Loop half of a key

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"Loop" redirects here. For the region within the Wushanko isles see The Loop.
"Key loop" redirects here. For the item found in Moravio's base, see Strange key loop.
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The loop half of a key is an item dropped by numerous NPCs. It is also a reward from various random events, and can be found in the chest in Taverley, the Barrows chest, the gnome restaurant, an evil tree reward, from cremating Vyrewatch, from Kingdom Management and from caskets. The loop half of key may be looted from magpie implings as well as its other half, the tooth half of a key.

The loop half of a key is used with a tooth half of a key to make a crystal key. Doing so will grant you 10 Crafting experience. This is used to unlock the Crystal chest, which contains a dragonstone, and other items.

Before the introduction of the Grand Exchange, both halves of the crystal key sold for the same price, at around 20,000-30,000 coins each. However, with the Grand Exchange, the tooth half of the key was perceived to be rarer than the loop half, and it became more expensive.

The Loop half of a key is confirmed to be on the rare drop table, so a large number of monsters can drop it (a list can be found on the rare drop table article).

After the release of Dragonstone armour, the price of the crystal key skyrocketed due to the high price of the armour.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
BarrowsN/A Reward1Rare[dr 1]N/A
CasketN/A Reward11/128N/A
Columbarium keyN/A Columbarium key(noted)RareN/A
Crystal chestN/A Crystal chest1CommonN/A
Crystal impling jarN/A Reward1CommonN/A
Crystal impling95 Hunter-icon.png1CommonN/A
Gnome RestaurantN/A Reward1RareN/A
Magpie impling jarN/A Reward1RareN/A
Magpie impling65 Hunter-icon.png1RareN/A
Mahogany casketN/A Mahogany casket1RareN/A
Medium parcelN/A Medium parcel1UncommonN/A
Motherlode MawN/A Motherlode Maw1CommonN/A
Mystery boxN/A Reward1Very rareN/A
Oak casketN/A Oak casket1RareN/A
Rare drop table? Multicombat.png1UncommonN/A
Rare drop table? Multicombat.png1RareN/A
Shiny columbarium keyN/A Shiny columbarium key(noted)UncommonN/A
Sorebones49 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (magic)? Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (melee)? Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (ranged)? Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear? Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Teak casketN/A Teak casket1RareN/A
Treasure chest (player-owned port)N/A Reward1RareN/A
Vyrelady98 Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Vyrelord98 Multicombat.png(noted)RareP2P icon.png
Vyrewatch49; 70; 72; 75; 78; 86; 91; 97 Multicombat.png(noted)UnknownP2P icon.png
WingstoneN/A Reward1UncommonN/A
WythienN/A Wythien1RareN/A
  1. ^ There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • Selecting the assemble option on crystal key parts will now auto assemble all key halves in a player's inventory.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When confirming the Loop half of a key from a random event box, it says, "Confirm: Gems" instead something similar (such as a key).
  • The loop looks extremely similar to an ankh in Egyptian culture, the symbol of life.