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A chest is an environmental object that gives coin, equipment, crafting materials, and upgrade components. They are located throughout Tyria and come in different shapes and sizes. Normal chests can be found in fairly easy to reach places.

Rewards chests such as Splendid Chests are more difficult to reach and provide greater rewards. Boss chests often provide the greatest rewards and spawn after the completion of epic meta events that involve many players. Most jumping puzzles have a chest at the end as a reward. Players of any level can open a chest, but can be interrupted if attacked.


Prefixed chests are much less common than normal chests and provide higher value loot and a greater number of items. They will often contain upgrade components. These chests typically act as rewards for a multitude of activities including meta events, jumping puzzles, Explorer achievements, dungeons and Mini-dungeons, and so on. In general, these chests are found in harder to reach areas and specific requirements and provide greater rewards than normal chests. They also reset after a given amount of time, similar to their normal counterparts.

Not all chests are static chests found throughout the world. Whenever killing a creature yields loot of at least rare quality, a small Wooden Chest appears on the ground instead of the sparkling creature's body. A chest containing the Skritt Burglar can randomly appear in a number of locations all over Tyria.

For a complete list of the types of chests that exist in Tyria, see Category:Chests.

Boss chest[edit]

Boss chests provide up to 5 rewards of various quality. An example would be the Dragon Chest after the Shatterer and Tequatl the Sunless events. These contain one universal upgrade, jewels, and equipment.

Players will receive a Bonus Chest after defeating a mega world boss.

Bonus chest[edit]

After completing certain events, characters level 39 and above will receive a bonus chest, alternatively called bouncy chest,[1][2] with an item of rare or exotic quality, in addition to being able to loot a boss chest. These items will appear with a chest icon in the lower-right portion of your screen. For each event, your account can only receive one such bonus each day. The UI will display up to three unclaimed chests, including the ones from map completion or the daily. If a fourth bonus chest is earned while the first three float in the UI, it will appear after you claim the items from any of the first three. Any additional bonus chests beyond the fourth one will be automatically accepted into your inventory when you change map, exit the game or enter World vs World. Only 20 bonus chests can be in the queue; if a 21st chest enters the queue, chest contents will automatically enter your inventory.

Since the release of Heart of Thorns, most events also have bonus Event Rewards bouncy chest with normal rewards.

Qualifying events[edit]

Event Notes Zone Named drops
Epic bosses
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the shadow behemoth (15) Portals during the pre-event must be destroyed to awake Shadow Behemoth. Queensdale Final Rest, Spirit Links
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy the fire elemental created from chaotic energy fusing with the C.L.E.A.N. 5000's energy core (15) Metrica Province Emberspire, Emberglow, Kodanroar, Atlatl, Coiler
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the great jungle wurm (15) Caledon Forest Wisteria, Wall of Thorns, Peasant's Solution, Soulshard, X7-10 Alpha, Master Blaster, Big Juju
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Slay the Shatterer (50) Blazeridge Steppes Breath of Kralkatorrik, Sentinel's Bane
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat the amber head of the great jungle wurm (55)
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat the cobalt head of the great jungle wurm (55)
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat the crimson head of the great jungle wurm (52)
Part of the Triple Trouble meta event. Bloodtide Coast See: Great Jungle Wurm Chest
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Tequatl the Sunless (65) Sparkfly Fen See: Dragon Chest
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Inquest's golem Mark II (68) Containers must be successfully disabled before the Inquest's Golem Mark II can be summoned. Mount Maelstrom Symbol of the Inquest, Breath of Flame, Magmaton, Windstorm, Coiler, Super Hyperbeam Alpha, Tsunami, Alderune's Last Stand, Droknar's Recurve Bow
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Claw of Jormag (80) Frostgorge Sound Deathwish, Emberspire, Wintersbite,Skybringer
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy the Death-Branded Shatterer (80) Jahai Bluffs Breath of Kralkatorrik, Crystal Infusion of Power, Sentinel's Bane
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat Drakkar (80) Bjora Marches Drakkar's Hoard, Etched weapons
Dragonstorm Instance accessible from Eye of the North Frostsaw of Chilling, Gift of Aurene, Pristine Dragon's Left Eye, Pristine Dragon's Right Eye, Volcanic Stormcaller weapons
Temple bosses
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Risen Priest of Balthazar before it can summon a horde of Risen (75) Straits of Devastation Balthazar's Band
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill the Corrupted High Priestess (78) Malchor's Leap All Seeing, Al'ir'aska
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the possessed statue of Dwayna (79) Malchor's Leap Dwayna's Embrace, Star of Dwayna
Event shield (tango icon).png [Group Event] Cover Keeper Jonez Deadrun as he performs the cleansing ritual (80) Cursed Shore Signet of Grenth
Event cog (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defend the Pact interrupter device while it charges to cleanse the temple (80) Cursed Shore Wisteria, Mojo, Melandru's Bloom, Combustion, Breath of Flame
Event bosses
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill the Svanir shaman chief to break his control over the ice elemental (10) Wayfarer Foothills Atlatl, Eternal Ice, Coldsnap, The Ugly Stick, Avirdanag, Trident of the True Legion, Khrysaor, the Golden Sword
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat Rhendak the Crazed (25) Flame Temple Tombs, accessible by completing Flame Legion Battles. Diessa Plateau Rhendak's Trident, Rhendak's Signet
Event swords (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill the Foulbear chieftain and her elite guards before the ogres can rally (34) Spotter's Waypoint is uncontested while the event runs. Fields of Ruin Foulbear Lucky Feathers, Sam
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat Ulgoth the Modniir and his minions (43) Junction Camp Waypoint is uncontested while the event runs. Harathi Hinterlands Oikoumene, Pillar of Ulgoth, Ulgoth's Tail
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the dredge commissar (50) Part of In Pursuit of Knowledge meta event. Must regain control of camps before Dredge Commissar can appear. Dredgehaunt Cliffs Call of the Commissar, Commissar's Manifesto
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill Admiral Taidha Covington (50) Bloodtide Coast Handheld Disaster, Old Reliable
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the fire shaman and his minions (60) The boss will reset his health to full twice after he has been "killed", so basically you have to kill him three times total. Iron Marches Cinderspire's Tactics, Cinderspire's Rage
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Kill the megadestroyer before it blows everyone up (66) The event spawns after stabilizing the volcano. Mount Maelstrom
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Destroy the Eye of Zhaitan (75) Event chain can take 20-60 minutes to spawn after the pre events are completed and you must kill a difficult Champion Risen Abomination before the final boss Straits of Devastation Circle of Arah, Pendant of Arah
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Karka Queen threatening the settlements (80) Event may start after securing all settlements Southsun Cove
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the legendary giant before the sandstorm dissipates (80) Spawns at the start of the Sandstorm! meta event. Dry Top
Meta event
Event shield (tango icon).png [Group Event] Prevent the centaurs from capturing Nebo Terrace (28) Gendarran Fields
Living Story bosses
Red Boss.png [Group Event] Defeat Scarlet (80) Final event of the Scarlet's Minions Invade! meta event. Awards 2 items. All level 25+ zones except the Ruins of Orr region and Southsun Cove
Red Shield.png [Group Event] Hold the line! (80) Part of the Twisted Marionette Weapon Test meta event. Lornar's Pass



See also[edit]

Zone-specific chests[edit]


  • Dungeon chests used to drop dungeon tokens until they were removed due to exploits.
  • Daily chests with an increased drop rate in exotic and precursor weapons were introduced in the 26 February 2013 update. They included a guaranteed rare or better weapon that was moved to a Bonus Chest in the 26 March 2013 update.

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