The Golden Key is a key that is used to open locked Gold Chests. Golden Keys are consumed upon use and can only open one locked Gold Chest. The Dungeon Slime is the only monster to drop the Key 100% of the time, and the Key itself can be seen inside the slime. They may also appear as uncommon loot in normal chests, in pots within the Dungeon, and as a drop from some of the skeletons in the dungeon.
- Golden Keys have no value when sold to a Vendor. Since they are one-time use only, it's better off saving it for a golden chest.
- See also: Shadow Key. Unlike the golden key, the Shadow Key can be used infinitely.
- Before 1.2, the Golden Key could also be used to open Chests on Floating Islands.
- Will sometimes not be consumed while opening a Chest.
- Can now be found in normal chests on the dungeon. No longer needed to open chests found on Floating Islands.
- Chance of getting golden keys from dungeon monsters and pots increased: 1/75 to 1/65 and 1/45 to 1/40, respectively.
- Added to the game.