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Shadow of the Mad King 2020 Achievement Guide

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Overview

Happy Halloween everyone! We're back with another guide for the annual Shadow of the Mad King Festival. To celebrate, Anet is supplying us a ton of achievements to complete! Below are details on those achievements, including their rewards and AP.


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Halloween Rituals | 350 AP

These achievements can all be done once, but most of them are simply less difficult versions of the Shadow of the Mad King achievements. Almost all of them are done in Mad Kings Labyrinth.

(Annual) Halloween Rituals | Wanderer's Lunatic Court Cape

This is the typical festival achievement that is completed by doing a series of other smaller achievements. Here is the list of achievements that need to be completed. The criteria for each achievement can be found in this guide!

  • (Annual) Arguably Foodlike
  • (Annual) Ancient Grudge
  • (Annual) Lunatic Racer
  • (Annual) Masters of the Labyrinth
  • (Annual) Ascent to Madness
  • (Annual) A Royal Tradition
  • (Annual) Pumpkin Carving
  • (Annual) Mad King's Clock Tower
  • (Annual) Raceway Regular
  • (Annual) Courtly Service

Champion of the Labyrinth | 25 AP

This achievement is earned in the Mad King's Labyrinth. Around the Labyrinth several bosses will spawn while kicking open the doors. Defeat five of them to earn this achievement. A total of 25 bosses need to be defeated to earn total completion on this achievement.

  • Note: There will almost always be groups running this event in the LFG. The trick is just getting into a map.

Eve of the Mad King | 100 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the daily achievement, Halloween Fright, five times over the course of the event. It is repeatable, with each completion giving 10 AP and a Mad King's Gift. The daily's can be found in the Daily achievement tab or on the top right of the screen.

Lunatic Inquisition Regular | 25 AP

This achievement is earned by simply taking part in 3 rounds of Lunatic Inquisition, the PvP Game mode of the festival. This can be accessed in the Mad King's Labyrinth through the door in Lion's Arch. Note, this achievement needs to be completed 5 times to earn all 25 AP.

Mad King's Herald-in-Training | 25 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the race Mad King's Raceway. Ir can be accessed by speaking to the Lunatic Boatman in the Labyrinth. A total of 15 races need to be completed to earn all 25 AP.

Carving Across Tyria | 25 AP

Pumpkins have appeared all across Central Tyria. They appear on all core maps, and can be carved by interacting with them. Carving 200 of them will earn you this achievement. However, to earn all 25 AP a total of 1000 pumpkins need to be carved.

Knock Down the Doors | 25 AP

This achievement requires the completion of 50 door events in the Mad King's Labyrinth. This can be easily done by joining a zerg in the lfg and following them around. A total of 250 door events need to be completed for all 25 AP.

(Annual) A Royal Tradition | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by completing 3 rounds of Mad King Says. This event happens every two hours in Lions Arch.

(Annual) Ancient Grudge | 0 AP

To earn this achievement, simply go to any PoF map and defeat 100 of Palawa Joko's minions.

(Annual) Arguably Foodlike | 0 AP

Candy corn is a very common reward throughout this festival. This achievement can be earned by consuming 300 of them.

  • Note: Candycorn can also be purchased very cheaply from the TP.

(Annual) Ascent to Madness | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the Ascent to Madness mini-dungeon. The dungeon can be accesses via Lion's Arch.

(Annual) Courtly Service | 0 AP

Head to the middle of the Mad King's Labyrinth and speak to the Steward in the tower. Donate 5 gold to earn this achievement.


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(Annual) Lunatic Racer | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by completing 3 laps of the race event or adventure in the Mad King's Labyrinth in under 2 minutes per lap. This is found in the middle of the Labyrinth.


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(Annual) Mad King's Clock Tower | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the Mad King's Clock Tower jumping puzzle. The puzzle can be accessed from either Lion's Arch or the Mad King's Labyrinth.

(Annual) Masters of the Labyrinth | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by defeating all 3 bosses in the Mad King's Labyrinth. Here are their locations:

  • Skeletal Lich: Bottom right of the Labyrinth
  • Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn: Top left of the Labyrinth
  • Labyrinthine Horror: Will wander the entire map and seek out players.

(Annual) Pumpkin Carving | 0 AP

Pumpkins have appeared all across Central Tyria. They appear on all core maps, and can be carved by interacting with them. Carving 100 of them will earn you this achievement.

(Annual) Raceway Regular | 0 AP

This achievement is earned by completing 15 laps in the Mad King's Raceway.

Annual Rituals | 50 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the Halloween Rituals (Annual) achievement.

Clocktower's Champion | 25 AP

This achievement is earned by completing the Mad King's Clock Tower jumping puzzle 3 times. The puzzle can be accessed from either Lion's Arch or the Mad King's Labyrinth. The puzzle needs to be completed 15 times to earn all 25 AP.

Mad King's Herald (Intern) | 25 AP

This achievement is earned by completing 3 laps in the Mad King's Raceway. A total of 15 laps need to be completed to earn all 25 AP.

New Afterlife for Quaggan | 25 AP

This achievement is earned by donating 1,000 pieces of candy corn to Drooburt. To earn all 25 AP, donate 5000 pieces. Drooburt can be found in Lions Arch.

Shadow of the Mad King | 123 AP

These achievements are only able to be completed once per account and will take you all over the place to complete them all.

Arguably Foodlike | 5 AP

This achievement is earned by consuming 150 pieces of Candy Corn. Candy Corn can be found all over Tyria, through events, or purchased from the TP.

Ancient Grudge | 10 AP

To earn this achievement, simply go to any PoF map and defeat 150 of Palawa Joko's minions.

Close the Floodgates of Death | 10 AP

Courtly Service | 5 AP

Head to the middle of the Mad King's Labyrinth and speak to the Steward in the tower. Donate 5 gold to earn this achievement.


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Demon of a Drifter | 10 AP

This achievement can be pretty tricky to get. To earn this achievement, complete the race adventure or event in Mad King's Raceway within the extreme challenge time. This will likely take several attempts.

Mad Drifter | 5 AP

This achievement is earned by completing a single lap of the race event or adventure in the Mad King's Raceway. This can be accsessed from the Lunatic Boatman in the Labyrinth.

Mad Malefience | 5 AP

This achievement is locked until after completing Rivalry of Kings. This achievement is a collection. Here are the locations of each item:

  • Joko's Crown (Replica)

Purchased from an Awakened Merchant by the Casino in Crystal Oasis for 1 candy corn cob.


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  • Awakened Officer's Service Medallion

Drops from Awakened Champions.

  • Mummy Wrap Field Kit

Found in chests dug up from treasure hunting kits on any crystal desert map.

  • Journal of a Youth

This can be kind of challenging to reach without a griffon. Find your way up to the northern platform in the Mad King's Labyrinth and talk to the Mad Spirit.


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  • Ancient Awakened Soldier's Ring

Found in Lost Belongings just SW of the NW waypoint in the Mad King's Labyrinth.


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  • Draft of a Love Letter (Page 2)

Found in the SE corner of the Mad Labyrinth.


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  • Chariot Reins

Found in the Mad King's Raceway just South of the waypoint.


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  • Joko's Book Club Selections

Found in the Mad King's Raceway, just SW of the waypoint.


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  • Book of Palawa Poetry - 1st Draft

Found near the Bokoss Prison Ruins PoI in Domain of Kourna. Loot the lockbox for the item.


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  • The Scourge of Vabbi's To-Do List

Take the jackal portal at Seborhin Circle POI to get teleported inside the Vista room in Garden of Seborhin in Domain of Vabbi. Loot the Abandoned Lockbox inside.


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  • Aphorisms of Joko, the Eternal Monarch of All

On top of the Great Palawa Joko Monument POI in the Domain of Vabbi


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  • A Treatise on the Verdical...

By the Triumph of Palawa Joko PoI in the Elon Riverlands.


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  • The Diary of Palawa Ignacious Joko

Inside the Forbidden Vault in The Desolation. This area is normally closed off and requires an event from Lair of the Forgotten – Help Burran investigate the mysterious gate. The Abandoned Lockbox is on the second floor of the vault once you get in


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Mad Memories | 1 AP

This achievement is earned by simply speaking to Magister Tassi in Lion's Arch. She can be found in the grand plaza.


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Mad Memorial | 25 AP

Unlocked after completing Mad Mementos. This achievement is the final collection in the 3 collection series. Here are the locations of the last few. Mad Memories 13: Apocrypha

  • Complete the Arguably Foodline achievement and speak to Lunatic Noble Acreni near the mystic forge in Lions Arch.


Mad Memories 14: Lunacy

  • Talk to the Lunatic Boatman in the Mad King's Labyrinth after completing the Routing the Rebel Rabble achievement.


Mad Memories 15: Fabrication

  • Head to the middle of the Mad King's Labyrinth and speak to the Steward after completeing the Courtly Service achievement.


Mad Memories 16: Hallowed Eves

  • Complete the Pumpkin Carving achievement and then talk to Bruce the Herald in the Grand Plazza in lions arch.


Mad Memories 17: Rivalry

  • Complete the Ancient Grudge achievement and speak to Veteran Brigadier General Kernel just south of the Fractal portal in Lions Arch.


Mad Memories 18: Binding Agreement

  • Complete Lunatic's Fashion achievement and speak to Lunatic Acolyte Broye at Deverol Gardens.


Mad Mysteries | 5 AP

Unlocked after completing Mad Memories. This achievement is a bit of a collection. The locations of each item can be found below. Mad Memories 1: Boyhood.

  • Found Right next to Magister Tassi. Use the Candy Power meter and press 3 to scan. Speak to Serene when she appears.


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Mad Memories 2: Friendship

  • Gound underneath Deverol Gardens in Lions Arch. Use the #1 scan on the Power Meter to find Damson.


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Mad Memories 3: Young Love

  • Head underwater and scan just east of Old Lion's Arch PoI with the #3 scan. Interact with the suspicious location to reveal Tynna.


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Mad Memories 4: Deadly Adventures

  • Just left of Beggar's Burrow in Queen's Dale. Use Scan #2 to get Prince Thorn to appear.


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Mad Memories 5: Betrothed

  • Scan with #4 in Blackroot Cut which is found in the top right corner of Kessex Hills. Find the suspicious location to reveal Lady Lyrica.


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Mad Memories 6: Coronation

  • Next to the grand chest at the end of Provernic Crypt in Gendaren Fields. Use scan 2 after completing the dungeon to find him.


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Mad Mementos | 10 AP

Unlcoked after completing Mad Memories. This collection is exactly the same with six new locations. Mad Memories 7: Handless

  • Found just north of the Ascalon Settlement in Gendarran Fields. Use scan 4 and interact with the suspicious location. Complete the event to find Cashel.


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Mad Memories 8: Feast and Famine Head to the Martyr's Tomb PoI in Harathi Hinterlands. Use scan 3 near the statue of Dwayna and interact with the location and talk to Fenn.


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Mad Memories 9: Pains of Love Head to the ship just west of Laughing Gull Island in Bloodtide Coast. Use scan 1 and interact with the mysterious location. Complete the event and speak to Seamarshal Bennu.


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Mad Memories 10: Tax-o'-Lanterns Inside a house just south of Seraph's Landing waypoiny in Harathi Hinterlands. Use scan 4 and interact with the suspicious location. Speak with Rufus.


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Mad Memories 11: Flames of Renewal Head to the bridge near Arca Lake in Harathi HInterlands and use scan 2 to find the suspicious location. Complete the event and speak with Portia.


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Mad Memories 12: Descension head to the bottom of the Shattered Keep in Sparkfly Fen. Use scan 3 to reveal a location. Interact with Wynn to finish the collection.


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Pumpkin Carving | 17 AP

Pumpkins have appeared all across Central Tyria. They appear on all core maps, and can be carved by interacting with them. Carving 150 of them will earn you this achievement.

Rivalry of Kings | 5 AP

This achievement can be completed by simply talking to Veteran Brigadier General Kernel just south of the Fractal portal in Fort Marriner. The character talking to him must have completed LWS4 Episode 3.

Routing the Rebel Rabble | 5 AP

This achievement is earned by defeating 150 Lunatic Court rebels. Simply runing with a zerg in the Labyrinth will earn this achievement very quickly.

Shut the Doors | 5 AP

This achievement is earned by completing 30 door events in the Mad King's Labyrinth. This can easily be done by joining a group in the LFG.

Lunatic Wardrobe | 45 AP

Most of the following achievements will be completed while completing all the other achievements above. Each contains an armor skin and grants AP.

A Royal Tradition | 5 AP

Earned by completing a round of Mad King says in Lions Arch.

Ascent to Madness | 10 AP

Complete the Ascend to Madness dungeon, accessed via Lions Arch.

Lunatic Racer | 10 AP

Complete the mad kings Labyrinth race event or adventure in under 2 minutes.

Mad King's Clock Tower | 10 AP

Complete the Mad King's Clocktower. It can be accessed via Lions Arch.

Masters of the Labyrinth | 5 AP

This achievement is earned by defeating all three champions in the Mad King's Labyrinth.

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