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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 pack: Keep on the Borderlands
Map of The Borderlands
Borderlands Farming Route

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:

  • Create a new character, complete the grotto, and speak to "Kregan the Gatekeeper" in Korthos Village.
  • Speak to "Kregan the Gatekeeper" in the Gatekeeper's Grove, accessed from The Harbor.

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 Favor Patron
Watch Your Step  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
The Bugbear Bandits  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
Violent Delights  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
Treasure Hunt  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
Obstructing the Orcs  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
Caged Beast  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 6 The Gatekeepers
The Hobgoblin Horde  ♦1Normal ●21Epic 9 The Gatekeepers
Total Chaos  ♦2Normal ●22Epic 9 The Gatekeepers
Total of 54 favor possible.

Slayer[edit]

Heroic[edit]

  • Slay 10 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 85 XP = 8.5 xp/kill
  • Slay 25 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 127 XP = 8.47 xp/kill
  • Slay 50 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 205 XP = 8.2 xp/kill
  • Slay 100 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 390 XP = 7.8 xp/kill
  • Slay 200 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 778 XP = 7.78 xp/kill
  • Slay 400 creatures near the Keep on the Borderlands: 1,587 XP = 7.94 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

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:  ♦200Normal ●3,600Epic
Bonus XP for solving all encounters:  ♦1,500Normal ●27,000Epic

Explorer[edit]

XP per discovery:  ♦100Normal ●1,800Epic
Bonus XP for finding all discoveries:  ♦500Normal ●9,000Epic

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
Bird(view)
Bird.jpg
 ♦0.25Normal ♦0.25Epic Normal Animal Bird
Borderlands Bear(view)
Borderlands Bear.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦22Epic Normal ♠39Epic Elite Animal Bear
Borderlands Fire Beetle(view)
Borderlands Fire Beetle.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Vermin Insect
Borderlands Needle Blight(view)
Borderlands Needle Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Plant Needle Blight
Borderlands Spider(view)
Borderlands Spider.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Vermin Spider
Borderlands Twig Blight(view)
Borderlands Twig Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Plant Twig Blight
Borderlands Vine Blight(view)
Borderlands Vine Blight.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Plant Vine Blight
Bugbear Chanter(view)
Bugbear Chanter.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♠4Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Bugbear Stalker(view)
Bugbear Stalker.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♠3Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Commander Armuz(view)
Commander Armuz.jpg
 ♦2Normal Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Deer(view)
Deer.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦1.00Epic Normal Animal Deer
Dretch Spawn(view)
Dretch Spawn.jpg
 ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Fox(view)
Fox.jpg
 ♦0.50Normal ♦0.50Epic Normal Animal Fox
Frog(view)
Frog.jpg
 ♦0.25Normal ♦0.25Epic Normal Animal Frog
Gnat Swarm(view)
Gnat Swarm.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Vermin Insect
Goblin Hunter(view)
Goblin Hunter.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Raider(view)
Goblin Raider.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Shaman(view)
Goblin Shaman.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Wolf Rider(view)
Goblin Wolf Rider.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Grublub the Rank(view)
Grublub the Rank.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Evil Outsider Demon
Hezrou Chaos Spawn(view)
Hezrou Chaos Spawn.jpg
 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard Evil Outsider Demon
Hyllas the Bold(view)
Hyllas the Bold.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Fey Satyr
Irganon(view)
Irganon.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Undead Wight
Keenbeak(view)
Keenbeak.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Magical Beast Griffon
Kobold Lookout(view)
Kobold Lookout.jpg
 ♦0.50Normal ♥1.00Hard ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Reptilian Kobold
Lemmie the Slicer(view)
Lemmie the Slicer.jpg
 ♦2Normal Goblinoid Goblin
Lizardfolk Fighter(view)
Lizardfolk Fighter.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Reptilian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Mystic(view)
Lizardfolk Mystic.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Reptilian Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk Sniper(view)
Lizardfolk Sniper.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Reptilian Lizardfolk
Longtalon(view)
Longtalon.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Animal Dinosaur
Lurp(view)
Lurp.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Elemental Muckman
Makt the Hunter(view)
Makt the Hunter.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Old Man Crago(view)
Old Man Crago.jpg
 ♦2Normal Construct Golem
Outlander Archer(view)
Outlander Archer.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Outlander Muscle(view)
Outlander Muscle.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Outlander Spellshot(view)
Outlander Spellshot.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Gnoll Gnoll
Pinchy(view)
Pinchy.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Vermin Crayfish
Plains Wolf(view)
Plains Wolf.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Animal Wolf
Podarge(view)
Podarge.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Monstrous Humanoid Harpy
River Crab(view)
River Crab.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Vermin Missing!
Scrawny Kobold(view)
Scrawny Kobold.jpg
 ♦0.50Normal ♥1.00Hard ♦21Epic Normal Reptilian Kobold
Squirrel(view)
Squirrel.jpg
 ♦0.25Normal ♦0.25Epic Normal Animal Squirrel
Torg Skullcrusher(view)
Torg Skullcrusher.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦24Epic Normal Giant Ogre
Treewalker(view)
Treewalker.jpg
 ♦23Epic Normal Vermin Spider
Vassmath Needletooth(view)
Vassmath Needletooth.jpg
 ♦2Normal ♦23Epic Normal Reptilian Lizardfolk
Wolf Rider(view)
Wolf Rider.jpg
 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal Animal Wolf

Named Items[edit]

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 3 days
Glory's Guard
Glory's Guard.png
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)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Twisted Metal
Twisted Metal.png
Small shield 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
  • Update 46.3
  • 4 months and 24 days
Traveler's Bracers
Traveler's Bracers.png
Bracers 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)
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 3 days
Helm of Clarity
Helm of Clarity.png
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)
  • Update 46.3
  • 3 months and 26 days
Gloves of the Scoundrel
Gloves of the Scoundrel.png
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, Irganon's chest, (rare encounter)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Helm of the Dire Cult
Helm of the Dire Cult.png
Helm 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 1 year and 3 days
Lenses of Peering
Lenses of Peering.png
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)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Globe of Incandescence
Globe of Incandescence.jpg
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 Encounters)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Silver Sigil Gloves
Silver Sigil Gloves.png
Gloves 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Stone Heart Trinket
Stone Heart Trinket.png
Trinket 21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Borderlands, chest (Rare Encounters)
  • Update 46.2
  • 5 months and 17 days
Mantle of Gentle Descent
Mantle of Gentle Descent.png
Cloak 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)
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Collectables[edit]

10 collectables:

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