Firebrand - Celestial Firebrand

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Condition damageSupport and Defense

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World GeneralOpen World Solo and Open World Support

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on August 23, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A very powerful condition-based support build for open world which offers one of the only Jack-of-All-Trades playstyles in the game. This build maintains permanent Quickness Quickness, Might Might, and Fury Fury on itself and allies while also providing very high uptime on Regeneration Regeneration, Stability Stability, Aegis Aegis, Protection Protection, and Vigor Vigor. It works very well both in groups and solo play and is one of the only builds capable of very high healing and boon support while also having very high DPS.


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Skill Bar

Axe/Torch
Sword/X
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Staff - use in large groups for a strong ranged option that provides high Might Might uptime to allies
  • Shield - more aegis, healing, and projectile hate
  • Greatsword - burst damage, area damage, AOE blind, CC


Skill Variants

Healing

  • - powerful burst heal


Utility

  • - provides considerable Vuln uptime
  • - area heal
  • - great stunbreak
  • - condi signet
  • - cc
  • - projectile hate
  • - Protection Protection uptime


Elite

  • - lower quickness uptime but provides great stability
  • - resets tome cooldowns and provides invuln frames.


Specializations

  • - more defensive boons and higher burning duration that extends beyond the 100% cap.
  • - more ally healing


Zeal

A zeal variant offers much higher DPS when alone thanks to its extremely high Vulnerability Vulnerability and Might Might generation. Replaces Virtues.


Honor

Honor offers more group support and longer symbol duration. Replaces Virtues.


Equipment

Head
Celestial
Shoulders
Celestial
Chest
Celestial
Hands
Celestial
Legs
Celestial
Feet
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Axe
Celestial
Torch
Celestial
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Celestial
x
Celestial
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • Seraph Seraph / Plaguedoctor Plaguedoctor - mix in with for a higher damage but less support focused option; not generally recommended due to lost efficiency
  • - Budget replacement for
  • - defensive option


Consumables

":Food

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • - allstats
  • - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps
  • - dps if using gear with high toughness"


Usage

Tome Breakdown

Firebrand has three tomes. Each is dedicated to a different specialty.

  1. - Damage via Burning Burning
  2. - healing and condition cleanse
  3. - defensive boons and projectile hate

In each of these tomes, you can often just spam skills to great effect, but it is strongly advised you sit down and learn what the skills in each tome do. Some big ones to memorize:

    1. Chapter 3 Heated Rebuke Chapter 3 Heated Rebuke - circular pull that can group enemies
    2. Epilogue Ashes of the Just Epilogue Ashes of the Just - provides a very powerful buff to nearby allies
    1. Epilogue Eternal Oasis Epilogue Eternal Oasis - increases all healing allies (including you) receive
    2. Chapter 4 Shining River Chapter 4 Shining River - a large waterfield that heals
    3. Chapter 1 Desert Bloom Chapter 1 Desert Bloom - a powerful heal
    1. Chapter 1 Unflinching Charge Chapter 1 Unflinching Charge - Provides stability, which grants quickness
    2. Chapter 3 Valiant Bulwark Chapter 3 Valiant Bulwark - a projectile-hate bubble
    3. Epilogue Unbroken Lines Epilogue Unbroken Lines - provides extreme defense to nearby allies for 5 seconds, also triggers


Damage

  1. /
  • Use whenever available.
  • If everything you have is on cooldown, fill with axe skills.


Boons

  • Use your and off cooldown for Quickness Quickness.
  • Use your approximately every 7 seconds for Quickness Quickness from and .


Defense

  • has many good defensive skills. You can go into it and press a few skills (including Epilogue Unbroken Lines Epilogue Unbroken Lines if possible) to quickly stack defensive boons.
  • Carefully time your activation of to block dangerous attacks.


Crowd Control


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Kyno91 gave this build 5 stars • September 2022
One of a few builds out there has the resilience that makes your HP pool refuse to go down pass 90% while being a one man army, you can be a Healbrand with this as well while maintaining relatively high dps and boons uptime. This build has become the old reliable build for new players, returning, high-end players when we don't know what build to play or just too tired of changing gears/builds. One good thing about Celestial FB is that it is legit in raid or any end-game contents but the downside is you absolutely must know what you're up to when using this build for those instances.
5 stars
Hauntech gave this build 5 stars • September 2022
This build does it all: Damage, durability, healing, boons, and utility. Works great in both solo and group content. The best part is that it is very flexible with its skills, traits, runes, and sigils. There are a ton of great choices. I prefer the support focused build with radiance/honor. Traveler runes are a great budget option, especially for solo play.
5 stars
GaeaGW2 gave this build 5 stars • March 2022
Perhaps my favorite open-world FB build. It's good enough for solo survivability and dps when doing open world content outside of a group and its support for trains and meta events is outstanding. It's definitely a step above LI with how much you still need to pay attention to your utilities and your books depending on the content, but it's definitely not a high skill cap either. Highly recommend if you can afford it.

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