Hallow's End 2013 Guide (October 18 - November 1)

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Hallow's End 2013 Guide (October 18 - November 1)

Post by Twiztid on Thu 31 Oct 2013, 1:02 pm

Battle Pets
In Mists of Pandaria, vanity pets now double as battle pets with distinctive breeds, stats, and abilities. Hallow's End has three unique battle pets.
Those candies you get from trick-or-treating have changed several times over WoW's history. They used to be buffs, offering amounts of stacking stats such as spell power with every consumption. However, that's changed and they now provide only visual effects.
Unlike many other Hallow's End consumables, wands do not require the event to be active in order to use them, so you can have fun disguises all year long.

2011 added many new masks. First and foremost for the two playable races added in Cataclysm:


Sadly there seem to be no pandaren masks. This brings the amount of masks for playable races up to 24.

In addition to the playable race masks, there are also four sets based on non-playable races; these masks have buffs. Because they function as buffs, they cost more to purchase and are probably meant items for the player who has nearly everything as a currency sink.

Naga: Int
Ogre: Stam
Murloc: Agi
Vrykul: Str

New Buffs
Two powerful buffs are tied to the Wickerman Festival. Every four hours there is a city-wide announcement and then 10 minutes later, Sylvanas or Genn buffs nearby players.

 Decree of the Dark Lady is granted to nearby players upon observing an RP event in which Sylvanas watches the burning of the Wickerman and declares it to be a sign of the strength of the Forsaken. It lasts an hour and persists through death. Level 1-79 players receive a non-mastery version,  Decree of the Dark Lady.

 Greymane's Resolve works in the same way for Alliance players--Genn Greymane watches the burning of the Wickerman and celebrates the resilience of the Worgen. It lasts an hour and persists through death. Level 1-79 players receive a non-mastery version, Greymane's Resolve.

You can also obtain  Unburdened/ Grim Visage and is easily gotten--just use the ashes on the ignited Wickerman bonfire outside Stormwind or Undercity. The experience bonus works on mob kills only, and the reputation bonus works on everything. The reputation bonus also stacks with other bonuses like  Diplomacy and  Mr. Popularity.

If the ashes are not available, wait for someone to finish  A Time to Build Up or an NPC to rekindle it.

Treats and Goodies!
There are three main ways players can acquire quirky seasonal items during the Hallow's End festival: 
Candy Buckets Crudely Wrapped Gift, and the Headless Horseman.

Candy Buckets (in the shape of pumpkins) are nearby the innkeepers of friendly inns. Instead of talking to an innkeeper each hour for a Treat Bag or a Trick disguise as in the past, looting each pumpkin will reward players with a  Handful of Treats (and sometimes a temporary character disguise, like the Trick debuff). This contains 1-3  Tricky Treat, some candy, and other vanity items. If you don't get lucky with finding rare items in your candy bags, don't worry--the  Tricky Treat can be used to purchase them instead. This system takes the RNG component out of the holiday that many had complained about.
(As in past years, there's also an Apple Bob nearby, which gives players Bobbing Apple.)

 Crudely Wrapped Gift can be obtained after protecting a low level Alliance (Goldshire, Kharanos, or Azure Watch) or Horde (Razor Hill, Falconwing Square, or Brill) village from the Shade of the Horseman (see Quests section below). The matrons located in these villages will ask for your aid in putting out fires in local buildings. When the Shade of the Horseman has been defeated, a largeJack-o-Lantern will appear on the ground that gives the quest  Smash the Pumpkin (Alliance) which can be turned in at the nearby Matron. The Matron will reward you with a sum of gold and a  Crudely Wrapped Gift, which can contain candy, masks, or even riding brooms!

The Headless Horseman is a level 90 boss that players can queue up for using the Dungeon Finder tool. The boss will then spawn in the Graveyard of Scarlet Monastery. This encounter can be completed easily by a decently-geared 5-man of level 90 players. For more information check out the section below!

Candy Buckets
Seasonal, pumpkin-shaped Candy Buckets are located inside every inn, near the Innkeeper. Each bucket offers a one-time quest that can be completed and rewards a small sum of gold and a Handful of Treats, which contains 1-3  Tricky Treat and then has a chance to have other items such as masks and snacks. These snacks include  Pyroblast Cinnamon Ball G.N.E.R.D.S. Chewy Fel Taffy, and  Soothing Spearmint Candy.

You can also get Trick debuffs: Bat, Cat, Frog, Mini-Diablo, Snake and Wisp.

Visiting all friendly inn buckets on continent will reward an achievement. There is a new one for Pandaria in 2012 too.

Locations and Maps
Tip: Clicking on the coordinates in the tables below will open a map of the candy bucket location in a lightbox.

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