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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 Item}} The Survivors Survivors}} can use in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.

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
Skeleton Key}}
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.
  • 30 seconds of use.
  • Can be consumed to open the Hatch Hatch}}.


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
Broken Key}}
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.
  • 10 seconds of use.
  • Requires Add-ons Add-ons}} for any abilities.
Dull Key}}
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.
  • 5 seconds of use.
  • Can be consumed to open the Hatch Hatch}}.


Add-ons[edit | edit source]

The following are Add-ons for the Key:

Icon Name Rarity Description
Prayer Rope}}
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."

Scratched Pearl}}
Scratched Pearl
Uncommon
A porous and scratched white pearl. A minuscule jump ring allows the pearl to be attached to the Key.
  • Moderately increases Key Aura-reading range.
Prayer Beads}}
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.
Eroded Token}}
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 a range of 24 metres.
Gold Token}}
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 a range of 48 metres.
Weaved Ring}}
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 upon death, lose this Add-on instead.
Milky Glass}}
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 the Hatch Hatch}}, lose this Add-on instead.
Blood Amber}}
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 a range of 32 metres.
  • Tremendously decreases Key Efficiency.
Unique Wedding Ring}}
Unique Wedding Ring
Very Rare
An engraved wedding ring that emerged from The Fog and resonates with an indescribable and incomprehensible energy.
  • Reveals the Obsession's Aura Aura}}.
  • Reduces the odds of being the Obsession.