Darkmoon Faire World Event Guide

Darkmoon Faire is a monthly event in World of Warcraft where you can travel to Darkmoon Island and experience all kinds of attractions, exclusive vendors, and a wide variety of activities. It's one of the biggest world events when it comes to collectors, with a ton of mounts, pets, toys, achievements and transmog that you cannot find anywhere else.

During Darkmoon Faire you can a 10% experience and reputation buff through the Darkmoon Carousel or Roller Coaster (WHEE!), or from using a fancy Darkmoon Top Hat. This buff is great if you want to level characters, grind reputations or unlock Allied Races.





Scarlet Crusade Hidden Transmog

The Scarlet Crusade Hidden Transmog can be purchased from the Scarlet Quartermaster, an NPC found on the Darkmoon Island during the Darkmoon Faire.

Darkmoon Faire Replica Armor

While the Darkmoon Faire is open, you can purchase replica armor of the original vanilla dungeon sets from Barum and Baruma.

Dungeon Set 1 will show up in Appearances Transmog Sets once unlocked, however Dungeon Set 2 will only show up on the class from the table below. You can still transmog items from Dungeon Set 2 on other classes, but you will have to search for the items individually in the transmog window.

Note that these transmog sets are not class specific, therefore Death Knights, Demon Hunters and Monks can also unlock them.



Dungeon Set 1

Dungeon Set 2



Wildheart Raiment

Feralheart Raiment



Beaststalker Armor

Beastmaster Armor



Magister's Regalia

Sorcerer's Regalia



Lightforge Armor

Soulforge Armor



Vestments of the Devout

Vestments of the Virtuous



Shadowcraft Armor

Darkmantle Armor



The Elements

The Five Thunders



Dreadmist Raiment

Deathmist Raiment



Battlegear of Valor

Battlegear of Heroism


The first achievement you will probably get is Come One, Come All!, obtained for taking the portal in Mulgore/Goldshire that teleports you to the Darkmoon Island. You can find Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mage in all major capital cities that can take you to the location of the portals.

Darkmoon Races

For these achievements you will need to compete in the two Darkmoon races at the end of the island with all the different mounts they have. Every mount has different abilities. The races have multiple checkpoints that you have to hit, and several items and traps on the tracks, to help or hinder you. There will be a bell tolling during the race, indicating how much time has passed since the start. To complete the achievements you will need to finish the race in the number of tolls indicated in the achievement.

There is one extra achievement with the Wanderluster, Darkmoon Like the Wind for gliding for more than 10 seconds. It's easily obtainable during The Real Big Race.

Darkmoon Faire Dance Game

The Darkmoon Faire Dance Game is a competition where players have to copy the Dance Master's moves to earn points. Completing the Dancing Machine achievements rewards players with the Dance Dance Darkmoon item.

  • First Dance - Successfully participate in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game.
  • Don't Stop Dancing - Successfully participate in 30 Darkmoon Faire Dance games.
  • You Got the Beat - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the easiest difficulty.
  • Feeling It - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the easiest difficulty 10 times.
  • What a Feeling - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the medium difficulty.
  • Can't Stop the Feeling - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the medium difficulty 10 times.
  • Make You Sweat - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the hardest difficulty.
  • Maniac on the Dance Floor - Earn a perfect score in the Darkmoon Faire Dance game on the hardest difficulty 10 times.
  • Dancing Machine - Complete the Darkmoon Faire achievements listed below.
    • Feeling It
    • Can't Stop the Feeling
    • Maniac on the Dance Floor

Darkmoon Games

You can earn the following achievements by performing certain small feats during each of the Darkmoon Games. You also get an achievement for playing all the games, Step Right Up.

  • Ace Tonk Commander - Destroy 45 targets during the Tonk Battle game.
  • Blastenheimer Bullseye - Land in the middle of the target ring in the Cannon Blast game.
  • Quick Shot - Score a Quick Shot (shooting very fast right after the target is marked) in the Shooting Gallery.
  • That's Whack! - Score 45 points in Whack-a-Gnoll. Whacking Hogger is worth extra points.
  • Triumphant Turtle Tossing - Toss all 10 rings onto the turtle during Ring Toss. The turtle goes back to the same spot every few seconds.

Darkmoon Artifacts

There are several artifacts you can loot from PvP and PvE activities if you have Darkmoon Adventurer's Guide in your bags. You can turn those in and get some Darkmoon Prize Tickets, and completion for the following achievements:

  • Darkmoon Dungeoneer - Turn in all dungeon artifacts. You can loot them from dungeons appropiate for your level.
  • Darkmoon Defender - Turn in all battleground artifacts. You can loot them by removing the insignia from corpses of enemy players in battlegrounds.
  • Darkmoon Despoiler - Turn in all battleground, dungeon and raid artifacts. The raid artifact drops from the first boss of a raid appropiate for your level.

Darkmoon Arena

Starting at 00:00 and every 3h during the Darkmoon Faire, a chest will appear inside the Darkmoon Arena. You will be hostile to all other players except the ones in your party. The objective is to loot the chest before anyone else. Opening the chest has a ~10 sec. cast. You will get a Pit Fighter trinket which starts a quest, and some other Darkmoon goodies.

If you open the chest a 13th time after getting the Master Pit Fighter, you will recieve the trinket Returning Champion to use on any character.

Blight Boar

The Blight Boar is a band that performs in the Cauldron of Rock, in the eastern Darkmoon Island woods every hour on the half hour (00:30, 1:30, etc.). The Death Metal Knight will come to crash the performance and players will have to defeat him. They can also catch Bolts of Light to gain "fan" points, and dodge Banshee Walls to avoid losing "fan" points. After the Death Metal Knight is defeated, there will be Ghouls attacking Devlynn Styx. You can attack them to kick them away and gain "fan" points.

  • Hey, You're a Rockstar! - You will get this achievement after the Blight Boar performance finishes.
  • Mosh Pit - If no Ghouls reach Devlynn Styx at the end of the performance, you will get this achievement.
  • Taking this Show on the Road - After the performance is over, having missed 0-2 Bolts of Light, and having been hit by 0-2 Banshee Walls will grant you one of the 4 buffs. You will need to participate in several performances and get all of the different buffs to get this achievement.
  • Perfect Performance - A "Perfect Performance" is one where 4 different players have gotten all 4 different buffs for the previous achievement on the same performance.

Other Darkmoon Faire Achievements

Treasure Hunt: Silas' Secret Stash

Treasure Hunting is a challenging and fun mini game in which players follow a trail of clues in order to find the hidden treasure. This is also the case for Silas' Secret Stash, also known as the Darkmoon Treasure, a treasure hunt available to both Horde and Alliance players during the Darkmoon Faire.

To start this treasure hunt you will have to buy the Faded Treasure Map from Galissa Sundew for 100 Darkmoon Daggermaw. At the end of this treasure hunt you will receive 100 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, which is great for purchasing mounts, pets, toys or other collectibles.

For more info about this treasure hunt check our guide: Treasure Hunt: Silas' Secret Stash.

The Darkmoon Arcade

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

The Darkmoon Faire returns this Sunday, February 2 with the addition of the Darkmoon Arcade. Seek out mechagnome Lynnish Hardmode the Arcade Proprietor behind the Darkmoon Rollercoaster to take on your favorite Azerothian arcade games including:

  • HexSweeper: A most dangerous game wherein one must traverse an arcane mine field and identify all the booby-trapped areas. Instant death rewards the slightest misstep.
  • Rune Matching: The rules are simple! Match 3 or more runes for points. More than 3 and you get bonus points. If you manage to get 100,000 points, you might unlock an additional level of difficulty.
  • Bull-E: Uncross the wires to fix poor Bull-E's circuits. There is only one difficulty level: Pretty easy to insane-o hard. Give up and you have to start from the beginning.
  • Barrels o' Fun: Keep your eye on the barrel. One barrel will flash at the start of each round. Remember which one it is, and pick it when they're all done moving around.
  • Remembery: Flip the shells Remember where they are, and match the pairs.
  • Totemic Matrix: To develop harmony with the elements, one must study and understand the interactions between them. The totemic matrix is an ancient training method, a puzzle that will challenge one's mind and spirit. The object of the exercise is to transform all the totems to water totems. Simply touch a totem to invoke it. Know that all things are connected, a lesson invaluable in this puzzle…as in life.

It will cost 1 Darkmoon Game Token to unlock the console for the day, but you'll be able to play as long as you like. Your reward? The warm fuzzy feeling of achieving victory in the pursuit of mind over machine.