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Gilnid <The Smelter> is a level 20 elite goblin in The Deadmines. Gilnid is the head smelter for Edwin VanCleef.


In the crafting of technological automatons, Gilnid may have no equal. Amoral beyond the ability of the goblins to stomach, Gilnid was cast out of Booty Bay when his insane experiments ran amok in the city’s marketplace. Gilnid has no interest in politics, and plays no part in the Brotherhood’s decision making, but the Brotherhood funds his experiments and keeps him supplied with parts. VanCleef has enormous — perhaps too much — respect for his mad talents.[1] (DF 142)

Combat Info

Getting through the forge to Gilnid is harder than the actual fight with him. Most of the mobs around him can be pulled separately, usually leaving only one near him. The fight is fairly straightforward.


  • Spell fire fireball.png  [Molten Metal]ω ϖ—Inflicts Fire damage every 3 sec. to an enemy, increasing the time between its attacks by 54% and its movement by 50% for 15 sec.


  • "Anyone want to take a break? Well too bad! Get to work you oafs!"
  • "Get those parts moving down to the ship!"
  • "The cannons must be finished soon."


Notable Loot
Inv jewelry ring 09.png
Inv pants 02.png


  • Gilnid is bigger than the rest of the goblins in the room.
  • You need to kill Gilnid to get through the door behind him.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Fixed some typos in Gilnid's text in The Deadmines.

External links

  1. ^ DF, 142