"Loop" redirects here. For the region within the Wushanko isles see The Loop.
Loop half of a key detail

The loop half of a key is an item dropped by numerous NPCs. It is also a reward from various random events, and can be found in the chest in Taverley, the Barrows chest, the gnome restaurant, an evil tree reward, from cremating Vyrewatch, from Kingdom Management and from caskets. The loop half of key may be looted from magpie implings as well as its other half, the tooth half of a key.

The loop half of a key is used with a tooth half of a key to make a crystal key. Doing so will grant you 10 Crafting experience. This is used to unlock the Crystal chest, which contains a dragonstone, and other items.

Before the introduction of the Grand Exchange, both halves of the crystal key sold for the same price, at around 20,000-30,000 coins each. However, with the Grand Exchange, the tooth half of the key was perceived to be rarer than the loop half, and it became more expensive.

The Loop half of a key is confirmed to be on the rare drop table, so a large number of monsters can drop it (a list can be found on the rare drop table article).

After the release of Dragonstone armour, the price of the crystal key skyrocketed due to the high price of the armour.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Crystal chestN/A1Common
Crystal implingN/A1Common
Crystal impling jarN/A1Common
Motherlode MawN/A1Common
Columbarium keyN/A1Rare
Gnome RestaurantN/A1Rare
Magpie implingN/A1Rare
Mahogany casketN/A1Rare
Oak casketN/A1Rare
Rare drop tableN/A1Rare
Teak casketN/A1Rare
Zombie (Tarn's Lair)72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 851Rare
Medium parcelN/A1Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A1Uncommon
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
River trollN/A1Unknown
Vyrewatch49; 70; 72; 75; 78; 86; 91; 971Unknown
Mystery boxN/A1Very rare


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • When confirming the Loop half of a key from a random event box, it says, "Confirm: Gems" instead something similar (such as a key).
  • The loop looks extremely similar to an ankh in Egyptian culture, the symbol of life.
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