|Release date||13 August 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||3,124 coins (info)|
|Examine||It looks like the key to a chest|
The Muddy key is a key in RuneScape. It is obtained as a drop from Chaos dwarves, Chaos dwarf hand cannoneers, and Chaos dwogres. The key is used to open the Muddy chest in the Lava Maze. This key is very similar to the crystal key available to members. Using a war tortoise familiar, it is possible to use 200 keys in 60 minutes, discarding the mithril daggers and anchovy pizzas, making 596,200 an hour.
With a spirit terrorbird, it is possible to bring 12 muddy keys and keep everything but mithril daggers, giving a profit of 34,837 per trip.
The introduction of the Gem bag makes looting this chest even easier and more profitable.
Although gaining you a bit less profit per key, more money per trip can be made by bringing 27 keys, picking up the rubies and putting them in a gem bag, then picking up stackable items and mithril bars and leaving the rest (mithril daggers and anchovy pizzas) on the ground. You would earn about 74,387 a trip (picking up 27 uncut ruby, 54 death rune, 54 law runes, 270 chaos rune, 1350 coins and 23 mithril bar). The cost of the runes and coins won't pay for the cost of the key ( -2,120 "profit"), and a uncut ruby is worth 3,576 and a mithril bar is 1,525.
The chest always contains:
|1 Uncut ruby||3,576||No|
|1 Mithril bar||1,525||No|
|1 Mithril dagger||82||No|
|1 Anchovy pizza||186||No|
|2 Law runes||358||Yes|
|2 Death runes||186||Yes|
|10 Chaos runes||410||Yes|
|Total value of contents|
|Profit if Muddy key is bought|
Items to bring:
- Slash weapon, Amulet of glory, Gem bag
- Beast of Burden (Spirit terrorbird, War tortoise, Lava Titan for lava maze teleport, or Pack yak with Winter storage scrolls)
- Summoning potion (especially with the Pack yak)
- Superior locator Select the option to teleport to a rune rock and there is a chance it will bring you to the dungeon right below the chest. From here it only takes a few seconds to get to the chest.
Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Chaos dwarf 48 1 Uncommon Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer 100 1 Common Chaos dwogre 117 1 Common
Keys (excluding single-use quest keys)
|Steel key ring keys|
|Shades of Mort'ton keys||
Crystal key • Tooth half of a key • Loop half of a key • Dragonkin key • Strange key teeth • Strange key loop • Key (Treasure Trails) • Muddy key • Prison key (Prison Pete) • Sinister key • Tarnished key • Iron key