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"Key" redirects here. For other uses, see Key (disambiguation).

Keys are a category of tools, most being used to open locked Chests. Apart from the Shadow Key, all keys are consumed upon use. Biome Keys can only be used once Plantera has been defeated.

Key Source Purpose Notes
Golden KeyGolden Key Various sources, mainly found inside the Dungeon. Opens Gold ChestGold Chests in the Dungeon
Shadow KeyShadow Key Gold ChestGold Chests in the Dungeon. Opens Shadow ChestShadow Chests in the Underworld
Temple KeyTemple Key Dropped from Plantera. Opens the Lihzahrd Door to the Jungle Temple. One drops each time Plantera is defeated.
Jungle KeyJungle Key Hardmode drop in Jungle and Underground Jungle biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Jungle ChestJungle Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Frozen KeyFrozen Key Hardmode drop in Snow or Ice biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Ice ChestIce Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Hallowed KeyHallowed Key Hardmode drop in Hallow and Underground Hallow biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Hallowed ChestHallowed Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Corruption KeyCorruption Key Hardmode drop in Corruption and Underground Corruption biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Corruption ChestCorruption Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Crimson KeyCrimson Key Hardmode drop in Crimson and Underground Crimson biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Crimson ChestCrimson Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Desert KeyDesert Key Hardmode drop in Oasis, Desert, and Underground Desert biomes. Opens the Dungeon's Desert ChestDesert Chest Drop rate is 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%)
Key of LightKey of Light Used to spawn a Hallowed Mimic. Leave as the only item in any chest to spawn the Mimic.
Key of NightKey of Night Used to spawn a Corrupt or Crimson Mimic. Leave as the only item in any chest to spawn the Mimic.
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