Skeleton Key is an item available in Dragon's Dogma.


"A special key that can unlock any cell door, including those in the dungeons beneath Gran Soren."

"Operates a device."


  • Unlocks specific cell doors, namely those within the Gran Soren Castle Dungeon and those in Smugglers' Pass.
  • Some cell doors in Bitterblack Isle also require Skeleton Keys to be unlocked.
  • Disappears from inventory on use.


Related Quests


3 Star Enhancement


  • The forged Skeleton Key operates as the 'pure' one, though its much better to search for Shackle, etc to craft it.


Product of

Item Item Product
Shackle + Hammer = Skeleton Key
Shackle + Hunk of Ore = Skeleton Key
Shackle + Scrap Iron = Skeleton Key
Shackle + Unremarkable Ore = Skeleton Key


  • A skeleton key (also known as a passkey) is a type of master key in which the serrated edge has been filed down so that it can open numerous locks, most commonly the warded lock. (Source: Wikipedia: Skeleton Key.)
  • All of Skeleton Key 'crafting recipes' are involved with Shackle.
  • Almost all of the items needed to craft a Skeleton Key is based on metal, ore, and wood.