Tower of Nightmares

October 29, 2013

A toxic seed has been sown.
Guarded by magic, fed with evil, it grows.



  • Behind the Veil

    Some new trouble is growing in Kessex Hills. Carefully hidden by magic, the krait have been working tirelessly on a terror unlike anything seen before in Tyria. Marjory Delaqua and Kasmeer Meade are investigating the illusory curtain that’s cloaking part of Viathan Lake, and they need your help! What secret lies behind the veil?

  • Developer Livestream – October 28

    Take a sneak peak at the Tower of Nightmares release with ArenaNet devs during the preview livestream on our Twitch channel on Monday, October 28 at 12PM PDT.

    Update: Due to unforseen circumstances, there will not be a developer livestream today.


  • Antitoxin Spray

    Prepare for battle with a new universal healing skill! A dose of this cutting-edge Antitoxin Spray will cleanse yourself and nearby allies of poison, torment, confusion, and toxin. This skill is available to characters of all professions.

  • Krait Obelisk Shard

    Complete the Tower of Nightmares meta achievement to receive a Krait Obelisk Shard for your home instances, which can serve as a place of power for earning a skill point or charging Quartz Crystals!

New Gem Store Items

  • Phalanx, Viper, and Trickster Armors!

    Three new armor skin sets—one apiece for heavy, medium, and light armors—are now available in the Gem Store!

  • New Dreamthistle Weapons

    As beautiful as they are deadly, these nightmarish new weapon skins will give you definite style as you distinguish yourself on the battlefield. Tickets and Ticket Scraps to purchase these weapons can be found inside Black Lion Chests.

  • Permanent Toxic Offshoot Finisher

    Give your foes a little taste of terror—deal them a killing blow with the Permanent Toxic Offshoot Finisher to call down a deadly spore.

  • Toxic Gloves and Pauldrons

    A new set of Toxic Gauntlets and Toxic Mantles for every armor class guarantee your character looks their best, whether you’re slaying Toxic Courtiers or exploring the furthest reaches of Orr.

  • Toxic Dye Kits

    Toxic Dye Kits contain a chance for a random toxic color, including six brand-new, vivid toxic dyes!


Release Notes for Tower of Nightmares

Read detailed notes from our developers about what’s new in this release.

A Guide to Tower of Nightmares

Want to know how to get started? Check out our spoiler-free mini-guide to this release!