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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 (????) 09-12-2019 / 23:25 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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The Anvil

Malevolent Practice

Quest GiverRewardLvl
Sir Hammerlock - Floodmoor BasinCash, Epic Pistol25

Go to Anvil / Find Hammerlocks Gang

Upon completion of the Lair of the Harpy Main Mission, Sir Hammerlock will want to speak with you again to give you a Side Mission which will require you to go the Anvil and search for his lost gang.

Search for First Clue / Retrieve Clue

Collect Jensen's ECHO Log from the floor near the start of the zone.

Once you’ve teleported to the Anvil head towards the first waypoint but before picking up Jensen’s ECHO Log from the floor, make sure you take out any enemies in the area.

Search for Second Clue / Retrieve Clue

Head to the waypoint on the map to find the Anointed X-2/X-3 defeat them both,and then destroy the X-2's stone body to retrieve,the Vercuvio's ECHO Log.

With the first clue collected head further into the Anvil and make your way to the second waypoint, taking out any enemies that are in area on the way there. Take out both Anointed X-2 and X-3 and then melee the X-2’s stone body causing it to shatter into some loot, alongside Vercuvio’s ECHO Log.

Search for Third Clue / Retrieve Clue

Inspect the body in the center of the Helipad and kill the Anointed X-4,to retrieve Beckett's ECHO Log.

Head up towards the upper area of the Anvil and take out any enemies before inspecting the body that’s left in the center of the Helipad. Upon inspection of the body it will turn into the Anointed X-4, he hasn’t got much health so you’ll be able to take him out quickly, but beware that he can turn into a fireball and chase you around the helipad.

Once the X-4 has been destroyed, melee his body to retrieve Beckett’s ECHO Log and grab the White Chest that’s sitting on the edge of the rightside of the helipad.

Search Dean’s Cell for the Fourth Clue

Head into Dean's room and collect his ECHO Log from his bed.

After you’ve defeated the X-4, head to the waypoint and enter Dean’s Cell to collect Dean’s ECHO Log.

Find Dean / Talk to Dean

Head to the waypoint on the map and speak with Dean.

With all the clues gathered, head to the waypoint on the map to find Dean. Speak with him and eventually the Anointed Alpha will spawn.

Kill Anointed Alpha

After speaking with Dean the Anointed Alpha will spawn next you,as you damage him he'll spawn a bubble around him which will make him invulnerable, take out the clones to stop him.

Before you’re able to save Dean, you’ll need to defeat the Anointed Alpha. He isn’t difficult to take down you just need to be patient as when you take off a chunk of his health he’ll activate a bubble around him, this will make him invulnerable until you defeat the clones that spawn. Melee his stone body for the loot to explode out.

Open Jail Cell

Interact with the button on the console to release Dean from his Cell.

After the Anointed Alpha has been slain, press the button on the console to free Dean from his cell. Speak with him one last time to complete the Mission.

Obtaining the Linc Unique Ledgendary Pistol

The Anointed Alpha's Legendary Pistol the Linc.

Once you’ve completed the Side Mission you’ll be able to farm for the Anointed Alpha Unique Ledgendary Pistol the [Linc]. If you would like to obtain this weapon, simply exit the game and load back in and then sprint to the location of where you killed him for the first time.

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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