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Skeleton Key
Skeleton Key Icon
Description Open all the chests in view.
Cooldown 90 seconds
Beating Embryo Effect Increases range of the chest opening, causing it to go offscreen.
Unlock Not Locked
Rarity Use
Pickup Text Open all chests in vision.
Skeleton Key Shipping Details

The Skeleton Key is a use item in Risk of Rain that opens all the chests on the screen.

  • Using this item on a golden chest will unlock the item "Captain's Brooch". Golden chests spawn in the last two levels and are identifiable by their high price and always yield Rare items. One of these chests is found consistently in the Risk of Rain (Level), under the second and third cargo bays.

Shipping Details

Estimated Delivery:
12/01/2056
Sent to:
Merchants Guild
Mercury


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Order Description

:  Open all the chests in view.
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Shipping Method

:  Volatile
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:  Strange artifact. Seems to be made of nano-technology, allowing it to solidify and liquify at will. I have yet to find a lock this key cannot open. Highly illegal I imagine..

Has opened traditional lock and bolt, card readers, eye scanners, dead bolts, chains, zippers, and my phone password.
I expect a hefty sum for this, because otherwise.. well.. your guild will simply become obsolete because of one key.
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TacticsEdit

Try to use it when a lot of chest/ a Golden chest is in vision.

Character SynergiesEdit


Item SynergiesEdit


Due to this item's ability to open all containers and chests on the screen, it synergizes well with Bundle of Fireworks.

TriviaEdit

  • When this item is picked up, it is labeled as "Explorer's Key".
  • This item is a reference to the real life kind of keys which are made to open all locks.
  • This item may also be a reference to the 'Elder Scrolls' series of games, most notably III - Morrowind, IV - Oblivion and V - Skyrim. This is due to the Skeleton Key not only being a divine artifact that functions in the exact same way as it does in Risk of Rain (unbreakable lockpick, but also opens literally anything, physical or not) in these games, but also due to the fact that in Skyrim, the Thieves Guild does indeed mention that in the wrong hands, the Skeleton Key could render the Thieves Guild 'obsolete' ('obsolete' isn't actually said), and without it, the Thieves Guild is running low on luck.
  • The icon itself depicts a key to a warded lock. Such keys are frequently erroneously called skeleton keys.

BugsEdit

  • Sometimes when attempting to open chest just outside of your reach can cause the game to attempt to move said item into your view this results in them getting pulled through any one block thick floor and falling down to the next solid floor, this causes a lot of items to get trapped in places between floors and other places that are unreachable
  • This bug becomes much more prevalent then you have the Command artifact enabled
  • When Command is enabled in multiplayer, a player using this key may often be unable to activate the resulting item box.  Recommended to not be used in multiplayer unless you can trust another player to choose an item for you and let you have it.
  • This bug also seems to affect the final level Risk of Rain more than the others this is due to the multiple level bays in the back with a lot of chests on each floor, extreme caution is advised when using the key on this level
  • Note in the final level Risk of Rain a gold chest that seems to be between walls and unreachable in the level actually has a secret path to it.

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