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This article is about the slayer monster. For other uses, see Nightmare (disambiguation).

Nightmares are Slayer monsters that are created from Mah's nightmares during Children of Mah. They require level 80 Slayer to be harmed. To be assigned as a task, the player must purchase the ability from a Slayer Master for 50 Slayer points.

Location[edit | edit source]

Nightmares can be found in Freneskae through the World Gate by utilising the ritual site option.

Freneskae ritual site map.png

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Nightmares attack with melee. The melee attack is not particularly powerful and can easily be countered by Soul Split. When combat is initiated, they often walk onto the square the player is currently standing on, moving them in the process.

They can charge a slow-moving special attack (after 5 auto attacks) that deals over 4000 total damage in two simultaneous ranged hits. This attack is signalled by the nightmare creating a black sphere in their hands before swinging it at the player. The damage from this ranged attack can be reduced to under 1000 with Protect from Missiles / Deflect Missiles. The player has at least 1.8 seconds to switch to the appropriate prayer or use a defensive ability before the attack lands. If the nightmare dies after beginning its special attack, the attack deals no damage.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Elder energy.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Elder energy with rarity Always in quantity 15-25Elder energy (m)P2P icon.png15–25Always2,295-3,825Not alchemisable
Bones.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always1790

Main[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Medium spiky rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Medium spiky rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Medium spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon45,25048,000
Large bladed rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Large bladed rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Large bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon61,68864,000
Coins_10000.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 8414-14999CoinsF2P icon.png8,414–14,999Common8,414-14,9998,414-14,999
Soul rune.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Soul rune with rarity Common in quantity 20-30Soul rune (m)P2P icon.png20–30Common8,320-12,4801,640-2,460
Blood rune.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 40-60Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png40–60Common28,960-43,4404,400-6,600
Dragon dart tip.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon dart tip with rarity Common in quantity 20-30Dragon dart tip (m)P2P icon.png20–30Common16,300-24,4503,000-4,500
Dragon arrowheads.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 21-30Dragon arrowheads (m)P2P icon.png21–30Common5,922-8,4606,300-9,000
Dragon bolt tips.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon bolt tips with rarity Common in quantity 50-99Dragon bolt tips (m)P2P icon.png50–99Common10,150-20,09720,000-39,600
Shark.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Shark with rarity Common in quantity 2Shark (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,424360
Elder energy.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Elder energy with rarity Uncommon in quantity 64-82Elder energy (m)P2P icon.png64–82Uncommon9,792-12,546Not alchemisable
Summoning potion (4).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Summoning potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Summoning potion (4) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon17,524114
Super strength (4).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Super strength (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Super strength (4) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,435165
Dragon battleaxe.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon battleaxe (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon119,720120,000
Off-hand dragon battleaxe.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Off-hand dragon battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Off-hand dragon battleaxe (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon119,291120,000
Steel titan pouch.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Steel titan pouch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Steel titan pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon9,3212,924
Unicorn stallion pouch.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Unicorn stallion pouch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Unicorn stallion pouch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon2,7552,354
Nightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Nightmare gauntlets with rarity 1/10000 in quantity 1Nightmare gauntlets (m)P2P icon.png11/10000[1]19,349,71748,000
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 14 February 2018. Mod Timbo: "1/2,000 chance on task, 1/10,000 off-task."

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Elder charm.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Elder charm with rarity Common in quantity 1Elder charm (m)P2P icon.png1Common2High Level Alchemy icon.png2
Muspah spine.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Muspah spine with rarity Common in quantity 1-2Muspah spine (m)P2P icon.png1–2Common2,100-4,200High Level Alchemy icon.png2,100-4,200

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common37315
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common71130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,06960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common2,375120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare106,875-130,6255,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common10,7140
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,9490
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,119600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare545,355-666,54527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,42560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,64837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare745,920-911,680756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8601,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,82640,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 15-25 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15–25 (noted)Rare582,390-970,650600,000-1,000,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,67466,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,92360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,707-19,043678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,067,310-1,304,4901,104,165-1,349,535
Chaos talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Chaos talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Chaos talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,1832
Nature talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Nature talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 1Nature talisman (m)P2P icon.png1Rare7652
Water talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare237,575-299,710130-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 65-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png65–82 (noted)Rare14,690-18,532130-164
Fire talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Fire talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35 (noted)Fire talismanF2P icon.png25–35 (noted)Rare7,650-10,71050-70
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common25,515-31,18522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon172,575-210,92540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,812-13,0380
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare336,420-411,1800
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 200-1100Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png200–1,100Uncommon5,000-27,500Not alchemisable
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 90-110Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Common4,770-5,830Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 180-220Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png180–220Uncommon8,460-10,340Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 14-16Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png14–16Common658-752Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 135-165Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png135–165Rare6,345-7,755Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 90-110Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png90–110Rare45,360-55,440Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common1,512Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png45–55Rare22,680-27,720Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon361,620-441,9800
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon110,430-134,9700
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,135-198,1658,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon120,015-146,6855,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,508-5,152532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,074-4,656532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon116,1001,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare228,0801,520
Flax.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common38,700-47,3001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common9,630-11,77045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon265,950-325,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,880-13,1206,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare108,000-132,00064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,185-16,11513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare208,710-255,090243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]165,6466,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]8,38018
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4031
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,758,438,364300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Nightmare drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 April 2019 (Update):
    • The special attack from nightmare creatures will no longer deal damage after the NPC has died.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • Nightmare creatures are now less likely to want to run away from you.
  • hotfix 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • 21/11, 13:10 UTC: Players will no longer receive nightmare creature slayer tasks from Kuradal without completing Children of Mah.
    • 21/11, 16:45 UTC: Players will no longer receive nightmare creature slayer tasks without unlocking the ability to receive the task.
    • 22/11, 11:50 UTC: Players no longer get hit by the nightmare creature shadow attack if the creature is dying.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 14,182 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 14,302 by 6 May 2018.[2]
  • The Nightmares are similar to the Muspah as they were, as their name suggests, dreamt into being by the Elder God Mah through one of her nightmares. Additionally, they share many of the same drops.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*