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Broken Key is a Rare Item IconHelp items.png.

Item descriptions may vary from in-game descriptions for reasons explained here.
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Icon Description Cost
Broken Key The bow and shank of a key, vibrating with power.

The Broken Key's power cannot be triggered by itself.
Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Broken Key's power into various effects:

  • Must be equipped with Add-ons IconHelp addons.png to unlock its Aura-reading abilities.
  • Cannot be used to open a closed Hatch IconHelp hatch.png.

The Broken Key's Aura-reading abilities can be used for 10 seconds.


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  • The Broken Key was added with Patch 1.1.2.
  • The Broken Key is the sole Item to have zero functionality without using an Add-on.