Shadow of the Mad King
- This article is about the most recent release. For the original release, see Shadow of the Mad King 2012.
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
- 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 Black Lion Trading Company Items
- Gargoyle weapon skins
- Furrocious Cat Ears
- Ghostly Outfit
- Hovering Mad Mirror
- Mini Feline Familiar (28 Oct 2016)
Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items
- Blood and Madness Halloween weapon skins
- Bat Wings Glider Combo
- Black Wings Glider Combo
- Bloody Prince's Outfit
- Bone Pick
- Candy Corn Gobbler
- Devil Horns
- Executioner's Outfit
- Ghoul Backpack and Mini Set
- Grenth Hood Skin
- Hallows Fortune Fireworks
- Lunatic Guard Outfit
- Mad King's Outfit
- Mad King Dye Kit
- Permanent Mad King Finisher
- Permanent Scarecrow Finisher
- Phantom's Hood
- Tireless Harvesting Minion
- Tireless Logging Minion
- Witch's Outfit
|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|