How to Get the Swamp Key and Where to Use It | Valheim

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This is a guide on how to get the Swamp Key quickly in Valheim. Learn where the Swamp Key is found, and where it can be used!

Swamp Key Basic Information

Name Swamp Key ImageSwamp Key
Item Type Key
Weight 0.1
Description Partly covered in caked mud, it smells foetid.
Max Capacity 1
Item Spawn Code CryptKey

How to Get the Swamp Key

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The Swamp Key is obtained by slaying The Elder in the Black Forest biome. To know how to spawn and defeat The Elder, check out our guide below!

Boss Guide: How to Summon and Beat The Elder

Dropped by Enemy

Enemy Enemy Lv. Qty. Drop Rate
The Elder 1 1 100%

Can Be Spawned with Console Command

If you don't mind using cheats to obtain it, Swamp Keys can easily be spawned with the console command.

To spawn the item, first turn on cheat codes by typing devcommands in the F5 console, and use the spawn CryptKey command to create the item.

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How to Use the Swamp Key

Opens Up Crpyt Dungeons in the Swamp Biome

The main purpose of the Swamp Key is to open Crypt dungeons in the Swamp biomes. These dungeons are quite important because this is where Scrap Iron is obtained to craft Iron equipment and tools.

Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types

Swamp Key Does Not Break

Unlike other consumables, the Swamp Key does not break and can be used indefinitely.

Also if you are in a multiplayer server, only one (1) person needs to bring the Swamp Key and unlock the Crypts!

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