Monday, October 17, 2011

Hallow's End has arrived...again

Once again Hallow's End has arrived. This is one of the most fun world events in the game. As Brewfest awarded Trinkets, Hallow's End awards Rings. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your low level rings to new ilvl 365 rings. Also included are a new sword and a plate helm. As always players will receive a Treat Bag dropped once per day in the boss fight with a possible reward of the The Horseman's Reins. This is a rare drop sought after by many players. Other possible drops from the bag include the Hallowed Helm and the Magic Broom mount. This year we have 3 new pets obtainable from the event. The first two (Little Wickerman and Feline Familiar) are purchased using the Tricky Treat currency obtained in the event and the third (Creepy Crate) obtained from a quest line. The Sinister Squashling pet will also be making a return appearance this year.

One additional change to take note in is that the quest A Mask for All Occasions has been altered. Originally this quest was required for the Hallow's End meta-achievement. However this quest was dropped from the meta due to the difficulty and rarity of the mask drops. Originally this quest could require two to four years to complete. The masks are now purchasable from a vendor in-game during this event. They are available for a cost of 2-5 Tricky Treats each. This will allow everyone to complete this once impossible quest.

Unfortunately Hallow's End does not provide us with much of an opportunity to make gold. Many people will be selling wand transformations for the achievement The Masquerade but this is not very profitable. Tanks and healers can sell their insta-queues for the daily boss fights. However the drops are all BoP and non-disenchantable. Weighted Jack-o'-Lanterns for the quest Check Your Head sell well on the AH for the first couple of days. Meta gems and enchant weapon scrolls may see a slight uptick in sales depending on the frequency of the helm and sword drops.

Below is the list of new items that drop from the boss fight Bring Me The Head of… Oh Wait to kill the Headless Horseman in Scarlet Monastery. Please note that all of the rings are “unique” and only one of each can be equipped per character.

Seal of the Petrified Pumpkin (Ring)

  • +201 Strength
  • +301 Stamina
  • Improves critical strike rating by 142
  • Improves haste rating by 121

  • +201 Agility
  • +301 Stamina
  • Improves critical strike rating by 144
  • Improves hit rating by 118

  • +201 Intellect
  • +301 Stamina
  • Improves haste rating by 144
  • Improves hit rating by 118

  • +201 Intellect
  • +301 Stamina
  • +134 Spirit
  • Improves critical strike rating by 134

  • Sword
  • Main Hand
  • Speed 2.60
  • 890 - 1652 Damage
  • (488.8 damage per second)
  • +103 Agility
  • +290 Stamina
  • Improves hit rating by 103
  • Increases your expertise rating by 103
  • Summon Pumpkin Soldiers to burn your foes

  • Plate Head
  • 2833 Armor
  • +371 Strength
  • +411 Stamina
  • Meta Socket
  • Yellow Socket
  • Socket Bonus: +30 Strength
  • Improves critical strike rating by 218
  • Improves hit rating by 171

The Horseman's Reins

Check out the WoW Insiders Guide to Hallow's End to get details on how to complete all the necessary quests for the meta-achievement. (Yes I know its the 2010 version but all the information is still accurate)


1 comment:

  1. It is nice that you can now buy the masks you need to finish the acheivement.