“Hallow’s End” Begins

Today starts one of my favorite World Events, Hallow’s End. For those players that are at least level 89, they will be granted access to the headless horseman fight that takes place in the graveyard of the Scarlet Monastery. Its a pretty simple fight attack the horseman until he is almost dead, then when his head jumps off and bounces around attack the head until it rejoins the body. Rinse and repeat. On your 3rd focused attack on the head (and every attack thereafter) pumpkin adds will pop up, just AOE them till they are dead and then refocus on the boss (that doesn’t take long at all). Once you defeat him, you get a cache box once daily, that contains anything from candy pieces, to gold, to wands that can turn party members into various spooky monsters.

The Horseman himself will drop either Band of the Petrified Pumpkin (Melee ring), Seal of Ghoulish Glee (Physical DPS ring), Wicked Witch’s Signet (Healer ring),  The Horseman’s Ring (Spell DPS), The Horseman’s Horrific Hood (Melee, for Plate wearers), The Horseman’s Sinister Slicer (One handed, Physical DPS) or uber rarely The Horseman’s Reins (The Headless Horseman’s very mount). This is good for those that have been working on alts and maybe just hit 90, grab the stuff here before you head out to the Timeless Isle.

Thanks to the various innkeepers around Azeroth and Outland, you can pick candy from a pumpkin bucket, and if you do, you have the chance of your character being transformed into just about anything. This is my badass troll turned into a freakin gnome pirate. Kind of emasculating if you ask me.

Once you are done with being transformed, head over to Brill/Falconwing Square/Razor Hill (if Horde) or Azure Watch/Goldshire/Kharanos (if Alliance) and save the town from the fires of the horseman. Find your respective Orphan Matron and proceed to run water buckets and throw them on buildings to put out the fire. This can only be done once a day on your toon, so if you do it in one location, you can’t do it at the other 2 in the same day.

Tricky Treats are the special Hallow’s End currency that you can use at a vendor to buy items. The only thing really worth buying is the Feline Familiar Pet. The cat has 2 distinct looks. One when you are on the ground, and one for when you are flying.

There are other daily quests that you can do, if you are Horde, you hop a broom and teleport to Stormwind (vice versa if Alliance) and ride on the broom dropping stink bombs through the city, making it smell like shit.  While there you can also go and put the fire out on the opposing teams Wicker man, to just add insult to smelly injury. Once back at your own capital, you can grab a quest to receive an Arcane Cleanser to go around sucking up all the stank that got left in your city. For a little added bonus, burn your own Wicker man, then put the ashes on your face for the Grim Visage buff, increasing experience earned and reputation gained by 10% for 2 hours.

Of course, once you hit 90 the experience means nothing, but the rep is good, you could come and do this and then go hit your farm, to possibly earn rep with The Tillers faster, and who doesn’t like a little extra gold that took little to no effort at all?

Hallow’s End runs from October 18th-November 1st

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