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Borderlands 3
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Shane Williams
First Published: 17-09-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-11-2019 / 15:41 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 22-11-2019 / 03:45 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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Eridian Proving Grounds

Trial of Survival

Quest GiverRewardLvl
Overseer - Gradient of DawnCash27~

Note: Even though this mission can be accepted at level 27, the enemies will be scaled up to your current level if you decide to accept it later on in the game.

Once you’ve accepted and completed the previous mission Discover the Trial of Survival, head further into Gradient of Dawn and speak with the Overseer to begin the challenge.

What are Eridian Proving Grounds?

Once you’ve completed the main story of Borderlands 3 you’ll be able to unlock six Eridian Proving Grounds by interacting with pedestals that are scattered in different locations around the galaxy. These missions have you going to different variations of previous zones within Borderlands 3, where you’ll have to take out different types of enemies across two to three areas until you’re greeted by a boss at the end.

General Tips

  • Have a good build

You’ll be able to take on these Eridian Proving Grounds pretty easily without having the greatest build but if you’re someone that likes to complete all of the optional objectives, you’ll need to have an exceptional build set up so you can pretty much one shot most enemies in order to complete the mission within the 25 minutes.

  • Upgrade SDUs

Before attempting these Eridian Proving Grounds you’ll want to make sure you’ve taken some time to upgrade your SDUs, as you’ll constantly be throwing grenades and using alot of ammo to take down the Badass enemies.

  • Level up your Survior Tree

You’ll also want to make sure you take some time to farm up some Guardian Rank Token until you gain the Resilient perk from the Survior tree, which will allow you to revive from Fight For Your Life with full health and shields.

Enter the Trial

Accept the challenge by speaking with the Overseer and then enter the now open area to begin slaying the enemies.

Kill All Enemies / Continue Trial

Take out the Spiderant Queen, and take on the King a little further into the area.

After you’ve entered the trial you’ll face alot of enemies that include all types of Spiderants. Keep taking out all the Spiderants and continue through the area until you come across a Queen and King Spiderant which you’ll want to take out quickly as they can attack alot harder. The fastest way you can take them down is using a weapon that has an element that they’re weak to aswell as using your character’s Action Skill when available while also using any Grenades you may have.

Find the Fallen Guardian (Optional Objective)

Kill the Fallen Guardian.

On your adventure through the area taking out the enemies, pay close attention to the end of the areas where the walls with the forcefield is blocking your path. A Fallen Guardian can spawn at any point near that area, which will drop a good amount of loot and cash if killed.

Optional Objectives

During these Eridian Proving Grounds you’ll be given four different Optional Objectives that you can challenge yourself to complete.

  • Find the Fallen Guardian (Optional)
  • Complete Trial without Dying (Optional)
  • Kill Boss with 25:00 Remaining (Optional)
  • Kill Boss with 20:00 Remaining (Optional)

Some of these objectives are pretty tricky if you arent well equipped with a decent build and good weapons, but dont worry if you’re are unable to complete these tasks as they only reward you with extra cash and XP at the end of the mission.

Boss: Skag of Survival

Take out the Skag of Survival.

Once you’ve cleared all the enemies out of the previous areas you’ll eventually come to an area where you’ll have to drop down to go head to head with the Skag of Survival, the boss of this Eridian Proving Ground.

The Skag of Survival isn’t an overly difficult boss to deal with as you’ll only need to watch out for his Acid attacks which are easily dodgeable by just sprinting around the arena. Whilst dodging the skag’s attacks you’ll want to focus all your firepower towards his head to deal maximum damage.

Once you’ve entered the 2nd phase of this fight the attack will change slightly as it will now fire Shock based attacks at you instead of Acid.

Open the Chest

Now that you’ve taken out the boss, head up to the chest at the end of the area and open it to complete the Trial of Survival.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    17 September 2019
  • Last Updated
    18 November 2019
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Shane Williams

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