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Ding! Champion in Borderlands

Ding! Champion78 (50)

Earn level 50

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Achievement Guide for Ding! Champion

The Nerevarine
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The Nerevarine
Achievement won on 28 Oct 09
TA Score for this game: 1,833
Posted on 27 October 09 at 09:02, Edited on 25 November 09 at 20:32
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To level up quickly, you need to complete missions available to your character, and you need to kill enemies [or have a teammate kill enemies] at your level or higher.

To start, play through the game and try to do all the side missions, this will get you to a level in the mid-30s. You can't progress much further than this in your first play-through due to the lower level enemies.

Load your character in single player (or create an Xbox Live game) and choose "Playthrough 2" when prompted.

The enemies in this play-through will start in the 30s and are much more aggressive, and there will also be new SDUs available for the guns and higher prices on everything. Don't expect to take on Sledge right off the bus, it's going to be a bit of a grind again to level up enough to take him on.

You won't have to get too far in to get to level 50, and will likely get it in the first few missions in New Haven, assuming you're doing all the side missions along the way. You'll need 3,429,728 XP to get level 50.


Survival Tips

• Killing enemies in a car will net you very little experience, so don't waste your time unless it's part of a mission.

• Enemies have weaknesses, exploit them. Moe is weak to electrocution and Marley is weak to corrosion, for example. Battles that seem impossible are sometimes very easy if you switch around guns.

• Find the clap traps and fix them up on your first play-through, so you can carry a wide array of weapons. This will help with the previous tip.

• Buy SDUs whenever possible. You'll lose more money when you die if you have it in your wallet, so save and spend, save and spend. Oh, and feel free to buy that thing in the shop if you really want it, there's always more money to be found and there's nothing else to spend the money on.

• Playing solo is a little more tactical, but the enemies are weaker, so sometimes it can be a lot easier and more enjoyable playing certain missions alone if you don't have reliable friends to join you. I suggest fighting bosses solo, this way you get the guns they leave.

• Never depend on teammates to heal you, duck and cover when you're hurt, and be careful about trying to help someone in the middle of the battle... if you really want to help, deplete the health of the enemy they're trying to kill so they can get a second wind from the kill.

• While fighting more than one enemy, try to leave a weaker one alive in case you go to bleed-out, so you can kill them quickly for a second wind.

• Kill everything! On your way to the mission, in the mission, and on the way back, killing enemies is the easiest and most enjoyable way to level up and get more loot. If you find killing things tedious, then this isn't the right game for you.

• Take a second trip, or don't. You could whip through that cave once and pound out all three missions in it, or you could take a trip back and get a little stronger before heading to the next area. If the enemies are tough to kill, it may be worth a second visit.

• There's a list of available bonuses in your menu, on the missions screen, if you press the Y button. Completing these milestones can net you a lot of additional XP. Aim for critical shots, use a variety of weapons, accept duels, smash bone piles, open chests, sell items, buy items, and catch hang time in vehicles for XP.

• Choose skills wisely, you only get 46 skill points with level 50, so pick the skills you need and assign the points accordingly. Use a New-U station to clear your points for a small fee if you need to readjust them.

• Class mods can be a bit confusing. According to various sources, you must have at least 1 point on a skill for a class mod to add points to it, and you can go beyond 5 in the skill with a mod.

• When all else fails, if you somehow find yourself in a tough spot, spend your money (so you don't lose it all dying) and join a game with players of a higher level. They'll be killing enemies and netting you XP, and you'll be able to gain a level or two and get an edge on the enemies when you get back to your missions.
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