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General Gameplay Tips

General Tips

Important - Your base Toughness is 1250 due to .

You produce Fury from that pulses 1.5 seconds each pulse for four pulses.

You can use to pull adds ontop of a boss. This works extremely well at Slothasor as the adds also reset your . Take care when using at Vale Guardian as you wouldn't want to "accidentally" pull in Seekers to the group.

Don't use your combo off Cooldown. Make sure you wait for to trigger so you can use from the trait and then use the normal skill . This is to make sure and are always paired and doesn't trigger while you have your equipped.

Always prepare your before you start an encounter. Use your as soon as the ammo count recharges. Never use all three charges, unless there is about to be a phase, as you will have to prepare the Mantra again.

can be used to give yourself and your subgroup Aegis. will also give your subgroup Quickness due to which gives Quickness when you use your heal skill.

You have a two second Immobilize with when you are on your Scepter set.

Fireband Specific Mechanics

Tome of Justice

During some encounters the minor trait, in Radiance, can reset the Cooldown of . If this happens, you should place a or before going into your . This will happen on the following encounters:

Don't worry about waiting to swap to Scepter to use if it resets. Just use it while on your Axe set instead of delaying.

Tome of Resolve

While ideally you would not want to enter , it acts as a great safety net for higher pressure situations or topping off ally’s health pools before boss phases.

You have not only access to moderate group heals and condition cleanse, but access to the unique buff Epilogue Eternal Oasis which can increase your subgroup’s outgoing healing by 33%. If your group is struggling with survival, keeping your Firebrand and healer together can be a great combo for group sustain

Here are some great examples of when you could use :

Tome of Courage

Much like ideally you would not want to enter , but again it acts as a great safety net for high pressure situations where Aegis, Stability, Reflects, or Resistance may be needed.

Remember that Epilogue Unbroken Lines grants + 300 Toughness, stacked with you very well could become the accidental tank so use with caution!

Here are some great examples of when you could use :

Playing with a Support Chronomancer

The presence of a Support Chronomancer in your squad allows you to go much more offensive.

You can run the following traits in the Firebrand Trait Line:

You can also take instead of .

You are not required to produce as much Quickness due to the Support Chronomancer being able to extend boons on your entire squad with and .

Utility Skills & Variations

Utility Skills

is a self heal and it provides Aegis to you and your subgroup. will also give your subgroup Quickness due to which gives Quickness when you use your heal skill.

is an AoE skills that applies Burning. Use it off Cooldown but never use the final charge. Only use the final charge if the boss is about to die and you won't get off another use.

blasts a cone AoE in the direction you are facing. This AoE provides Quickness and Might.

is a flat + 180 Condition Damage. Never use the active of this skill as all it provides is Immobilize.

provides Quickness and Fury to your subgroup. Make sure to use as soon as you engage a boss, but after the boon strip.

Utility Variations

The first utility you should drop is .

can be taken if you need to reflect any projectiles.

can be taken to provide Vulnerability.

can be a great option for providing Stability to your entire squad. If timed correctly, you can also line it up with to give your entire squad Quickness.

can be taken if you are slacking on CC.

Traits & Variations

Traits in the Radiance Trait Line

causes you to gain + 80 Precision and + 80 Power when wielding a one-handed weapon. This will also apply when you use your .

will cause your to be fully recharged when you kill an enemy. This will only trigger if that enemy rewards you with XP when it dies. Check the section above to see which enemies trigger this trait.

causes your Torch skills to gain a reduced recharge of 20% and for the conditions they apply to be increased in duration by 20%. You also have a chance to gain access to when you critically hit a foe. You should wait for this trait to trigger, i.e. get access to , before you use your own combo.

is a flat 10% increase in your Critical Chance when attacking a foe that suffers from Burning. This trait will always be in effect as you pump out so much Burning. and boost your Critical Chance by a lot and will ensure that you basically trigger off Cooldown.

causes your Burning to do an extra 15% damage. It also causes the Burning you apply through the passive from to last 20% longer.

Traits in the Firebrand Trait Line

will grant your subgroup Quickness whenever you use . This trait has a seven second Cooldown.

grants your subgroup Quickness whenever you apply Aegis or Stability. This trait has a seven second Cooldown.

grants you + 250 Condition Damage when under the effects of Quickness. It also, however, grants you + 250 Toughness. Make sure your Support Chronomancer has over 1250 Toughness.

reduces the recharged of your Tome skills by 33%. It also allows you to retain the passive effects of the Tomes when you use them. This means that your skills have a 33% reduced Cooldown and will continue to apply Burning to foes every three attacks even when on Cooldown.

Trait Variations

While on paper is going to be generating more Quickness uptime, creates more frequent, larger radius, Quickness applications at the cost of need ~12% more Boon Duration.

On more golem-like encounters where players remain stacked will probably be your go to trait, while on more hectic encounters where players may be leaving and coming back for mechanics frequently, such as Dhuum or Matthias, will greatly pull ahead in terms of uptimes.

Breakbars


Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian 22,021,440 687 140 2,000

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 and . If you are in your , you can use Chapter 3 Heated Rebuke.

Only use your during the main phase. Don't waste it during the split phase.

You can dip into your and use Epilogue Eternal Oasis before each main 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 reset when you kill the Red Guardian due to . This means there is absolutely no reason to skill save here.

Gorseval the Multifarious 21,628,200 1,374 250 4,500

Power Quickness Firebrand is a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Power Quickness Firebrand Guide to see what we recommend.

Sabetha the Saboteur 34,015,256 1,374 48

General Firebrand Tips

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

The Bandit Sappers will reset your due to . They spawn every 30 seconds, but you will need to hit them at least once before they die in order for to trigger. An easy solution is for you to use to Pull them into the stack.

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

Use often to give your allies Aegis to prevent unlucky Knockbacks into the Flame Wall or cannon shots.

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 18,973,828 1,374 360 4,000

General Firebrand Tips

You can place on Slothasor before he turns hostile to give him Swiftness. This way he will approach your team a lot faster.

Killing a Slubling will reset your so make sure you keep an eye on its Cooldown.

If your Support Chronomancers are not Pulling in Slublings efficiently, you can use to help Pull them 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 use Chapter 4 Stalwart Stand in your to provide Resistance to your subgroup. You can then swap to and use Chapter 2 Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. If you still see more conditions, you can use .

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

After each Breakbar Phase, Slothasor will Fear your squad. You can use to provide Aegis for your subgroup to prevent the Fear.

Matthias Gabrel 25,953,840 1,374 140 2,500

General Firebrand Tips

If worst comes to worst, you can act as the main reflect at Matthias. You can do this by dropping for . 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.

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

Use when Matthias uses . This will provide people with Aegis if they forget to Dodge.

You can dip into your and use Epilogue Eternal Oasis if you see your subgroup getting low. This will help your subgroup gain additional healing.

You can also go into your . You can use Epilogue Unbroken Lines to provide Protection which will help with the pressure. You can also use Chapter 4 Stalwart Stand in your to provide Resistance to your subgroup.

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 to help CC.


Stronghold of the Faithful

Keep Construct 55,053,600 687 200 3,500

Power Quickness Firebrand is a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Power Quickness Firebrand Guide to see what we recommend.

Xera 22,611,300 1,374 48 2,000

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 use Chapter 4 Stalwart Stand in your to provide Resistance to your subgroup. You can then swap to and use Chapter 2 Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. If you still see more conditions, you can use .

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

Hold onto your if players are about to be teleported during the second phase. Use it as they come back from the split phase.

Breakbar Phase

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


Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn the Indomitable 19,999,998 1,374 200

General Firebrand Tips

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

You can give yourself Aegis with to prevent the teleport from .

Save for when a green spawns. This will provide Stability for your entire squad to enable you all to avoid going into the green.

Mursaat Overseer 22,021,440 1,374 160

General Firebrand Tips

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

Use to remove Slow after the Jade Knights explode.

Samarog 29,493,000 1,374 420 4,500

Power Quickness Firebrand is a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Power Quickness Firebrand Guide to see what we recommend.

Deimos 35,981,456 1,374 140

General Firebrand Tips

Try to sync up Unnatural Signet and your . This will buff your DPS classes to Narnia.

You can block with Aegis. You can use this to your advantage by continuing DPS on Deimos and ignoring the central bubble of protection. If you block with Aegis you will take some ticking damage for a few seconds afterwards.

You can share Aegis with to your subgroup. This will allow you to block and .

Use to Immobilize the Prides to stop them from damaging Saul.

Try to cleave Saul and Deimos at the same time. This will help you trigger more frequently.

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 35,391,600 1,374 160 3,000

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.

You can use to provide Aegis for and .

If you see that your squad is covered in conditions, you can use Chapter 4 Stalwart Stand in your to provide Resistance to your subgroup. You can then swap to and use Chapter 2 Radiant Recovery to cleanse those conditions. If you still see more conditions, you can use .

Breakbar Phase

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

Dhuum 32,000,000 1,374 400

General Firebrand Tips

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 to cleanse them.

You can 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!

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


Mythwright Gambit

Conjured Amalgamate

Power Quickness Firebrand is a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Power Quickness Firebrand Guide to see what we recommend.

Twin Largos

Support Chronomancer functions a lot better at this encounter due to the long splits. Check out our Support Chronomancer Guide to see what we recommend.

Qadim 19,268,760 1,374 240

Support Chronomancer functions a lot better at this encounter due to the requirement for . Check out our Support Chronomancer Guide to see what we recommend.

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