Dinh's bulwark

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Dinh's bulwark
Dinh's bulwark.png
Released5 January 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWear, Drop
ExamineIs it... looking at me?
Value560,000 coins
High alch336,000 coins
Low alch224,000 coins
Weight30 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange15,918,446 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume843
Advanced data
Item ID21015
Dinh's bulwark detail.png

Dinh's bulwark is a two-handed shield created by Dinh, a Lovakengj smith of unparalleled skill. It requires 75 Attack and Defence to wield and is obtained as a rare reward from the Chambers of Xeric.

As the strongest shield in-game (barring any passive effects), it is often equipped alongside magically defensive armour (such as black dragonhide armour) while doing non-combat activities in the Wilderness to defend against player killing and/or dangerous monsters. As a two-handed shield, the bulwark is also capable of attacking opponents. In order to attack with the bulwark, it must be set to the pummel option. This also allows it to perform its special attack.

 Attack bonusesDinh's bulwark equipped.pngDinh's bulwark equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayer2h slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: BulwarkCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Bulwark.pngPummelCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack

Passive effects[edit | edit source]

The animation upon equipping the bulwark.

Dinh's bulwark has two different passive effects depending on the combat style chosen: A strength bonus buff when in the Pummel style, and a damage reducing effect when in the Block style.

Strength buff[edit | edit source]

While the Pummel attack style is chosen, the player's strength bonus is increased based on the player's average defence bonus.

Damage reduction[edit | edit source]

While the 'Block' attack style is chosen, players lose the ability to attack, but incoming damage is reduced by 20% (except in PvP). There is an 8-tick (4.8 seconds) delay before the damage reduction applies after switching to the bulwark, to prevent players from equipping it on a defence tick and switching back to a more damaging weapon for the attack tick. Changing attack style from 'Block' attack style to the 'Pummel' attack style, will cause a 8-tick (4.8 seconds) delay when trying to attack.

Furthermore, players wielding the bulwark will not be able to cast any combat spells; players attempting to do so will receive the message "Your bulwark gets in the way". When in defensive mode, the dwarf multicannon will not fire, but it will still rotate, with a filterable message stating "Your bulwark shuns your cowardliness; stopping your cannon from firing."

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performs the special attack of Dinh's bulwark, Shield Bash.

Dinh's bulwark has a special attack, Shield Bash, which hits up to 10 enemies (in both PvM and PvP) in a 11×11 area around the player (thus up to five tiles away from the player) with 20% increased accuracy, consuming 50% of the player's special attack energy.[1] The targeted monster gets hit twice by the attack, while all other monsters get hit once. These effects only occur in multicombat areas. The accuracy roll for Shield Bash is made against an opponent's crush defence.[2]

In addition, all monsters hit by the special attack will have their highest offensive stats reduced by 5% on a successful hit. This drain does not apply to the doubled hit on the primary target. If all stats are equal, it will drain both Attack and Strength, then Ranged, or Magic.

This special attack is useful for players in a multicombat area to attack multiple monsters simultaneously to get their attention, such as for dust devils and greater nechryael in the Catacombs of Kourend; as the special attack is considered a melee attack against all affected monsters, it can be useful to use in tandem with the serpentine helm due to its passive chance to inflict venom on hit.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Ancient chestN/A Casket.png13/69

Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]

1Hunter training (Dinh's bulwark)
1Pay-to-play Prayer training (Dinh's bulwark)
1Sarachnis/Strategies (Melee Tank)
4Ultimate Ironman Guide/Equipment

Special attack

1Barbarian Assault/Strategies (Melee)
3Dust devil/Strategies
3Greater Nechryael/Strategies
1Sarachnis/Strategies (Melee Tank)
1Slayer task/Abyssal demons (Magic)
1Slayer task/Jellies (Magic)
1Slayer training (Melee)
1Slayer training (Magic (Barrage))
3TzHaar-Ket-Rak's Speed-Trialist (Melee Attacker)
1Venenatis/Strategies (Melee)

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
1 December 2021

The special attack no longer drains the main target's stats twice per attack due to the double-hit, which occurred due to a bug.

22 September 2021

Dinh's bulwark has received the following changes:

  • A passive effect has been added to Dinh's bulwark when in the Pummel combat style.
  • Attack speed increased from 7 (4.2 seconds) to 5 (3.0 seconds).
  • Crush Attack bonus increased from +110 to +124.
  • Stab Defence bonus decreased from +141 to +106.
  • Slash Defence bonus decreased from +145 to +109.
  • Crush Defence bonus decreased from +145 to +109.
  • Magic Defence bonus decreased from +0 to -10.
5 September 2019

The Dinh's bulwark Magic defence bonus was reduced from +18 to 0.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The special attack of Dinh's bulwark can be used to damage aviansies, which cannot be targeted by melee attacks directly; if used on a nearby ground NPC.
  • Despite the special attack description stating that it can hit surrounding enemies in a 10 × 10 area, the actual range is 11 × 11.
  • The shield's animation will play when the wielder fails to block an incoming attack. This can alert the wielder to heal as it occurs prior to the hit landing.

References[edit | edit source]

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