Since the game's release, Sea of Thieves has been updated with massive amounts of new content, Tall Tales, and treasures. With every major update comes new types of treasure to find and sell, and players are always looking for the rarest shinies that will get them the most coin. We have outlined the most expensive treasure chests and loot you can sell in the list below.
Note: Because they're rewards for completing a story rather than loot that you have to find, we have opted to exclude some Tall Tale chests from this list. Everything listed below is the loot you have to get by defeating enemies, exploring the seas, and doing tasks!
Treasure chests are the primary source of income for most pirates in Sea of Thieves. Most Trading Companies are interested in the majority of treasure chests, and with high emissary value, they can be the most lucrative method of obtaining wealth. In this list, you'll find the name of the treasure, its max value levels based on Emissary Level (EL), and sources where you can obtain them.
|Chest||Max Value (EL 1)||Max Value (EL 5)||Source(s)|
|Box of Wondrous Secrets||25k Gold||25k Gold||Non-Special Devil's Roar Islands|
|Chest of Ancient Tributes||3.9k Gold||9.75k Gold||Gold Hoarder Treasure Vaults|
|Chest of Sorrow||3.5k Gold||8.75k Gold||All Treasure Chest Methods|
|Chest of Rage||3.5k Gold||8.75k Gold||All Treasure Chest Methods|
|Stronghold Chest||3k Gold||7.5k Gold||Skeleton Forts, Krakens, Skeleton Ships, Megalodon|
If you don't exclusively look for treasure chests, you can make plenty of money by finding these other rare loot items on your travels and selling them to the right company.
|Loot||Max Value (EL 1)||Max Value (EL 5)||Source(s)|
|Ashen Winds Skull||10k Gold||25k Gold||Ashen Winds World Events|
|Stronghold Gunpowder Barrel||6k Gold||15k Gold||Skeleton Forts, Shipwrecks, Skeleton Captains Orders, Black Powder Voyages|
|Crate of Ancient Bone Dust||5.4k Gold||13.5k Gold||Skeleton Forts, Krakens, Megalodons, Black Powder Voyages|
|Keg of Ancient Black Powder||5k Gold||12.5k Gold||Athena's Run Voyages, Fort of Fortune, Athena's Fortune Emissary Quest|
|Stronghold Skull||4.2k Gold||10.5k Gold||Skeleton Forts, Skeleton Ships, Krakens, Megalodons|
|Crate of Precious Gemstones||3.6k Gold||9k Gold||All General Loot Methods|
Those are all the most valuable Treasure Chests and loot items in the game! Don't forget that most of these are very rare, so sometimes collecting quantity over quality may be more worthwhile to get more gold coins!
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