Skylords Reborn

Nightmare Shard is a 2-player PvE scenario that can be played on Standard, Advanced and Expert difficulty. It is part of the campaign story The Twilight Taint.

Recover the Shard of the Forge that has crashed into the Shattered Lands.



 Brannoc’s rage had torn free a shard of the Forge. It fell earthward and crashed in the Shattered Lands. There, its magic went wild. Still a part of the Forge, it could turn the dreams of mortals into potent reality. But nearby were those infected with the curse, and it was their dreams that were born . Thus twisted nightmares gave birth to darker dreams, made flesh that which should not exist. The Twilight sensed the power of the shard, soon witches and other warped creatures journeyed towards it.
— The Aedai Chronicles

The fireball had arched skywards, burning its way through the clouds, challenging the new sun with a blaze of its own. Fuelled by Brannoc’s frustration, fear and scorn, it had slammed into the Forge.

As the majestical palace had shuddered, those within realized their home was not beyond attack. Moon’s gaze found the shard of the Forge that had broken away. Its unfettered magic already snaked through the lands, powerful and chaotic. Even the Skylords knew nothing of the Forge’s creation, they assumed it had been created by the gods. But the magic streaming from this piece seemed strange and vile.

A presence was closing in, one she knew and feared even before it had been corrupted by the Twilight. The Sisters of Chaos, witches who claimed most of the Shattered Lands as their own, seemed to know exactly what had crashed into their realm. Even beneath the Twilight insanity, Moon could feel their ancient, vile intent.


 With no Twilight creatures to feed the shard their nightmares, it grew silent. But dangerous magic lay dormant in its shattered form and such potential remained a dire threat.
— The Aedai Chronicles


Nightmare Shard Available Tier 1 Upgrades
(Total: 27)
Available Tier 2 Upgrades
(Total: 22)
Available Tier 3 Upgrades (Total: 22)
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert
List of Card Upgrades


Patch History

Patch #400033
  • Added 1 additional starting Power Well Entity Icon.png Power Well for each player with 600 power capacity (1).
    • This means these power wells are built and produce power for the players right from the start of the game.
  • Increased the capacity of each of the 2 power wells in various camps from 600 to 900 power (2).
  • Once the goal Goal Letter Icon B.png Eradicate the Twilight Infestation Entity Icon.png Twilight Infestations. is active, the fog of war is removed and permanent vision is granted in a 35m radius around each of those 8 spawn buildings ().
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See also

Maps (Number of players)
scenarios (PvE)
1 Player Behind Enemy Lines Minimap.jpg Behind Enemy LinesDefending Hope Minimap.jpg Defending HopeEncounters with Twilight Minimap.jpg Encounters with Twilight ▪ (Introduction Minimap.jpg Introduction) ▪ Mo Minimap.jpg MoOcean Minimap.jpg OceanOracle Minimap.jpg OracleSiege of Hope Minimap.jpg Siege of HopeThe Soultree Minimap.jpg The SoultreeThe Treasure Fleet Minimap.jpg The Treasure Fleet
2 Players Convoy Minimap.jpg ConvoyCrusade Minimap.jpg CrusadeNightmare Shard Minimap.jpg Nightmare ShardNightmare's End Minimap.jpg Nightmare's EndSlave Master Minimap.jpg Slave MasterSunbridge Minimap.jpg SunbridgeThe Insane God Minimap.jpg The Insane God
4 Players Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad HarvestBlight Minimap.jpg BlightEmpire Minimap.jpg EmpireKing of the Giants Minimap.jpg King of the GiantsRaven's End Minimap.jpg Raven's EndThe Dwarven Riddle Minimap.jpg The Dwarven RiddleThe Guns of Lyr Minimap.jpg The Guns of LyrTitans Minimap.jpg Titans
12 Players Ascension Map 1 Minimap.jpgAscension Map 2 Minimap.jpgAscension Map 3 Minimap.jpg AscensionPassage to Darkness Map 1 Minimap.jpgPassage to Darkness Map 2 Minimap.jpgPassage to Darkness Map 3 Minimap.jpg Passage to Darkness
Player vs Player maps (PvP) 1vs1 Elyon Minimap.jpg ElyonHaladur Minimap.jpg HaladurLajesh Minimap.jpg LajeshSimai Minimap.jpg SimaiUro Minimap.jpg UroWazhai Minimap.jpg WazhaiYrmia Minimap.jpg Yrmia
2vs2 Danduil Minimap.jpg DanduilFyre Minimap.jpg FyreGorgash Minimap.jpg GorgashKoshan Minimap.jpg KoshanNadai Minimap.jpg NadaiTuran Minimap.jpg TuranYshia Minimap.jpg YshiaZahadune Minimap.jpg Zahadune