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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



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Purchase Information BulwarkInfobox.png
In-Game Cost Real Value Icn info for user popup.png Exp Level Icn info for user popup.png
10,000 Components or
14,000 Gold
$100 20
Robot Information
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MediumRobotinfobox.png
Medium
EnergyShield.png
Protection Icn info for user popup.png
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Base Statistics
PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Shield icon.png
Durability Icn info for user popup.png
Speed icon.png
Speed
1 97,000 35 kph
Armaments Standard Paint Jobs
Hardpoints Heavy Default Feng Ultramarine Silver Fortress
Default Weapons Thunder
Module Slots Legendary Paint Jobs Icn info for user popup.png
Active Yes Silver Fortress
Passive 3
Other Legendary Pilots
Tier Icn info for user popup.png IV Tobias Mwangi
Wiki Class Icn info for user popup.png Heavy
Workshop Production Information
1 Day Cost Silver 3 Day Cost Silver
290,000 950,000
Components Components Components Components
60 170


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 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).

Strategy

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.

Threat Measure

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. 

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.png
Inferno
Setup 2 
Thunder.png
Shotgun
Setup 3 
Glory.png
Energy Shotgun
Setup 4 
Exodus.png
Death Button
Setup 5 
Redeemer.png
Plasma Death Button
Setup 6 
Avenger.png
Leadhose

Mid-Range (500-600m)

Slot Types  Heavy Slot 
#Slots  x2 Name (If applicable)

Setup 1 

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

Long Range (800-1,000m)

Slot Types  Heavy Slot 
#Slots  x2 Name (if applicable)
Setup 1 
Tempest.png
Gunship
Setup 2 
Trebuchet.png
Setup 3 
Flux.png
Deathstar

Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Shield icon.png
Durability
PhysicalShield icon.png
Physical Shield
link
Aegis Shield
Speed icon.png
Speed
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Cost
1 97,000 85,000 58,000 35 10,000 Components or 14,000 Gold

Upgrade Information

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Shield icon.png
Durability
PhysicalShield icon.png
Physical Shield
link
Aegis Shield
Speed icon.png
Speed
AgIcon.png
Cost
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Time
2 103,000 90,000 62,000 37 100,000 2 hours
3 110,000 96,000 66,000 38 200,000 5 hours
4 117,000 102,000 70,000 39 400,000 14 hours
5 124,000 109,000 74,000 40 2,000,000 1 day 4 hours
6 132,000 116,000 79,000 41 4,000,000 2 days 18 hours
7 140,000 123,000 84,000 43 6,000,000 4 days 6 hours
8 149,000 131,000 89,000 44 11,000,000 5 days 4 hours
9 158,000 140,000 95,000 45 17,000,000 5 days 20 hours
10 168,000 149,000 101,000 45 36,000,000 6 days 4 hours
11 179,000 158,000 107,000 45 52,000,000 6 days 12 hours
12 190,000 168,000 114,000 45 70,000,000 6 days 20 hours
Cost Time
Totals 198,700,000 39 days 13 hours


Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Shield icon.png
Durability
PhysicalShield icon.png
Physical Shield
link
Aegis Shield
Speed icon.png
Speed
Gold-icon.png
Cost
1 190,000 168,000 114,000 45 500

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

Upgrade Information

PilotRankPrivate icon.png
Level
Shield icon.png
Durability
PhysicalShield icon.png
Physical Shield
link
Aegis Shield
Speed icon.png
Speed
AgIcon.png
Cost
Duration.png
Time
2 193,500 171,100 116,100 45 2,500,000 1 day
3 197,000 174,200 118,200 45 5,000,000 2 days
4 200,500 177,300 120,300 45 10,000,000 3 days
5 204,000 180,400 122,400 45 22,500,000 4 days
6 207,500 183,500 124,500 45 22,500,000 4 days
7 211,000 186,600 126,600 45 22,500,000 4 days
8 214,500 189,700 128,700 45 22,500,000 4 days
9 218,000 192,800 130,800 45 22,500,000 4 days
10 221,500 195,900 132,900 45 22,500,000 4 days
11 225,000 199,000 135,000 45 22,500,000 4 days
12 228,500 202,100 137,100 45 22,500,000 4 days
Cost Time
Totals 197,500,00 38 days


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Update History

Version Changes
6.3.0 Aegis durability ↑ 5%
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

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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 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.

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