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A Comprehensive Guide to Maximizing NMZ Points in Old School RuneScape

Are you an avid player of Old School RuneScape (OSRS) looking to maximize your Nightmare Zone (NMZ) points? Look no further! In this guide, we'll provide you with all the information you need to efficiently earn NMZ points. Let's dive in!

What are NMZ Points?

NMZ points are a currency obtained by participating in the Nightmare Zone minigame in OSRS. These points can be exchanged for various rewards, including powerful combat potions, unique equipment, imbues, and more.

Getting Started

To access the Nightmare Zone, you must have completed five quests: Vampire Slayer, Lost City, Tree Gnome Village, Merlin's Crystal, and Witch's House. Additionally, you should have started the Dream Mentor quest to unlock the full range of bosses available in the NMZ.

Selecting Bosses

When entering the NMZ, you have the freedom to choose up to five bosses to fight. It's important to select bosses that match your combat capabilities and objectives. Here are some popular options:

  1. Melee-Only Bosses:
    • Count Draynor
    • Black Knight Titan
    • King Roald
    • The Kendal
    • Arrg
  2. Magic-Only Bosses:
    • Agrith-Naar
    • Dessous
    • Karamel
    • Damis
    • Fareed
  3. Ranged-Only Bosses:
    • Dad
    • Nazastarool
    • Elvarg
    • The Inadequacy
    • Flambeed

Choosing bosses that match your combat style will help you deal damage efficiently, resulting in faster kills and more points.

Strategies for Maximized NMZ Points

1. Absorption Method

The Absorption Method is a popular strategy for earning NMZ points efficiently. Here's how it works:

  1. Equip yourself with full Obsidian armor (helm, platebody, platelegs), Berserker necklace, Fire cape, and an Abyssal whip.
  2. Bring absorption potions, overloads (if available), and super combat potions.
  3. Fill the rest of your inventory with rock cake/saradomin brews or karambwan to lower your HP.
  4. Enter the NMZ and activate the "Rumble" option.
  5. Stand in a corner and set your quick prayers to "Piety" and "Protect from Melee."
  6. Drink an overload dose and consume absorption potions until you reach 1000 absorption points.
  7. Focus on attacking the selected bosses while keeping an eye on your absorption points. Replenish them when necessary.

Using this method, you can achieve high XP rates per hour while accumulating a significant amount of NMZ points.

2. Prayer Flicking Method

The Prayer Flicking Method is a more advanced technique that requires precise timing and good knowledge of boss mechanics. Here's how to execute it:

  1. Choose bosses that have predictable attack patterns and are weak against your combat style.
  2. Bring prayer potions, super restores, and high-level gear relevant to your chosen combat style.
  3. Set up your quick prayers to switch between "Protect from Melee" and your offensive prayer (e.g., Piety, Mystic Might).
  4. Engage the bosses and continuously flick your prayers on and off at the correct intervals to minimize prayer drain.
  5. Keep an eye on your prayer points and restore them with potions as needed.

This method requires practice but can yield excellent XP rates and NMZ point gains once mastered.

Boosting NMZ Points

To further enhance your NMZ point gains, consider the following tips:

  • Elite Void Knight Equipment: Wearing full Elite Void Knight armor (melee, ranged, or magic) will grant you a 10% bonus to your accuracy and damage, resulting in faster boss kills.
  • Imbues: Visit the Nightmare Zone's reward chest to unlock imbues for specific rings. Imbued rings provide additional combat bonuses, helping you defeat bosses more efficiently.
  • Rapid Healer Prayer Flicking: If you're using the Prayer Flicking Method, having the Rapid Healer prayer unlocked (requires 45 Prayer points) will reduce the drain rate by half, allowing for longer trips.


By following these strategies and tips, you'll be well-equipped to maximize your NMZ points in Old School RuneScape. Remember to choose bosses wisely, employ suitable combat methods, and utilize available boosts to optimize your earning potential. Good luck on your