Love is in the Air 2014 Guide (MoP 5.4)

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Love is in the Air is the World of Warcraft counterpart of Valentine's Day. As such, you will find yourself tasting chocolates or crafting bracelets during the event.

Most characters will be able to participate, as the daily quests have no level requirement. However, full completion in 2014 requires level 89.

The event itself takes place mostly in or around capital cities of both factions. Many rewards can be earned: mounts, blue quality gear, pets, achievements, a title, and vanity items.

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to complete the event.

1. Overview↑top

During the Love is in the Air event, you will mostly be doing daily quests and fighting the boss of the event. Doing so will earn you coins that you will use to buy rewards. There is also a short introductory quest line that you will want to do.

1.1. Eligibility

With the exception of the fight with the boss of the event, which is restricted to level 89 and level 90 players, all the other parts of the event are open to players above level 5 (some parts are even available to level 1 characters).

1.2. Date and Timeline

Love is in the Air is a 2-week event. This year, it will start on February the 10th and finish on February the 24th.

While it is possible to earn all the rewards by diligently doing the daily quests every day, you can also farm the coins needed to buy the rewards, greatly speeding up the completion of the event.

1.3. Currency

The currency of the event is Love Token Icon Love Token. You will earn these coins by doing daily quests, killing the boss of the event, and farming for Lovely Charm Icon Lovely Charms.

2. Rewards↑top

The Love is in the Air event offers a variety of rewards, including two mounts, two pets, and many achievements.

Lovely Merchants can be found in all major cities and sell rewards for Love Token Icon Love Tokens.

2.1. Buffs

Lovely Merchants sell perfumes and colognes for 1 Love Token Icon. Using these items will give you a temporary buff that stacks with flasks and does not drop when you enter a dungeon or raid.

Item Buff
Bravado Cologne Icon "Bravado" Cologne +75 Attack Power
VICTORY Perfume Icon "VICTORY" Perfume +75 Attack Power
Wizardry Cologne Icon "Wizardry" Cologne +45 Spell Power
Enchantress Perfume Icon "Enchantress" Perfume +45 Spell Power
STALWART Cologne Icon "STALWART" Cologne +20 Dodge
Forever Perfume Icon "Forever" Perfume +20 Dodge

In addition, the daily quests of your faction will reward you with Lovely Cards that will buff one of your statistics when you use them. These buffs stack with flasks and persist when you enter a dungeon or a raid.

Alliance Card Horde Card Statistic Increased
Alliance Icon Lovely Darnassus Card Icon Lovely Darnassus Card Horde Icon Lovely Orgrimmar Card Icon Lovely Orgrimmar Card Agility
Alliance Icon Lovely Stormwind Card Icon Lovely Stormwind Card Horde Icon Lovely Undercity Card Icon Lovely Undercity Card Intellect
Alliance Icon Lovely Exodar Card Icon Lovely Exodar Card Horde Icon Lovely Silvermoon City Card Icon Lovely Silvermoon City Card Spirit
Alliance Icon Lovely Ironforge Card Icon Lovely Ironforge Card Horde Icon Lovely Thunder Bluff Card Icon Lovely Thunder Bluff Card Stamina

2.2. Candies

Love is in the Air candies can only be obtained from Lovely Merchants:

2.3. Vanity Items

Vanity or Collector items either drop from the boss of the event or are bought from Lovely Merchants.

Item Source
Forever-Lovely Rose Icon Forever-Lovely Rose Event boss drop
Vile Fumigator's Mask Icon Vile Fumigator's Mask Event boss drop
The Heartbreaker Icon The Heartbreaker Event boss drop
Handful of Rose Petals Icon Handful of Rose Petals 2 Love Token Icon
Lovely Rose Icon Lovely Rose 5 Love Token Icon
Love Rocket Icon Love Rocket 5 Love Token Icon
Silver Shafted Arrow Icon Silver Shafted Arrow 5 Love Token Icon
Love Fool Icon Love Fool 10 Love Token Icon
Romantic Picnic Basket Icon Romantic Picnic Basket 10 Love Token Icon

2.4. Role Play Clothes

A number of role play clothes are available from the Lovely Merchants:

2.5. Gear

Defeating the boss of the event can yield one of the following items:

2.6. Pets

Truesilver Shafted Arrow Icon Truesilver Shafted Arrow can be bought from Lovely Merchants for 40 Love Token Icon.

Toxic Wasteling Icon Toxic Wasteling has a chance to drop once a day from the boss of the event.

2.7. Mounts

Swift Lovebird Icon Swift Lovebird can be bought from Lovely Merchants for 270 Love Token Icon.

Big Love Rocket Icon Big Love Rocket has an extremely low chance to drop once a day from the boss of the event.

2.8. Achievements and Title

The meta-achievement of the event is Fool For Love Icon Fool for Love. It rewards the the Love Fool title, counts towards What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been Icon What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been, and requires you to complete most of the achievements related to the event:

Lovely Luck Is On Your Side Icon Lovely Luck Is On Your Side, Perma-Peddle Icon Perma-Peddle, and Tough Love Icon Tough Love are also achievements from Love is in the Air, but they do not count towards the meta-achievement.

3. Quests↑top

The Love is in the Air event features a short quest line where you have to counter the plans of the Crown Chemical Company.

The event also gives you a number of daily quests that you can use to earn Love Token Icon Love Tokens.

3.1. Quest Line

The quest line is straightforward and involves no complicated tasks, so we will only give the names of the quests and indicate where they start and where they end. Completing the quest line will grant you the Dangerous Love Icon Dangerous Love achievement and will unlock one of the daily quests.

For Alliance players, note that some characters related to the event may not be visible if you are on Call of Duty, the introductory quest for Vashj'ir.

3.1.1. Alliance Quests

The Alliance quest line will make you interact with 3 NPCs: Junior Inspector, located next to the bank in Ironforge, Inspector Snip Snagglebolt and Marion Sutton, both located in the Trade District of Stormwind City.

Note that the first quest is optional.

Quest Starts Ends
Uncommon Scents Junior Inspector Inspector Snip Snagglebolt
Something Stinks Inspector Snip Snagglebolt Inspector Snip Snagglebolt
Pilfering Perfume Inspector Snip Snagglebolt Inspector Snip Snagglebolt
Fireworks At The Gilded Rose Inspector Snip Snagglebolt Marion Sutton
Hot On The Trail Marion Sutton Marion Sutton
A Friendly Chat... Marion Sutton Inspector Snip Snagglebolt

3.1.2. Horde Quests

The Horde quest line will make you interact with 3 NPCs: Junior Detective, located near the Flight Master in Thunder Bluff, Detective Snap Snagglebolt, located near Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar, and Roka, located next to the Bag Vendor in Orgrimmar.

Note that the first quest is optional.

Quest Starts Ends
Uncommon Scents Junior Detective Detective Snap Snagglebolt
Something Stinks Detective Snap Snagglebolt Detective Snap Snagglebolt
Pilfering Perfume Detective Snap Snagglebolt Detective Snap Snagglebolt
Snivel's Sweetheart Detective Snap Snagglebolt Roka
Hot On The Trail Roka Roka
A Friendly Chat... Roka Detective Snap Snagglebolt

3.2. Daily Quests

Every day, you will be able to do 6 daily quests: four that require you to bring Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelets to your faction leaders, one given by agents of the Crown Chemical Co., where you will have to test their products, and one given by envoys of the Steamwheedle Cartel, where you will have to fight against Crown Chemical Co..

3.2.1. Faction Quests

In every capital city, Kwee Q. Peddlefeet will give you a daily quest that will require you to bring a Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelet to the leader of the city. After accepting such a quest for the first time, you will be given a Lovely Charm Collector's Kit Icon Lovely Charm Collector's Kit. This item enables you to collect Lovely Charm Icon Lovely Charms, which can be combined into Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelets (see dedicated section below).

Each daily quest rewards 5 Love Token Icon Love Tokens and a specific Lovely Card, which you can use to buff your statistics.

Completing all the daily quests of your faction will grant you the Nation of Adoration Icon Nation of Adoration (Alliance / Horde) achievement.

Daily Quest Kwee Q. Peddlefeet's Location Lovely Card
Alliance Icon A Gift for a Lord of Ironforge Ironforge, Bank Lovely Ironforge Card Icon Lovely Ironforge Card
Alliance Icon A Gift for the High Priestess of Elune Darnassus, near Temple of the Moon Lovely Darnassus Card Icon Lovely Darnassus Card
Alliance Icon A Gift for the King of Stormwind Stormwind City, Trade District Lovely Stormwind Card Icon Lovely Stormwind Card
Alliance Icon A Gift for the Prophet Exodar, outside main entrance Lovely Exodar Card Icon Lovely Exodar Card
Horde Icon A Gift for the Banshee Queen Ruins of Lordaeron, Throne Room Lovely Undercity Card Icon Lovely Undercity Card
Horde Icon A Gift for the High Chieftain Thunder Bluff, near Flight Master Lovely Thunder Bluff Card Icon Lovely Thunder Bluff Card
Horde Icon A Gift for the Regent Lord of Quel'Thalas Silvermoon City, Auction House Lovely Silvermoon City Card Icon Lovely Silvermoon City Card
Horde Icon A Gift for the Warchief Orgrimmar, Valley of Strength Lovely Orgrimmar Card Icon Lovely Orgrimmar Card

3.2.2. Crown Chemical Co. Daily Quest

Crown Chemical Co. Public Relations Agents, NPCs found in all major cities, will give you one daily quest chosen from the following list:

These quests are easy and only require you to use the quest item you are given on 10 other players.

3.2.3. Steamwheedle Cartel Daily Quest

After completing the quest line, Inspector Snip Snagglebolt (Alliance) and Detective Snap Snagglebolt (Horde) will give you a simple daily quest that depends on your faction and your level.

Quest Faction Level Range Quest Area Reward
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 5-13 Elwynn Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 14-22 Darkshore 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 23-31 Duskwood 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 32-41 Dustwallow Marsh 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 41-50 The Hinterlands 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 51-60 Winterspring 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 61-70 Terokkar Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 71-80 Crystalsong Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Alliance Icon 81-90 Uldum 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 5-13 Durotar 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 14-22 Silverpine Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 23-31 Hillsbrad Foothills 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 32-41 Dustwallow Marsh 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 41-50 The Hinterlands 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 51-60 Winterspring 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 61-70 Terokkar Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 71-80 Crystalsong Forest 5 Love Token Icon
Crushing the Crown Horde Icon 81-90 Uldum 5 Love Token Icon

4. Event Boss: Crown Chemical Co. Trio↑top

The boss encounter of the event (located in Shadowfang Keep) can be accessed by queuing for it in the Dungeon Finder or by speaking to Steamwheedle Shyster, located in the Trade District of Stormwind City or near Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar.

The boss encounter consists in defeating Apothecary Hummel, Apothecary Baxter, and Apothecary Frye, whom your party will all face simultaneously. The fight itself is fairly simple, especially for well geared level 90 players

4.1. Rewards

The first time that you defeat the boss encounter, you will be granted the Tough Love Icon Tough Love achievement and you will be able to loot a Faded Lovely Greeting Card Icon Faded Lovely Greeting Card from Hummel. This starts the Something is in the Air (and it Ain't Love) (Alliance / Horde) quest, which rewards some gold.

The first time that you defeat the boss encounter in a given day, you will be given a Heart-Shaped Box Icon Heart-Shaped Box, which has a chance to contain:

Every time you defeat the boss encounter, Apothecary Hummel will drop one of the following Neck items:

4.2. Tactics

The enemies have damaging spells that fit in one of two categories: Perfume (purple) or Cologne (green):

Inside the area where you will be fighting, there are two cauldrons: Perfume Neutralizer Icon Perfume Neutralizer makes you immune to Perfume attacks while Cologne Neutralizer Icon Cologne Neutralizer makes you immune to Cologne attacks. Clicking a cauldron will create an item in your bags after a short cast time. Using this item is what gives you the immunity buff (which lasts 5 minutes).

With that in mind, the encounter is rather easy. Have one player take the Perfume Neutralizer and keep aggro on Hummel. Have another player take the Cologne Neutralizer and keep aggro on Baxter. The rest of the group can take either of the Neutralizers. By doing so, your group will only have to worry about moving out of the Perfume or Cologne void zones that Frye (who cannot be tanked) regularly puts down.

Ideally, you will want to kill Hummel and Baxter first and finish with Frye.

5. Farming Love Tokens↑top

In addition to being rewarded by the daily quests, Love Token Icon Love Tokens can be bought with Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelets, at a rate of 1 Lovely Charm Bracelet for 1 Love Token, from Lovely Merchants in capital cities.

To craft a Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelet, you need to collect 10 Lovely Charm Icon Lovely Charms, which you will combine by right-clicking one of them. Lovely Charm Icon Lovely Charms drop from creatures that reward experience or honor, if you have a Lovely Charm Collector's Kit Icon Lovely Charm Collector's Kit, given to you when doing the first of your faction's daily quests.

Level 90 players can efficiently farm these items in the following ways:

  • by killing trash mobs in level 80 dungeons (Halls of Reflection) or in Northrend heroic dungeons;
  • by killing level 80 mobs in Icecrown;
  • by killing mobs on the Molten Front (you will never run out of targets).

Note that it is no longer possible to farm these items by killing mobs while inside a vehicle, like in the Ulduar gauntlet event.

5.1. Trading Lovely Charm Bracelets

Note that, if you can afford it, you can buy Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelets from other players. However, as is the case with items that have a limited duration, you cannot trade them through the auction house.

6. Remaining Achievements↑top

If you have followed this guide so far, you will have already obtained the following achievements: Dangerous Love Icon Dangerous Love, Nation of Adoration Icon Nation of Adoration (Alliance / Horde), and Tough Love Icon Tough Love.

In this section, we will run you through the many remaining achievements.

6.1. Be Mine!

To complete the Be Mine! Icon Be Mine! achievement, you need to eat each of the 8 following candies:

These candies can be found in Bag of Heart Candies Icon Bags of Heart Candies, which you can buy for 2 Love Token Icon from a Lovely Merchant in any major city. You might need to buy several bags before you obtain all the cookies.

6.2. Charming

Either by doing your faction's daily quests or by farming for Lovely Charm Icon Lovely Charms, you will eventually make 12 Lovely Charm Bracelet Icon Lovely Charm Bracelets and trigger the Charming Icon Charming achievement.

6.3. Fistful of Love

To obtain the Fistful of Love Icon Fistful of Love achievement, you need to buy 15 Handful of Rose Petals Icon Handful of Rose Petals (you only need 11, but you can only buy these items 5 by 5). This will cost you 6 tokens. Then, use the items on the various combinations of class and race that the achievement demands.

6.4. Flirt With Disaster

Flirt With Disaster Icon Flirt With Disaster (Alliance / Horde) requires you to first buy:

Then, head to Ironforge, if you play Alliance, or Undercity, if you play Horde. Finally, follow these steps:

  1. Find Sraaz, if you play Alliance, or Jeremiah Payson, if you play Horde;
  2. Get smashed (by drinking enough of the alcoholic beverage you brought);
  3. Put on the perfume that you bought;
  4. Use a Handful of Rose Petals Icon Handful of Rose Petals on the NPC;
  5. /kiss the NPC.

6.5. I Pitied The Fool

For completing I Pitied The Fool Icon I Pitied The Fool, you first need to buy 5 Love Fool Icon Love Fools. Each Love Fool costs 10 Love Token Icon, so it is a good idea to go with a group of friends to do the achievement, each friend bringing one or two Love Fools.

Then, simply go to each of the locations mentioned in the achievement text, put down a Love Fool, target it, and /pity it.

6.6. Lonely?

For completing Lonely? Icon Lonely?, you first need to obtain a Buttermilk Delight Icon Buttermilk Delight, which you can find in a Box of Chocolates Icon Box of Chocolates. This box can be bought from a Lovely Merchant for 10 Love Token Icon. You might also need to buy a Romantic Picnic Basket Icon Romantic Picnic Basket, which costs 10 Love Token Icon and can be refunded if you manage not to use it.

Then, you need to go to Dalaran with a friend, or find one there. Sit at one of the Romantic Picnic sets or create one using your Romantic Picnic Basket Icon Romantic Picnic Basket. Wait for your character and that of your friend to be buffed with Romantic Picnic Icon Romantic Picnic before eating your piece of Buttermilk Delight Icon Buttermilk Delight. Note that your friend only needs to sit down with you for you to get the achievement, they do not need to also eat a Buttermilk Delight, unless they want to get the achievement.

6.7. Sweet Tooth

Completing Sweet Tooth Icon Sweet Tooth requires you to eat each of the following candies: Buttermilk Delight Icon Buttermilk Delight, Sweet Surprise Icon Sweet Surprise, Dark Desire Icon Dark Desire, Very Berry Cream Icon Very Berry Cream. Each of them has an 80% chance to be contained in a Box of Chocolates Icon Box of Chocolates, which can be bought from a Lovely Merchant for 10 Love Token Icon.

Note that from having done the Lonely? Icon Lonely?, you must already have completed the Buttermilk Delight objective and you probably also have obtained some of the other candies (if not all of them).

6.8. Lovely Luck Is In Your Side

For Lovely Luck Is On Your Side Icon Lovely Luck Is On Your Side, simply buy Lovely Dress Box Icon Lovely Dress Boxes from a Lovely Merchant until one of them contains a Lovely Black Dress Icon Lovely Black Dress. Each box costs 20 Love Token Icon and has a 25% chance of containing a Lovely Black Dress.

6.9. My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose Icon My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose requires you to obtain a Bouquet of Red Roses Icon Bouquet of Red Roses or a Bouquet of Ebon Roses Icon Bouquet of Ebon Roses. These drop from bosses in heroic WOTLK dungeons and from bosses in normal and heroic Cataclysm dungeons.

6.10. Perma-Peddle

The Perma-Peddle Icon Perma-Peddle is obtained by buying a Truesilver Shafted Arrow Icon Truesilver Shafted Arrow (costs 40 Love Token Icon at a Lovely Merchant) and using it to learn how to summon the Peddlefeet Icon Peddlefeet pet.

6.11. Shafted!

To complete the Shafted! Icon Shafted! achievement, spend 10 Love Token Icon to buy 10 Silver Shafted Arrow Icon Silver Shafted Arrows from a Lovely Merchant. Then, use the arrows on 10 players that do not currently have a non-combat pet out.

6.12. The Rocket's Pink Glare

To complete the The Rocket's Pink Glare Icon The Rocket's Pink Glare achievement, you need to buy 10 Love Rocket Icon Love Rockets from a Lovely Merchant, something that will cost you 10 Love Token Icon. Then, fire them off as fast as you can (by right-clicking them in your bags).

There appears to be issues in crowded areas and with certain addons that prevent all the rockets from being counted towards the achievement. To avoid this, you can attempt to obtain the achievement in a deserted place, with your addons disabled.

7. Conclusion↑top

We hope that this guide will have answered every question you had about Love is in the Air. If not, we encourage you to leave a comment or contact us by e-mail, we will be happy to address the issue you encountered.

8. Translations↑top