headless horseman hallow's end
  • Author: Kurathis
  • Date: October 13, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Happy… Halloween! *Queue the evil laugh* Blizzard is no stranger to celebrating various holidays inside World of Warcraft and Halloween is no exception. To celebrate this occasion, Blizzard has designed Hallow’s End; an entire event with players completing quests, getting to dress up in various costumes, getting candy and ultimately challenging the Headless Horseman! The event runs from October 18 – November 1, giving players two weeks to indulge in the festivities!

Much like Ahune from the Midsummer Fire Festival, players are only able to summon the Headless Horseman once per day. Assuming no one in your group has completed their daily quest, that allows for five attempts per day. (Yes, you are able to accompany groups even if you have already completed the quest, but that may be difficult since most players wish for the full five chances.)

Quest Line

In order to be able to summon the Headless Horseman, you must first complete the quest, “The Headless Horseman.” Both factions obtain this quest from different NPCs:

Horde: The Headless Horseman from Masked Orphan Matron

Alliance: The Headless Horseman from Costumed Orphan Matron

This quest sees players entering Scarlet Monastery: Graveyard, and clicking on the pumpkin located in the courtyard, turning in the quest and accepting the following quest, Call the Headless Horseman. Simply click on the Loosely Turned Soil and voila, you’ll be summoning the Headless Horseman!

Possible Loot from the Headless Horseman Event

Rings: Witches Band (Healing), Ring of Ghoulish Delight (Physical DPS) and The Horseman’s Signet Ring (Caster DPS/Protection Paladin)

Armor: The Horseman’s Helm (Plate DPS) and Hallowed Helm (Cloth with no stats)

Weapons:

Miscellaneous: The Horseman’s Reins (Mount that matches your current Riding Skill) Sinister Squashling (Summable Pet)

Quest Item: Tome of Thomas Thomson (For the quest Free at Last!)

Battling the Headless Horseman

The encounter is fairly straight forward with three phases:

Phase 1: This phase is simply a tank-and-spank until the Headless Horseman reaches 1% Health. At this time, his head flies off his body and becomes your main target. You will want to try and get its Health down to 65% to enter Phase 2. If you are unable to reach 65% soon enough, you’ll just have to repeat Phase 1 again.

Phase 2: This phase is exactly like Phase 1, except now the Headless Horseman has Conflagrate, which causes five ticks of 10% of the target’s Health to a random party member and everyone that is close to that target. It is recommended that you remain spread out during this phase whenever possible. Once the Headless Horseman’s Health reaches 1%, again, his head will fly off his body. Similar to Phase 1, you’ll need to damage the Head to transition to Phase 3. You must bring its Health down to 30% to do this.

Phase 3: This is essentially a combination of Phase 1 + Phase 2 mixed together, with the added ability for Headless Horseman to now summon four adds at a time. (Approximately every 30 seconds) These are generally easily picked up and handled by the tank. If you have strong DPS numbers, you can potentially ignore killing the adds but they will continue to spawn throughout this phase and may overwhelm your group eventually. When his Health drops to 1%, his head will fly off once more and you need to shift your attention to it and kill it. After this, the encounter is complete and you just need to loot!

Hallow’s End Quests

For Alliance players, Hallow’s End Treats for Jesper is available from none other than Jesper himself, located in Stormwind City. This quest sees players venture to each of the capital cities and complete small side-quests mentioned below:

Once you have all four pieces of candy, return to Jesper to receive your reward of 30x Hallow’s End Pumpkin Treats!

For Horde players, Hallow’s End Treats for Spoops is available from Spoops, who is located inside Orgrimmar. This quest sees players venture to each of the capital cities and complete small side-quests mentioned below:

Once you have all four pieces of candy, return to Spoops to receive your reward of 30x Hallow’s End Pumpkin Treats!

There is a large event that takes place outside Undercity that provides players with Invocation of the Wickerman. To do this, Horde players just have to loot a Wickerman Ember to achieve this. In order for Alliance players to receive this buff, they will have to kill a Wickerman Guardian. This buff is obtainable between 20:00 (8:00pm) and 06:00 (6:00 AM) Server Time. There are two versions of this buff in the game files: One that increases Health and Mana regeneration, and Stamina by 25%, and one that increases your experience and reputation gained by 10%. Both versions last for two hours.

New Items Introduced Into The World

These items are only available to obtain during the Hallow’s End event. After the event ends, you will be able to keep the items you have obtained but will no longer be able to obtain them.

  • Jack-o’-Lantern (18 Slot Bag) – This drops from mobs level 60 and above with a less-than-stellar drop rate.
  • Pumpkin Bag (16 Slot Bag) – This drops from mobs level 50 and above.
  • Various Masks – Through trick or treating, players can obtain various masks of the different races in World of Warcraft (Flimsy Female Human Mask, for example)
  • Various Wands – Through trick or treating, players can obtain various kinds of wands that will transform your targeted party member into a more festive style (Hallowed Wand – Leper Gnome is always a fairly popular one!)
  • Candy Bar – Through trick or treating, players can obtain some Candy Bar which regenerates both their Health and Mana.
  • Hallow’s End Pumpkin Treat – These nifty candies can transform you into a skeleton, a pirate, or a ghost. It can also increase your size give you a hint of orange throughout your body.

Trick or treating doesn’t always result in you obtaining a treat, and can just as often leave you transformed into a frog, snake, cat or other animals.

 

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Mondegreen
6 days ago

You don’t actually need to have done any quests to summon the Headless Horseman. You can just walk into the instance and take the quest, as with the other seasonal bosses.

Stolf
Stolf
Reply to  Mondegreen
6 days ago

Which instance?

Roar
Roar
Reply to  Stolf
6 days ago

SM graveyard

Stolf
Stolf
Reply to  Roar
6 days ago

Ty. Do I need to take the quest from Razor hill beforehand?

Kokoszek
Kokoszek
Reply to  Stolf
6 days ago

Do I need to be 70 to enter?

Obvious
Obvious
Reply to  Stolf
6 days ago

reading the original comment helps answer this

Slim
Slim
Reply to  Mondegreen
6 days ago

if you do pick up the quest tho you get to do an extra summon. the Daily and the quest chain are stand alone summons so can get 2 on your first go per person that after that just one per day on that toon

Adre
Adre
6 days ago

is any addon for classic that show’s candy locations?

sickboy13f
sickboy13f
Reply to  Adre
5 days ago

questie
track innkeeper

Hans
Hans
6 days ago

Yea is lvl 70 requiered? and if not, can i get lvl 70 items on my alt and save for lvl 70? 😀

Zabka
Zabka
Reply to  Hans
6 days ago

No, level 70 isn’t required, just did it with a war and rogue lvl 68. And yeah, you can loot an item and save it for later

Herbalore
Herbalore
6 days ago

Did anyone else not get the Tome of Thomas Thompson to drop at all?
Says it should drop from HH himself and didn’t see it drop

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