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A gathering of the exotic from around the world and beyond, the Darkmoon Faire is brought together by its founder Silas Darkmoon as a celebration of the wondrous and mysterious. This mist-shrouded Darkmoon Island is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma, accessible at the beginning of each month for one week only. Don’t be shy now, don’t be bashful - step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what Silas has in store for you!

When
Starting on the first Sunday of each month, lasting one week.
Where
Darkmoon Island, accessible from portals in Elwynn Forest (Alliance) and Mulgore (Horde).
Currency: Darkmoon Prize Tickets
Completing games and quests on Darkmoon Island will generally reward you with Darkmoon Prize Tickets. These are used to purchase most of the items you will find on sale at the Darkmoon Faire.
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Activities Items Other Rewards

What is the Darkmoon Faire?

The Darkmoon Faire is a visiting carnival, brought together by showman and entrepreneur Silas Darkmoon, offering a variety of fun activities every time it comes to its temporary location on Darkmoon Island.

On this dark, isolated and mysterious island, you can play minigames, unlock achievements, advance in your crafting skills through profession quests, get some useful buffs for your character, fight for a treasure chest, taste new flavors and exotic food, attend the Tauren Chieftains concert, take part in daily quests to be rewarded with Darkmoon Faire reputation, and earn Darkmoon Prize Tickets to buy pets, mounts, vanity items, and much, much more!

Is there an easy way to get there?

Yes! It can easily reach the portals located in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore by paying a Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mage (located in all capital cities and Dalaran) to teleport you there.

Although there is no level restriction to attend the Faire, you can only travel to the island while the Darkmoon Faire is open.

Why should I go there?

There is so much to purchase at the Darkmoon Faire for your characters: items, mounts, pets, replica armor to change your character appearance, and much, much more! You will need Darkmoon Prize Tickets to purchase those, and you can only obtain them by completing games and quests on this island.

Check out what's in store for you by clicking the buttons above!

Ok, what should I do when I arrive there for the first time?

First of all, talk to a Darkmoon Faire Greeter who will explain everything you need to know about this event. You can find them by the portals and the entrance to the Faire and they’ll provide you with detailed information on all the Faire’s activities.

They will also give you a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide to keep in your inventory: it will allow you to find Darkmoon Artifacts in appropriately challenging dungeons, raids, and battlegrounds.

Finally, don’t forget to buy some Darkmoon Game Tokens so you can play the Faire’s games. They are sold singly or in batches by several vendors scattered around the Faire.

What is the Darkmoon Faire?

The Darkmoon Faire is a visiting carnival, brought together by showman and entrepreneur Silas Darkmoon, offering a variety of fun activities every time it comes to its temporary location on Darkmoon Island.

On this dark, isolated and mysterious island, you can play minigames, unlock achievements, advance in your crafting skills through profession quests, get some useful buffs for your character, fight for a treasure chest, taste new flavors and exotic food, attend the Tauren Chieftains concert, take part in daily quests to be rewarded with Darkmoon Faire reputation, and earn Darkmoon Prize Tickets to buy pets, mounts, vanity items, and much, much more!

Is there an easy way to get there?

Yes! It can easily reach the portals located in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore by paying a Darkmoon Faire Mystic Mage (located in all capital cities and Dalaran) to teleport you there.

Although there is no level restriction to attend the Faire, you can only travel to the island while the Darkmoon Faire is open.

Why should I go there?

There is so much to purchase at the Darkmoon Faire for your characters: items, mounts, pets, replica armor to change your character appearance, and much, much more! You will need Darkmoon Prize Tickets to purchase those, and you can only obtain them by completing games and quests on this island.

Check out what's in store for you by clicking the buttons above!

Ok, what should I do when I arrive there for the first time?

First of all, talk to a Darkmoon Faire Greeter who will explain everything you need to know about this event. You can find them by the portals and the entrance to the Faire and they’ll provide you with detailed information on all the Faire’s activities.

They will also give you a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide to keep in your inventory: it will allow you to find Darkmoon Artifacts in appropriately challenging dungeons, raids, and battlegrounds.

Finally, don’t forget to buy some Darkmoon Game Tokens so you can play the Faire’s games. They are sold singly or in batches by several vendors scattered around the Faire.

You can find merely everything at the Darkmoon Faire, and especially exotic mounts and lovely pets! In order to collect them, you will often need to earn Darkmoon Prize Tickets to buy them.

Mounts

Darkmoon Dancing Bear

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 180 Darkmoon Prize Tickets. As a wondrous Faire bear, it may dance a little bit while idle.

Swift Forest Strider

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 180 Darkmoon Prize Tickets. This is a special breed of Forest Strider in the colors of the Darkmoon Faire: green and purple.


Pets

Darkmoon Monkey

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. This little fellow is wearing the latest fashion accessory (in the monkey world, anyway) - a fez hat.

Darkmoon Cub

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. He’s a cute little lion cub who gets tired easily after a long walk.

Darkmoon Turtle

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest.

Darkmoon Balloon

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. A balloon in the colors of the Darkmoon Faire.

Darkmoon Tonk

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. To avoid a miniature war breaking out, don’t let it near a Lil' XT!

Jubling

Morja on Darkmoon Island is searching for her frog. Maybe you can help her, and hatch your own little Jubling…

Tree Frog

This little green frog sold by Flik will be yours for 1 gold.

Darkmoon Zeppelin

Sold by Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. Beware, Lil' XT seems to have a problem with Zeppelins too!

Sea Pony

This rare companion can be caught in the waters that surround Darkmoon Island. When summoned it will spawn in a spout of water and follow you in a translucent bubble.

Darkmoon Eye

This rare companion can be found in a Darkmoon Pet Supplies, reward of the Darkmoon Pet Battle Daily Quest (see the Daily Quests tab above to learn more).

Darkmoon Rabbit

This rabbit is no ordinary rabbit. It will drop from the ferocious Darkmoon rabbit, resting in his grim lair somewhere on the Darkmoon Isle... You might want the help of a whole army to defeat it!

The Darkmoon Faire also offers very useful items for those who want to play and level alternate characters: heirloom items. Heirloom Items can be shared with any of your characters on the same realm: they are Bind On Account. You can send them by in-game mail even if the recipient is on the opposite faction – as long as you don’t add anything else in the parcel!


These items have a pale golden hue in their text color, and their attributes scale with your character's level from 1 to 80, or 1 to 85.

Daenrand Dawncrest, a well-equipped Blood-Elf, will exchange his precious gear for 110, 130, or 160 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, depending on which item.

From level 1 to 80

Here are the Heirloom items available for your character from level 1 to 80. You still can use them after level 80, but their stats won't upgrade anymore.

Chest
Shoulders
Trinkets
Weapons
Plate Armor Chest for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost: 110 
Mail Armor Chest for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost: 110 
Leather Armor Chest for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost: 110 
Cloth Armor Chest for:
Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.

Cost: 110 
Plate Armor Shoulders for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost: 110 
Mail Armor Shoulders for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost: 110 
Leather Armor Shoulders for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost: 110 
Cloth Armor Shoulders for:
Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.

Cost: 110 
Trinket for all classes.

Cost: 130 
Trinket for mana-based classes:
Druids, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Priests, Shamans, and Warlocks.

Cost: 130 
One-handed Weapons
One-handed sword for:
Death Knights, Monks, Paladins, and Warriors.

Note that Hunters, Mages, Rogues, and Warlocks can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 110 
One-handed sword for:
Hunters, Monks, and Rogues.

Note that Death Knights, Mages, Paladins, Warlocks, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 110 
One-handed dagger for:
Druids, Hunters and Rogues.

Note that Death Knights, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Warlocks, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 110 
One-handed mace for:
Druids, Monks, Rogues, and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Paladins, Priests, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 110 
One-handed mace for:
Druids, Monks, Paladins, Priests, and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 110 
Two-handed Weapons
Two-handed axe for:

Death Knights, Hunters, Paladins, Shamans, and Warriors.

Cost: 160 
Two-handed mace for:
Druids and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 160 
Two-handed staff for:
Druids, Mages, Monks, Priests, Shamans, and Warlocks.

Note that Hunters and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 160 
Ranged Weapon
Ranged weapon for:
Hunters.

Note that Rogues and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost: 160 


From level 1 to 85

You can also upgrade the old heirlooms above by turning in the item and paying Darkmoon Prize Tickets, trading them for versions that provide benefits up to level 85:

Chest
Shoulders
Trinkets
Weapons
Plate Armor Chest for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost:  + 110 
Plate Armor Chest for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost:  + 110 
Mail Armor Chest for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost:  + 110 
Mail Armor Chest for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost:  + 110 
Leather Armor Chest for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost:  + 110 
Leather Armor Chest for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost:  + 110 
Cloth Armor Chest for:
Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.

Cost:  + 110 
Plate Armor Shoulders for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost:  + 110 
Plate Armor Shoulders for:
Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors.

Cost:  + 110 
Mail Armor Shoulders for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost:  + 110 
Mail Armor Shoulders for:
Hunters and Shamans.

Cost:  + 110 
Leather Armor Shoulders for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost:  + 110 
Leather Armor Shoulders for:
Druids, Monks, and Rogues.

Cost:  + 110 
Cloth Armor Shoulders for:
Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.

Cost:  + 110 
Trinket for all classes.

Cost:  + 130 
Trinket for mana-based classes:
Druids, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Priests, Shamans, and Warlocks.

Cost:  + 130 
One-handed Weapons
One-handed sword for:
Death Knights, Monks, Paladins, and Warriors.

Note that Hunters, Mages, Rogues, and Warlocks can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 110 
One-handed sword for:
Hunters, Monks, and Rogues.

Note that Death Knights, Mages, Paladins, Warlocks, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 110 
One-handed dagger for:
Druids, Hunters and Rogues.

Note that Death Knights, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Warlocks, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 110 
One-handed mace for:
Druids, Monks, Rogues, and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Paladins, Priests, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 110 
One-handed mace for:
Druids, Monks, Paladins, Priests, and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 110 
Two-handed Weapons
Two-handed axe for:

Death Knights, Hunters, Paladins, Shamans, and Warriors.

Cost:  + 160 
Two-handed mace for:
Druids and Shamans.

Note that Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 160 
Two-handed staff for:
Druids, Mages, Monks, Priests, Shamans, and Warlocks.

Note that Hunters and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 160 
Ranged Weapon
Ranged weapon for:
Hunters.

Note that Rogues and Warriors can use this weapon but may not find it optimal for them, considering its stats.

Cost:  + 160 

Like any carnival, the Darkmoon Faire boasts plenty of things to do. Taking part in the daily minigames will reward you with Darkmoon Prize Tickets, a healthy amount of Darkmoon Faire reputation, and perhaps few other surprises! All you need is a Game Token to participate in any of these five games which are sure to test your skills, coordination and reaction time.

Daily Mini-Games

Whack-a-Gnoll

It's Hammer Time! But don’t lash out at everything in sight, because the gnolls come in three types: normal, Hogger, and baby. Whack a normal gnoll for one point, and a Hogger gnoll for three points, but if you hit a poor defenseless baby, you’ll be knocked down for a few moments. You only have 60 seconds to earn 30 points!

Rewards: 1 Darkmoon Game Prize, and 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

The Humanoid Cannonball

The Blastenheimer 5000 Ultra Cannon launches fairegoers through the air towards a target sitting in the waters near the boardwalk south of the fairground. Getting a bullseye earns five points; landing very close to it earns three points; and getting near earns one. You need to accumulate just 5 points to complete the quest!

Rewards: 1 Darkmoon Game Prize, and 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

Shooting Stall

Test your skills in the shooting gallery! You have just 60 seconds to earn 25 points by shooting targets as they light up. Quick shots earn twice as many points as a normal shot, so choose your strategy: high-speed blasting or careful accuracy?

Rewards: 1 Darkmoon Game Prize, and 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

Aim at the Turtle

You have a bunch of rings. There is a spike on a turtle. Can you guess where this is going? With just three successful throws as your goal, from a maximum of ten attempts, how hard can it be?

Rewards: 1 Darkmoon Game Prize, and 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

Tank battle simulator

Use your Darkmoon Tonk to destroy 30 Tonk Targets in 60 seconds. Beware of the enemy tonks and mini-zeppelins!

Rewards: 1 Darkmoon Game Prize, and 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.


Daily Pet Battle Quest

Darkmoon Pet Battle!

Jeremy Feasel is waiting for you and your battle pets! You can challenge him for the fee of one Darkmoon Game Token, and maybe find a Darkmoon Eye in your Darkmoon Pet Supplies if luck is with you!

Reward: 1 Darkmoon Pet Supplies.

During your adventures in Azeroth and beyond, you might also stumble across special items; rare artifacts, cards, and trophies that can be redeemed for Darkmoon Prize Tickets.

Monthly Quests
Profession Quests

Within the Darkmoon Faire, there’s a quest that corresponds to each of the primary and secondary professions, and requires skill level 75 at least.

Rewards:

  • 1 Game Token,
  • a few Darkmoon Prize Tickets,
  • 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire,
  • 5 skill points in the associated profession.

Test Your Strength

Kerri Hicks wants you to collect 250 Grisly Trophies, obtained by killing creatures that offer experience or honor while having the Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide with you.

Rewards:

  • 10 Darkmoon Prize Tickets,
  • 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

Artifact turn-in quests

Some rare artifacts drop from level-appropriate bosses and battlegrounds if you have your Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory. As they are not Bind On Pickup, they may also be purchased on the Auction House. These artifacts can be brought to the Faire and exchanged for a different amount of Darkmoon Prize Tickets.

Rewards:

  • A maximum of 80 Darkmoon Prize Tickets,
  • 250 reputation with Darkmoon Faire by quest turned-in.


Repeatable Quests
Darkmoon Cards

There are many Darkmoon Cards and Decks to collect all around the world and some can be created by scribes. Every high-level Deck consists of an Ace plus two through eight. If you collect all the cards of a Deck you can assemble it and turn the quest in to Professor Thaddeus Paleo at the Darkmoon Faire. Depending on the Deck, you may receive an Epic trinket on top of reputation with Darkmoon Faire!

Reward:

  • An epic trinket,
  • 350 reputation with Darkmoon Faire.

The Ethereals, emerged from the nether, brought with them a technology they call Transmogrification: it allows to copy the appearance of one magical item onto another. They dwell in the capital cities of Azeroth and offer adventurers a unique service for a price.

At the Darkmoon Faire, you can buy some beautiful replicas to transmogrify your own equipment!

Suitable Gear for Transmogrification

Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire

Sold by Gelvas Grimegate on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, or can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. Wear the colors of the Darkmoon Faire in Azeroth and beyond!

Darkmoon Hammer

Sold by Gelvas Grimegate on Darkmoon Island for 160 Darkmoon Prize Tickets. Bash your enemies with Darkmoon style with this two-hand mace!

Replica Armor: Dungeon Tiers
A special treat brought to you by the Darkmoon Faire is the replica armor, sold by Barum and Baruma, modeled after old Dungeon sets. These sets can be used to transmogrify your current gear and customize its appearance. The pieces vary from 55 to 75 Darkmoon Prize Tickets in price.


Dungeon Tier 0

If this very first armor set of World of Warcraft is now impossible to get from the classic dungeons of the game, it is now available as a replica from Barum!

Note: there is no Tier 0 armor set for Death Knights and Monks, as those classes appeared later in the game.

Druid
Hunter
Mage
Paladin
Priest
Rogue
Shaman
Warlock
Warrior




Dungeon Tier 0.5

This armor set was the upgraded version of the Tier 0 Armor Set above. It is still a classic of World of Warcraft, and is now available as a replica from Baruma.

Note: there is no Tier 0.5 armor set for Death Knights and Monks, as those classes appeared later in the game.

Druid
Hunter
Mage
Paladin
Priest
Rogue
Shaman
Warlock
Warrior

There is plenty to do at the Darkmoon Faire! From PvP matches to a walk in a wondrous zoo, not even mentioning the Tauren Elite Chieftains concerts every hour, this island is also the perfect place to train your fishing skills thanks to the presence of a Fishmaster on the deck.

PvP Challenge
The Darkmoon Deathmatch offers an experience unparalleled since the Gurubashi Arena, with a big old treasure chest just brimming with goodies and Darkmoon Prize Tickets that will appear in the Darkmoon Deathmatch Pit every three hours or so. Everybody wants it, so if you want a piece of the action you’ll just have to jump in and prove that you’re the toughest one in the Pit.

Tauren Elite Chieftains concert
At the top of every hour, the Tauren Chieftains perform their hit song ‘Power of the Horde’ on a special stage set up for the occasion.

Dancing Bear is fun
Of course, there’s more to the Darkmoon Faire than just fantastic shows and culinary delights. If you like dancing bears, you’ll be glad to know that there is one just waiting for you to dance with him!

Lions, and tigers, and Gleok The Untamable! Oh, my!
This zoo is populated with exotic animals from all over Azeroth and beyond. Some are cute and nice, others are dangerous and wild; some can be ridden, others are untamable; some respond to friendly emotes, others will just stare at you in the most mysterious, inexpressive way. All of them are waiting for you!

Do you see Dead people?
Darkmoon Isle might be a bit spooky, but except for the Deathmatch Pit, the Faire itself is completely safe. The shadowy woods surroundin’ the faire are another thing entirely, though. It is said that people have disappeared into those woods never to return, and that strange things happen there in the realm of the Dead…

Huge, Sharp Teeth!
There is a grim lair somewhere on the island, a cave where the most foul, cruel, bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on is waiting for unlucky adventurers to challenge it. Beware, though, because you might want the help of an entire raid to defeat this monstruous creature!

Fishing
The Darkmoon Island is a great place to fish, not only because you might find some Shipwreck Debris and a monthly fishing quest waiting, but also because a Fishmaster is waiting for you! It’s also been said there are a lot of seahorses in this area - who knows, you might find a baby one.

You can also buy scrolls and consummable items to give your character a little boost to its stats, or even a nice cheap container to extend your inventory. Or are you searching for fun items? Darkmoon Faire is the place to seek!

Darkmoon Top Hat

Sold by Gelvas Grimegate on Darkmoon Island for 10 Darkmoon Prize Tickets. It can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest. Use this consummable item to increase Experience and Reputation gains by 10% for 1 hour.

Darkmoon Storage Box

Sold by Gelvas Grimegate on Darkmoon Island for only 1 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. Ideal to equip your alternate characters with inventory bags!

Scrolls
Professor Thaddeus Paleo is waiting for you behind his booth with dozens of scrolls and potions to help you progress through your adventures.

Whatever be your current level, Thaddeus has something in store for you, to buy with silver and gold.
Souvenir & Toy Prizes
Gelvas Grimegate sells many fun items in exchange for Darkmoon Prize Tickets: some green foam "swords" to have fun fighting other players in the most secure way, a Darkmoon Whistle to make a loud and annoying sound, a beautiful Darkmoon Flower to hold in Off-hand, and many stationary carousels to summon almost anywhere you want! Most of these items can also be found in a Darkmoon Game Prize from a Daily Quest.

Perfect items to spice up your guild meetings, isn't it?
Darkmoon Dishes & Beverages
You can purchase a wide variety of food and beverages at the Faire. While Stamp Thunderhorn can provide you with many exotic dishes, Sylannia will calm your thirst with the most peculiar beverages.

You’ll find the list of all the different yummy dishes to taste by checking out the Fairegoer’s Feast achievement.

Darkmoon Faire Carousel Buff
Buy a Darkmoon Ride Ticket and hop on the carousel! The longer you ride it, the longer will last a buff that increases experience and reputation gains by 10%, up to 1 hour.
Your Fortune Awaits Buffs
Sayge is waiting for you in his tent, offering his trademark fortunes that reward you with two-hour buffs.

Achievements
The Darkmoon Faire currently offers a total of 140 achievement points, split over 14 achievements.

Blastenheimer Bullseye Come One, Come All!
Darkmoon Defender Darkmoon Despoiler
Darkmoon Dominator Darkmoon Duelist
Darkmoon Dungeoneer Faire Favors
Fairegoer's Feast I Was Promised a Pony
Quick Shot Step Right Up
Taking the Show on the Road (Alliance)
Taking the Show on the Road (Horde)
That Rabbit's Dynamite!