• Alias: Hand, The Hand, Nightmare Hand, All-Seeing Hand, Hand of Inevitable Fate, "Red-Handed" Hand

The Hand of the Nightmare is a hostile humanoid-like figure introduced in the Ratboy's Nightmare Update, more specifically the Nightmare Boss Update. It can be seen throughout the Ratboy's Nightmare Dungeon instance, where players can team up with each other in order to face against various obstacles and challenges that await them.


There are 3 attacks that the Hand of the Nightmare can perform:

  • Chain - Spins around in a circular motion, temporarily reducing any nearby players' speed before attaching a 'spiritual link' to a nearby player. Slowly drains the player's HP in an attempt to regenerate its health pool
  • Combo Strike - Rapidly pounds its limbs into the ground 3-7 times. Deals hefty amounts of damage if it isn't avoided.
  • Swipes - Swipes the players with three finger-like limbs, dealing moderate damage.


Distance yourselves away from the Hand(s) of the Nightmare as far as possible if that's possible. If you are unable to do so, take regeneration-based and heavy armor-based equipment into consideration to endure through their attacks effectively. Weapons such as the Gnome Rocket Launcher, Salamanders, Greater Storms Spellbook, and so forth are all effective weapons to quickly eliminate the Hand(s) of the Nightmare.


  • It is not to be confused with the Master Hand from the Super Smash Bros series.
  • Two "inactive" Hands of the Nightmare can be seen attached to the Circus' skeletal arms.
  • Just like the Circus boss, its HP will scale depending on the number of players in the dungeon instance.
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