Firebrand - Quickness Support Condi DPS

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: SupportCondition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

This build provides 100% Quickness Quickness and high Fury Fury uptime on a closely stacked group while having very strong personal DPS. It pairs well with a Renegade - Boon Support Power DPS providing alacrity.

Skillbar

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Skill Variantations
  • "Stand Your Ground!" "Stand Your Ground!"
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    "Stand Your Ground!"
    Shout. Grant stability to yourself and allies.
    Stability.png5Stability (5s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
    Retaliation.pngRetaliation (5s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 600
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    can be used to provide Stability Stability and Retaliation Retaliation.
  • Wall of Reflection Wall of Reflection
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    Wall of Reflection
    Consecration. Protect the targeted area with a wall of mystic power that reflect projectiles.
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    can be used as a reflect.

Traits



Variations

Virtues, instead of Zeal, will pull ahead wherever you need a lower cooldown on Tome of Justice Tome of Justice or have a high amount of boons.



Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Firebrand
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Malign +5 Agony Infusion
8x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
  • If struggling to maintain boons on the party, replace with
  • If you are running with a Support Chronomancer, you can afford to replace with for a noticeable DPS increase.
  • If you are tanking, replace Viper with Trailblazer gear until you have as much toughness as needed.

Consumables

Food

Utility

Usage

Gameplay Example: Lucky Noobs [LN] - Mursaat Overseer | 10man Off Meta Comp | 4:38 Left | Support 🔥 Firebrand PoV

, , and are used to maintain quickness on your group.
  • can be cast as soon as it is available.
  • can be used as soon as you have at least 2 charges left.
  • should be used every 7 seconds to activate
    and
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Be very careful not to use the last charge of your mantras unless the fight is nearly over or personal/party healing is desperately needed. A safe way to use can be to only use it when all charges are available so that 1 charge can always be used for sustain.

Otherwise follow the rotation found in Firebrand - Condition DPS

Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars last month

After the recent buffs, much like the pure DPS variant, this build is astoundingly strong considering just how essential quickness is for both DPS and quality of life in raids, often able to compete with pure DPS builds themselves. Easily one of the strongest support builds right now, and very simple to play while at it, too.

3 stars
Elite Aegis gave this build 3 stars April 2019

I don't know if it's a mistake or what...but running 'Stalwarts Speed' is unnecessary, just bring 'Liberators Vow' only. The quickness isn't doubled if you heal+aegis, therefore its one of the other, and since this is a vipers set up it would be significantly more beneficial to take 'Legendary Lore' for the increased burning duration. Also, 'Glacial Blow' is a trait for hammers only...this is not a hammer build, use 'Absolute Resolution' instead so you can insta aoe cleanse 3 condis when you open tome 2. Might wanna get a discount double check on that quickness uptime too...

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