
Gender Male
Race Undead (Humanoid)
Level 21 - 87 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Shadowfang Keep
Status Killable

Lord Godfrey is an undead former Gilnean noble and the last encounter in the Shadowfang Keep.


For his character biography, see Vincent Godfrey.

Adventure Guide

Drawing from his past as a Gilnean noble and Forsaken agent, the cunning and resourceful Lord Godfrey wields dual pistols and commands relentless flesh-eating ghouls.


  • Spell shadow painspike.png  Cursed Bullets Interruptible curse — Lord Godfrey picks a random player and shoots them with cursed bullets. This attack immediately deals 200 (50,000 heroic) Shadow damage to the target, and continues to deal severe and increasing Shadow damage every 3 seconds for 15 sec.
  • Inv firearm 2h rifle cataclysm b 01.png  Pistol Barrage Heroic Difficulty — Lord Godfrey points at a random player and unleashes a barrage of bullets in a 60 degree cone towards that direction from his pair of pistols for 6 sec. The Pistol Barrage deals 30,000 Shadow damage every second to any unit within the cone of bullets.
  • Ability criticalstrike.png  Mortal Wound — Lord Godfrey slices his current target with the blades attached to his pistols, inflicting 20 (1,500 heroic) Physical damage every second and reducing the effectiveness of healing dealt to the target by 5% for 6 sec. (10% for 8 sec. heroic). This effect stacks up to 10 times.
  • Spell deathknight gnaw ghoul.png  Summon Bloodthirsty Ghouls — Lord Godfrey fires a volley of six necromantic bullets into the air around him, and where each bullet lands nearby a Bloodthirsty Ghoul rises out of the floor.
    • Bloodthirsty Ghoul — These ghouls have very low health.


Lord Godfrey occasionally summons ghoul adds; those should be tanked and killed. Godfrey will cast Pistol Barrage (his frontal cone AoE) immediately after summoning ghouls; any ghouls caught in the AoE will die—consider using knockback effects to get Godfrey to kill the ghouls for you (which grants an achievement: [Bullet Time]).

Immediately after finishing Pistol Barrage, Godfrey will cast Cursed Bullets—the ability can and should be interrupted; failing that, the curse it leaves behind should be dispelled. Godfrey will cast Cursed Bullets once more prior to the next ghoul summon.



Objective of

His death is the objective of the storyline quests:

Related achievements


Alliance Alliance
Packleader Ivar Bloodfang says: I don't know why the door is closed, heroes. My pack should have already taken care of Godfrey by now...
Packleader Ivar Bloodfang says: We will stand idle no longer! The time to act is now!
Ivar briefly turns to the doors to open them.
Packleader Ivar Bloodfang says: I'll make sure nothing interferes. Go now heroes! Kill Godfrey!
Horde Horde
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Why is the door shut? What in Sylvanas' name is going on here...
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Cromush! What happened?
High Warlord Cromush says: The coward...killed them...poisoned...me...
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: You'll pay for this Godfrey!
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Heroes, you must kill Godfrey! I'll make sure nothing interferes!
  • Alliance Ivar's pack failed horribly, so now he sends mercenaries. No matter, your journey ends in agony.
  • Horde That bitch Sylvanas sent you too, did she? No matter, your journey ends in agony.
Killing a player
  • Murder never gets old.
  • This is the quality of assassin sent to kill me? Laughable.
I thank you for the clean death. I would not have done the same...



  • His appearance may be a nod to Van Helsing.
  • He is also one of the non-death knight Forsaken that have blue eye sockets.
  • Before the introduction of Outlaw Rogues, Godfrey was the only character in WoW to use one-handed guns/pistols.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): He should now face a random target when casting Pistol Barrage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.


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