Nightmare

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Location Ward 17
Race Root
Weakness Chest
Ads Ash Devil
Slayer
Shroud
Gorefist

Nightmare is the final boss for Remnant From the Ashes. This fight begins immediately after defeating the Dreamer.

Nightmare Location

Nightmare Rewards

 

Nightmare Strategies

Video Strategies

 

[Video Example] 

 

Strategy Writeup

Phase 1:
  • At the beginning of the fight, Nightmare takes little damage. Save your ammo and avoid his attacks until you are transported into the Shadow Realm.
  • Once there, enemies will begin to spawn. Each slain enemy will grant players stacks of a damage buff. However, be aware that your health will drain constantly while there. This can be initially countered by using Bloodwort, but the rate of health drain will eventually become severe. 
  • At any time players are free to leave through a portal in the Shadow Realm that will return you to the main boss area. Therefore, you must balance your health drain with the acquisition of damage stacks. Longer stays bring greater risk, but leaving prematurely will limit the player's damage against the boss. 
Phase 2: 
  • Once you exit the portal, focus your fire on the boss until its chest opens up, exposing the Dreamer. Once this happens, he becomes a Weak Spot so target him to deal maximum damage. Failing to deal sufficient damage will prevent Nightmare opening up and cause the removal of the damage buff. Shortly after, you will be transported back into the Shadow Realm.
  • Repeat until the boss is defeated. 

Gear Tips 

Attacks & Counters

 

Attack Counter
Nightmare Volley Nightmare will charge his wings and shoot a volley of energy. Keeping your distance makes this attack much easier to dodge because the missiles have a lot of travel time.
Nightmare Realm Nightmare will pull you into a separate realm filled with darkness, and summon root to attack. Killing enemies during this phase is essential to finishing the fight, using bloodwort or other forms of healing over time items can make your stay in the Nightmare realm far easier and will allow you to gain more stacks before having to leave through the portal.

 

Nightmare Lore

  • The Dreamer/Nightmare is the main character from Chronos (prequel to Remnant).

  • The Root used the Dreamer/Nightmare as a replacement for the original dreamer they were controlling and using as a gate to access Earth because he was stronger and practically groomed for the Roots ultimate plan which is corrupting the world's core (Earth) and the Labyrinth, therefore ending all resistance to them (Chronos events).

  • The Dreamer/Nightmare killed the Krell, the Pan and the Labyrinth guardians (Chronos events).

  • The Dreamer/Nightmare is called The Devourer by the Keeper of the Labyrinth because he killed the guardians.

  • Remnant and Chronos main characters are from the same tribe/survivor group.

Source:

Confirmed lore (0) (1)

 

 

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.

 

Nightmare Notes & Trivia

Voice Actor, homages, and other trivia go here.

 

 

Nightmare Image Gallery

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Remnant: From the Ashes Bosses
Ancient Construct  ♦  Barbed Terror  ♦  Blink Thief  ♦  Brabus  ♦  Brudvaak, the Rider and Vargr, the Warg  ♦  Canker  ♦  Claviger  ♦  Dream Eater  ♦  Dreamer  ♦  Erfor, the Jackal  ♦  Gorefist  ♦  Harsgaard  ♦  Harsgaard, Root Harbinger  ♦  Ikro, the Ice Conjurer  ♦  Iskal Queen (Boss)  ♦  Ixillis  ♦  Maul  ♦  Obryk, the Shield Warden  ♦  Onslaught  ♦  Raze  ♦  Reanimator  ♦  Root Horror  ♦  Scald and Sear  ♦  Scourge  ♦  Sear and Scald  ♦  Shade and Shatter  ♦  Shroud  ♦  Singe  ♦  Stormcaller  ♦  The Ent  ♦  The Harrow  ♦  The Mangler  ♦  The Ravager  ♦  The Risen  ♦  The Root Mother  ♦  The Thrall  ♦  The Unclean One  ♦  The Warden  ♦  Tian, the Assassin  ♦  Totem Father  ♦  Undying King



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    • Anonymous

      30 Apr 2021 07:37  

      easiest boss if you well equipped , he is just a crit spoon with radiant+labyrinth set swarm / breath of the desert / hotshot

      • Anonymous

        18 Apr 2021 17:18  

        You can two shot tgis enemy wear radiant armor burden of gambler and devourers loop then use swarm after shadow realm it will take 50% of nightmares health

        • Anonymous

          17 Apr 2021 18:33  

          I keep seeing this thing about only one player being sent to the shadow realm at a time but every try me and my friend made we both went in and out together.

          • Anonymous

            24 Oct 2020 12:51  

            uh ok. so the plan is the bore the player with a long, monotonous battle? or was this really the best idea devs had for a final boss? a massive health bar with no interesting mechanics....

            man I am so glad I didn't have to pay for this trash game

            • Anonymous

              31 Aug 2020 23:59  

              How to kill him in two rounds, tested in Normal and Hard. (A round being going through the void area where mobs spawn.)
              Equip the Breath of the Desert mod.
              It'll take 40% of his life if you fire off every volley, which you can do before he closes up again. I recommend shooting him a bit before launching them to get that 10% in as he'll close up quickly after receiving such a massive amount of damage.

              • Anonymous

                30 Aug 2020 10:05  

                Here is the real strategy if you are playing multiplayer/coop: Quit the session (but stay on voice chat with your bros!), Choose Play Offline, kill the guy in 3 minutes, Quit the session, Choose Play with Friends and go save the day together on some other broken coop boss besides this one. I have saved you time and your friendships.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Aug 2020 21:33  

                  I just got Gorefist to spawn in shadow realm, has anybody gotten any other? Except for aforementioned Shroud, ofc.

                  • 19 Aug 2020 19:44  

                    Just finished it on hard with +6 on weapons and armor (minimum for going neutral in damage dealt, but two red arrows in defense).

                    I found the skull summon to be the most effective mod overall. It helps with dealing with the initial Dreamer, clears the weakest adds really well (never went past killing one archer anyway), and they hit quite decently against Nightmare since they always target the weak spot. I just used it with the basic Repeater Pistol which dealt quite good damage to Nightmare with great accuracy, shot him with the pistol until he exposed the Dreamer (1-2 mags), and summoned the skulls during the transition animation.

                    That meant I could run something for Primary that could deal with the initial Dreamer and the adds effectively, for which I used Sporebloom. A close-up shot at the Dreamer's head dealt 20-25% of his health, one-shots weak adds, and two-shots archers with some help from the skulls. The mod is also incredibly good against the adds. A longer-range weapon would probably be better if you want to go for more than 10-15 kills per phase, but I didn't feel that the risk was worth it.

                    For armor and trinkets I didn't really have anything great. Went Scrapper because it had the most armor, Mender's Charm + Blood Font for regeneration and improved Bloodwort, and Jewel of the Black Sun for some damage vs the adds. Never used Dragon's Heart, instead stocked up on Bloodwort and just bailed on the adds if I went below 50% health. I tried to drink a Bloodwort during the adds phase whenever I had a moment to catch my breath, even if the previous had like 15 seconds remaining. I really didn't want it to run out at a bad time.

                    It ended up taking 5 phases to kill Nightmare. It should have been 4, but I got infected on the fourth round.

                    Overall a pretty boring boss. I don't mind killing adds, but I at least want the boss itself to be challenging as well. I wouldn't have minded it as much if Nightmare had better attacks than just some weak-ass fireballs that are like impossible to get hit by. This is the final boss, it should feel like the strongest entity in the game, yet it felt like one of the weakest since it had to rely almost entirely on adds.

                    • 19 Aug 2020 18:29  

                      One incredibly unintuitive part about this boss is that the damage buff doesn't seem to be percentage based, rather it's something weird. My weapon with 500 damage per shot deals 30k with the buff, and my weapon with 20 damage per shot deals 15k with the buff. My one mod that does 60 damage deals 50k, and my other mod that does 130 damage deals 10k.

                      I don't understand what the hell is going on, but basically you want to use anything that hits weak but often.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 Aug 2020 04:16  

                        The part about a player staying behind is incorrect.

                        Duo'ing the fight with my brother and we both get teleported to the alternate realm each time.

                        Would have been a better bossfight if they'd just left off the whole lazy Nightmare section and ended it at the dreamer. This is like some cut-rate Dragon's Dogma knock off.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Aug 2020 02:59  

                          You do more damage to the child's body after coming out of the buff phase. When he removes your buffs the chest will open and you can shoot him for massive damage. Even in co-op.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Feb 2020 18:43  

                            If you are about to fight the nightmare make sure you have the swarm weapon mod, if you do then when you are in the other dimension shoot enemies with whichever weapon you have it on and when you get out of that dimension activate it and you will deal massive damage in very little time.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Sep 2019 23:57  

                              Swarm (on solo at least; there seems to be a lot of janky bull*****trying to do it co-op) just breaks this boss completely. When you come out of the other world, I just used swarm on him immediately and there went half his hp, and the other half I just shot at him while his chest was open. Did it in one run.

                              • 14 Sep 2019 04:10  

                                Something that isn't mentioned. If you remain within the shadow realm for long enough or defeat enough enemies, a shroud boss will appear within the shadow realm, health bar and all. This may be the alternate kill method for nightmare seeing as none have been discovered yet. So if you wanna try your hand at beating shroud or any other possible boss that could spawn since it is still unknown if any others can. I'd recommend a full regen build. Full tree armor and regen ring. Don't forget to stock up on bloodworts.

                                • 12 Sep 2019 13:21  

                                  Pro tip: Its way easier solo. Bring plenty of Healing and ammo boxes, maybe some adrenaline as well. I run the sub with a coach gun, hot shot mod and swarm mod.. goodluck. btw the boss is weak to fire and swarm type mods.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    08 Sep 2019 23:44  

                                    I have to agree with everyone saying this boss is broken, at least in coop. I've played the whole game with 2 friends on Hard difficulty. We got to the last boss all prepared and stuff. Fought the boos many times and we could not do decent amount of damge to it. I know people are killing the bossok in solo mode, but here is the thing. The friend who hosted the game has the save at the end, if me or my other friend want have a go at the boss solo we need to play the whole game again. So , yes, I'm saying this is not ok, and the boss is broken.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      08 Sep 2019 19:52  

                                      This boss is total broken af... Playing with my friend manage to get a whole hp bar of dmg on him (nightmare difficulty) and still cant break his chest, where in solo break it x10 easier. Devs nees to take a look at this and do some balancing

                                      • Anonymous

                                        04 Sep 2019 14:07  

                                        Nice to have an DPS-race boss in a game where you can specc for "spells" or melee... every build you do has to just do DMG to beat this boss.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          03 Sep 2019 13:34  

                                          Just ignore everything about, all you need is to shoot him with Hot Shot mod after returning from the other dimension. It's super annoying that using fire to burn it was never mentioned anywhere.

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