Lunar Festival

The druids have gathered and Moonglade is aglow. Those dressed as dragons are sure to delight, let’s honor our elders and put up a good fight. 2020 is the Year of the Rat so grab some cheese and settle in for this year’s fun is about to begin! This year’s Lunar Festival begins on January 24th and will wrap up on February 7th. For a complete overview of the event please feel free to review WoWHead.com’s guide.

New for 2020
There is a new quest chain available this year for those that want to make their flower crowns transmogable year-round. The Lunar Preservation quest chain is a bit involved. While you can pick up this quest chain at pre-flight levels, from what our testers are saying it will be extremely difficult without it. At some of the moonwell locations you’ll need to visit there could be some mobs you’ll need to deal with as well. Overall looks like a fun questline but perhaps not exactly challenger friendly and might be best left to your regular characters.

The following information is for the Iron Man Challenge. For information on the other challenge variants please see below.

Quests
All of the quests for this event are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove Elune’s Blessing ASAP!

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

Honor Thy Elders
Scattered throughout Azeroth you’ll come across elders of years gone by. You can honor them simply by talking to them. In return, you’ll receive a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry along with some experience points. Remember that you may need to locate Zidormi and ask her to turn back time in order to interact with some elders depending on your level as some zones have phasing changes at key levels. This activity is ALLOWED. WoWHead has you covered with a list of Elder locations which you can find here.

Inside the Lucky Red Envelopes, you’ll find an Elder’s Moonstone or a Lucky Rocket Cluster. The Elder’s Moonstone has no bells or whistles and is ALLOWED. The Lucky Rocket Clusters are another matter. Setting these rockets off in the rocker cluster launchers will give you the Lunar Fortune buff which is NOT ALLOWED. Please be aware that if you are within 20 yards of someone setting this rocket off the buff will be applied to you. Should this happen it needs to be removed ASAP!

Cosmetics, Pets, & Toys
The Coins of Ancestry that you have received from the elders can be used to purchase items from the event’s vendors located in Moonglade. You are ALLOWED to obtain all of the pets and toys. Please remember that while you are allowed to acquire the pets you are NOT ALLOWED to participate in any pet battles. As far as cosmetic items are concerned please remember to follow your gear rules.

Festival Dumplings are also available from the vendors in Moonglade. This special treat will restore both health and mana and does not have any buffs so these are very challenger friendly. You will need Coins of Ancestry to purchase them.

Tin Man
All of the event’s quests are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. You do not need to remove Elune’s Blessing after quest turn in since non-XP buffs are ALLOWED for you.

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you that are NOT ALLOWED and no pet battles.

Working Man
All of the event’s quests are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove the Elune’s Blessing buff ASAP!

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is NOT ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to learn the schematics and patterns available from the event vendors. Remember just because you are allowed to learn how to make them does not mean you can break the rules of your challenge to use or wear the items.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you and no pet battles.

Green Man
All of the event’s quests are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove the Elune’s Blessing buff ASAP!

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is NOT ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you and no pet battles.

Blood Thirsty
This holiday revolves around quests that are NOT ALLOWED for your challenge.

Pacifist
All of the event’s quests are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. While you are NOT ALLOWED to participate in his demise, you do not have to get kill credit to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead after he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove the Elune’s Blessing buff ASAP! Please be mindful there will be LOTS of other players around and there will be a greater risk of getting a prox kill. You will want to use extreme caution if you attempt this quest. Just because a quest is allowed does not mean it is a good idea to do it.

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is NOT ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to learn the schematics and patterns available from the event vendors. Remember just because you are allowed to learn how to make them does not mean you can break the rules of your challenge to use or wear the items.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you and no pet battles.

Iron Teams
All of the quests for this event are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others outside of your team to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove Elune’s Blessing ASAP!

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is NOT ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you and no pet battles.

Green Teams
All of the quests for this event are ALLOWED. That being said there are a few things to make note of:
– The quest Elune’s Blessing asks you to defeat the demon Omen. This is a dangerous endeavor for challengers and just because a quest is allowed does not always mean it is a good idea. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with others outside of your team to complete this quest. Based on comments on WoWHead you do not need to get kill credit to complete this quest. After he dies you can get close to or stand on his corpse and you should be able to get Elune’s Blessing to complete the quest. Once this quest is turned in you need to remove Elune’s Blessing ASAP!

– The Lunar Preservation questline may be better left to non-challenge characters.

You are ALLOWED to honor your elders. When doing so you’ll receive Lucky Red Envelopes and Coins of Ancestry along with some experience points. These envelopes will contain Elder’s Moonstones or Lucky Rocket Clusters.
Elder’s Moonstones are ALLOWED.
– The Lunar Fortune buff gained from using the Lucky Rocket Clusters is NOT ALLOWED.

You are ALLOWED to enjoy some Festival Dumplings.

You are ALLOWED to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, remove any buffs toys might give you and no pet battles.

Blood Teams
This holiday revolves around quests that are NOT ALLOWED for your challenge.

 

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com

It is the Year of the Pig! The Lunar Festival runs from January 28th through February 11th. This year’s update brought seven new toys to the event! Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders
With the exception of  Blood Thirsty, all challengers can go honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry. Due to the phasing that was added to several zones in recent expansions, you may need to talk to Zidormi to return the zone to how it used to be. The zones you may need to do this for are Undercity, Tirisfal Glades, Blasted Lands, Darkshore, Darnassus, Teldrassil, and Silithus.

 Blood Thirsty: These quests will count against your quests completed totals.

Pacifists: These quests are a great way to start a new Pacifist challenger, especially now that you need to be level five to learn your professions.

Lunar Fortune Buff
In each of the envelopes, you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or an Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests
All quests are allowed for all Challenges except  Blood Thirsty, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption
You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks, and clothes.

Food
Festival Dumplings are ALLOWED. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.

Cosmetic
Festival DressesSuits & Crowns: NOT ALLOWED. These are all green-quality items and will flag your character.

 Blood Thirsty: You are ALLOWED to equip these since you can equip green gear.
 Green Man: All green event items ALLOWED for you.

Schematics & Patterns
Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits. Professions are NOT ALLOWED for all other challengers.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

It is the Year of the Dog! The Lunar Festival runs from February 17 through March 3. Overall the event has not changed as far as the structure / organization, however, 3 new toys were added in 2017. Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders

With the exception of  Blood Thirsty, all challengers can go honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry.

 Blood Thirsty: These quests will count against your quests completed totals.

Pacifists: These quests are a great way to start a new Pacifist challenger, especially when you are tight for gold at Level 1.

Lunar Fortune Buff

In each of the envelopes you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests

All quests are allowed for all Challenges except  Blood Thirsty, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption

You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks and clothes.

Food

Festival Dumplings are ALLOWED. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.

Cosmetic

Festival DressesSuits & Crowns: NOT ALLOWED. These are all green-quality items and will flag your character.

 Blood Thirsty: You are ALLOWED to equip these since you can equip green gear.

Schematics & Patterns

Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits. Professions are NOT ALLOWED for all other challengers.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

 

Lunar Festival

The Lunar Festival runs from January 21 through to February 4. Overall the event has not changed as far as the structure / organization, however, 3 new toys were added in 2017. Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders: You can absolutely go and honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry.

Lunar Fortune Buff: In each of the envelopes you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests: All quests are allowed, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption: You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks and clothes.

Festival Dumplings: Allowed. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.
Festival Dresses and Suits: Allowed. They are all White-Quality equippable gear.
Schematics & Patterns: Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits.

Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday

Welcome to our first Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday. Factions compete Region-wide for the honour of hanging our banner at the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. The event runs from January 21 through to January 24.

Quests: All quests are allowed, however, please be aware that some quests WILL flag you for PvP (picking up silithyst, for example).

Repeatable Food Quests: These are allowed, however, remember that you cannot get help from other characters, whether this means farming food materials or gold. Challengers can only use the resources that were earned on THAT specific character to complete these quests.

Level-scaling mobs: Caution and care are needed when venturing in here as the Twilight Cultists in the camps are now level-scaling. Basically the mobs will be at or one-level under your character. For most characters this should be fine, however, other classes might need to be more careful.

ichingThe Lunar Festival begins today (Feb.1) and runs through to February 15. Gong Hey Fat Choy (Lai See Dou Loi)!

There are no real big changes between 2015 and 2016 BUT there are some things that all Challengers will need to watch out for and/or take advantage of. The source of this information is from the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide.

Honouring Elders: You can absolutely go and honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry.

Lunar Fortune Buff: In each of the envelopes you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests: All quests are allowed, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption: You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks and clothes.

Festival Dumplings: Allowed. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.
Festival Dresses and Suits: Allowed. They are all White-Quality equippable gear.
Schematics & Patterns: Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits.