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(in Repentance)

Gilded Key is an unlockable trinket added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.

Effects[ | ]

  • Replaces all new chests with Locked ChestGolden Chests.
  • Causes Golden Chests to either grant an item or multiple random pickups. This modifies the contents of Golden Chests to be able to give one or even multiple cards, runes, and trinkets from a single chest alongside normal pickups when it doesn't reward an item.
    • This includes one or more Lil' BatteryLil' Battery and pill pickups allowing Golden Chests to drop these pickups.
  • Gives Isaac one KeyKey when picked up for the first time.

Gilded Key's Changes To Golden Chest Rewards[ | ]

Reward % Chance Gilded Key
1 Item 20% 20%
2-6 Random Pickups (see table below) 58% 80%
1 Trinket 10% 0%
1 ChestChest 1% 0%
1 Locked ChestLocked Chest 1% 0%
1 Card or Rune 10% 0%

Random pickup changes

Reward Base % Gilded Key Gilded Key + Daemon's Tail
1-3 Coins 35% 25% 29.7%
1 Heart 20% 20% 4%
1 KeyKey 15% 10% 11.9%
1 BombBomb 30% 20% 23.8%
1 Pill 0% 5% 5.9%
1 Card or Rune 0% 5% 5.9%
1 Rune 0% 5% 5.9%
1 Trinket 0% 5% 5.9%
1 Lil' BatteryLil' Battery 0% 5% 5.9%

Notes[ | ]

  • Old ChestOld Chests and Mega ChestMega Chests cannot be overwritten by Golden Chests.
  • The contents of Golden Chests can be changed retroactively by picking up/dropping Gilded Key. This can even be observed if Isaac has Collectible Guppy's Eye iconGuppy's Eye, allowing him to see what the chest would have if he did(n't) have the key and choose which payout he wants.
    • This also applies to chests that use Golden Chests' loot systems, such as Bomb ChestBomb Chests and Eternal ChestEternal Chests.
    • Mega Chests will also have their contents modified if they didn't contain items.
    • The difference in contents between the two chest payouts are independent from each other; regardless of if the original chest had an item, card, trinket, or pickups, the modified chest can have any combination of them.
      • Modified chests are still unable to spawn pickups alongside items.
  • Gilded Key does not retroactively change chests that have already spawned into Golden Chests, or change their contents.
  • Golden Chests in ChestChest will still spawn items.
  • The unique Red ChestRed Chests in the beginning room of the Dark RoomDark Room will be replaced with golden chests, allowing Isaac to take 4 treasure room items for free instead of Devil Deal items.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Paper ClipPaper Clip: Allows all Golden Chests spawned to be opened without a key.
  • Collectible Sharp Key iconSharp Key: Enemies killed by keys will only give the contents of locked chests allowing items to be obtained through Sharp Key more consistently. The pickups they can drop will also include runes and Lil' BatteryBatteries.

Interactions[ | ]

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • Gilded Key is the only trinket in the game to grant a consumable upon pickup.
  • The pickup text "Less is more" is a reference to Collectible Mom's Key iconMom's Key's old pickup text "less is now more +2 keys"

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! Picking up a golden Gilded Key does not give the player a key.