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Nightmares are Slayer monsters that are unlocked after completion of 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

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

Freneskae ritual site map

Mechanics

Nightmares normally attack with melee. When combat is initiated, they will 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 can deal over 4000 total damage in two simultaneous ranged hits. The damage from this ranged attack can be reduced to under 1000 damage with Protect from Missiles and Deflect Missiles. They will raise a black sphere above themselves and swing their body (as if holding a ball with both hands and swinging from the side to the front) before using the attack, giving the target at least 1.8 seconds to switch to the appropriate prayer or use a defensive ability. Manually activate Protect from Missiles and/or Deflect Missiles at onset of the special attack and switch manually to Protect from Melee and/or Deflect from Melee, or Soul Split at end of the special attack. Placing protection prayers on a multiple action bar helps with the timing of this mechanic.

If the nightmare dies after beginning its ranged attack, the attack will still hit and should be protected against.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder energy 1000Elder energy15–25Always2,160–3,600
BonesBones1Always196

Main

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune clawRune claw1Uncommon[1]4,555
Off-hand rune clawOff-hand rune claw1Uncommon[1]3,835
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword(noted)Uncommon73,470
Coins 10000Coins8,414–14,975Common8,414–14,975
Soul runeSoul rune20–29Common7,460–10,817
Blood runeBlood rune40–60Common28,400–42,600
Dragon dart tipDragon dart tip20–30Common16,300–24,450
Dragon arrowheads 5Dragon arrowheads21–30Common6,615–9,450
Dragon bolt tips 5Dragon bolt tips50–88Common10,100–17,776
SharkShark2Common1,302
Elder energy 1000Elder energy64–82Uncommon9,216–11,808
Summoning potion (4)Summoning potion (4)1Uncommon16,467
Super strength (4)Super strength (4)1Uncommon9,852
Dragon battleaxeDragon battleaxe1Uncommon119,548
Off-hand dragon battleaxeOff-hand dragon battleaxe1Uncommon118,289
Adamant minotaur pouchAdamant minotaur pouch1Uncommon2,797
Steel titan pouchSteel titan pouch1Uncommon10,711
Unicorn stallion pouchUnicorn stallion pouch1Uncommon2,721
Iron titan pouchIron titan pouch1Uncommon3,807
Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntlets1Very rare[2]19,887,695

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Elder charmElder charm1CommonNot sold
Muspah spineMuspah spine1–2CommonNot sold

Rare drop table

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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common338
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common742
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,044
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,280
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,001
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,423
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,035–628,265
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,457
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,849
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare875,340–1,069,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,056
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,115
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,820–19,180
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,085,670–1,326,930
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,013
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare346,970–437,716
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare40,560–51,168
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare17,075–23,905
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,595–32,505
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare352,080–430,320
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,800–136,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common23,220–28,380
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common23,576–26,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare227,340–277,860
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare106,650–130,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,587
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,805–139,095
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon354,780–433,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon131,940–161,260
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,155–195,745
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,420–136,180
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,214–4,816
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,634–5,296
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon77,060
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare288,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common30,600–37,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon306,900–375,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,270–22,330
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare227,610–278,190
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*208,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Trivia

  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 14,182 kills[3].
    • This had increased to 14,302 by 6 May 2018.[4]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b Main-hand and off-hand rune claw are dropped together
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 14 February 2018. Mod Timbo: "1/2,000 chance on task, 1/10,000 off-task."
  3. ^ 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!"*
  4. ^ 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!"*
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