Ornate Chest

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An artifact which may contain other artifacts.


An Ornate Chest is a Structure found in the Labyrinth biome of the Ruins. Ornate Chests are usually surrounded by Dangling Depth Dweller webbing.

Ornate Chests do not drop anything when destroyed.

Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability Quantity
Bat Bat.png 5% 30%-50% 1
Fire Staff.png or Ice Staff.png or PickSlashAxe.png 5% 30%-50% 1
Orange Gem.png or Yellow Gem.png or Green Gem.png 7% N/A 1
Thulecite.png 10% N/A 1-3
Red Gem.png or Blue Gem.png or Purple Gem.png 15% N/A 1-2
Nightmare Fuel.png 20% N/A 1-3
Thulecite Fragments.png 20% N/A 2-4
Football Helmet.png or Log Suit.png 20% 33%-80% 1
Spear.png 20% 33%-80% 1


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Opening an Ornate Chest has a 66% chance to trigger a random effect out of five possibilities. The type of trap is determined randomly, but changes each time the game is reloaded. Each Ornate Chest can only trigger a trap once. After the Ruins are reset in Don't Starve Together all Ornate Chests will again have a 66% chance to trigger a trap:

Ornate Chest traps
Trap Effect Amount Notes
Sanity Meter.png Sanity Trap Raises or lowers the player's Sanity -20 to +20
Health Meter.png Health Trap Raises or lowers the player's Health 0 to +20 Cannot kill the player. Code comment reads "Changes health (For the better! We don't want the player to die from this)"
Hunger Meter.png Hunger Trap Raises or lowers the player's Hunger -20 to +20
Terrorbeak.png Monster Trap Spawns Dangling Depth Dweller.png or Terrorbeak.png 1-3
Backpack.png Inventory Trap Raises or lowers the durability or spoilage of a random item in the player's Inventory -20% to +20% This may lead to unorthodox percentages on tools or armor.

Large Ornate Chest

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My, what magnificent horns you have!


A Large Ornate Chest spawns when the Ancient Guardian is killed. This chest contains substantially more loot than its smaller counterpart. Each item in the pool has a chance to appear individually.

Large Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability (%) Quantity
Thulecite Crown.png 33% 33-80 1
Thulecite Suit.png 33% 33-80 1
Thulecite Club.png or The Lazy Explorer.png or Star Caller's Staff.png 25% 33-80 1
Fire Staff.png or Ice Staff.png or Telelocator Staff.png or PickSlashAxe.png 50% 33-80 1
Thulecite.png 75% N/A 7-14
Thulecite Fragments.png 50% N/A 7-14
Nightmare Fuel.png 75% N/A 5-10
Red Gem.png or Blue Gem.png or Purple Gem.png 66% N/A 3-6
Green Gem.png or Yellow Gem.png or Orange Gem.png 45% N/A 3-6
Gears.png 33% N/A 3-6
Seed of Ruin.png 100% N/A N/A

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In the Shipwrecked DLC, Ornate Chests have a chance to randomly be dug in X Marks the Spot locations, with no items in it.

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  • The name "pandoraschest" is a reference to the Greek myth of Pandora's box, a box that contained all the evils in the world. The fact that the chest can spawn Terrorbeaks and Dangling Depth Dwellers when opened is likely a reference to this.
  • In DST, the Large Ornate Chest's drops were improved in the March 2022 QoL update.

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