Black Lion Chest

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Black Lion Chest

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Contains a guaranteed item, a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, and 2 common items. Each chest has a chance for an extra rare item, including exclusive skins not available anywhere else. You cannot receive duplicates of any exclusive skins. Preview available.

— In-game description

A Black Lion Chest is a container that, when used with a Black Lion Chest Key, yields four items, with a chance to contain a fifth item. If opened with a Golden Black Lion Chest Key, the fifth item is guaranteed.

Many items within are also available in the Gem Store, though some rare items are exclusive to the chest, and a good portion of the items are Account Bound. Players are able to view the items contained in a Black Lion Chest by right clicking on the Chest and selecting the Preview option. The items within usually change with a major release.

When activated, a Black Lion Chest window opens that allows the player to combine a chest and a key.


  • Rare drop from any open world foe.

Contained in[edit]


For previous contents, see: Black Lion Chest/historical
Black Lion Chests have seasonal content.
Current Black Lion Chest - Reaper's Flail Chest

Each Black Lion Chest contains four items: a seasonal item, one Black Lion Statuette, and two common items. In addition there is a chance at an uncommon, rare or super rare item which will appear as an additional fifth drop.

Guaranteed drops[edit]

Common drops[edit]

Uncommon drops[edit]

Rare drops[edit]

Super rare drops[edit]


  • Drop rate research can be found here.
Item Average number of item received per container opened
Dye Kit 0.471
Transmutation Charge (item).png Transmutation Charge 0.16
Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap.png Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap 0.157
Large Crafting Bag.png Large Crafting Bag 0.155
Heavy Crafting Bag.png Heavy Crafting Bag 0.127
Revive Orb.png Revive Orb 0.123
Black Lion Statuette.png Black Lion Statuette 0.114
Teleport to Friend.png Teleport to Friend 0.109
Seasonal Item 0.098
Uncommon Item 0.085
Black Lion Miniature Claim Ticket.png Black Lion Miniature Claim Ticket 0.083
Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock.png Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock 0.078
Upgrade Extractor.png Upgrade Extractor 0.071
Metabolic Primer.png Metabolic Primer 0.057
Utility Primer.png Utility Primer 0.056
Guaranteed Armor Unlock.png Guaranteed Armor Unlock 0.055
Black Lion Commemorative Coin.png Black Lion Commemorative Coin 0.049
Toy Mini Egg.png Toy Mini Egg 0.046
Black Lion Lockbreaker Kit.png Black Lion Lockbreaker Kit 0.042
Guaranteed Weapon Unlock.png Guaranteed Weapon Unlock 0.042
Tyrian Exchange Voucher.png Tyrian Exchange Voucher 0.042
Rare Item 0.02
Super Rare Item 0.001


Original window appearance.
  • 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.
  • Opening a chest previously yielded you with Copper coin, up until the January 21, 2014 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.
  • Tradeable permanent finishers were added in the 29 September 2015 update. This patch also removed Metabolic Primer, Utility Primer, Large Guild Discovery, and Boost Enchantment Powder from the drop tables. The Metabolic Primer was re-introduced in the March 28, 2017 update as an Uncommon drop.
  • As of the rework in 2016, the window to open the chest now shows the current seasonal item as well as the chest sometimes being a different color. Previously it was just a grey color with no other decorations. Additionally, contents could now be viewed and the chests were given unique names.
  • Until the update on November 1, 2016, three non-seasonal items (such as Trick or Treat Bag or Lucky Envelopes) were guaranteed.
  • The One Path Ends update removed Tomes of Knowledge and Unidentified Dyes from rotation. The Black Lion Booster and Mystic Forge Stones were added as Common Drops but were later removed in the 2017 Wintersday Black Lion Chest update.
  • Significant revisions were made to the regular Black Lion Chest items with updates to the 2017 Wintersday's Glacial Wintersday Chest, that included:
    • The addition of more valuable common items, including dye kits, Upgrade Extractors, and new weapon- and armor-specific wardrobe unlocks.
    • Previously rare weapon skins became uncommon drops and previously super rare weapon skins became rare drops.
  • Notable permanent additions include:
  • Notable removals include:

See also[edit]