Nightmare

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Nightmares are Slayer monsters that are created from Mah's Nightmares during Children of Mah. They require level 80 Slayer to be harmed. The ability to have them assigned as slayer tasks by Kuradal, Morvran, and Laniakea can be purchased using 50 slayer points after Children of Mah.

Nightmares can be found at the Freneskae Ritual Site after the quest. The ritual site teleport can be found while using the World Gate to travel to Freneskae.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Nightmares attack with melee. The melee attack is not particularly powerful and can easily be countered by Soul Split. Nightmares are capable of running, and they will often force the player out of the tile they are standing on due to this.

After every five auto-attacks, the Nightmare will use a ranged attack that can deal up to around 4000 damage in two simultaneous hits. This attack is signalled by the Nightmare creating a black sphere in their hands before tossing it at the player. The damage from this ranged attack can be reduced to under 2000 with Protect/Deflect Missiles. The player has at least 1.8 seconds to react accordingly before the damage registers. This special attack deals no damage if the Nightmare dies during the special attack animation.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Main[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only when the player has 99 Summoning
  2. ^ Only when the player's Summoning level is less than 99
  3. ^ 1/2,000 chance during a Slayer assignment; 1/10,000 chance otherwise.[1]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
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.png1Common55915
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common44030
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common52560
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common934120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare42,030-51,3705,400-6,600
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.png1Common11,8370
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.png1Common11,9930
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,530600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare248,850-304,15027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,52460,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,36260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,22237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare691,740-845,460756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,58340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare694,494-848,826720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare65,22866,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,13160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,272-19,728678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare986,310-1,205,4901,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare39,304-47,396136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,484-17,466136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common55,890-68,31022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon374,850-458,15040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,048-19,3520
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare242,280-296,1200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,700-5,180Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common732Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,150-7,380Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common492Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare9,150-10,980Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,568Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare3,775-5,285Not 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)Uncommon659,700-806,3000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon145,800-178,2000
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)Uncommon189,180-231,2208,100-9,900
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)Uncommon382,050-466,9505,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,830-5,520532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon59,696-68,224532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon170,8441,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare48,9001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common59,400-72,6001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common21,510-26,29045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon385,200-470,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon23,256-28,0446,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare230,850-282,15064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon19,800-24,20013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare383,400-468,600243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]659,3956,000
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 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Nightmare drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
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]2,147,446,846300,000
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. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Players can no longer stand near the north-eastern pillar to negate any damage received when fighting Nightmares.
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • A safe spot when fighting Nightmare creatures has been removed.
  • 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.
  • patch 16 January 2017 (Update):
    • Nightmare creatures will now drop gloves substantially less frequently when not the subject of the player’s current slayer assignment.
  • patch 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • The cave at the bottom of the lava falls now correctly leads to nightmare creatures when re-visiting Freneskae.
  • hotfix 22 November 2016 (Update):
    • Players no longer get hit by the nightmare creature shadow attack if the creature is dying.
  • hotfix 21 November 2016 (Update):
    • Players will no longer receive nightmare creature slayer tasks from Kuradal without completing Children of Mah.
    • Players will no longer receive nightmare creature slayer tasks without unlocking the ability to receive the task.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 14,182 kills.[2]
    • This had increased to 14,302 by 6 May 2018.[3]
  • 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, and share a similar drop table, including muspah spines.
  • Despite being divine creations, they drop bones, whereas the muspah and nihil don't.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 14 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 October 2020.) Mod Timbo: "1/2,000 chance on task, 1/10,000 off-task."
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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!"
  3. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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!"