Hallow’s End World Event Guide (October 18 – November 1)

Hallow's End World Event is a Halloween-inspired holiday in World of Warcraft. It is themed around collecting candies at inns around the world, dressing up as scary monsters, and fighting the evil Headless Horseman that wants to terrify and burn your town.

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It’s time for Tricky Treats, costumes, and—of course—the return of the Headless Horseman during this year’s Hallow’s End!

Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge.

Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks.

The spookiest time of year has arrived once more, and the Headless Horseman rides forth to strike terror into the hearts and minds of Azeroth’s citizens.

When: October 18 - November 1
Where: Trick-or-Treat throughout the inns of Azeroth, Northrend, Pandaria, Outland, Draenor, the Broken Isles (Dalaran), and the Dragon Isles for tasty treats and currency to buy Hallow's End delights.

Hallow's End 2023 Holiday Updates

Event Overview

Tricky Treats

Tricky Treats are the currency for this holiday. You can get them from Handful of Treats by visiting inns around the world and looting the Candy Bucket inside. Apart from that, you can also get treats by completing dailies and defeating the Headless Horseman.

There are achievements themed around visiting all Candy Buckets in a certain area and for that we recommend the addon Candy Buckets. It's a very useful addon that allows you to see which Candy Buckets you haven't picked up yet, with markers on the map, and compatibility with TomTom for waypoints.

Wickerman's Buffs

During Hallow's End you can a 10% experience and reputation buff by clicking on the Wickerman's Ashes or Bonfire outside Undercity or Stormwind: Grim Visage / Unburdened. This buff is great if you want to level characters, grind reputations or unlock Allied Races.

Headless Horseman

During this holiday, you can queue for the Headless Horseman. Characters at level 60 or higher will get a Loot-Filled Pumpkin as a reward, while characters lower than that will receive a Loot-Stuffed Pumpkin instead.

This daily reward can contain a wide variety of the items you can also purchase with Tricky Treats, so it's a smart choice to hold off on buying some of the goodies until the last few days of the event, on the off-chance that you get them from the pumpkin first.

Some specific items can only be looted from the Epic version of the pumpkin (most notably The Horseman's Reins). We will note which ones throughout the guide.

Shade of the Horseman Event

During the event Orphan Matrons will ask your help in protecting a low level zone: Razor Hill, Falconwing Square or Brill for Horde and Goldshire, Kharanos or Azure Watch for Alliance. The related quest is called Fire Training / Fire Brigade Practice and you will have to throw water buckets to extinguish 5 fires.

Shortly after doing so the Shade of the Horseman will appear and if you defeat him then you'll be able to pick up a new quest Smash the Pumpkin / Smash the Pumpkin and deliver it to the Orphan Matron.

As a reward you will get a Crudely Wrapped Gift which can contain several items: Weighted Jack-o'-Lantern, Handful of Treats, Magic Broom and Folded Letter.

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Mounts

Note: While not technically a mount because you can't learn it, the Magic Broom has the same functionality. It will also disappear once the event is over.

Pets

The following pets can be purchased from Woim (Horde) or Pippi (Alliance) for 150 Tricky Treats:

These pets can be captured through pet battling in your Draenor Garrison after using the Creepy Crawlers decoration:

You can also buy a few costumes for your Perky Pug from Woim (Horde) or Pippi (Alliance):

  • "Mad Alchemist" Costume - Purchased for 5 Tricky Treats. Puts some Mad Alchemist goggles on your pug.
  • "Lil' Starlet" Costume - Purchased for 5 Tricky Treats. Puts some cool sunglasses on your pug.
  • "Yipp-Saron" Costume - Purchased for 150 Tricky Treats. Turns your pug's head into a C'thun-like eye, and sprouts a tentacle on its back.

There is also a Hallow's End-specific pet treat you can buy from Woim (Horde) or Pippi (Alliance):

  • Ominous Pet Treat - Purchased for 5 Tricky Treats. Gives your pet an purple void-ish effect.

Toys

  • Coin of Many Faces - This item is a rare drop from NPCs found only during Hallow's End in the Isle of Shadows, a small island near the south-western coast of Shadowmoon Valley in Draenor. It can also be purchased and sold in the Auction House.
  • Sack of Spectral Spiders - This item is a ~10% drop from the rare Arachnis. You can loot Arachnis only once per day, and you can find it in your Draenor Garrison after using Creepy Crawlers.

These toys can be purchased from Chub (Horde) and Dorothy (Alliance) for 150 Tricky Treats:

Transmog

Hallow's End 2023 update added a new off-hand item:

The following items can drop from Hag's Belongings, the reward for completing the daily quest Under the Crooked Tree.

The following items can drop from the Loot-Filled Pumpkin and the Loot-Stuffed Pumpkin:

The following costume sets change your appearance for 60 minutes and can be purchased from Chub (Horde) and Dorothy (Alliance) for 200 Tricky Treats each:

Heirloom Upgrades

You can purchase these heirloom upgrades from Chub (Horde) and Dorothy (Alliance):

Achievements

Hallowed Be Thy Name

This achievement is very straight-forward. You can go to pretty much any inn, and they will have a Candy Bucket with a quest. Turn in the quest and you will be rewarded with a Handful of Treats and this achievement.

For this achievement you will need to eat Tricky Treats until your character pukes. Stack a few of them, and eat one after the other. You will probably get this achievement by eating 10 treats or less, but don't be discouraged if you don't, just keep trying. Make sure you stock up at least 20 of them, just in case.

To obtain this achievement simply queue for The Headless Horseman in the LFG tool and defeat him.

To complete this achievement you need to complete the daily quests given by Masked Orphan Matron (Horde) or Costumed Orphan Matron (Alliance) at least once during the event. They are located in the small villages near the main cities of each faction.

To get this achievement you simply need to use a Tooth Pick. The easiest way to obtain one from a Handful of Treats, or you can purchase it from Chub (Horde) and Dorothy (Alliance) for 2 Tricky Treats. You might also get one from looting the Headless Horseman's corpse, but the other sources are more reliable.

This achievement is awarded after completing the quests listed on it. You can find all those quests at the entrance to Undercity or Stormwind.

This achievement is fairly straight-forward. First thing you need to do is obtain a few G.N.E.R.D.S. from Candy Buckets or purchase them from Chub (Horde) and Dorothy (Alliance).

Once you've collected a hanful of them, your best bet is to queue for a Battleground or go to a crowded PvP zone, and get 10 honorable kills while having the buff from the G.N.E.R.D.S. on you. Keep in mind it gets removed on death.

For this achievement you have to use a Weighted Jack-o'-Lantern on players of all races listed in the achievement. You can get the Lanterns from looting the Headless Horseman's corpse, or as a reward from the daily quests. They can also be bought and sold in the Auction House.

As usual with these kind of achievements, for races of your own faction you can just go to the most crowded main city and look for players from that race. For the opposing faction's races, your best bet is either go to a neutral hub like Dalaran, or sneak into the opposing faction's capital city.

Note: You can get this achievement after Hallow's End is over, provided you have Jack-o'-Lanterns.

For this achievement you will need to get another player to transform you by using one of the wands listed in the achievement. This usually means the other player will want a transformation in exchange, so you should have some wands of your own.

You can get the wands from looting the Headless Horseman's corpse, from the Candy Buckets, or you can purchase each of them for 2 Tricky Treats from Darla (Horde) or Stymie (Alliance).

Note: you can obtain this achievement after Hallow's End is over, as long as another player still has the wands in their inventory

To get this achievement you simply have to obtain these two items:

This achievement requires you to visit all the inns available to your faction in Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms and Outland. There are achievements for visiting the inns from Northrend, the Cataclysm zones, and Pandaria, but they are not part of the meta achievement nor this one. They are listed in the Other Achievements section of this guide.

We strongly recommend using the addon Candy Buckets which puts markers on your map for each Candy Bucket that you haven't picked up yet.

Other Achievements

As with the other "Tricks and Treats" achievements, this requires you to visit all the inns in Northrend available to your faction.

We strongly recommend using the addon Candy Buckets which puts markers on your map for each Candy Bucket that you haven't picked up yet.

As with the other "Tricks and Treats" achievements, this requires you to visit all the inns in the Cataclysm zones available to your faction.

We strongly recommend using the addon Candy Buckets which puts markers on your map for each Candy Bucket that you haven't picked up yet.

As with the other "Tricks and Treats" achievements, this requires you to visit all the inns in Pandaria available to your faction.

We strongly recommend using the addon Candy Buckets which puts markers on your map for each Candy Bucket that you haven't picked up yet.

To obtain this achievement you will have to obtain one of the masks available during Hallow's End. They can drop from the Headless Horseman's corpse, the daily dungeon rewards (for any level), and you can also purchase specific ones from Farina (Horde) or Spanky (Alliance) for 2 Tricky Treats each.

To obtain this achievement you will have to obtain all of the masks available during Hallow's End. They can drop from the Headless Horseman's corpse, the daily dungeon rewards (for any level), and you can also purchase specific ones from Farina (Horde) or Spanky (Alliance) for 2 Tricky Treats each.

To get this achievement you have to find Pepe in your Level 3 Garrison during the Hallow's End World Event.

Unlocking Pepe's Scarecrow Costume (A Tiny Scarecrow Costume) will add it to the pool of costumes Pepe can wear when summoned with the Trans-Dimensional Bird Whistle.

Note: TomTom waypoints might not work, however you can still hover over the map and use the cursor coordinates to find Pepe.

/way 71 90 Horde Garrison
/way 40 70 Alliance Garrison

To get this achievement you have to defeat the Headless Horseman.

For this achievement you have to defeat the Headless Horseman while cursed by all four wicker men.

Speak with the Ominous Wicker Man and accept all his curses before starting the encounter. You will have to dodge spells throughout the fight.

As with the other "Tricks and Treats" achievements, this requires you to visit all the inns in Pandaria available to your faction.

We strongly recommend using the addon Candy Buckets which puts markers on your map for each Candy Bucket that you haven't picked up yet.

Feats of Strength

The Horseman's Reins can drop from the Loot-Filled Pumpkin, the daily reward for level 60-70 characters that defeat the Headless Horseman.

Arfus drops from the Loot-Filled Pumpkin, the daily reward for level 60-70 characters that defeat the Headless Horseman.