Kill gnomes and win the battle to increase your chances of earning a Vault Key. Use Vault keys to open the Gnome Vault and earn lots of rewards.
Vault Keys are used to unlock the Vault Battles. You can access the Vault from the World Map > Games > Gnome Vault menu. There are 2 types of Vault battles: the Gnome Vault and the Epic Vault. Each Vault Battle costs 1 Vault Key or Epic Vault Key respectively. Fight against a team of enemy Gnomes including the Legendary Rarity Gnome Leader Cedric Sparklesack!
NOTE: For more information on finding Vault Keys, see this article.
Earning Vault Keys
There is a very, very low chance to earn Vault Keys by killing Gnomes in most battles, if a Gnome drops a Vault Key then there is a small chance it will be an Epic Vault Key instead of a normal Vault Key. Gnomes won't spawn in Guild Wars or Training battles. For more information on Gnomes go here.
Once you have a Vault Key or Epic Vault Key you can spend 1 per battle to unlock the Vault! Any Gnome has a chance to drop a Vault Key, which in turn could be an Epic Vault Key. There is also a guaranteed chance to earn a Vault Key by closing some Reward Stages in Guild Events. There's also a guaranteed chance to earn a normal Vault Key during Vault Events if you defeat enough Gnomes, more information on this below!
View Vault Keys
You can check how many Vault Keys you have in your Inventory by going to Hero > Inventory menu or select the "?" button above the Vault Battle icon in the games menu.
Vault Events are sometimes held on weekends for a time period of around 72 hours. During this time the chance of Treasure Gnomes appearing increases and so does the chance of earning a Vault Key or Epic Vault Key.
From game version 5.1 onwards, during Vault Events there is a Gnome Tracker in the Mini Games menu which will tick up each time you defeat a Gnome during the event with the following conditions:
- The tracker only counts Gnomes that randomly spawn in battles with loot bags.
- The Tracker doesn't count Gnomes owned by players and put purposely on defense teams, Gnomes in Vault Battles or Valravens or Valraven Towers.
Once you've defeated 5 Gnomes a normal Vault Key will be sent to your game mail and the Tracker will reset to 0.
Each time you complete the Tracker the number of Gnomes you need to defeat to complete the Tracker will increase, for example: after defeating 5 Gnomes, you will then need to defeat 10, then 15, then 20 etc.
The Tracker will completely reset at the end of the Vault Event so that at the start of the next Vault Event it will be 0/5 again.
Vault battle rewards
Win the battle and kill each gnome to earn rewards from the Vault Battle. Earn a different reward for each Gnome killed. You can earn different amounts of these types of rewards from Gnomes:
- Keys (Gem and Event)
- Vault Keys (very rare chance)
The Legendary Cedric Sparklesack Gnome will also generally earn you a higher amount of 1 type of resource and has a much higher chance to drop another Vault Key. There is a potential to earn a Vault troop if Cedric is defeated. Cedric has a chance to drop lots of rewards:
- Keys (Event and Gem)
- Major and Minor Orbs of Chaos
- Gnome and Valraven Troop cards.
In an Epic Vault you will fight against King Cedric Sparklesack - the Boss version of Cedric. Defeating Cedric in an Epic Vault battle will make Cedric drop 4x more Rewards than in a normal Vault battle.
NOTE: The 4x Cedric loot bonus only applies to currencies such as Gold, Souls, Gems etc. the 4x bonus does NOT apply to Troop cards or Orbs.