Yes of course, The wonders of Tiny Tina has an end goal. Apparently you’re tasked with completing a main story, something about saving the world and defeating the big bad bad guy and blah blah blah. But come on, we all know what the real the point is: find a ton of kickass loot. Let us help you.
To like Borderlandsthe series of loot shooters it comes from, loot is the push of The wonders of Tiny Tinaand can appear in one of five rarity levels: white (commmon), green (rare), blue (rare), purple (epic) and gold (legendary). But where the previous entry, 2019 Borderlands 3flooded players with torrential downpours of gold loot, Wonderland is more of an overcast day.
The result is that the loot of gold in The wonders of Tiny Tina feels legitimately worthy of its level of rarity, where to hear the ch-CHING one shot of a golden pistol is enough to immediately make your head spin. (Data point: during my 20 hour campaign, I found just four legendary items.) But there are a number of methods that can help you quickly fill your inventory with more legendary weapons, shields, class mods, melee weapons, and other gold tier loot than you can’t handle. Here’s where to start.
Find the ancient obelisks
Forget the farm bosses. Look instead ancient obelisks, wandering structures off the beaten track. Interacting with an obelisk initiates a combat challenge: a few waves of cannon fodder, followed by a boss. When defeated, each obelisk boss has a chance to drop a piece of gold gear.
There are 11 obelisks everywhere Wonderland, each affiliated with a specific biome. The people at AchievementTeam put together a terribly complete walkthrough video highlighting where everyone is and how to get there. Or, if you’re more of a text-based learner, here are some written instructions:
- Queen’s Gate: It is inaccessible until you have completed the campaign mission “Emotion of the Ocean”. After that, for narrative reasons that I won’t spoil, a new patch of land opens up on the western side of the map, fairly easy to access from the starting spawn point.
- Mount Craw: From the Furious Gorge fast travel point, drop down to the lowest level in the area and head to the other side of the lake.
- Weepwild Dankness: You encounter this one naturally during the “Thy Bard, With a Vengeance” campaign mission, on your way through the region. (If you miss it, it’s just northwest of the Busted-Ass Ruins fast travel point.)
- Tangledrift: On the main (floating) island, there is a (floating) peninsula located halfway between the two fast travel points.
- Wargtooth Shallows: From the Recent Beach fast travel point, head up the hill and head left at the fork.
- Drowned Abyss: On the area map, you’ll see a dead-end cave completely off the beaten path, a bit west of the Dry’l’s Gallery fast travel point.
- Crackmast Cove: East of Saunty Sailor’s fast travel point, there is a cave behind a waterfall.
- Karnok Wall: From the ribs fast travel point, you can drop down to a ledge below. This is where the obelisk is.
- Sunfang Oasis: Once you enter the area, just keep left until you come to a path that leads to a dead end.
- Ossu-Gol Necropolis: Probably the easiest obelisk to find. As you work your way through the main mission, you’ll come across a coin that will have you jumping between the ramparts above a pool of miasma. Jump into the pool, then jump into the room to your right.
- The Fearamid: In the Ruling Core area, in the basement, go down the hallway with a dead end on your map.
While there’s no guarantee of getting legendary loot from an obelisk boss, the drop rates, in my experience, seem pretty high. (Anecdotally, for example, I only had one obelisk battle where a piece of gold gear doesn’t abandoned.) Even better, from the Obelisk in Crackmast Cove, you have a chance to win Liquid coolinga long-time reputable gun Borderlands players like the best current weapon in The wonders of Tiny Tina.
Complete Chaos Chamber Races
chamber of chaosthe fully engaging post-game mode of The wonders of Tiny Tina, is practically a guaranteed method to find a ton of legendary loot. At its core, Chaos Chamber is Borderlands Distilled to its essence: you traverse a series of chambers with increasingly difficult firefights. By playing you will win diamond crystal chips. You can spend them on various buffs or difficulty modifiers. Or, if you get to the end of a run, you can spend 500 shards on loot affiliated with a specific gear category, which very often spawns a legendary item.
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So it deserves a bit of strategic risk-reward thinking: if you can complete a run without spending any shards on buffs, you’ll end up with a heap to spend, easily completing a run with 2,000 or more shards, by in other words, at least four throws on speed drops.
Punch in Shift codes
Team Codes have been around since the dawn of time (or, uh, the dawn of Borderlands). Borderlands the games run on Gearbox’s proprietary Shift service, which requires you to create an account (free, don’t worry) in exchange for perks like the ability to play online with your friends, or type really long strings alphanumeric code for various in-game prizes. In Wonderlandyou obtain skeleton keysthat allow you to open a chest in Lighthoof, the main hub city. (It’s right on the mezzanine near the main staircase. Can’t miss it.)
You can enter codes on Shift website through your web browser, or you can do it directly in-game, although it’s a bit of a pain to type all those letters with a controller. Once you have started a Wonderland save, open the main menu (not the game one) and select the social sub-menu, then go to Change tab, enter your Shift code, then click “redeem”. Then go to to post tab, where you’ll see all skeleton keys (including, by the way, any gear you might have earned from non-standard editions of Wonderland). Clicking it will automatically add a Skeleton Key to your inventory; you can see how many you have in the lower right corner of your inventory screen.
There are a handful of caveats. The codes seem to carry between characters, but they seem to be tied to your account, so you can only redeem them once per account. (Which makes sense, to circumvent an easy farming duplication exploit.) They also have time-limited expiration dates.
Senior executives at Gearbox, which develops Borderlands, will tweet codes regularly. But a good soul created an automated Twitter bot that crawls the web and displays the codes. Here is a gift. It expires on April 18, 2022:
Personally, exchanging skeleton keys is my least favorite method of finding the best weapons in the game. just typing a bunch of letters and numbers makes me feel like the prizes they contain have been legitimately won. But hey, free loot. Isn’t that what it’s all about?