The Realm of the Nightmare Bosses
This world isn’t like going from Skull Island to Marleybone. It’s more like a dungeon that you can enter, exit and come back to over and over again.
Introduced in August 2018, The World of Dreams is a place of Nightmares. Inside this dungeon are battle rooms where you will face off against the toughest of opponents. It’s not for the weak at heart! And these Nightmare Bosses, may seem familiar, but these are battles unlike anything you’ve faced before!
The World of Dreams begins at the Obsidian Door on the Scrimshaw Docks. Once you’ve docked, cross the bridge and run to the right of the ships toward the tavern. Keep going and head over to the Warehouses. At the end of the row of the buildings, you’ll find the Obsidian doorway and sigil.
Inside the dungeon door, you’ll find a place that looks like the many sewers of the Spiral. But these corridors lead to some spooky locked doors that require an Obsidian Skeleton Key to open them. Behind these doors you’ll find many of your favorite old bosses, in Nightmare form.
Anyone can step on the sigil, these battles are designed for teams. If you enter as a team, one of you will need to have a skeleton key so everyone can enter the boss door. You can take on these bosses in a solo run, but expect it to be difficult. Or you can team up with a various number of other Pirate Captains and take on the Bosses together.
Skeleton Keys – Drop Locations
Skeleton Keys are special housing items needed to open the doors inside the World of Dreams. They drop from bosses or difficult mini-boss battles, level 50 and up.
To find an Obsidian key, check out our Skeleton Key Locations guide.
For the most advanced Captains who achieved level 70 prior to the introduction of the World of Dreams in August 2018, your first introduction to this new realm will be to meet up with Old Scratch in a Tavern to discuss his Level 70 promotion quest. And you’ll get a skeleton key from Vadima as part of the quest.
Once you’ve completed that quest. Go back and face off with the other Nightmare Bosses. You’ll need an Obsidian key to enter each locked door.
For Captains who have not reached these higher levels prior to the introduction, I’m assuming for now, that you will receive a quest that takes you to the Obsidian door when you reach Level 50. I have a Buccaneer who has just reached level 51, but so far, no quest has been given to go to the World of Dreams.
Some of these quests are pretty tough battles. So you might want to buy yourself some henchmen to help you conquer a few of these Nightmare Bosses!
When the world was introduced, there were only four old bosses who were powered up to Nightmare Bosses! These are meant for the most powerful Pirates, so bring your best crew and your exceptional fighting skills to the battle! These first bosses are Level 78+ and their minions aren’t far behind them.
Brass Monkey (Count Brastillo de Brass Level 78) – a solo quest, it’s pretty easy.
Captain Blood Level 78 – a Team up is best. But you certainly don’t need a full team.
Duck of Death (English Bill) Level 78 – one of the tougher battles. You’ll want to team up.
Old Scratch Level 80 – Companion Promotion – solo with henchmen, or team up.
The Royals at KingsIsle have promised to add new Bosses in the future. So stay tuned.
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