Shadow of the Mad King 2017
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.
- 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.
- Shadow of the Mad King
- Halloween Daily
- Halloween Rituals
- Lunatic Wardrobe
- Festival Collections: Lunatic Court's Finery — Unlock all 18 Lunatic armor skins in your wardrobe. (5)
Items and rewards
- For list of all Halloween rewards and items, see: Halloween/items
- Touch of Madness
- Mad Memoires: Complete Ignition
- Mad Memoires: Complete Superstition
- Lunatic armor
- Haunted weapons
- Mini Bradford the Skeleton Ghost
- Mini Halloween Gourdon
- Mini Lord Humphrey Faren
- Mini Gustav the Caramel Corn Elemental
- Mini Failed Attempt
- Mini Forgal
- Mini Sieran
- Mini Trahearne
- Mini Spooky Mounts Pack
New Guild Hall Decorations
- Ghostly Dining Chair
- Ghostly Dining Table
- Haunted Armchair
- Haunted Loveseat
- Spooky Dining Chair
- Spooky Dining Table
New Black Lion Trading Company Items
Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items
- Blood and Madness Halloween weapon skins
- Bloody Prince's Outfit
- Bone Pick
- Candy Corn Gobbler
- Devil Horns
- 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
- The Lunatic Inquisition game was brought back in 2017 after being dropped in 2014.
- The 2012 Halloween skins Scythe Staff Skin, Deathly Pauldrons Skin, Chain Sword Skin, Ghastly Grinning Shield Skin and Greatsaw Greatsword Skin were made available in Black Lion Chests.
- Primary article: Shadow of the Mad King 2012#Soundtrack