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World of Warcraft's Halloween equivalent Hallow's End has returned. The 2014 incarnation of the two-week event includes new rewards, such as a costume of Arthas the Lich King.
The costume turns the player into Arthas for a limited time. Right now it costs a whopping 1000 Tricky Treats and is usable only once. However, that will be changing with a hotfix coming next week.
"The cost is being adjusted down by half, we're ensuring it is indeed 50 charges (20min per charge), and that it's usable outside of the Hallow's End event period," said community manager Bashiok on the Battle.net forums. "Keep in mind that when the hotfixes go out the cost shown on the vendor won't change, but the item will indeed be purchasable for the hotfixed amount."
Even with the changes, though, it's an expensive item. I see it as a reward for people who are experienced with Hallow's End and have run out of other goals. It's a way to stave off the pre-Warlords of Draenor boredom.
Tricky Treats can also be spent on three costumes for your Perky Pug, the pet you receive for grouping with 100 players through the heroic Dungeon Finder. The Mad Alchemist and Lil' Starlet costumes, priced at five treats apiece, give the pug scientist goggles or superstar sunglasses. The Yipp-Saron costume lets you turn the pet into a tiny Old God for 150 treats.
Other big-ticket items available through the holiday vendors include the cats Cursed Birman and Widget the Departed. These Rare-quality battle pets are Undead, which is one of the less common types so you might find them worth their 150 Treat price.
A new set of Hallowed Wands can also be acquired throughout Hallow's End. They'll allow you to turn into an Abomination, Geist, Ghoul, Slime or Spider.
This year's Hallow's End didn't add any new activities, though. You can collect Tricky Treats through daily quests or visiting candy buckets throughout Azeroth and Outland. The Headless Horseman, a special boss in Scarlet Monastery, is accessible through the Dungeon Finder.
Speaking of the Headless Horsemen: he still gives out a range of Epic gear to players who kill them. However, this year that gear has an item level of 540, up from 470. This means you'll find the Horseman a great way to gear up your alts or newly boosted level 90 characters.
Hallow's End 2014 will end on November 1st. It will be followed by two even larger events: the launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion and WoW's 10th anniversary celebration.