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Raid Shadow Legends Bulwark Skill Mastery Equip Guide

Raid Shadow Bulwark Skill Mastery Equip Guide

Champion Fusion

Gurptuk Moss-Beard
Tormin the Cold


FACTION: Dwarves
ROLE: Defense
TOMES: 13 (A1 A2)

Total Stats (6★)

Health Points (HP): 13,875
Attack (ATK): 837
Defense (DEF): 1,266
Speed (SPD): 97
Critical Rate (C.RATE): 15%
Critical Damage (C.DMG): 50%
Debuff Resistance (RESIST): 45
Debuff Accuracy (ACC): 10


★✰✰✰✰ Campaign
★✰✰✰✰ Arena Defense
★✰✰✰✰ Arena Offense
★★★★★ Clan Boss
★✰✰✰✰ Faction Wars


★★★✰✰ Minotaur’s Labyrinth
★✰✰✰✰ Spider’s Den
★✰✰✰✰ Fire Knight’s Castle
★★★✰✰ Dragon’s Lair
★★★✰✰ Ice Golem’s Peak


★★★✰✰ Void Keep
★★★✰✰ Force Keep
★★★✰✰ Spirit Keep
★★★✰✰ Magic Keep

Bulwark Skills

Hefty Flail [DEF]
Attacks 1 enemy 2 times. Each hit has a 15% chance of placing a 15% [Weaken] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 6: Damage +5%
Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%

Meteoric Ignition [DEF] (Cooldown: 4 turns)
Attacks 1 enemy. Has a 75% chance of placing a [HP Burn] debuff for 2 turns.
Level 2: Damage +5%
Level 3: Buff/Debuff Chance +5%
Level 4: Damage +5%
Level 5: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 6: Damage +10%
Level 7: Buff/Debuff Chance +10%
Level 8: Cooldown -1

Punishing Defenses [Passive]
When attacked, has a 30% chance of extending the duration of all debuffs on the attacker by 1 turn.

Increases Ally DEF in all Battles by 17%

Bulwark Equipment Guide

Arena, Campaign, Faction Wars Clan Boss, Dungeons

Equipment Set

2 Defense Set, 1 Speed Set

Equipment Set

1 Lifesteal Set, 1 Accuracy Set
1 Lifesteal Set, 1 Speed Set
1 Retaliation Set, 1 Accuracy Set
1 Retaliation Set, 1 Speed Set

Equipment Stat Priority

Weapon (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (DEF%)
Boots (SPD / DEF%)
Ring (DEF)
Amulet (DEF / C.DMG)
Banner (ACC)

Equipment Stat Priority

Weapon (ATK)
Helmet (HP)
Shield (DEF)
Gauntlets (C.RATE / C.DMG)
Chestplate (DEF%)
Boots (SPD / DEF%)
Ring (DEF)
Amulet (DEF / C.DMG)
Banner (ACC)

Bulwark Mastery Guide

Arena, Campaign, Clan Boss, Dungeons, Faction Wars

Raid Shadow Legends Bulwark Skill Mastery Equip Guide


  1. Deadly Precision
  2. Keen Strike
  3. Heart of Glory
  4. Life Drinker
  5. Single Out
  6. Bring it Down
  7. Wrath of the Slain
  8. Methodical
  9. Warmaster


  1. Tough Skin
  2. Blastproof
  3. Resurgent
  4. Delay Death
  5. Retribution
  6. Deterrence


  1. N/A

Bulwark Videos

RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by YASO

RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by Chronus Fallz

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RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by StewGaming

RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by Branden Hubler

RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by LokiMagics

RAID: Shadow Legends | Bulwark Champion Guide by Cold Brew Gaming

Bulwark Storyline

Dwarven heavy infantry is notorious for holding the line against impossible odds, standing firm like a cliff before the onslaught of waves. Their armour can take the mightiest of blows without as much as denting, their shields form an impenetrable wall, and as their foes retreat exhausted, the line marches forth in perfect formation to the sounds of drums and horns. When their flails land, they cripple and weaken the foe. Some are even fitted with braziers of alchemic fire, allowing a precise blow to set its target ablaze. The main weapon of the Bulwark, however, is his discipline and defensive tactics that not only repel the enemy but also keep them at a disadvantage for as long as possible.

Bulwark Updates

  1. (2019-09-19) Raid Shadow Legends Patch V1.10 #2

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30 thoughts on “Bulwark | DW-RDV | Raid Shadow Legends Skill Mastery Equip Guide

  1. Janek

    Awesome CB champ, work perfectly with valk, deff up champ and poisioner. Bulwark as leader with deffence or stalwart set + lower HP is a great target for clan boss. He can hold on for a very long time and extend all debuffs of 1 poisioner (fb).
    His passive does not need accuracy.

  2. Ivail

    Is Bulwork passive need accuracy?

  3. Moar

    Is it worth to level Bulwark and replace Athel? I have Athel 6 star, full masteries and booked. I can two key Brutal right now. Trying to work my way up.

  4. KingOfPa

    I ate my Bulwark

  5. Ayumilove Post author

    @LC: Chosen has his own rating and this site has its own rating system, so it is not comparable.

  6. LC

    ChoseN has Bulwark ranked 11th best out of all rare champions (Excellent Tier). Your rankings for him are fairly bad compared to some other rare champs ranked below this guy. Any reasoning as to why he isn’t that good?

  7. Gysmo

    if you place an rare and legendary doing hp burn on the same team (bulwark and crypt-king graal) Does the system use 50k or 75k of the burn? Does it depend on who places it? And in the case of the legendary extending it does that change the burn amount?

  8. Ayumilove Post author

    @Kenjiu: You are right. The Debuff Duration is only extended whenever Bulwark is attacked by the enemy. Therefore, having Retaliation Set, Deterrence, Retribution and Cycle of Revenge does not help to increase the number of trigger from the passive skill. However, they have other usage instead of triggering the passive skill. The main objective of these masteries and equipment is to increase Bulwark’s damage towards Clan Boss. Retaliation Set does not work well with Bulwark since it does not enhance any of his skills. Therefore, the recommended artifact for Bulwark in Clan Boss remains Lifesteal Set and either Accuracy Set or Speed Set depending on the substats you have.

  9. Kenjiu

    @ayumilove @Vlad Why one should use Retaliation set or the masteries Vlad recommended (DETERRENCE and RETRIBUTION or CYCLE OF REVENGE)? He is mostly useful in CB because of his passive a3 and this kicks in if HE is attacked, not while he is attacking the CB. It will not proc more with retaliation set cause the CB doesn’t counter attack him.

  10. ixo

    It would be interesting to see if the damage received from the “Bulwark” Mastery would proc Bulwark’s A3 debuff extension. It feels like they should synergize together like that. I don’t know if anyone has bothered to test it yet.

  11. Ayumilove Post author

    @Sagi: It depends on your team setup. Septimus works best with Counter Attack or Ally Join Attack team to allow him to proc more Debuff Extension by attacking Clan Boss. Bulwark works best against non-Void Affinity Clan Boss as he will hit multiple times and this will trigger Bulwark passive multiple times too.

  12. Ayumilove Post author

    @nguyena200: Critical Rate allows Bulwark or any champions to deal more damage with Critical Damage. If you are able to achieve 80~100% Critical Rate through substats, then you can replace Critical Rate gloves with Critical Damage Gloves. This same concept applies for Bulwark’s boots as well. If you could not achieve the required speed for Clan Boss through equipment substats, then its recommended to equip him with Speed Boots. However, if the Speed requirement is met, you can switch to DEF% Boots to allow him to receive less damage and do more damage as he is a Defense Type champion!

  13. Ayumilove Post author

    @Christopher Tornello: Thanks for spotting the issue! I have updated Bulwark’s mastery guide (Removed “Rejuvenation” Tier 2 Defense Mastery). If you are unable to view the latest image, perform (CTRL+F5) keyboard combination on Windows to force clear Internet Browser cache of this page.

  14. nguyena200

    Im just curious on why Crit rate for gauntlets?

  15. mau003

    @sagi depends on your team. I think that Bulwark is good giving weaken and hp burn on top of the debuff extension, but for example for weaken Razhin or Athel are better and for HP burn Venus or Juliana are better.

    I am thinking myself to do some changes in my CB team and do this:
    – Steelskull for poison def up and heals,
    – Juliana for HP burn and poison,
    – Apo for heals and speed up,
    – Lightsworn or Tayrel for Atk down and either Defense up+Revive or Defense down
    – Bulwark for Weaken and secondary HP burn but mainly debuff extent instead of Athel.

    It will need a lot of resources so I hope it is worth..

  16. Christopher Tornello

    You have too many masteries selected on the second level.

  17. Sagi

    I wonder which one will do better in a CB team, Septimus or bulwark?

  18. Ayumilove Post author

    @Vlad: Thanks for your input. I have revised Bulwark’s masteries to be tuned for Clan Boss since he is specialized in that area.

  19. Ayumilove Post author

    @Potato: Defense% Boots is good if you have sufficient speed (above Clan Boss speed). For example, if you are working on Nightmare Clan Boss, you need to have at least 171 or higher Speed. If Bulwark has lots of Defense but slower than Clan Boss, he will do less damage in the long run.

  20. Potato

    Wouldn’t def% boots be a better choice? The main use of bulwark is extending debuffs. The only reason I can think of for using speed is the hp burn, but bulwark is probably only going to be used for cb and you would probably have already reached the debuff limit with poisons.

  21. Vlad

    It looks like totally info. This Champ mostly For Clan Boss – and to benefit most – require totally different build and Gears.
    For Sample – Main Goal is to have as many as possible proc from passive
    1. Retaliation set
    2. Offense and defense Mastery only.
    3. Kill Streak Useless.
    4. Form Defense Mastery You will need DETERRENCE and RETRIBUTION or CYCLE OF REVENGE

  22. OmadaZero

    @Ben: I agree, and that’s likely what I’ll do on mine.
    @adsf: Even though he’s defensively based, it’s too much of a liability in CB for a champ not to have warmaster/giant slayer, especially since neither one scales from a champion’s stats. The team will deal significantly less damage if someone on the team doesn’t have it. Then because he’s so accuracy/debuff based, the other tree has to be support.

  23. adsf

    why not going for defense instead of offense tree for protection, as bulwark isnt there for dealing damage?

  24. Ben

    Why “Evil Eye” and not “Lore of Steel”? CB (the major target for Bulwark) can’t have it’s Turn Meter decreased, so it seems like although Lore only brings minor improvements to the table, it’s better than nothing.

  25. Ayumilove Post author

    @Torrac: Thanks for your valuable insight. I’ll update Bulwark to use Support Tree mastery to get the Master Hexer.

  26. Torrac

    But His Master Hexer give him 30% chance to double of time the debuff he will extend – I checked it on CB so it is necessary to go with support tier

  27. Ayumilove Post author

    @Felipe: It would be better to do the opposite which is to gain sufficient Accuracy from equipment rather than depending it on Support Mastery Tree. Use Defense Mastery Tree to increase his survivability since he will be the main target in Clan Boss to proc his passive skill.

  28. Felipe

    Wouldn’t it be better to give bulwark attack and support masteries to increase his accuracy and how often he lands the hp burn instead of investing in his defense which can be increased by equipment?

  29. Ayumilove Post author

    @Jörgen Olausson: The ratings of Bulwark overall is bad. However, he shines in 1 specific area, which is Clan boss.

  30. Jörgen Olausson

    Move him down to bad??