The Darkmoon Faire is one of those daily questing hubs that comes around once a month in the first week. The new Darkmoon Faire Island has been out for months now, with Patch 4.3. Many players at this point have collected everything there is to collected, do all the achievements that you can do solo, etc.
To get ready for Mist of Pandaria, today I’ll show you how to get all the pets for the up-coming Pet Battle System. You don’t need to have them all on one character nor do you need to do the dailies.
This method requires that you have at least 6 level 85 characters. There are some turn-ins you need to be level 85 for in-order to get the quests.
One of the cool things about the Darkmoon Faire is that while there are daily quests that give you only 5 tickets a day for a week which would give you a total of 35 tickets a month. There are weekly quests turn ins as well to give you even more tickets per month.
Out of the 5 dailies you get each day you get a Darkmoon Faire Artifacts which can be turn in for tickets, each turn-in ranges from 5 tickets to 15. There is also monthly profession quest:
- Engineering – Tickets 4
- Jewelcrafting – Tickets 4
- Blacksmithing – Tickets 4
- Enchanting – Tickets 4
- Leatherworking – Tickets 4
- Inscription – Tickets 4
- Tailoring – Tickets 4
- Alchemy – Tickets 4
- Mining – Tickets 4
- Herbalism – Tickets 4
- Skinning – Tickets 4
- Fishing – Tickets 3
- First Aid – Tickets 3
- Cooking – Tickets 3
- Archaeology – Tickets 3
The profession quests are broke into two groups, the main profession and secondary professions. You can only do two of the main profession quest each month and all four of the secondary professions.
The main professions each give you a total of 4 tickets each, totally of 8 tickets each month. The secondary profession gives 3 tickets each for a total of 12. At the end of each month doing all your profession quests will give you 20 tickets total.
Darkmoon Faire Artifacts
You have a few ways to collect them, in pvp and in pve content. The first is pve and that requires a bit of farming on your part by doing 5-man content or raids.
They drop off end bosses in dungeons, however they only drop off some bosses of the same level. There are also pvp ones which you can only get by looting a player’s body in a battleground. Turning in all the artifacts will give you a total of
Now I personally farm them off the Auction House, and I do this by a Auctionator Shopping List. You can also make a TSM Shopping List or a TSM Dealfinding List. I would recommend to farm them on the off week after the fair as players tend to just want to get rid of them so you’ll find them at the lowest price after the fair.
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TSM Shopping List
TSM Dealfinding List
Which option should I use?
Depending on what add-on’s you use. I personally use Auctionator for buying because I find its search feature to be simple and to the point. TSM has updates and is better but still is not ideal in my opinion and needs much work still. You can also you TSM Shopping or TSM Dealfinding if you prefer to use TSM.
If you don’t really care how much you spend on them, you can use the Shopping List which will simply give you all of them if they are on the Auction House. If you use Dealfinding, you set each on to the highest price you’re willing to pay and then TSM will search and only show you the items on the list that are under your price.
For example if you only want to spend 200g each on, if the price currently is 201g, it wont show the item as it’s above the price you are willing to pay.
How to get the Pets
By doing the Profession Quests and your Artifact turn-ins you should have a total of 99 tickets. You have the option of doing the dailies if you want to get extra tickets, but it’s not needed. Each pet only cost 100 tickets, leaving you 10 tickets for use the next month’s fair.
What you do is simply login your first 85, given them a set of the artifacts and go turn them in. Do that characters profession quests and then buy the first pet. Repeat this profess on the other 5 until you have every Darkmoon Faire pet. One on each of your characters.
Then when the patch hits, you simply need to login to each character so the game will know what pets you have. Now all your characters including your main will have all the Darkmoon Faire Pets. They area also I believe going to be all rare level pets and what’s even better is I believe you can cage them.
I haven’t tested this on the beta yet, but ideally if you have more than 6 85s, even if you have them say on different servers you can get each on your characters then come the patch you can cage them and sell them. Even sell them across server. I’ll be talking about how to make gold at low levels with the pet battle system in a coming post this week.
Edit: I had a few math errors, I forgot to count First Aid and some how double counted a pvp artifact which knocked my numbers off a small amount, only by like 3 tickets. Either way, you still have enough to get one pet a character.