“…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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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.
The Bulgasari possesses three medium hardpoints, tied with the Haechi, Ao Guang and several others . The combination of its high firepower, solid health, strong physical shield, and Dash ability, can make this robot very hard to eliminate. This robot is built to support multiple play-styles including; ambush, brawling, and mid-range support.
Its only notable weakness is its inability to block rocket weapons. Tridents, Tulumbases, and Pins are the safest way to pressure the Bulgasari. If using a brawling robot, Exoduses and Orkans can be a major threat to this robot.
Because the Bulgasari is the least usual of the three robots, it must be piloted differently.
Things to keep in mind:
- The shield is located on the side, so it must turn its torso so the shield can block its vulnerably areas from non-rocket weapons. The shield does not extend far beyond the robot's torso, resulting in a seemingly small shield giving near total protection.
- Its shield is the second most durable in the game, making it extremely reliable. Don't be afraid to use it constantly.
- The robot possesses average speed and the shortest Dash, so is cannot withstand prolonged or close-range rocket fire.
Commanders using the Bulgasari have to especially beware of the Cyrogenic weapon pack (Cryo, Rime and Glacier) as they will slow down the Bulgasari (rendering its speed even more useless) and make it more vurnable to robots sporting other rocket weapons, not to mention the fact that the Cyrogenics are Rocket weapons themselves. Other weaknesses of the Bulgasari include the Leech, Phantom and Hellburner.
Bulgasari can serve as a very solid defender for beacons when paired with robots that sport energy barriers, Aegis-class shields and Absorber shields like Fujin, Bulwark and Nemesis. This allows an iron triangle which is almost impenetrable, especially when real powerhouses like the Behemoth, Butch or Fury arrive. Bulgasari's main point is beacon capturing and defending.
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)
The Bulgasari is best used as a close-range attacker and mid-range suppressor, where it can make the most of its physical shield, Dash ability and health.
Counter-sniper: The physical shield plus average speed allow the Bulgasari to advance under heavy Trebuchet, Gekko, Zeus, Dragoon, Hydra, and Molot fire, even combined attack from several snipers. Dashes are to be used for final close-in and kill of enemy snipers. Usage of such weapons like Scourge, Taran or Orkan is advised.
Central beacon capturer: On sniper-infested maps like Yamantau, Canyon and, to a lesser extent, Springfield, it is a good choice of robot to capture the center beacon while staying alive, its only weakness being its inability to equip Anciles. After the center beacon is captured, the robot can be used to harass enemy snipers, or be used as a mid-range support robot.
Ancilot (Lancelot with mounted Ancile) or Carnage counter: Again, the use of the shield allows closing into a fully upgraded Tarancilot (Lancelot with an Ancile and two Tarans), and Dash neutralizes use of Rush Abilities. Once the Bulgasari dashes inside an Ancile, it can bring its impressive arsenal to bear. Usage of Orkans highly advised.
Mid-ranger: With the ability to dash in and out of fire range, the Bulgasari is the ideal bot to use the Shocktrain, Scourge, or Ion to harass the enemy, while deflecting sniper fire with its shield, when weapons are on reload. The Shocktrain works very well with its Dash ability, which allows it to dash out of cover, fire, then use its second dash to get back into safety. Also, with the aforementioned mid-range weapons it is possible to fire at enemies while keeping its torso turned enough to allow its shield to block incoming fire, this is because these weapons have the lock-on feature. However, if turned just slightly too far the lock-on will be lost.
Mark I Statistics
Mark II Statistics
Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.
|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⟶34 days 1 hour|
|4.7.0||Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶49 days 8 hours 30 minutes|
|Total Upgrade Time: 64 days 17 hours⟶58 days 17 hours|
|4.3||Durability decreased by 8%|
|Physical shield durability decreased by 29%|
|4.0||Economy Changes (July 5):|
|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 (Chinese New Year)|
|3.1||Robot was added to the game|
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- 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.
- Click here for a 3D image of this robot.