Cold as the Grave Mission Summary
Cold as the Grave Rewards and Requirements
Cold as the Grave Mission Objectives
- Talk to Wainwright
- Meet Clay Follow Clay
- Enter the Estate
- Find the Barrel Delivery Pipe
- Secure the Area
- Find the Delivery Pipe
- Activate the Delivery Pipe
- Secure the Area
- Activate the Delivery Pipe
- Destroy the Barrel
- Grab Vault Key Fragment
- Enter the Conveyor System
- Meet Wainwright
- Defeat Aurelia
- Check on Hammerlock
- Head to the Estate Grounds
- Reveal the Ruins: 1/3
- Reveal the Ruins: 2/3
- Reveal the Ruins: 3/3
- Activate the Bridge
- Enter the Ruins
- Meet Tannis
- Give the Vault Key to Fragment to Tannis
- Wait for Tannis to Create the Key
- Take the Vault Key
- Place the Vault Key
- Defeat Grave & Defeat Ward
- Defeat Graveward
- Observe Tannis
- Loot the Vault
- Talk to Tannis
- Return to Sanctuary
- Talk to Lilith
Cold as the Grave Walkthrough
Talk to Wainwright
Meet With Clay & Follow Him
Enter the Estate
Go down the pathway and enter the Blackbarrel Cellars.
Find the Barrel Delivery Pipe
Make your way through the rooms until you reach the delivery room.
Secure the Area
Activate the Delivery Pipe & Clear the Room
With all enemies cleared, press the green button on the console. This will fail and more enemies will begin to enter the room. Take them out and repeat this process until the barrel appears. Just be warned, while trying to get the barrel to appear, you’ll encounter a Badass Hog that needs to be taken down.
Destroy the Barrel & Grab the Vault Key Fragment
After finally entering the correct code, the barrel will appear. Shoot the barrel and take the Vault Key Fragment that falls on the ground.
Enter the Conveyor System
With the key collected, head to the floor above and enter the conveyor system.
After traveling through the conveyor, you’ll meet up with Wainwright. Continue through the rooms and clear the enemies as you go.
You’ll eventually reach a large set of stairs that lead to a room full of hanging bodies. You’ll spot a large whole in the ground nearby, gear up and jump down the hole when you are ready to fight Aurelia.
Aurelia is a Cyro based boss that uses her ice as her main weapon. Aurelia has one shield based health bar and one normal health bar. So using weapons that she is weak too, particular ones that leave a lasting effect, will be the most ideal. Do note, that Aurelia’s weakspot is her head, so be sure to always aim for this area.
During our playthrough, we found that by standing on either end of the room, we were able to use this space to move side to side to avoid any of her incoming projectile attacks such as the ice blast.
We also highly recommend switching between to the two sides when she casts her snowfalll attack that covers a particular area with snow.One of the biggest things that you need to pay attention to when fighting Aurelia, is when she encases herself in ice.
This special ability will allow her to regain her shield, in order to stop this from happening you will need to shoot the ice as quickly as possible.Aurelia can also spawn whirlwinds throughout the fight, in which they will suck you up if you get too close and spit you out while dealing damage. While they can at times be deadly, they are pretty easy to avoid due to their slow speed.
It may also be worth mentioning that Aurelia does spawn COV forces during the battle. The damage that these forces deal are rather low when compared to Aurelia, so don’t stress too much about having to defeat them mid fight.
Check on Hammerlock
Head to the Estate Grounds
Reveal the Ruins: 1/3
After heading outside, you’ll find a large covered area that houses a statue and a recording underneath it. Listen to the recording to shoot the statue in the head.
Reveal the Ruins: 2/3
Having taken out the first statue, head East into the large greenhouse and take out the COV enemies inside. Inside the second area of the greenhouse, you will find a second statue. Listen to the recording and shoot the statue between the… uh… legs.
Reveal the Ruins: 3/3
Head back to the first ruin and head West through the cave filled with Jabbers and listen to the recording. The record will reveal that the statue must be shot in the back.
Activate the Bridge
Enter the Ruins
Walk across the bridge and enter the Ruins.
Meet Tannis & Give Her the Vault Key Fragment
Wait for Tannis to Create the Key
Take the Vault Key & Place the Vault Key
Once you’re ready to fight the final boss, take the Vault Key from Tannis and jump down the large hole. As soon as you have jumped down, place the Vault Key Fragment into the console in the center of the room.
Defeat Grave & Ward
Unlike any other boss, Graveward has several small dedicated areas in which people can deal damage to him. These yellow glowing areas can be found on his head, chest, and hand and can be considered the weakest spots on his body.
To start things off, this particular attack involves Graveward tilting the battlefield on its side. As expected, you will begin to slide. The best method to overcome this is by standing in the large crater like holes on the platform.
You’ll need to keep a watchful eye on your surroundings though, as Graveward will throw a wave of energy balls at the top of the platform, causing the balls to roll down while it is still titled. While this may sound tricky, you’ll eventually get use to it, as you will need to squeeze between the gap in the balls as they roll by.
Loot the Vault
Talk to Tannis
Return to The Sanctuary and Talk to Lilith
Go back to the Sanctuary and speak with Lilith.
Tips and Tricks for Defeating Aurelia
- Aurelia is weak to Corrosive, Shock, and Incendiary weapons, so use these to your advantage.
- Prevent Aurelia from regaining her shield by breaking the ice in which she encases herself in.
- Most of Aurelia’s special attacks are easy to avoid, so don’t panic too much when you feel that you may be trapped by one of the whirlwinds.
Tips and Tricks for Defeating The Graveward
- Always aim for the yellow glowing areas on his head, chest, and hand as these are his weakest areas.
- Powersliding beneath his beam attack will cause you to receive less damage than usual.
- Run towards the opposite side of the area when he looks as if he’s about to vomit.
- Use your characters special ability to deal large amounts of damage when Graveward is most vulnerable.
- Watch for glowing areas on the ground, as this is often an indication that Graveward is about to launch his next attack in that particular area.