Dungeoneering keys

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Dungeoneering keys are items which can be used to unlock certain doors in Daemonheim while training the skill Dungeoneering. The types of keys available are differentiated between by the shape and colour. The dungeon boss can be behind a key-locked door. Often the keys unlock doors on a side of the dungeon opposite that of where it is picked up. However, it is common for the key and its corresponding door lock to be in the same room. Keys are very often picked up to unlock doors to rooms for the room bonus at the completion of a dungeon. It is a good idea to pick up all keys to achieve maximum Dungeoneering experience.

There are 63 keys in total. The gold shield key was removed from the game shortly after the release of the skill.

Since the Keybag update the keys themselves are unobtainable in their item form, as they go straight into the bag upon being picked up. Thus, if a key is picked up, it's immediately available for all party members to use.

Whenever a key is found, a brown message appears in the party's chatboxes, saying "Your party found a key: <Colour> [shape] key."

Key varieties[edit | edit source]

Corner Crescent Diamond Pentagon Triangle Rectangle Shield Wedge
Blue Blue corner key.png Blue crescent key.png Blue diamond key.png Blue pentagon key.png Blue triangle key.png Blue rectangle key.png Blue shield key.png Blue wedge key.png
Crimson Crimson corner key.png Crimson crescent key.png Crimson diamond key.png Crimson pentagon key.png Crimson triangle key.png Crimson rectangle key.png Crimson shield key.png Crimson wedge key.png
Gold Gold corner key.png Gold crescent key.png Gold diamond key.png Gold pentagon key.png Gold triangle key.png Gold rectangle key.png Gold shield key.png[1] Gold wedge key.png
Green Green corner key.png Green crescent key.png Green diamond key.png Green pentagon key.png Green triangle key.png Green rectangle key.png Green shield key.png Green wedge key.png
Orange Orange corner key.png Orange crescent key.png Orange diamond key.png Orange pentagon key.png Orange triangle key.png Orange rectangle key.png Orange shield key.png Orange wedge key.png
Purple Purple corner key.png Purple crescent key.png Purple diamond key.png Purple pentagon key.png Purple triangle key.png Purple rectangle key.png Purple shield key.png Purple wedge key.png
Silver Silver corner key.png Silver crescent key.png Silver diamond key.png Silver pentagon key.png Silver triangle key.png Silver rectangle key.png Silver shield key.png Silver wedge key.png
Yellow Yellow corner key.png Yellow crescent key.png Yellow diamond key.png Yellow pentagon key.png Yellow triangle key.png Yellow rectangle key.png Yellow shield key.png Yellow wedge key.png
  1. ^ Does not exist any more.

Key abbreviations[edit | edit source]

Within the dungeon's the names of the different keys are often abbreviated. To form a key abbreviation state the colour first then the shape; e.g. crimson corner would be cco or crco.

Key Colour Abbreviation(s)
Crimson cr, c
Gold go
Yellow y
Purple p, pu
Silver s, si
Green gr
Orange o, or
Blue b, bl
Key Type Abbreviation(s)
Shield sh, s
Corner co, corn
Crescent cr
Wedge w, we
Diamond d, di
Triangle t, tr
Pentagon p
Rectangle r, re

Avoid saying "g" for colour or "c" for shape as they can be confused between the gold/green colours and corner/crescent shapes respectively.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • Loot beams no longer remain on a Dungeoneering key after another player in the group has taken the key.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Clicking on a key door after killing all monsters in a Dungeoneering room no longer triggers the message that the door will not be unlocked until all guardians have been slain.
    • Spells no longer disappear from the spellbook in Dungeoneering, when opening the interface for Dungeoneering keys.
  • patch 14 June 2011 (Update):
    • Dungeon triangle keys are no longer sat too high in the player's inventory.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The gold rectangle key originally looked completely different from the other rectangle keys. This is no longer the case.
  • At one point, the corner keys had a bug where some of them appeared to have grey filling around the edge of their shapes. This has not been fixed.
  • Dungeoneering keys in Fremennik Sagas remain as items in inventory.