Black Lion Chest
Contains a random booster plus two more random items from the Black Lion Trading Company warehouse.
These may include weapon tickets redeemable for unique skins and other rare items not available anywhere else.
— In-game description
A Black Lion Chest is a consumable that, when used with a Black Lion Chest Key, yields three items. Many items within are also available in the Gem Store, though some rare items are exclusive to the chest. Most items are account bound.
When activated, a Black Lion Chest window opens which allows to combine chests and keys to draw items.
Each Black Lion Chest contains 3 randomly selected items. The first lot is always either a booster or, rarely, a booster multi-pack. The other two lots of items are selected at random from the other categories of drops. It is possible to receive two of the same item, including two stacks of the same item, if that item drops in stacks of more than one.
- Armor Booster
- Crafting Booster
- Experience Booster
- Gathering Booster
- Killstreak Experience Booster
- Magic Find Booster
- Rejuvenation Booster
- Speed Booster
- Strength Booster
- WXP Booster
- Booster Multipack
- Bank Access Express
- Instant Repair Canister (1-2)
- Merchant Express
- Revive Orb
- Self-Style Hair Kit
- Total Makeover Kit
- Trading Post Express
- Transmutation Charge
- Custom Arena Time Token (5 or 10) 
- Black Lion Chest Key
- Black Lion Salvage Kit
- Box o' Fun
- Communal Boost Bonfire
- Dye Pack
- Essence of Luck (masterwork)
- Essence of Luck (rare)
- Metabolic Primer
- Scroll of Knowledge
- Tome of Knowledge
- Unidentified Dye (1-2)
- Pink Quaggan Backpack Set
- Quaggan Killer Whale Backpack Set
- Tiger Charr Backpack Set
- Cheetah Charr Backpack Set
- Plush Tybalt Backpack Set
- Mystery Tonic (1-3)
- Unopened Beast Endless Mystery Tonic
- Unopened Forest Endless Mystery Tonic
- Unopened Furniture Endless Mystery Tonic
- Endless Monkey King Tonic (added 29 July 2014)
 Everlasting items
- Permanent Bank Access Contract
- Permanent Black Lion Merchant Contract
- Permanent Trading Post Express Contract
- Permanent Hair Stylist Contract (only 29 July – 12 August 2014)
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u This item can only be obtained by opening chests.
- ^ a b c d e f g The only way to obtain this item is opening chests or purchasing it from the gem shop.
- Opening a chest previously yielded you with 1 , up until the January 21 2014 patch.
- Drop rate research can be viewed here.
- Chest drop tables are often altered during major or seasonal releases, either by adding release-specific categories to the three drop spread or guaranteeing additional items on top of the existing drops.
 The Lost Shores event weekend
- New miniatures
- New weapon skins.
 Halloween 2012
- During Halloween (October 22nd – November 15th, 2012), they had a chance to drop festival-themed weapon skins and shoulder armor skins. These items were unbound on acquire.
- 1 Chain Sword Skin
- 1 Ghastly Grinning Shield Skin
- 1 Greatsaw Greatsword Skin
- 1 Grinning Gourd Rifle Skin
- 1 Scythe Staff Skin
- 1 Severed Dagger Skin
 Wintersday Mystery Box
- Wintersday Dye Kit
- Permanent Hair Stylist Contract
- Winter Warband Festive Mortars
- Winter's Weapon Claim Ticket
- Personalized Wintersday Gift
 Flame and Frost
 The Origins of Madness
The following items were removed from the Black Lion Chest's drop table in The Origins of Madness.
- 1 Karma Booster
- 1 PvP Glory Booster
- 1 Heavy Bag of Coins
- 1 Small Guild Discovery
- 1 Medium Guild Discovery
- 1 Name Change Contract
The following was removed from the Black Lion Chest's drop table in Entanglement (as a bug fix).
 Fourth item
At certain times, the Black Lion Chest has contained a fourth guaranteed drop in addition to the three random drops.
 Specific tonics
Prior to the 25 September 2012 update, every drop included three vials of one of the following tonics: Boar, Blue Moa, Devourer, Eagle, Eagle Raptor, Floater, Golemite, Ice Elemental, Imp, Jackalope, Krait, Minotaur, Plant Wolf, Ooze, Owl, Pig, Pink Moa, Ram, Skale, Snake, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Snow Owl, Stag, Steam Ogre.
- The contents were first updated in the 25 September 2012 update, which added additional items and replaced random tonics with Mystery Tonics and its endless version.
- Self-Style Hair Kit and Total Makeover Kit were added as rare drops in the 3 December 2012 update.
- Prior to the June 3, 2014 update, chests were split into locked and unlocked items. Using a key converted the former into the latter which served as a container.
- Prior to the February 18, 2014 update, unlocked chests were soulbound on acquire. This patch saw this item made account bound at the request of players.