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Bulwark Gyro

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Bulwark Gyro.png

Bulwark Gyro

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper icon small.png Scrapper
Tool belt
Defense Field.png Defense Field
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
Bulwark Gyro.jpg

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20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Bulwark Gyro

Well. Deploy a bulwark gyro to grant barrier to allies in the area.

Barrier.png Initial Barrier: 1,620 (0.8)?
Barrier.png Initial Barrier: 1,140 (0.5)?
Barrier.png Pulse Barrier: 810 (0.4)?
Barrier.png Pulse Barrier: 560 (0.25)?
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Lightning

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Scrapper Scrapper

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 16, 2024
  • (Competitive split) Increased the cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds in WvW only. Reduced the base initial barrier from 1,620 to 1,140 and the base pulsing barrier from 810 to 560 in WvW only. Reduced the initial barrier healing power coefficient from 0.8 to 0.5 and the pulse barrier healing power coefficient from 0.4 to 0.25 in WvW only.
January 30, 2024
  • This skill no longer redirects damage from nearby allies to the user, and it now grants barrier to nearby allies upon activation and on each pulse.
February 23, 2021
  • Reduced base barrier pulse from 726 to 508 in PvP only.
October 13, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 25 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
November 19, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from properly redirecting damage to the scrapper.
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 28, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to grant more barrier than intended.
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.