What's the deal with Vault Keys?


#1

In the last 2 months, I have killed about 150 treasure gnomes…and absolutely ZERO vault keys…3 vault keys total since gnomes were brought in. what’s the deal?


#2

Are you making the proper sacrifices to the RNG Gods? Really it’s all up to chance. I have yet to get any vault keys and I can’t even tell you how many of those gnomes I’ve killed…


#3

I’ve done some testing in this event and as of right now I can confirm that the encounter rate for gnomes is at (roughly) 10% and the chance for vault key drop from these gnomes is also (roughly) 10% (during this event). This means you need to kill around 10 gnomes per vault key.

I got 5 so far (yes, I killed over 50 gnomes and I’ve been spamming explore with sunbird/bomb team).

After the event is over it’s quite hard to know the exact statistic since the drop is so rare, but until monday reset enjoy the 10% chance for gnome and 10% drop from them for vault keys. It’s worth it.


#4

Go to the gym and practice your vaults. I’ve heard some horsing around helps. :smile:


#5

RNG.

I’ve done around 1,200+ Explores. 3 Vault Keys. Killed 120+ Gnomes. @Rustiee 10% Vault Key drop rate, I doubt it.


#6

You’re just unlucky. In theory it’s possible you’ll never even see a gnome and a vault key. Highly unlikely, but possible.

It has been a consistent 10% for me.


#7

Been seeing a normal amount of both gnomes. You just have to play some to see them…


#8

In two hours I have seen at least 10 gnomes. 3 pet gnomes. Killed 1 without waiting. Lots of luck I suppose. Keep at it. They are there. I can confirm.

2 vault keys… lucky day.


#9

I think you’re just lucky. Its not 10% chance for a vault key


#10

It’s a 10% upon a 10% of encountering a gnome. That means it’s a 1% chance to get a vault key on explore spam.

I also said “roughly” and 1% for a vault key on EVENT weekend seems like a high enough drop rate for me, since we all know how GoW works.

With that said, you can get unlucky and never see one during the entire event.


#11

Defeated around 250 gnomes at this point, and still no keys.


#12

The odds of a treasure gnome dropping a vault key outside of the vault event weekend is extremely extremely rare. In 10’s of thousands of battles (no exaggeration) I’ve had only 3 drop outside of a vault event weekend.

During a vault event you should get a key roughly every 130 battles.


#13

I don’t think I have ever had a vault key from a treasure gnome outside of the vault event. I think I have more chance of winning the jackpot on the Euromillions lottery this Friday :joy:


#14

I’d just rather not get stones or souls and I’m happy. I never expect to see a vault key.


#15

I did get 2 pet gnomes back to back yesterday. That was new and a guildmate also had it happen today too. Needless to say he didn’t wait it out :rofl::joy: