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…Durable robot notable for its unique defense system. Depending on the situation, Bulwark can activate an energy shield or a frontal physical shield… – in-game description


Introduction

The Bulwark is a medium robot with 2 heavy hardpoints, introduced in Update 3.9. It is unofficially classified as a heavy robot based on wiki criteria.

Abilities

The Bulwark's ability is called Protection, which activates a special energy shield called an "Aegis-Class Barrier".

The Aegis is a defense system that functions similarly to an Ancile shield, the difference being that it defends the robot against all damage types (the Hellburner's Overload (or its explosion upon death), and the Mercury's Helldive being the only exceptions), which includes kinetic, splash, and energy. It will also protect the robot from the Ember's flames. However, it cannot regenerate while it is in use.

When the Aegis shield is deactivated, the robot is then able to regenerate its special shield (it regenerates 4.5% shield capacity per second), and in the process deploys a frontal physical shield, similar to that of a Lancelot. However, the size of the shield is significantly smaller, so some weapon shots will still hit the robot (e.g. the Thunder due to bullet spread). One of the Bulwark's key strengths is that it has a shield active at all times (either the Aegis-class barrier or its physical shield).

Strategy

The Bulwark can excel as a brawler due to not only its aforementioned ability, but also having above average health and decent speed for its size. However it relies mostly on its capability of absorbing damage, which allows it to wreak havoc beyond enemy lines. The Ember is a good weapon choice for this style due to it penetrating all shield types (except enemy Bulwarks). The Avenger is considered to be the best close-range setup due to having extremely high DPS, even at 500m. Two Exoduses can unleash hell onto enemies with its high burst damage.

This robot can also fill a mid-range support role, both its special energy shield and physical shield can help against sniper fire. Its highly mounted hardpoints helps it get advantageous shooting angles, and allows it to shoot over certain obstacles. Best setups for mid-range include 2x Dragoons and 2x Tridents.

Note: The Bulwark is unable to mount an Ancile shield.

Threat Measure:

Bulwark is one of two robots along with Blitz to be mounted with a special Aegis shield that blocks every weapon types. Almost no robot and weapon can penetrate the Aegis shield. This makes the robot truly tough to stop, once you waste all your firepower, Bulwark deploys his destructive weapons upon you. With the right weapon equipped, Bulwark can dominate from long-range to close-range combat. This means that Bulwark is a very dangerous threat not to be reckoned with, and players should be cautious when confronting it.

Possible Setups

Some effective builds for the Bulwark are:

Close Range (350m or less)

Slot Types Heavy Slot 1 
#Slots x2 Name (If applicable)
Setup 1 
Ember
Setup 2 
Redeemer
Setup 3 
Thunder
Shotgun
Setup 4 
Exodus
Death Button
Setup 5 
Avenger
Leadhose


Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types Heavy Slot Name
#Slots x2

Setup 1 

Dragoon
Setup 2 
Zeus
Setup 3 
Trident
Russian Death Button
Setup 4
Viper
Pesticide


Long Range (800-1,000m)

Slot Types Heavy Slot 
#Slots x2
Setup 1 
Tempest
Setup 2 
Trebuchet
Setup 3 
Flux


Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Barrier (Aegis) Shield (Physical) Speed (km/h)
1 10,000 Components 97,000 58,000 85,000 35

Upgrade Information

Level Cost Ag Health Barrier
(Aegis)
Shield
(Physical)
Speed Time
2 100,000 103,000 62,000 90,000 37 2 hours 30 minutes
3 200,000 110,000 66,000 96,000 38 6 hours
4 400,000 117,000 70,000 102,000 39 18 hours
5 2,000,000 124,000 74,000 109,000 40 1 day 12 hours
6 4,000,000 132,000 79,000 116,000 41 3 days 12 hours
7 6,000,000 140,000 84,000 123,000 43 5 days 12 hours
8 11,000,000 149,000 89,000 131,000 44 6 days 12 hours
9 17,000,000 158,000 95,000 140,000 45 7 days 6 hours
10 36,000,000 168,000 101,000 149,000 45 7 days 18 hours
11 52,000,000 179,000 107,000 158,000 45 8 days
12 70,000,000 190,000 114,000 168,000 45 8 days 6 hours
Total 198,700,000 +93,000 +56,000 +83,000 +10 49 days 8 hours 30 minutes

Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

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

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Health Barrier (Aegis) Shield (Physical) Speed (km/h)
1 500 Au 116,400 69,600 102,000 35

Upgrade Information

Level Cost Ag Health Barrier
(Aegis)
Shield
(Physical)
Speed Time
2 100,000 123,600 74,400 108,000 37 2 hours 30 minutes
3 200,000 132,000 79,200 115,200 38 6 hours
4 400,000 140,400 84,000 122,400 39 18 hours
5 2,000,000 148,800 88,800 130,800 40 1 days 12 hours
6 4,000,000 158,400 94,800 139,200 41 3 days 12 hours
7 6,000,000 168,000 100,800 147,600 43 5 days 12 hours
8 11,000,000 178,800 106,800 157,200 44 6 days 12 hours
9 17,000,000 189,600 114,000 168,000 45 7 days 6 hours
10 36,000,000 201,600 121,200 178,800 45 7 days 18 hours
11 52,000,000 214,800 128,400 189,600 45 8 days
12 70,000,000 228,000 136,800 201,600 45 8 days 6 hours
Total 198,700,000 +111,600 +67,600 +99,600 +10 49 days 8 hours 30 minutes


Update History

Version Changes
4.7.0 Physical shield durability increased by 10%
Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶49 days 8 hours 30 minutes
4.6 Bug fix: Aegis shield no longer takes double damage from explosive weapons
4.5 Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Time: 64 days 17 hours⟶58 days 17 hours
4.4 New skin: Ultramarine (Halloween)
4.3 New skin: Feng
Durability increased by 9%
Speed increased by 13%
Physical shield durability increased by 20%
Aegis shield capacity increased by 39%
Aegis regeneration time decreased from 33 sec. → 22 sec
3.9 Robot was added to the game

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Trivia

  • The word Aegis is Greek, meaning "a violent windstorm", "goatskin coat", and "The shield of a deity."
  • In Greek Mythology, Aegis is mentioned in the Iliad as being a shield, which was also used by the Olympians to wrap Mount Ida in clouds, and to strike fear into peoples' hearts.
  • Athena also uses the Aegis, to push back the Achaeans back onto their ships.
  • A Bulwark is a defensive wall, generally employed to break up large waves of attackers. Bulwark is also used to refer to walls or barriers designed to control the path of floods.
  • The front of the Bulwark looks similar to the Carnage