Online:Treasure Chests

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Treasure Chests are large locked containers that can be found across Tamriel. Treasure chests spawn in fixed locations in the world, but each with a random difficulty of lock—ranging from Simple to Master. They typically contain a variety of valuable items and gold.


Unlocking a chest requires at least one lockpick, which themselves can be acquired from the world or bought from General Goods Merchants. Interacting with a chest will open up a lockpicking mini-game where the pins must be aligned in order to open the lock. Alternatively, you can try to force the lock open. The chances of forcing a lock depends on its difficulty, but this chance can be improved by adding points to the Locksmith skill in the Legerdemain skill tree.

Successfully unlocking a chest grants you a small amount of leveled experience, as well as Legerdemain experience. If all the loot is taken, the chest disappears for a short time and eventually respawns.


Treasure Chests can contain the following items:

Skills and Perks[edit]

There are various passive skills related to treasure chests:

  • Locksmith in the Legerdemain skill line — Improves the chances of forcing a lock (10% / 25% / 45% / 70%)
  • Keen Eye: Treasure Chests in the Excavation skill line — Treasure Chests emit a glow when you are close, making them easier to see.
  • Fortune's Favor in the green Craft tree (Champion System) — Increases the amount of gold you find in treasure chests and safeboxes by 10% per stage.
  • Treasure Hunter in the green Craft tree (Champion System) — Increases the quality of items you find in treasure chests.


There are four Achievements related to Treasure Chests.

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Explore Dominion.png Treasure Chest Spotter 5 Loot any 10 Treasure Chests.
ON-icon-achievement-Treasure Chest Seeker.png Treasure Chest Seeker 5 Loot any 50 Treasure Chests.
ON-icon-achievement-Explore Cyrodiil.png Treasure Chest Stalker 5 Loot any 100 Treasure Chests.
ON-icon-achievement-Treasure Chest Hunter.png Treasure Chest Hunter 5 Loot any 1000 Treasure Chests.

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