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Hallow's End is up and a true Goblin can never make enough gold, right?
Coin of Many Faces can only be obtained during Hallow's End from mobs in Shadowmoon Valley. This method includes grinding, because of the item's drop rate.
Even though Wowhead lists the drop chance as extremely low, players are reporting a potential increase in drop chance this year. Killing for 15 minutes got me 3x Coin of Many Faces. The item is a toy that lets you transform into a random Garrison follower (even of the opposing faction) for 1 hour with a 24-hour cooldown, so there are hundreds of possible combinations. Death doesn't break the illusion. Mobs dropping said item:
Captain Bonerender Brackish Cultivator Salty Dreg Boneship Reveler The mobs are in packs of three and have an almost instant respawn rate.
Sell or Wait?
Plenty of Coins of Many Faces may currently be up on the Auction House, because of the Hallow's End event. This can lead to decreased prices during Hallow's End and you have several options:
Either keep the coin and resell it in a few weeks when Hallow's End ends at higher prices. If you're in dire need of Gold, you can sell them right away, on my realm they are for 4,000 Gold each. In 15 minutes, I got 3, so that's 48,000 GPH (Gold per hour). Please note that realm prices vary. I can't guarantee you a fixed amount of gold you can make on your realm.
The mobs respawn almost instantly.
On my 12th mob kill I got my first coin.
The second drop happened at around the 8th minute of my farming.
The third coin took the longest to drop, oh and beware of ganking. I was heavily under assault during my third coin farm.
AH Prices - Illidan (US - Horde)
4,000 Gold per coin for me. The market value has drastically gone down, which is why it isn't a bad idea to save some for a later resell after HE.
Unbroken Claw Price Spikes
Unbroken Claw prices are currently rising. If you're able to buy them cheap on the Auction House do so right now. Remember my article about new patterns and recipes? It's because claws are used to craft Drums of the Mountain in Patch 7.1 when's the ideal time to flip them.
(Illidan (US - Horde Prices)
It's time for Burning Crusade & Black Temple Timewalking! Players now have access to Artifact Knowledge level 48, a new Argus world boss is up and Hallow's End is here until November 1.
Artifact Knowledge Level 48
All players now have access to Artifact Knowledge level 48. By the time Antorus opens, it will be easy to catch up on your Artifact level to unlock all Netherlight Crucible slots.
Mythic Keystone Affixes
Teeming Quaking Fortified Argus World Boss
Mistress Alluradel is up this week. Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for a bonus roll. All Argus world bosses in Greater Invasion Points drop ilvl 930 loot. More details can be found in our Greater Rift guide here. Argus Weekly Quests
Fuel of a Doomed World: Collect 50 Pristine Argunite from Invasion Points, Rare encounters, or treasure chests on Argus to receive 300 Veiled Argunite. Invasion Onslaught: Complete 3 Invasion Points to get 200 Veiled Argunite. Burning Crusade Timewalking (Oct 17 - 24)
While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales playrs and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Burning Crusade Expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level. During Burning Crusade Timewalking, you may assemble a raid group of between 10 and 30 players, travel to Shattrath City in Outland, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Black Temple raid. Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons for the weekly quest "A Shrouded Path Through Time". Rewards: Accolade of Victory (Artifact Power token) Cache of Fel Treasures (1 piece of item level 900 loot from Tomb) 1 Seal of Broken Fate Timewalking items now have a base item level of 880, so they're good for gearing up alts. All Timewalking dungeons have a small chance to drop Reins of the Infinite Timereaver (personal loot). Let's not forget about Black Temple Timewalking! Demon Hunters can once again obtain Arsenal: The Warglaives of Azzinoth from I'll Hold These For You Until You Get Out. Hallow's End (Oct 17 - Nov 1)
Hallow's End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge. Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks. You can get a new pet this year - Naxxy. Learn what's new in Hallow's End 2017. PvP Brawl: Packed House (Oct 17 - 24)
In Packed House, there’s nowhere to hide as you face not 2, not 3, not 5, but 15 adversaries in this 15 vs. 15 Arena battle. Win a PvP Brawl for "Something Different" to get Brawler's Footlocker, 3 Marks of Honor and Soldier's Legacy. World Boss Withered J'm
Search for the DEADLY: Withered J'im quest in Azsuna.
World Boss Loot Tables
Cave Skulker's Helm Dingy Suramar Mercantile Signet Drape of the Mana-Starved Magic-Warped Hood Mana Scavenger's Mask Manacrystal-Adorned Helmet Unstable Arcanocrystal
Hallow's End starts in World of Warcraft this week. What's new this year?
Hallow's End 2017 Update (Oct 17 - Nov 1)
You can now queue up for the Headless Horseman at lower levels, so the chances of getting The Horseman's Reins mount are better than last year. You can transmogrify holiday-themed gear throughout the event. A new pet has been added this year. Naxxy is a mini version of Naxxramas. You can purchase it for 150 Tricky Treats. It's BoE, and you can sell it. Naxxy Abilities
Plague Breath (Level 1) Sticky Web (Level 2) Leech Life (Level 4) Death Coil (Level 10) Frost Nova (Level 15) Drain Blood (Level 20)
We're getting two more days of testing on Antorus bosses, this time mostly focused on Raid Finder, with Wednesday being all about the Forbidden Descent part of the raid and Hope's End coming on Friday and will remain open over the weekend.
October 18-24 (source)
Wednesday, October 18th - Friday, October 20th
Forbidden Descent - Raid Finder Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)
Friday, October 20th
Varimathras - Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)
Aggramar - Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)
Hope's End - Raid Finder Antorus, the Burning Throne
15:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)
Hope's End Raid Finder will remain open over the weekend.
As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: In Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade Sr. in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)
Q: What character should I use to test the raid?
A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players' effective level to 110 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.
Q: How long does testing last?
A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we're satisfied that we've received that information for a given boss, we'll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.
Argus the Unmaker drops interesting trinkets with secondary on-equip effects and Blizzard explained how they work in more detail.
Path of the Titans Trinkets
The final boss of the upcoming raid drops trinkets that have two on-equip effects. While the primary effect functions just like any other trinket, the secondary on-equip effect only activates under certain conditions.
Aggramar's Conviction - Mark of Aggramar Aman'Thul's Vision - Mark of Aman'thul Eonar's Compassion - Mark of Eonar Golganneth's Vitality - Mark of Golganneth Khaz'goroth's Courage - Mark of Khaz'goroth Norgannon's Prowess - Mark of Norgannon Clarifications
The secondary "When empowered by the Pantheon..." proc on the trinkets will only activate within Antorus the Burning Throne raid. Only four unique buffs are needed to trigger the secondary proc (down from 6). Aman'Thul's Vision ignores the rule as a "wild card" and the item does not count toward the Legion Legendary cap, so you can have 3 Legendary items equipped at the same time. Pantheon's Blessing is used to upgrade Pantheon trinkets up to item level 1,000. Blizzard (Source)
A slightly different discussion here, but just popping in with a note that the secondary Equip effect on the Antorus trinkets that note "When empowered by the Pantheon...", such as 'Aman'Thul's Grandeur' on Aman'Thul's Vision or 'Khaz'goroth's Shaping' on Khaz'goroth's Courage will only function within the Antorus raid once it is live.
Currently on the PTR this effect works outside of the raid, but its worthwhile to offer some clarification so there's no confusion once the raid itself is live.
If you have any questions on this, let me know!
While it won't function in Mythic+ we did change the six requirement so you only need four unique buffs to trigger the Pantheon secondary proc inside Antorus. You can have any possible combination of the unique five to activate this additional proc. Aman'Thul's Vision ignores the rule as a "wildcard" filling any gap that you might be missing from the other five.
So for example you can have two Aman'Thul's and two of the other uniques and it will trigger the Pantheon proc.
Keep in mind we're still tweaking and making changes to the trinkets so please keep voicing your feedback about it :)
Currently all of the trinkets on PTR behave like Aman'Thul's Vision does in the Pantheon proc but will be changed to be unique before it goes live, other than Aman'Thul's which will stay as a wild card.
Still as always subject to change but that's the current plan.
All trinkets have received updates in the latest Patch 7.3.2 PTR build:
Mark of Aggramar - Taking damage has a chance to increase your Armor Versatility by 1,197 2,697 for 15 14 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, your maximum health is increased by 652,038 459,366 for 15 sec, and you are healed to full health. Approximately 2.2 1.4 procs per minute. Aman'Thul's Vision
Mark of Aman'thul - Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant you 741 1,089 Speed, Avoidance, and Leech for 12 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, your Intellect is increased by 1.414 1,087 for 15 sec. Approximately 2.5 1.4 procs per minute. Eonar's Compassion
Mark of Eonar - Your healing effects have a chance to grow an Emerald Blossom nearby, which heals a random injured ally for 23,392 36,100 every 2 sec. Lasts 14 12 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, your next 4 direct healing spells grant the target a shield that prevents 65,204 71,132 damage for 30 sec. Approximately 2 1.2 procs per minute. Golganneth's Vitality
Mark of Golganneth - Your damaging abilities have a chance to create a Ravaging Storm at your target's location, inflicting 63,728 148,698 Nature damage split among all enemies within 6 yds over 8 6 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, your autoattacks cause an explosion of lightning dealing [ 870,400% 1,357,400% of Mainhand Weapon Speed ] Nature damage to all enemies within 8 yds of the target. Lasts 15 sec. Approximately 4 1.8 procs per minute. Khaz'goroth's Courage
Mark of Khaz'goroth - Your damaging attacks have a chance to make your weapon glow hot with the fire of Khaz'goroth's forge, causing your autoattacks to do [ 929,400% 1,327,700% of Mainhand Weapon Speed ] additional Fire damage for 12 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, your Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery, or Versatility is increased by 1.413 2,614 for 15 sec. Khaz'goroth always empowers your highest stat. Approximately 2 1.4 procs per minute. Norgannon's Prowess
Mark of Norgannon - Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Intellect by 1,303 3,257 for 12 sec. When empowered by the Pantheon, you gain 6 charges of Norgannon's Command for 15 sec. Your damaging spells expend a charge to inflict an additional 34,321 45,760 damage to the target, from a random school of magic. Approximately 3 1.4 procs per minute.