Labyrinthine Horror

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Labyrinthine Horror


Labyrinthine Horror locations.jpg

Booby-trapped walls in the Labyrinth.

The Labyrinthine Horror is a massive, powerful skeleton that periodically spawns when a player approaches one of the random booby-trapped walls in the Mad King's Labyrinth, which can be identified by their red glow. (See map for trap locations).

The Horror is fragile compared to the other Labyrinth bosses, but deals high damage and is extremely difficult to outrun. It can easily catch even the fastest of player characters and roams around the entire circumference of the Labyrinth, making it difficult to avoid and/or pin down as well. Most notably, players can accidentally summon it while they're fighting the Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn or Skeletal Lich if they don't watch where they're going.


The Mists

Event involvement[edit]

Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Slay the Labyrinthine Horror (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Bleeds
  • Torments

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  • Ripper - High-damage melee auto-attack that cleaves and hits up to 6 times over 1 second, inflicting Bleeding.png Bleeding for 20 seconds with each hit. 200 range.
  • Spirit Scream - The Horror raises up its greatsword and shouts, dealing damage and inflicting 6-10 stacks of Torment.png Torment for 20 seconds to enemies in a point-blank area of effect while gaining Swiftness.png Swiftness for 8 seconds and transferring all conditions back to attackers. This skill has a low cooldown, a range of roughly 1500 units, and it does not require line of sight to hit enemies. 2 second recharge.
  • Whirling Slash - The Horror does a whirling charge in target direction, dealing point-blank area of effect damage as it travels. This skill can hit a single target up to 12 times and inflicts Bleeding.png Bleeding for 20 seconds with each hit. 2 second recharge.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Large Candy Bag.png Large Candy Bag Container Exotic 1
Trick-or-Treat Bag.png Trick-or-Treat Bag Container Basic 1-2
Limited-Use Mad King Finisher.png Limited-Use Mad King Finisher Consumable Basic 1
Limited-Use Scarecrow Finisher.png Limited-Use Scarecrow Finisher Consumable Basic 1
Chattering Skull.png Chattering Skull Crafting material Masterwork 1
Piece of Candy Corn.png Piece of Candy Corn Consumable, Crafting material Basic 1-2
Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone Crafting material Rare 1
Large Bone.png Large Bone Crafting material Fine 1
Porous Bone.png Porous Bone Trophy Junk 1-3


  • Grants the Ace Racer.png Approval of the Mad King effect upon being killed.
  • Killing this creature awards the Bonebreaker achievement.
  • It's on a variable respawn timer and often respawns faster than the Lich and Viscount.
    • Once the timer has elapsed, the Horror will emerge from the wall when any player approaches one of the flashing red areas within the Labyrinth. These are at the same locations that alert Lunatics when approached by Villagers in Lunatic Inquisition.


  • The Labyrinthine Horror was first introduced with the October 15th, 2013 update, as part of the Blood and Madness release, and has been a part of every Halloween festival since then.
  • It is identical in appearance to the Skeleton familiar summoned by the Executioner Axe Toy.
  • It wields a weapon, referred to internally as "Warrior Sword"(id 36151) that uses the Greatsaw skin.
  • The Labyrinthine Horror's unpredictable spawn and movement patterns and its tendency to ambush unsuspecting players has made it a popular target of jokes and memes and has led many players to refer to it by various nicknames, most commonly Steve.