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Firebrand - Condi DPS

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

A condition DPS build for Firebrand in fractals and raids. This build can inflict massive AoE Burning Burning bursts with , which resets on killing (most) enemies. This makes it one of the burstiest condition damage builds and very strong if it can consistently reset .
In addition to DPS, Firebrand's tomes can provide high defensive utility to its subgroup including Aegis Aegis, Stability Stability, Resistance Resistance, projectile destruction, and emergency healing.

Skillbar

Axe/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Scepter

Variants

  • over for more CC at the loss of some damage.

Traits

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Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Balthazar
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food
Utility
    • or
      for a cheaper alternative

Usage

The basic idea is to maintain high symbol uptime while spamming Burning Burning with , and . When is not available, axe skills are used to fill the downtime.
Start with mantras charged.
Your default state will be to autoattack in axe and using and as filler. Use your and off cooldown, or spread out the casts for consistent Vulnerability Vulnerability.
Immediately after using your 2 casts of , you may perform a Tome Burst if it is available.

Example:

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap

Tome Burst

  1. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
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    Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
    Ignite the air around you in an expanding burst.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195 (0.55)
    Burning.png2Burning (6s): 1572 Damage
    Weakness.pngWeakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
  2. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
    ½Activation.png
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    Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
    Detail the suffering in fire and blood inflicted during Vabbi's occupation.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1135 (3.2)
    Bleeding.pngBleeding (2s): 44 Damage
    Burning.pngBurning (2s): 262 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 5
    Book.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Book.pngInterval: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
  3. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
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    Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
    Recall the memory of fallen heroes, granting allies the searing blades of justice.
    Epilogue Ashes of the Just.png3Ashes of the Just (10s): Your next strike burns with justice.
    Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
  4. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
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    Chapter 1: Searing Spell
    Fueled by tales of the desolation in Istan, incite a great swelling of heat before you.
    Damage.pngDamage: 391 (1.1)
    Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
  5. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
    ¾Activation.png
    4Recharge.png
    Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
    Ignite the air around you in an expanding burst.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195 (0.55)
    Burning.png2Burning (6s): 1572 Damage
    Weakness.pngWeakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
  • If you have available, you may do another tome burst.
    • If it is unavailable, use and another before returning to axe.
  • Repeat Tome Burst and return to axe.


Rotation example

General

  • Try to always place a immediately before entering as well as immediately before swapping back to axe.
  • can be used during your to delay your attacks, such as if you lose alacrity and would be unable to chain the casts together.
    • can also be used immediately before
      Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
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      12Recharge.png
      Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
      Recall the memory of fallen heroes, granting allies the searing blades of justice.
      Epilogue Ashes of the Just.png3Ashes of the Just (10s): Your next strike burns with justice.
      Burning.pngBurning (3s): 393 Damage
      Radius.pngRadius: 600
      as a target to apply ashes to if there are not 4 allies within range.
  • All mantras are instant cast and should be used while performing the rest of the rotation.
    • Use twice immediately, then once every time it gains a charge.
  • and should be used in place of autoattacks when up. You should throw the free you get from as well.
  • Make sure to always complete your auto attack chain while on Axe
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5 Ratings
5 stars
Walrus6390 gave this build 5 stars last month

The most versatile build in the game. Extremely high DPS and even though it is a condi class, it has the burst of a power class. Can be used to great success in raids and pug fractals. I guarantee the people saying condi FB is bad in fractals don't have phase times fast enough for that to be true.

5 stars
Staub gave this build 5 stars April 2020

The best FB DPS build for the current meta. Power version of this build is only viable in FOTM where the fights are very short. However, condi variant is perfect for raids as apart from the usual boons of FB, condi variant out DPSes its power iteration on every boss. Reasons: 1) Burning is a very bursty condition; 2) Boss fights are longer than 5-10 seconds.

P.S. Power quickbrand is truly NOT meta in raids.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars August 2019

Now extremely strong as a condition build, with very good burst to boot - probably even the best condition build to boot, able to provide a lot of utility while at it, too.

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5 stars
Nuru gave this build 5 stars April 2018

I love this build. Its nice break from dh but still have solid burst, since burning is bursty condi. Also brings some support utility like reflect or stability and aegis for movement part or you can block alot mechanics by aegis. You can dealed tons of damage since dead adds refresh your F1. Definitely best condi dps in fractal

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars November 2017

Top Tier condi DPS for firebrand.

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