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Master Key

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
For the item known by this name in Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, see Lockpick.
Master Key

Is 3ds01 master key.png
Master Key sprite from Awakening.


Can open either a door or a treasure chest.

Type

Item

First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

The Master Key (Japanese: 万能鍵 All-purpose Key) is an item that first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Somewhat a spiritual successor to the Lockpick, a Master Key is capable of opening any lock, be it a door, a drawbridge, or a treasure chest.

Data

Game Icon Uses Worth Effects and notes
Shadow Dragon Is ds master key.png 5 2400 Opens any door, treasure chest, or drawbridge.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds master key.png 5 2400 Opens any door, treasure chest, or drawbridge.
Awakening Is 3ds01 master key.png 1 500 Opens any door or treasure chest.
Fates Is 3ds02 key.png 1 0 Opens any door or treasure chest.
Three Houses Is ns01 key.png 3 ? Opens any door or treasure chest.

Locations

Shadow Dragon

Dropped by Chapter 6, enemy Cavalier, enemy Emereus
Armory Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Chapter 20, enemy Thief
Treasure New Archanea Saga episode 3, chest
Armory Online Shop*

Awakening

Dropped by Chapter 21, enemy Swordmaster, enemy BerserkerParalogue 10, enemy Berserker

Fates

Unused Unobtainable through regular gameplay.

Three Houses

Pagan Altar Chapter 1 onward, cost 200 Renown (unlimited)

Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Shadow Dragon A key effective on any locked door, chest, or bridge. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening Can open either a door or a treasure chest. ??
Fates Opens a door or chest.* ??
Three Houses A key for unlocking doors or chests. 扉と宝箱を開けられる。

Trivia

  • In the DS games, the Master Key is internally referred to as "THIEFKEY", which is the Japanese name of the Lockpick, a similar item to the Master Key which appeared in past games.
    • In the text shown when selecting the Lockpick in the item menu in the Japanese GBA games, the Lockpick is described as a 万能カギ bannō kagi "all-purpose key", which is the Japanese name of the Master Key (although the word for key is written in katakana here).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Master Key

Japanese

万能鍵

All-purpose key; written as 万能カギ in the DS games.

Spanish

Llave maestra

Master Key

French

Passe

Pass

German

Allzweckschlüssel

Multi-purpose Key; abbreviated to Allzwecks. in Shadow Dragon.

Italian
  • Chiave universale
  • Passepartout
  • Universal key; this name is used in Shadow Dragon. Abbreviated as "Ch. univ." for space reasons.
  • Master Key
Korean

만능열쇠

All-purpose key

Simplified Chinese

万能钥匙

Master key; lit. "all-capable key".

Traditional Chinese

萬能鑰匙

Master key; lit. "all-capable key".

Gallery

Items in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Stat boosters Arms ScrollBootsDracoshieldEnergy DropGoddess IconPure WaterSecret BookSeraph RobeSpeedwingSpirit DustTalisman
Healing items Vulnerary
Class change items Elysian WhipMaster Seal
Keys Bridge KeyDoor KeyMaster Key
Shop items BullionSilver CardVIP Card
Regalia items EmblemGeosphereIote's ShieldLightsphereStarsphere
Other items Cards
Items in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Permanent stat boosters Arms ScrollBond DropBootsDracoshieldEnergy DropGoddess IconGrowth DropSecret BookSeraph RobeSpeedwingSpirit DustTalisman
Temporary stat boosters Defense BondDefense TonicLuck BondLuck TonicMagic BondMagic TonicPure WaterRainbow TonicResistance BondResistance TonicSkill BondSkill TonicSpeed BondSpeed TonicStrength BondStrength Tonic
Healing items ElixirEnergy DrinkUsed PotionVulnerary
Class change items Elysian WhipMaster Seal
Keys Bridge KeyChest KeyDoor KeyMaster Key
Shop items BullionSilver CardVIP Card
Regalia items Astral ShardsBinding ShieldDarksphereFire EmblemGeosphereIote's ShieldLifesphereLightsphereStarsphere
Other items Cards
Items in Fire Emblem Awakening
Permanent stat boosters Arms ScrollBootsDracoshieldEnergy DropGoddess IconNaga's TearSecret BookSeed of TrustSeraph RobeSpeedwingSpirit DustTalisman
Temporary stat boosters Defense TonicGaius's ConfectHP TonicKris's ConfectLuck TonicMagic TonicPure WaterResistance TonicSkill TonicSpeed TonicStrength TonicTiki's Tear
Skill items All Stats +2Iote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagon
Healing items ConcoctionElixirSweet TinctureVulnerary
Class change items Dread ScrollMaster SealSecond SealWedding Bouquet
Keys Chest KeyDoor KeyMaster Key
Shop items BullionSilver CardSupreme Emblem
Map items Reeking BoxRift Door
Items in Fire Emblem Fates
Permanent stat boosters Arms ScrollBootsDracoshieldDragon HerbsEnergy DropEternal SealGoddess IconSecret BookSeed of TrustSeraph RobeSpeedwingSpirit DustTalisman
Temporary stat boosters Allegro HarpAsugi's ConfectDefense TonicHP TonicLuck TonicMagic TonicRainbow TonicResistance TonicShell HornSkill TonicSpeed TonicStrength Tonic
Healing items Azura's SalveConcoctionElixirGunter's PotionVulnerary
Class change items Dread ScrollEbon WingExalt's BrandFell BrandFriendship SealHeart SealHero's BrandMaster SealOffspring SealPartner SealSighting LensVanguard BrandWitch's Mark
Keys Chest KeyDoor KeyMaster Key
Shop items Gold Bar
Other items Battle SealFirst BloodMaster EmblemObstacleSkill itemsVisitation Seal
Items in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Permanent stat boosters Ailell PomegranateAmbrosiaBlack PearlEnergy DropFruit of LifeGiant ShellGoddess IconGolden AppleMiracle BeanPremium Magic HerbsRocky BurdockSacred Galewind Shoes*Sacred Floral Robe*Sacred Snowmelt Drop*Sacred Moonstone*Secret BookSeraph RobeShoes of the WindSpeed CarrotSpeedwingSpirit DustTalismanWhite Verona
Temporary stat boosters Pure WaterTorch
Healing items AntitoxinConcoctionElixirVulnerary
Class change items Abyssian Exam PassAdvanced SealBeginner SealDark SealIntermediate SealMaster Seal
Rings Accuracy RingCritical RingEvasion RingFetters of Dromi*Goddess RingMarch RingPrayer RingSpeed Ring
Shields Aegis ShieldAurora ShieldHexlock ShieldIron ShieldKadmos ShieldLampos ShieldLeather ShieldOchain ShieldSeiros ShieldSilver ShieldSteel ShieldTalisman Shield
Staves AsclepiusCaduceus StaffCirce StaffHealing StaffMagic StaffThyrsus
Gems Chalice of Beginnings*Experience GemKnowledge GemRafail Gem
Other equipment Black Eagle PendantBlue Lion BroochGolden Deer BraceletWhite Dragon Scarf
Keys Chest KeyDoor KeyMaster KeySpellbreak Key*
Shop items Bullion
Dragon Signs Aegis Dragon SignBloom Dragon SignCraft Dragon SignCrusher Dragon SignDark Dragon SignEarth Dragon SignFissure Dragon SignFlame Dragon SignGrim Dragon SignIce Dragon SignKalpa Dragon SignLight Dragon SignLightning Dragon SignShield Dragon SignSky Dragon SignSnow Dragon SignStar Dragon SignStorm Dragon SignThorn Dragon SignWater Dragon SignWind Dragon Sign
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