The subject of this article or section is part of Hallow's End, a seasonal event that lasts two weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.
This item has several advantages over other flying mounts:
It is free
It is very compact, allowing the rider to pass underneath low door frames and other narrow places
It is completely silent on flight, which some people find great.
It has no wings or bulky body to block the player's view of the ground.
Mounting is Instant Cast, allowing quick escapes after killing a foe or harvesting a mining/herbalism node. It cannot be mounted in combat, but it can be mounted while moving or falling.
In 2008, this item no longer dropped during the Hallow's End fight of Headless Horseman in the Graveyard wing of Scarlet Monastery. Only the [Magic Broom] dropped. It was changed so it would work at different speeds on land and flying depending on the user's Riding skill and location. However, during the 2010 Hallow's End event, this item could still occasionally be found in the [Loot-Filled Pumpkin] that comes from killing the Headless Horseman the first time each day.
It used to be BoU, and its 14 day duration didn't start until it was first used. This is no longer the case.
Do not fly into Zangarmarsh while using the Flying Broom. Doing so will dismount you in midair and cause you to fall. Attempting to use the Flying Broom in Zangarmarsh will give you the message The weather isn't right for that. However, the [Swift Flying Broom] will work fine.
The item description used to indicate that it was one-use, but this was not correct and eventually removed.
/Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Now looted from Loot-Filled Pumpkin.