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The subject of this article or section is part of Feast of Winter Veil, a seasonal event that lasts several weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

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The Red Winter Hat was a novelty hat, but was changed to Cloth armor as of Patch 2.3.


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During the Feast of Winter Veil, the Red Winter Hat was a very rare (<0.5%) world drop for humanoid and undead mobs.[citation needed]

For boss drops, it should be 100% for Heroic mode and around 5-10% for Normal mode.[citation needed]

As of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the hat no longer drops from old vanilla dungeon bosses or Outland dungeon bosses:

Northrend drops
Cataclysm drops

Note: You will know if the boss will drop the hat only if the hat is shown on the boss' head.

In Mists of Pandaria

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Drop rate appears to be quite low (<1%):

Prior to Cataclysm

At the same time, the hat is also a boss drop for specific mobs based on which expansions the player owns.

With the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm expansion Grand Magus Telestra only drops the hat in heroic mode.[citation needed]

For those that own only the basic game, the hat drops from:

For those that own The Burning Crusade, the boss drops change to:

For those that also own Wrath of the Lich King, the boss drops change to:

In 2007 the hat dropped from all six Azeroth and Outland bosses regardless of expansions owned.

See also

Patch changes

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King bosses only drop it in heroic. Stonecore heroic.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Now drops from Grand Magus Telestra and Jedoga Shadowseeker.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This item is now cloth. In addition, it now also drops from various Burning Crusade bosses.
World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.

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