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Skeleton Key is an Ultra Rare Item IconHelp items.png.

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Skeleton Key A tarnished and crooked Key, vibrating with ominous power.

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

  • Must be equipped with Add-ons IconHelp addons.png to unlock its Aura-reading abilities.
  • Can be consumed to open a closed Hatch IconHelp hatch.png, if not depleted of Charges.

The Skeleton Key's Aura-reading abilities can be used for 30 seconds.


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  • The Skeleton Key was the only Key in the game up to Patch 1.1.2.
  • The Skeleton Key can still be used to unlock the Hatch without any charges left on it, as the charges only affect the Aura-reading abilities of the Key.