The lowest cost to earn the Grandmaster Treasure Hunter title is about 4,510, which requires purchasing 3,764 lockpicks at a Luxon or KurzickDiscount Merchant for 1.2 each. Using all keys from regular merchants costs 6,000. Five different methods are compared below:
Cheapest high-end Keys available at Kurzick or Luxon discount merchants.
3,764 lockpicks purchased at merchants.
3,764 lockpicks traded at standard rate.
3,764 lockpicks purchased at Kurzick or Luxon discount merchants.
The costs above do not take into account loot found.
All methods assume that players open the lowest cost high-end chests, which also has the best retention rates for lockpicks (and provides the cheapest way to progress the Lucky title using lockpicks).
The standard trade price for lockpicks is 1 250 and is generally available in the major trading towns; the discount price is only available at Factionsmerchants.
The lockpick costs assume that the player starts with 0 points in Lucky & Treasure Hunter and that the player will use 3,764 picks to open 10,000 chests. The number of picks was determined by assuming that the player starts off opening 33 chests using 20 picks (at the 40% retention rate) and, near the end, can open over 45 chests with 20 picks (with an 18% bonus as a Master Treasure Hunter and an 8% bonus from being Prosperous).