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Chest Key

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Chest Key

FEMN Chest Key.png
Artwork of a chest key from the TCG.

Opens a treasure chest.



First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

The Chest Key (Japanese: 宝のカギ Treasure Key) is a fairly common item in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing in Mystery of the Emblem, having appeared in every game from Thracia 776 onward with the exception of Shadow Dragon and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It allows any unit to open chests, when normally, only thieves can do so. Their durability and price changes according to the game; the Chest Key has ranged from a single-use item to having 20 uses.


Game Icon Uses Worth Effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 chest key.png 1 500 Used to open a single chest.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 chest key.png 20 6,000 Used to open chests.
The Binding Blade Is gba chest key.png 5 1,500 Used to open chests.
Fire Emblem Is gba chest key.png 1-5 300-1,500 Used to open chests.
The Sacred Stones Is gba chest key.png 1 300 Used to open a single chest.
Path of Radiance Is gcn chest key.png 2 600 Used to open chests.
Radiant Dawn Is wii chest key.png 2 100 Used to open chests.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds chest key.png 1 300 Used to open a single chest.
Awakening Is 3ds chest key.png 1 300 Used to open a single chest.
Fates Is 3ds chest key.png 1 0 Used to open a single chest.


Mystery of the Emblem

Vendor Book 1: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 21

Thracia 776

Inventory Machyua

The Binding Blade

Steal from Chapter 6, enemy ??? • Chapter 8, enemy Knight (×2)
Treasure Chapter 12x, chest
Vendor Chapter 7Chapter 11 (Northern route)Chapter 11 (Western route)Chapter 15Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Ilia route)Chapter 21

Fire Emblem

Inventory Hector's story: Legault (×2)
Secret Shop Eliwood's story: Chapter 19*Chapter 21*
Hector's story: Chapter 20*Chapter 22*

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 3, enemy BrigandChapter 5x, enemy Mage, enemy FighterChapter 9 (Ephraim's route), enemy MageChapter 11 (Eirika's route), enemy Bonewalker (×3) • Chapter 14 (Eirika's route), enemy KnightChapter 14 (Ephraim's route), enemy ShamanChapter 16, enemy Druid*, enemy Shaman*Final Chapter, enemy Wight
Vendor Port KirisBethroen

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 7, enemy Soldier (×2) • Chapter 10, enemy Soldier, enemy Archer (×2) • Chapter 16, enemy Soldier*, enemy Halberdier*Chapter 22, enemy Warrior, enemy SwordmasterChapter 27 (pt. 1), enemy Sniper

Radiant Dawn

Dropped by Part 1: Chapter 2, enemy SoldierChapter 4, enemy TigerFinal Chapter, enemy Soldier
Part 4: Chapter 4, enemy Warrior
Steal from Part 1: Chapter 4, enemy Agony
Bargains Part 4: Chapter 4 (×2)

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by New Archanea War Chronicles episode 1, enemy Knight (×3) • Downloadable episode 1, enemy Barbarian (×2), enemy Myrmidon (×3)


Dropped by Chapter 14, enemy KnightChapter 17, enemy HeroParalogue 1, enemy Thief, enemy ArcherParalogue 16, enemy Sorcerer


This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Hoshido: Chapter 9, enemy OutlawChapter 16, enemy ??? (×4) • Chapter 25, enemy ??? (×3)
Neutral: Chapter 7, enemy Archer, enemy KnightChapter 8, enemy Archer (×2) • Chapter 9, enemy Oni Savage, enemy ArcherChapter 15, enemy Samurai (×2) • Chapter 20, enemy General, enemy Berserker, enemy ??? • Chapter 21, enemy Adventurer, enemy SniperChapter 22, enemy Great Master, enemy Falcon Knight


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Chest Key --
Japanese たからのかぎ
Treasure key
Spanish Llave cofre Chest key
French Clé coffre Chest key
German Truhenschlüssel Chests key
Italian Chiave cassa Case key

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