Wilson Portrait
There is power emanating from it.


Willow Portrait
The horns make it really easy to turn.


Wolfgang Portrait
Little key is for make door.


Wendy Portrait
I think I know where it goes...


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
The key to that old gateway.


Woodie Portrait
Got it from that big bony hoser.


Waxwell Portrait
It's strange to see it.


Wigfrid Portrait
Heimdallr's key to the Bifrost.


Webber Portrait
This key is REALLY old.


Warly Portrait
This seems very precious.


Wormwood Portrait
Goes where?


Winona Portrait
Some sort of old power source.


Wortox Portrait
An imp could do mischievous things with this.


Wurt Portrait
This look important!


Walter Portrait
It's the key to this whole mystery!


The Ancient Key is an item exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. Its sole purpose is to activate the Ancient Gateway (and subsequently the Atrium Biome) by being inserted in its socket.

The Ancient Key can be obtained from a Large Ornate Chest after killing the Ancient Guardian. The key cannot be transferred between cave levels, and attempting to do so will leave it by the Stairs.

The position of the Ancient Key is revealed to players with Thulecite Medallion in their inventory.

Silver Bowl The Gorge Edit

Ancient Key Gorge
Wilson Portrait
This looks science-y.

Wilson, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Willow Portrait
Fancy key.

Willow, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wolfgang Portrait
Is heavy key but Wolfgang strong!

Wolfgang, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wendy Portrait
Perhaps I'll be happier in the next world.

Wendy, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wickerbottom Portrait
Quite an elaborate key.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Woodie Portrait
Looks important.

Woodie, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Waxwell Portrait
Good. I can get out of here.

Maxwell, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wigfrid Portrait
'Tis the key tö anöther wörld.

Wigfrid, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Webber Portrait
I wonder where this takes us.

Webber, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Winona Portrait
Looks like it unlocks somethin' big.

Winona, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

In The Gorge event, the Ancient Key can be bought from Mumsy for 3 Gnaw's Favors. After it is obtained, the players can put it into The Altar of Gnaw, which reactivates the Mossy Gateway and allows players to win the game.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Ancient Key was added in the Hearts of the Ruins update.
  • Part of the Mossy Gateway's Ancient Key looks similar to bloodstone.
  • In the lore, it is used to open the Ancient Gateway and allow access to Gate Realms, which are the settings for limited-time Events such as The Forge and The Gorge.

Blueprint Gallery Edit

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(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsTurbine Blades Shipwrecked icon) (SnakeskinVenom Gland Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (ChitinDark TattersHippopotamoose AntlerInfused IronIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Pugalisk SkullThunder FeatherRopeVineWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cookie Cutter ShellCut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftHoneycombMalbatross FeatherMourning GlorySaffron FeatherShroom Skin Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartBlueprintFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeyTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Snake Oil Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdPetrifying BonesRoyal CrownSnake BoneSpoiled FishSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsGnarwail HornLavae EggMalbatross BillRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gold NuggetGlowflyKingfisherOrange PikoParrot (Blue)PigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut GrassPuffin Don't Starve Together icon)
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