Shadow of the Mad King 2022

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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 festival in Lion's Arch and the Mad King's Realm, released on October 18 through November 8. 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.

Returning features[edit]

For a complete list of all Halloween activities and events, see: Halloween
Lion's Arch loading screen

Activities and events[edit]

Items and rewards[edit]

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




2022 features[edit]

New achievements[edit]

New weapon skins and equipment[edit]

New items[edit]

New miniatures[edit]

Guild Hall Decorations[edit]

Gem Store[edit]



Magister Tassi

Urgent: Do Not Read Out Loud

Keep this quiet, but I've been seeing...unusual readings from the Mad Realm this year. Travelers have seemed quite shocked upon exiting the Labyrinth. I've heard...whispers. Any changes to Halloween could be of great significance. And I don't need to remind you, but the doors to the Mad Realm go both ways.

At your earliest convenience, could you journey to the Labyrinth and report back on anything...say, out of the ordinary? Out of the ordinary for a spectral quasi dimension, of course. For the sake of documentation.

—Magister Tassi

Lion's Arch, built upon the wreckage of the Krytan City of the same name, has grown and prospered in the years since the rise of the Orrian Dragon. Founded by pirates and dependent on trade, the city has become a common ground for all the races of Tyria.

Waypoint (map icon).png Trader's Forum Waypoint


See also: Shadow of the Mad King 2020#Gallery

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