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Biome Keys
  • Jungle Key.png Corruption Key.png Crimson Key.png Hallowed Key.png Frozen Key.png
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Statistics
TypeKey
RarityRarity level: 8
For tips on obtaining Key Molds, see Guide:Farming Biome Keys or Key Molds.

Biome Keys are Hardmode items used to open the Biome Chests in the Dungeon. Opening a chest consumes the key. Though unusable until Plantera is defeated, they can be dropped at any time during Hardmode. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, each key has a 0.04% (1/2500) chance of dropping from an enemy in the key's respective biome. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version, they are not dropped directly and must be crafted from Biome Key Molds.

Any enemy in the biome that will drop coins when killed can drop the key, not just biome-exclusive enemies. Keys cannot be dropped by Meteor Heads, enemies spawned by a statue, critters, or any enemy spawned by a Celestial PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version in the Lunar EventsDesktop VersionConsole Version. Additionally, enemies in hybrid biomes have a chance to drop any key from their composite biomes. The biome is determined by which biome the player currently is in, not the enemy killed.

Desktop VersionConsole Version Any Biome Key dropped prior to defeating Plantera will display the tooltip "It has been cursed by a powerful Jungle creature" and will be unable to open its respective chest until Plantera is defeated. However, cursed keys are usable in worlds where Plantera has already been defeated.

Types[edit | edit source]

Jungle Key
  • Jungle Key item sprite
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Statistics
TypeKey
TooltipUnlocks a Jungle Chest in the dungeon
RarityRarity level: 8
Corruption Key
  • Corruption Key item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeKey
TooltipUnlocks a Corruption Chest in the dungeon
RarityRarity level: 8
Crimson Key
  • Crimson Key item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeKey
TooltipUnlocks a Crimson Chest in the dungeon
RarityRarity level: 8
Hallowed Key
  • Hallowed Key item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeKey
TooltipUnlocks a Hallowed Chest in the dungeon
RarityRarity level: 8
Frozen Key
  • Frozen Key item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeKey
TooltipUnlocks a Frozen Chest in the dungeon
RarityRarity level: 8

Biome Chests[edit | edit source]

Key Opens Contains
Jungle KeyJungle Key Jungle ChestJungle Chest Piranha GunPiranha Gun
Corruption KeyCorruption Key Corruption ChestCorruption Chest Scourge of the CorruptorScourge of the Corruptor
Crimson KeyCrimson Key Crimson ChestCrimson Chest Vampire KnivesVampire Knives
Hallowed KeyHallowed Key Hallowed ChestHallowed Chest Rainbow GunRainbow Gun
Frozen KeyFrozen Key Frozen ChestFrozen Chest Staff of the Frost HydraStaff of the Frost Hydra

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Big Booty.png
Big Booty • "Unlock one of the dungeon's large, mysterious chests with a special key."
Open your first Biome Chest. Desktop VersionConsole Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Spawning King Slime and defeating him in the respective biome is an efficient way to farm for the Keys/Key Molds.
  • Defeating enemies during the Solar Eclipse event is another efficient way to farm for keys.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • No longer requires Key Molds; Biome Keys drop from enemies again.
    • No longer drops from Meteor Heads.
    • Can no longer open a Biome Chest until Plantera is defeated.
  • Desktop 1.2.1: No longer drops from enemies, instead crafted with a mold dropped in the same way.