Wizard101 Skeleton Keys


This article is updated as of 9th November 2022

I’m sure that some of you have questions about skeleton keys. What are they for? Where can I get them? How do they work?

“Skeleton keys are a housing item that can be gained from some select battles in the Spiral. Each key can only be used one time to unlock certain doors that hold many wonders behind them!”

Believe it or not, skeleton keys have been a part of the Spiral since 2015, just like Darkmoor. I know right! Much has changed since then. New skeleton key bosses have been revealed. There are also new locations where you can find skeleton keys. In 2022, a massive redefining of the skeleton key system was started. This includes increasing the number of bosses accessed by gold key, and changing key drop locations. This article will provide you with this updated information to make your PvE experiences much more fun.

 

Wooden Skeleton Keys


Wooden Skeleton Keys

Where can I find Wooden Skeleton Keys?

Wooden Skeleton Keys drop from notable enemies around the Spiral. This is expected to change in future updates. Here’s a list of all known locations so far:

  • Krampusgarten – Krampus (Wood, Stone and Gold)
  • Wizard City:
    • Olde Town – Roberto
    • Firecat Alley – Bastilla Gravewynd
    • Triton Avenue – Kraken
    • Cyclops Lane – General Atkilles
    • Haunted Cave – Lord Nightshade
    • Colossus Boulevard – Prince Gobblestone
    • Crab Alley – Spirit of Ignorance
    • Garden of Hesperides – Lady Stonegaze
    • The Catacombs – Fellspawn
  • Krokotopia, Oasis – Ra, Sapoti
  • Kembaalung Village – Tsutsui, Temple Guardian, Temple Phantom, Master Tonkatsu
  • Barkingham Palace – Billy the Cutter, The Woman’s Right Hand, Chief Whip, Noxious Gas Golem, Mister Poole, Mister Utterson, Doctor Jackall
  • Mooshu:
    • Jade Palace – Mika Skarka, Jade Oni
    • Crimson Fields – War Oni
    • Cave of Solitude – Takanobu the Masterless
    • Shirataki Temple – Plague Oni
    • Village of Sorrow – Oakheart
    • Tree of Life – Nomoonaga, Kagemoosha, Death Oni, Youkai
  • Celestia, Science Center – Drowned Dan
  • Grizzleheim, Savarstaad Pass – King Borr
  • Zafaria, Waterfront – Captain Hockins
  • Mirage, Aggrobah – Verboten Mimic
  • Empyrea, Northeast Aero Plains – Aethyr Elemental
  • Karamelle, Nibbleheim Mines – Stay-Puffed Marshfellow
  • One Shot Dungeons – Master Krokopatra, Master Rattlebones
  • Gauntlets, Unforgiven Dead Gauntlet – Banrigh Sluagh

One Wooden Skeleton Key is a guaranteed reward for completing the each of these quests: “Dog Gone Doug” and “Unlocking the Truth”.

Wooden Skeleton Key Bosses

Roberto

Olde Town, Wizard City

Ra

Krokotopia Library, Krokotopia

Sapoti

Krokotopia Library, Krokotopia

Temple Phantom

Hollow Mountain, Kembaalung Village, Krokotopia

Billy the Cutter

State Wing, Barkingham Palace, Marleybone

Wooden Skeleton Key Treasure Chests:

  • Kembaalung Village, Krokotopia: Top of the Pagoda of Harmony
  • Barkingham Palace, Marleybone: Main Hall, on the left in the second room
  • Lower Zigazag, Krokotopia: near the area of the second mob battle

 

Stone Skeleton Keys


Stone Skeleton Keys

Where can I find Stone Skeleton Keys?

Stone Skeleton Keys drop from notable enemies around the Spiral. This is expected to change in future updates. Here’s a list of all known locations so far:

  • Krampusgarten – Krampus (Wood, Stone and Gold)
  • Wizard City:
    • Sunken City – Simon the Sayer
    • Crab Alley – Spirit of Ignorance
    • Garden of Hesperides – Lady Stonegaze
    • The Catacombs – Fellspawn
  • Krokotopia, Oasis – Ra, Sapoti
  • Lower Zigazag – In’Zhizor, Kus’Bhid, Moh’Lharz
  • House of Scales – Bellosh, Izft, Apep the Snaky One, Ammit the Devourer
  • Mooshu, Cave of Solitude – Takanobu the Masterless
  • Dragonspyre, Dragonspyre Academy – Skaranax Doomscale
  • Celestia, Science Center – Drowned Dan
  • Grizzleheim, Savarstaad Pass – King Borr
  • Zafaria:
    • Waterfront – Captain Hockins
    • Stone Town – Idris Beast-Taker
    • Zamunda Outskirts – Razorjack
  • Avalon:
    • Caliburn – Bane Wyrm
    • High Road – Caoranach the Fire Spitter, Jabberwock
    • The Wild – Kayla, Kiva and Keela White Talon
    • Outer Yard – Pendragon
    • Crystal Caves – Lambent Fire
    • Ghost Avalon – Young Morganthe
  • Azteca, Three Points – Ixcax Cursedwing
  • Mirage, Aggrobah – Verboten Mimic
  • Empyrea, Northeast Aero Plains – Aethyr Elemental
  • Karamelle, Nibbleheim Mines – Stay-Puffed Marshfellow
  • One Shot Dungeons – Archmage Meowiarty
  • Gauntlets, Unforgiven Dead Gauntlet – Banrigh Sluagh

Stone Skeleton Key Bosses

Simon the Sayer

Sunken City, Wizard City

In’Zhizor

Lower Zigzag, Krokotopia

Bellosh

Upper Zigzag, Krokotopia

Captain Hockins

Waterfront, Zafaria

Bunferatu

Castle Darkmoor, Darkmoor, Wizard City

Aphrodite II

Graveyard, Darkmoor, Wizard City

Corporal Tenni’syn

Zanadu, Empyrea

Aethyr Elemental

Northeast Aero Plains, Empyrea

Omen Stribog

River of Frozen Tears, Polaris

Verboten Mimic

Aggrobah, Mirage

Fellspawn

The Catacombs, Wizard City

Stay-Puffed Marshfellow

Nibbleheim Mines, Karamelle

 

Gold Skeleton Keys


Gold Skeleton Keys

Where can I find Gold Skeleton Keys?

As of the Summer 2022 update, Gold Skeleton Keys no longer drop from bosses throughout the Spiral. The updated key sources are:

  • Quest Reward – One Gold Key is guaranteed to drop upon completing the “Tempus Fugitives” quest in The Catacombs.
  • Gold Skeleton Key Bosses – all boss fights and treasure chests listed below have a chance to drop a Gold Key.
  • Weekly Events – One Gold Key is guaranteed as the 500-point reward for completing the weekly events Spiral Scene and Spiral Showcase.
  • Daily Assignments – One Gold Key is guaranteed as the Day 15 reward.
  • PvP Battle Pass – One Gold Key is guaranteed as the 235-point reward in the PvP Battle Pass.
  • Crafting – Gold Keys can be crafted using three different recipes. These are either using Beastmoon, Deckathalon, or PvP reagents.

  • 41 Hunters Moonstones
  • 13 Balance, Elemental or Spiritual Moonstones
  • 6 Harmonious, Death, Fire, Ice, Life, Myth, or Storm Moonstones

  • 41 Runes of any school
  • 13 Enhanced Runes of any school
  • 6 Superior Runes of any school

  • 30 Bronze Medals
  • 14 Harmonious Medals
  • 1 Balance Medal

 

Gold Skeleton Key Bosses

Some Gold Skeleton Key bosses drop Lore spellements. To see which boss drops which spellements, see our Loremaster guide.

Krampus

Krampusgarten, Wizard City, Celestia & Polaris

Spirit of Ignorance

Crab Alley, Wizard City

King Borr

Savarstaad Pass, Grizzleheim

Takanobu the Masterless

Cave of Solitude, Mooshu

Baron Von Bracken

Tanglewood Way, Wysteria

Lady Stonegaze

Garden of Hesperides, Wizard City

High Loremagus

The Antheneum, Dragonspyre

Drowned Dan

Science Center, Celestia

Lambent Fire

Crystal Caves, Avalon

Ixcax CursedWing

Three Points, Azteca

Gold Skeleton Key Treasure Chests:

  • Darkmoor: Castle Darkmoor – in the middle of the stairs to the observatory

Additionally, all of the above keys can be obtained from the Winterland Pack. However, you can only get the key that’s more appropriate for your wizard’s level.

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TheRavenTamer

With his main focus in Wizard101 PvE, you will find Cody knee deep fighting one of the Spiral's major bosses with an army of wizards at his disposal. Proficient in quite a few other areas of the game such as gardening, fishing, and most of all monstrology. Why monstrology? He chases after every single creature out there and catalogs them for all to see!

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A Wizard101 player since 2010, Jennifer is a true completionist at heart. Since returning to the game in 2020, she has completed every quest, and is aiming to earn every badge. If there is something to collect, Jennifer is collecting it - including spells, pets, fish and music scrolls! You will usually find her participating in Beastmoon and Deckathalon, hunting down obscure badges, or helping others through the Team Up kiosk!

8 COMMENTS

  • I got a wooden skeleton key from the Old Town Drains

  • I love these posts much

  • Can confirm that General Akilles drops wooden skeleton keys

  • I used my level 118 fire and brought a max level 130 storm with me and we destroyed the temple phantom in 2 turns. It was glorious!

    • Sounds like fun haha

  • the wooden skeleton key can be dropped from the kraken

  • I love your posts!!!! Please don’t stop, these are EXTREMELY careful and detailed! <3

    • Thank you! Your recognition and gratitude is what makes it worthwhile. 🙂

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