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WoW Wednesday: How to Make Gold With Hallow’s End

Hallow’s End only has one week left before it’s gone again. Tension is rising in many players hoping they can get the Horseman’s Reins before the Holiday ends, forcing them to wait another whole year to try again. Instead of farming that elusive mount, I thought I would share how I spend my Hallow’s End making a ton of gold. Hopefully, these tips can help you gain some extra gold and take your mind off that horrid mount farm. I have to give a fair warning first; these gold tips aren’t some get rich quick scheme. You will have to do some farming and it will take some time to sell these items, but it is well worth it. The more time you put into these farms, the more gold you will make. Here are a few tips on how to make gold with Hallow’s End.

 

Pet Farming

Hallow’s End introduced a new battle pet this year called Naxxy, and boy is that great news for us gold farmers. Naxxy costs 150 Tricky Treats, there are other battle pets that you can buy for the same amount but because Naxxy is new this is the pet we will be focusing on. You can purchase Naxxy from Pippi outside the Stormwind City gates for Alliance and Woim outside the Undercity for the Horde. The simplest and easiest way to get this pet is to download the addon Candy Buckets which will show you all of the candy buckets you haven’t looted yet on Azeroth. My recommendation is to just do the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor buckets, as doing these will give you more than enough Tricky Treats to buy Naxxy. It takes me about an hour and a half to two hours to collect all the buckets per character, depending on how much I’m paying attention to my flying.

How to make gold with Hallow's End

I do this farm about once a day whenever I’m bored and catch myself just flying around Dalaran. These buckets do not respawn, so to be able to farm multiple you will need multiple characters. I’m sitting on five pets at the moment that I plan to sell over the next year as prices rise, but we will get to that at the end of the article. Let’s take a look at our next farm which will be our biggest money maker.

Coin of Many Faces

The Coin of Many Faces is a toy only obtainable during Hallow’s End. The on-use ability is as follows: “Become someone else.” This will give you a random appearance that will last for 1 hour. It also has a 1 Day cooldown, but this is hands down my favorite toy. It will pretty much transform you into a random race, regardless of faction with a random set of armor. To farm this toy you have to head over to Shadowmoon Valley in Draenor. There is an island to the southwest with the coordinates [39, 80] that has Hallow’s End-only mobs. These mobs have a little over 1% chance to drop the toy.

How to Make Gold With Hallow's End

This farm is better done in a group of five because of the whole personal loot thing now, but if you’re somebody like me that doesn’t care to look for groups, you can still have a decent farm doing it solo. I have found that the best class to farm these on is a Druid, but of course, any class is capable of doing it. My goal is to spend an hour each day doing this farm stocking up as many Coin of Many Faces as I can. I currently have two banks filled with these toys. My plan is to do the same as the pets and sell them over the course of the next year as prices rise.

Another option that you have is to check the auction house when you’re bored and see what these toys are currently going for. I have been buying out coins that are around 2,500 gold or lower. It might seem like a lot now, but I have seen these toys go for around 35 to 58 thousand gold.

If you’re familiar with the auction house you can even try and force the prices down yourself by undercutting constantly, causing prices to drastically drop and allowing you to buy out this toy for a much cheaper price. This will, however, force you to sell many coins at a low price but if done correctly, you will come out with more coins than you previously had. This strategy does have a chance to fail, so I do not recommend this strategy to players that don’t know how to play the auction house.

Final Comments

This is hands down my most profitable holiday. Again, I cannot say this enough, this IS NOT going to be a quick gold gain. It will take time to sell these items, but it will be well worth it. Over the next year you must check the going prices for these two items constantly to make sure you are making a profit and that these prices don’t start plummeting. Do not sell any of these items while Hallow’s End is still current, I would even say not to sell them next month as the prices will still be pretty low.

The last little bit of gold making you can do while Hallow’s End is active is selling wand charges to players that are trying to get the achievement The Masquerade. This achievement requires players to be transformed by different Hallowed Wands. You cannot use a wand on yourself so you have to rely on other players’ help with this one. The easiest way to gain wands is from the Candy Buckets I mentioned in the pet farming section. If you did the pet farm you should have most, if not all of the wands they will require. I have charged for as low as 200 gold up to 500 gold per wand charge. It might not seem like a lot at first, but after a few pet farms you end up with a lot of wands, and there are a lot of players looking to get that achievement. The closer the holiday is to ending the more players will pay.

Thank you for reading this article on how to make gold with Hallow’s End. If you have any questions or would like to know about any other of my many gold farms, please feel free to ask in the comment section below and happy farming!

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