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Nightmare Lock

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Nightmare Lock
Nightmare Lock.png
Tool Required
Divining Rod.png
Common Biomes
Chess
"maxwelllock"
Wilson Portrait.png
Looks almost like a key hole.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Now I just need a key.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Scary lock!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Looks magical.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
KEY RECEPTACLE.

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Now I just need a key.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Where is the key?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
It keeps the master in the chair.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Shall I unlöck it?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
It's missing something.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Gives me the heebie jeebies.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
But where is the key?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Me don't think thet be unlockin' any treasure...

Woodlegs

The Nightmare Lock is a unique Adventure Mode structure used to trap the person sitting on the Nightmare Throne. It looks like a tiny version of the Wooden Thing with spikes surrounding it, and can only be found at the epilogue of the Adventure Mode beside Maxwell. Also, a Divining Rod is required to unlock the lock. After unlocking, Maxwell (or whatever character was put there last) will be released, and the player's character will take his place on the Nightmare Throne. Back in Sandbox Mode, the player will become Maxwell but will keep the items they had when they activated Maxwell's Door.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In older versions of the game, the Shadow Key (which shared the same model as a Purple Gem) was used to free Maxwell.
  • If the player spawns a Nightmare Lock in a world and tries to unlock it with a Divining Rod, the game will crash.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]