Shadow of the Mad King
Shadow of the Mad King, our annual Halloween festival, returns with ghoulish capers, spooky fights, and holiday fun! Gather together with the citizens of Lion’s Arch to enjoy another year of tricks, treats, and terrible jokes.
— Official website
Shadow of the Mad King is a Halloween-themed release and was the first major update for Guild Wars 2 that went live on 22 October 2012. It has since been updated and re-released in 2015 and 2016 as annual events.
- Mad King's Labyrinth - Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King’s Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King’s Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
- Mad King's Clock Tower - Tyria’s most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year’s Halloween event and returns better than ever.
- Ascent to Madness - Fight against the Mad King Thorn himself, as he trades in his usual jokes and pranks to face you head on.
- Mad King Says - Join the Mad King Thorn as he commands you to perform actions, or attempts to trick you.
New Weapon Skins
- Mini Charles the Hellfire Skeleton
- Mini Feline Familiar
- Mini Thailog the Gargoyle
- Mini Oxidecimus the Shadow Raven
- Gargoyle Tonic
- Shadow Raven Tonic
- Hellfire Skeleton Tonic
- Endless Halloween Enchantment
- Endless Gargoyle Tonic
- Endless Shadow Raven Tonic
- Endless Hellfire Skeleton Tonic
- Endless Ignited Wraith Tonic
- Phospholuminescent Infusion
- Poly-luminescent Undulating Refractor (Teal)
- Greater Gift of Candy Corn
New Guild Hall Decorations
New Gem Store Items
Returning Gem Store Items
- Bloody Prince's Outfit
- Scarecrow Finisher
- Bone Pick
- Tireless Harvesting Minion
- Tireless Logging Minion
- Witch's Outfit
- Taimi's Dye Kit
- Candy Corn Gobbler
- Black Wings Glider Combo
- Mad King's Outfit
- Mad King Dye Kit
- Ghoul Backpack and Mini Set
|1||The Lunatic Court||3:07||Stan LePard||SoundCloud|
|2||The Clocktower||1:40||Maclaine Diemer||SoundCloud|
|3||Halloween In Tyria||2:17||Maclaine Diemer||SoundCloud|
|4||The Tale Of The Mad King Thorn||1:47||Maclaine Diemer||SoundCloud|