The Bulwark of Aldwynn

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Health 5000
Heroic Health 20000
Shieldbreaks shieldbreak_pt2shieldbreak_pt2shieldbreak_pt2
Shards 1000
Heroic Shards  3000
Vulnerabilities fire
Resistances lightning

The Bulwark of Aldwynn is a Boss in Death's Gambit: Afterlife. He is a boss that guards the entrance to Aldwynn, defeating him is required to get into Aldwynn. Upon defeat, he awards the player with the Double Jump ability. The Storm Caller and Essence of Lightning abilities can be learned from his Heroic Rematch location.

 

The Bulwark is a creature of habit, molded by obedience. Planted by the Ascended, his roots run deep, immovable and everlasting.

The Bulwark is a relic of the Ailtire and their soulcraft. His armor, a walking coffin, the progenitor to the Hollowed Knights at his command.

 

The Bulwark of Aldwynn Tomes

First Tome
  • Location: Before the bridge towards the Bulwark, there is a path down that leads towards Rider's Passage. The tome can be found there, accessible by jumping off a balcony and falling down on-top of it.
  • "The Bulwark is a creature of habit, molded by obedience. Planted by the Ascended, his roots run deep, immovable and everlasting."
Second Tome
  • Location: From the top left of Central Sanctuary, down the hole that was initially guarded by a Shadow-Sorun. The tome is located there, besides two Shielded Hallowed Knights.
  • "The Bulwark is a relic of the Ailtire and their soulcraft. His armor, a walking coffin, the progenitor to the Hollowed Knights at his command."

 

The Bulwark Rewards

Item Chance Normal/Heroic
Talent Point 100%. Does not drop on repeat kills. Normal + Heroic
Immortalite Stone 100%. Does not drop on repeat kills. Heroic
Bulwark’s Shield 100% Normal
Pride of the Bulwark 100% Heroic
Skybreaker 100% Heroic 
Golden Carrot x5 Must take no damage during the fight. Heroic

 

 

The Bulwark of Aldwynn Guide

Attacks

  • Reinforcements. Underneath the Bulwark's health bar is a timer. Whenever the timer strikes zero, reinforcements in the form of basic enemies will arrive to aid him.
  • Double Slash. The Bulwark stabs forward, before following up with two slashing attackes.
  • Lightning Lunge. The Bulwark charges up a lunging attack and launches towards Sorun. 
  • Lightning Strike. The Bulwark raises his blade towards the sky, and white energy launches from it. A triple-skull indicator for a lightning bolt will then follow Sorun, before lightning crashes down. Being struck by lightning will increase damage received.
  • Lightning Spirit. Upon reaching each phase marker, the Bulwark will collapse and his soul emerges and begins charging up. The boss becomes invulnerable during this, and only his soul may be attacked. Once they finish charging an AOE burst blasts from them. Dealing damage to the spirit slightly increases the gauge.
  • Lightning Orbs. After he performs the Lightning Spirit attack, he will summon three orbs that circle around him. Coming into contact with them will deal damage. If they are left alive long enough, they will detonatea into explosions. They can be destroyed by attacking them. 
  • Storm Caller. The Bulwark raises his sword, where it shifts into a scythe that he swings down towards Sorun. Lightning trails along the floor from the end of the scythe.

 Heroic Attacks

  • Heroic Lightning Strike. The Bulwark raises his blade towards the sky, and white energy launches from it. A triple-skull indicator for a lightning bolt will then follow Sorun, before lightning crashes down and leaves a lingering lightning bomb in its wake. It may be destroyed by attacking it. This repeats six times. Being struck by lightning will increase damage received.
  • Heroic Lightning Storm. The Bulwark raises his blade and white energy launches from it. A triple-skull indicator for many lightning bolts will appear around the arena. Upon striking, they will leave a lingering lightning bomb that detonates on contact. It may be destroyed by attacking it.
  • Heroic Lightning Spirit. Upon reaching each phase marker, the Bulwark will collapse and his soul emerges and begins charging up. The boss becomes invulnerable during this, and only his soul may be attacked. Once they finish charging an AOE burst blasts from them, along with a series of damaging orb projetiles.

Strategy

  • While the Bulwark is immune to damage in the Lightning Spirit phase, he is still subject to Damage over Time effects, such as bleeds or burning.

 

The Bulwark Notes & Trivia

  • Fighting his reinforcements is a worthwhile method of farming shards in her earlygame.
  • When you defeat Bulwark he says, 'You remind me... of her.' implying that Everly, Sorun's mother, had defeated him before when she was in Siradon, during the Great expedition.

 

 
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