Shadow Chest

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Shadow Chest
  • Shadow Chest item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
TypeFurnitureStorageCrafting material
PlaceableYes 2 wide × 2 high
Use time15 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell1000*10 Silver Coin.png
Shadow chests can spawn on the ground close to the underworld. (note: the background below is not the underworld background.)

The Shadow Chest is a storage item found only in The Underworld, generally on top of or within Ruined Houses, and contains rare items. All Shadow Chests are initially locked, requiring a Shadow Key to open. A single Shadow Key will open unlimited Shadow Chests (unlike Golden Keys, which are consumed upon use). Each Shadow Chest contains one high-tier item of Rarity level: 3 rarity, along with other standard Underground loot.

Like all other naturally-occurring Chests, Shadow Chests can be freed with a Pickaxe or Drill after being emptied, and picked up by the player for placement and use elsewhere.

Loot[edit | edit source]

The Shadow Chest always contain one primary item and a few common items.

Primary Items
Dark LanceDark Lance
Flower of FireFlower of Fire
Hellwing BowHellwing BowDesktop VersionConsole Version
DraxDrax Mobile Version3DS version
BrainBrainOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version
% Chance Items Amount
33% 1 in 3 DynamiteDynamite 1
50% 1 in 2 Meteorite BarMeteorite Bar 15-29
Gold BarGold Bar
50% 1 in 2 Hellfire ArrowHellfire Arrow 50-74
Silver BulletSilver Bullet
50% 1 in 2 Lesser Restoration PotionLesser Restoration Potion 15-26
Restoration PotionRestoration Potion
75% 3 in 4 Spelunker PotionSpelunker Potion 1-2
Featherfall PotionFeatherfall Potion
Mana Regeneration PotionMana Regeneration Potion
Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin Potion
Magic Power PotionMagic Power Potion
Invisibility PotionInvisibility Potion
Hunter PotionHunter Potion
Heartreach PotionHeartreach Potion
67% 2 in 3 Gravitation PotionGravitation Potion 1-2
Thorns PotionThorns Potion
Water Walking PotionWater Walking Potion
Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin Potion
Battle PotionBattle Potion
Teleportation PotionTeleportation Potion
Inferno PotionInferno Potion
Lifeforce PotionLifeforce Potion
33% 1 in 3 Recall PotionRecall Potion 1-2
50% 1 in 2 TorchTorch 15-29
50% 1 in 2 Gold CoinGold Coin 2-4

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Shadow Chests can contain potions like Lifeforce or Teleportation Potion, which require Hardmode materials to craft. Looting Shadow Chests effectively makes them available pre-Hardmode.
  • Shadow Chest Mimics will appear as a locked Shadow Chest, rather than an unlocked one, making them harder to spot.
  • Mobile Version3DS version The Drax can be found in Shadow Chests, making it accessible in Pre-Hardmode as well and giving players a significant mining advantage.

History[edit | edit source]