Beginning October 23, 2015
The Shadow of the Mad King, our annual Halloween festival, returns for nearly two weeks of 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.
Ascent to Madness
Delve into the Mad King’s lair! This devilish boss encounter will bring you face-to-face with King Oswald Thorn himself for a frightful fight. Be on your guard—the diabolical monarch has deadly tricks up his sleeve.
The Mad King's Realm
Brave travelers can go trick-or-treating in the Mad King’s Labyrinth. Face off against the undead armies and festive frights bound in the Mad King’s Labyrinth, open haunted doors to kick off events, and beware the grisly monsters that prowl the maze!
The Mad King's Clock Tower
Race against time in the Mad King’s Clocktower, Tyria’s most haunted jumping puzzle! Leap over the crumbling remnants of the clocktower, but be on your toes—one wrong move and you may fall into the rising tide of horror.
Lion's Arch Festivities
The rebuilt city of Lion’s Arch will be decorated for these traditional festivities. Doors to diverse attractions will dot the map, candy corn vendors will share their wares, and Mad King Thorn himself will be making an appearance to tell jokes and play Mad King Says!
Tricks and Treats
What would a Halloween festival be without treats to go along with its tricks? Candy Corn vendors have new items on offer; trick-or-treat bags have a chance to drop new weapons, a karka helm, or a miniture; and those who face the Mad King in his encounter will have a chance for a rare and marvelous reward! Collect tattered bat wings to start the process of building a wonderful bat-themed shoulder piece.