Keys

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Dbd-journal-key.png During my latest ordeal I found a key. I have never stumbled upon anything like it. And I have spent more days inside this limbo than I can remember. This key almost scorched my hand. It felt as if sat upon great power. Everything became so much clearer and sight and sound hit me with great force. I suspect also that it is used to open something. But I have not had the time to understand its purpose fully. But my heart tells me that somewhere I will find a keyhole.
~ Benedict Baker's Journal

Keys are a type of Item IconHelp items.png The Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png can use in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

They can be used to open the Hatch when it spawns. They can also be used with Add-ons to enhance its power and show the user different Auras, such as those of other Survivors in their vicinity or that of the Killer. The Broken Key cannot be used to open the Hatch and is of no use without Add-ons.

Standard Key[edit | edit source]

The standard Key up to Patch 1.1.2.

Icon Name Description Durability Rarity
FulliconItems skeletonKey.png
Skeleton Key A tarnished and crooked Key, vibrating with ominous power. The Skeleton Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Skeleton Key's power into various effects.
  • Can be consumed to open the Hatch IconHelp hatch.png.
30 seconds
Ultra Rare


Other types of Keys[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.1.2 introduced two variations with different rarities and effects for the Key:

Icon Name Description Durability Rarity
FulliconItems brokenKey.png
Broken Key The bow and shank of a key, vibrating with power. The Broken Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Broken Key's power into various effects.
  • Requires Add-ons IconHelp addons.png for any abilities.
10 seconds
Rare
FulliconItems dullKey.png
Dull Key A bent and dull Key that once held great power. The Dull Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Dull Key's remaining power into various effects.
  • Can be consumed to open the Hatch IconHelp hatch.png.
5 seconds
Very Rare


Add-ons[edit | edit source]

The following are Add-ons for the Key:

Icon Name Rarity Description
FulliconAddon prayerRope.png
Prayer Rope
Common
Tightly knitted rope used in praying rituals. Can be attached to the Key.
  • Adds 10 seconds of use to the Key.

"Pray all you want, your words are getting lost somewhere up there, in the Fog."

FulliconAddon scratchedPearl.png
Scratched Pearl
Uncommon
A porous and scratched white pearl. A minuscule jump ring allows the pearl to be attached to the Key.
  • Moderately increases the range of the Key's Aura-reading ability.
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Prayer Beads
Uncommon
A chain of matte beads of various sizes used in praying ritual. Can be attached to the Key.
  • Adds 15 seconds of use to the Key.
FulliconAddon erodedToken.png
Eroded Token
Uncommon
A heavily worn out token made of brass. If an inscription or drawing was once engraved in it, it has today completely disappeared. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.
  • Reveals Survivors' Auras when within 24 metres of range.
FulliconAddon goldToken.png
Gold Token
Rare
A gold token with a dull appearance. Both faces are smooth and void of any inscriptions. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.
  • Reveals Survivors' Auras when within 48 metres of range.
FulliconAddon weavedRing.png
Weaved Ring
Very Rare
A mundane key ring in appearance with an unusual bluish dark sheen. The ring binds the Key to the user, preventing its loss even in the darkest of times.
  • Do not lose the Key on death, lose this Add-on instead.
FulliconAddon milkyGlass.png
Milky Glass
Very Rare
This opaque piece of glass emits a dull vibrating noise. When the Skeleton or Dull Key is used to unlock a Black Lock, the glass token protects the Key from breaking, channelling the Black Fog's energy into the glass.
  • Do not lose the Key when unlocking a Black Lock, lose this Add-on instead.
FulliconAddon bloodAmber.png
Blood Amber
Very Rare
A blood-red amber striped with black veins. The amber is warm to the touch. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.
  • Reveals the Killer's Aura when within 32 metres of range at the great expense of the Key's energy.