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The Nightmare Zone, commonly referred to as nmz, is a combat-based minigame that is located north of Yanille, northwest of the bank. The minigame involves players having "dreams" to fight bosses they have fought before in quests. It is run by Dominic Onion, who is a mage from Lunar Isle. This Minigame is SAFE meaning you will not lose items on death, however any items you drop manually on the ground will be lost if you die, as you will be taken away from the arena. 

The Nightmare Zone

A player participating in the Nightmare Zone.

HistoryEdit

Dominic did not plan on calling his business the Nightmare Zone; it was what the local folk have been calling it. The plan came to him in a vivid dream when he was younger, where he saw himself running a successful business from a great structure. He told his father about it, who laughed and said he should be a banker like his ancestors. He refused and wanted to find out what that dream meant, so he studied to find out more about magic, particularly oneiromancy and dream interpretation. Once he had learned enough he left Lunar Isle, attempting to find the location where he built the huge tower. Since he had not found it or gathered enough money for its construction, he decided to set up a small business north of Yanille selling dreams to people.

Getting thereEdit

Nightmare Zone location

Nightmare Zone map location.

  • Using the teleport option located in the mini-game tab, which is the fastest way of getting there. If the Clan Chat is full due to the popularity of this minigame, you can use the Fishing Trawler Minigame teleport which is very closeby.
  • Casting Watchtower Teleport and walking east.
  • Casting Teleport to House when your house is in Yanille, or Re-directing a Teleport to House Tablet to Yanille using the Scroll of Redirection.
  • Using Fairy Ring code CLS and walking west.
  • Using a Ring of dueling to teleport to Castle Wars, then walking to Yanille.

RequirementsEdit

To begin the game the player must complete at least five quests required to access the minigame:

Vampire Slayer What Lies Below Witch's House
Mountain Daughter Lunar Diplomacy Dragon Slayer
Roving Elves One Small Favour Shilo Village
Haunted Mine In Search of the Myreque Horror from the Deep
Shadow of the Storm Lost City Troll Stronghold
Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains Tree Gnome Village Troll Romance
Holy Grail Fremennik Isles Fight Arena
Grim Tales Recipe for Disaster Family Crest
The Grand Tree My Arm's Big Adventure Desert Treasure
Legends' Quest The Great Brain Robbery Contact!
Monkey Madness Dream Mentor

PlayingEdit

Talking to Dom Onion

Speaking to Dominic Onion.

Dominic's coffer

The minigame requires coins to be put into the coffer. The amount of coins needed for each mode varies according to the type of mode respectively:

  • Practice mode is free, requiring no coins.
  • Endurance mode requires 1,000 coins for normal mode, and 5,000 coins for hard mode.
  • Rumble mode requires 2,000 coins for normal mode, and 6,000 coins for hard mode.

Game modesEdit

Nightmare Zone rumble mode

Two players participating in a rumble.

There are 3 Modes of play in Nightmare Zone as follows: practice, endurance, and rumble.

All modes have a 'Normal' or 'Hard' difficulty which can be applied.

  • Normal - This mode is the least difficult and is basically all of the quest monsters at their original levels which you engaged in battle with them in their quests.
  • Hard - This mode is the most difficult and has all of the normal quest bosses in it except they adjusted their combat levels to suit the 'Hard' difficulty.
Nz dream potion
Spectator potion

Once the player chooses a mode to participate in, money is deducted from the coffer and Dominic prepares the dream potion on a plinth, which when drunk will bring you into the Nightmare Zone arena. Those who wish to spectate can drink the spectator potion and enter the name of the player whom they wish to spectate.

Note that you do not need to bring certain quest items needed to finish off bosses; for example, the Black Knight Titan will die without the use of Excalibur, and items such as Magic secateurs will be provided in the arena if you've killed Tanglefoot before. Runes will also be provided for Chronozon and the Dagannoth mother. These runes have an (nz) at the end of their name, and can be used anytime within the minigame; Magic experience is heavily reduced, however.

NOTE when you log out inside the arena, your dream will end as if you died. You will NOT be able to return to the arena if you logged out.

PracticeEdit

Players can selecting a single boss which you have previously defeated in a quest to fight 1-on-1 until either boss or player dies. No experience is given

EnduranceEdit

Fighting every boss you have unlocked 1-on-1 in waves until either player dies or player defeats all bosses available to said player.

RumbleEdit

This mode allows you (Or a group of friends!) to fight multiple randomly generated bosses at once and when you kill any single boss another one will spawn in its place endlessly until the player dies. This mode requires all players in the group to have the coins required for participating. Bosses encountered in a rumble are those that all players in the group can access

To start a rumble one player must speak to Dominic and he/she must invite participating players within the enclosure. Those that leave the enclosure will automatically leave the group. Once the hosting player drinks the dream potion players in the group will be prompted to either join the shared dream or leave the group.

Power-upsEdit

Nz power-up

A player using the Zapper power-up in Rumble mode.

In Rumble mode there are power-ups that spawn somewhere in the arena randomly and gives a player a temporary advantage against the bosses within the arena. There are four power-ups, each with an individual colour denoting its use:

  • Recurrent damage - Red in colour, using this power-up deals extra damage whenever you hit. These extra damage do NOT give exp. The extra damage is dependent on your initial damage, using the formula floor(x*0.75), where x is the initial damage. For example, an attack that hits 35 will be followed by an attack that hits 26.
  • Zapper - Purple in colour, using this power-up damages nearby monsters. The zapper won't damage bosses that are immune to normal attacks (such as the dagannoth mother and tanglefoot).
  • Power surge - Yellow in colour, using this power-up grants the user unlimited special attack power for a brief period of time.
  • Ultimate force - White in colour, using this power-up instantly kills all the bosses that are present in the arena. Points will NOT be gained for killing bosses in this manner.

BossesEdit

The following table details the list of monsters that can be encountered within the Nightmare Zone; the more quests a player has completed, the more a player has access to. In Rumble mode, the only bosses that appear are those that all participating players have access to.

Note: Point values increase based on the number of quests completed. These points are the maximum points that can be given (assumes ALL quests have been completed, not just those required for bosses below). If you are in a team, points are split between those who attacked the monster. The person who did the most damage will take a larger percentage of the maximum points from that monster.
Name Image Level (Hard Mode) Hitpoints (Hard Mode) Attack style Points gained (Hard Mode) Notes and precautions Quest appearance
Count Draynor
Count Draynor
34 (177) 40 (210) Melee 192 (6,404) A Hammer and Stake are not required to kill him. Vampire Slayer
King Roald
King Roald
47 (188) 60 (150) Melee 385 (7,231) Shouts various humorous phrases. What Lies Below
Witch's experiment Witch's Experiment - Skavid (19) Witch's Experiment - Spider (30) Witch's Experiment - Bear (42) Witch's Experiment - Wolf (53) 19, 30, 42, 53 (47, 77, 90, 103) 21, 31, 41, 51 (63, 93, 102, 113) Melee 490 (2,066) Will use a glare that will drain players stats, and four forms must be defeated before the player can progress further. Witch's House
The Kendal
The Kendal
70 (210) 50 (150) Melee 858 (9,090) Mountain Daughter
Me
Me
79 (201) Same as players (135) Melee 1,085 (8,264) Initiates a humorous dialogue between them and the player as the fight progresses. Lunar Diplomacy
Elvarg
Elvarg
83 (214) 80 (240) Melee, Dragonfire 1,190 (9,297) An Anti-dragon shield is provided in the arena, and is a must to fight Elvarg. Without it she will severely damage you. Dragon Slayer
Moss giant
Moss giant
84 (182) 120 (240) Magic 1,225 (6,818) Unlike its regular counterparts, this one uses magic attacks only and is more powerful. Roving Elves
Slagilith
Slagilith
92 (202) 60 (150) Melee 1,471 (8,264) Extremely weak to crush attacks; a pickaxe is provided in the arena. One Small Favour
Nazastarool NazastaroolNazastarool (Skeleton) Nazastarool (Ghost) 91, 68, 93 (176, 153, 181) 100, 75, 110 (154, 180, 176) Melee 1,506 (6,611) Has three forms which the player must defeat in order to progress through the minigame. Shilo Village
Treus Dayth
Treus Dayth
101 (194) 85 (240) Melee 1,576 (7,644) Does not possess cranes, pickaxes and mine carts, but will disappear and return briefly after a fair amount of damage is dealt. Haunted Mine
Skeleton Hellhound
Skeleton Hellhound
97 (198) 95 (132) Melee 1,646 (8,057) In Search of the Myreque
Dagannoth mother
Dagannoth mother white
100 (201) 100 (240) Melee, Ranged 1,751 (8,264) Weaknesses vary by color: White is weak to Air spells, Blue is weak to Water spells, Orange is weak to melee, Brown is weak to Earth spells, Red is weak to Fire spells, and Green is weak to Ranged. Horror from the Deep
Agrith-Naar
Agrith Naar
100 (196) 100 (209) Melee, Magic 1,753 (7,851) Uses Magic only when out of melee range. Silverlight is not required to finish him. Shadow of the Storm
Tree spirit
Tree spirit (Lost City)
101 (199) 85 (187) Melee 1,784 (8,057) Lost City
Dad
Dad
101 (201)  ??? (240) Melee 1,786 (8,264) Can knock player back several spaces. Troll Stronghold
Tanglefoot
Tanglefoot
111 (199) 102 (204) Melee 2,154 (8,057) Can only be damaged by using Magic secateurs, which is provided in the arena. Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains
Khazard warlord
Khazard warlord
112 (192) 169 (255) Melee 2,189 (7,438) Tree Gnome Village
Arrg
Arrg
171 (210) 150 (255) Melee, Ranged 2,224 (9,090) Troll Romance
Black Knight Titan
Black Knight Titan
120 (210) 141 (255) Melee 2,521 (9,090) Excalibur is not required to kill him. Holy Grail
Ice Troll King
Ice Troll King
122 (216) 150 (255) Melee, Ranged, Magic 2,591 (9,297) Using Protect from Melee will result in the king knocking you several squares back. It is recommended to use Protect from Missiles and drinking a dose of Absorption to negate the magical damage he deals. The Fremennik Isles
Bouncer
Bouncer
137 (244) 116 (232) Melee 3,274 (12,190) Fight Arena
Glod
Glod
138 (276) 160 (255) Melee 3,327 (15,702) Has the to make players either run away in fear of the huge giant or charge at him in anger. He can disable any active Prayers on the player, and lowering their prayer points by a noticeable amount. Grim Tales
Evil Chicken
Evil Chicken
159 (286) 120 (240) Magic 4,413 (16,735) Magic attack hits very low but frequently. Recipe for Disaster - Sir Amik Varze
Agrith-Na-Na
Agrith-Na-Na
146 (235) 200 (255) Melee, Magic 3,730 (11,363) Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Flambeed
Flambeed
149 (238) 210 (255) Melee, Magic 3,887 (11,570) Like Fareed, ice gloves must be worn, or use water spells to attack. Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Karamel
Karamel
136 (186) 240 (255) Melee, Magic 3,222 (7,024) Like Kamil, it drains stats very frequently so an Overload is recommended. Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Dessourt
Dessourt
121 (217) 140 (255) Melee, Magic, Ranged 2,556 (9,710) Has a attack is one part magic, one part ranged each of which does double 5s for a total of 10 hitpoints. Protect from Magic or Missiles is recommended to half the damage received. Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Gelatinnoth Mother
Gelatinnoth Mother (air)
130 (201) 240 (240) Ranged, Magic 2,959 (8,264) Uses ranged and magic attacks simultaneously. Like the Dagannoth mother, weaknesses vary by color: White is weak to Air spells, Blue is weak to Water spells, Orange is weak to melee, Brown is weak to Earth spells, Red is weak to Fire spells, and Green is weak to Ranged. Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Culinaromancer
Culinaromancer
75 (209) 140 (255) Melee, Magic 980 (8,884) Magic attacks hit very high; Protect from Magic is recommended. Recipe for Disaster - Final battle
Chronozon
Chronozon
170 (297) 60 (120) Melee 5,061 (18,181) All four Blast spells are required to kill him. Runes are provided in the arena. Family Crest
Black demon
Black demon
172 (292) 165 (255) Melee 5,166 (17,561) The Grand Tree
Giant Roc
Giant Roc
172 (257) 200 (255) Melee, Ranged 5,166 (13,636) Has a special attack that will knock players several squares back and stun them. Beware of its ranged attack where it will fling a rock towards the player; move away or receive large damage. My Arm's Big Adventure
Dessous
Dessous
139 (217) 200 (255) Melee, Magic, Ranged 3,380 (9,710) Like Dessourt, he uses a special attack that is both magic and ranged. Wind spells are very effective. Desert Treasure
Damis Damis first form Damis 103, 174 (200, 272) 90, 200 (198, 255) Melee 5,288 (15,082) Earth spells are very effective against Damis. After his first form is defeated he will become far stronger and will drain prayer at a high rate. Absorption potions are recommended. Desert Treasure
Fareed
Fareed
227 (299) 130 (255) Melee, Magic 4,868 (18,388) You must wear ice gloves in order to melee him, and since ice gloves are not provided in the arena, Water spells are an effective alternative. He can hit very high without Protect from Melee. Desert Treasure
Kamil
Kamil
154 (273) 130 (255) Melee, Magic 4,150 (15,289) Desert Treasure
Nezikchened
Nezikchened
187 (295) 150 (150) Melee, Magic 6,112 (17,975) Legends' Quest
Barrelchest
Barrelchest
210 (380) 134 (255) Melee, Ranged 6,322 (29,752) Drains prayer and turns them off when using protection prayers. The Great Brain Robbery
Giant scarab
Giant scarab
191 (316) 130 (255) Melee, Ranged 6,374 (20,454) It is weak to stabbing attacks and magic, and uses what appears to be Earth Blast but is really a ranged attack, so use Protect from Missiles. It will not summon reinforcements as it did during Contact! Contact!
Jungle Demon
Jungle Demon
195 (327) 170 (255) Melee, Magic 6,654 (21,900) It is recommended to use ranged attacks as it is weak to it, and can deal both high magic and melee damage when in melee range. The 10th squad will not be here to aid you like they did during Monkey Madness. Monkey Madness
The Untouchable
The Untouchable
274 (440) 90 (180) Melee 13,134 (39,876) Reflects a portion of melee damage Dream Mentor
The Everlasting
The Everlasting
223 (365) 230 (255) Melee 8,704 (27,479) Has a very high magic defence; stab or ranged attacks will deal better damage. Dream Mentor
The Inadequacy
The Inadequacy
343 (600) 180 (255) Melee, Ranged 20,595 (74,380) Uses melee attacks only when within melee range; otherwise it will only use ranged attacks. It will not summon doubts like it did during Dream Mentor. Dream Mentor

RewardsEdit

Reward chest (nz)

The rewards for the Nightmare Zone are contained in a chest near Dominic Onion, and the rewards are split into three categories: Resources, Upgrades, and Benefits. These rewards can be purchased using Reward points obtained inside the minigame.

ResourcesEdit

Resources include certain herblore ingredients, elemental runes, and items that are only obtainable via the minigame, such as compost potion and scrolls of redirection.

For profit selling calculate: " Points required to buy item / by price you will sell it = Gp worthy per point. "

Dom Onion's Reward Shop stock

The rewards for participating in the Nightmare Zone.

Item Image Points required
Snape grass Snape grass 175
Red spider's eggs Red spider's eggs 300
Flax Flax 75
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 200
Potato cactus Potato cactus 1,250
Seaweed Seaweed 200
Dragon scale dust Dragon scale dust 750
Compost potion Compost potion (4) 5,000
Air rune Air rune 25
Water rune Water rune 25
Earth rune Earth rune 25
Fire rune Fire rune 25
Rune essence Rune essence 60
Pure essence Pure essence 70
Herb box Herb box 9,500
Vial of water Vial of water 145
Scroll of redirection Scroll of redirection 775

UpgradesEdit

Upgrades can imbue certain items for reward points, increasing stats. The imbued black mask enhances magic accuracy, ranged accuracy, and ranged damage to assigned slayer targets. The imbued Fremennik rings increase stats, and imbued crystal equipment will not have its stats lowered as it degrades. For crystal equipment, each charge costs an additional 2,000 points to imbue; 2,000 points for 1/10 and 20,000 points for an unused one.

Imbuing it will add an (i) to its name and will have an "Uncharge" option. The uncharge option removes the imbued bonus, and will NOT refund your reward points. Dying will cause your imbued item to lose its charges, and the player will have to obtain the charges again to imbue it.

Item Image Points required
Black mask (imbued)[1] Black mask 1,250,000
Slayer helmet (imbued) Slayer helmet 1,250,000
Salve amulet (imbued) Salve amulet 800,000
Salve amulet (e) (imbued) Salve amulet (e) 800,000
Berserker ring (imbued) Berserker ring 650,000
Warrior ring (imbued) Warrior ring 650,000
Archers' ring (imbued) Archers' ring 650,000
Seers' ring (imbued) Seers' ring 650,000
Tyrannical ring (imbued) Tyrannical ring 650,000
Treasonous ring (imbued) Treasonous ring 650,000
Crystal bow Crystal bow 20,000
Crystal shield Crystal shield

20,000

  1. The Slayer helmet can be imbued in the same manner as the black mask, and the black mask (i) can be used to assemble the helmet, making it a Slayer helm (i).

BenefitsEdit

Overload usage

A player uses an overload potion.

Benefits include certain potions that can only be used within the minigame. Dominic's potions are sold by the dose. When you purchase a dose, it is automatically stored in the barrels until the player withdraws them.

Item Image Points required
Super ranging Super ranging (1) 250
Super magic Super magic (1) 250
Overload Overload (1) 1,500
Absorption Absorption (1) 1,000

TriviaEdit

  • For someone with a Quest Point Cape, the maximum number of points on the Endurance mode is 159,699, on the Hard Endurance mode it is 596,259 points.
  • The maximum number of points on a Hard Mode Rumble is 1,048,575 (2^{20} - 1) points.
  • Dominic Onion is a play on 'Dominion' as the minigame resembles the Dominion Tower in RuneScape 3.
  • Nightmare Zone did not originally appear on the official Old School RuneScape world map. This has since been updated.


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