Golden Key

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Golden Key
Golden Key inventory icon
Type Key
Max stack 99
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Tooltip Opens one Gold or Dungeon Chest
Internal Item ID: 327

Golden Keys are found in the Dungeon. They are required to unlock the locked Gold Chests found there. Golden Keys are consumed upon use, so each Gold Chest will require another Golden Key each to unlock it. Multiple Golden Keys can be stacked in a single Inventory slot.

This is different from the Shadow Key, which is not consumed upon use, opens unlimited Shadow Chests, and can not be stacked.

Golden Keys can be acquired in 5 ways:

  1. Finding one in an unlocked, normal Chest in the Dungeon
  2. Finding one in an unlocked, Living Wood Chest inside a Living Tree.
  3. Killing a Dungeon Slime
  4. Killing another Dungeon monster (1/65 chance)
  5. Breaking a pot in the Dungeon (1/40 chance)


  • 1.2: Can now be found in Living Wood Chests. No longer needed to open chests found on Floating Islands.
  • 1.1: Chance of getting golden keys from dungeon monsters and pots increased: 1/75 to 1/65 and 1/45 to 1/40, respectively
  • 1.0.6: Introduced.
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