Firebrand - Condi DPS

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Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

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.


Skill Bar

Axe/Torch
Scepter/Torch
Utility


Skill Variants

  • or can be swapped out for more utility. In general should be swapped out, but it will deal more damage than on encounters that have very long phases.
    • for more CC.
    • for group Stability Stability.
    • might be useful on encounters where reliable Swiftness Swiftness and Aegis Aegis are more valuable than damage.
  • With virtues, your tome comes off cooldown quickly enough that barely offers a dps increase, thus you could bring for better Fury Fury and Quickness Quickness uptime, or for Stability Stability and a group stunbreak.


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Specializations


Specialization Variants

  • You could run for more support and personal sustain.
  • can be taken for more DPS, with some caveats:
    • It has slower burst, so phases need to be 20+ seconds long.
    • The rotation may not line up on encounters where you get tome resets via (e.g. some bosses in wings 1-2, most fractals).
    • If you have three or more firebrands in the same subgroup, you may not be able to expend Epilogue Ashes of the Just Epilogue Ashes of the Just charges faster than you gain them, limiting the benefit of the trait.


Equipment

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Sinister
Accessory
Sinister
Accessory
Sinister
Amulet
Sinister
Ring
Sinister
Ring
Viper
Axe
Viper
Torch
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Scepter
Viper
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended variants


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.

Your default state will be to autoattack in axe and using and as filler. Use your and off cooldown. You should be able to use three times between each Tome Burst.

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
  2. Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath
  3. Epilogue Ashes of the Just Epilogue Ashes of the Just
  4. Chapter 1 Searing Spell Chapter 1 Searing Spell
  5. Chapter 2 Igniting Burst Chapter 2 Igniting Burst
  • If you have available, you may do another tome burst (below). If it is unavailable, use and another before returning to axe.


Archivist of Whispers Tome Burst

  1. Epilogue Ashes of the Just Epilogue Ashes of the Just
  2. Chapter 2 Igniting Burst Chapter 2 Igniting Burst
  3. Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath
  4. Chapter 1 Searing Spell Chapter 1 Searing Spell
  5. Wait for Chapter 2 Igniting Burst Chapter 2 Igniting Burst to come off cooldown, then use it
  6. Wait for Chapter 2 Igniting Burst Chapter 2 Igniting Burst to come off cooldown again, then use it
  7. Epilogue Ashes of the Just Epilogue Ashes of the Just
  8. Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath
  • While waiting, continue to use utility skills such as as they come off cooldown.
  • If you have available, you may do another tome burst (below). If it is unavailable, use before returning to axe.


Renewed Focus Tome Burst

  1. during the channel of
  2. x2 (second throw assumes triggered)
  3. Repeat Tome Burst
  4. if is still on cooldown
  5. Return to axe

Rotation example (without Renewed Focus)

Rotation example (with Renewed Focus)

Archivist of Whispers rotation example


General

  • Try to always place a immediately before entering as well as immediately before swapping back to axe.
  • All mantras are instant cast and should be used while performing the rest of the rotation.
  • and should be used in place of autoattacks when up. You should throw the free you get from as well.
    • is not affected by Alacrity Alacrity, but is. This means they have approximately the same cooldown so if you activate when it comes off cooldown and wait until triggers, you can throw both in quick succession.
  • Make sure to always complete your auto attack chain while on Axe


Ratings

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5 stars
Walrus6390 gave this build 5 stars • June 2020
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.
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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