Shadow Key

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Shadow Key
  • Shadow Key item spriteold Shadow Key item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipOpens all Shadow Chests and Obsidian Lock Boxes
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell1 GC75 SC
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Gold ChestGold ChestGold Chest11/3 (33.33%)
Golden Lock BoxGolden Lock BoxGolden Lock Box(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)133.33*1/3 (33.33%)
Arch WyvernArch WyvernArch Wyvern175% (3DS version)
Not to be confused with Key of Night or Ornate Shadow Key.

The Shadow Key is an item used solely to open Shadow Chests found scattered in the Underworld and Obsidian Lock Boxes found from Obsidian and Hellstone Crates. It does not stack and is not consumed upon use; one Shadow Key can be used to open unlimited Shadow Chests. It can be found in Special Chests within the Dungeon (Gold Chests, Water Chests or Biome Chests), or from Golden Lock Boxes(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) found in Dungeon and Stockade Crates. On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, it has a 75% chance to drop from Arch Wyverns.