Crystal chest

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The Crystal chest is located in a house north of Jatix's Herblaw Shop in Taverley. To open the chest, you need a Crystal key, which is created by using a rare key half on its opposite half. These key halves are dropped by any monster with access to the rare drop table.

Ongoing glitch[edit | edit source]

The Crystal Chest is currently unusable on all official RuneScape Classic servers due to a glitch that is suspected to be purposely and repeatedly performed by either one or several Classic players. The glitch causes the chest to remain permanently opened, which prevents a player from using a crystal key to receive loot. This has caused a distinct increase in the rarity of dragonstone and it's related products.

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Economic consequences[edit | edit source]

  • This glitch has also removed one of the only two viable methods of collecting spinach rolls, with the remaining option being killing Moss Giants. There is a third method of obtaining them, which involves being lucky enough to roll a very rare chance to spawn one from smashing Strange Barrels. However this method is extremely time consuming and requires semi-completion of Legends' Quest
  • The chest becoming disabled also caused the crystal key and key halves to become mostly worthless items, although they are still traded and sold for many coins

Official Jagex response[edit | edit source]

Jagex has yet to fix the issue, and a J-Mod has stated in a post on the Official Runescape forums that Jagex is unlikely to spend time fixing the glitch, and that if it were ever to be solved, it would have to be on the personal free time of an employee. This problem is further compounded by the fact that few remaining staff members have working knowledge of the RuneScape classic code. It is also believed to be a futile attempt, as the glitch is likely repeatable and could take a good deal of time to write new code that would permanently prevent the glitch. There are players who claim to understand how the glitch works several have contacted Jagex directly about it.

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History[edit | edit source]

  • Wednesday 18 April 2018 - A system update which refreshed the RuneScape Classic, RuneScape 2, and RuneScape 3 servers temporarily fixed the infamous crystal chest glitch.
    • The servers came back online at approximately 6:47 PM BST and every chest on every world was glitched again by 8:21 BST.
      • Despite the relatively small window of time, the server refresh allowed players to use their crystal keys, resulting in several thousand new dragonstones being brought into the market immediately
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Loot[edit | edit source]

A player receives loot from the chest

Note: The player will always receive one uncut dragonstone from opening the chest, and never more than one at a time. These drop rates are estimated based on a mix of drop logs, videos, and at times, comparison to later code. See the talk page for more details.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone11Always

Possibility 1 - Spinach roll[edit | edit source]

There is a ~34/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Spinach roll.pngSpinach roll12Common (~34/128)
Coins.pngCoins20002Common (~34/128)

Possibility 2 - Runes[edit | edit source]

There is a ~12/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Air-Rune.pngAir-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Water-Rune.pngWater-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Earth-Rune.pngEarth-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Fire-Rune.pngFire-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Body-Rune.pngBody-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Mind-Rune.pngMind-Rune502Common (~12/128)
Chaos-Rune.pngChaos-Rune102Common (~12/128)
Death-Rune.pngDeath-Rune102Common (~12/128)
Cosmic-Rune.pngCosmic-Rune102Common (~12/128)
Nature-Rune.pngNature-Rune102Common (~12/128)
Law-Rune.pngLaw-Rune102Common (~12/128)

Possibility 3 - Gems[edit | edit source]

There is a ~12/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Ruby.pngRuby22Common (~12/128)
Diamond.pngDiamond22Common (~12/128)

Possibility 4 - Runite bars[edit | edit source]

There is a ~12/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Runite bar.pngRunite bar32Common (~12/128)

Possibility 5 - Crystal key halves[edit | edit source]

There is a ~10/128 chance of rolling this table, then an equal chance of either crystal key half.

Item Quantity Rarity
Coins.pngCoins7502Common (~10/128)
Half of a key (tooth).pngHalf of a key (tooth)13Uncommon (~5/128)
Half of a key (loop).pngHalf of a key (loop)13Uncommon (~5/128)

Possibility 6 - Iron ore certificates[edit | edit source]

There is a ~10/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Certificate.pngIron ore certificate302Common (~10/128)

Possibility 7 - Coal certificates[edit | edit source]

There is a ~10/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Certificate.pngCoal certificate202Common (~10/128)

Possibility 8 - Raw Swordfish[edit | edit source]

There is a ~8/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Raw Swordfish.pngRaw Swordfish52Common (~8/128)
Coins.pngCoins10002Common (~8/128)

Possibility 9 - Adamantite Square Shield[edit | edit source]

There is a ~2/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Adamantite Square Shield.pngAdamantite Square Shield13Uncommon (~2/128)

Possibility 10 - Rune Plate Mail Legs[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/128 chance of rolling this table.

Item Quantity Rarity
Rune Plate Mail Legs.pngRune Plate Mail Legs14Rare (~1/128)