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Chest of Sorrow
Chest of Sorrow.png
Type Treasure Chest
Company Gold Hoarders icon.png Gold Hoarders
Sell to Hoarders or
The Servant of the Flame
Base Gold Reward 3,000-3,500 Gold.png
Emissary Value 9720

The Chest of Sorrow is a Cursed Treasure Chest in Sea of Thieves, that leaks water during periods of uncontrollable sobbing.

Cursed Effects[]

The Chest when it's crying.

The Chest's effects can be negated while on the side Ladders of the Ship.

The Chest of Sorrow will periodically start crying, leaving a puddle of tears around it that, if left unattended on a ship, can quickly flood and sink the Ship. Its sobbing is very loud, making Chests of Sorrow easy to locate when nearby. The periods between, and duration of its sobbing vary.

To prevent the tears from sinking a ship, players must bail the water with buckets, or remove the chest from the ship.

  • On Galleons and Brigantines, one crew member may carry the chest on the side Ladders. This does work on Sloops, however the player must sit very low on the ship's side ladder.
  • Place the chest on a Harpoon Rowboat, detach it from the ship and use the Harpoon to tow behind the ship.

The flooding can be used as a tactic to sink another Crew, or Skeleton Ships, by placing it on their ship.

Where to Find[]

Chests of Sorrow can be found from the following sources:


Sorrow Chests can be sold to:

The following is the reward chart for sold Sorrow Chests:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 3,000 Gold.png 3,500 Gold.png 0
I 3,000 Gold.png 3,500 Gold.png 9720
II 3,990 Gold.png 4,655 Gold.png 12927.6
III 5,010 Gold.png 5,845 Gold.png 16232.4
IV 6,000 Gold.png 7,000 Gold.png 19440
V 7,500 Gold.png 8,750 Gold.png 24300


  • Picking up and placing Treasure Chests on a Ship for the first time gives Emissary Grade Reputation to Trading Company Emissaries representing the Gold Hoarders or Reaper's Bones.
  • It is possible to get a Chest of Sorrows stuck inside the hull of a Galleon in several places, making it very difficult to retrieve the Chest, which will still continue filling up the ship when crying. In this case players will either have to sink their ship, or raise the water level high enough so that the stuck chest can be retrieved from outside the ship's Hull.
  • All Treasure Chests emit a White Glint from a distance.
  • Treasure Chests can be caught with a Harpoon.
  • It is unconfirmed whether Sorrow Chests can spawn on Skeleton Ships, as the Chests would cause them to sink too quickly.

Pirate Chat[]

Here is the Pirate Chat Wheel of the Chest:

Chest of Sorrows Wheel.png


Gold Hoarders Commendations:

Reaper's Bones Commendations:

Athena's Fortune Commendations:


  • A female version of the Chest of Sorrow was originally planned.
  • Players used to be able to stop a Ship from filling up when the Chest was crying by leaving it on a Rowboat docked on a Ship.

Patch History[]

  • PAYOUT: Significant increase in gold and reputation reward.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed a bug where the chest won't flood the ship if kept on a rowboat that then docked.