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The ouroboros turns eternally, vine and serpent entwined in me.


Ensolyss, the Toxic Hybrid, is a creation of Scarlet Briar that is viewed as the incarnation of the prophets of the krait encountered in The Nightmare Incarnate story instance. It is also the third and final boss in the Nightmare Fractal, and evolves rapidly, changing its appearance and skills in response to injuries.


The Mists

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 1[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

Fractal version[edit]

  • Massive Attacks
  • Poisons
  • Knocks Back
  • At 66% and 33% health, Ensolyss will become invulnerable and leave the arena temporarily. A large orb will spawn in the middle and emit constant streams of Nightmare Bomb aoes, red Nightmare Bullets orbs and blue healing spheres, and five altars will spawn that need to be captured by the party.
    • At expert and master tier, the center orb also releases a knockback shockwave periodically.
    • At master tier, the arena's edges become full of Miasma, reducing the available space for players after each phase.

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  • Determined.png Determined - At the 66% and 33% health threshold.

Stage 1: At 75% health Ensolyss will morph and phase to next stage and also heal to full hp

  • Tail Lash - A 180-degree conic melee attack that knocks back.

Stage 2: (Starts from here if previous stage was completed and party wiped)

  • Serpent Strike - Melee auto-attack that bleeds.
  • Tail Lash - A 180-degree conic melee attack that knocks back.
  • Lunge - Teleports to one side of the arena and then dashes towards the other side of the arena, knocking back and heavily damaging players who get hit.
  • Nightmare Blast - Releases several orbs that strike a target area, then split and bounce across the arena to hit multiple points.
  • Nightmare Devastation - Ensolyss teleports to the middle of the arena and begins charging energy, causing a room-wide explosion once finished that instantly downs players (or kill, if already downed).
  • Upswing - Ensolyss teleports on top on a party member and slams the ground, creating an orange field that deals heavy damage and applies Torment, also releasing a shockwave that knocks back. Shorty afterwards, Nightmare Hallucinations will appear randomly and perform the same attack.
  • Poison Cloud - Ensolyss releases six orbs that cover the ground with lasting poison.

Stage 3 (below 66% health): Retains all the previous skills, and some get an upgrade:

  • Tail Lash - Now also releases a Bouncing Orb that bounces in a line, growing in size at each bounce.
  • Nightmare Devastation - The delay between the start and finish of this attack becomes shorter.
  • Tormenting Blast - Attack that damages and knocks back; hits a quarter of the arena, and is performed twice in quick succession.
  • Vomit Toxin - Attack that causes players to vomit toxin in a cone in front of themselves and damages other players caught within it.
  • Caustic Grasp - Attack that damages and pulls all party members to himself.

Stage 3 (at 15% health):

  • The Ensolyss will teleport to the middle of the arena and stand still and will poison the whole area, save for a small safe zone in the middle. Nightmare Hallucinations will spawn on the edges and dash across the safe area, damaging and knocking back players who get hit. Nightmare Hallucinations minions will also continuously spawn and attack players.
Stolen skills

Story version[edit]

  • Evolves Rapidly
  • Gains more skills and attacks, as well as a bigger frame over time.

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  • Evolves rapidly into new forms and gains new skills and attacks depending on which stage of evolution it is in. Retains skills from previous evolution stages.

(Stage One: No weapon)

  • Tail Whip - Ensolyss lashes its tail out in a large area, Launch.png launching all caught in range.
  • Serpent Strike - High-damage melee attack that cleaves; 2 second cast time. It swings in a large arc in the first form.

(Stage Two: Dual swords)

  • Serpent Strike - High-damage melee attack that cleaves; 2 second cast time. Ensolyss performs the typical dual-sword strike animation in this form.
  • Summon Toxic Stalk - Summons a large toxic stalk in the middle of the arena, emitting a large-area field that inflicts Toxic Pollen.png Toxic Pollen.
  • Summon Minion - Summons several members of the Toxic Alliance.
  • Sword Dance[verification requested] - Swings his swords around and turns around at 90 degree intervals

(Stage Three: Staff)

  • Summon Toxic Stalks - Summons a ring of toxic stalks surrounding the center of the arena, emitting a small-area field that inflicts Toxic Pollen.png Toxic Pollen.


I am awake.
I am alone.
I see you.
I am aware.
You are a present for my becoming.
I will not be destroyed by such as you. (At 75% health)
No! I cannot be the last of my kind. (At 25% health)



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