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Condition Quickness Firebrand Gameplay Guide

Published Jun 9, 2021 Updated Nov 12, 2023
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General Firebrand Tips

You can use to Pull enemies that don't have a Breakbar. This works extremely well at Slothasor since the adds are very dangerous. Take care when using at Vale Guardian as you wouldn't want to "accidentally" Pull in Seekers into the group.

You have a seven and a quarter second Immobilize with when you are on your Scepter set, this skill also applies 5 stacks of Vulnerability so can help out if you are struggling with Vulnerability uptime.

is purely used for DPS as should be dropped as soon as you need any different utility skills.

Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian

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General Firebrand Tips

Open up on Vale Guardian with your normal rotation. You can easily move out of , if it spawns first.

Make sure you don't Pull in Seekers with . If you're tanking on the side of the arena this should be fairly easy.

If your CC on Vale Guardian is slow, you can delay using . If you are in your , you can use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke.

You can dip into your and use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis during each Breakbar Phase. This will help your subgroup gain additional healing.

Split Phase

You should go to the Red Guardian during the split phase.

Take care not to Pull in the Seeker that spawns. If you do get aggro of it, you can use to Immobilize it.

Your will have its Cooldown reduced by 20% (or you will gain a page if you are in ) when you kill the Red Guardian due to . This means there is absolutely no reason to skill save here.

Gorseval

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General Firebrand Tips

You can very easily tank Gorseval by swapping a piece or two of Ritualist gear to Celestial in order to gain some Toughness.

You can use a charge from to prevent the Knockback from when you first run to Gorseval. You can use this to provide Aegis for your subgroup for every .

You can use for some add control after each Breakbar Phase.

Breakbar Phase

You can use to help CC. If you are in , you can use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke as well.

Be careful when stacking and during the Breakbar Phase. Remember that you can spam your twice during the Breakbar Phase to help you keep up some health.

Split Phase

Your will have its Cooldown reduced by 20% (or you will gain a page if you are in ) each time you kill a Charged Soul due to . This means there is absolutely no reason to skill save here.

If you see a Charged Soul is getting dangerously close to Gorseval, you can use to Immobilize it.

Around each Charged Soul there is a pulsing AoE that inflicts Weakness. Dip into your and use Chapter 4: Stalward Stand. This will grant Resistance and will make sure that your subgroup doesn't suffer from the pulsing Weakness.

Sabetha

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General Firebrand Tips

You can easily contribute to add control at Sabetha by using to Pull them in.

Make sure that you don't waste any of your burst as Sabetha goes Invulnerable. The same applies to the Champions as they will spawn Invulnerable.

Keep an eye on your classes that are doing cannons. Save if they are about to come back. This will ensure that they will get instant Quickness.

Use and to help CC Knuckles.

Salvation Pass

Slothasor

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to communicate with the Alacrity provider in your subgroup to see which of you will bring Stability, Aegis or a group condition cleanse to prevent Slothasor from Fearing your subgroup after each Breakbar Phase.

If you are assigned to eat the first shroom you can place on Slothasor before he turns hostile to give him Swiftness. This way he will approach your team a lot faster. Make sure to swap back to your normal weapons before eating the shroom!

You want to use whenever possible to Pull the Slublings in. If Slublings are running around like crazy, you can dip into and use Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark to provide some projectile defense.

If you see that your squad frequently get hit by , you can open and use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis followed by Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. Remember that also cleanses conditions!

Keep an eye on people that have to do mechanics. Save your for until they return.

Breakbar Phase

Don't go into your if Slothasor is about to go into his Breakbar Phase. This is because all conditions are removed at the start of each Breakbar Phase. Once the conditions have been cleansed, you can restart your rotation.

Use to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in . If you don't need to bring for group Stability then is a great utility skill due to its massive Breakbar damage.

If the Cooldown of is not up for the 10% Breakbar Phase then you can use followed by Epilogue: Unbroken Lines for Stability and Aegis to prevent Fear from Slothasor.

Matthias

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to act as the main reflect main reflect at Matthias by taking . You also have a backup reflect in your . You can use Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark for every other reflect as it might not be back off Cooldown every time.

If you are not acting as the main reflect you want to take instead due to its massive Breakbar damage.

Conditions continue to apply when Matthias uses his , so always continue with your rotation when he uses this attack.

At 40% you want to use followed by Epilogue: Unbroken Lines and Chapter 1: Unflinching Charge for Stability and Aegis to prevent Fear from Matthias.

Breakbar Phase

Don't go into your if you are close to the sacrifice. You can easily burst down the sacrificed member if you aren't careful.

Use (and if you have it) to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

Stronghold of the Faithful

Xera

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General Firebrand Tips

Use to help with add control. You can easily Pull in adds without losing any DPS.

If you see conditions beginning to stack up due to the shard AoEs then you can open and use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis followed by Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. Remember that also cleanses conditions!

You can help to clear shards by placing on them. Don't waste on the shards.

Keep an eye on people that get ported in the second phase. Save your for until they return.

Breakbar Phase

Use to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

If your group has slow CC then you will want to take instead of .

Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to communicate with the Alacrity provider in your subgroup to see which of you will bring Stability to skip greens.

Cairn is just a DPS golem. Use this as a perfect excuse to practise your rotation.

Later on in the fight you can find that the Cooldown of is not up for the greens, if this occurs you want to use followed by Epilogue: Unbroken Lines for Stability instead.

Mursaat Overseer

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General Firebrand Tips

Mursaat Overseer is a basic DPS golem. Use this to practise your rotation.

Remember that you can use to remove Slow after the Jade Knights explode.

Samarog

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to take as many Fixations as you can since your Breakbar damage is relatively low.

It is possible to get two Fixations in a row by Dodging backwards as soon as you are freed from . This is reliant on others not being too far out so don't worry if this doesn't work every time.

Breakbar Phase

Use and to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

If you are Fixated you will want to precast just before Samarog is about to cast on you.

Split Phase

You want to use to Pull Rigom close so that others can use Knockbacks or Pulls to get him underneath Samarogs hitbox. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

If you see a Rigom running out of Samarogs hitbox you can use to Immobilize him. You can also use to repeatedly Knockback Rigom back under Samarogs hitbox.

Your will have its Cooldown reduced by 20% (or you will gain a page if you are in ) when you kill Guldhem and Rigom due to . This means there is absolutely no reason to skill save here.

Deimos

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General Firebrand Tips

Use to Immobilize Prides if they start getting close to Saul. Remember that only one Pride can be alive at a time so Immobilize is much better than killing them.

You can use to provide Aegis to block and/or . This will help you have higher DPS uptime.

Split Phase

You can use and to help CC the Sauls.

There is no reason to skill save during the split phases, so just keep up your rotation as normal. The faster you phase Saul, the faster you are back at Deimos.

Remember to cleave both Saul and Deimos when possible.

Hall of Chains

Soulless Horror

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General Firebrand Tips

Make sure to avoid Pulling in the Tormented Dead with . It will be funny to see but your squad won't be best pleased.

Use to Immobilize the Tormented Dead if you see it walking back to the group.

If you see that your squad is covered in conditions, you can open and use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis followed by Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. Remember that also cleanses conditions!

Breakbar Phase

Use to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

If your group has slow CC then you will want to take instead of .

Dhuum

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General Firebrand Tips

You can very easily tank Dhuum by swapping a piece or two of Ritualist gear to Celestial in order to gain some Toughness. offers you great sustain as well as high Protection uptime.

You can use to provide Aegis if you see a squad member walking in front of Dhuum.

You can dip into if you see one of the Reapers getting low. Healing scales like crazy with the Reapers but make sure to use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis first.

will be up for every . You can use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis to convert the Torment into Might. If you missed anyone, you can use Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery to cleanse them.

10% Phase

You have no movement skills with this build. Make sure you aren't in charge of a button at the last 10%. You can, however, use Epilogue: Unbroken Lines in your to provide your subgroup with Protection! Chapter 1: Unflinching Charge also grants Swiftness.

Mythwright Gambit

Twin Largos

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Nikare

At Nikare you can use to give Aegis and Stability for and respectively.

You can also use and to cleanse the Slow and Chilled from .

Kenut

At Kenut you can use to give Stability to counter . This attack by Kenut hits multiple times and you may still take damage from it even if you block with Aegis.

You can also block , the small AoEs that spawn which apply Torment. If you see the Torment is stacking up, you can open and use Epilogue: Eternal Oasis followed by Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. Remember that also cleanses conditions!

General Firebrand Tips

Whilst all of the previously mentioned mechanics can be countered by your great Tome utility, your tomes won't be up for every attack so you want to be smart when you use them in order to maximize how useful they are.

Breakbar Phase

Use to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

If your group has slow CC then you will want to take instead of , this also has the added benefit of blocking the projectiles from .

Qadim

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General Firebrand Tips

No you did not read that incorrectly, this guide is recommending . The reason for this skill is that most of the Breakbars in this fight last a very short amount of time so offers more CC than in these short windows.

Whilst you want to avoid going in the first two Lamps, you absolutely want to go in the third Lamp as offers perfect utility to deal with the Giants.

You can't do any damage to Qadim when the Breakbar is up. Don't waste your during or just before the Breakbar.

Don't waste any of your big cooldowns on the Pyres. As you make your way back to Qadim you can use to pull the Magma Elementals away from the Lava Elementals.

Don't waste if Qadim is about to phase. You will want to have it up for when you engage the next Legendary Mob.

Breakbar Phase

You want to use instantly whenever you see a Breakbar in order to CC very fast.

After that you can also for extra CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

The Key of Ahdashim

Cardinal Adina

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General Firebrand Tips

You can relatively easily tank Cardinal Adina by swapping a piece or two of Ritualist gear to Celestial in order to gain some Toughness.

You want to make sure that you sidestep the big cone tell attack that Adina casts as it will Knockback you otherwise, it is also possible to use Stability to stop it. You also want to take care when Adina is phasing as the that she places will explode and deal a lot of damage to you.

If you aren't tanking then you probably want to take a pillar as you can run out and drop it on your Scepter set.

Split Phase

In the split phase you can enter and cast a Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark on each Hand in order to protect your entire squad from the Knockbacks from the Hands of Eruption.

Cardinal Sabir

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to swap for as more Breakbar damage is extremely helpful on this fight, also it can block projectiles from the adds near the end of the fight.

Don't waste your burst if the Breakbar Phase is about to start. Your Burning stacks will just tick into Barrier.

You can also use to blink over the shockwave of .

Split Phase

Help break the adds during the split phase with .

Don't waste during the split phase.

Breakbar Phase

Use and to help CC. You can also use Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke, if you are in .

Qadim the Peerless

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General Firebrand Tips

You want to communicate with the Alacrity provider in your subgroup to see which of you will bring Stability to mitigate the Knockback after each Pylon is broken.

Use to help CC the Pylons at the start.

Don't waste if Qadim the Peerless is about to phase.

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