Shadow of the Mad King 2017

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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 2017 is a Halloween-themed release and was the first major update for Guild Wars 2 that went live on October 22, 2012. It has since been updated and re-released in 2015 and 2016 as annual events. In 2017, it started on October 17th, 2017 and ended on November 8th, 2017.

2017 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.
    • 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.

New Achievements[edit]

Items and rewards[edit]

For list of all Halloween rewards and items, see: Halloween/items

New Equipment[edit]

New Miniatures[edit]

New Guild Hall Decorations[edit]

New Black Lion Trading Company Items[edit]

Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items[edit]



Primary article: Shadow of the Mad King 2012#Soundtrack

External links[edit]

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