The 3 Battleground items are rather easy to loot, you get them from "skinning" the alliance that are killed (taking insignia), in my first battleground, i got 1 full set, and 2 extra of each of the other two, so if they are going for a lot on AH, it might be better to get them yourself. from what ive seen, 2 of them seem to be common, and the third one a bit more rare (sadly i dont remember what one), but still shouldnt take more than 2-3 BGs to get them all.Quintessence wrote:NOTE: The quests/items listed below require players have a Darkmoon Adventurer's Guide in their inventory. Speak with a Darkmoon Faire Greeter to obtain a guide.
• 1 misc quest (awards 10 tickets - may complete once per faire) • 9 Darkmoon Artifacts (may turn in each artifact only once per faire, but you may find multiple artifacts even if the faire is not in town so long as you have the Adventurer's Guide in your inventory)
For some extra info on which bosses are likely to drop certain artifacts, check out this Wowhead comment page.
- One artifact that awards 15 tickets each
Five artifacts that award 10 tickets each
- - A Treatise on Strategy (drop: level 85 heroic dungeons)
Three artifacts that award 5 tickets each
- - Soothsayer's Runes (drop: level 85 raids)
- Ornate Weapon (drop: dungeons)
- Mysterious Grimoire (drop: dungeons)
- Monstrous Egg (drop: dungeons)
- Imbued Crystal (drop: dungeons)
Dungeon and raid dropped artifacts can be sold and traded. Battleground artifacts may only be picked up by the player looting a slain opponent's corpse, but they can also be sold/traded.
A Treatise on Strategy is a bit trickier to get tho, i myself did 15-20 heroic dungeons before i saw it drop, and from what i hear, that is about the average amount, it seems to only drop of certain bosses, but it also seems that it drops from atleast one boss in each of the original cataclysm heroics.
Ornate Weapon, Mysterious Grimoire, Monstrous Egg and Imbued Crystal is all rather easy to find, myself i did the 4.3 dungeons about 2 times each and got all 4, but i was the only one rolling on them, since i did it just in the start of the faire, so it might take a bit longer if you are unlucky and get in a group with a lot of people needing. They can also be looted from older dungeons, i havnt tried this myself, but some of my mates had succes doing it in scholomance and stratholme, from what i heard those 2 instances and drop all 4 (dont hang me up on this tho).
Last is the Soothsayer's Rune, the only place ive seen it drop from is Shannox in firelands, but it dropped first try for both me and others, so he might be a good choice to get it. When it drops, every one in the raid with Darkmoon Adventures Guide can loot it, unlike all the other of these items, that only can be looted by 1 player at a time.
EDIT: It seems i have been really lucky with the Dungeon part of there items, you shouldnt consider yourself unlucky if you need more tries than i descriped here.