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The Borderlands

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You have travelled to the wild Borderlands. Farms and settlements are rare and travellers are few in this rugged valley. Hostile monsters from the hills lie in wait, ready to attack anyone foolish enough to leave a fortified area.

Keep on the Borderlands adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure packIcon tooltip.png: Keep on the Borderlands
Map of The Borderlands

The Borderlands is a heroic level 1 (for character levels 1-3) or epic level 21 (for character levels 20-25) wilderness adventure area introduced with Update 44/Keep on the Borderlands adventure pack.

Accessing the Area[edit]

You can access the Borderlands in the following ways:

Mysterious Fountains[edit]

There are two mysterious fountains in the Borderlands. Using them provides a random buff or debuff, or a special sixty-minute elemental buff, but only benefits the first person drinking from the fountain. Possible buffs are:

  • Air Affinity - You deal additional air damage and receive 20% less electrical damage.
  • Earth Affinity - You deal additional earth damage and receive 20% less acid damage.
  • Fire Affinity - You deal additional fire damage and receive 20% less fire damage.
  • Water Affinity - You deal additional water damage and receive 20% less cold damage.
  • Slow
  • Haste
  • Bull's Strength - Provides a +4 Enhancement Bonus to Strength
  • Cat's Grace - Provides a +4 Enhancement Bonus to Dexterity

Fountain Locations:

  • One fountain is just east of the monster's camp, due north of the waterfall (southwest end of map).
  • Another fountain is east (and slightly north) of the burned out farmstead, on the hillside across the river.

Quests[edit]

The Keep on the Borderlands story arc is bestowed by Norworth Koln. After completing all of the quests, he will give an end reward for the entire chain.

Quest Level
Watch Your Step  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
The Bugbear Bandits  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Violent Delights  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Treasure Hunt  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Obstructing the Orcs  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Caged Beast  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
The Hobgoblin Horde  ♦1Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●21Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Total Chaos  ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ●22Icon tooltip.pngEpic

Slayer[edit]

Epic[edit]

  • Slay 10 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 3,052 XP = 305.2 xp/kill
  • Slay 25 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 3,576 XP = 238.4 xp/kill
  • Slay 50 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 4,815 XP = 192.6 xp/kill
  • Slay 100 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 7,020 XP = 140.4 xp/kill
  • Slay 200 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 11,025 XP = 110.25 xp/kill
  • Slay 400 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 18,855 XP = 94.28 xp/kill
  • Slay 750 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 31,185 XP = 89.1 xp/kill
  • Slay 1,500 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 63,990 XP = 85.32 xp/kill

Rare Encounters: The Borderlands[edit]

XP per encounter:  ●3,600Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Bonus XP for solving all encounters:  ●27,000Icon tooltip.pngEpic

Explorer[edit]

XP per discovery:  ●1,800Icon tooltip.pngEpic
Bonus XP for finding all discoveries:  ●9,000Icon tooltip.pngEpic

Lore[edit]

  • Find the Keep on the Borderlands
A mighty Keep stands here on the border between Good and Evil lands. From this isolated base, a brave few strive to stave off the darkness that would otherwise overwhelm the wilds.
  • Find the hermit's hut
A small hermit's hut stands here, surrounded by well-tended beehives. The place looks like it's still inhabited, even though the Caves of Chaos are just over the hill.
  • Find the ruined tower
This was once a great and impressive tower, but it was reduced to rubble in a battle long ago.
  • Find the fairy ring
There's a small ring of mushrooms here. Is the fairy ring a natural phenomenon - or something created by the Fey?
  • Find the neglected grave
You find a grave here in the brush. It's been neglected for many years.
  • Find the standing stones
Enchanted stones stand in a ring. The weathered pillars look like they've been here for a very long time.
  • Look at them from the correct angle and you'll see the logo for Standing Stone Games.
  • Find the burned farmstead
A monster attack has reduced this farmstead to a smoking ruin.
  • Find the Lizardfolk camp
With the Keep under siege, the local Lizardfolk have grown bold. They've built a camp down by the water, right in the center of the valley.
  • Find the spider valley
Dense webs cover the trees in this dark and isolated gorge.
  • Find the evil statue
This newly-built statue gestures menacingly at the Keep down below. The Cult of Evil Chaos has made its arrival known to everyone in the valley.
  • Find the fisherman's shack
A small fisherman's shack stands deserted on the riverbank.
  • Find the massive oak
A massive oak, taller than any of the other trees, dominates this corner of the valley.
  • Find the watermill
The water wheel continues to turn at this mill, even though the owners have long since fled to the safety of the Keep.
  • Find the hunters' lodge
This hunting lodge has been boarded up and abandoned in the face of ceaseless monster attacks.
  • Find the blocked pass
The road leading up into the mountains has been blocked by a recent landslide. The valley has been cut off from outside help.
  • Find the monsters' camp
Monsters have built a small camp atop this hill, giving them a commanding view of the valley below.
  • Find the fiendish altar
You get an uneasy feeling as you approach this ancient altar.
  • Three crests found throughout the Borderlands can be placed here, which will summon Grublub the Rank. The crests appear in random locations within each area listed.
    • Bat crest -- found at the ruined tower
    • Snake crest -- found in the Lizardfolk camp (one location is up the ladder)
    • Spider crest -- found in the spider canyon
Minor bug: One of the locations for the spider crest, a small pile of stones, will give a "spider crest blocked" message if you are standing directly on/near it. You must stand a short distance from it to take it.
  • Find the abandoned picnic
Someone's plans for a nice, quiet picnic on this island came to an unexpected end.
  • Find the ambushed wagon
A smashed wagon stands in the middle of the road, all that remains of an ambushed caravan.

Dungeon Entrances[edit]

  • Find the Caves of Chaos
Small, squalid cave entrances dot the ravine walls. These must be the Caves of Chaos, where the cultists and their monster allies have made their base.

Monsters[edit]

Name(picture) CR Type Race
Commander Armuz(view)
Commander Armuz.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Grublub the Rank(view)
Grublub the Rank.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Hyllas the Bold(view)
Hyllas the Bold.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Fey Satyr
Irganon(view)
Irganon.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Undead Wight
Keenbeak(view)
Keenbeak.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Magical Beast Griffon
Lemmie the Slicer(view)
Lemmie the Slicer.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal Goblinoid Goblin
Longtalon(view)
Longtalon.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Dinosaur
Lurp(view)
Lurp.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Elemental Muckman
Makt the Hunter(view)
Makt the Hunter.jpg
 ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Old Man Crago(view)
Old Man Crago.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal Missing! Missing!
Pinchy(view)
Pinchy.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Missing!
Podarge(view)
Podarge.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
Torg Skullcrusher(view)
Torg Skullcrusher.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦24Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Giant Ogre
Treewalker(view)
Treewalker.jpg
 ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Spider
Vassmath Needletooth(view)
Vassmath Needletooth.jpg
 ♦2Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦23Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Reptilian Lizardfolk
Bird(view)
Bird.jpg
 ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Bird
Borderlands Bear(view)
Borderlands Bear.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠39Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Animal Bear
Borderlands Fire Beetle(view)
Borderlands Fire Beetle.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Insect
Borderlands Needle Blight(view)
Borderlands Needle Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Plant Needle Blight
Borderlands Spider(view)
Borderlands Spider.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Spider
Borderlands Twig Blight(view)
Borderlands Twig Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Plant Twig Blight
Borderlands Vine Blight(view)
Borderlands Vine Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Plant Vine Blight
Bugbear Chanter(view)
Bugbear Chanter.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠4Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Bugbear Stalker(view)
Bugbear Stalker.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♠3Icon tooltip.pngElite ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♠37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Deer(view)
Deer.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Deer
Dretch Spawn(view)
Dretch Spawn.jpg
 ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Fox(view)
Fox.jpg
 ♦0.50Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦0.50Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Fox
Frog(view)
Frog.jpg
 ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Frog
Gnat Swarm(view)
Gnat Swarm.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Insect
Goblin Hunter(view)
Goblin Hunter.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Raider(view)
Goblin Raider.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Shaman(view)
Goblin Shaman.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Sneak(view)
Goblin Sneak.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Wolf Rider(view)
Goblin Wolf Rider.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Hezrou Chaos Spawn(view)
Hezrou Chaos Spawn.jpg
 ♦22Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Kobold Lookout(view)
Kobold Lookout.jpg
 ♦0.50Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1.00Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal ♥25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Hard ♠37Icon tooltip.pngEpic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Lizardfolk Fighter(view)
Lizardfolk Fighter.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Reptillian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Mystic(view)
Lizardfolk Mystic.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Reptillian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Sniper(view)
Lizardfolk Sniper.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Reptillian Lizardfolk
Outlander Archer(view)
Outlander Archer.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Outlander Muscle(view)
Outlander Muscle.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Outlander Spellshot(view)
Outlander Spellshot.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Plains Wolf(view)
Plains Wolf.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Wolf
River Crab(view)
River Crab.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Vermin Missing!
Scrawny Kobold(view)
Scrawny Kobold.jpg
 ♦0.50Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♥1.00Icon tooltip.pngHard ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Reptilian Kobold
Squirrel(view)
Squirrel.jpg
 ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦0.25Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Squirrel
Wolf Rider(view)
Wolf Rider.jpg
 ♦1.00Icon tooltip.pngNormal ♦21Icon tooltip.pngEpic Normal Animal Wolf

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Named Items[edit]

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Glory's Guard Large shield 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
Gloves of the Scoundrel Gloves 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Commander Armuz's Chest; Enoch's chest (rare encounter)
Helm of Clarity Helm 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
Lenses of Peering Goggles 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
Mantle of Gentle Descent Cloak 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Treewalker, Makt chest (Rare encounter)
Traveler's Bracers Bracers 1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Hyllas's chest (rare encounter)
Globe of Incandescence Orb 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounter Vassmath, Podrage confirmed)
Helm of the Dire Cult Helm 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Rare encounter chest (Keenbeak, Torg, Pinchy, Lurp, Grublub, Old Man Crago confirmed)
Silver Sigil Gloves Gloves 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Wilderness Rare Encounter (Grublub, Hyllas, Irganon, Keenbeak, Lemmie, Longtalon, Makt, Torg, confirmed)
Stone Heart Trinket Trinket 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, rare encounter chest (Commander Armuz, Glublub, Hyllas, Keenbeak, Lemmie, Longtalon, Old Man Crago, Makt, Pinchy confirmed)
Twisted Metal Small shield 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, Lurp's chest (rare encounter); Longtalon's chest (rare encounter); Pinchy's chest (rare encounter); Makt's chest (rare encounter); Treewalker's chest (rare encounter)

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Collectables[edit]

11 collectables:

  • 1 Rubble at the base of the waterfall, just south of the blocked pass
  • 1 Adventurer's Pack on a ledge above the waterfall, SE of the monsters' camp
  • 2 Fungus at the base of the waterfall, SE of the monsters' camp
  • 1 Adventurer's Pack at the abandoned picnic
  • 1 Adventurer's Pack in the Lizardfolk camp
  • 1 Adventurer's Pack at Torg's campsite, east of the hunters' lodge (only if Torg is not there)
  • 1 Rubble in the river at the top of the waterfall east of the hunters' lodge
  • 1 Fungus in the river at the bottom of the waterfall in northeast of map
  • 1 Fungus on the rocks beside the river at the bottom of the waterfall in northeast of map
  • 1 Fungus in the fairy ring