Shadow of the Mad King

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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.

2016 Features[edit]

Lion's Arch loading screen

Halloween Events[edit]

  • 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 Achievements[edit]

New Weapon Skins[edit]

New Miniatures[edit]

New Items[edit]

New Guild Hall Decorations[edit]

New Black Lion Trading Company Items[edit]

Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Halloween 2012
Track Title Length Composer Download
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

Previous Releases[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Halloween.