Nightmares are dreams you can experience while sleeping in Minecraftia. Nightmares do not occur on Peaceful difficulty.

Occurrence times

Nightmares only occur after the player has been through some nasty situations, like having been attacked by Zombies, felt the blast from a Creeper, or falling to near-death. When you awaken in your bed, this will only happen if its night-time, your player's screen will get red instead of blue while sleeping, and you cannot leave your bed when this occurs.

Though there is no way for a player to keep track of it in-game without modding, there is a a system of "nightmare points" used to determine the likelyhood a nightmare will occur. The higher the points total, the more likely the player is to have a nightmare.

Action Points
Taking damage from a zombie, baby zombie, charred zombie, or other variant 1
Taking fall damage 1x(damage)
Recieving the Wither effect 1
Taking blasting damage from yourself 1
Eating rotten flesh 5
Being at 1/4 health or less 5
Losing 5+ health from starvation 1+(damage)
Taking blasting damage from a mob 5
Losing health from drowning 5+1x(damage)
Coming into contact with a burglar, red/blue dinocerous, or swamp monster 5
Coming into contact with Hellspawn or Demonic Animals, while NOT carrying the Metal Crucifix or a similar artifact 6
Consuming Nightmare Fuel 15
Coming into contact with HerobrineNidarc, or a similar entity 20
Having a weapon in your inventory -1
Planting a tree -2
Drinking milk -2
Being at full health when going to sleep -2
Killing a boss monster of any kind -10
Having a nightmare

0.5x(total points)

List of Nightmares

My Pet

Wolf asking for food

The player only can has this nightmare when he has a pet that he feeded and named. The player "wakes up" and he founds his pet next to the bed. He only has food in his hand. The pet will twist his head or will look at the player. But the player can't feed his pet. After 10 seconds, the pet will cry asking for food. After 1 minutes, the pet will start to get damaged and after 5 secs the pet will die. After that the player will really wake up and he'll see his pet next to him, alive.

Home Invasion


Black Dinocerous

This nightmare only occurs in 1.18 - "The Battle Update" and beyond. In this dream, the player "awakes" in a house made of wooden planks, with a cobblestone floor and glass pane windows. When the player first "awakens" (though they are really still sleeping), he/she will see it is daytime out their window, and see a single villager looking down on them, but will be unable to move. The villager will exit through a wooden door, and the screen will go dark again.

The player next "awakens" to a loud, distorted villager death sound being played, and is now able to get up, finding it's since become nighttime. Several black dinocerous mobs, large reptilian monsters which are faster and stronger than the player and equipped with deadly claws, will attempt to gain access to the house and kill the player. They are capable of breaking down doors, smashing through glass panes, and will relentlessly hunt the player down.

The player can't break blocks, but can find equipment strewn around in a randomized manner through the various chests in the house to defend themselves. With enough mastery of the combat system, a player may be able to kill their attackers. You cannot open the wooden doors that seal the house off from the outside, but if you allow a black dinocerous to do so and then kill it, you can explore the thick forests surrounding the house, though a wall of trees prevents the player from straying too far.

The dream will continue until the player either kills every dinocerous or is killed themselves. If you manage to slaughter all of the monsters, which is rather unlikely, a diamond will spawn nearby your bed when you awake.


In this dream, the player starts off mining diamonds in a cave. The cave is always very close to the player's home, which is copied into the dream world based on where the player goes to sleep. However, the player's house will be largely in ruins and its flammable blocks on fire, with netherrack placed randomly around the ground and in the house. Herobrine will emerge from the smoldering ruins of the house and charge the player at an alarming speed, attacking them. The player cannot kill Herobrine, and dies upon being killed by him.

End of the Overworld

You have a dream you killed the Enderdragon and went back to the overworld with your pet dog and pet cat, you then see an Enderman which holds an Endstone block, he places it down, and everything you see fades and turns into Endstone. Your pet dog and pet cat become hostile Endermen, and all mobs turn into them too, your house is gone and the Enderdragon egg hatches from your pocket, and then the dragon comes out as a baby, then instantly turns into a big one, and you die from the Endermen and dragon.

Hardcore Doomsday

This one is kind of similar to 'End of the Overworld' except that it goes like this: You are playing Hardcore and you survived 100 days with no shelter, no food, no light, and not even iron. You find the sky dark, clouds gone, TNT raining, and an Enderdragon spawning. The player has a limited map to move around on (to prevent lag from the TNT) and thus you will eventually be killed.

Diamond Creepers

You have a dream you are in a diamond biome, all the mobs you see give diamonds when killed, and are made of diamonds. When you mine a single diamond, you get blown up by the diamond creeper and a message appears on the screen saying "WAKE UP PLAYER!!!" telling you it was a dream.

The Void

You are mining when you find a million diamonds, then you mine all the way to bedrock, but then you break the bedrock (even though your in survival) and fall into the void and lose all your diamonds, when you spawn you fall in the exact hole where you fell, and you keep falling in the void. When you fall and die in the void for the tenth time, you don't die and you stay in complete darkness until you wake up.

Shadowy Ending

You wake up next to a lit fire with simple wood structures with a bunch of Villagers. Ghostly whispers start playing after 30 seconds in the dream, and then after 45 seconds shadow-like creatures come to attack you and the Villagers. If you die, the nightmare ends. If you attempt to go into the darkness, you will die instantly.


After each Nightmare, the player wakes up with nausea and slowness for 20 seconds. The Nightmares may rarely have an effect in the overworld. For example, the diamond creeper blows up, and that explosion appears in the Overworld. Deaths in nightmares will not end a Hardcore game under any circumstance.

Prevention of nightmares

Though the player can avoid nightmares by doing various things that lower the nightmare points they have, to prevent Nightmares outright you must do some simple thing in a specific order:

  1. Grow a tree
  1. Drink from a water bottle
  1. Drink milk
  1. Grow another tree

Doing these things will reduce the player's nightmare points to 0.

Multiplayer nightmares

In multiplayer Nightmares work differently, even though you need everybody to sleep with you now, you don't need someone to be with you. When you start having a Nightmare, your player gets out of the bed with arms stretched like Zombies, skin all red as if you are getting hurt, and if you have a hat it becomes black. You might be able to harm other Players by hurting mobs, which move mirroring the player, but if you are in a safe-zone, you will not be able to do this. Some nightmares do not occur in multiplayer.

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