The Encrypted Treasure Chests aka "Code chests" had been under mystery for most of us for way too long. Since they were released in 2014 inside original Dragon's Prophet little is known about them. At least was.
This is feature that was hidden from everyone mostly by german side of the community for way too long. Me and my friend decided to slove this mystery together and show it to all of you. But please, keep in mind that most of the info is based on the original Dragon's Prophet game, so there might be some diffrences inside Savage Hunt, however i checked some of it inside of SH and it seems to work just the same as in DP.
1. What exactly are the Encrypted chests?
Those are special chests that can give you various goods after you manage to find and open one. They are big, black chests with red upper side. You probably saw few of them standing randomly all over Auratia. Curiosity Shopkeeper will tell you about them more, he can be found here:
2. What exactly can they reward me?
Known rewards are:
Encrypted compoments(I'll come back to them once 98 lvl cap is released)
Ancient Fighter Seals(I'll come back to them, once their purpose is added to the game)
Treasure hunt orange materials(such as severtive's skull fragments, ancient porcelain fragments, barbossa's keepsake, etc, etc)
Unhatched eggs(with Nessus, Lundhal, Bloodred Coral, etc)
Green and blue gear
Chests with diffrent currencies(such as gold, kindred insignia, adventure insignia,vanquisher insignia)
Ancient Boxes(with random marketplace item)
3. That sounds juicy, how can I find one?
This is where the fun part starts. Finding them was an unknown mystery for most of players. There was one method that seemed to work for everyone - killing the glowing mob.
However it's not enough to just kill random glowing mob in order to spawn a chest, there are some rules in it.
Let's start with, that glowing mob that is the same with lvl as you have just 1% chance to spawn chest after you kill it. The lower in lvl mob is than you, the chance to spawn drops. So mob at 94lvl will have 1% chance to spawn the chest and the chance with every lvl will drop by 0,1%. So at some point, chance to spawn will get so low, that it's easier to say that low lvl glowing mobs will never spawn it.
But glowing mobs should be just additional option, the main way to find them is to actually hunt them on map.
Every zone have about 30 spots where the chests can be spawned. But chests won't always spawn in their spot, there is whole mechanic that makes them show up.
Chests are timed, just like roaming rare dragons on the map. But their timer isn't that extreme and they spawn in about every 2 hours. BUT, they spawn... Invisible. To make them visible there are two ways. There must be 10 people in range of their spawnpoint or you have to run into it about 10 times to make the "10 players in range" thingy by yourself. Once it will count 10, it should appear, if it did not, you have to check another spot.
As i tested, you can spawn only one chest in zone(that's said about spot chests, chest spawned by glowing mobs dosen't count)
4. Great! I found one, but how can I open it?
There are three ways to open them. First is by keys, that you craft. Recipes for such keys can be dropped by glowing mobs or sold by Remant Moon Traveling Merchants, there was probably another way to obtain them, but I forgot about them. You need(if I'm not wrong) total of 5 keys in order to open the chests.
If you don't have keys, or you simply don't want to bother with them, there are still another two ways of opening them. One of those method you will learn at Curiosity Shopkeeper in Artecia of Laedis. And that is, code. My personal favourite method, and I simply love to farm the chests just to play that mini game
Chest will ask you to create code of 4 numbers. Code must contain chain of diffrent numbers. So let's say you'll start with 1234 - because if you're lucky enough it might be actually the right code. But usually if you start this way it will give you 2-3 right numbers.
Red - means right number in wrong position
Green - means right number in right position
Empty - wrong number
Third and last method is for the lazy ones. You can open chest with 35 diamonds, instantly
Eitheir if you failed opening the chests, or succeed you will recieve 10min debuff, and you won't be able to open another chest untill it disappears.
NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT! Spawn points!
This is part that I'm still working on, but here are the maps that are done for now:
The guide is made by me and my friend Yuuyake, will be updated as soon as I can.