Hey everyone. Been out of the game for about 3 years now and have finally come back. I used to play a Mesmer but I have forgotten everything about it, so I am leveling a new character from scratch; no boosts. Going with Guardian this time. I'm nowhere near having to choose an elite spec yet but I just wanna get some advice for when I do get there. From doing a lot of research (google'search) I am leaning towards wanting to play firebrand. I know I can play both but it's gonna take me quite a long time to build even my first ascended set, so I need to get this sorted.
Firebrand, yes. I also wanna play power not condition but keep hearing that FB is better for condi but then I sometimes saw in random comments that power FB is great.
Once I get there I will be wanting to be viable for open world, fractals (low level at first of course) and raids. So my question: Can power FB be used in all three efficiently or do I need to go condi? If so, power DH works well in all three?
To be honest, the more I look into things the more stressed I get since there doesn't seem to be any easy linear path. I just wanna have fun in all game types.
Let me know. You should all have a lot more experience than my random google searching.
Edit: To clarify, it's the whole wanting jack-of-all trades type thing. It is gonna take me ages to make my first ascended set let alone a second. So I want the first one to be viable in all content types. I hear Condi builds aren't welcome in fractals which is why I was looking at power but still FB as they seem the coolest to me.