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Bulwark Gyro

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Bulwark Gyro

20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
 15 Hero point  
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Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper
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Well. Deploy a bulwark gyro to grant you barrier and redirect damage to you from nearby allies. Your initial personal barrier scales with the number of allies near you.

 Barrier.png Barrier: 2,226 (0.29)?
 Barrier.png Barrier: 726 (0.07)?
 Bulwark Gyro.png Watchful Eye (4s): Some of your incoming damage is shared with a nearby scrapper.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 5s
 Interval.png Interval: 1s
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Lightning

— In-game description [?]


  • Damage taken from conditions is unaffected.
  • When an ally with Watchful Eye takes damage, approximately 35% of the damage is transferred to the scrapper.
  • For each ally (other than the scrapper) within the area of effect during the initial cast, the scrapper gains an additional 723.3 barrier, unaffected by healing power.

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Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This skill now scales the initial personal barrier it grants with the number of allies you are redirecting damage from.
  • The base barrier granted has been reduced to account for the higher potential initial gain.
  • Barrier amount is no longer split by game mode as a result.
  • Fixed a bug with an incorrect skill fact for barrier amount.
April 23, 2019
  • Gyros can now be used underwater.
March 26, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to redirect damage from inanimate objects. Reduced the barrier granted by this skill by 33% in PvP.
March 05, 2019
  • This skill has been reworked. The gyro now creates a lightning field that follows the engineer while it grants them barrier every second and redirects some damage from nearby allies to the engineer.
May 16, 2017
  • The cooldown of this skill has been increased from 20 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • The damage reduction of this skill has been reduced from 50% to 33%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Bulwark Gyro has been added to the game.