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Chests are objects that can contain pickups, items, guns, and more. Chests are always found in treasure rooms, but can also be found upon completing a room, using certain shrines, completing one of Winchester's games, or in secret rooms.

Chests can be found locked or unlocked; locked chests need a key to be unlocked, while unlocked chests can be opened for free. Chests found in treasure rooms are always locked, and always contain an item or gun.

On every floor, one treasure room chest will contain a gun while the other will contain an item. This does not affect drops from destroyed chests, meaning a chest that would normally have an item can drop a gun when destroyed.

Upon entering a room with a chest, there is a random chance that a fuse will appear by the chest. If the chest is not opened within a short period of time, it will explode, leaving behind nothing. Any weapon that can spray a liquid can douse the fuse and stop it from exploding.

Chests can be destroyed by shooting them. This will often cause them to drop inferior loot, such as pickups or Junk. They may instead explode, damaging the player if they are too close. Destroyed chests have a 60% chance to drop Junk if the player has no keys, and this chance increases to 72% if the player is holding at least one key.

Chests can rarely be replaced by Mimics.

The order of chest rarity and quality of items inside from worst to best is:

1. Brown D Quality Item.png
2. Blue C Quality Item.png
3. Green B Quality Item.png
4. Red A Quality Item.png
5. Black 1S Quality Item.png
6. Rainbow

Brown chests can contain various pickups in addition to an item or gun.

Specifically, Blue ( C Quality Item.png ) chests have an extremely high chance of dropping items, over any other type of collectible.

Quality Frequency[edit | edit source]

Each floor has different chances for different chest qualities, with chances for higher quality chests increasing on later floors. This does not account for magnificence.

Floor D Quality Item.png C Quality Item.png B Quality Item.png A Quality Item.png 1S Quality Item.png
1/2/Oub 10% 37% 40% 9% 4%
3/Abbey 10% 22% 50% 12.5% 5.5%
4 2% 20% 50% 20% 8%
5 0% 10% 42.5% 35% 12.5%

Synergy Chests[edit | edit source]

Synergy Chest.png

Synergy chests are special chests added in the Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Update. Upon opening them, they will either turn red or blue. If they turn red, they will drop a random item or gun. If they turn blue, they will drop an item or gun that completes a Synergy.png synergy. The quality of the item or gun will be random, whether or not it completes a synergy.

Synergy chests will appear randomly in the place of regular chests, and will always have a fuse. They can also be purchased from Synergrace.

Synergy chests cannot be mimics, even if the player is holding the Mimic Tooth Necklace. Synergy chests can, however, be glitched or rainbow.

Rat Chests[edit | edit source]

Rat Chest.png

Rat chests are special chests in the Resourceful Rat's Lair that can only be opened using keys dropped by the Resourceful Rat during the Punch-Out phase of his fight. Four rat chests always appear in the loot room after the fight, containing Elimentaler, Partially-Eaten Cheese, Resourceful Sack, and Rat Boots. Collecting all four items transforms the player character into the Resourceful Rat (changes the skin of the character while the 4 items are held). If the player already has a rat chest item but opens the corresponding rat chest, it will give the player a random gun or item.

It is possible for rat chests to be mimics, though not by holding the Mimic Tooth Necklace, which has no effect, other than bringing out a local mimic union member NPC to warn you that there are simply too many chests in the room and they couldn't agree to that deal.

Rat Chests cannot be opened with AKEY-47 or Shelleton Key, but they can be opened with Trusty Lockpicks.

Switch They can also be opened with Drill.

If the Resourceful Rat is killed with one player dead in co-op, all the chests can be opened without the use of a key. This does not revive the other player.

Rainbow Chests[edit | edit source]

Rainbow Chest.png

Rainbow chests have a 0.0333% chance to replace a regular chest. Chests found upon clearing a room have a 0.001% chance to become a rainbow chest in addition to the normal 0.0333% chance. Rainbow chests also have a chance to disguise themselves as brown chests, only revealing themselves once opened, broken, or shot with a weapon that leaves water/goop.

Rainbow chests are never locked. However, they can be locked when they appear as a brown chest.

Rainbow chests contain 8 items and/or guns, which consist of approximately 15% 1S Quality Item.png, 54% A Quality Item.png and 31% B Quality Item.png. They can also transform into synergy chests upon being opened, containing 8 items and/or guns that synergize with items/weapons currently held, similar to an actual synergy chest.

Glitch Chests[edit | edit source]

Fight screen of the glitch boss after opening the chest and entering the boss room.

Glitch chests have a 0.1% chance to appear, and they can only appear in the Keep of the Lead Lord, Gungeon Proper, and Black Powder Mine after the Beholster has been killed at least once and the player has entered the Gungeon more than 10 times.

Opening a glitched chest takes the player to a glitched version of the next floor that contains nothing but a boss room with two glitched Beholsters. Defeating the bosses rewards the player with normal boss rewards in addition to 7 guns or items and numerous pickups.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Getting killed by any enemy during the glitched boss fight will result in the death screen showing glitched text in place of the name of what killed you.
  • Before the Advanced Gungeons and Draguns update, holding the Mimic Tooth Necklace would turn a glitch chest into a green chest Mimic and render it impossible to reach the glitched floor.
  • If playing co-op and one of the players is dead, the glitch chest will bring the dead player back to life and send the players to the glitched floor.
  • The Tailor can still appear in the elevator shaft on glitched floors.
  • All of the pedestals dropped after the fight will hold guns unless the player either throws an empty gun and picks it back up or acquires a new gun on the current floor before the bosses are killed (for example by using Lament Configurum).

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