Firebrand - Power Firebrand

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

Focused on: Strike damage and Support

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World Support and Open World General

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on April 14, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A generalist Firebrand power build for open world farming that can be played either as a bursty DPS-Support or as a full DPS.


Pending Edits

This build is pending an update: Expanding Boon Support options.


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Skill Bar

Greatsword
Sword/Focus
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Scepter - lower DPS than sword, but 900 range
  • Axe - moderate DPS mainhand that has a strong pull
  • Staff - excellent ranged weapon while zerging


Skill Variants

  • - grants more resolution and stability uptime for boss fights.
  • - more crowd control.
  • - more condition cleanse.
  • - blinds enemies.
  • or - if projectiles are a problem.
  • - strong stability source
  • - strong stunbreak
  • - teleport with a long cooldown
  • - teleport to allies with a long cooldown


Specializations

  • - better in mobile zergs


Honor

Honor can be taken for more defense at the cost of damage.

  • - extreme condition cleanse
  • - extra might uptime


Virtues

Virtues can be taken for more Resolution Resolution uptime and ally support at the cost of damage.

  • - if taking consecrations
  • - if cc is an issue


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

This set uses gear similar to Build:Dragonhunter_-_Power_DPS, making it excellent for general PVE.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Berserker
Focus
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

There are lots of options when it comes to other equipment that can help this build shine in specific situations.


Gear

The gear sets provided above are generally considered the best options. Follow their specific variants.


Runes

  • , , - budget DPS
  • , - crit-based DPS
  • , , , - general defense


Sigils

  • , - budget DPS
  • - provides more evades; with good play, this sigil alone can turn most builds into Solo builds..


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
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


Usage

Damage

Resolution & Radiance

If running Radiance, your damage becomes highly reliant on your Resolution Resolution uptime. Fortunately, you have several ways of generating this:

  • , which conveniently lines up with your quite well
  • , which also doubles as an extremely powerful stunbreak
  • , which provides resolution for several seconds
  • , which has a long cooldown and might kill you if used in a large group
  • if running Virtues, which grants you resolution any time you use a Virtue.


Virtue Spam

When running Radiance, and especially if running Virtue, you can spam your Virtue 1 to gain permanent resolution and quickness any time you're zerging in a large group, on top of a 10% damage modifier from . This is becaues resets its cooldown any time a mob is killed.


Priority

For Greatsword, you want to time your with your .

  1. - spread out the usage of this through your rotation to ensure high vuln uptime
  2. , , , - if you don't currently have quickness, use these
  3. - it is worth delying your for a moment in order to line it up with the symbol
  4. autos

For Sword, Focus the priority is quite similar, but we replace with :

  1. - spread out the usage of this through your rotation to ensure high vuln uptime
  2. , , , - if you don't currently have quickness, use these
  3. autos

Note that for both of these weapon sets it is important to avoid interrupting your attack chains.


Opener

For a general-use opener, see the following:

  • Open on Sword/Focus
  1. Weapon Swap
  2. + + - (note, it is better to delay the mantras until after whirling wrath if using the Diviner setup)
  3. Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath Chapter 4 Scorched Aftermath + Close Tome
  4. Fill with autos until Symbol is back up
  5. + + - (note, it is better to delay the mantras until after whirling wrath if using the Diviner setup)
  6. Weapon Swap
  7. + +

If mobs are spread out, it may be more beneficial to start your opener with greatsword for and simply skip the opener.


Defense

  • Use and to block incoming attacks.
  • , , and blind enemies.
  • , , , or Chapter 3 Valiant Bulwark Chapter 3 Valiant Bulwark can be used against projectiles.
  • 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.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.


Sustain

  • You have a lot of small heals in .
  • To cleanse conditions, you can use Chapter 2 Radiant Recovery Chapter 2 Radiant Recovery. You can also use in the light field from your symbols.
    • If having lots of trouble with conditions bring .


Crowd Control


Ratings

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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • July 2020
A very capable build in open world that can complete all but the most extreme content. Firebrand as a class is extremely versatile and is a great option for any farming you could want to do.

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