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Demon Hunter
Location Lynchwood
Given By Sanctuary Bounty Board
Rewards 7430 XP, Buffalo sniper rifle
True Vault Hunter Mode
Level 43
Rewards 3288 XP, Buffalo sniper rifle
Previous Where Angels Fear to Tread (Part 2)
Game Borderlands 2
Mission Type Optional Mission

Demon Hunter is an optional mission in Borderlands 2 set in Lynchwood. It takes place in the Old Mine located in the centre of the map. To access this place, one must first complete the mission Animal Rescue: Shelter.

Walkthrough

Objectives

"There are reports of a demon murdering the townsfolk of Lynchwood. You have been hired to destroy it."
  • Find giant skag
  • Kill Dukino's Mom

Strategy

The mission begins at the Sanctuary Bounty Board with an ECHO recording of a bandit who has been murdered by Dukino's mother, and immediately leads to The Old Mine in Lynchwood. Heading back down the elevator into the mine where Dukino has found a new home, players discover a colossal skag now dominating the area.

Dukino's Mom has three main attacks: a leap that will generate a large shockwave, her laser beam, and electrical orbs flying in an arc pattern from her mouth. Her energy beam sweeps quickly and can switch to different targets instantly. Her mouth is an open critical hit location while she is charging up this attack. She can also destroy the rock columns that provide cover in the arena, making it more difficult to take time to heal or revive crippled characters.

At certain points in the fight, bandits will appear and attack the giant skag. These serve as a distraction, offering up other targets for Dukino's Mom to chew on, and also as a potential source of easy kills for a Second Wind.

A powerful corrosive weapon is extremely helpful in this fight. Failing this, players may have to resort to using a powerful rocket launcher to take her health down, although some launchers will simply bounce off her hide should the rocket connect.

Cover is limited in The Old Mine. Some players have found success hiding behind the elevator switch, although this also has a narrow profile and leaves characters exposed to the arching shock attacks. The rock formations provide superb cover, both from the skag and from the bandits, although Dukino's Mom can actually remove them from play by obliterating them with physical attacks.

The safest (though slowest) strategy is to trigger the elevator and immediately jump off, shooting down the shaft whenever Dukino's Mom comes within view. Only her electrical attack will damage a character from this position, and it can be more easily avoided or recovered from.

Completion

"You killed the Demon of Lynchwood and claimed your reward."

Turn In: Dukino

Notes

  • The angled plates on her upper body can deflect rockets if they hit at shallow angles.

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