Shadow of the Mad King
- This article is about the most recent release. For the original release, see Shadow of the Mad King 2012. For other uses, see Shadow of the Mad King (disambiguation).
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 festival released on October 16 through November 6. Decorated festival areas have been added outside of each race's capital city: Plains of Ashford, Queensdale, Wayfarer Foothills, Metrica Province, and Caledon Forest. Festival merchants, as well as ominous portals to the Mad Realm, are also present during the festivities.
- 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.
- Labyrinth Race - Take part in a race through the Labyrinth on your mounts. (Occurs roughly every 20 minutes)
- 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.
- Lunatic Inquisition - Attempt to survive the night as a villager while the Lunatic Courtiers hunt you down.
- Mad Memoires scavenger hunt
- Reaper's Rumble - Playable for the first time since the original GW2 Halloween celebration, a fast-paced PvP format where players compete to recover pumpkins and spawn hordes of skeletons to attack the enemy team’s base.
- Black Lion Chest: The Evon Gnashblade Trick-or-Treat Bag, Grasping Phantom Glider, Gargoyle weapon skins, Shadow of the Mad King weapon set, Blood and Madness weapon set
- Gem Store: Mad King's Outfit, Witch's Outfit, Bloody Prince's Outfit, Candy Corn Gobbler Pack, Hallows Fortune Fireworks
- Mad King's Raceway - On the fields of Reaper's Rumble, join the new beetle race or try your skill at the adventure. Rental for the Roller Beetle available for a small fee.
- Mad Maleficence collection.
- In Halloween Rituals:
- Annual Rituals
- Mad King's Herald (Intern)
- (Annual) Halloween Rituals
- (Annual) Mad Drifter
- Annual Rituals
- In Shadow of the Mad King:
- Mad Drifter
- Rivalry of Kings
- Mad Maleficence
- Close the Floodgates of Death
New weapon skins and equipment
- Ember Infusion
- Polysaturating Reverberating Infusion (Gray)
- Polysaturating Reverberating Infusion (Purple)
- Polysaturating Reverberating Infusion (Red)
- Soul Pastry
- Mini Svelicht the Fog Raven
- Mini Haunted Candle
- Mini Pumpkin Jack
- Mini Pumpkin Jack O'
- Mini Pumpkin Jack O' Lantern
New guild hall decorations
- Decorated Casket
- Pot of Chrysanthemums
- Primordial Leviathan Rib Cage
- Primordial Leviathan Rib Cage: Curved
- Primordial Leviathan Rib Cage: Left Curved
- Primordial Leviathan Rib Cage: Right Curved
- Festive Harvest Chair
- Nightfang Griffon Skin
- New Black Lion Claim Ticket weapons:
- New Black Lion Chest items: