As a hater of explore, I use the vault weekend (when possible) to max tokens. At the same time I use E5/6 to go for VK.
I used to stay in 5 and that was that. I changed 4 vault weekends ago and don’t regret it all.
Tokens are worth more to me than VK. I will still get them this way, usually around 5/45 or greater, depends.
I upped Pridelands to 16, I’m in there all the time, almost never swap, only come out occasionally or if I’d had a good break and see a Lantern. I sometimes hammer Glacial Peaks as well.
Pridelands 90 Mythstones start, E12 x 4, possibly 5 if I started at over 95. I can do E12 in 3-5 minutes / run on average, depends on teams, sometimes sub 2 mins. In that 4 goes, maybe 5, call it 4.5 I will get about 13 tokens.
When sub 20 tokens, E5/6 with Phoenicia and Pharoh Ra in team. I’ll get 50ish souls without casting it if I use Slayer. I won’t be much slower than optimum, if I want some speed runs, I just put TMQ back in.
4 or 5 runs of that, then back to 12. Teams side by side in slots, with 2 other options side by side that do same thing.
At the end of the weekend, I usually benefit from about 4 million gold and a lot of souls plus 30 VK.
Every other time I hit explore, it’s 12 at all times, except when low and then I use a pure soul team.
Have both Enraged Kurandara and ZG, so VK are not as important to me. If the campaign Mythic this time did AE damage, I’d have reverted back to 5 a couple of goes ago to get more VK for extra chances at orbs.
Just checked last two events;
Previous event was
20 Vault keys
1 Epic VK
48 less tokens than last time
9 Nysha Tokens
306 Arcane Rage Traitstones
1101 gems (a few more than last time)
Only got 19 VK last time, 29 time before, but 9 Nysha vs 4 .