Treasure Chests are Treasure Items that can be found as Quest objectives, as random spawns on Islands and in Shipwrecks or as rewards for defeating a Skeleton Ship, Megalodon or a Kraken, Skeleton Fleet or Skeleton Fort Event.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
A player can only carry one Treasure Chest at a time and cannot use items or sprint at the same time. When dropped, Treasure Chests will emit a white glint from far away, making them easier to spot. Treasure Chests will float to the top when dropped in Water, however they will start sinking to the bottom after 5 minutes have passed. Chests dropped on land or on the shoreline will stay in-game virtually forever. Untouched Treasure Chests will disappear when an Island respawns. Chests that have been dropped in Deep Waters will disappear after sinking to the bottom. Every chest can be caught with a Ship's Harpoon.
Every basic Treasure Chest has an Ashen and a Shipwrecked version. Ashen Treasure Chests are the Devil's Roar variants of Treasure Chests with an emberlike glow. They are worth twice their original counterpart. Shipwrecked chests can be found either beached on Islands or inside Shipwrecks and have the same value as regular chests, but count towards the Hoarder of Barnacled Gold Commendation.
There are three special chests that have special effects. The Chest of a Thousand Grogs makes the player sway from drunkenness when carried, the Chest of Sorrow will periodically start weeping and flooding a Ship and the Reaper’s Chest that will indicate its location to everyone on the Map Table.
The Box of Wondrous Secrets is an unique Treasure Chest that has a very low chance to appear on the shores of Devil's Roar Islands and can only be turned in to Grace, the NPC outside Morrow's Peak Outpost. Because of this, the Box of Wondrous Secrets does not boost the Reputation of any one Comapny.
Quests[edit | edit source]
Once a player has a Treasure Map or a Riddle Quest, the hidden Treasure Chests must be found and then dug up with a Shovel. Multiple players may dig up one chest, speeding up the process. Regular Voyage and Quest Treasure Chests require around 6 digs to be completely dug up, with Athena's Fortune Voyage Chests requiring around 8 to 10 digs. When a crew member finds a buried chest by hitting the ground in the correct spot, all other crew members are notified of the chest's type and who found it. Sea Dog Chests are Treasure Chests used exclusively in the Sea Dogs Arena. These require only 3 digs and can only be turned in for the Arena Silver Currency.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Most Treasure Chests can be cashed in to the Gold Hoarders Representatives at any Outpost for Gold and Reputation gains with the Company. The Chest of Legends is the exception, as it can be only turned in to the Mysterious Stranger for Athena's Fortune Reputation. The whole crew gets rewarded Gold and Rep equally for turning in a Treasure Chest, with Alliance members receiving half of every Alliance Ship's turn-in.
Gold amounts awarded in exchange for Treasure Chests vary, e.g. the Castaway's Chest can award between 60-130 Gold. Therefore, the Gold gains are approximates from what people have reported.
Chest Types[edit | edit source]
Regular Chests[edit | edit source]
|Castaway's Chest||Light brown, and thoroughly unremarkable. The metal casings are broken and bent|
|Seafarer's Chest||The most common chest, dark brown. Commonly found as a prize on order of the souls voyages.|
|Marauder's Chest||Dark brown, with gold braces.|
|Captain's Chest||Gold and dark wood, with encrusted rubies.|
|Chest of Legends||Sold to the Mysterious Stranger for Athena's Fortune Reputation.|
Ashen Chests[edit | edit source]
|Ashen Castaway's Chest||An orange glowing reskin of the regular chest.|
|Ashen Seafarer's Chest||An orange glowing reskin of the regular chest.|
|Ashen Marauder's Chest||An orange glowing reskin of the regular chest.|
|Ashen Captain's Chest||An orange glowing reskin of the regular chest.|
|Ashen Chest of Legends||An Ashen version of the Chest of Legends.|
Cursed Chests[edit | edit source]
Chests with unique effects and attributes.
|Chest of a Thousand Grogs||Players carrying it will stagger and have blurred vision as they would after drinking Grog. Can be used to refill tankards. Shaped like a Grog barrel, with a jolly friendly face..|
|Chest of Sorrow||Weeps and sobs loudly. Its tears can quickly fill up any ship it is aboard. Blue aesthetic, with a bearded face reminiscent of an ancient sea deity.|
|Chest of Rage||Can overheat and eventually explode setting an area around it ablaze. Can be tamed by buckets of water. Glows red hot with bursting seams and a screaming face on its lid.|
Special Chests[edit | edit source]
|Skeleton Captain's Chest||Can only be obtained from Skeleton Ships. Looks like a shipwrecked version of a Stronghold Chest.|
|Stronghold Chest||Found exclusively in Fortress Vaults in skull forts, it is covered in bones.|
|Box of Wondrous Secrets||Rarest chest in the game, can only be found on Devil's Roar islands. Sold to Grace at Morrow's Peak Outpost.|
Arena Exclusive Chest[edit | edit source]
|Sea Dog Chest||Treasure Chest exclusive to the Sea Dogs Arena.|
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Clever locations to hide Treasure Chests throughout the ship: The Crow's Nest, on the Galleon captain's balcony, against the stairs or walls tucked by barrels on the lower deck, under or in front of the Helm, and on sail cross-beams (access by hopping down to them from the Crow's Nest). Turning off the lanterns below deck can help conceal hidden valuables.