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Earthen Bulwark

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Earthen Bulwark is a Druid skill from the Defensive skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Barrier Barrieru
Nature Magic
Earth Skills
Unstoppable
Fortifies

Earthen Bulwark Details and Upgrades

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Earthen Bulwark

Rocks surround you for 3 seconds, granting a Barrier that absorbs 45% of you Base Life in damage.

Type: Nature Magic

Cooldown: 16 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 30%

Tags: Defensive, Nature Magic, Earth

Upgrades

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Enhanced Earthen Bulwark

Earthen Bulwark makes you Unstoppable while active.

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Innate Earthen Bulwark

Rock shrapnel flies outward when Earthen Bulwark is destroyed or expires, dealing 30% to surrounding enemies. This damage is increased by Barrier bonuses.

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Preserving Earthen Bulwark

Casting Earthen Bulwark grants 18% of your Maximum Life as Fortify.


Other Skills that work with Earthen Bulwark

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Earthen Bulwark can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Earthen Bulwark creates


Defensive Tree
Vigilance
Vigilance

You gain 5 / 10 / 15% Damage Reduction for 6 seconds after using a Defensive Skill.

Requires a point in Ancestral Fortitude.

Passive

Wrath Tree
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Natural Boulder

While you have any Fortify, Boulder has +20% increased Critical Strike Chance.

Skill

Crushing Earth

Crushing Earth

Earth skills deal x 5 / 10 / 15% increased damage to Slowed, Stunned, Immobilized or Knocked Back enemies.

Passive

Safeguard
Safeguard

Critical Strikes with Earth skills Fortify you for 2 /4 / 7% Maximum Life.

Requires a point in Crushing Earth.

Passive

Stone Guard
Stone Guard

While you have Fortify for over 50% of your Maximum Life, your Earth skills deal x 4 /8 / 12% increased damage.

Requires a point in Crushing Earth.

Passive

Unrestrained
Unrestrained

Reduce the duration of Control Impairing Effects by 5 / 10 / 15%.  Doubled this effect while you have Fortify for over 50% of your Maximum Life.

Requires a point in Thick Hide or Nature's Resolve.

Passive

Ultimate Tree
Defiance

Defiance

Nature Magic skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Elites.

Passive

Natural Disaster
Natural Disaster

Your Earth skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Your Storm skills deal x 4 / 8 / 12% increased damage to enemies that are Stunned, Immobilized, or Knocked Back.

Requires point in Defiance.

Passive

Resonance
Resonance

Nature Magic skills deal 2 / 4 / 6% increased damage.

Triple this bonus if an Earth skill is the next skill cast after a Storm skill or a Storm skill is the next skill cast after an Earth skill.

Requires point in Circle of Life or Natural Disaster.

Passive

Defensive Posture

Defensive Posture

Increase the amount of Fortify you gain from all sources by + 5 / 10 / 15%.

Passive

Key Passives Tree
Earthen Might

Earthen Might

Lucky Hit: Damaging enemies with Earth skills has up to a 5% chance to:

  • Restore all of your Spirit
  • Cause your attacks to be guaranteed Critical Strikes for 5 seconds.

This chance is increased by:

Passive

Nature's Fury

Nature's Fury

Casting an Earth skill has a 30% chance to trigger a free Storm skill of the same category, and vice versa. These free Skills count as both Earth and Storm Skills.

Passive


Items that work with Earthen Bulwark

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Earthen Bulwark
  • Create a condition Earthen Bulwark can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Earthen Bulwark creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Mending Stone
Defensive The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth Skills replenishes [X] of your active Earthen Bulwark's Barrier.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Sealed Archives
(Map)
Dry Steppes Druid
Aspect of Mending Stone
Defensive The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth Skills replenishes [X] of your active Earthen Bulwark's Barrier.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Sealed Archives
(Map)
Dry Steppes Druid
Aspect of Quicksand
Utility Damage from Earth Skills Slow (CC) enemies hit by 25 - 50% for 5 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Ferals' Den
(Map)
Scosglen Druid
Earthguard Aspect
Defensive Gain 15 - 25% bonus amount to your next Earthen Bulwark for each enemy you Crowd Control up to a maximum of 100%.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Ballistic Aspect
Utility When you have Fortify your Earth Skills gain +2 Ranks.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Whispering Pines
(Map)
Scosglen Druid
Crashstone Aspect
Offensive Earth Skills deal 30 - 40% more Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Stockades
(Map)
Scosglen Druid
Earthguard Aspect
Defensive Gain 15 - 25% bonus amount to your next Earthen Bulwark for each enemy you Crowd Control up to a maximum of 100%.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Subterranean Aspect
Offensive Poison Creeper’s active also casts Landslide in a circle around you. Earth Skills deal 10 - 20% increased damage to Poisoned enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.

Unique Items

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Fleshrender

This weapon is a reminder of the unbridled savagery of our druidic ancestors, the wisdom of which I see more clearly with every day that passes." - Moreg, Druidic Scholar

Type: One-handed Mace
Class: Druid

Description: Debilitating Roar and Blood Howl deal 0.5 - 1.0 damage to Nearby Poisoned enemies, increased by x 10% for every 100 Willpower you have.

Fleshrender has a flat damage effect, which scales with power.


Affixes:

  • + % Damage while Shapeshifted
  • + % Damage to Poisoned Enemies
  • + # Ranks of All Defensive Skills
  • + % Core skill Damage
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Vasily's Prayer

"Roots from the Great Oak growing at the seaward statue of Vasily will, on rare occasions, be found twisted back upon themselves, suffused with ferocious magic." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Helm
Class: Druid

Description: Your Earth Skills are now also Werebear Skills and Fortify you for [x].

Affixes: - Item Power 725

  • + 10.5 - 17.5% Damage while Shapeshifted
  • + 21 - 42% Overpower Damage
  • + Maximum Life
  • 24.5 - 45.5% Lightning Resistance

Malignant Hearts

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The Lionheart
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Brutal
Defensive
You gain 10% Barrier Generation. You Heal 3-7 Life per second while you have an active Barrier. Generic

Revenge

Bonus:

  • Grants + [96%] bonus to all Rare nodes within range.

Additional Bonus:

  • Dealing Thorns damage to an enemy increases all damage it takes from you by x1%, up to x8% for 10 seconds.

Requirements: 25 Willpower


The Malignant Pact
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Wrathful
Super
Cycle through a Malignant bonus every 20 kills:
  • Vicious: Gain 20% Attack Speed.
  • Devious: Core and Basic Skills have a 15% chance to fully restore your Primary Resource.
  • Brutal: Every 21 seconds, gain a Barrier absorbing 85 - 102 damage.
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Changes to Earthen Bulwark

Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023