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The Halloween 2011 event runs from Thursday, October 21, through Monday, November 2, 2011. It includes Trick-or-Treat Bags dropping foes, the return of Halloween collectors, the redecoration of Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Tomb of the Primeval Kings, and Droknar's Forge, and the return of Mad King Thorn who once again will terrorize the populace with 'hilarious' jokes while at the same time rewarding them with special holiday treats. He'll be making many appearances so be sure to get one of the special hats!

This year, a brand-new Halloween Challenge Mission, Scarred Psyche was introduced.


The Mad King will visit Lion's Arch and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan on October 31. Past events are gray, current event is green. Times given in italics are on November 1st.

Last update: Saturday, 10:30 (UTC)

12:01 am 07:01
03:01 am 10:01
06:01 am 13:01
09:01 am 16:01
12:01 pm 19:01
3:01 pm 22:01
6:01 pm 01:01
9:01 pm 04:01
12:01 am 07:01

Festival hats[]

This year's festival hats are the Tricorne in Lion's Arch and the Reaper's Hood in Kamadan.

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Reaper's Hood


New costumes were introduced for Halloween this year. They are available for purchase in the Guild Wars In-Game Store or the NCsoft store.

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Ravenheart Witchwear Vale Wraith


The traders in Lion's Arch, covered with webbing.

Mad King's Guard Henchmen.

In both Lion's Arch and Kamadan:

In Lion's Arch:

In Droknar's Forge:

Mad King's Guard (Henchmen)[]

The Mad King's Guards are actually Henchmen. You can add them to your party and take them to explorable areas.


Halloween 2009 quests[]

Offered by the Mad King's Steward in Lion's Arch and Kamadan:

Halloween 2010 quests[]

Offered by The Countess of Hakewood in Lion's Arch:

Offered by the Emissary of King Thorn of Kryta in Kamadan:


Trick-or-Treat Bags drop from all foes (including foe types like pets that don't normally drop) in addition to their normal drop. Drop rate is about 4% per foe. All items listed are possible rewards for opening a Trick-or-Treat Bag (except for the ToT itself). See the Collectors section below for details on collector rewards.

Name Acquisition
Candy Apple.png Candy Apple Trick-or-Treat Bag only
Candy Corn.png Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag only
Ghost-in-the-Box.png Ghost-in-the-Box Collector reward, finale reward
Pumpkin Cookie.png Pumpkin Cookie Trick-or-Treat Bag only
Squash Serum.png Squash Serum Collector reward, finale reward
Transmogrifier Tonic.png Transmogrifier Tonic Collector reward, finale reward
Trick-or-Treat Bag.png Trick-or-Treat Bag Collector reward, finale reward, Costume Brawl reward
Vial of Absinthe.png Vial of Absinthe Collector reward, finale reward
Witch's Brew.png Witch's Brew Collector reward, finale reward


Horseman Collector

All collectors offer the same rewards:



Decorations gallery[]

Kamadan redecorated for Halloween

Lion's Arch redecorated for Halloween

The redecorated Tomb of the Primeval Kings

Droknar's Forge, redecorated

External links[]