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What is the SIMPLEST (but effective/wanted) Firebrand Build for Fractals/PvE?

Vicorice.9258Vicorice.9258 Member
edited June 9, 2020 in Guardian

Hello! I'm pretty new to GW2 and been loving firebrand (aesthetically AND through playing mostly a power build for open world n story content) - but am interested in getting into fractals/casual group PvE.

I like the idea of power, condi or heal/support FB and have been looking at metabattle builds for all types - my only question is which in your opinion is simplest or most straightforward to play? Especially for a newbie who can only casually drop in a few times a week.

Thanks! :>


  • jan.7915jan.7915 Member ✭✭
    edited June 9, 2020

    This is firebrand with power gear. If you can get trailblazer "easily" and wnat to solo things that you are not supposed to solo use the condi firebrand:

    This is fractals "meta" as in top tier best you could use for even spead clears. its using power. https://discretize.eu/builds/guardian/hybrid-firebrand
    For raids i believe that somebody said a cpl of days ago (i am only playing gw2 again for 2weeks after a break) that a mixture of traiblazer and vipers (ascended ofc) is a really good raid build too and generally viable even for fractals. For raids its viper and the second dps stat option for condi that i forgot the name of.

    So, do what you do because you like to do it. Both works, harrier exotics get u through open world no problem if you really want to play condi but getting that cheap power build fully ascended first opens you the door to fractals earlier.

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2020

    Minstrel heal FB

    It's like the garbage DPS of harrier except you don't die to random fractal mechanics. Even Rheyo from FoTM guild uses it.

    Also works great for Boneskinner.