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An artifact which may contain other artifacts.


An Ornate Chest is a Structure found in the Labyrinth biome of the Ruins. Ornate Chests are usually surrounded by Dangling Depth Dweller webbing.

Ornate Chests do not drop anything when destroyed.

Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability Quantity
Bat Bat.png 5% 30%-50% 1
Fire Staff.png or Ice Staff.png or PickSlashAxe.png 5% 30%-50% 1
Orange Gem.png or Yellow Gem.png or Green Gem.png 7% N/A 1
Thulecite.png 10% N/A 1-3
Red Gem.png or Blue Gem.png or Purple Gem.png 15% N/A 1-2
Nightmare Fuel.png 20% N/A 1-3
Thulecite Fragments.png 20% N/A 2-4
Football Helmet.png or Log Suit.png 20% 33%-80% 1
Spear.png 20% 33%-80% 1

Traps[edit | edit source]

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Opening an Ornate Chest has a 66% change to trigger a random effect out of five possibilities. The type of trap is determined randomly, but changes each time the game is reloaded. Each Ornate Chest can only trigger a trap once. After the Ruins are reset in Don't Starve Together all Ornate Chests will again have a 66% change to trigger a trap:

Ornate Chest traps
Trap Effect Amount Notes
Sanity Meter.png Sanity Trap Raises or lowers the player's Sanity -20 to +20
Health Meter.png Health Trap Raises or lowers the player's Health 0 to +20 Cannot kill the player. Code comment reads "Changes health (For the better! We don't want the player to die from this)"
Hunger Meter.png Hunger Trap Raises or lowers the player's Hunger -20 to +20
Terrorbeak.png Monster Trap Spawns Dangling Depth Dweller.png or Terrorbeak.png 1-3 Nightmarebeaks do not spawn from this trap in Don't Starve Together icon.png
Backpack.png Inventory Trap Raises or lowers the durability or spoilage of a random item in the player's Inventory -20% to +20% This may lead to unorthodox percentages on tools or armor.

Large Ornate Chest[edit | edit source]

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My, what magnificent horns you have!


A Large Ornate Chest spawns when the Ancient Guardian is killed. This chest contains substantially more loot than its smaller counterpart. In Don't Starve icon.png, each item in the pool has a chance to appear individually. In Don't Starve Together icon.png, 3-6 of the items are guaranteed to be chosen. There will always be an Ancient Key in the Large Ornate Chest in Don't Starve Together.

Large Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability (%) Quantity
Don't Starve icon.png Don't Starve icon.png

Don't Starve Together icon.png

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Don't Starve Together icon.png

Thulecite Crown.png 33% 33-80 100 1 1
Thulecite Suit.png 33% 33-80 100 1 1
Thulecite Club.png or The Lazy Explorer.png or Star Caller's Staff.png 25% 33-80 100 1 1
Fire Staff.png or Ice Staff.png or Telelocator Staff.png or PickSlashAxe.png 50% 33-80 100 1 1
Thulecite.png 75% N/A N/A 7-14 5-12
Thulecite Fragments.png 50% N/A N/A 7-14 12-36
Nightmare Fuel.png 75% N/A N/A 5-10 5-8
Red Gem.png or Blue Gem.png or Purple Gem.png 66% N/A N/A 3-6 3-5
Green Gem.png or Yellow Gem.png or Orange Gem.png 45% N/A N/A 3-6 1-3
Gears.png 33% N/A N/A 3-6 3-6
Ancient Key.png(Don't Starve Together icon.pngonly) 100% N/A N/A N/A 1

Gift Icon.png Downloadable Content[edit | edit source]

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Ornate Chests have a chance to randomly be dug in X Marks the Spot locations, with no items in it.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "pandoraschest" is a reference to the Greek myth of Pandora's box, a box that contained all the evils in the world. The fact that the chest can spawn Terrorbeaks and Dangling Depth Dwellers when opened is likely a reference to this.

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Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon.png) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon.png) (AloeAsparagusBrambleBramble BloomClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon.png) (Bull KelpJuicy Berry BushLune TreeSporecapStone Fruit BushSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundMermhousePondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HoleRabbit HutchSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon.png) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon.png) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillOminous CarvingThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon.png) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagmaShattered Spider Hole Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon.png) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon.png) (Artichoke BoulderA Smashing PotBasalt EruptionCrashed BalloonHot Air BalloonRuined SculpturesStalacmite ThroneStone SlabWeathered ObjectsWicker Basket Hamlet icon.png) (Cave HoleDriftwoodLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon GlassPetrified TreeSea Bones Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Inanimate Ancient Pseudoscience StationBasaltCompromising StatueGramaphoneHeadstoneMarble PillarMaxwell's DoorMaxwell's LightNightmare LightNightmare LockNightmare ThroneObeliskOrnate ChestPillarsSunken BoatSuspicious Dirt PileTouch StoneThulecite Wall
(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon.png) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon.png) (Ancient WallCave CleftCrumbling BrazierFountain of YouthRoyal Gallery ExhibitRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampSpooky HoleStriking CarvingStriking StatueSuspicious CrackUnimportant PillarWall BrazierWishing Well Hamlet icon.png) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskAnenemyCelestial FissureFlorid PosternHot SpringInviting FormationLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenSalt FormationSea StackStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon.png) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon.png) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon.png)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon.png Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFishFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLeafy MeatLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselPhlegm
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon.png) (BananaBlubberDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon.png) (Coconut Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon.png) (Carrot SeedsDragon FruitIceMoon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandSteel WoolStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon.png) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsTurbine Blades Shipwrecked icon.png) (SnakeskinVenom Gland Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (ChitinDark TattersHippopotamoose AntlerInfused IronIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Pugalisk SkullThunder FeatherRopeVineWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon.png) (Cookie Cutter ShellCut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftHoneycombMalbatross FeatherMourning GlorySaffron FeatherShroom Skin Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Loot Blow DartBlueprintFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon.png) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeyTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon.png) (Snake Oil Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdPetrifying BonesRoyal CrownSnake BoneSpoiled FishSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon.png) (Bee Queen CrownBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsGnarwail HornLavae EggMalbatross BillRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon.png) (Moleworm Reign of Giants icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon.png) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Gold NuggetGlowflyKingfisherOrange PikoParrot (Blue)PigeonPiko Hamlet icon.png) (CanaryCut GrassPuffin Don't Starve Together icon.png)
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