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The Bugbear Bandits

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The Bugbear Bandits is the 2nd quest in The Keep on the Borderlands story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
Watch Your Step • The Bugbear Bandits • Violent Delights • Treasure Hunt • Obstructing the Orcs • Caged Beast • The Hobgoblin Horde • Total Chaos


Bugbears have been attacking trade caravans in the valley and enslaving the captured merchants.

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The Bugbear Bandits
Heroic level: 1
Epic level: 21
Duration: Short
Heroic XP:  ♣240Solo/Casual ♦400Normal ♥430Hard ♠460Elite
Epic XP:  ♣4,138Solo/Casual ♦7,125Normal ♥7,352Hard ♠7,580Elite
Takes place in: Bugbear Caves
Bestowed by: Varka Goldring
NPC contact: Varka Goldring
Quest acquired in: The Keep on the Borderlands
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 2
Purchase: Keep on the Borderlands or VIP
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Bugbears have been ambushing merchant caravans in the valley. Enter the Bugbear Caves in the Caves of Chaos and put a stop to their raids.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler material below this point!


Objectives

  • Defeat the Bugbear Chieftain
  • Open the Sealed Door
  • Find the Iron Key
  • Pull the First Lever
  • Open the Iron-barred Door
  • Find the Silver Key
  • Open the Silver Key-embossed Door
  • Pull the Second Lever
  • Find the Chieftain's Gold Key
  • Find the Chieftain's Treasury
  • (Optional) Free all of the Slaves (8) — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣24 ♦40 ♥43 ♠46 ) Epic( ♣414 ♦713 ♥735 ♠758 )

What to Expect

Demons (Dretches and Hezrou) may spawn when a bugbear is killed.

Tips and Misc

This is a very linear quest, you start in the middle:

  • First go left/west, past the gem-locked door, and kill some Bugbears, which drop an Iron Key.
  • Then go back, through the "iron-barred door" and northeast; kill some Bugbears, which drop a Silver Key. Pull the First lever.
  • Go south and use the Silver Key to open that door.
  • Go down the southern/west passage to the Shrines for the Second Lever
  • Optional: Behind the gate are 4 slaves. 4 more are at the end of the southern/east passage.
  • Optional: Secret door (Secret door DC) in the first bend of the southeast passage opens a hidden passage that leads to a room with some bears in a pit, a few breakables and 2 collectables.
  • Go back to the center, to the gem-locked door, which is now open, and kill the chieftain.
  • Grab the Gold key at end boss fight to unlock treasury room, where there will be two chests one of which is Locked (Lock DC).
  • Quest ends when the Treasury door is opened.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 8 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣24 ♦40 ♥43 ♠46 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 16 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣36 ♦60 ♥65 ♠69 )
  • Conquest bonus: 24 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣60 ♦100 ♥108 ♠115 )
  • Observance bonus: > 1 or more secret doors discovered +8% Bonus.( ♣19 ♦32 ♥34 ♠37 )
  • Mischief bonus: 14 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣19 ♦32 ♥34 ♠37 )
Notes: Kill bonus limits may raise with the number of demons spawning

Loot

  • Chests: 2 end chests
    • Unlocked chest
    • 2nd chest is Locked (Lock DCs).
  • Collectables: 3

NPC end rewards

Randomly generated loot, ML correlates with effective quest level.

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 2 months, and 14 days
  • Corgrind
Nimble Wrists
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Bracers  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End chest
  • Update 49
  • 2 years, 10 months, and 28 days
  • Corgrind
Ring of Spellcasting
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Ring  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End Chest
  • Update 51.2
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 1 day
  • Slug
Rough Docent
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Docent  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End chest
  • Update 62.2
  • 7 months and 15 days
  • Dywypi
Thin Black Cloak
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Cloak  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End Chest, and Caged Beast, End chest
Pendant of Combat
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Necklace  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End Chest
  • Update 48.2
  • 3 years, 5 months, and 28 days
  • BugTime
Ring of Wicked Insanity
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Ring  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 3 years, 2 months, and 15 days
  • BugTime
Bracers of the Eagle
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Bracers  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End chest
  • Update 56.0.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 4 days
  • Elfshire
Belt of Subtle Villainy
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Belt  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End chest
Orb of Frost
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Orb  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Bugbear Bandits, End Chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture ) CR Type Race
Borderlands Bear( view
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥3Hard ♠6Elite ♦22Epic Normal ♥26Epic Hard ♠31Epic Elite Animal Bear
Bugbear Chanter( view
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥2Hard ♠4Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠30Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Bugbear Stalker( view
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥1.00Hard ♠3Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠30Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Bugbear Thrower( view
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥1.00Hard ♠3Elite ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠30Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear
Dretch Spawn( view
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 ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠30Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Hezrou Chaos Spawn( view
Hezrou Chaos Spawn.jpg
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 ♦22Epic Normal ♥26Epic Hard ♠31Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Wurg Horsebane( view
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 ♦3Normal ♥4Hard ♠5Elite ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠34Epic Elite Goblinoid Bugbear