Capture the tower

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Capture the tower is a level 80 dynamic event that occurs when you are near a tower held by opposing team in the Borderlands.


  • Tower
  • Event bar.jpg Event flag green.png
  • Supply in Depot: x of 100.


Reward tier WXP Karma Coin
Gold 400 378 Karma 88 Copper coin
Silver 400 284 Karma 66 Copper coin
Bronze 400 189 Karma 44 Copper coin


Towers have a single layer of defense which are walls or the gate that players must destroy first. To destroy walls, commonly used siege are catapults or trebuchets, whereas to destroy gates, rams are commonly used. Gates can be damaged by player damage whereas walls are immune to player damage. The best approach to breaching a tower's defense is often based on how well defended the tower is, i.e. defensive siege set up in the tower and number of players defending the tower. For example, if there are players defending a tower by using burning oil, using rams to damage the tower gate may not be a suitable approach as the rams will be easily damaged by the burning oil. Once a wall or the gate is destroyed, players can then move into the tower and to the Champion Tower Lord. After the tower lord is defeated, a capture point appears which must be held to capture the tower.

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