This Week in WoW: May 8

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Events for the week of May 8 include the Arena Skirmish Bonus Event, Spring Balloon Festival micro-holiday and Darkmoon Faire.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Weekly Quests

World Bosses


Warriors can obtain Skull of Shar'thosSkull of Shar’thos from this week’s world boss.


Don’t forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls.

World Events

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event (May 8-15)

Sign of the Skirmisher increases Honor gains from Arena Skirmishes by 50% this week.

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Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.


All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab. 

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Lan’dalock near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.

    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!


The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Spring Balloon Festival (May 10-12)

The skies are clear, the wind is calm… it’s a great day for hot air ballooning. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery, and make some new friends!


Darkmoon Faire (May 6-13)

Darkmoon Faire is back in town for one week. WHEE!WHEE! and Darkmoon Top HatDarkmoon Top Hat provide a 10% increase to XP and reputation gains, ideal for reputation farming and unlocking Allied Races.

You can also stock up on Inky Black PotionInky Black Potions if you’re a fan of the darkening effect. There are no updates to the event this time around. More information about Darkmoon Faire can be found in our Darkmoon Faire guide.

Allied Races are gated behind Exalted reputation standing with Legion factions. Here’s a table to help you out!

Allied Race Requirements
Highmountain Tauren Ain't No Mountain High EnoughAin’t No Mountain High Enough + Exalted with Highmountain Tribe 
Lightforged Draenei You Are Now Prepared!You Are Now Prepared! + Exalted with Army of the Light
Nightborne InsurrectionInsurrection + Exalted with the Nightfallen
Void Elf You Are Now Prepared!You Are Now Prepared! + Exalted with Argussian Reach

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