Build

Firebrand - Condition DPS

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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

The DPS firebrand build brings some of the strongest personal condition damage output in the game, even at moderate range, and provides large amounts of Aegis to a subgroup. It can also provide stability, projectile mitigation, and emergency healing. However, it does not buff allies' DPS like its soulbeast and renegade competitors.

Skillbar

Axe/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Scepter

Weapon Variants

Scepter/Torch
Orb of Wrath
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Orb of Wrath
Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 162
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Smite
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Smite
Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
Damage.pngDamage: 80
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 16
Radius.pngRadius: 200
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chains of Light
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Chains of Light
Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.
Damage.pngDamage: 61
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Zealot's Flame
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Zealot's Flame
Set yourself alight, periodically burning up to three nearby foes.
Zealot's Flame.pngZealot's Flame (3s): Burn nearby foes.
Burn.pngBurning (6s): 786 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Cleansing Flame
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Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.
Damage.png10Damage: 800
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngPulses: 9
Range.pngRange: 400
Sword/x
Sword of Wrath
Sword of Wrath
Chain. Slash your foe once.
Damage.pngDamage: 195
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 150
Flashing Blade
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Flashing Blade
Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 49
Blind.pngBlindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 600
Zealot's Defense
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Zealot's Defense
Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
Damage.png8Damage: 640
Duration.pngBlock Duration: 3 seconds
Range.pngRange: 600


Variants

  • over
    when running
  • over
    for more CC at the loss of some damage

Traits

Virtues Variant

  • Variant:
    over
    if aegis uptime is not high (most bosses)
  • Variant:
    over
    when not running axe

Equipment

Viper Variant

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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
15x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
3x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Sinister Variant

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Viper stat icon.png
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Viper stat icon.png
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6x
Superior Rune of Balthazar
18x
Malign Infusion
The gear setups are very close in damage output, with sinister pulling ahead on fights with cleave due to stronger
burning damage.

Consumables

Food

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Mantras

  • Use
    twice immediately, then once every time it gains a charge.
  • If
    is equipped, use
    every time it gains a charge.
  • If equipped, use
    every time it gains a charge.

All mantras are instant cast and should be used while performing the rest of the rotation.

Zealot's Flame

and
should be used in place of autoattacks when up. You should throw the free
you get from
as well.

Axe Rotation

Start with mantras charged.

  1. +
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  4. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  5. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  6. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  7. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  8. +
  9. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  10. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  11. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  12. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  13. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  14. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  15. Continue using
    ,
    ,
    +
    ,
    , and autoattacking until
    is off cooldown. Do not interrupt the axe autoattack chain.
  16. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  17. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  18. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  19. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  20. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  21. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  22. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  23. etc.
Use #
to cast
twice when available.


Scepter Rotation

Start with mantras charged.

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  2. +
  3. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  4. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  5. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  6. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell x3
  7. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  8. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  9. +
  10. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  11. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  12. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  13. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  14. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell x3
  15. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  16. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  17. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  18. Continue using
    ,
    +
    ,
    , and autoattacking until
    is off cooldown.
  19. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  20. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  21. Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4: Scorched Aftermath
  22. Epilogue: Ashes of the Just Epilogue: Ashes of the Just
  23. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell x3
  24. Chapter 2: Igniting Burst Chapter 2: Igniting Burst
  25. Chapter 1: Searing Spell Chapter 1: Searing Spell
  26. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  27. etc.
Use #
to cast
twice when available.
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2 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Nuru said this build was great last month

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

Gold Medal - Great
The Blue Rangerr said this build was great November 2017

Top Tier condi DPS for firebrand.

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