Opening muddy chests

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: This method takes place inside the Wilderness, which means you should not bring in any items you are not prepared to lose.
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Opening muddy chests
RequirementsOpening muddy chests.png
Skills
96 Summoning
30 Magic (Highly recommended)
Items

Ring of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth Pack yak pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack yak pouchPack yak pouch

Muddy key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Muddy keyMuddy key
Quest
None
Other
None
Results
ProfitROIExperience gained
16,776,605240.73%None
Inputs (6,968,969)Outputs (23,745,574)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Pack yak pouch.pngPack yak pouch14,069
Muddy key.pngMuddy key8506,964,900
ItemQuantityGE Price
Crystal key.pngCrystal key13.6197,010
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword341,948,370
Blood rune.pngBlood rune1,8002,313,000
Bloodweed seed 5.pngBloodweed seed749,156,908
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff74297,480
Coins 10000.pngCoins5,700,0005,700,000
Adrenaline crystal.pngAdrenaline crystal6.3853,639
Fremennik equipment patch.pngFremennik equipment patch6.38142,003
Wilderness hilt.pngWilderness hilt0.532,123
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.pngAncient warriors' equipment patch0.33,905,042

Starting your run, teleport to the Lava Maze with 28 muddy keys in your inventory, and 30 keys in your pack yak, along with a ring of Wealth equipped. Enter the maze, slashing the webs apart and avoiding the black knights and hill giants, and make your way to the muddy chest at the end. Avoid the lesser demons inside the muddy chest area if they are aggressive. When finished, return through the maze. Run to the nearest cape seller to the west of the Lava Maze and refill your yak and inventory with keys using a preset. Sometimes a roaming banker will be within sight when you leave the maze so use this bank when possible.
Be wary as your first used key can drop items on the floor. Use Bladed dive with mobile to optimise your running time.

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Opening muddy chests without a Beast of Burden
RequirementsOpening muddy chests.png
Skills
Combat (reasonably high)
25 Prayer recommended
30 Magic recommended
Items
Muddy key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Muddy keyMuddy key
Quest
None
Other
None
Results
ProfitROIExperience gained
5,419,608236.22%None
Inputs (2,294,320)Outputs (7,713,928)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Muddy key.pngMuddy key2802,294,320
ItemQuantityGE Price
Crystal key.pngCrystal key4.4864,897
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword6.72385,090
Blood rune.pngBlood rune593762,005
Bloodweed seed 5.pngBloodweed seed24.43,019,305
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff24.498,088
Coins 10000.pngCoins1,877,6471,877,647
Adrenaline crystal.pngAdrenaline crystal2.117,669
Fremennik equipment patch.pngFremennik equipment patch2.146,778
Wilderness hilt.pngWilderness hilt0.1710,600
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.pngAncient warriors' equipment patch0.111,431,849

Make your way to the Lava Maze either (by running, using teleports or using the canoe) with 28 muddy keys. If you can use a Beast of Burden this will increase your GP/hour.
Slash the webs apart and avoid the black knights and hill giants, and make your way to the muddy chest at the end. Avoid the lesser demons inside the muddy chest area if they are aggressive. Run to the nearest cape seller/ banker to the west of the Lava Maze and refill your inventory with keys using a preset. Sometimes a roaming banker will be within sight when you leave the maze so use this bank when possible.
Be wary as your first used key can drop items on the floor. Use Surge (with mobile) if you have them to optimise your running time. Players will have no problems making 10 trips per hour if using surge and this is possible if paying close attention without it. When finished, you will have to navigate the wilderness to level 20 before you can teleport out.

Located in the centre of the Lava Maze, the muddy chest contains various rewards. Opening it consumes a muddy key. It is the free-to-play version of a Crystal chest.

Muddy keys have a buying limit of 100 on the Grand Exchange, but they are relatively easy to buy since they have a high trade volume.