Destiny Prison of Elders Treasure Chest Loot Explained?by scuubasteeve
Exotic not guaranteed once a week.
Note: This merely is the most plausible theory that has been the witness of myself and the people i play with this is not all confirmed and the main aim was to provide a theory based on the information we have at this stage.
Okay so I?ve seen some confusion about how the loot system works in PoE so I?m going to try and explain it the best i can
Note: this is from my own experience running it around 7 times now on different characters.
So completing the lvl 28 version as it is required before attempting any other will grant you access to the treasure room where there is access to three chests. Using your treasure key here for the first run for the week will result in
-A guaranteed exotic weapon roll -A guaranteed queens wrath weapon
The exotic role is for the first treasure chest opening per week on that character regardless of what level you attempt it on. Opening another treasure chest on the same character after your first run will result in
-A guaranteed queens wrath weapon
So to further clarify if you choose not to use your treasure key in the lvl 28 version regardless of what version you open your first chest on, if it is your first chest for that week on that character you will receive the exotic weapon roll plus the queens wrath weapon.
The bonus for running the strike on a higher difficulty is the two smaller chests where at lvl 32 it will guarantee -An armor core
At lvl 34 it will guarantee -A weapon core -Etheric light
And on lvl 35 it will guarantee -An armor core -A weapon core -Etheric light
These chest will also reward motes of light, strange coins, tokens of identity and other smaller rewards. You do not have to open the treasure chest to get these guaranteed rewards, the treasure chest is only there to be reopened if you are interested in another queens wrath weapon.
Edit: Remembered that lvl 35 treasure chest rewards guaranteed ship and shader as well
Edit: The lvl 32, 34 and 35?s respecting rewards etc. Etheric light and weapon core on lvl 34 are once per week also
Armor cores, weapon cores and the etheric light are once per week drops per character on the respective level e.g You can run lvl 32 and get the armor core then run the lvl 34 and get the weapon core. But running them again on the same character will not reward it again.
A lot of people are saying that the ship and shader are not guaranteed from the lvl 35 PoE treasure chest although that hasn?t been my experience.
The guaranteed rewards from their respective level are not given from the small chests, they are given when the mission timer starts after opening the first chest.
Lots of people saying they didn?t receive an exotic weapon the first time they did it although everyone in my fireteam got an exotic the first time on every character and so did most of the people commenting although it might be a very high chance rather than guaranteed.
Only lvl 28 i was able to reloot the smaller chests but not sure if you are able to reloot them on an higher respective level, although i believe it most probable that the small chests when running it a second time may give motes of light and other smaller rewards. Looks like the small chests can be looted everytime and give the smaller rewards
The guaranteed exotic every week is just speculation at this stage but in my eyes it would make sense as there is no guarantee that you can open the chest each week as you need the treasure key. The treasure keys take reasonable time to farm and are not a very high drop rate when doing so.
It looks like the treasure chest may after receiving your first exotic have a smaller chance at rewarding an exotic as well. Many people saying they got another exotic when running it at lvl 28 although it depends on if that was a reward from the treasure chest or a reward from completing it as the lvl 28 PoE still can reward exotics from completing it as well considering it is classed as a strike.
Also looks as though the small chests have a chance at rewarding a key on any level but could be triggered by the mission timer as well.