Hallow's End

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Hallow's End
Banner Holiday HallowsEnd
DurationOctober 18 - October 31, 2012
Boss Combat 15  [90+] Headless Horseman
HighlightsTrick or Treating, masks, wands
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Hallow's End

Hallow's End is an annual Halloween-inspired event that takes place during the latter half of October.

"Once again Hallow’s End approaches, promising tricks, treats, and triumphs for boys and ghouls (heh) all across Azeroth! This year, starting on October 18, you’ll find a special Hallow’s End Wickerman set up and ready to burn in Stormwind and near the Undercity within the Ruins of Lordaeron. Every four hours, Genn Greymane and Lady Sylvanas will arrive to light each faction’s respective Wickerman in celebration of Hallow’s End. Of course, it wouldn’t be Hallow’s End without a little mischief… "[1]


The day was once used for a festival near the end of harvest for humans of Lordaeron; This was coincidentally the same day that The Forsaken gained their independence from The Scourge.

Hallow's End marks the day the group of undead, who would later be known as the Forsaken, broke free of the Lich King's dominance and once again regained their free will. They celebrate this occasion by setting fire to a wickerman after a short speech from Sylvanas herself and smearing the ashes across their faces.

In the novel Arthas: Rise of the Lich King it is revealed that Hallow's End was celebrated by the Alliance before the Scourge even came to Lordaeron.

Fun Stuff

Shade of the Horseman

The Shade of the Horseman is terrorizing the villages of Azeroth!

  • Each of the following towns is attacked by the shade of the Headless Horseman: Kharanos, Goldshire, Azure Watch, Razor Hill, Brill and Falconwing Square
  • The attack begins with the horseman setting fires onto buildings within the town. Players must put out the fires using buckets of water.
  • The horseman comes into the village and must be fought. He is level 11 and non-elite.
  • When defeated, he leaves a pumpkin on the ground, which can be smashed for loot by every player.

Black cats


Being a cat during Hallow's End isn't so bad...

  • Black Cats are around cities... be careful though; if you kill one, you will gain "Bad Luck" for two hours. During this time, you will sense your impending doom... Has no effect on your stats, and is lost after death.

Trick or treat!

Looting the various Candy Buckets always results in some sort of award, but there's always the chance of being tricked as well!

Apple bobbing

Apple bobbing tubs that give you a [Bobbing Apple] can be found in nearly all inns. You can hold up to 5, but can bob for more anytime.

More candy!

Candy vendors:


  • Both [Pumpkin Bag] and [Traveler's Backpack] drop during the event, and can drop off identical mobs. The event sparks the beginning of the ability to find Pumpkin bags on humanoid mobs level 50 and higher outside of instances, however, almost any boss-type mob inside an instance has the chance to drop one. [Jack-o'-Lantern], an 18-slot bag, is added as a world drop as well.
  • There are a number of pets you can obtain, including the [Creepy Crate] (via questing), [Feline Familiar] (from vendors; see below), and the aforementioned [Sinister Squashling] (vendors and quests).


  • Official horde mini-icon Horde - granted to players who witness Sylvanas at the burning of the Wickerman outside the Undercity. Mastery is added only for players who are level 80 or higher. Have to be unmounted to receive buff.
Achievement leader sylvanas   [Decree of the Dark Lady]ω ϖ—Increases mastery and Stamina for 1 hour. Counts as both a Battle and Guardian elixir. This effect persists through death.
  • Official alliance mini-icon Alliance - granted to players who witness Genn Greymane at the burning of the Wickerman outside Stormwind. Mastery is added only for players who are level 80 or higher. Have to be unmounted to receive buff.
Achievement leader genngraymane   [Greymane's Resolve]ω ϖ—Increases mastery and Stamina for 1 hour. Counts as both a Battle and Guardian elixir. This effect persists through death.
  • Both 15 Both factions - obtained by clicking on the Wickerman.
Spell holy divinespirit   [Unburdened]ω ϖ—You have cast your worries into the Wickerman's fire. Increases experience earned and reputation gained by 10%. Lasts 2 hrs.


Note: Make sure you are not in a raid when you attempt to do any do any of these quests.



[Creepy Crate] companion quest line:
  1. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] A Friend in Need
  2. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] Missing Heirlooms
  3. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] Fencing the Goods
  4. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] Shopping Around
  5. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] Taking Precautions
  6. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] The Collector's Agent
  7. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] What Now?
  8. Official alliance mini-icon  [10] The Creepy Crate


[Creepy Crate] companion quest line:
  1. Official horde mini-icon  [10] A Friend in Need
  2. Official horde mini-icon  [10] Missing Heirlooms
  3. Official horde mini-icon  [10] Fencing the Goods
  4. Official horde mini-icon  [10] Shopping Around
  5. Official horde mini-icon  [10] Taking Precautions
  6. Official horde mini-icon  [10] The Collector's Agent
  7. Official horde mini-icon  [10] What Now?
  8. Official horde mini-icon  [10] The Creepy Crate

Removed quests

As of the Cataclysm, these quests are no longer available:

Official alliance mini-icon Alliance

Official horde mini-icon Horde

Visit old In-Game Events page[2] for event screenshots.


A number of NPCs from both faction are involved in the festivities in one way or another:

Official alliance mini-icon Alliance
Quest givers
Official horde mini-icon Horde
Quest givers


Note: Meta achievements are located in a separate table at the bottom of this section.


The original introduction of Hallow's End had this message:

"When the decorations of Hallow's End light up Azeroth's cities, you know there's mischief afoot! Seek special vendors in Orgrimmar or Ironforge and get your hands on treats! Aid a sick orphan in a little trick-or-treating! Darkcaller Yanka, attending the Forsaken's Wickerman Festival, and Sergeant Hartman of Southshore are seeking your aid in keeping the enemy out of their holiday affairs - are you up to the challenge?"[3]

It has since been updated to reflect the large amount of changes that went into effect during the 2011 holiday, including changes wrought by the Cataclysm, such as the destruction of Southshore.


Pre-Cataclysm version:

Patch changes


  1. ^ This Is Hallow's End. Blizz Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ In-Game Events (2010-08-07). Archived from the original on 2010-08-07.
  3. ^ World of Warcraft Europe - Patch Notes - 06/12/2005. Blizz Blizzard Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2010-10-26. Retrieved on 2009-10-18.

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