Black Lion Chest

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Black Lion Chest

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Updated for the new year! 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. Preview available.

— In-game description

A Black Lion Chest is a container that, when used with a Black Lion Chest Key, usually yields four or more items. 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.

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 chest—Battle-Hardened Chest

Each Black Lion Chest contains four items: a seasonal item, at least 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 0.307
Transmutation Charge (item).png Transmutation Charge 0.278
Large Crafting Bag.png Large Crafting Bag 0.159
Heavy Crafting Bag.png Heavy Crafting Bag 0.153
Seasonal Item 0.153
Teleport to Friend.png Teleport to Friend 0.148
Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap.png Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap 0.142
Rare Item 0.125
Black Lion Statuette.png Black Lion Statuette 0.114
Upgrade Extractor.png Upgrade Extractor 0.102
Revive Orb.png Revive Orb 0.097
Black Lion Miniature Claim Ticket.png Black Lion Miniature Claim Ticket 0.074
Guaranteed Armor Unlock.png Guaranteed Armor Unlock 0.074
Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock.png Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock 0.068
Self-Style Hair Kit.png Self-Style Hair Kit 0.068
Toy Mini Egg.png Toy Mini Egg 0.063
Tyrian Exchange Voucher.png Tyrian Exchange Voucher 0.063
Guaranteed Weapon Unlock.png Guaranteed Weapon Unlock 0.051
Metabolic Primer.png Metabolic Primer 0.04
Utility Primer.png Utility Primer 0.04
Black Lion Commemorative Coin.png Black Lion Commemorative Coin 0.034
Uncommon Item 0.034
Black Lion Lockbreaker Kit.png Black Lion Lockbreaker Kit 0.017
Super Rare Item 0
  • Opening a chest previously yielded you with Copper coin, up until the January 21, 2014 update.
  • If the chest would have granted you a Wardrobe Unlock account-bound upgrade you already possess you will be granted Black Lion Keys instead; as well as being prompted with the red message 'Duplicate, account-bound unlock detected. Item has been replaced with free keys.'[1]
  • Until the update on November 1, 2016, three non-seasonal items (such as Trick or Treat Bag or Lucky Envelopes) were guaranteed.
    • Chest drop tables were 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 LWS3 Episode 6 update removed Tomes of Knowledge and Unidentified Dyes from rotation. The Black Lion Booster and Mystic Forge Stones were added as Common Drops. These were later removed as of 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.


Original window appearance.

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