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Shadow Key
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TooltipOpens all Shadow Chests and Obsidian Lock Boxes
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Golden Lock BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsGolden Lock BoxGolden Lock BoxDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions133.33*1/3 (33.33%)
Arch WyvernArch WyvernArch WyvernOld-gen console version3DS version175% 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 (Golden Chests, Water Chests or Biome Chests), or from Golden Lock BoxesDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions found in Dungeon and Stockade Crates. On the 3DS3DS version version, it has a 75% chance to drop from Arch Wyverns.