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Bulwark of Azzinoth
Regular
Bulwark of Azzinoth
Gold
Golden Bulwark of Azzinoth
Set:Ashes of OutlandAshes of Outland
Type:Weapon
Class:WarriorWarrior
Rarity:LegendaryLegendary
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Attack:1 Weapon-attack.png
Health:4 Health
Durability:4 Weapon-durability.png
Wiki tags:Damage-related, Durability-related, Triggered effect
Artist:SARIYA
Whenever your hero would take damage, this loses 1 Durability instead.
Flavor text

This plate turned shield you shall wield, praying its powers fel will serve you well.

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Bulwark of Azzinoth is a legendary warrior weapon card, from the Ashes of Outland set.

How to get

Bulwark of Azzinoth can be obtained through Ashes of Outland card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Bulwark of Azzinoth 1600 400
Golden Bulwark of Azzinoth 3200 1600

Notes

  • Bulwark of Azzinoth will prevent on-damage triggers such as Lifesteal and the Freeze effect of Water Elemental, since it prevents damage.
  • Bulwark of Azzinoth will not be visually "sheathed" during the opponent's turn; this is likely to remind that it's effect can be activated on either players turn.

Strategy

Bulwark of Azzinoth gives you total invulnerability against incoming damage while it lasts. Since all damage is treated equally by the weapon, Bulwark is far more useful against huge damage sources than small ones. It's particularly good against Jade Druid or Malygos decks, which want to deal huge amounts of damage all at once. However, it's very poor against traditional aggro, particularly Hunter and Demon Hunter that can waste charges with their hero powers and small minions.

Bulwark is more of a defensive weapon while you stall out to find removal or gain Armor than it is about attacking, although you can still swing with it if you choose. Be careful attacking minions though, as it not only takes off 1 durability from attacking, but also 1 extra when it prevents the damage.

Bulwark of Azzinoth can be sustained longer using cards like Upgrade!, Corsair Cache, and Captain Greenskin, giving you more durability and more protection. It can also be reequipped by Hoard Pillager or recovered by Rummaging Kobold for even more value.

Be careful against cards that deal separate instance damage like Arcane Missiles or Priestess of Fury, as they can quickly remove the charges at no cost. Bulwark of Azzinoth is also cripplingly weak to weapon removal like Acidic Swamp Ooze.

Lore

The Bulwark of Azzinoth is an epic shield item that drops from Illidan Stormrage's boss encounter in the Black Temple.

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Bulwark of Azzinoth is an epic shield for tanks. It served as the breastplate of the doomguard Azzinoth until he was slain and looted by Illidan Stormrage.

Gallery

Bulwark of Azzinoth, full art

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