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                          Written by Andrew Testa
                  Email Address: andrew.c.testa@gmail.com
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       1. What's New?
       2. Walkthrough
             2.1 - My First Gun
             2.2 - Blindsided
             2.3 - Cleaning Up The Berg
             2.4 - Best Minion Ever
             2.5 - The Road to Sanctuary
             2.6 - Plan B
             2.7 - Hunting the Firehawk
       3. Bosses
       4. Optional Missions
       5. Skill Trees
       6. Credits
       7. Contact Information
       8. Legal Disclaimer


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                               1. What's New?

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Version 0.6 (1/30/14): Walkthrough up to Frostburn Canyon.

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Tips:
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 * Loot everything! What you don't use, you can sell later.
 * Stock up on ammo whenever you see a vendor.
 * Look at the Item of the Day at the vendors; sometimes, this item can be 
better than what you already have equipped. This is somewhat rare, though, 
and a lot of vendor items are pretty useless.
 * You should ALWAYS have a variety of guns that use different ammo in your 
inventory. That way, if you run out of one type of ammo, you can just switch 
guns. For example, you should have a shotgun, sniper rifle, bazooka, 
submachine gun, assault rifle, and pistol at all times.
 * Use cover whenever possible. If there's no nearby cover, just run backward 
to get out of sight.
 * Reload while in cover and not while the enemy can see you.
 * Grenades! They are extremely useful for packs of enemies.
 * Use your special for charging enemies if it's a special that 
distracts/evades enemies from you.
 * Complete some Optional Missions if you're underleveled for the next story 
mission. The Optional Missions are both listed in the story section and a 
separate Optional Missions section.

Characters
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The different characters make only a small difference in the game (this was 
actually a criticism reviewers gave for the game) and this guide will work 
for any character that you choose.


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                            2.1 - My First Gun

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You wake up in Windshear Waste to the star of the show and the best comic 
relief ever: Claptrap. Follow him to his humble abode (or don't follow him to 
hear the hilarious things that he says) and watch him open the door. Walk 
down the hall, looting the locker on your left, and go inside the large room. 
Head over to Claptrap, who's around a furnace, for a cutscene.

After the cutscene, Claptrap urges you to get the gun in the cabinet. Before 
you do so, loot this entire room for everything it's got. There is a locker 
and a chest to the left of the furnace, as well as a door that leads to a 
small storage room.

At the north portion of the room, there's a bathroom that contains some 
items. Nearby is a table with some cards and money on it, and north of that 
you'll find some boxes and lockers. When you've looted the entire room, open 
the cabinet to get the gun.

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                              2.2 - Blindsided

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Claptrap's been blindsided, get it? ;) Watch as he goes through the Claptrap-
sized door on the north wall, and wait for him to open the person-sized door 
for you. In this new area, loot all of the crates and safe boxes, then follow 
Claptrap back outside.

Follow Claptrap and loot the crates that he goes by. Also, break all of the 
rocks around here because they contain money. Soon Claptrap will hear 
Bullymongs. Three jump down from above and land on the elevated part of the 
land. Take them out with your gun before they get to you. You can probably 
gun down one or two right after they land.

Once you've taken down those three, two more come out from the cavern in 
front of you. If you see them right away, you should be able to dispose of 
them before they get to you. As always, if they start to get close, run 
backward to avoid them and give you more breathing room.

After you've cleared the area of Bullymongs, follow Claptrap to the save 
point. Near it, you should see a few crates to loot. Continue following 
Claptrap until he take a big fall. While his head is in the snow, a band of 
Bullymongs comes out to fight.

You should easily be able to pick them off from your current position on 
higher ground. I recommend switching to the sniper rifle to kill them quickly 
and efficiently. If they get close to you, they will have to jump up first. 
While they're floating in the air, you can easily gun them down. In addition, 
if you get them right after they land, you can hit them with a melee attack 
to conserve ammo.

After you've taken them down, jump down and dig Claptrap out of the snow. 
Follow him as he continues to bump into everything while you loot all of the 
crates and chests that you see. Claptrap will guide you into a large area and 
talk about being able to see himself, which can only mean we've found Knuckle 
Dragger.

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|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Knuckle Dragger                                        |
|             Level: 1                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Easy                                                   |
|  General Strategy: He's not all that tough, really. He'll start by        |
|                    throwing some rocks at you and then he'll leap over to |
|                    you. After a little bit, he decides to jump up on the  |
|                    canyon wall while he watches a few of the little       |
|                    Bullymongs go after you. He'll then jump down again and|
|                    repeat what he's just done. You can easily dodge or    |
|                    shoot the rocks that he throws, and you can run out of |
|                    the way when he leaps for you. In both instances, you  |
|                    should also be able to get a lot of shots on him. When |
|                    he jumps up onto the canyon wall, you can switch to the|
|                    Sniper Rifle and get a few shots in before you take    |
|                    care of the little Bullymongs. Finally, when he jumps  |
|                    back down, continue firing bullets into him, and he    |
|                    should go down quickly. After the fight, you level up. |
|                                                                           |
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Before you retrieve Claptrap's eye, loot all of the stuff in this area - in 
particular, the money from Knuckle Dragger and the loot inside the breakable 
rocks. When you're ready, grab the eye and listen to Claptrap as he states 
that we need to now find a "professional" to put it back in.

Follow Claptrap to the Hyperion Barge and wait until it's finally opened. In 
this room, loot all of the ammo and the weapons - you'll definitely need them 
coming up. When you're ready, talk to Claptrap to turn in the quest.

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                         2.3 - Cleaning Up The Berg

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At Southern Shelf, follow Claptrap and watch him tumble down the cliff. He'll 
end up at the front gate of Liar's Berg with Bullymongs all around him. From 
the edge of the cliff, change to your sniper rifle and pick off these 
Bullymongs as they attempt to jump up to you. If they get close, change to an 
automatic weapon and mow them down.

After clearing the Bullymongs, go to the front gate and listen to Claptrap 
talk to Sir Hammerlock. Hammerlock opens the gate, and you're left to dispose 
of the enemies around this little town. I recommend that you jump up on the 
white bricks to the left of the gate and fire down on the marauders. When 
they start to fire at you, slide back off the wall and use it as cover as you 
pick them off.

The marauders come out of the buildings and usually strafe back and forth 
between cover positions. The cover position of choice for these marauders are 
the white bricks around the time. When they're in cover, switch to your 
sniper rifle and head shot them.

After an initial wave of marauders, Bullymongs decide to liven up the party. 
Thankfully, you don't have to fight both at the same time; that is, you can 
watch as the Bullymongs tear down the marauders. You should either not fire 
at all, or try to evenly disperse your damage on both the marauders and the 
Bullymongs.

Once the area is clear, Sir Hammerlock tells you to go over to the gate. 
Don't get too close to the gate, as it will electrocute you. Instead, watch 
Claptrap run into the gate and get zapped himself. After that, Sir Hammerlock 
introduces himself and asks you to give him Claptrap's eye.

After giving him the eye, watch him repair Claptrap and then follow him to 
the bulletin board. He'll turn on the power to the town, allowing you to buy 
from the vendors here and open gates. Talk to Sir Hammerlock to complete the 
quest.

There are a few other Optional Missions you can do around town before you 
start "Best Minion Ever." I recommend that you do a few Optional Missions for 
the experience and the rewards, which will replace some of your White quality 
guns with Green quality guns. The Optional Missions include:

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||                                                                         ||
||  This Town Ain't Big Enough                                             ||
||  --------------------------                                             ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $63                                                    ||
||      Experience: 160                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Pistol                                         ||
||     Description: "There's only room for ONE deadly, bipedal,            ||
||                   ape-descended species in Liar's Berg.                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   In this quest, you need to kill all of the creatures ||
||                  on the outskirts of town. The two locations are marked ||
||                  on your map: (a) in the canyon below the bulletin      ||
||                  board and (b) across the bridge from the bulletin      ||
||                  board. Since you get the quest at the bulletin board,  ||
||                  you can complete this quest without much travelling,   ||
||                  which is a luxury usually not afforded by these        ||
||                  Optional Missions.                                     ||
||                    To begin, head over to the right of the bridge and   ||
||                  look down at the canyon below. This will trigger an    ||
||                  event: a few Monglets come out of the holes and begin  ||
||                  to throw rocks at you. You can use the small wall and  ||
||                  the cliff itself as cover while you take them down;    ||
||                  when a thrown rock gets close to you, merely back      ||
||                  away from the ledge to dodge it. In addition, a lot    ||
||                  of the rocks will just hit the side of the hill.       ||
||                  Considering this, you can pretty much kill all of the  ||
||                  enemies with impunity. After an initial wave of the    ||
||                  easy Monglets, more difficult Bullymongs come out of   ||
||                  the walls. These can be killed in much the same way,   ||
||                  only it will take a bit more ammo. When you've clear   ||
||                  the area, Sir Hammerlock chimes in and the area is     ||
||                  not marked on your map anymore. Before going to the    ||
||                  next objective, jump down to the canyon floor and      ||
||                  bash the rocks around here for either items or money.  ||
||                    The next area is across the bridge. I recommend      ||
||                  using the bricks near the bridge as cover while you    ||
||                  snipe away at the Bullymongs. If you position yourself ||
||                  correctly, you can shoot at the Bullymongs with        ||
||                  impunity because their rocks will merely hit the white ||
||                  brick wall. If you find yourself getting hit, fully    ||
||                  take cover behind the wall and wait for your shield    ||
||                  to recharge before you begin your assault again. When  ||
||                  you've cleared a few waves, Sir Hammerlock states that ||
||                  the quest is now complete. Before you turn it in, head ||
||                  over to the area where the Bullymongs spawned and      ||
||                  collect any loot there. Also, remember to destroy the  ||
||                  breakable rocks for loot. When you've done this,       ||
||                  return to Sir Hammerlock and turn in the quest to      ||
||                  receive your reward.                                   ||
||                                                                         ||
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Before doing the other two quests from Sir Hammerlock, I recommend doing the 
ECHO Recorder quest. To receive this quest, you must pick up the ECHO 
Recorder on the ground near the buildings that you see when you first exit 
Liar's Berg. It is down the slope and full of enemies; after clearing the 
area, you should see a ECHO Recorder on the ground. It's denoted by a yellow 
exclamation mark - you can't miss it! :)

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||                                                                         ||
||  Handsome Jack Here!                                                    ||
||  -------------------                                                    ||
||     Quest Giver: ECHO Recorder                                          ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf - ECHO Recorder on ground around        ||
||                  buildings near Liar's Berg                             ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $63                                                    ||
||      Experience: 80                                                     ||
||           Items: A Green Pistol                                         ||
||     Description: "What ever happened to Helena Pierce?"                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   The ECHO Recorder is on the ground in the first      ||
||                  building area outside Liar's Berg. When you pick up    ||
||                  the ECHO Recorder, you'll start the quest.             ||
||                    Listen to Helena's Pierce's audio log. It's actually ||
||                  only a part of it, and Sir Hammerlock states that he'll||
||                  pay you if you can find all of the audio logs.         ||
||                    Run back into town and go over to the mark denoted   ||
||                  on the map. Smash the lock for the dumpster and pick   ||
||                  up the next audio log. After listening to it, go to    ||
||                  the next audio log, which is conveniently marked on    ||
||                  your map. The audio log is on top of the building near ||
||                  the gun vendor. This is also the building that Sir     ||
||                  Hammerlock hid in while Liar's Berg was being          ||
||                  assaulted by Marauders. There is a ladder on the side  ||
||                  of the house - climb it, jump up near the chimney,     ||
||                  and smash the rock to find the audio log.              ||
||                    After listening to this one, run over to the final   ||
||                  audio log. It's in a container near the medic vendor.  ||
||                  Open the container and grab the final audio log. After ||
||                  listening to the horrific ending, return to Sir        ||
||                  Hammerlock to receive your reward.                     ||
||                                                                         ||
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After this one, we're off to do the next two quests from Sir Hammerlock. I 
recommend doing Shielded Favors before Bad Hair Day as is it both easier 
closer. Pick both of them up at the same time because they are in the same 
general area.

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||                                                                         ||
||  Shielded Favors                                                        ||
||  ---------------                                                        ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $31                                                    ||
||      Experience: 160                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Shield and a Skin Customization                ||
||     Description: "If you're gonna survive out here, you'll need a       ||
||                   better shield."                                       ||
||     Walkthrough:   Run out of Liar's Berg and turn left. See that little||
||                  settlement in the distance with the "fort" on top?     ||
||                  That's where you need to go next. Unfortunately,       ||
||                  Marauders have inhabited the buildings, so you'll need ||
||                  to kill a few waves of enemies before you can explore  ||
||                  it. I recommend switching to your sniper and picking   ||
||                  off the Marauders from this slope. Try to hit the head;||
||                  at the very least, hit it for the first shot. There are||
||                  three Marauders loitering around the building, and a   ||
||                  Psycho might decide to charge at you. As is the usual, ||
||                  take out the charging Psycho first before you take on  ||
||                  the Marauders. It should also be noted that there is a ||
||                  shock barrel on the lower level. You can hit the barrel||
||                  while a Marauder is near it and save some ammo as you  ||
||                  watch him get fried.                                   ||
||                    After the area is clear, head over to it and loot    ||
||                  everything. Try to pull the lever for the lift. It     ||
||                  won't work because it seems Claptrap tried to...       ||
||                  ermm... "integrate" with it. LOL! Anyway, now you need ||
||                  to find a fuse for the power box.                      ||
||                    The fuse is located near the buildings on the other  ||
||                  side of this structure. Head left from the lift, climb ||
||                  the ladder, and go through the room. See that area     ||
||                  with the electricity wildly going off? That's where    ||
||                  the fuse is located. It's best to pick off the enemies ||
||                  from this high structure with your sniper rifle. This  ||
||                  is because the charging Psychos must go up the ramp,   ||
||                  which gives you a little extra time to take them out   ||
||                  before they reach melee range. In addition, the room   ||
||                  behind you works great as a little retreat from        ||
||                  gunfire.                                               ||
||                    There are gas tanks and explosive barrels all around ||
||                  the area - you can use these to quickly kill the       ||
||                  Marauders. Thankfully, the Marauders tend to take      ||
||                  cover near these objects, so all you'll have to do is  ||
||                  fire at the tank or barrel to kill the Marauder. In    ||
||                  addition, a Psych will charge at you. Take him out     ||
||                  first as he'll damage you from melee range and disrupt ||
||                  your accuracy. Finally, a Marauder comes out of the top||
||                  floor, but you can shoot at the gas tank to quickly    ||
||                  kill him. When the area is clear (i.e. no red dots),   ||
||                  you're free to head over and loot all the crates and   ||
||                  boxes.                                                 ||
||                    Head over to the electric barrier. It's blocking     ||
||                  your way - Claptrap advises that you quickly run       ||
||                  through it. He states that if you run fast enough      ||
||                  you'll get through undamaged. This is completely       ||
||                  wrong - you WILL get damaged. It's fun to repeatedly   ||
||                  try to run into it, though, as there will be some      ||
||                  hilarious dialogue. At any rate, shoot the electric    ||
||                  fuse box to stop the electricity. You'll hear a roar.  ||
||                  Not good! Quickly grab the fuse in the room and run    ||
||                  back to the lift. We'll tackle the roaring Bullymongs  ||
||                  in the following quest.                                ||
||                    At the lift, install the fuse and pull the lever.    ||
||                  Get on the lift and pull the lever on the lift to      ||
||                  ascend to the top floor. Open the door and purchase a  ||
||                  shield from the vendor to complete the objective.      ||
||                  Before you return to Liar's Berg, loot the entire for  ||
||                  anything valuable. Of particular interest is the       ||
||                  lockers on either side of the room and the lockbox on  ||
||                  the counter. Afterward, return to Liar's Berg and talk ||
||                  to Sir Hammerlock to complete the quest.               ||
||                                                                         ||
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You should acquire another quest, called Symbiosis, from Sir Hammerlock 
before you go back and complete Bad Hair Day. This is because Symbosis is in 
the area passed Bad Hair Day and you can therefore do both at the same time 
to avoid more travel time.

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||                                                                         ||
||  Bad Hair Day                                                           ||
||  -------------                                                          ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 5                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $15                                                    ||
||      Experience: 362                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Sniper Rifle or Green Shotgun                  ||
||     Description: "Style is everything."                                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   Run back to the area with the electric barrier that  ||
||                  you shut off. If you listened to my advice and turned  ||
||                  in Shielded Favor, there is a possibility that the     ||
||                  Marauders have respawned. Thankfully, they're too busy ||
||                  with the Bullymongs to pay much attention to you.      ||
||                    I recommend that you kill the Marauders while they   ||
||                  are in battle with the Bullymongs. This is because you ||
||                  need to do something special against the Bullymongs to ||
||                  get their fur.                                         ||
||                    You must get them to low health and melee them for   ||
||                  the killing blow to get their fur. If you kill them    ||
||                  with a gun, they won't drop the fur. It's best to use  ||
||                  your normal weapon until they're around 30% health,    ||
||                  then use a low-damage white weapon to get them down to ||
||                  just a sliver, and then run in for the melee kill.     ||
||                    There will be around three or four Bullymongs running||
||                  after you, so I recommend that you run back to the     ||
||                  outpost and go inside the room with the table that is  ||
||                  accessed through a ladder in the back. If you're in    ||
||                  this room, the Bullymongs can't hit you with their     ||
||                  rocks, but you can still shoot at them with your       ||
||                  pistol.                                                ||
||                    As stated before, get them to low health and then    ||
||                  melee them for the kill. While you are collecting the  ||
||                  fur, Claptrap pollutes the airwaves and states that    ||
||                  he'll give you a shotgun for the fur. (Because it's    ||
||                  great for absorbing tears, ha!) It's your choice - you ||
||                  can either turn in the quest to Claptrap for a shotgun,||
||                  or turn in the quest to Sir Hammerlock for a sniper    ||
||                  rifle. I recommend the sniper rifle -- because you're  ||
||                  using it a lot if you're playing like I'm playing --   ||
||                  but if you have a up-close-and-personal fighting style,||
||                  the shotgun might be the better choice. Either way,    ||
||                  collect the four furs and turn in the quest to receive ||
||                  your reward.                                           ||
||                                                                         ||
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After Bad Hair Day, go passed the area with the electric barrier -- the place 
where the Bullymongs came from -- and head to Southern Shelf - Bay.

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||                                                                         ||
||  Symbiosis                                                              ||
||  ---------                                                              ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf - Bay                                   ||
||     Quest Level: 5                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $39                                                    ||
||      Experience: 362                                                    ||
||           Items: Blue Skin Customization                                ||
||     Description: "Midgets and Bullymongs and Vault Hunters, oh my!"     ||
||     Walkthrough:   This is a very long and at times difficult Mission.  ||
||                  From the entrance of Southern Shelf - Bay, head through||
||                  the cave and turn left when you exit. There will be a  ||
||                  herd of Bullymongs off in the distance; dispose of them||
||                  any way you see fit. I recommend sniping at them and   ||
||                  then running backward as they pursue you.              ||
||                    After killing them, run south, using the quest       ||
||                  marker as a guide, and at the river pull the lever     ||
||                  to move the platform. Get on the platform and pull     ||
||                  the lever to reach the other side of the river.        ||
||                    Go passed the save point to a bridge that is down.   ||
||                  Before you call the bridge, I recommend you get out    ||
||                  your sniper and kill all the enemies that you see in   ||
||                  the settlement ahead of you. There are A LOT of        ||
||                  enemies here, so it is best to take it really slow and ||
||                  clear the enemies as you make your way to the end of   ||
||                  the settlement.                                        ||
||                    At the bridge, you'll want to kill the patrolling    ||
||                  Psycho. This will alert his friends, and a couple more ||
||                  Psychos will come out of the buildings. Since you are  ||
||                  across a river, they cannot reach you. However, they   ||
||                  can still throw projectiles at you. While dodging their||
||                  projectiles, gun them down.                            ||
||                    Press the switch to bring up the bridge, then head   ||
||                  over into the settlement. This area is FULL of enemies.||
||                  I suggest you take it slow and kill the enemies as you ||
||                  see them. If you try to run through the area, you will ||
||                  get overtaken by Psychos. There are several good hiding||
||                  spots in this area; in particular, the higher          ||
||                  platforms/levels make good cover.                      ||
||                    Your first order of business, as always, should be   ||
||                  the charging enemies. Once they're defeated, gun down  ||
||                  any Marauders that are in cover. Also, you should use  ||
||                  your first surprise shot as a head shot on a Marauder  ||
||                  with a shield to make him a bit easier to kill.        ||
||                    You must go all the through this area to the end,    ||
||                  and then go up the stairs to reach a higher level.     ||
||                  Here, you must go the other way around until you reach ||
||                  a ramp that leads to the top building. Go up the ramp  ||
||                  and open the door to find the Bullymong-riding midget. ||
||                    This battle can be difficult if you haven't cleared  ||
||                  the area. The Bullymong jumps all around the area,     ||
||                  stopping after every jump to throw a few rocks at you. ||
||                  After you've shot him a few times, he'll jump again to ||
||                  another part of the settlement.                        ||
||                    First, you should stay on this top level while       ||
||                  fighting him. This is so you have a good vantage point ||
||                  of all the locations that he jumps to. It's best to    ||
||                  kill the Bullymong first because the Badass Midget is  ||
||                  highly immobile. You should try for head shots on the  ||
||                  Bullymong if possible. Since he jumps around so much,  ||
||                  you can't reliably throw a grenade at him.             ||
||                    You can also try to charge him and machine gun him   ||
||                  down. Just remember that he'll jump away after you've  ||
||                  taken out a chunk of his health, so you'll have to run ||
||                  all around the settlement. With this in mind, I        ||
||                  recommend that you just stay on the top level, as      ||
||                  mentioned before.                                      ||
||                    The Bullymong sometimes jumps up on rooftops and     ||
||                  levels that you cannot reach. He's best battled on the ||
||                  other side of the settlement, because he tends to jump ||
||                  back and forth between the upper level and the lower   ||
||                  level. In addition to the aforementioned strategies,   ||
||                  you can also shoot explosive barrels if he happens to  ||
||                  be near them. This will speed up the battle by quite a ||
||                  bit.                                                   ||
||                    You aren't done once you've killed the Bullymong as  ||
||                  the Badass Midget is still alive. He's a lot easier    ||
||                  than the Bullymong because he hardly moves around at   ||
||                  all. However, his attacks pack quite a punch. I        ||
||                  recommend gunning him down from a distance. You can    ||
||                  take him down faster if you head shot him, and this    ||
||                  should be easy because he doesn't move very much.      ||
||                    After you've killed the Badass Midget, the quest is  ||
||                  complete. Before you go back to Sir Hammerlock to turn ||
||                  it in, I recommend that you patronize the vendors on   ||
||                  the top floor in the building that the Badass Midget   ||
||                  first exited. There are three vendors here, as well as ||
||                  some loot. Speaking of which, you should loot the whole||
||                  settlement of all of its stuff.                        ||
||                    Return to Sir Hammerlock in Liar's Berg to complete  ||
||                  the quest.                                             ||
||                                                                         ||
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                           2.4 - Best Minion Ever

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Before starting this quest, I recommend going to the three vendors in town 
and buying what you need. Of utmost importance is ammo; without ammo, you're 
dead meat! You can also do Optional Missions for Sir Hammerlock here, which I 
recommend if you're underleveled. They are listed in the section above, as 
well as the Optional Missions section of this guide.

When you're ready, "grab Claptrap" to hear him yap about going to Sanctuary. 
Follow him to the gate switch and pull it. Head out through the gate and down 
the slope path. When you get to the telescope and little fire pit on the 
left, stop, get out your sniper rifle, and prepare to make some head shots.

There are about four or five marauders in the little building area in front 
of you. Initially, there should only be two, but others come out of the 
buildings. You should head shot the high level marauder first to circumvent 
his shield. Afterward, take out the charging Psycho. If he reaches you, he'll 
just throw stuff at you for little damage.

Continue to kill the enemies from afar. You can additionally run down to the 
area and machine gun them down, but this is a much more risky proposition. 
Another tip is to fire at the explosive barrels when the enemies are near 
them.

When you've cleared the area, loot all of the chests and crates in the area. 
Afterward, follow Claptrap to the next building area as Handsome Jack talks 
about naming his pony "Butt Stallion." Again, Claptrap goes right into the 
center of the area and cowers as enemy marauders and psychos come out of the 
buildings.

You should fire from the entrance of this area, preferably at the gate. That 
way, if you get charged by psychos, you can easily run backwards while you 
take them down. In addition, you can try exploding the various crates around 
the buildings to quickly kill the enemies.

There are around two or three waves of enemies here that come out of the 
buildings. Just continue to pick them off from a safe distance with any of 
your weapons. When the area is clear, "Defend Claptrap" will be checked off 
and he'll go over to the drawbridge.

Wait a safe distance as he lowers the bridge. The other side lowers, and two 
suicide psychos charge at you. These guys carry grenades and either explode 
them when they're in melee range, or throw them at you. Mow them down with a 
machine gun as the cross the bridge. If they get to close, run backwards 
while firing at them. Remember to continually go back or else you will get 
hit by a grenade explosion. When you've killed both psychos, follow Claptrap 
across the bridge and prepare for a boss fight.

                              -------------------
o-------------------------------  Boss Battle  -----------------------------o
|                             -------------------                           |
|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Boom and Bewm                                          |
|             Level: 6                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Medium                                                 |
|  General Strategy: This can be a tough fight if you do not use the cover  |
|                    correctly. Boom gets on a tank and starts firing       |
|                    explosive rounds at you; these hurt a lot and they can |
|                    also push you backward. While Boom is firing away,     |
|                    Bewm flies around in a jet pack, occasionally landing  |
|                    and using his shotgun on you at close range. In        |
|                    addition, two Psychos charge you every now and then,   |
|                    and they respawn endlessly. As far as strategy, you    |
|                    must use the cover in the center of the area - that    |
|                    little half-building structure with a red stripe.      |
|                    It's also where Claptrap cowers in cover. If you're    |
|                    behind this structure, Boom can't hit you with the     |
|                    tank, and all you'll have to worry about is Bewm.      |
|                    With this in mind, stay a little bit behind this       |
|                    structure, and wait for Bewm to jet pack over to       |
|                    you. You can fire at him while he's descending and     |
|                    take out a lot of his health outright. When he lands,  |
|                    you must run a safe distance away, or he'll do some    |
|                    heavy damage with his shotgun. Luckily, his shotgun    |
|                    is very inaccurate when he's not at melee range. After |
|                    you've damaged some of his health, he'll fly in the air|
|                    and land off in the distance. If you can still see     |
|                    him, switch to your sniper and get a few shots in on   |
|                    him. After a little bit, he'll fly back over and       |
|                    you're left with the same strategy as before. Just     |
|                    remember to stay behind the cover, or Boom will get    |
|                    in a big shot on you. When you've killed Bewm, waste   |
|                    any of the charging Psychos, then switch to your       |
|                    sniper rifle. Peak in and out of cover as you head     |
|                    shot Boom in his tank. It takes him a while to move    |
|                    the tank in the proper direction, so use this to your  |
|                    advantage by alternating back and forth. When you've   |
|                    taken out his health, he'll jet pack out of the tank   |
|                    and you're left to fight him one more time. He's very  |
|                    similar to Bewm now, but instead he loves to throw     |
|                    grenades at you while he flies around. It's best to    |
|                    be constantly moving around the area so you don't get  |
|                    hit by an explosion. In addition, two Psychos should   |
|                    be on the loose again. Even though they respawn when   |
|                    you kill them, I recommend you dispose of them before  |
|                    attacking Boom. This is because Boom has good  armor   |
|                    and body shots won't cut it against him. Instead, you  |
|                    should switch to your sniper and fire at his head.     |
|                    The head shots do around twenty times more damage      |
|                    than the body shots! After a few head shots, he'll     |
|                    fall to the ground and the battle will end.            |
|                                                                           |
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After the battle, listen to Claptrap and loot the items that Boom has 
dropped. In addition, loot the entire - the chests, the crates, the boxes, 
everything. You also might've noticed that you leveled up and received your 
first skill point. Go to the menu and use the skill point on your special 
skill at the very top. You can now use your character-specific skill, making 
battling a bit easier. You'll want to come back to this menu and allocate 
your skill points when you level up. It's your decision which to choose.

After using your skill point, head over to Claptrap, who's waving at the 
gate. He'll tell you to get on the cannon and shoot at the gate. He gets in 
this big, long, and hilarious monologue about how you should wait until he's 
out of the way to shoot. Just shoot down the gate when you first can for some 
hilarious dialogue.

Once the gate is down, a lot of enemies come running from the new entrance. 
Stay on the cannon and shoot them down as they get close to you. It's worth 
noting that the cannon fires two rounds consecutively, so you can shoot in 
two areas to kill more marauders. Also, it's a splash shot that kills all 
enemies in the vicinity, so try to target a pack of them.

After mowing down the waves, jump out of the cannon and head through the 
debris-ridden gate to reach the Soaring Dragon.

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The Soaring Dragon
------------------

We must catch up to Claptrap who is now getting beaten up by some of Flynt's 
men. Your goal is to get to the very top of that dragon structure, in the 
deck of that ship on top. Before you go any further, get out your sniper 
rifle and take out the marauders in the hut to the north. In addition, you 
might want to kill the Rakks in the sky if they start to attack.

Head over to the gate and listen to Flynt talk about how much fun it is to 
torture Claptrap. Flynt will then open the front gate, and a ton of enemies 
come running out. Now is a good time to use to use that special skill you 
have. In addition, whip out your sniper and take out the midget with the big 
head first. Then, take out the Psycho, and finally the marauders, who just 
run around all over the place. You can hit the explosive barrels for a 
quicker victory, and you should use the sloping hill in front of the gate as 
cover.

When you've cleared the entrance, go inside and loot all of the chests and 
lockers around the gate. There is another batch of enemies just a bit in, so 
stay close to the entrance while you collect the loot. After getting all the 
loot, hide behind the grey cargo structure and take out the Marauders in 
front of you. In particular, take out the closest one, who is loitering 
around a building.

The Marauders either use cover or charge at you. Shoot down the charging 
enemies first, then take out the Marauders in cover. Your first order of 
business should be the charging Psychos, as they screw up your aim when 
they're hitting you.

In addition, there are a few barrels -- particularly the shock barrel -- that 
prove useful in clearing the area. For the shock barrel, just shoot at it 
right away because it will continually spark electricity and kill the enemies 
that stupidly try to run passed it. Remember to always use cover! There are 
crates and boards here that are particularly useful. You can also use your 
special skill again if it gets too tough, or lob a few grenades to thin the 
pack.

When the area is clear, run over to the next gate and listen to Flynt 
reminisce on those good ol' times when he tortured Claptrap. Ha! At any rate, 
loot everything around the gate, then snipe the Killer Marauder, who paces 
back and forth in the adjacent area. You should try to head shot the Killer 
Marauder first because it has a shield and a head shot circumvents the 
shield.

After the Marauder, your next order of business is the charging enemies; 
particularly, the Psychos who make a mad dash toward you. You can run 
backward or use the gate wall as cover while you clear the area. In addition, 
there is yet again more explosive barrels that can make the job a bit easier.

When you've killed all the enemies, go around this area and loot everything. 
You might wonder why there isn't a shop here; even though the map denotes 
that one is in the center of the area, the vendor is actually above you, on 
another floor entirely. You'll get to this vendor at the very end of your 
adventure in this area.

Continue through the area until you reach the next save point. Here, you'll 
want to creep over to the barrels and take a look at the area in front of 
you. There is just one Marauder pacing back and forth, but more will come out 
of the doors on that level. DO NOT shoot the corrosive barrel right away; 
instead, gun down the lone Marauder and wait until the Badass Marauder is 
near the barrel before you shoot it.

In addition to the Badass Marauder, there is also a Psycho and a few normal 
Marauders. I recommend running backward if the Psycho gets too close, and 
using the line of sight of the ground as cover against the Marauders. In 
addition, if the corrosive barrel didn't waste the Badass Marauder, swap to 
your sniper rifle and head shot a few times.

After clearing the area, loot all the stuff. The Badass drops a green item, 
and on the dock, there is a treasure chest that usually contains at least a 
couple green weapons. Additionally, there is also a medical vendor here that 
you can use to heal up and perhaps even buy a new shield if you feel the one 
you currently have equipped is inadequate for the job.

Once you've looted the area, continue farther into the dungeon. The next area 
is a little tricky because there are enemies above you. In particular, there 
are three Marauders on the little catwalk, and another two Marauders on a 
platform to the right.

If you're good at throwing grenades, you should just throw a grenade at the 
two Marauders on the platform. Since the platform is small and there's no 
place to run, they'll get blown to smithereens. As for the Marauders on the 
catwalk, use the debris on the ground as rubble as you gun them down. You'll 
probably have to use a gun that can zoom because they are good at taking 
cover.

Run passed the catwalk and you'll hear Claptrap getting beaten the crap out 
of. Before you save him, you'll need to take care of the wave of enemies in 
the buildings before him. There is a corrosive barrel that you should shoot 
to kill a few enemies who exit that building. Additionally, there is a Psycho 
that appears from the hut to the right, and a Marauder in the building to the 
left. After clearing the enemies, loot this entire area of its loot.

Now it's time to save Clappy. Go to the objective waypoint. Looks like Clappy 
is gettin' a poundin' from three Marauders. You can kill them quickly if you 
just throw a grenade at them; don't worry, it won't kill Claptrap. Once 
you've killed all three, Claptrap pops up from his cower position and 
continues inside a new area.

In the area with the bonfire in the middle, Claptrap gets in his cower 
position and we have another round of "Defend Claptrap." On the perimeter of 
this area there are several Marauders that appear from the buildings. 
Thankfully, there are barrels strategically places next to the buildings. 
Shoot the barrels to weaken the Marauders, then finish them off with your 
gun. There is also a Psycho that runs at you - take care of him first. You 
should be doing all of this from the entrance to this area, on the slope to 
the left when you first walk in.

After clearing the area, follow Claptrap to *gasps* STAIRS! Claptrap can't do 
stairs, so he waits at the thoughtfully-placed platform and asks you to find 
the controls to hoist him up. Go up the stairs and take the upper level. Fire 
down on the Marauders below you that appear from the buildings, then go 
passed this area and up the stairs to a higher level.

On this level, make your way to the opposite end of the floor. There are 
several Marauders that appear from the buildings, so use the walls as cover 
while you take them down. In addition, there are two Marauders that appear 
from a building to the right -- the one that has a ramp connected to it -- 
and these guys should be killed first because they have a good view of you. 
You can easily shoot the barrel near them to kill them efficiently.

Go to the end and you'll see more Marauders in between the pillars. It's best 
to throw a grenade or use a weapon that has a splash effect to hurt them all 
at the same time. Once you've killed this initial wave, tougher Marauders 
break out of the little cubicles. Defeat them in the same way -- you can also 
use the pillars as cover for yourself.

After looting the area, go up the ramp to the northwest and pull the lever to 
hoist Claptrap up to you. Once he ascends, follow him while looting all the 
crates and barrels that you see. In the room with the ammo vendor, Claptrap 
opens a gate and falls into the deck of the ship. Before you jump in with 
him, stock up on ammo. We've got a boss fight on our hands! Now jump down 
onto the deck and watch Captain Flynt's grand entrance.

                              -------------------
o-------------------------------  Boss Battle  -----------------------------o
|                             -------------------                           |
|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Captain Flynt                                          |
|             Level: 6                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Medium                                                 |
|  General Strategy:   This is definitely an interesting fight. The vents on|
|                    the floor on the deck emit flames every now and then,  |
|                    so don't stand on them unless you have a death wish.   |
|                    There are also respawning Psychos and Marauders in the |
|                    area that you should, as a whole, ignore because they  |
|                    just respawn.                                          |
|                      Captain Flynt himself starts on his throne at the end|
|                    of the deck. Whip out your sniper rifle and start      |
|                    blasting away at him. It's difficult, but you CAN get  |
|                    a head shot on him. If you do, it'll take away a large |
|                    chunk of his health. Use the building to the right as  |
|                    cover while you fire at him.                           |
|                      When you've taken away about a third of his health,  |
|                    Captain Flynt jumps down to the deck. This is when the |
|                    vents get set ablaze, so don't stand on them. They     |
|                    also make it difficult to see Flynt and any charging   |
|                    Psychos.                                               |
|                      Get in the very back of the deck and fire away at    |
|                    Flynt, either with a sniper rifle or an assault rifle. |
|                    Soon he'll make a giant leap to your position - run out|
|                    of the way or you'll get pushed back. While he's       |
|                    turning to your direction, circle strafe around him    |
|                    while firing away. You should always be a safe distance|
|                    away from him and definitely out of melee range.       |
|                      He's not all that tough - after a few clips of an    |
|                    assault rifle or machine gun, he should go down. After |
|                    the fight, collect the blue weapon that Flynt drops and|
|                    clear the area of the remaining Marauders and Psychos. |
|                                                                           |
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Head over to the end of the ship and wait for Claptrap to open the room. 
Inside here, loot the chest and all of the lockboxes and crates. Afterward, 
follow Claptrap to his might vessel and talk to him to turn in the quest.

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                        2.5 - The Road to Sanctuary

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Travel to Three Horns - Divide. While still on the ship, listen to Claptrap 
hilariously ramble on about what he needs for his welcome back party to get 
"the ladies." Anyway, exit the ship and walk toward the bridge when you see 
some bandits blow up the bridge.

Now we need a ride to jump over the bridge. Walk to the canyon under the 
bridge and look ahead to see a pack of Bullymongs. Get out your weapon of 
choice and fire away at them. There will be another Bullymong that appears 
from the hole at the end of this path.

Follow the linear path and go left up the slope. There are three Bullymongs 
that appear from the holes in the wall. Try to take them out as they're still 
jumping down. Remember to kill the charging one before you take out the ones 
who throw projectiles.

Head over to the Catch-A-Ride -- easily seen on the map -- and try to spawn a 
vehicle. Since you're "unauthorized," you'll need to fetch an adapter to hack 
the Catch-A-Ride. Luckily, there is an adapter in the camp right next to you. 
Go through the entrance -- a big skull -- and take cover behind one of the 
bone pillars.

This area is absolutely littered with enemies. There is a new enemy that you 
probably haven't seen before: the Nomad. These guys are big and strong, but 
normally just walk slowly toward you while firing. There are also several 
Psychos and Marauders in this area.

Take out the charging enemies first -- usually the Psychos -- and then move 
onto the Marauders. Save the Nomads for last because they have big health 
pools. There will be about four waves of these enemies as they appear from 
the various buildings in the area. Just use the bone pillar and the wall as 
cover while you take them down. In addition, grenades make this battle a bit 
faster, and there are strategically-placed barrels that can kill a slew of 
enemies.

Once the area is clear, head over to the other side -- near the water -- and 
grab the adapter. Loot the rest of the area and then return to the Catch-A-
Ride. Install the adapter and wait for the terminal to become operational 
again. After that, deploy a new vehicle -- just choose the default one -- and 
jump inside the driver's seat.

To jump the gap, you must use your turbo while you drive over the ramp. Just 
remember to straighten out before you use your turbo, or you might not land 
on the other side. You don't need much of a start to jump over it as the 
turbo will speed up the car immensely.

On the other side, drive through the long cave. You can choose to either 
fight the Bullymongs that jump out of the holes, or just fly passed them. I 
just fly passed them as killing them while in a vehicle doesn't give much 
experience anyway.

After exiting the cave, get on the road and head toward the waypoint, which 
is the gate to Sanctuary. Here, kill the Marauder in front of the gate and 
also the enemies in the buildings to the left of the gate. You can do this 
from the safety of your vehicle. Just hold down the machine gun buttons and 
mow them down.

After clearing the area, exit your vehicle and use the intercom. We must 
"prove" ourselves to Roland before we can enter Sanctuary by finding Corporal 
Reiss.

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Finding Corporal Reiss
----------------------

Jump back in your vehicle and drive toward the waypoint on the map. You'll 
see an ECHO Recorder on the road -- pick it up and you'll be directed to 
another location. Hop back inside your vehicle and drive toward the next 
waypoint.

You'll reach a wall and a bone-tooth barrier that stops you from driving any 
further. Exit your vehicle and enter the large area. As you might've guessed 
from the various holes, a plethora of Bullymongs decide to come out and play. 
You can use the outer wall as cover while you fire at them. Or, you can lure 
them back to your vehicle and efficiently kill them with the vehicle's 
machine gun. There are also Rakks that will swoop down at you that are a 
nuisance as well.

Once you've cleared them, head through the area and toward the waypoint to 
find Corporal Reiss, who is currently being assaulted by three Psychos. Your 
best bet here is just to throw a grenade in the center of the pack -- it'll 
kill all of them -- and then talk to Reiss. Additionally, this is a good time 
to use your special.

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The Power Core
--------------

After talking to Reiss, you are asked to find to the Power Core and 
optionally killed twenty Bloodshots. Since they're both in the same area, you 
should do both for the extra experience. Head back to the big center area 
that you just walked passed to get to Reiss, and take the westward path that 
is in the same direction as the waypoint.

After heading through the two pillars with torches, you'll reach a big camp 
with a ton of patrolling enemies. Take this time to zoom in with your sniper 
rifle and see the location of all of the enemies. When you're ready, head 
shot a shielded Marauder, and then take down the charging Psychos. After 
that, kill any Nomads that are slowly closing in on you, and then kill the 
Marauders that are hiding in cover.

Once you've killed twenty of them, run down to the settlement and grab the 
power core that is on the ground to your left. Head back to your vehicle and 
drive back to the gate to Sanctuary. Use the intercom and the gate will open, 
allowing you entrance to Sanctuary.

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Sanctuary
---------

Turn right and head toward the building with the beam that is emitting the 
shield. This is where you need to turn in the power core. Go up the stairs 
and talk to Lt. Davis. Afterward, remove the current power core and install 
the power core that you just retrieved. After that, talk to Lt. Davis to 
finish the mission.


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                                2.6 - Plan B

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Head over to the gate of the town of Sanctuary and talk to the guard. After 
he opens the gate, run into the city and go up the stairs to your left. Open 
the door -- it's green, and denoted by the game -- and watch Scooter's 
introduction.

Talk to Scooter and grab the Eridium. He states that you need to get some 
fuel cells, too, so grab the two fuel cells in his garage. They are both on 
the shelves; one is on the lower floor, and one is on the upper floor. After 
that, leave the garage and head to the center part of the city.

Scooter tells you to install the fuel cells. On opposite sides of the square, 
there are two hatches. Open these hatches and install the fuel cells. Now 
that you've installed two, you need to get the third one. Go east through the 
archway and over to the door that's lit up with purple. This is Eridium 
vendor. Talk to the guy that's peeping through the door and buy something -- 
whatever you want -- to get the third fuel cell.

Head back to the center of town and install the third fuel cell at the 
remaining hatch. After that, watch Scooter's epic fail, then head over to 
Roland's HQ. Talk to the guard near the door to get the key, then go inside. 
Listen to the Echo Recorder on the table in front of you to complete the 
mission.

There are several optional missions to do in Sanctuary right now. Before we 
do the next mission, you should do a few optional missions to level up and 
gain experience. Here are the optional missions:

                          =========================
 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Fire Weapons!                                   ||
||  -------------------                                                    ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $0                                                     ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "You know what's better than killing someone with      ||
||                   bullets? Killing someone with bullets that are ON     ||
||                   FIRE."                                                ||
||     Walkthrough:   Talk to Marcus at his shop to get this mission,      ||
||                  which is basically a tutorial on elemental weapons.    ||
||                  After talking to Marcus, go to the Firing Range via    ||
||                  the door to the right and walk up to the range itself. ||
||                    Marcus states that fire weapons are effective        ||
||                  against flesh, but not very effective against shields. ||
||                  He gives you a fire weapon and tells you to fire at    ||
||                  the live target. After firing, talk to Marcus to       ||
||                  complete the mission.                                  ||
||                                                                         ||
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Talk to Marcus again to receive a similar mission:


                          =========================
 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Shock Weapons!                                  ||
||  -------------------------------------                                  ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $22                                                    ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "This next quest will come as a SHOCK to you. You      ||
||                   know? A real SHOCK. Like -- like electricity. It's a  ||
||                   pun."                                                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   The second elemental weapon that we're trying out is ||
||                  shock weapons. These weapons are extremely effective   ||
||                  against shields. Just like the previous mission, shoot ||
||                  the target with the shock weapon. Watch his shield go  ||
||                  zap! Talk to Marcus to complete the mission.           ||
||                                                                         ||
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 And again:
 
                          =========================
 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Corrosive Weapons!                              ||
||  -----------------------------------------                              ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $22                                                    ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "And now: corrosive weaponry!"                         ||
||     Walkthrough:   This is exactly the same: fire your corrosive weapon ||
||                  at the target to easily complete the mission. Corrosive||
||                  weapons are effective against enemies with armor.      ||
||                                                                         ||
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And finally:

                          =========================
 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Slag Weapons!                                   ||
||  ------------------------------------                                   ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $111                                                   ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "Time to learn how Slag works!"                        ||
||     Walkthrough:    Same as before: fire the Slag weapon at the target. ||
||                   This time, though, you'll need to switch to a normal  ||
||                   weapon and finish him off with normal rounds. After   ||
||                   that, talk to Marcus to finish the quest.             ||
||                                                                         ||
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                         2.7 - Hunting the Firehawk

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After listening to Roland's message, head upstairs and look inside the safe. 
Grab the ECHO Recorder and you're directed to Frostburn Canyon to find 
Roland. First, though, I recommend you buy ammo at the vendors in the city. 
In addition, you might want to look at all of the other shops and meet Marcus 
and Zedd in person! There are a plethora of missions available, which are 
detailed in the section above.


Go to Frostburn Canyon
----------------------

Leave Sanctuary and deploy a vehicle at the catch-a-ride next to the gate. Go
to your map in the menu, and look at the waypoint of Frostburn Canyon on your
map. Drive to the waypoint - it's across the map - and turbo over the bridge.
You will now be outside the entrance, but as you can see, enemies have made a
camp right outside the cavern.

There are a few options to get past this point. First, you can get out of 
your vehicle and engage them in normal combat. This is not recommended, as it
wastes valuable ammunition. Instead, you might want to run in and get the 
attention of the enemies, then run back to your vehicle and use the machine 
gun turret to easily defeat them. Finally, you can try just sprinted past 
them, but you will lose some valuable experience if you decide to do this.

Whichever way you chose, you'll end up in Frostburn Canyon proper.


Follow Bloodshot signs: 0/7
---------------------------

The first Bloodshot sign is directly in front of you, at the fork in the 
road. You'll want to ignore the enemies that run past, as they are currently 
fighting someone else. When you reach the first sign, the waypoint for the 
second one pops up.


Follow Bloodshot signs: 1/7
---------------------------

This part can get pretty difficult if you're not careful, so listen up. There
are two paths here: the higher path and the lower path. Even though you 
might've heard the age-old addage "take the high ground," this does not 
necessarily apply here. This is because the next sign is on the lower part, 
and you can get past the enemies on the top if you carefully engage the 
enemies below.

You want to kill the enemies on the lower path quickly, and then make your 
way to the waypoint. There are a few nomads and suicidals, but nothing that 
you haven't dealt with before. A sniper rifle works great here, as well as 
any automatic weapon.


Follow Bloodshot signs: 2/7
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Follow Bloodshot signs: 3/7
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Follow Bloodshot signs: 5/7
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Follow Bloodshot signs: 6/7
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Follow Bloodshot signs: 7/7
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                                 3. Bosses

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Bosses are listed in chronological order.

                              -------------------
o-------------------------------  Boss Battle  -----------------------------o
|                             -------------------                           |
|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Knuckle Dragger                                        |
|             Level: 1                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Easy                                                   |
|  General Strategy: He's not all that tough, really. He'll start by        |
|                    throwing some rocks at you and then he'll leap over to |
|                    you. After a little bit, he decides to jump up on the  |
|                    canyon wall while he watches a few of the little       |
|                    Bullymongs go after you. He'll then jump down again and|
|                    repeat what he's just done. You can easily dodge or    |
|                    shoot the rocks that he throws, and you can run out of |
|                    the way when he leaps for you. In both instances, you  |
|                    should also be able to get a lot of shots on him. When |
|                    he jumps up onto the canyon wall, you can switch to the|
|                    Sniper Rifle and get a few shots in before you take    |
|                    care of the little Bullymongs. Finally, when he jumps  |
|                    back down, continue firing bullets into him, and he    |
|                    should go down quickly. After the fight, you level up. |
|                                                                           |
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                              -------------------
o-------------------------------  Boss Battle  -----------------------------o
|                             -------------------                           |
|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Boom and Bewm                                          |
|             Level: 6                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Medium                                                 |
|  General Strategy: This can be a tough fight if you do not use the cover  |
|                    correctly. Boom gets on a tank and starts firing       |
|                    explosive rounds at you; these hurt a lot and they can |
|                    also push you backward. While Boom is firing away,     |
|                    Bewm flies around in a jet pack, occasionally landing  |
|                    and using his shotgun on you at close range. In        |
|                    addition, two Psychos charge you every now and then,   |
|                    and they respawn endlessly. As far as strategy, you    |
|                    must use the cover in the center of the area - that    |
|                    little half-building structure with a red stripe.      |
|                    It's also where Claptrap cowers in cover. If you're    |
|                    behind this structure, Boom can't hit you with the     |
|                    tank, and all you'll have to worry about is Bewm.      |
|                    With this in mind, stay a little bit behind this       |
|                    structure, and wait for Bewm to jet pack over to       |
|                    you. You can fire at him while he's descending and     |
|                    take out a lot of his health outright. When he lands,  |
|                    you must run a safe distance away, or he'll do some    |
|                    heavy damage with his shotgun. Luckily, his shotgun    |
|                    is very inaccurate when he's not at melee range. After |
|                    you've damaged some of his health, he'll fly in the air|
|                    and land off in the distance. If you can still see     |
|                    him, switch to your sniper and get a few shots in on   |
|                    him. After a little bit, he'll fly back over and       |
|                    you're left with the same strategy as before. Just     |
|                    remember to stay behind the cover, or Boom will get    |
|                    in a big shot on you. When you've killed Bewm, waste   |
|                    any of the charging Psychos, then switch to your       |
|                    sniper rifle. Peak in and out of cover as you head     |
|                    shot Boom in his tank. It takes him a while to move    |
|                    the tank in the proper direction, so use this to your  |
|                    advantage by alternating back and forth. When you've   |
|                    taken out his health, he'll jet pack out of the tank   |
|                    and you're left to fight him one more time. He's very  |
|                    similar to Bewm now, but instead he loves to throw     |
|                    grenades at you while he flies around. It's best to    |
|                    be constantly moving around the area so you don't get  |
|                    hit by an explosion. In addition, two Psychos should   |
|                    be on the loose again. Even though they respawn when   |
|                    you kill them, I recommend you dispose of them before  |
|                    attacking Boom. This is because Boom has good  armor   |
|                    and body shots won't cut it against him. Instead, you  |
|                    should switch to your sniper and fire at his head.     |
|                    The head shots do around twenty times more damage      |
|                    than the body shots! After a few head shots, he'll     |
|                    fall to the ground and the battle will end.            |
|                                                                           |
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                              -------------------
o-------------------------------  Boss Battle  -----------------------------o
|                             -------------------                           |
|                                                                           |
|              Boss: Captain Flynt                                          |
|             Level: 6                                                      |
|        Difficulty: Medium                                                 |
|  General Strategy:   This is definitely an interesting fight. The vents on|
|                    the floor on the deck emit flames every now and then,  |
|                    so don't stand on them unless you have a death wish.   |
|                    There are also respawning Psychos and Marauders in the |
|                    area that you should, as a whole, ignore because they  |
|                    just respawn.                                          |
|                      Captain Flynt himself starts on his throne at the end|
|                    of the deck. Whip out your sniper rifle and start      |
|                    blasting away at him. It's difficult, but you CAN get  |
|                    a head shot on him. If you do, it'll take away a large |
|                    chunk of his health. Use the building to the right as  |
|                    cover while you fire at him.                           |
|                      When you've taken away about a third of his health,  |
|                    Captain Flynt jumps down to the deck. This is when the |
|                    vents get set ablaze, so don't stand on them. They     |
|                    also make it difficult to see Flynt and any charging   |
|                    Psychos.                                               |
|                      Get in the very back of the deck and fire away at    |
|                    Flynt, either with a sniper rifle or an assault rifle. |
|                    Soon he'll make a giant leap to your position - run out|
|                    of the way or you'll get pushed back. While he's       |
|                    turning to your direction, circle strafe around him    |
|                    while firing away. You should always be a safe distance|
|                    away from him and definitely out of melee range.       |
|                      He's not all that tough - after a few clips of an    |
|                    assault rifle or machine gun, he should go down. After |
|                    the fight, collect the blue weapon that Flynt drops and|
|                    clear the area of the remaining Marauders and Psychos. |
|                                                                           |
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                            4. Optional Missions

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Missions are chronologically ordered. If you're having trouble finding a 
particular mission, press CTRL + F and type in the name of the mission to 
jump to it.

                          =========================
 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  This Town Ain't Big Enough                                             ||
||  --------------------------                                             ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $63                                                    ||
||      Experience: 160                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Pistol                                         ||
||     Description: "There's only room for ONE deadly, bipedal,            ||
||                   ape-descended species in Liar's Berg.                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   In this quest, you need to kill all of the creatures ||
||                  on the outskirts of town. The two locations are marked ||
||                  on your map: (a) in the canyon below the bulletin      ||
||                  board and (b) across the bridge from the bulletin      ||
||                  board. Since you get the quest at the bulletin board,  ||
||                  you can complete this quest without much travelling,   ||
||                  which is a luxury usually not afforded by these        ||
||                  Optional Missions.                                     ||
||                    To begin, head over to the right of the bridge and   ||
||                  look down at the canyon below. This will trigger an    ||
||                  event: a few Monglets come out of the holes and begin  ||
||                  to throw rocks at you. You can use the small wall and  ||
||                  the cliff itself as cover while you take them down;    ||
||                  when a thrown rock gets close to you, merely back      ||
||                  away from the ledge to dodge it. In addition, a lot    ||
||                  of the rocks will just hit the side of the hill.       ||
||                  Considering this, you can pretty much kill all of the  ||
||                  enemies with impunity. After an initial wave of the    ||
||                  easy Monglets, more difficult Bullymongs come out of   ||
||                  the walls. These can be killed in much the same way,   ||
||                  only it will take a bit more ammo. When you've clear   ||
||                  the area, Sir Hammerlock chimes in and the area is     ||
||                  not marked on your map anymore. Before going to the    ||
||                  next objective, jump down to the canyon floor and      ||
||                  bash the rocks around here for either items or money.  ||
||                    The next area is across the bridge. I recommend      ||
||                  using the bricks near the bridge as cover while you    ||
||                  snipe away at the Bullymongs. If you position yourself ||
||                  correctly, you can shoot at the Bullymongs with        ||
||                  impunity because their rocks will merely hit the white ||
||                  brick wall. If you find yourself getting hit, fully    ||
||                  take cover behind the wall and wait for your shield    ||
||                  to recharge before you begin your assault again. When  ||
||                  you've cleared a few waves, Sir Hammerlock states that ||
||                  the quest is now complete. Before you turn it in, head ||
||                  over to the area where the Bullymongs spawned and      ||
||                  collect any loot there. Also, remember to destroy the  ||
||                  breakable rocks for loot. When you've done this,       ||
||                  return to Sir Hammerlock and turn in the quest to      ||
||                  receive your reward.                                   ||
||                                                                         ||
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||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Handsome Jack Here!                                                    ||
||  -------------------                                                    ||
||     Quest Giver: ECHO Recorder                                          ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf - ECHO Recorder on ground around        ||
||                  buildings near Liar's Berg                             ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $63                                                    ||
||      Experience: 80                                                     ||
||           Items: A Green Pistol                                         ||
||     Description: "What ever happened to Helena Pierce?"                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   The ECHO Recorder is on the ground in the first      ||
||                  building area outside Liar's Berg. When you pick up    ||
||                  the ECHO Recorder, you'll start the quest.             ||
||                    Listen to Helena's Pierce's audio log. It's actually ||
||                  only a part of it, and Sir Hammerlock states that he'll||
||                  pay you if you can find all of the audio logs.         ||
||                    Run back into town and go over to the mark denoted   ||
||                  on the map. Smash the lock for the dumpster and pick   ||
||                  up the next audio log. After listening to it, go to    ||
||                  the next audio log, which is conveniently marked on    ||
||                  your map. The audio log is on top of the building near ||
||                  the gun vendor. This is also the building that Sir     ||
||                  Hammerlock hid in while Liar's Berg was being          ||
||                  assaulted by Marauders. There is a ladder on the side  ||
||                  of the house - climb it, jump up near the chimney,     ||
||                  and smash the rock to find the audio log.              ||
||                    After listening to this one, run over to the final   ||
||                  audio log. It's in a container near the medic vendor.  ||
||                  Open the container and grab the final audio log. After ||
||                  listening to the horrific ending, return to Sir        ||
||                  Hammerlock to receive your reward.                     ||
||                                                                         ||
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 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Shielded Favors                                                        ||
||  ---------------                                                        ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 3                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $31                                                    ||
||      Experience: 160                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Shield and a Skin Customization                ||
||     Description: "If you're gonna survive out here, you'll need a       ||
||                   better shield."                                       ||
||     Walkthrough:   Run out of Liar's Berg and turn left. See that little||
||                  settlement in the distance with the "fort" on top?     ||
||                  That's where you need to go next. Unfortunately,       ||
||                  Marauders have inhabited the buildings, so you'll need ||
||                  to kill a few waves of enemies before you can explore  ||
||                  it. I recommend switching to your sniper and picking   ||
||                  off the Marauders from this slope. Try to hit the head;||
||                  at the very least, hit it for the first shot. There are||
||                  three Marauders loitering around the building, and a   ||
||                  Psycho might decide to charge at you. As is the usual, ||
||                  take out the charging Psycho first before you take on  ||
||                  the Marauders. It should also be noted that there is a ||
||                  shock barrel on the lower level. You can hit the barrel||
||                  while a Marauder is near it and save some ammo as you  ||
||                  watch him get fried.                                   ||
||                    After the area is clear, head over to it and loot    ||
||                  everything. Try to pull the lever for the lift. It     ||
||                  won't work because it seems Claptrap tried to...       ||
||                  ermm... "integrate" with it. LOL! Anyway, now you need ||
||                  to find a fuse for the power box.                      ||
||                    The fuse is located near the buildings on the other  ||
||                  side of this structure. Head left from the lift, climb ||
||                  the ladder, and go through the room. See that area     ||
||                  with the electricity wildly going off? That's where    ||
||                  the fuse is located. It's best to pick off the enemies ||
||                  from this high structure with your sniper rifle. This  ||
||                  is because the charging Psychos must go up the ramp,   ||
||                  which gives you a little extra time to take them out   ||
||                  before they reach melee range. In addition, the room   ||
||                  behind you works great as a little retreat from        ||
||                  gunfire.                                               ||
||                    There are gas tanks and explosive barrels all around ||
||                  the area - you can use these to quickly kill the       ||
||                  Marauders. Thankfully, the Marauders tend to take      ||
||                  cover near these objects, so all you'll have to do is  ||
||                  fire at the tank or barrel to kill the Marauder. In    ||
||                  addition, a Psych will charge at you. Take him out     ||
||                  first as he'll damage you from melee range and disrupt ||
||                  your accuracy. Finally, a Marauder comes out of the top||
||                  floor, but you can shoot at the gas tank to quickly    ||
||                  kill him. When the area is clear (i.e. no red dots),   ||
||                  you're free to head over and loot all the crates and   ||
||                  boxes.                                                 ||
||                    Head over to the electric barrier. It's blocking     ||
||                  your way - Claptrap advises that you quickly run       ||
||                  through it. He states that if you run fast enough,     ||
||                  you'll get through undamaged. This is completely       ||
||                  wrong - you WILL get damaged. It's fun to repeatedly   ||
||                  try to run into it, though, as there will be some      ||
||                  hilarious dialogue. At any rate, shoot the electric    ||
||                  fuse box to stop the electricity. You'll hear a roar.  ||
||                  Not good! Quickly grab the fuse in the room and run    ||
||                  back to the lift. We'll tackle the roaring Bullymongs  ||
||                  in the following quest.                                ||
||                    At the lift, install the fuse and pull the lever.    ||
||                  Get on the lift and pull the lever on the lift to      ||
||                  ascend to the top floor. Open the door and purchase a  ||
||                  shield from the vendor to complete the objective.      ||
||                  Before you return to Liar's Berg, loot the entire for  ||
||                  anything valuable. Of particular interest is the       ||
||                  lockers on either side of the room and the lockbox on  ||
||                  the counter. Afterward, return to Liar's Berg and talk ||
||                  to Sir Hammerlock to complete the quest.               ||
||                                                                         ||
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||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Bad Hair Day                                                           ||
||  -------------                                                          ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf                                         ||
||     Quest Level: 5                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $15                                                    ||
||      Experience: 362                                                    ||
||           Items: A Green Sniper Rifle or Green Shotgun                  ||
||     Description: "Style is everything."                                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   Run back to the area with the electric barrier that  ||
||                  you shut off. If you listened to my advice and turned  ||
||                  in Shielded Favor, there is a possibility that the     ||
||                  Marauders have respawned. Thankfully, they're too busy ||
||                  with the Bullymongs to pay much attention to you.      ||
||                    I recommend that you kill the Marauders while they   ||
||                  are in battle with the Bullymongs. This is because you ||
||                  need to do something special against the Bullymongs to ||
||                  get their fur.                                         ||
||                    You must get them to low health and melee them for   ||
||                  the killing blow to get their fur. If you kill them    ||
||                  with a gun, they won't drop the fur. It's best to use  ||
||                  your normal weapon until they're around 30% health,    ||
||                  then use a low-damage white weapon to get them down to ||
||                  just a sliver, and then run in for the melee kill.     ||
||                    There will be around three or four Bullymongs running||
||                  after you, so I recommend that you run back to the     ||
||                  outpost and go inside the room with the table that is  ||
||                  accessed through a ladder in the back. If you're in    ||
||                  this room, the Bullymongs can't hit you with their     ||
||                  rocks, but you can still shoot at them with your       ||
||                  pistol.                                                ||
||                    As stated before, get them to low health and then    ||
||                  melee them for the kill. While you are collecting the  ||
||                  fur, Claptrap pollutes the airwaves and states that    ||
||                  he'll give you a shotgun for the fur. (Because it's    ||
||                  great for absorbing tears, ha!) It's your choice - you ||
||                  can either turn in the quest to Claptrap for a shotgun,||
||                  or turn in the quest to Sir Hammerlock for a sniper    ||
||                  rifle. I recommend the sniper rifle -- because you're  ||
||                  using it a lot if you're playing like I'm playing --   ||
||                  but if you have a up-close-and-personal fighting style,||
||                  the shotgun might be the better choice. Either way,    ||
||                  collect the four furs and turn in the quest to receive ||
||                  your reward.                                           ||
||                                                                         ||
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 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Symbiosis                                                              ||
||  ---------                                                              ||
||     Quest Giver: Sir Hammerlock                                         ||
||  Quest Location: Southern Shelf - Bay                                   ||
||     Quest Level: 5                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $39                                                    ||
||      Experience: 362                                                    ||
||           Items: Blue Skin Customization                                ||
||     Description: "Midgets and Bullymongs and Vault Hunters, oh my!"     ||
||     Walkthrough:   This is a very long and at times difficult Mission.  ||
||                  From the entrance of Southern Shelf - Bay, head through||
||                  the cave and turn left when you exit. There will be a  ||
||                  herd of Bullymongs off in the distance; dispose of them||
||                  any way you see fit. I recommend sniping at them and   ||
||                  then running backward as they pursue you.              ||
||                    After killing them, run south, using the quest       ||
||                  marker as a guide, and at the river pull the lever     ||
||                  to move the platform. Get on the platform and pull     ||
||                  the lever to reach the other side of the river.        ||
||                    Go passed the save point to a bridge that is down.   ||
||                  Before you call the bridge, I recommend you get out    ||
||                  your sniper and kill all the enemies that you see in   ||
||                  the settlement ahead of you. There are A LOT of        ||
||                  enemies here, so it is best to take it really slow and ||
||                  clear the enemies as you make your way to the end of   ||
||                  the settlement.                                        ||
||                    At the bridge, you'll want to kill the patrolling    ||
||                  Psycho. This will alert his friends, and a couple more ||
||                  Psychos will come out of the buildings. Since you are  ||
||                  across a river, they cannot reach you. However, they   ||
||                  can still throw projectiles at you. While dodging their||
||                  projectiles, gun them down.                            ||
||                    Press the switch to bring up the bridge, then head   ||
||                  over into the settlement. This area is FULL of enemies.||
||                  I suggest you take it slow and kill the enemies as you ||
||                  see them. If you try to run through the area, you will ||
||                  get overtaken by Psychos. There are several good hiding||
||                  spots in this area; in particular, the higher          ||
||                  platforms/levels make good cover.                      ||
||                    Your first order of business, as always, should be   ||
||                  the charging enemies. Once they're defeated, gun down  ||
||                  any Marauders that are in cover. Also, you should use  ||
||                  your first surprise shot as a head shot on a Marauder  ||
||                  with a shield to make him a bit easier to kill.        ||
||                    You must go all the through this area to the end,    ||
||                  and then go up the stairs to reach a higher level.     ||
||                  Here, you must go the other way around until you reach ||
||                  a ramp that leads to the top building. Go up the ramp  ||
||                  and open the door to find the Bullymong-riding midget. ||
||                    This battle can be difficult if you haven't cleared  ||
||                  the area. The Bullymong jumps all around the area,     ||
||                  stopping after every jump to throw a few rocks at you. ||
||                  After you've shot him a few times, he'll jump again to ||
||                  another part of the settlement.                        ||
||                    First, you should stay on this top level while       ||
||                  fighting him. This is so you have a good vantage point ||
||                  of all the locations that he jumps to. It's best to    ||
||                  kill the Bullymong first because the Badass Midget is  ||
||                  highly immobile. You should try for head shots on the  ||
||                  Bullymong if possible. Since he jumps around so much,  ||
||                  you can't reliably throw a grenade at him.             ||
||                    You can also try to charge him and machine gun him   ||
||                  down. Just remember that he'll jump away after you've  ||
||                  taken out a chunk of his health, so you'll have to run ||
||                  all around the settlement. With this in mind, I        ||
||                  recommend that you just stay on the top level, as      ||
||                  mentioned before.                                      ||
||                    The Bullymong sometimes jumps up on rooftops and     ||
||                  levels that you cannot reach. He's best battled on the ||
||                  other side of the settlement, because he tends to jump ||
||                  back and forth between the upper level and the lower   ||
||                  level. In addition to the aforementioned strategies,   ||
||                  you can also shoot explosive barrels if he happens to  ||
||                  be near them. This will speed up the battle by quite a ||
||                  bit.                                                   ||
||                    You aren't done once you've killed the Bullymong as  ||
||                  the Badass Midget is still alive. He's a lot easier    ||
||                  than the Bullymong because he hardly moves around at   ||
||                  all. However, his attacks pack quite a punch. I        ||
||                  recommend gunning him down from a distance. You can    ||
||                  take him down faster if you head shot him, and this    ||
||                  should be easy because he doesn't move very much.      ||
||                    After you've killed the Badass Midget, the quest is  ||
||                  complete. Before you go back to Sir Hammerlock to turn ||
||                  it in, I recommend that you patronize the vendors on   ||
||                  the top floor in the building that the Badass Midget   ||
||                  first exited. There are three vendors here, as well as ||
||                  some loot. Speaking of which, you should loot the whole||
||                  settlement of all of its stuff.                        ||
||                    Return to Sir Hammerlock in Liar's Berg to complete  ||
||                  the quest.                                             ||
||                                                                         ||
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 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Fire Weapons!                                   ||
||  ------------------------------------                                   ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $0                                                     ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "You know what's better than killing someone with      ||
||                   bullets? Killing someone with bullets that are ON     ||
||                   FIRE."                                                ||
||     Walkthrough:   Talk to Marcus at his shop to get this mission,      ||
||                  which is basically a tutorial on elemental weapons.    ||
||                  After talking to Marcus, go to the Firing Range via    ||
||                  the door to the right and walk up to the range itself. ||
||                    Marcus states that fire weapons are effective        ||
||                  against flesh, but not very effective against shields. ||
||                  He gives you a fire weapon and tells you to fire at    ||
||                  the live target. After firing, talk to Marcus to       ||
||                  complete the mission.                                  ||
||                                                                         ||
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||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Shock Weapons!                                  ||
||  -------------------------------------                                  ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $22                                                    ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "This next quest will come as a SHOCK to you. You      ||
||                   know? A real SHOCK. Like -- like electricity. It's a  ||
||                   pun."                                                 ||
||     Walkthrough:   The second elemental weapon that we're trying out is ||
||                  shock weapons. These weapons are extremely effective   ||
||                  against shields. Just like the previous mission, shoot ||
||                  the target with the shock weapon. Watch his shield go  ||
||                  zap! Talk to Marcus to complete the mission.           ||
||                                                                         ||
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 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Corrosive Weapons!                              ||
||  -----------------------------------------                              ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $22                                                    ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "And now: corrosive weaponry!"                         ||
||     Walkthrough:   This is exactly the same: fire your corrosive weapon ||
||                  at the target to easily complete the mission. Corrosive||
||                  weapons are effective against enemies with armor.      ||
||                                                                         ||
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 .==========================  Optional Mission!  ==========================.
||                        =========================                        ||
||                                                                         ||
||  Rock, Paper, Genocide: Slag Weapons!                                   ||
||  ------------------------------------                                   ||
||     Quest Giver: Marcus                                                 ||
||  Quest Location: Sanctuary                                              ||
||     Quest Level: 8                                                      ||
||         Rewards: $111                                                   ||
||      Experience: 395                                                    ||
||           Items: None                                                   ||
||     Description: "Time to learn how Slag works!"                        ||
||     Walkthrough:    Same as before: fire the Slag weapon at the target. ||
||                   This time, though, you'll need to switch to a normal  ||
||                   weapon and finish him off with normal rounds. After   ||
||                   that, talk to Marcus to finish the quest.             ||
||                                                                         ||
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                                6. Credits

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  *  CJayC for creating GameFAQs.
  *  Sailor Bacon and Devin Morgan for continuing, maintaining, and 
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  *  You! For reading this guide, of course. :)

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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, inquiries, spam, additions,
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