Treasure Maps

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Map Carrying Monsters | Decode Skill Needed | Finding the Chest | Lockpick Requirements |Inaccessible Locations | Chest Content & Guardians | Completed Maps

A major update in publish 105, Spring 2019, reduced the number of map levels from 7 to 5 In addition, treasure chests have now been themed based on the following profession inspired packages:

  • Artisan
  • Assassin
  • Mage
  • Ranger
  • Warrior

This results in a map that will read like this “A Tattered Treasures Map Leading to a Mage’s Hoard”
There are also three qualities of chest, rusty, the familiar normal metal or gold. Chest Quality is determined at dig time based on the digger’s modified cartography skill the first time the chest is successfully dug up. If you decide to force the chest to be redug (i.e. move) the quality will never be better than the first pull, but can be worse if your cartography skill is lower than the first successful attempt.

Luck is pulled from the player who digs up the chest at the time the chest is created, which is when they begin the digging process successfully.

New to old map levels are as follows:

 

1 Plainly Drawn 1 Stash
2 Expertly Drawn 2 Supply
3 Adeptly Drawn
4 Cleverly Drawn 3 Cache
5 Deviously Drawn
6 Ingeniously Drawn 4 Hoard
7 Diabolically Drawn 5 Trove

Where do I get a Treasure Map?

As a starting point for a new hunter I would recommend the quest ‘The Witches Apprentice’ Part of the reward for this quest is a map, random level 1 – 4. If you do the quest in Felucca you will get a Felucca map, if you do it in Trammel you will receive a Trammel map.

Another area where you are sure to receive a map is the Guardian Room in Doom. Here the random level is 1 or 2 (beware the poison cloud!)

Treasure maps can be found as loot on a wide selection of the creatures in the game. These maps range in difficulty on an internal scale of 1 to 5. The odds of a map appearing on one of these monsters is approximately 1%. Note some Eodon creatures may drop different map levels, depending on the strength of the individual, where this is possible they are shown in both lists

Which monsters carry treasure maps ?
Map Level
Map Name
Monsters
1 Stash Agapite Elemental, Air Elemental, Bronze Elemental, Anchisaur, Archaeosaurus, Cave Troll (Shame), Copper Elemental, Dark Guardian, Desert Scorpion, Dull Copper Elemental, Earth Elemental, Enraged Earth Elemental, Enslaved Gargoyle, Ettin, Evil Mage, Fire Gargoyle, Frost Troll, Gallusarus, Gargoyle, Gazer, Golden Elemental, Greater Earth Elemental, Eodon Britannian, Eodon tribesperson (warrior), Greater Mongbat (in chest), Lion, Lizardman, Molten Earth Elemental, Mud Elemental, Mummy, Myrmidex Drone, Myrmidex Warrior, Ogre, Ophidian Enforcer, Ophidian Warrior, Orc, Orcish Lord, Orcish Mage, Quartz Elemental, Sabre-toothed Tiger, Sea Serpent, Shadow Iron Elemental, Soulbound Apprentice Mage, Strange Gazer,Terathan Warrior, Triceratops, Troll, Valorite Elemental, Verite Elemental, Vicious Macaw, Wild Tiger.
2 Supply Acid Elemental, Anlorlem, Arctic Ogre Lord, Battle Mage, Bound Soul, Cave Troll (Wrong), Clan Scratch Scrounger,Cold Drake, Corrupted Mage, Crystal Sea Serpent, Cyclopean Warrior, Dark Guardian, Deep Sea Serpent, Drake, Eodon Tribesperson (Shaman), Evil Mage Lord, Fairy Dragon, Fan Dancer, Fezzik the Ogre Cook, Fire Ant, Fire Elemental, Flame Elemental, Juka Mage, Kappa, Lesser Hiryu, Lich, Lizardman Defender, Lizardman Squatter, Meer Mage,  Minotaur, Minotaur Captain, Minotaur Scout, Myrmidex Warrior, Najasaurus, Ogre Lord, Ophidian Apprentice Mage, Ophidian Avenger, Ophidian Justicar, Ophidian Knight-Errant, Ophidian Shaman, Ophidian Zealot,Pirate, Raptor, Ratman Mage, Reaper, Restless Soul, Revenant Lion, Saurosaurus, Sea Serpent, Slith, Snow Elemental, Soulbound Spell Slinger, Stone Elemental, Stone Gargoyle, Terathan Avenger, Trapdoor Spider, Triceratops, Troglodyte, Tsuki Wolf, Vile Drake (Belfry), Vile Mage, Volcano Elemental, Water Elemental, Wanderer of the Void, Wyvern Yomotsu Warrior. Also paragon chests from the paragon version of any creature listed in the row above.
3 Cache Abscess, Ancient Lich, Ancient Wyrm, Archdemon, Balron, Betrayer, Blood Elemental, Crystal Hydra, Crystal Lattice Seeker, Cu Sidhe, Daemon, Dark Wisp (in chest), Devourer of Souls, Dimetrosaur, Diseased Blood Elemental, Djinn, Dragon, Dragon Turtle, Eodon Tribesperson (Shaman), Eodon Tribesperson (Chieftain/ess), Efreet, Elder Gazer, Eternal Gazer, Ethereal Warrior, Fire Daemon, Forgotten Servant, Frost Dragon, Greater Dragon, Greater Poison Elemental, Grim, Hiryu, Homunculus, Hydra, Ice Fiend, Infernus, Interred Grizzle, Kraken, Lava Elemental, Leviathan, Lich Lord, Lifestealer, Lord Oaks, Lurg (chest), Master Theophilus, Meer Eternal, Meraktus the Tormented, Mephitis, Miasma, Minion of Scelestus, Minotaur General, Monstrous Interred Grizzle, Navrey Nighteyes, Neira the Necromancer, Night Terror, Oni, Ophidian Matriarch, Pestilent Bandage, Pit Fiend, Pixie (Renowned), Poison Elemental, Putrefier, Ravager, Rend, Reptalon, Rikktor, Rotting Corpse, Sand Vortex, Saurosaurus, Semidar, Serado the Awakened, Serpentine Dragon, Shadow Wyrm, Shimmering Effusion, Silvani, Skeletal Dragon, Skeletal Drake, Stygian Dragon, Succubus, Szavetra, Terathan Matriarch, Titan, The Piper, Tormented Minotaur, Travesty, Unfrozen Mummy, Wanderer of the Void, White Wyrm, Wight, Yamandon, Yomotsu Elder, Yomutsu Priest. Also paragon chests from the paragon version of any creature listed in the row above.
4 Hoard
(in a chest except for Dimetrosaur)
Dimetrosaur, Paragon Ancient Wyrm, Paragon Balron, Paragon Betrayer, Paragon Blood Elemental, Paragon Ethereal Warrior, Paragon Greater Dragon, Paragon Meer Eternal, Paragon Poison Elemental, Paragon Rotting Corpse, Paragon Skeletal Dragon, Paragon Succubus, Paragon Titan, Miasma, Pyre, Rend, Abcess, Putrefier, Master Theophilus, Stygian Dragon.
5 Trove Allosaurus, Corgul the Soulbinder, Scalis the Enforcer,The Great Ape, Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Map locations are random but will be on whichever facet the carrying monster is killed.
  • Maps found in monster chests, such as Ilshenar paragons or Miasma, are random facet.

Decoding a Treasure Map

You have your map, what next? You need to decode it. Double click the map, if your cartography skill is high enough you will be able to read it, though it may take more than one attempt. An unread map has the description ‘tattered’, when read this label is lost and the map becomes ‘blessed’. The location on a map which has been read is valid for 30 days, after that the map will return to ‘tattered’ status and re-set with a new location (handy if the first location turns out to be under someone’s house and so unobtainable).

If you expect to become an avid treasure hunter consider investing in the year 8 Veteran reward, Davies’ Locker to aid with storage, this object also provides rough co-ordinates on maps that have been read.

Skill required to decode a map
Map Level Map Descr. Skill Level
1 Stash 27.0* cartography required
2 Supply 70.0 cartography required
3 Cache 90.0 cartography required
4 Hoard 100 cartography required
5 Trove 100 cartography required

*Approximate, varies between 27 to 30, but this isn’t a problem, as you can be trained by the NPCs to over 30 skill, so you can decode level 1’s as soon as you have trained. You can also gain cartography skill by attempting to decode a level one map. Eventually you will be able to read it. If you get a message in the lower left of your screen saying “this map is too difficult to attempt to decode” then it is not a level one map, and you will not gain from trying to decode it.

Finding the Treasure Chest

After decoding your treasure map, the location of the chest will be indicated with a single pin in the classic client or a red x in the enhanced client.

Before heading off after the treasure, you may find it advisable to compare your treasure map against a world-map.

Look for any distinctive landmarks on your map, and compare it with the map, all facets are covered. Find the area that matches what is shown on your treasure map, zoom in to get rough co-ordinates to begin your search and head for that area. When you believe you are in the right vicinity, do one of the following:

For EC players, tick the ’tilt map’ option on your overhead map and then compare your treasure map with your location

tilt_map

For CC players, take mapmakers pen and some blank scrolls with you, stand absolutely still and create a ‘local’ map, then use the ‘plot course’ option. Place a pin at each of the four corners, working diagonally. Compare the spot where the lines cross, ie where you are currently standing, with the pin on your map. You can see from this example that the pin on the map is slightly south and west of the position in which I was standing to draw the map.

plot_map

Once you believe that you have arrived in the right area, you can begin digging using the context menu on the map. The older, still valid, method of digging requires that you double click your shovel, target the map, then target the ground. Once you have begun digging, do not move from the spot or you will invalidate the attempt and must start over. You can, however, cast spells.

If you fail to find the treasure, move on a step and try again.

The Additional Benefit of Cartography

In addition to enabling the treasure hunter to read the map, cartography also extends the dig radius (from the treasure spot) as listed below. This bonus was previously granted by mining skill:

  • 0 to 50.9 skill gives a 1 tile radius (in other words, you must dig the exact correct spot of the chest)
  • 51 to 80.9 skill gives a 2 tiles radius
  • 81 to 99.9 skill gives a 3 tiles radius
  • 100 skill gives a 4 tiles radius

Note: These numbers refer to enhanced skill, not “real” so + cartography items such as Legendary Mapmaker’s Glasses will help

Failed attempts give only a message, so when you hear your character start digging you know you have been successful in finding the chest. You will see a ‘dirt patch’ appear which becomes bigger, revealing part of the chest, and then the whole chest. Count the digs and learn to time when the chest guardians will appear on the lower level maps, this will help avoid deaths on higher level ones!

The initial spawn of 4 – 8 guardians appear as the chest clears the ground. These are ‘tethered’ to the chest and will spring back if an attempt is made to lead them too far away. The chest lock cannot be picked until these guardians have been defeated. Once raised, the chest will remain for roughly an hour and then disappear. On the highest level chests this is not always sufficient time to defeat all the guardians for a solo hunter. It is highly recommended that a team of at least 2 – 3 be recruited for level 5 maps, especially in Trammel, Felucca or Eodon.

You may now pick the lock. Double click your lockpick, and click on the chest. If lockpicking fails, a Grubber may unlock and emerge from the chest, he will have stolen an item! You can recover your item by killing him, but he moves very quickly. Levels 1 to 3 chests can be unlocked by a mage using the ‘magic unlock’ spell if the mage’s skill is high enough.

Chests are trapped. Prior to publish 105 it was possible to trigger this trap using telekinesis, or simply double click the box and absorb the resulting explosion. This is no longer possible, you must use the ‘remove trap’ skill. There is no minimum skill requirement for the different chest levels, the disarming process will begin when a player uses Remove Trap on the chest. The length of this process is variable based on the player’s Remove Trap skill, with higher Remove Trap skill requiring less disarming time.
During the disarming process Ancient Chest Guardians, chosen from the monsters that can spawn during the initial dig, will spawn to defend the chest, accompanied by some fire damage to the digger and any nearby party members. These monsters will not drop any loot and must be defeated before the chest can be opened.
If the player moves more than 16 tiles away from the chest or is killed during the disarming process, the process must be restarted.
High HP on the character and 70 fire resist on the suit will allow most characters to survive the damage from the chest. Other things that might be helpful are Greater Strength Potions, Rose of Trinsic petals, Truly Rare Fish and Firefish Pies

Requirements for opening
treasure chests.
Map level Map Descr. Minimum Lockpicking Magery
1 Stash 11.0 skill 50
2 Supply 76.0 skill 80
3 Cache 84.0 skill 100
4 Hoard 92.0 skill no effect
5 Trove 100 skill no effect
DO NOT TRY TO
OPEN A CHEST UNTIL YOU HAVE AT LEAST
THE RECOMMENDED LOCKPICK SKILL.

Inaccessible Chests

Treasure map locations are random, sometimes they may spawn in an inaccessible, or just undesirable, place. These need not be discarded. A read (blessed) treasure map, if not dug up within 30 days, will re-set becoming again ‘tattered’. When read this map will show a new, different, location on the same facet.

The Treasure

There are 4 factors that influence what items end up in a chest if successful random rolls are made, Map Level, Profession Package, Chest Quality, and Facet.

Chest quality can impact chest loot in a variety of ways including the quantity of a specific loot item, the range of bonuses, the type of crafting materials, and the intensity of randomly generated magic equipment.

Chests have a chance to contain the following loot items based on level, package, and facet,

  • Gold & Gems in special gold & gem bags (all packages, all levels)
  • Minor artifacts, Pub 67 Artifacts (All packages, Supply)
  • Randomly Generated Equipment
    The types of equipment are based on the package and facet which corresponds to the profession who might use the equipment and the facet based on when the item was released in the game. For example, if you are looking for a dagger you may look at Assassin maps in Trammel or if you are after a Repeating Crossbow you would look at Ranger maps in Malas. The quantity of items available is based on the level of chest, there is a chance for additional items based on party size. (all packages)
  • Scrolls of Transcendence, Skill & value based on package and facet (All packages, stash, hoard and trove)
  • Scrolls of Alacrity, Skill is based on package and facet (All packages, supply and above)
  • Treasure Maps one level higher than the current level of map (All packages, up to Hoard)
  • Legacy & New Decorative Items based on package and facet (All packages, Cache and above)
  • Refinements (Artisan Stash)
  • Legacy Recipe Scrolls (Artisan Supply & Cache)
  • Crafting Materials, Wood, Metal, or Leather (Artisan Stash & Supply)
  • Special Crafting Materials, Essences, Mondain’s Legacy Ingredients available based on facet, (Artisan, Supply)
  • Legacy & New Utility Items based on package (Assassin, Artisan, and Ranger Supply)
  • Reagents in a special reagent bag. Type based on facet. (Mage Stash)
  • Powerscrolls, Skill is based on package and level is based on chest quality up to +10 (Felucca Only, All packages except Artisan,  Cache, Hoard and Trove)

The Guardians

All creatures bearing the tag [guardian] must be defeated before the chest can be unlocked. In addition to the guardians some maps may spawn 2 – 4 additional mobs. These creatures are not guardians and do not prevent the unlocking of the chest, many of these are tameable. In the lists below these mobs are shown in parentheses

Level 1, Stash
Eodon Felucca/Trammel Ilshenar Malas Tokuno Ter Mur
Myrmidex Larvae
silverback Gorilla
(Panther
Wild Tiger)
Mongbats,
Ratmen,
Headless
Ones, Skeletons,
Zombies
Mongbats,
Ratmen,
Headless
Ones, Skeletons,
Zombies
Mongbats,
Ratmen,
Headless
Ones, Skeletons,
Zombies
Mongbats,
Ratmen,
Headless
Ones, Skeletons,
Zombies,
Mongbats,
Ratmen,
Headless
Ones, Skeletons,
Zombies,
Clockwork Scorpion,
Corrosive Slime
Level 2, Supply
Eodon Felucca/Trammel Ilshenar Malas Tokuno Ter Mur
Acid Elemental
Sand Vortex
(Lion
Sabre Toothed Tiger)
Air Elementals,
Dread Spiders,
Earth Elementals
Fire Elementals
Gargoyles,
Gazers,
Hellhounds,
Liches,
Mages,
Ogre Lords,
Orc
Air Elementals,
Dread Spiders,
Earth Elementals
Fire Elementals
Gargoyles,
Gazers,
Hellhounds,
Liches,
Mages,
Ogre Lords,
Orc
Air Elementals,
Dread Spiders,
Earth Elementals
Fire Elementals
Gargoyles,
Gazers,
Hellhounds,
Liches,
Mages,
Ogre Lords,
Orc
Air Elementals,
Dread Spiders,
Earth Elementals
Fire Elementals
Gargoyles,
Gazers,
Hellhounds,
Liches,
Mages,
Ogre Lords,
Orc
Acid Slug,
Slith,
Water Elemental
Leather Wolf,
Stone Slith,
Toxic Slith
Level 3, Cache
Eodon Felucca/Trammel Ilshenar Malas Tokuno Ter Mur
Infernal
Fire Elemental
(Demetrosor
Saurosaurus)
Blood Elementals
Daemons,
Dread Spiders,
Elder Gazers,
Lich Lords,
Ogre Lords
Poison Elementals
Daemons,
Dark Guardian
Dread Spiders,
Elder Gazers,
Exodus Minion,
Gargoyle Destroyer,
Gargoyle Enforcer,
Lich Lords,
Ogre Lords
Poison Elemental,
Daemons,
Dread Spiders,
Elder Gazers,
Lich Lords,
Ogre Lords
Ravager,
Wanderer of the Void,
Daemons,
Devourer of Souls,
Dread Spiders,
Elder Gazers,
Fan Dancer,
Lich Lords,
Ogre Lords
Revenant Lion,
Ronin,
Rune Beetle,
Bloodworm,
Fire Ants,
Kepetch,
Lava Elementals,
Maddening Horrors
Stone Slith,
Toxic Slith
Level 4, Hoard
Eodon Felucca/Trammel Ilshenar Malas Tokuno Ter Mur
Kotl Automaton
Mymidex Drone
Allosaurus
(Triceratops)
Ancient Wyrm,
Balron,
Blood Elemental,
Poison Elemental,
Titan,
Greater Dragon,
Cold Drake
(Dragon Wolf)
Exodus Minion,
Gargoyle Destroyer
Titan,
Changeling
Enslaved Satyr
(Dragon Wolf)
Devourer of Souls,
Rotting Corpse,
Wanderer of the Void,
Minotaur Captain,
Minotaur Scout
(Dragon Wolf)
Rune Beetle,
Lady of the Snow,
Yomotsu Elder,
Yomotsu Priest,
Yomotsu Warrior,
Hiryu,
Oni
(Dragon Wolf)
Lava Elemental,
Greater Poison Elemental,
Enraged Earth Elemental
Fire Daemon
Level 5, Trove
Eodon Felucca/Trammel Ilshenar Malas Tokuno Ter Mur
Anchisaurus, Allosaurus, Sand Vortex Ancient Wyrm,
Balron, Blood Elemental, Poison Elemental, Titan, Greater Dragon
Cold Drake
(Frost Dragon)
Exodus Minion
Gargoyle Destroyer
Titan,
Renegade Changeling,
Enslaved Satyr
Devourer of Souls,
Rotting Corpse,
Wanderer of the Void,
Minotaur Captain,
Minotaur Scout
Minotaur General
Rune Beetle,
Lady of the Snow,
Yomotsu Elder,
Yomotsu Priest,
Yomotsu Warrior, Hiryu,
Oni,
Yamandon
Lava Elemental,
Greater Poison Elemental,
Enraged Earth Elemental ,
Fire Daemon,
Enraged Colossus

The Completed Map

 Completed maps can be used to create a wall hanging to celebrate your accomplishments, even when trashed they are far from worthless. Treasure maps whether ‘tattered’ or fully completed have the same value for ‘clean up Britannia’ hand in, as follows:
  • Level 1 (stash) – 50 points
  • Level 2 (supply) – 100 points
  • Level 3 (cashe) – 250 points
  • Level 4 (hoard) – 500 points
  • Level 5 (trove) 750 points