Where To Farm Nightmare Masks in Epic Seven

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Note: After the January 2023 patch, the best place to farm Nightmare Masks is from Stage 7. Sage Minaret in the Unrecorded History Side Story. You can also buy them from the AP Exchange Shop there.

Previously, the best place to farm Nightmare Masks was in the Unrecorded History stage 6-9 “Red Lily Shelter.” Nightmare Masks will randomly drop from the boss of this stage. Additionally, the accumulated AP from repeat runs will allow you to purchase the epic catalyst from the AP exchange shop for 400 AP 5 times a week.

Epic Seven 6-9 Red Lily Shelter Supporter Select
Epic Seven 6-9 Red Lily Shelter Supporter Select

Tip: It’s recommended to bring a pet with S Rank skills that increase your Catalyst drop rate.

Epic Seven Pet House
Epic Seven Pet House

Several other Adventure stages also drop Nightmare Masks, but the increased difficulty means these stages take a lot longer to complete. Farming earlier stages also allows you to bring three fodder units along with your dog walker.


Other Ways To Acquire Nightmare Masks

Epic Seven AP Exchange Shop
Epic Seven AP Exchange Shop

Method 1: Crafting

Epic Seven Alchemist's Steeple Catalyst Crafting
Epic Seven Alchemist’s Steeple Catalyst Crafting

In the Sanctuary, more specifically the Alchemist’s Steeple, you can craft each Epic Catalyst once a week.

The maximum number of Epic Catalysts that can be acquired via this method is 3 (depending on the number of materials used).

It takes 4 Epic Catalysts or 14 Rare Catalysts to reach Epic Quality Grade and acquire the maximum number of Epic Catalysts. Once crafted, you will receive 3 of your chosen Epic Catalysts in return.

Note: These ratios are only accurate at max rank. Blessings of Orbis are required to upgrade the three sections of the Alchemist’s Steeple.

Alchemist's Steeple Level Up / Epic Seven
Alchemist’s Steeple Level Up

If you’re low on resources, check out these tips:

  • You can use a mixture of Rare and Epic Catalysts to reach Epic Grade Quality.
  • Crafting below Epic Grade Quality is possible but the return investment is not worth it.
  • You can “Request Aid” from Guild Members to acquire Rare Catalysts.

Method 2: Purchase Catalyst Booster Packs

Epic Seven Shop
Epic Seven Shop

Catalyst packs will randomly appear in the shop for a limited time.

These are usually triggered after using Catalysts to skill up heroes or after crafting Catalysts in the Alchemist’s Steeple.

Here’s a list of the contents of these packs.


Catalyst Booster Pack (3/3)

  • 12 Rare Catalysts (Choose 1 Type)
  • 7 Epic Catalysts (Choose 1 Type)
  • 450 Skystone

Catalyst Pack (3/3)

  • 12 Rare Catalyst Selection Chests
  • 5 Epic Catalyst Selection Chests
  • 450 Skystone
  • 500,000 Gold

Note: “Choose 1 Type” means you will receive 12 or 7 of the same Catalyst in bulk. Only Selection Chests allow you to pick and choose one at a time.


Method 3: Lobby Pet

Epic Seven Lobby
Epic Seven Lobby

Periodically, if you have a pet placed in the lobby, they will generate rewards including gold, Transmit Stones, and sometimes Rare or Epic Catalysts.

This is not so much a farming method as it is a bonus way to acquire Catalysts.

Note: A small chest icon will appear above the lobby pet’s head when an item is available. Just tap the pet to claim your reward.


Method 4: Farming Other Stages

Epic Seven World Map
Epic Seven World Map

Here’s a list of other stages you can farm to acquire Nightmare Masks.

As mentioned before, the difficulty, or at least the health of enemies, increases by a lot in newer content. Therefore it’s not recommended to farm new stages as it will take much more time.

Region Stage
Unrecorded History 6-9
Unrecorded History 9 – AP Exchange Shop
Unrecorded History 8S-S3
Unrecorded History 8S-S4
Natalon 5 – AP Exchange Shop
Natalon 7S – AP Exchange Shop

Method 5: Guild Member Shop

Epic Seven Guild Member Shop
Epic Seven Guild Member Shop

The last way to obtain Nightmare Masks is to purchase Rare and Epic Catalyst Chests from the Guild Member Shop.

These are available 5 times a week for 30 and 150 Commander’s Armbands, respectively.

Unlike Selection Chests, the Catalysts obtained from these are random.

Note: It is also possible to purchase Regular Catalyst Chests 3 times a week for 180 Brave Crests each. These have a small chance of containing Epic Catalysts.


How To Use Nightmare Masks

Epic Seven Ran
Epic Seven Ran

Epic Catalysts are used to skill up or awaken your Heroes. Nightmare Masks, specifically, are used alongside Molagora and Gold to level the skills of Aries heroes.

Depending on several factors, a different number of Nightmare Masks is required. These factors include:

  • The rarity of the hero
  • The type of skills the hero has

For example, Ran (a 5* Aries Thief) requires 6 Nightmare Masks to max his first and second skills (skill two requires no only Rare Catalyts only).

Epic Seven Ran Skill Level Up
Epic Seven Ran Skill Level Up

However, Champion Zerato (a 4* Aries Mage) requires only 5 Nightmare Masks to max his skills (2 / 1 / 2).

Champion Zerato Skill Up Screen / Epic Seven
Champion Zerato Skill Up Screen
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