Ashen Chest

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The Ashen Chest is a type of a Container Chest and treasure in Sea of Thieves. They are normally found locked, requiring an Ashen Key to gain access to the three treasures inside. Every chest contains a guaranteed Ashen Tome. The chests can be sold locked or unlocked for 5 Doubloons to the Bilge Rats or Sovereigns for Doubloons, or to the Reaper's Bones for Reputation and Doubloons.

The Glyphs glow at night.
An Emergent Ashen Guardian.


An opened Ashen Chest acts identically to other Container Chests, allowing the player to transport three small treasures inside.

A locked Ashen Chest can be unlocked using an Ashen Key which can be found from the following sources:

Where to find

Ashen Chests can be found from the following sources:


Treasure Pool

Every Ashen Chest opened with an Ashen Key will reveal three small treasures:

Ashen Chests received as rewards for an Ashen Lord encounter will already be unlocked and are more similar to Collector's Chests in that they have a small amount of gold and 0-3 treasure items inside. The treasure itself can be anything from the regular Ashen Treasure pool.

Selling Ashen Chests

Ashen Chests can be sold locked and unlocked to:

The following is the reward chart for sold Ashen Chests (only applicable when selling to the Reaper's Bones):

Emissary Grade Doubloons Emissary Value
No Emissary Doubloons 0
I Doubloons 540
II Doubloons 718.2
III Doubloons 901.8
IV 10 Doubloons 1080
V 12 Doubloons 1350



  • The Skeleton Runes on the chest translate as follows: Flame and Resurrection


Plundered Prizes emblem.png
Plundered PrizesSell 600 of any Trading Company items while flying the Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
  • Grade I: 120
  • Grade II: 240
  • Grade III: 360
  • Grade IV: 480
  • Grade V: 600
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Dawn Hunter instruments for purchase at Grade I, the Dawn Hunter equipment for purchase at Grade II, the Dawn Hunter clothing and vanity for purchase at Grade III, the Dawn Hunter weapons for purchase at Grade IV, the Dawn Hunter ship set for purchase at Grade V.
Fearless Reaper emblem.png
Fearless ReaperSell 320 of any Trading Company items while flying a Grade 5 Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 240
  • Grade V: 320
Ash Money emblem.png
Ash MoneySell an Ashen Chest.+10 Doubloons
Ashen Haul emblem.png
Ashen HaulOpen 5 Ashen Chests.+10 Doubloons
Ashen Trove emblem.png
Ashen TroveOpen 10 Ashen Chests.+20 Doubloons
Ashen Hoard emblem.png
Ashen HoardOpen 30 Ashen Chests.+30 Doubloons
Tome Raider emblem.png
Tome RaiderOpen a stolen Ashen Chest.
High Seas only
+10 Doubloons

Pirate Chat Wheel

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel for the Ashen Chest:

Ashen Chest Wheel.png

Patch history

  • 2.6.1 (September 1, 2022)
    • Players will no longer be able to delete items that are placed inside Ashen Chests while holding another Captain’s Logbook.
  • 2.4.1 (January 20, 2022)
    • Taking items from an Ashen Chest while holding a Map Bundle should no longer cause the items to disappear.