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Exhale.6541Exhale.6541 Member ✭✭

Looking for opinion on my Firebrand build, that i pieced together from several other builds. I know that every build is viable for open world, but e.g. it is easier to play with a Renegade than with a Weaver. Is this build good for open world? If not, what should i change in it?

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  • Lexi.1398Lexi.1398 Member ✭✭✭
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    looks fine to me

    i would probably not use unscathed contender (virtues first row) though- retaliatory subconcious for an extra touch of defense as general use, or master of consecrations when running wall of reflection/purging flames (on a specific fight basis, not general use) simply because unscathed contender is really hard to keep up, that said, there's not a whole lot until expansion maps that makes retaliatory subconcious get any use either.
    personally i'd also run inspiring virtue (virtues second row) because w/ radiance you're gonna get so many tome resets it'll get quite a bit of value, although it's not going to be massive damage because modifiers like that only affect power damage (though cfb does have a fairly large amount of power damage, for a condi build), but absolute resolution is also good- extra cleanse is never a bad thing, especially when its competing traits aren't much better for condi.
    these are things i'd use out of personal preference, so what you're using is fine.

    gear wise it's fine, i wouldn't bother with infusions though- they have such a small effect, even smaller in open world.
    on your sceptre set i would run focus or no offhand (default to torch) over shield myself, focus 4 will proc your justice passive lots and focus 5 is essentially 3 stacks of "aegis" (the effect isn't aegis, but is functionally identical) as comapared to 4s of protection and 1 actual aegis with sheild 4, sheild 5 is a knockback though but i'd take hammer of wisdom before i swap a weapon out for CC. torch is better for damage than either of those, but focus is a nice in between of damage / defense IMO.

    and i'd swap retreat for stand your ground as a default, swiftness has no value in a world full of mounts (except in personal story) and SYG is a stun break + stability, every open world build needs a bit of stun break.

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  • ASP.8093ASP.8093 Member ✭✭✭

    Looks very similar to the standard Condition Firebrand build, just trading ~25% crit chance and a minor amount of Power for 7k more hp. Which is not a bad place to be, in Open World stuff.

    My main concern is your Grieving items' Ferocity stat seems kinda wasted, since your best-case crit chance with your buffs going (Fury + Radiant Power) is like ~45%.

    Also, for easy and safe open-worlding, you really want at least one easily-accessible stun break. Replace Retreat or Signet of Courage, imo.

  • Exhale.6541Exhale.6541 Member ✭✭

    @ASP.8093 said:
    Looks very similar to the standard Condition Firebrand build, just trading ~25% crit chance and a minor amount of Power for 7k more hp. Which is not a bad place to be, in Open World stuff.

    My main concern is your Grieving items' Ferocity stat seems kinda wasted, since your best-case crit chance with your buffs going (Fury + Radiant Power) is like ~45%.

    Also, for easy and safe open-worlding, you really want at least one easily-accessible stun break. Replace Retreat or Signet of Courage, imo.

    What should i use instead of Grieving in those slots? And if i will go with full ascended should i still use Carrion or go with Viper?

  • frareanselm.1925frareanselm.1925 Member ✭✭✭

    Most of the damage comes from burn. And with grieving youre losing raw condition damage which is very important after you maxed condi duration.
    You wont achieve a decent crit chance with only 4 griever items. So Is better to switch them for sinister or carrion.

  • Xtrada.4281Xtrada.4281 Member
    edited June 4, 2020

    I am currently using something similar to your setup, however I have mixed Carrion and Sinister across my equipments.

    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PWCBc+t7lRweYVMImJWyWavaA-zxQYLlgRK7HV4wIpq6SVnTAAA-e
    I do a bit of swap in between (Virtues) Retaliatory Subconscious & Master of Concentration when I swapped Mantra of Potence with Consecration skills like Purging Flames/Wall of Reflection. I sometimes do swap Absolute Resolution to Inspiring Virtues for the 10% Damage (Does this effect Condi damage?)

    I do sometimes bring this to Fractals as well whenever Quickbrand is not needed from me.