Powder Lock


A sturdy iron lock protects this chest.

Mechanical Trap

The lock is filled with black powder. The tumbler mechanism, if turned without the key, produces sparks which ignite the powder.

A DC 16 Wisdom (Perception) check  detects the smell of black powder in the lock.

The lock can be picked with a DC 16 Dexterity check with thieves’ tools. It can also be destroyed and has AC 19 with 5 hp.

If the lock pick attempt fails, or the lock is destroyed, the lock explodes, dealing 1d6 fire damage to all creatures within 5 ft. A DC 14 Dexterity saving throw reduces this damage by half. The explosion also destroys the contents of the chest.

The lock can only be disabled with a successful pick. Once opened, it can be emptied.


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