Borderlands 2 Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 January 2015
  • Last Updated
    16 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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Optional Missions

Optional Missions

Cult Following

Cult Following: Eternal Flame

When Level Location Rewards
Complete Hunting the Firehawk 10 Sanctuary (Lilith) 1157 XP, $139, SMG or Shield

It seems that Lilith’s time as the Firehawk may have accidentally started a cult dedicated to her. She wants you to speak to their leader, Incinerator Clayton, to see if they are doing anything suspicious. Before going, make sure you have a fire weapon, as you will needed it. Head to Frostburn Canyon and speak to Clayton, who wants you to burn some of the followers alive and collect their ashes.

Burning Psychos (left) can actually be burned with fire, while Nomad Pyros (right) are immune.

Hopefully you brought along a fire weapon, as you won’t be able to do this mission without one. All you have to do is go around the areas and kill five enemies with a fire weapon, then collect their ashes. The only problem that arises is that the Nomad Pyros are immune to incendiary damage, so you will have to just kill them normally and concentrate on the others. Once you collect five ashes, bring them back to Clayton to finish.

Cult Following: False Idols

When Level Location Rewards
Complete Cult Following: Eternal Flame 10 Frostburn Canyon (Incinerator Clayton) 1736 XP, $69, Assault Rifle or Shield

Some of the followers have been worshipping a different "deity" known as Scorch and Clayton wants you to kill it, along with any heathens that follow it. Head to the waypoint to find out that Scorch is a giant fire Spiderant. Not only does this thing do the normal fire shockwave and fireball thing, but it can also spawn the normal Fire Spiderants you may have encountered. Keep moving to try and avoid the shockwave and once you’ve killed it, return to Clayton to finish.

Cult Following: Lighting the Match

When Level Location Rewards
Complete Cult Following: False Idols 10 Frostburn Canyon (Incinerator Clayton) 1157 XP, $69, Sniper Rifle

Clayton wants you to take a mass-murdering midget named Matchstick to the place where you fought Captain Flynt, place him in the dragon’s mouth and then burn him alive. Open the outhouse and then grab Matchstick, then go all the way back to the arena where you fought Flynt (who will be there again, albeit much easier due to being more powerful).

Once everything is clear, place Matchstick at the marker, then pull the lever to do what he wanted. Now is the fun part, as you simply need to go back to turn in the mission to Clayton. You should be able to drop off the freighter where you see ground below on the map, then backtrack to Liar’s Berg and use the fast travel station to Frostburn Canyon. Talk to Clayton to receive your rewards.

Cult Following: The Enkindling

When Level Location Rewards
Complete Cult Following: Lighting the Match 10 Frostburn Canyon (Incinerator Clayton) 1736 XP, Flame of the Firehawk (Legendary Shield)

It’s time for one final mission here, where Clayton wants you to light three fire effigies around the area. You will need a fire weapon for this part, as you need to shoot the effigies in order to ignite them. The catch is that depending on the weapon type you’re using, you really don’t need to travel all the way to each one.

In fact, using a sniper rifle or anything similar with long-range bullets (probably anything besides a shotgun), you should be able to just get the effigy in your sight and shoot it from there. Once you light all three, head to the Enkindling (go as if you’re going to Firehawk’s Lair), where Clayton will attempt to sacrifice an innocent.

Something like a sniper rifle makes it extremely easy to hit the effigies without needing to get too close to them.

This makes Lilith drop by to rescue the civilian, while she gives you the task of killing all of the cult members. All of them are melee enemies, so you don’t have to worry about ranged attacks, unless one of the Psychos decides to stay back and toss axes at you. Clayton himself isn’t really tough at all and you might be able to kill him quickly before he gets a chance to do anything. Once you’re finished with them all, return to Sanctuary and talk to Lilith to get your new shield, a legendary one named Flame of the Firehawk .