Darkmoon Faire Artifacts

Thanks to recent changes brought to us by the Shadowlands pre-patch, it’s never been a better time to acquire and hand in Darkmoon Artifacts. If you’re leveling characters, wanting Darkmoon Prize Tickets to purchase Replica Transmog or Companion Pets then this post is for you! Previously, the level requirements were quite high, limiting completion with low level alts, but the new changes have made this a valid option and in-turn may increase the value of Darkmoon artifacts due to the increased demand.

Darkmoon Artifacts:

Darkmoon artifacts are quest items that you turn-in and receive a reward of experience (Gold if max level), reputation and Darkmoon Prize Tickets. There has been a reduction/removal of the level requirements required to hand these in, this change has made it more accessible to lower level players. The amount of Darkmoon Prize Tickets rewarded is unchanged, please find below, the complete list of artifacts and new level requirements.

A Treatise on Strategy level 15 no level requirement
Banner of the Fallen level 1 level 7
Captured Insignia level 15 no level requirement
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal level 15 level 7
Imbued Crystal level 15 level 7
Monstrous Egg level 15 no level requirement
Mysterious Grimoire level 15 level 7
Ornate Weapon level 15 level 7
Soothsayer’s Runes level 60 no level requirement

To loot these artifacts, you must have a Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide within your inventory prior to killing a mob and looting the corpse. Click on the link above for a specific artifact, to see where you can loot it from, as different locations/mobs reward different artifacts. If you’d prefer, you can purchase these from the Auction House instead. Be prepared to pay approximately between 200g-1000g each, dependant of the artifact.

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Handing Artifacts in:

Each artifact can only be handed in once per character per Month. Before handing any artifacts in be sure to ride the Carousel or the Roller Coaster on the Darkmoon Island. You will receive the buff Whee! This will grant a 10% bonus to experience and reputation gains for 60 minutes. Once you have the buff hand in all the artifacts to the following NPCs, Professor Thaddeus Paleo, Sayge, and Yebb Neblegear. If you hand in all 9 artifacts, you will earn 85 Darkmoon Prize Tickets, I suggest purchasing Replica Transmog to sell on the Auction House, if Transmog is of no interest to you a good alternative is purchasing Darkmoon Companion Pets to sell.


Flipping Darkmoon Artifacts:

If you’ve reached your monthly limit handing in artifacts on all characters for the month, a great gold-making alternative, is posting your excess artifacts to the Auction House, and helping others complete their turn-ins. To make this worthwhile to you, purchase the artifacts whilst the Darkmoon Faire is out of Town, the demand is low and you’ll be able to purchase them cheap as players look to offload them. When the Darkmoon Faire is back in Town, repost to the Auction House, when the demand and prices are high.


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Sources and recommended guides:
Wowhead
Darkmoon Faire Made Easy (Wowhead Guide)