Firebrand - Burn Firebrand

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

Focused on: ConditionSupportUtility.

Designed for:


A self-sufficient build bringing limited Stability Stability as well as personal Might Might, Fury Fury and very high AoE DPS.



Skill Variants


  • better party support but lose a very strong block.




  • if Fury Fury uptime isn't an issue


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Superior Rune of Balthazar
Malign WvW Infusion



  • Try to maintain 100% Burning Burning duration since your primary damage comes from the 2s base duration burn of .
  • Viper's and Sinister can be used in place of Trailblazer's and Dire for more damage at the cost of survivability.


  • Superior Sigil of Geomancy Superior Sigil of Geomancy
    Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
    Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    more damage than fire but much harder to land consistently.
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
    Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
    50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    Superior Sigil of Blight Superior Sigil of Blight
    Superior Sigil of Blight.pngSuperior Sigil of Blight
    60% Chance on Critical: Area Poison Attack (2 Seconds, 240 radius) (Cooldown: 8s)
    trash condis to cover Burning Burning from cleanse


  • Superior Rune of the Berserker Superior Rune of the Berserker
    Superior Rune of the Berserker.pngSuperior Rune of the Berserker
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Power (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Power (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +5% Damage and +5% Condition Damage.
    highest damage option if unconcerned about condition duration.



  • Oysters with Spicy Sauce Oysters with Spicy Sauce
    Oysters with Spicy Sauce.pngOysters with Spicy Sauce
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
  • Saffron Stuffed Mushroom Saffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom.pngSaffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngGain +200 condition damage for 30 seconds when you kill a foe. (This effect does not stack)+70 Precision+10% Experience from kill[sic]
    - Alternate offensive option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    - Defensive option.
  • Sweet Bean Bun Sweet Bean Bun
    Sweet Bean Bun.pngSweet Bean Bun
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+70 Expertise-20% Condition Duration (Incoming)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    - Alternate Defensive option.


  • Magnanimous Tuning Crystal Magnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Magnanimous Tuning Crystal.pngMagnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills


  • is your main source of damage. Place and carefully to proc it as much as possible.
  • Use as your primary attack.
  • Activate as often as possible while allies are in range.
  • When it can be placed safely is your highest damage ability.
  • Rotate between your weapon sets while is on cooldown, use your symbols off cooldown and fill time with and Can't find such skill "Wave of Wrath"! Please refer to our skill index..
  • is a powerful AoE bomb, it can be used when a commander calls for wells or other ground damage spikes.
  • should be thought of as a dps ability, the reflected projectiles will proc /.
Build rating - 3 stars
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4 Ratings
2 stars
Xivor gave this build 2 stars June 2019

UPDATE - 14 JUNE 2019

High potential, low reliability, Strong still as a skirmisher against pug blobs, pretty useless against coordinated guild groups. Easily countered through condition cleanse, hard countered by the insane cleanse of the Scrapper right now. If used against groups running Scrapper, the condition to boon conversion will literally empower the guild with block spam from Burning to Aegis conversion. Not recommended outside of EBG pretty much now.


Strong damage, good Tome support for the team. Countered by strong resistance and cleanses, but thats the same as any condi build. Relatively quick build up of condi's if playing the rotation right for a quick burst. Burn blocks are win as well. This build is a strong option as a 2nd Guard for a DPS slot, bringing additional support with the damage. Not optimal, but very viable and quite strong if burning does not get cleansed.

3 stars
PeLi gave this build 3 stars April 2019

Not for zerg

3 stars
Freya gave this build 3 stars September 2018

I find this more consistent than burn DH, but still bad when compared to minstrel FB or a celestial scourge. (Since you need minstrel FB you don't need the support aspects of this build)

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5 stars
Gregor gave this build 5 stars October 2017

What is there to say about good ole Fire based burning Firebrand who burns by blocking (a little tongue twister for you as you read a build review on a gayming website)

Does sick deeps, requires ur necros to put enough cover conditions (google it thats a real term) so they dont clear ur burns. So if they do that you'll be like Frank Ocean's latest album, STRAIGHT FIRE.

I'd personally take the mantra heal, as it gives u aegis and aegis blocks attacks and that causes burning which is the whole point and its cooldown isnt poop.

Heres another little tip i learned in the military, use your F3.3 skill, and thats like another wall of reflect right there. ez pz. Throw an Agglacrity sigil on one of your weapons and boom, you'll be tough actin tanactin.