On the 4th October at 12:01 am (tonight) brings the return of the Darkmoon Faire. The Faire is a very profitable event which turns up on the first Sunday of each month. What makes this more worthwhile is that it’s the last one before the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch (13th October) and the incoming level and item level squish.
I won’t go into great detail of the ins and outs of the Darkmoon Faire today; however, if you do want that information, I’ll redirect you to this post which delves into it in more detail.
Today, my post is concerning the elixir that’s discontinued in the Shadowlands pre-patch called Elixir of the Rapid Mind. You may be fortunate to have some left in your inventory and given the 15-minute usage; you may be apprehensive at how best to use it. If this is you, please consider using the elixir before handing in all your Darkmoon Faire quest items and dailies. Upon using this elixir, it will grant you: Increased experience gain by 300% for 15 minutes.
I must remind you that there’s a maximum level restriction of level 99 – this will not work for players above level 99! Also, be sure to have heirlooms equipped and any other experience buffs (e.g. Carousel buff – whee!) active.
Darkmoon Faire quest items:
Monstrous Egg (10 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal (5 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Banner of the Fallen (5 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Captured Insignia (5 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Imbued Crystal (10 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Mysterious Grimoire (10 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Ornate Weapon (10 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Soothsayer’s Runes (15 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
A Treatise on Strategy (10 Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
I know using the elixirs whilst completing objectives (e.g. within Draenor) return incredible amounts of experience. My example today is just a more straightforward method that will produce a fair amount of experience, without the added fuss of trying to complete as many objectives as possible within the 15 minutes.
If you don’t have any elixirs in your inventory and want to power level your characters, you may be fortunate to find some on the Auction House. I think if you can find them up to 10k, then it’s well worth the return. I’ve been fortunate to see a lot around the 6k mark. If you have some alts that you want to level quickly, then it’s worth considering this method.
If this method is of no interest to you, and you have elixirs at your disposal, consider placing them on the Auction House for the benefit of other players to use. You have until the pre-patch releases to use them or sell them, before they’re discontinued and turn in to a grey painful looking item. As of the date of this post, you have 10 days till pre-patch releases!
If there’s anything further, that I may have missed out, please drop a comment below.
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