Firebrand - Group Support

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

Focused on: HealingSupport and Utility

Designed for: Open World and Open World Support

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Overview

A very powerful group support for open world zerg farming.


Skill Bar

Staff
Axe/Shield
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Mace - higher area healing at the cost of Fury Fury and CC
  • Hammer - high CC option with low healing


Skill Variants

  • - area condi cleanse
  • - more healing if Stability isn't needed
  • - more stability for allies
  • - if projectiles are a problem.
  • - even more Aegis Aegis
  • - more Quickness Quickness and Fury Fury when Stab isn't needed.


Specializations

  • - better for slow-moving or static groups


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
Head
Harrier
Shoulders
Harrier
Chest
Harrier
Hands
Harrier
Legs
Harrier
Feet
Harrier
Backpiece
Harrier
Accessory
Harrier
Accessory
Harrier
Amulet
Harrier
Ring
Harrier
Ring
Harrier
staff
Harrier
Sigil
Sigil
axe
Harrier
shield
Harrier
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

  • Cleric Cleric - very high healing, but a drastic decrease in boon support
  • , , - alternative healing runes


A note on Minstrel

It is often asked why pure-healing stats such as Minstrel Minstrel are not used for open world supports. This is because without enough Power, you will often miss out on event credit and tags due to being unable to deal damage to enemies before they die. In large groups, damage from enemies is very spread-out as well so heavy defense is generally not needed nor advised.


Consumables

Farming

This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming


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

This build is not focused on damage, but it is recommended to use Staff to attack enemies during zergs for tag-credit. Use and staff auto-attacks to gain tags.


Healing

One of this build's primary focuses is healing.

  • Dodging heals thanks to
  • has many high healing skills. In general, enter this and hit 5, 4, and spam 1. 2 will remove Conditions.
  • offers high Regeneration Regeneration uptime
  • Symbols heal if is taken. In slow groups, this is a massive increase to healing, though fast groups will move out of them quickly.


Boons

The second focus of the build is supplying allies with boons. In general, this means Quickness Quickness, Might Might, Fury Fury, and Stability Stability. These boons are a massive boost to allied DPS. The build is also capable of providing significant Protection Protection and Aegis Aegis, while also offering Swiftness Swiftness, Resolution Resolution, Resistance Resistance, and Vigor Vigor.

  • grants a plethora of boons. A simple but effective method of using this tome is to use each skill once.
  • + grant Quickness Quickness in an area.
  • - area Fury, though ineffective while mobile
  • - might
  • , - Stability Stability for nearby allies; extremely valuable during CC heavy fights


Crowd Control


Ratings

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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
A must-have support in almost any PVE. The stability it provides is incredibly powerful in open world, and providing area boons is always welcome.

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