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…Heavy brawler with a physical shield. Bulgasari's supreme durability helps it survive under heavy fire, while its dash ability allows to quickly escape any sticky situation - or get into one… – in-game description


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Purchase Information BulgasariInfobox
In-Game Cost Real Value Icn info for user popup Exp Level Icn info for user popup
10,000 ComponentIcon or
14,000 AuIcon
$100 14
Robot Information
Class Icn info for user popup Ability Icn info for user popup Faction Icn info for user popup
MediumRobotinfobox
Medium
Dashinfobox
Dash Icn info for user popup
IcarusTechnologiesinfobox
Icarus Technologies
Base Statistics
PilotRankPrivate icon
Level
Shield icon
Durability Icn info for user popup
Speed icon
Speed
1 97,000 35 kph
Armaments Standard Paint Jobs
Hardpoints Medium Bulgasari DEFAULT Bulgasari DRAGONSCALE
Default Weapons Tulumbas
Module Slots Legendary Paint Jobs
Active Yes N/A
Passive 3
Other Legendary Pilots
Tier Icn info for user popup III N/A
Wiki Class Icn info for user popup Heavy
Workshop Production Information
1 Day Cost AgIcon 3 Day Cost AgIcon
230,000 750,000
Components ComponentIcon Components ComponentIcon
80 230

Introduction

The Bulgasari is a medium robot with 3 medium hardpoints. It is unofficially classified as a heavy robot based on wiki criteria.

Abilities

The Dash ability gives it the capability of a quick burst of movement in any given direction. It shares this ability with the other two Korean robots, the Strider, and the Bolt. The Bulgasari can store two Dash charges. It is both the slowest bot and most heavily armored bot of the group.

The Bulgasari is the only robot with the Dash ability to also have a built-in physical shield, which is attached to its left side. It can be broken off after sustaining heavy damage, like the Raijin, Lancelot, Galahad, Gareth and Rhino.

Strategy

The Bulgasari possesses three medium hardpoints. The combination of its high firepower, solid health, strong physical shield, and Dash ability, can make this robot a formidable bot on the battlefield. This robot is built to support multiple play-styles including; ambush, brawling, and mid-range support.

Its weaknesses include its inability to block rocket weapons and average ground speed (when not using dash). Cryos, OrkansIgniter, Scourge, and Tarans are good weapons suited to the Bulgasari and its playstyle.

The Bulgasari's physical shield is located on its side so it must turn its torso in the direction of incoming fire so the shield can block the damage. The shield does not extend far beyond the robot's torso so some projectiles might not be blocked. The Bulgsasari's shield is also the second most durable shield in the game making it extremely reliable.

Bulgasari can serve as a very solid defender for beacons especially when teaming up with other robots, particularly those equipped with energy barriers, Aegis-class and Absorber shields.

Possible Setups

These setups are effective for the Bulgasari:

Note: Each slot type is filled with only one particular weapon. For example, if a robot has 3 light all three of those slots are filled with Pinatas, as mixing weapons of the same slot type is not advisable.


Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types  Medium Slot 
#Slots  x3 Name 
Setup 1 
Orkan
Death Button
Setup 2 
Taran
Plasma Death Button
Setup 3 
Storm
Shotgun
Setup 4
Cryo
Freezing Death Button

Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types  Medium Slot 
#Slots  x3 Name (If Applicable) 
Setup 1 
Shocktrain
Shockasari
Setup 2 
Scourge
Scourgasari
Setup 3 
Ion


Overview

The Bulgasari is a brawler and best used for close-range engagements.  However, Bulgasari has recently fallen out of favor due to the its vulnerability to freezing rockets and shield-bypassing damage such as the Arthur's Blast Wave, the Kid's Stove, Invader's Incursion, Mercury's Helldive, and Ao Jun's Dragon Breath.

The Bulgasari's physical shield plus dash ability allows the bot to advance and close in on an enemy while taking fire. Weapons that have both mid-range and close-quarters capabilities like the Scourge support this tactic. 

In the hands of a skilled pilot, the Bulgasari can also hold its own against the Ravana, especially if equipped with sustained DPS weapons such as Scourge, as the Bulgasari never has an "advantage period" for the Ravana's Transcendence to bypass, and instead has a highly durable physical shield that can block Ravana's damage (unless rockets are used). This is especially true in wide-open areas, and if brawling against the Ravana in cover, Bulgasari has Dashes to help it evade properly, essentially giving it the same advantage of the Ravana to quickly get behind cover to evade attacks.

For mid-range support and ambushing, Shocktrain, Scourge, and Ion are good for harassment, using the dash to move in and out of cover while deflecting sniper fire with its shield. This tactic overall makes the Bulgasari much more sustainable, as it outranges everything that it is vulnerable to. 

The biggest counter to mid-range Bulgasari builds are very fast robots that can outlast or evade its weaponry via the use of Resistance or Stealth - no matter how many times Bulgasari dashes, it will not be able to escape other, more nimble bots. This is why triple Scourges is the most recommended setup, as they provide mid-range support while also giving the Bulgasari a chance against faster robots in the event of a close-ranged brawl due to their lock-on effect.

Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

PilotRankPrivate icon
Level
Shield icon
Durability
PhysicalShield icon
Physical Shield
Speed icon
Speed
Goldcomponents
Cost
1 97,000 118,000 35 10,000 ComponentIcon or 14,000 AuIcon

Upgrade Information

PilotRankPrivate icon
Level
Shield icon
Durability
PhysicalShield icon
Physical Shield
Speed icon
Speed
AgIcon
Cost
Duration
Time
2 103,000 125,000 37 100,000 2 hours
3 110,000 133,000 38 200,000 5 hours
4 117,000 141,000 39 400,000 14 hours
5 124,000 150,000 40 2,000,000 1 day 4 hours
6 132,000 160,000 41 3,000,000 2 days 4 hours
7 140,000 170,000 43 4,000,000 2 days 18 hours
8 149,000 181,000 44 8,000,000 3 days 18 hours
9 158,000 193,000 45 13,000,000 4 days 10 hours
10 168,000 205,000 45 25,000,000 4 days 20 hours
11 179,000 218,000 45 35,000,000 5 days 4 hours
12 190,000 232,000 45 45,000,000 5 days 10 hours
Cost Time
Totals 135,700,000 30 days 13 hours


Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

PilotRankPrivate icon
Level
Shield icon
Durability
PhysicalShield icon
Physical Shield
Speed icon
Speed
Gold-icon
Cost
1 190,000 232,000 45 500

Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to enhance (purchase) to Mark II.

Upgrade Information

PilotRankPrivate icon
Level
Shield icon
Durability
PhysicalShield icon
Physical Shield
Speed icon
Speed
AgIcon
Cost
Duration
Time
2 193,500 236,300 45 1,500,000 1 day
3 197,000 240,600 45 2,000,000 2 days
4 200,500 244,900 45 4,000,000 3 days
5 204,000 249,200 45 16,000,000 3 days
6 207,500 253,500 45 16,000,000 3 days
7 211,000 257,800 45 16,000,000 3 days
8 214,500 262,100 45 16,000,000 3 days
9 218,000 266,400 45 16,000,000 3 days
10 221,500 270,700 45 16,000,000 3 days
11 225,000 275,000 45 16,000,000 3 days
12 228,500 279,300 45 16,000,000 3 days
Cost Time
Totals 135,000,000 30 days


Update History

Version Changes
6.0.1 Workshop Prices Changed (Ag/Components): 1 day; 290,000/60⟶230,000/80
3 day; 950,000/170⟶750,000/230
Total Upgrade Time: 39 days 13 hours⟶30 days 13 hours
Now available for 14,000 gold (can still be produced via Workshop 2.0)
5.3.0 Durability increased by 9%
Speed increased by 13%
Shield durability increased by 7%
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 49 days 8 hours 30 minutes⟶39 days 13 hours
4.7.0 Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶49 days 8 hours 30 minutes
4.5.0 Total Upgrade Time: 64 days 17 hours⟶58 days 17 hours
4.3.0 Durability decreased by 8%
Physical shield durability decreased by 29%
4.0.0 Value (USD): $225⟶$100
Total Upgrade Cost: 53,770,000⟶198,700,000
Total Upgrade Time: 19 days 23 hours 51 minutes⟶64 days 17 hours
3.6.0 New skin: Dragon Scale (Lunar New Year 2018)
3.1.0 Robot was added to the game

Poll

Best setup for the Bulgasari is?
 
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The poll was created at 21:51 on August 16, 2018, and so far 306 people voted.

Trivia

  • Pixonic stated that they are "moving away from light, medium, heavy classification" starting with the "Dash Bots", though each Dash Bot could be easily given a classification- Kumiho (light), Haechi (medium), Bulgasari (heavy).
  • This robot has the second most durable physical shield out of any robot in the game, with the first belonging to the Rhino.
  • According to a Korean language dictionary, this is what the Bulgasari looks like: "body is a bear's, nose is an elephant's, eye is a rhino's, fur is of needles, tail is a cow's, and leg is a tiger's"
  • For more Info and Bulgasari images: http://01072687117.blogspot.in/2013/04/bulgasari.html 
  • This robot is dubbed a "Dash Bot" due to its ability.
  • This robot was added on August 28, 2017.

Design

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