first off, the following post(s) is NOT suited for speedclears. So please refrain from posting how one could optimize this or that to get more dps out of it at the cost of (in your eyes unnecessary) survivability. The whole point of this post is to offer said survivability to lfg squads and low to mid tier statics (Though I did include a suicide comp )
Ive decided to make this post in the hopes of making the fb/ren comp more accepted, more common, in lfg pug raids. Atm theres quite a lot of reservations towards it still, and Im hoping to give the more casual raiding community insight into this comp. Yes.. including builds with explanations how to play them
First off, here's a (not conclusive) list of things that make this comp superior to 2 chrono, 1 druid, 1 healer comp being run by most lfg squads:
And here's a list of things you will miss/have to consider when running fb/ren:
So, how to play this comp? Overall, not much changes tbh. Personally Id let the harrier renegade tank because he has with staff3 a quite similar block to chrono sword2. But one of the firebrands can also quite easily take over tanking.
The biggest "new" mechanics to get used to are the tablet and mantras. Ive found that most players learn quite quickly that when the tablet comes rushing they shouldnt run away from it to get the big heal from it, but it is something that will take a bit of time getting used to. Mantras are imo more difficult to get everyone accustomed to. Because of the cone shape it is very important that your firebrands stand furthest away from boss (or in front of boss) so they can hit the most players with their cone skills. It also means that your dps players need to stack behind the boss properly. This sounds like a lot of work, but Ive noticed that most players learn quite fast where to stand for healing/boons, so it really shouldnt be that big of an issue. But it is something to watch out for, and correct/point out if necessary.