OSRS NMZ range guide [2022] - How to train ranged AFK in the Nightmare Zone - OSRS Boss (2023)

The Nightmare Zone (NMZ) is one of the best places in osrs to train your ranging AFK. However, a lot of players get overwhelmed with all of the options they get. You can fight on hard mode, regular mode; you have a ton of quest monsters to choose from and a lot of possible ranging setups.

The NMZ range guide will help you train your range as fast as possible and AFK in the Nightmare Zone while getting many points in the process.

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Bis slot gear for range in NMZ

There is a lot of ranging gear that is useful in the Nightmare Zone. So, I am just going to give you the optimal range set up for NMZ here if you want to train AFK.

  • Elite void ranged: Full void, don’t forget the gloves
  • Avas assembler: Can be switched out by Ava’s accumulator
  • Pegasi boots: Blessed boots are also a good alternative
  • Necklace of Anguish: If you don’t have one, the fury works but is vastly inferior.
  • Archer ring (i): A regular one is fine too if you don’t have the points to imbue.
  • Bow of Faerdhinen (c): If you don’t have this bow, you can downgrade all the way to a magic shortbow.
  • Best arrows: if you need ammo, use the best ammo you have.

When picking out your gear, you should prioritize ranged accuracy and range strength. You don’t need defensive bonuses or prayer bonuses when fighting here. The more items you have from the list above, the higher your experience an hour will be.

Some items can be switched out without having a ton of effect on your exp an hour. However, items like the Necklace of Anguish and elite void ranged are crucial to train your range effectively in the NMZ.

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The best bosses to train ranging in NMZ

To get the optimal ranging exp an hour here, you need to pick the best bosses available. As you know, to unlock a boss in the Nightmare Zone, you need to have done the quest. So make sure you have done all the quests necessary to unlock them before you start to train in the NMZ. Here are the recommended NMZ bosses for training ranging:

1. Sand Snake

The sand snake is a quest monster that you will need to confront during The Depths of Despair quest. It has a high hitpoints level and has no defensive stats against ranging. The max hit is only three, and it does not hit very accurately.

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2. King Roald

King Roald is one of the best bosses for ranging and combat training in general in the NMZ. He has a high hitpoints level and does not hit accurately. However, he hits three at max and gives a decent amount of exchangeable points, so you can imbue your items or buy rewards. You can unlock him by doing the What Lies Below quest.

3. Count Draynor

Odds are you have done the Vampire Slayer Quest already. Great news if you did, as this will unlock Count Draynor. The count also hits a max of 3 and has a very high hitpoints level and almost no defense. This makes him a great boss to train your ranging level on. He also gives a fair amount of points which you can trade for Herb Boxes.

4. Trapped Soul

A relatively recent addition in the Quest boss bestiary is the Trapped Soul. You can unlock this monster by doing the Accent of Arceuus. The Trapped soul has a very low attack level and will almost never hit. It has a max hit of 4 and is weak to range attacks.

5. Me

The hardest monster to unlock on this list is Me. You can unlock him by doing the Lunar Diplomacy Quest. Me is also weak to ranged attacks and has a ton of hitpoints, making it a great option to train your ranging in the NMZ. In case you did not do Lunar Diplomacy or are a pure, you can also use the Kendal from the Mountain Daughter quest. Do keep in mind it gives fewer points and slightly less exp an hour.

NMZ ranging exp an hour

The nightmare zone has some of the best exp an hour in OSRS. You can start getting a decent amount of experience here, starting from level 70. Of course, the higher level you are, the more you will hit and the higher your experience an hour will be. While there are better training methods, the major advantage of training here is the fact that it is completely AFK for up to 15 minutes a time.

Another crucial factor in determining your ranging exp an hour when training in the NMZ is what weapon you are using. There is a massive difference between using the Bow of Faerdhinen compared to the magic shortbow with rune arrows.As an ironman, it is not worth it to craft your own rune arrows. Use adamant or mithril arrows instead.

The table below assumes you have the best in slot-ranging gear.

Ranging levelExp an hour
Level 70 rangeAround 55k to 60k xp/hr
Level 80 rangeAround 70k to 75k xp/hr
Level 90 rangeAround 80 to 85k xp/hr
Level 95 rangeAround 90k xp/hr
Level 99 rangeAround 95k xp/hr
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How to train range in the NMZ

You will need to get some nightmare zone points to start this method. Go into the instance and fight these monsters in that setup I described above and use protect from melee. Fight them until you have 50k points or so. Now you can start the actual method.

When you are training range in the NMZ, buy two super ranging potions, and the rest of them should be absorption potions. Talk to Dominic Onion once you have set up your inventory and choose a normal mode with custom bosses. Pick the bosses I have described above.

  • Sand snake
  • King Roald
  • Count Draynor
  • Me
  • Trapped Soul

Go to the nearest wall and stand there. Now use your locator orb or your rock cake to get down to 1 hitpoint. Do this quickly, as the monsters will spawn by the time you are ready. When you are one hitpoint, drink an absorption potion up to 1000 absorption points and rink your super ranging potion. Additionally, you can also bring a super defense bonus, but this is optional. Finally, I would advise you to bring a couple of prayer potions if you want to use hawkeye or rigour. However, this will make this method a lot more expensive. If you want to save time, it is worth using prayer training range in the NMZ.

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Here is the optimal inventory for ranging in the nightmare zone

  • Two super ranging potions
  • Three prayer potions
  • Rock cake or locator orb
  • Super defense potion (optional)
  • Absorption potions (rest of your inventory)
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NMZ range guide pro tips

1. Buy herb boxes with your points

Training range from 70 to 99 in the NMZ. This way will cost about eight mil in potions and arrows. However, you can break almost even by spending your points on herb boxes. The average price of a herb box is worth 13k. If you have not imbued your items, then you should prioritize that before you buyUse a timer

You can AFK quite a bit using this method. On average, you only have to click once every 10 minutes. However, if you forget to do this, you will be logged out and placed outside the Nightmare zone. This will cost you coins to pay the instance again, and you will have to replenish your inventory. To avoid this, ensure you have a timer like an alarm clock app that warns you when your AFK time is almost over.

2. Perfect for mobile

The nightmare zone is one of the best places to train your ranging AFK in OSRS. You can train an alt or your main while playing another game or working on your laptop. The method is the same on mobile as on the regular client.

3. Don’t use chins

While you can get a slightly higher exp an hour here with chins, it is not worth the additional price. You are better off chinning maniacal monkeys if you want to get fast exp, and the cost isn’t an issue. It is also less AFK since you need to stack enemies for a higher exp rate.

4. Use a locator orb

The rock cake is very easy to get but not the best option to use here. The locator orb is a better option here. The orb will damage you more when clicking it and bring you to 1 HP much faster without killing you. That means you can AFK sooner and don’t have to spam click as much.

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Conclusion of the NMZ range guide

The nightmare zone is one of the best places to train your combat skills like range. While you will lose a bit of money using this method, the exp an hour is very good and you can AFK for up to 15 minutes. Ensure you use the best possible gear and use the recommended bosses when training range in the Nightmare Zone.

Try to drink your absorptions on time and use your locator orb as often as possible to save potions. This way, you will maximize your points and resources. This way, you will stay longer in the NMZ, get more points, and get a higher amount of experience in an hour.

Check out these other skill guides we have written

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Ranging training NMZ FAQ

Can you train range in NMZ on OSRS mobile?

Yes, NMZ is one of the best places to train your combat skills, including range on OSRS mobile. You only need to tap once every 15 minutes to keep attacking monsters and stay online. While training on mobile, you can play an alt on desktop or do something else.

How long can you AFK train range in the NMZ?

You can AFK for up to 15 minutes when training range in the NMZ. The trick is to make sure you have only 1 HP left using the rock cake or the locator orb. Then, when you have one hp, you drink your absorption potion till max absorption. This way, you can not be killed in the NMZ, and you only need to click once every 15 minutes when afking to stay online, drain your hp or drink more absorptions.

How many exp an hour is NMZ range training?

Depending on your range level and gear, you get up to 95k ranging experience an hour in the NMZ. Of course, this assumes that you are drinking your ranging potion whenever your level drops by 5, and you are using the hawkeye prayer while using the best bow and wearing the best armor you have.

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How do you AFK in a Nightmare Zone? ›

So we have a located orb right here or a rock cake pick whichever. One you have if you have a

How do you get the most Nightmare Zone points? ›

Kill the quest bosses, such as Bouncer, Tree Spirit, Count Draynor, Khazard warlord, The Kendal and/or King Roald, using Melee. Melee offers around 50,000 to 60,000 experience per hour with 200,000 to 400,000 Nightmare Zone points per hour. Using your weapon's special attack when possible will increase your XP rate.

Where is Nightmare Zone teleport? ›

Nightmare Zone map location. Using the teleport option located in the mini-game tab, which is the fastest way of getting there. 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.

Can you train magic in Nightmare Zone? ›

In general it is not recommended to train Magic at Nightmare Zone, however it is still possible. This equipment prioritises Magic damage boost, followed by magic accuracy and melee defensive bonuses.

Does salve amulet work in NMZ? ›

The amulet can be upgraded to a Salve amulet(ei) at the cost of 800,000 Nightmare Zone points. The imbued version will provide 20% accuracy and strength to both Ranged and Magic. The bonus from the amulet does not work within Nightmare Zone.

Does Barrows degrade in NMZ? ›

Barrows equipment degrades as it is used. Equipment received from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and can be used for 15 hours of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again. Barrows armour degrades even if the player is using protection prayers or not taking damage.

How long can you stay AFK in NMZ? ›

You can AFK for up to 20 minutes if you use Super Combat Potions and Absorptions. You can AFK for around 10 minutes using Prayer and Prayer bonus gear. Or, you can AFK for 20 minutes using Guthans.

How does Nightmare Zone work Osrs? ›

The Nightmare Zone is a combat-based minigame located north-west of Yanille bank. Players enter a "dream" to take on bosses they have previously defeated during completed quests.

How do I lower my HP Osrs? ›

Common methods of lowering Hitpoints are:
  1. Attempting to eat a Dwarven rock cake, which deals 1 (one) damage when eaten. ...
  2. Locator orb from Dragon Slayer II will deal 10 damage each click, without being able to kill the player, making it the safest and fastest method.

Does Ultimate Force give points? ›

When activated, it kills all monsters currently spawned in the arena. Points are not awarded for any of those kills, however it will count them towards Slayer tasks and grant Slayer experience as long as the player has dealt at least 1 damage to that boss.

Can you do slayer tasks in NMZ? ›

Whenever you're assigned a black demon slayer task or a troll slayer task, you can go ahead and do them at the nightmare zone. The slayer xp rates are a lot slower than what they would be if you just went out and killed the monster normally.

How many points does it take to imbue a ring? ›

A ring reputed to bring out a berserk fury in its wearer. The Berserker ring (i) is a Berserker ring that is imbued using points from the Nightmare Zone. The total amount of points required to imbue any of the Fremennik rings is 650,000.

Does salve e work with range? ›

Increases melee, ranged and magic damage & accuracy by 20% against the undead.

Does salve amulet work on reanimated? ›

does the salve amulet work on reanimated creatures, such as those for arceuus spell book. Or is this much like the barrows bro's? No, reanimated creatures don't count as undead. The Barrows brothers are a fairly good comparison.

Does salve amulet E work on Barrows? ›

It does not have any effect against Barrows brothers.

How do you fix Dharok's armor Osrs? ›

There are two ways to repair Barrows armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house.

How much does Barrows cost to repair? ›

They will charge 60,000 GP to repair Barrows headgear, 90,000 GP to repair Barrows bodies, 80,000 GP to repair Barrows legs, and 100,000 GP to repair Barrows weapons. In total, it will cost 330,000 GP to repair a full set of Barrows gear from any of these NPCs.

Where can I repair Barrows armor? ›

There are two ways to repair Barrows armour.
Degrading and repairing
  • Bob - the axe seller in Lumbridge.
  • Tindel Marchant - the weapon and armour repairman at Port Khazard.
  • Dunstan - the smith in Burthorpe.
  • Squire - in the workshop area of the Void Knights' Outpost.

How long can you AFK in combat Osrs? ›

After 6 hours, regardless of activity, the game will automatically log you out. After 20 minutes of inactivity while in combat, rather than logging you out, your character will stop automatically attacking the enemy. As a result, the enemy may lose aggression and eventually stop attacking you as well.

How do absorption potions work? ›

Absorption is a potion from the Nightmare Zone minigame, costing 1,000 reward points per dose. It can only be used while in the Nightmare Zone. Drinking the potion causes the next 50 damage inflicted on the player to be absorbed, preventing the player from taking damage.

What is jungle demon weak to? ›

Although most demons are very weak to Magic, the Jungle Demon has a high magic level and high magic defence, so using Magic against it is not recommended. If magic is your only option, it's recommended to use Fire bolt.

How long does it take to imbue a berserker ring OSRS? ›

In OSRS it takes roughly over an hour (very afk) to imbue a berserker ring whereas to get 750 slayer points on Zaros it would probably take 10-12 hours of non stop slayer (disregarding awful tasks and skips).

How much does it cost to imbue Slayer helm? ›

Players can imbue the slayer helmet using either 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone reward points, 500 Soul Wars Zeal Tokens, or by using a scroll of imbuing purchased from the Emir's Arena. This can be done to a black mask before assembling the Slayer helmet or to the Slayer helmet itself.

What is Dharoks Max Hit? ›

Dharok's set effect is Wretched Strength, which increases his max hit by 1% for each Hitpoint he is missing. Due to him being able to hit up to 64 at 1 hitpoint remaining, it is strongly recommended to keep Protect from Melee active at all times.

How much do anglerfish heal? ›

The amount that anglerfish heal is dependant on the player's Hitpoints level. At level 99, an anglerfish will heal 22. Anglerfish can also heal above maximum Hitpoints (making the maximum Hitpoints possible 121).

How fast does HP regen in Osrs? ›

A player will recover one hitpoint about every minute. However, this is very slow as a means of recovering hitpoints. Eat food. Players can eat various foods to restore their hitpoints.

Why did ultimate force end? ›

Cancellation: ITV cancelled the series because it was too expensive to produce. Creative Differences: Chris Ryan left the series after two seasons due to this. He particuarly objected to the presence of female SAS operatives. He later referred to the series as Ultimate Farce.

Is Ultimate Force Realistic? ›

Secondly, Ultimate Force is not a documentary but a drama series loosely based on the SAS, it was never meant to be anything but fiction. In fact Becca works fine as a character and her arrival is precisely not a point in case about feminism.

When did ultimate force end? ›

Is imbued berserker ring worth it? ›

Yes, imbued berserker ring is absolutely worth it. For training melee, absolutely. For PKing it depends on the situation. When rushing you want to be wearing best-in-slot gear so if using melee you would want a Berserker ring.

What are the best items to imbue Osrs? ›

Nightmare Zone imbues
ItemPoints required
Black mask (imbued)1,250,000
Slayer helmet (imbued)1,250,000
Salve amulet (imbued)800,000
Salve amulet (e) (imbued)800,000
9 more rows
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Can you imbue a berserker ring? ›

A berserker ring (i) is the upgraded version of a regular berserker ring. It can be imbued as a reward from playing the Soul Wars Minigame from either Nomad, Zimberfizz, Zimberfizz ashes, or Zanik at the cost of 8 Zeal or from Stanley Limelight for 180 thaler.

How do absorption potions work? ›

Absorption is a potion from the Nightmare Zone minigame, costing 1,000 reward points per dose. It can only be used while in the Nightmare Zone. Drinking the potion causes the next 50 damage inflicted on the player to be absorbed, preventing the player from taking damage.

How do overloads work Osrs? ›

Using an overload potion raises all of the player's combat levels (excluding Prayer and Hitpoints) by 5-19 (5 + 15% of level, rounded down), and damages for 50 hitpoints. The absorption potion will not absorb overload damage. This boost is repeated every 15 seconds for 5 minutes.

How much prayer does super restore give? ›

The restore value for Prayer points is 8 + floor(level / 4). The maximum amount of Prayer that can be restored with this potion is 32 at level 96 prayer. A super restore potion restores 1 more prayer points per dose than a prayer potion.

Does Ultimate Force give points? ›

When activated, it kills all monsters currently spawned in the arena. Points are not awarded for any of those kills, however it will count them towards Slayer tasks and grant Slayer experience as long as the player has dealt at least 1 damage to that boss.

Does preserve work on overloads? ›

Flicking Preserve thus provides no benefit. As overloads boost stats every 15 seconds, Preserve's use is limited in Nightmare Zone and Chambers of Xeric.

Does overload go through absorption? ›

Absorption potions will not absorb damage incurred via drinking an overload, similar to eating a dwarven rock cake. Furthermore, it is not possible to drink an Overload potion while below 51 HP.

How do you do overload on Cox? ›

It can only be made in the Chambers of Xeric with 75 Herblore by using a noxifer with an elder, twisted, and kodai potion. This potion is the standard variant of the overload potions, and cannot be taken out of the Chambers of Xeric.

How do you get the ring of suffering? ›

Players can make one by enchanting a zenyte ring with the Lvl-7 Enchant spell. This requires level 93 Magic, 20 soul runes, 20 blood runes, and 1 cosmic rune and grants 110 Magic experience. As with all enchanted zenyte jewellery, this ring requires a hitpoints level of 75 in order to be equipped.


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