For the bullymong boss of the similar name in Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, see The Bulwark.
Prismatic Bulwark
Legendary Shield Bulwark
Full spectrum.
Manufacturer: Hyperion
Model: Prismatic Bulwark
Game: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Special Part(s):
[Prismatic Bulwark Variants]

Prismatic Bulwark is a legendary absorb shield manufactured by Hyperion. It is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Colonel Zarpedon located in Eye of Helios and The Empyrean Sentinel located in Eleseer.

Special Shield Effects

Full spectrum. – Increased capacity and reduced recharge delay. Has a high chance to absorb enemy lasers. Increases the user's laser damage and provides laser resistance.

Usage & Description

The Prismatic Bulwark is a laser-focused absorb shield, with its traits encouraging the wearer to focus on using and absorbing lasers. As a result of its increased laser resistance and high chance of absorbing them (almost 50% of the time), the Prismatic Bulwark works excellently in areas with outlaws or Lost Legion Laser Specialists/Eternals. It also boosts laser damage, which works especially well with Wilhelm due to his Laser Focus skill already buffing laser damage.

However; unlike standard absorb shields, the Prismatic Bulwark can only absorb lasers, meaning bullets and other sources of damage will never be absorbed. This, alongside lasers being a rather uncommon weapon for enemies, makes the shield situational if the laser damage increase is not taken advantage of.


  • The Prismatic Bulwark used to have a bug where the laser damage bonus was absent.
  • While manufactured as a Hyperion shield, the Prismatic Bulwark uses a Vladof shield body.
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