Golden Key

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Golden Key
  • Golden Key item spriteold Golden Key item sprite
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TooltipOpens one locked Gold Chest or Lock Box Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Opens one Gold Chest Old-gen console version3DS version
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Research3 required
Dropped by Dropped by

Golden Keys are required to unlock the Locked Gold Chests found in the Dungeon, and Golden Lock BoxesDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions obtained by fishing in the Dungeon. A Golden Key is consumed upon use, so unlocking each Gold Chest will require an additional key.

Golden Keys can be acquired by:

  • Finding one in an unlocked normal Chest in the Dungeon.
  • Killing a Dungeon Slime (100% chance).
  • Killing any other Dungeon enemy (1/65 chance).
  • Breaking a Pot in the Dungeon (1/40 chance).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the Mobile version Mobile version, to open a Gold Chest, the player must have a Golden Key in the inventory, and tap on a locked Gold Chest.
  • It is possible to obtain a Golden Key before defeating Skeletron when a Chest spawns in the Dungeon entrance.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

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Dungeon Heist • “Steal a key from the dungeon's undead denizens, and unlock one of their precious golden chests.”
Unlock your first Gold Chest within the Dungeon. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.1: Increased chance of getting Golden Keys from Dungeon enemies (1/75 to 1/65) and from Pots (1/45 to 1/40).