“…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
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|Default Weapons||2× Thunder|
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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 it defends the robot against all damage types (kinetic, splash, and energy) except for the Hellburner's Overload, the Mercury's Helldive, the Kid's Stove , and the Arthur's Blast Wave. It protects the robot from the Blaze, Igniter and Ember's flames, however the shield cannot regenerate while it is in use.
When the Aegis shield is deactivated it regenerates at 4.5% shield capacity per second. While the Aegis shield is deactivated, the Bulwark deploys a frontal physical shield similar to that of a Lancelot but significantly smaller, so some weapon shots will damage the robot (e.g. the Thunder due to bullet spread). One of the Bulwark's unique features is having a shield active at all times (either the Aegis-class barrier or its physical shield).
The Bulwark excels as a brawler or a mid-range support bot due to its ability, high health points, and two heavy weapons. It relies on toggling between Aegis and Physical shield to absorb enemy fire while dealing out high damage with its weapons. For brawling the Ember is a good weapon choice due to it penetrating all shield types, and the Avenger has high Damage Per Second (DPS) for close-in engagement. Two Exoduses and Glaciers can unleash extremely high explosive burst damage.
As a mid-range support bot the Bulwark makes use of its shields to protect itself against enemy snipers. Its highly mounted hardpoints provide advantageous shooting angles (i.e. over buildings so the Bulwark can fire while remaining covered). Good setups for mid-range include 2x Dragoons and 2x Tridents.
The Aegis-barrier should be used whenever possible in place of the physical shield (unless behind cover) as it can regenerate, whereas the physical shield cannot.
Note: The Bulwark is unable to mount an Ancile shield.
Bulwark is one of four robots (Blitz, Fenrir and Cerberus are the others) to be mounted with a special Aegis shield that blocks every weapon types. With the right weapon / Pilot / module combination, the Bulwark is a strong mid-range support bot with the ability to engage in close-range combat.
Some effective builds for the Bulwark are:
Close Range (350m or less)
Long Range (800-1,000m)
Mark I Statistics
|1||97,000||85,000||58,000||35||10,000 or 14,000|
|Totals||198,700,000||39 days 13 hours|
Mark II Statistics
Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to enhance (purchase) to Mark II.
|5.7.2||New limited edition skin: Silver Fortress (Operation: Dark Nebula)|
New skin: Silver Fortress
|4.8.0||Total Upgrade Time: 49 days 8 hours 30 minutes⟶39 days 13 hours|
|4.7.0||Physical shield durability increased by 10%|
Total Upgrade Time: 58 days 17 hours⟶49 days 8 hours 30 minutes
|4.6.0||Bug fix: Aegis shield no longer takes double damage from explosive weapons|
|4.5.0||Total Upgrade Time: 64 days 17 hours⟶58 days 17 hours|
|4.4.0||New skin: Ultramarine (Halloween 2018)|
|4.3.0||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 seconds → 22 seconds
|3.9.0||Robot was added to the game|
- 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 Bulwark's physical shield splits into three when not in use even though the shield falls off as a whole.
- This robot was added on May 23, 2018.