I like to solo/duo explorations and EXP Vortex. What you need: 1. Either a strong healer or friend with a strong healer lead 2. Either a strong attacker (I prefer Chizuru w/ 220+ AT) or a friend with one 3. Immunity to and healing from detrimental status effects (Stona and blindna/poisona or esuna depending on the area) 4. Cura and a keen eye on your units' health. Curaja makes it impossible to lose. What to do: 1. My 4* lvl 45+ Lenna and a friend with 5* lvl 50+ Chizuru and whatever other unit I am leveling at the time can clear Wolfsfang Peak exploration thanks to Light Shell and her Limit Burst while Lenna heals and removes poison/blindness. 2. On another I account I was able to clear all the explorations on Kolobos with Roselia (pre-max) and Chizuru (yeah a friend's maxed Chizuru made it easy) alone. Why solo or duo when you need to level up your whole team? 1. Well, in my case I have a Kefka, ExDeath, Tellah, Leo, Lenna, and Garland all 4* currently. I definitely need to get all of them maxed ASAP. But, getting Lenna and Leo maxed as fast as possible will give me a lot of needed "tanky-ness" and versatility. 2. Once Lenna or your Roselia (and honestly a strong Maria should be good enough as well) is maxed you will have a permanent hand-holder as there isn't anything I have faced yet in explorations that can OHKO either one. 3. Your friends will appreciate a maxed toon over a slowly leveling toon! My next one after Leo will be Kefka or ExDeath, because I have benefited from them with my friends for major crowd killing soloing EXP vortex with my newly awakened units. And my friends will be able to do the same! 4. Wolfsfang nets you 31k exp. Kolobos Marsh nets you 43745. All that EXP goes to one, maybe two toons! 5. One maxed character I have found can carry a whole unit many times as opposed to a mediocre/weak unit. Why explorations? 1. Better experience leveling, esp Wolfsfang Peak until you get to Kolobos 2. You are not just EXP grinding, you are farming for magicite, megacrysts, and other needed materials! 3. Not to mention Rank EXP! Shrine of Decay gets you 511 RP! Also easily cleared with strong Roselia/Lenna and a Chizuru Some final thoughts: Yes, explorations are not the most time efficient areas so do other things when time is not a resource you have. Vortex, Colosseum, story etc. Pick areas that you need to farm certain materials from. Westersand for fire megacrysts and red magicite. Wolfsfang for ice megacrysts and blue magicite. Kolobos Marsh for violet and orange magicite etc. All you need is a good friend! I hope this helps! Need to mention the stats I get came from the FFBE WIki, a great resource! Apparently, I am unable to link the wiki! So Google it!