Phosani's Nightmare

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Phosani's Nightmare
The Nightmare.png
Released30 June 2021 (Update)
Combat level1,024
ExamineSweet dreams are most definitely not made of this.
Combat info
Max hit73 (melee)
80 (magic/ranged)
~85 (dash)
Attack styleSlash, Ranged, Magic
Attack speedMonster attack speed 6.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID9416,9417,9418,9419,9420,9421,9422,9423,9424,11153,11154,11155

Phosani's Nightmare is a more difficult version of The Nightmare, encountered by selecting Drink-from on the Pool of Nightmares in the Sisterhood Sanctuary. It can only be fought in a solo encounter and the player must have defeated the normal version of the Nightmare at least once.

Compared to fighting the Nightmare alone, Phosani's Nightmare is significantly faster and easier when handling the mechanics properly while mistakes are more punishing. Although the boss itself has a lower drop rate for uniques compared to the original, it makes up for it with its faster kill times and increased quantities of normal drops.[1] It also possesses two unique drops the original lacks; the Slepey tablet, which allows players to access the Nightmare even quicker, and the parasitic egg, an item that unlocks a cosmetic skin for the little nightmare.

Difference in mechanics[edit | edit source]

The difference in mechanics compared to the regular Nightmare encounter are:

  • Standard attacks can hit much higher, however successfully praying against the attacks causes them to deal no damage.
  • Grasping Claws special covers much more of the arena, and especially around the player.
    • Phosani's Nightmare uses an extended version of Grasping Claws, where she summons them 5 times in a row during the flower phase, and 6 times in a row during the mushroom phase.
  • The spores slow attack speed by 2 ticks, and the effects last longer. The player also loses 6 prayer points each time they yawn.
  • Husks and parasites are stronger. Husks are more accurate with a max hit of 26 and parasites have 55 rather than 40 health. Like the boss, correct protection prayers cause these monsters' attacks to always hit 0.
    • Weapons on their crush attack style will always hit their max on these enemies now, much like against the sleepwalkers.
    • Only one type of "spawn" special attack (husks or parasites) will be used in a phase. For each phase thereafter (excluding the last phase), the spawn special attack being used will alternate. (e.g. husks-parasites-husks-parasites)
  • There are two extra phases to the fight compared to the normal encounter, totalling five phases:
    • Each of the first 4 phases have 400 shield hitpoints each as opposed to the regular encounter's 2000. The last phase has 150 hitpoints for a total of 1,750 damage needed to end the encounter barring the totems.
    • Phases 1-4 uses specials randomly from the normal encounter.
    • After the end of each phase, the number of sleepwalkers spawned increases by one, reaching a maximum of four after the end of the fourth phase.
    • During phase four, Phosani's Nightmare will deactivate the player's protection prayer if they had already had the prayer active before the attack animation started without reactivating it. She also has an increased chance of attacking with melee. As well as this, if husks spawn and Phosani's Nightmare uses melee, their initial attacks are delayed slightly. Rather than attacking the Ranged-using husk first, the player needs to attack the Magic-using husk to avoid Phosani's Nightmare attacking on the same tick of either husk.
    • Phase five causes Phosani's Nightmare to become desperate to survive, summoning endless numbers of sleepwalkers while indefinitely performing Grasping Claws for the phase's duration. One sleepwalker is summoned at a time; should they reach her, she will unleash a blast causing 15 damage.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 651,229 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always2160

Uniques[edit | edit source]

With each kill, Phosani's Nightmare has a chance to roll two unique drop tables, one containing the armour, mace, and staff, and one containing the orbs; both table rolls can be successful with each kill. The armour, mace, and staff drop table has a ~1/200 chance to roll, and the orb drop table has a ~1/1000 chance to roll (with an effective chance of ~1/167 to receive any item).[2]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Nightmare staff.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Nightmare staff with rarity 1/667 in quantity 1Nightmare staff1~1/66733,419,9610
Inquisitor's great helm.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Inquisitor's great helm with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Inquisitor's great helm1~1/1,000104,484,367300,000
Inquisitor's hauberk.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Inquisitor's hauberk with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Inquisitor's hauberk1~1/1,000122,830,113600,000
Inquisitor's plateskirt.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Inquisitor's plateskirt with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Inquisitor's plateskirt1~1/1,000153,781,666450,000
Inquisitor's mace.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Inquisitor's mace with rarity 1/2,000 in quantity 1Inquisitor's mace1~1/2,000413,305,5903,000,000
Eldritch orb.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Eldritch orb with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Eldritch orb1~1/3,00061,100,3950
Harmonised orb.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Harmonised orb with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Harmonised orb1~1/3,000632,201,4730
Volatile orb.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Volatile orb with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Volatile orb1~1/3,000159,869,0830

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Cosmic rune.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Cosmic rune with rarity 4/100 in quantity 247-420Cosmic rune247–4204/10039,026–66,3607,410–12,600
Nature rune.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Nature rune with rarity 4/100 in quantity 165-305Nature rune165–3054/10030,855–57,03517,820–32,940
Death rune.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Death rune with rarity 4/100 in quantity 165-305Death rune165–3054/10030,690–56,73017,820–32,940
Blood rune.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Blood rune with rarity 4/100 in quantity 343-765Blood rune343–7654/100122,108–272,34082,320–183,600
Soul rune.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Soul rune with rarity 4/100 in quantity 110-228Soul rune110–2284/10018,590–38,53219,800–41,040
Cannonball.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Cannonball with rarity 4/100 in quantity 137-382Cannonball137–3824/10026,030–72,580411–1,146
Rune arrow.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Rune arrow with rarity 3/100 in quantity 412-957Rune arrow412–9573/10028,840–66,99098,880–229,680

Resources[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mithril ore.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Mithril ore with rarity 5/100 in quantity 165-305 (noted)Mithril ore165–305 (noted)5/10020,295–37,51516,005–29,585
Coal.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Coal with rarity 4/100 in quantity 220-458 (noted)Coal220–458 (noted)4/10035,640–74,1965,940–12,366
Gold ore.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Gold ore with rarity 4/100 in quantity 165-305 (noted)Gold ore165–305 (noted)4/10042,570–78,69014,850–27,450
Adamantite ore.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Adamantite ore with rarity 4/100 in quantity 40-95 (noted)Adamantite ore40–95 (noted)4/10045,280–107,5409,600–22,800
Magic logs.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Magic logs with rarity 4/100 in quantity 40-95 (noted)Magic logs40–95 (noted)4/10041,760–99,1807,680–18,240
Grimy cadantine.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 4/100 in quantity 13-26 (noted)Grimy cadantine13–26 (noted)4/10020,293–40,586169–338
Grimy torstol.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Grimy torstol with rarity 4/100 in quantity 13-26 (noted)Grimy torstol13–26 (noted)4/100105,053–210,106195–390
Snapdragon seed.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 3/100 in quantity 5-10Snapdragon seed5–103/100421,390–842,780180–360
Uncut emerald.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Uncut emerald with rarity 3/100 in quantity 33-75 (noted)Uncut emerald33–75 (noted)3/10018,018–40,950990–2,250
Uncut ruby.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Uncut ruby with rarity 3/100 in quantity 27-60 (noted)Uncut ruby27–60 (noted)3/10031,482–69,9601,620–3,600
Runite ore.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Runite ore with rarity 2/100 in quantity 11-26 (noted)Runite ore11–26 (noted)2/100122,584–289,74421,120–49,920

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bass.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Bass with rarity 6/100 in quantity 16-29Bass16–296/1001,296–2,349384–696
Shark.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Shark with rarity 6/100 in quantity 13-26Shark13–266/10011,882–23,7641,326–2,652
Prayer potion(3).png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Prayer potion(3) with rarity 5/100 in quantity 8-15Prayer potion(3)8–155/10075,800–142,125728–1,365
Sanfew serum(3).png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Sanfew serum(3) with rarity 5/100 in quantity 6-12Sanfew serum(3)6–125/100160,278–320,556864–1,728
Saradomin brew(3).png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Saradomin brew(3) with rarity 5/100 in quantity 8-15Saradomin brew(3)8–155/10040,832–76,560840–1,575
Zamorak brew(3).png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Zamorak brew(3) with rarity 5/100 in quantity 8-15Zamorak brew(3)8–155/10018,608–34,890840–1,575

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_10000.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Coins with rarity 2/100 in quantity 41417-72659Coins41,417–72,6592/10041,417–72,65941,417–72,659

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/35 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/35[3]Not sold12
Slepey tablet.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Slepey tablet with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Slepey tablet11/100[r 1]Not sold45,000
Parasitic egg.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Parasitic egg with rarity 1/200 in quantity 1Parasitic egg11/200[3]Not sold0
Little nightmare.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Little nightmare with rarity 1/1,400 in quantity 1Little nightmare11/1,400[3]Not soldN/A
Jar of dreams.png: Phosani's Nightmare drops Jar of dreams with rarity 1/4,000 in quantity 1Jar of dreams11/4,000[3]690,2760
  1. ^ Only received if players do not own one or have not consumed it already.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve Phosani's Nightmare.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Phosani's Veteran Kill Phosani's Nightmare once. Elite Kill count
Phosani's Master Kill Phosani's Nightmare 5 times. Master Kill count
Crush Hour Kill Phosani's Nightmare while killing every parasite and husk in one hit. Master Mechanical
I Would Simply React Kill Phosani's Nightmare without allowing your prayer to be disabled. Master Mechanical
Dreamland Express Kill Phosani's Nightmare without a sleepwalker reaching her during her desperation phase. Master Mechanical
Phosani's Speedchaser Defeat Phosani's Nighmare within 9 minutes. Master Speed
Phosani's Grandmaster Kill Phosani's Nightmare 25 times. Grandmaster Kill count
Perfect Phosani's Nightmare Kill Phosani's Nightmare while only taking damage from husks, power blasts and weakened Parasites. Also, without having your attacks slowed by the Nightmare Spores or letting a Sleepwalker reach Phosani's Nightmare. Grandmaster Perfection
Can't Wake Up Kill Phosani's Nightmare 5 times in a row without leaving Phosani's Dream. Grandmaster Stamina
Phosani's Speedrunner Defeat Phosani's Nightmare within 7:30 minutes. Grandmaster Speed

Historical[edit | edit source]

Phosani's Nightmare was initially released as a competition lasting one week from 5 March 2020, allowing players to win free membership and signed artwork. Like the currently existing Phosani's Nightmare, it had more punishing mechanics and could only be fought solo, although it did not have reduced health, reduced damage when fought correctly, or phase randomisation. Its loot table was unchanged from the regular encounter.

  • Its standard magic and ranged attacks could hit up to 90, while its slashing attack could hit up to 115.
  • The Grasping Claws and Surge attack would instantly kill the player if hit.
  • The spores would slow attack speed by 2 ticks, and last longer.
  • Two sleepwalkers spawned instead of one.
  • The husks were much more accurate and dealt more damage.
  • Parasites could heal Phosani's Nightmare over 100 health, even when weakened. In addition, the damage taken when it burst out was 10 instead of 5, even when weakened.
  • The Curse attack shuffled the protection prayers by one to the left rather than the right: clicking on Protect from Magic activated Protect from Melee, Protect from Missiles activated Protect from Mage and Protect from Melee activated Protect from Missiles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Phosani's Nightmare had a festive override wearing a red partyhat during the 2021 Christmas event.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ The Old School Team. "Phosani's Nightmare: Poll Blog". 10 May 2021. Developers' Blogs. *
  2. ^ OldSchoolRS. "Drop rate." Twitch video. 01 July 2021.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jagex. Mod Arcane's Twitter account. 6 September 2021. (Archived from the original on 6 September 2021.) Mod Arcane: "Some Phosani rates, since I said I would... Pet - 1/1400. Jar - 1/4000. Egg - 1/200. Clue - 1/35"