Treasure Chests

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Disambig.svg This article is about the Treasure Category. For the Container Chest that can store items, see Treasure Chest (container).

Treasure Chests are a range of treasure items in Sea of Thieves that are primarily associated with the Gold Hoarders Gold Hoarders Trading Company.

Mechanics

A player can only carry one Treasure Chest at a time and cannot use items or sprint at the same time. When dropped, Treasure Chests will emit a white glint from far away, making them easier to spot. Treasure Chests will float to the top when dropped in Water, however, they will start sinking to the bottom after 5 minutes have passed. Chests dropped on land or on the shoreline will stay in-game virtually forever. Untouched Treasure Chests will disappear when an island respawns. Chests that have been dropped in Deep Waters will disappear after sinking to the bottom. Every chest can be caught with a Ship's Harpoon.

Every basic Treasure Chest has an Ashen and a Shipwrecked version. Ashen Treasure Chests are the Devil's Roar variants of Treasure Chests with an emberlike glow. They are worth twice their original counterpart. Shipwrecked chests can be found either beached on islands or inside Shipwrecks and have the same value as regular chests, but count towards the Hoarder of Barnacled Gold Commendation. Aside from the regular Chests, there are also two valuable Skeleton Chests - The Skeleton Captain’s Chest and Stronghold Chest - received from various Encounters on the Seas and a single Ghostly Chest, the Chest of the Damned, received from Ghost Captain Ships in Ghost Fleets, as well as the treasury and store room in Sea Forts.

There are three Cursed Treasure Chests that have special effects. The Chest of a Thousand Grogs makes the player sway from drunkenness when carried, the Chest of Sorrow will periodically start weeping and flooding a Ship and the Chest of Rage will heat up and eventually explode if it is not doused with water.

Where to find

Treasure Chests are most commonly dug up from X Marks the Spot Maps, which can be received as singular Quests or as a part of Gold Hoarders Voyages. These Chests need to be dug up with a Shovel. Depending on the difficulty of the Quest, the Chests may need more Shovel Taps to be fully dug up. When a crew member finds a buried chest by hitting the ground in the correct spot, all other crew members are notified of the chest's type and who found it. Singular Chests can also be found lying around or beached on islands or as rewards for completing any encounters on the seas.

Emissary Mechanics

Any Player Crews sailing as Gold Hoarders Emissaries can receive Emissary Grade Reputation for picking up and putting Treasure Chests on their Ship for the first time. This benefit is also applicable for Reaper's Bones Emissaries who gain Emissary Reputation for any Treasure items that they steal. Selling Treasure Chests to the two companies as Emissaries does not give Emissary Grade Reputation, however, Players do receive Emissary Value, which is counted for the respective Company Emissary Ledger leaderboards. The higher the Crew's Emissary Grade, the more Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value they receive for selling Treasure Chests.

Rewards

Treasure Chests can be cashed in to Gold Hoarders Representatives at any Outpost for Gold and Reputation with the Company. As stated before, Gold Hoarders Emissaries will also receive Emissary Value with the Hoarders for selling the Chests while flying an Emissary Flag. Being an Emissary also increases the Gold and Reputation gains for selling Treasure Chests. Alternatively, Crews can choose to sell any Treasure Chests to the Reaper's Bones Representative at The Reaper's Hideout instead for equal Gold and Emissary Value gains, but less Reputation gains with the Reapers. Treasure Chests also have various achievable Commendations tied to selling them, offering players additional rewards, such as Titles, Doubloons or Reputation.

The following is a table of the multiplicative Rewards for selling Treasure Chests as Graded Emissaries.

Emissary Grade Rewards, Reputation & Emissary Value
Grade 1 Base Reward
Grade 2 +33% Base Reward
Grade 3 +67% Base Reward
Grade 4 +100% Base Reward
Grade 5 +150% Base Reward

When sold, the whole Crew is rewarded with equal amounts of Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value, while Alliance Members will earn half of the Gold and Reputation Gains, but no Emissary Value.

All Treasure Chests have a variable value with the minimum and maximum reported Gold rewards documented in the tables below.

List of Treasure Chests

There are various Types of Treasure Chests with varying values and effects:

Regular & Shipwrecked Chests

Regular Chests and their Shipwrecked sell for the same amount of gold. The Shipwrecked version are visually similar but covered in barnacles and can be found inside Shipwrecks, on Skeleton Ships or submerged off the shores of islands.

Image Treasure Chest Base Gold Reward Base Emissary Value
Castaway's Chest.png Castaway's Chest 60 - 130 Gold 300
Seafarer's Chest.png Seafarer's Chest 140 - 260 Gold 600
Marauder's Chest.png Marauder's Chest 280 - 520 Gold 1,200
Captain's Chest.png Captain's Chest 560 - 1,100 Gold 2,400
Sailor's Chest.png Sailor's Chest 1,000 - 1,050 Gold 3,075
Sea Master's Chest.png Sea Master's Chest 1,500 - 1,550 Gold 4,575
Admiral's Chest.png Admiral's Chest 1,525 - 1,575 Gold 4,650
Baron's Chest.png Baron's Chest 2,000 - 2,050 Gold 6,075
King's Chest.png King's Chest 3,000 - 3,100 Gold 9,150

Coral Treasure Chests

Coral variants of their regular counterparts, these chests are covered in coral with streaks of fluorescent algae, and are primarily found in Siren Shrines or inside the vaults of Siren Treasuries.

Image Treasure Chest Base Gold Reward Base Emissary Value
Coral Castaway's Chest.png Coral Castaway's Chest 105 - 228 Gold 525
Coral Seafarer's Chest.png Coral Seafarer's Chest 245 - 455 Gold 1,050
Coral Marauder's Chest.png Coral Marauder's Chest 490 - 910 Gold 2,100
Coral Captain's Chest.png Coral Captain's Chest 980 - 1,925 Gold 4,200

Ashen Treasure Chests

Ashen variants of their regular counterparts, the chests bear a molten glow about them, and are commonly found in The Devil's Roar.

Image Treasure Chest Base Gold Reward Base Emissary Value
Ashen Castaway's Chest.png Ashen Castaway's Chest 140 - 260 Gold 600
Ashen Seafarer's Chest.png Ashen Seafarer's Chest 280 - 520 Gold 1,200
Ashen Marauder's Chest.png Ashen Marauder's Chest 560 - 1,100 Gold 2,400
Ashen Captain's Chest.png Ashen Captain's Chest 1,100 - 2,100 Gold 4,800
Ashen Sailor's Chest.png Ashen Sailor's Chest 1,300 - 1,350 Gold 3,975
Ashen Sea Master's Chest.png Ashen Sea Master's Chest 1,700 - 1,798 Gold 5,175
Ashen Admiral's Chest.png Ashen Admiral's Chest 1,825 - 1,875 Gold 5,550
Ashen Baron's Chest.png Ashen Baron's Chest 2,250 - 2,300 Gold 6,825
Ashen King's Chest.png Ashen King's Chest 3,700 - 3,800 Gold 11,250

Encounter and Quest Chests

These Treasure Chests are often more valuable than regular chests and are commonly received as prizes from encounters (including raids) and specific voyages:

Image Treasure Chest Base Gold Reward Base Emissary Value Notes
Chest of the Damned.jpg Chest of the Damned 1,000 - 1,160 Gold 3,300 These Chests can only be acquired from Ghost Captain Ships sailing in the Ghost Fleet World Event.
Skeleton Captain's Chest.png Skeleton Captain's Chest 1,150 - 1,550 Gold 6,000 These Skeletal Chests are often carried by Skeleton Ships or eaten by Megalodon.
Stronghold Chest.png Stronghold Chest 1,500 - 3,000 Gold 12,000 A more valuable Treasure Chest, locked away behind Fortress Vaults, but sometimes also eaten by Megalodon.
Chest of Ancient Tributes.png Chest of Ancient Tributes 3,400 - 3,900 Gold 9,720 These chests can be found in Gold Hoarder Treasure Vaults, the keys of which can be found during Wayfinder Voyages. They can also be found after completing puzzles in the Sunken Kingdom Shrines in the Ancient Isles.
Chest of Fortune.png Chest of Fortune 20,000 Gold 50,000 This high-value chest changes location every season; It is currently found in the vault of a Fort of Fortune during Season Twelve and a chance to dig up from Pop-Up Plunder.

Cursed Chests

These Chests are rarer than regular Treasure Chests and all have a specific Cursed effect.

Image Treasure Chest Base Gold Reward Base Emissary Value Notes
Chest of a Thousand Grogs.png Chest of a Thousand Grogs 2,200 - 2,600 Gold 7,200 Players carrying this Chest will become immediately Drunk and start staggering. The Chest can additionally be used to refill Tankards with Grog.
Chest of Sorrow.png Chest of Sorrow 3,000 - 3,500 Gold 9,720 The chest periodically weeps and sobs loudly. Its tears can quickly fill up and sink any ship it is aboard.
Chest of Rage.png Chest of Rage 3,000 - 3,500 Gold 9,720 The chest will periodically overheat and explode, setting everything around it on Fire. Can be calmed with Buckets of water or enraged by taking damage.
Chest of Everlasting Sorrow.png Chest of Everlasting Sorrow 6,000 - 6,800 Gold - The chest endlessly weeps and sobs loudly. Its tears can quickly fill up and sink any ship it is aboard.
Chest of Boundless Sorrow.jpg Chest of Boundless Sorrow 6,000 - 6,800 Gold - The chest endlessly weeps and sobs loudly. Its tears can quickly fill up and sink any ship it is aboard.

Trivia

  • Clever locations to hide Treasure Chests throughout the ship: The Crow's Nest, on the Galleon captain's balcony, against the stairs or walls tucked by barrels on the lower deck, under or in front of the Helm, and on sail cross-beams (access by hopping down to them from the Crow's Nest). Turning off the lanterns below deck can help conceal hidden valuables.
  • There are Athena's Treasure versions of Treasure Chests, called the Chests of Legends, which are worth a considerable sum of Gold when sold to Athena's Fortune.

Commendations

Commendations
ImageCommendationRequirementsRewards
Hoarder of the Castaway's Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of the Castaway's GoldSell 90 Castaway's Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 15
  • Grade III: 30
  • Grade IV: 60
  • Grade V: 90
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of the Castaway's Gold Title.
Hoarder of the Seafarer's Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of the Seafarer's GoldSell 180 Seafarer's Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 30
  • Grade III: 60
  • Grade IV: 120
  • Grade V: 180
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of the Seafarer's Gold Title.
Hoarder of the Marauder's Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of the Marauder's GoldSell 270 Marauder's Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 15
  • Grade II: 45
  • Grade III: 90
  • Grade IV: 180
  • Grade V: 270
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of the Marauder's Gold Title.
Hoarder of the Captain's Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of the Captain's GoldSell 360 Captain's Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 20
  • Grade II: 60
  • Grade III: 120
  • Grade IV: 240
  • Grade V: 360
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of the Captain's Gold Title.
Hoarder of Grog Soaked Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of Grog Soaked GoldSell 100 Chests of a Thousand Grogs to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 2
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 50
  • Grade V: 100
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of Grog Soaked Gold Title.
Hoarder of Treasured Tears emblem.png
Hoarder of Treasured TearsSell 100 Chests of Sorrow to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 2
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 50
  • Grade V: 100
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of Treasured Tears Title.
Hoarder of Barnacled Gold emblem.png
Hoarder of Barnacled GoldSell 300 Shipwrecked Chests to the Gold Hoarders.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 60
  • Grade IV: 150
  • Grade V: 300
Title icon.png Rewards the Hoarder of Barnacled Gold Title.
Lock icon.png Unlocks The Silent Barnacle Set, Bristling Barnacle Set, Beard, Dipped Hair, and Tagged Hair of the Wailing Barnacle for purchase.
Golden Tribute emblem.png
Golden TributeSell 600 Gold Hoarder Treasures while flying the Gold Hoarders Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 120
  • Grade II: 240
  • Grade III: 360
  • Grade IV: 480
  • Grade V: 600
n/a
Eminent Hoarder emblem.png
Eminent HoarderSell 320 Gold Hoarder Treasures while flying a Grade 5 Gold Hoarders Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 260
  • Grade V: 320
n/a
Tributes Taken emblem.png
Tributes TakenSell 480 Gold Hoarder Treasures to the Reaper's Bones.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 240
  • Grade IV: 360
  • Grade V: 480
n/a
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
n/a
Golden Legend of the Strongholds emblem.png
Golden Legend of the StrongholdsSell 100 Stronghold Chests as a Pirate Legend
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 50
  • Grade V: 100
Title icon.png Rewards the Golden Legend of the Strongholds Title.
Legendary Gold Hoarder emblem.png
Legendary Gold HoarderSell 500 Chests as a Pirate Legend
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 50
  • Grade III: 100
  • Grade IV: 250
  • Grade V: 500
Title icon.png Rewards the Legendary Gold Hoarder Title.
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Legendary Shovel and Legendary Compass for purchase.
Golden Master of Strongholds emblem.png
Golden Master of StrongholdsSell 10 Stronghold Chests+20 Doubloons
Golden Skeleton Captain emblem.png
Golden Skeleton CaptainSell 20 Skeleton Captain's Chests+20 Doubloons
Title icon.png Rewards the Golden Skeleton Captain Title.
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Bone Crusher Capstan for purchase.
Reaper's Tribute of Treasure emblem.png
Reaper's Tribute of TreasureDeliver 20 Captain's Chests to The Reaper's Hideout.
High Seas only
+25 Doubloons
Fire Sale emblem.png
Fire SaleSell a Chest of Rage.+Doubloons
Blazing Fire Sale emblem.png
Blazing Fire SaleSell 3 Chests of Rage.+15 Doubloons
Raging Fire Sale emblem.png
Raging Fire SaleSell 5 Chests of Rage.+25 Doubloons
Hot Goods emblem.png
Hot GoodsSell a stolen Chest of Rage.
High Seas only
+10 Doubloons
Blazing Hot Goods emblem.png
Blazing Hot GoodsSell 3 stolen Chests of Rage.
High Seas only
+20 Doubloons
Raging Hot Goods emblem.png
Raging Hot GoodsSell 5 stolen Chests of Rage.
High Seas only
+30 Doubloons
Treasured Company emblem.png
Treasured CompanySell treasures that you or another pirate earned from completing Trading Company Voyages.
 
  • Grade I: 50
  • Grade II: 100
  • Grade III: 250
  • Grade IV: 500
  • Grade V: 1000
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Cartographer Blunderbuss and Pistol for purchase.
Treasures Fit For a King emblem.png
Treasures Fit For a KingSell the rare Kingly treasures that can be found on the Sea of Thieves.
 
  • Grade I: 50
  • Grade II: 100
  • Grade III: 250
  • Grade IV: 500
  • Grade V: 1000
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Cartographer Cutlass and Eye of Reach for purchase.

Patch history

  • 2.0.2 (May 23, 2019)
    • Picking up a chest while holding a banana no longer causes the chest to be held at a strange angle.
  • 2.0 (April 30, 2019)
    • It is no longer possible to interact with items while holding a chest.
  • 1.4.4 (March 6, 2019)
    • Shipwreck Chests rewarded by Skeleton Ships or found emergently on beaches will now correctly count towards the Hoarder of Barnacled Gold commendation.
  • 1.4.0 (November 28, 2018)
    • After migrating, players will now once again receive pop-ups when digging up treasure chests for in-progress voyages.
  • 1.3.0 (September 27, 2018)
    • Introduced Ashen variants of the Captain’s Chest, Castaway’s Chest, Marauder’s Chest, and Seafarer’s Chest.
  • 1.0.8 (May 23, 2018)
    • Sinking Treasure Chests which are sinking do not show their state correctly to players who enter relevancy of the chest.
  • 1.0.1 (March 27, 2018)
    • When digging up a chest, there is no longer a chance that it will be impossible to pick up.

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