Reaper's Chest

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The Reaper's Chest is a Reaper's Bones Treasure in Sea of Thieves. The chest is cursed with the Reaper's Mark, allowing it to be tracked on a Map Table by other crews.

Cursed Effects

An untouched Reaper's Chest shoots a Red and Green light beacon in the sky.
The location of the Reaper's Chest can be seen on the Map Table at all times.

The Reaper's Chest is cursed with the Reaper's Mark, causing its location to be tracked on a Map Table indicated by a red Reaper's Mark map marker. If the Reaper's Chest spawns on a shipwreck or is dug up, it will emit a swirling beacon of Red and Green light. This beacon will persist even after it is picked up and will follow it wherever it goes. The high value and visibility of the Reaper's Bounty will make players transporting them easy targets.

Where to find

The Reaper's Chest can be found from the following sources:

Rewards

Reaper's Chests can be sold to The Servant of the Flame at The Reaper's Hideout for Doubloons and Reaper's Bones Reputation and Emissary Value (if sailing as a Reaper's Bones Emissary). Reaper's Chests offer higher Reputation gains for Reaper's Bones Emissaries than other Treasure.

The following is the reward chart for the sold Reaper's Chest:

Emissary Grade Doubloons Emissary Value
No Emissary 25 Doubloons 0
I 25 Doubloons 10800
II 33 Doubloons 14364
III 41 Doubloons 18036
IV 50 Doubloons 21600
V 62 Doubloons 27000

Notes

  • Picking up and placing a Reaper's Chest on a Ship for the first time gives Emissary Grade Reputation to Emissary Ships representing the Reaper's Bones.
  • A Reaper's Chest emits a White Glint from a distance.
  • Reaper's Chest can be caught with a Harpoon.
  • A Reaper's Chest gives off a low and ominous burning sound.
  • There have to be at least 3 Crews in a server for a Reaper's Chest to have a chance to spawn at a shipwreck.
  • A Reaper's Chest may spawn inside a random Shipwreck every hour after the server start time. This is a good indicator of global Barrels respawns as well that replenish their contents every 30 minutes. The Chest will despawn with the Shipwreck if they haven't been interacted with for more than a few hours.
  • It is possible to find more than one Reaper's Chest in a single Shipwreck.
  • Up to 5 Reaper's Chests have been spotted to spawn at the same time.
  • Burying a Reaper's Chest will hide its location on the map table.

Trivia

Commendations

Commendations
ImageCommendationRequirementsRewards
Following the Call emblem.png
Following the CallSell 50 Reaper's Chests while flying the Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 30
  • Grade IV: 40
  • Grade V: 50
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
Cursed Cargo emblem.png
Cursed CargoSell a Reaper's Chest.
High Seas only
+10 Doubloons
Reaping Rewards emblem.png
Reaping RewardsSell 3 Reaper's Chests.
High Seas only
+25 Doubloons
Risking It All emblem.png
Risking It AllSell 5 Reaper's Chests.
High Seas only
+50 Doubloons
Title icon.png Rewards the Death Defier Title.
Reaper's Riches emblem.png
Reaper's RichesHand in Reaper's Chests or Reaper's Bounties to The Reaper's Bones.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 30
  • Grade II: 60
  • Grade III: 90
Lock icon.png Unlocks Fates of Fortune Cutlass and Pistol for purchase at Grade I, the Fates of Fortune Eyepatch, Hook, Pegleg, and Tattoo for purchase at Grade II, the Fates of Fortune Blunderbuss, and Eye of Reach for purchase at Grade III.

Pirate Chat

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel of the Chest:

Reaper's Chest Pirate Chat.png

Gallery

Patch history

  • 2.8.0 (March 16, 2023)
    • The beacon visible from across the seas that highlights a Reaper's Chest or Reaper's Bounty will now stay visible even when the chest is collected by players – no more hiding! Pirates can now use the beacon along with the Ship's Map table icon to track this valuable cargo being transported by rival crews.
    • With these chests now much more visible when being transported, there is an additional reward for crews who successfully hand them in. Crews will now progress the Reaper's Riches Commendation and start unlocking access to the Fates of Fortune weapon set!
  • 2.0.7 (September 11, 2019)
    • Added smoky visual effect.
    • Modified light pillar effect to improve visibility at all times of day/night.
    • Corrected grammar issues on non-verbal messages.
  • 2.0.6 (August 14, 2019)
    • Introduced.