Key

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Disambig icon.png This article is about keys to chests. For access keys that activate products on your Guild Wars account, see Access key.

A key is an item that can be used to unlock a chest. With the exception of Lockpicks, keys can be used only once to open chests with a matching name. They can be purchased from merchants, obtained as loot, or (in some cases) obtained from reward trophy collectors (e.g. Equipment Requisitions).

The costs of keys, and the value of the loot they unlock, varies with the difficulty of the region in which they are used. However, the merchant value of chest contents is almost always less than that of the key itself.

Each use of a key costing at least 600Gold contributes one point to the Treasure Hunter title. Luxon and Kurzick Keys which are bought from Faction merchants also count towards the title.

Keys by campaign[edit]

Legend[edit]

  1. Keys for chests drop from foes in the associated explorable areas and missions in normal mode; they can be purchased from merchants in associated outposts.
  2. Faction merchants offer discounts on Luxon and Kurzick keys (480Gold) and Lockpicks (1Platinum 200Gold).
  3. Kurzick Keys and Luxon Keys can also drop from the Echovald Forest foes and the Jade Sea foes, respectively, that spawn in Pongmei Valley, even though only Canthan Chests spawn in Pongmei Valley.
  4. Anomaly Anomaly.Forbidden Keys also drop from the Assassin's and Ritualist's Construct regardless of where they spawn.

Prophecies keys[edit]

Icon Name Cost Used in (Region or location)1
Ascalonian Key.png Ascalonian 50Gold Ascalon
Steel Key.png Steel 80Gold Northern Shiverpeaks
Krytan Key.png Krytan 200Gold Kryta4
Maguuma Key.png Maguuma 300Gold Maguuma Jungle
Elonian Key.png Elonian 450Gold Crystal Desert
(except: Augury Rock)
Shiverpeak Key.png Shiverpeak 600Gold Southern Shiverpeaks
(except: Sorrow's Furnace)
Darkstone Key.png Darkstone 600Gold Ring of Fire Island Chain
Miner's Key.png Miner's 750Gold Sorrow's Furnace

Factions keys[edit]

Icon Name Cost Used in (Region or location)1
Shing Jea Key.png Shing Jea 80Gold Shing Jea Island
Canthan Key.png Canthan 450Gold Kaineng City
(except: Raisu Palace mission and explorable area)
Kurzick Key.png Kurzick2, 3 600Gold Echovald Forest
(except: Urgoz's Warren)
Stoneroot Key.png Stoneroot 1Platinum 250Gold Urgoz's Warren
Luxon Key.png Luxon2, 3 600Gold The Jade Sea
(except: The Deep)
Deep Jade Key.png Deep Jade 1Platinum 250Gold The Deep
Forbidden Key.png Forbidden5 600Gold Raisu Palace
Raisu Palace (explorable area)

Nightfall keys[edit]

Icon Name Cost Used in (Region or location)1, 4
Istani Key.png Istani 80Gold Istan
Kournan Key.png Kournan 450Gold Kourna
Vabbian Key.png Vabbian 600Gold Vabbi
Ancient Elonian Key.png Ancient Elonian 600Gold The Desolation
Margonite Key.png Margonite 750Gold Realm of Torment
(except: Domain of Anguish)
Demonic Key.png Demonic 1Platinum 250Gold Domain of Anguish

Core keys[edit]

Icon Name Cost Used in (Region or location)1
Phantom Key.png Phantom 750Gold The Underworld
Scarred Earth
The Courtyard
The Hall of Heroes
Obsidian Key.png Obsidian 1Platinum 250Gold The Fissure of Woe
Lockpick.png Lockpick2 1Platinum 500Gold Charr Homelands
Depths of Tyria
Far Shiverpeaks
Tarnished Coast
All regions in hard mode
Zaishen Key.png Zaishen Key 5,000 Balthazar faction or
5 Tournament Reward Points or
1 Gold Zaishen Coin Gold Zaishen Coin and 100Gold
The Battle Isles

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