I have seen recently the posts of Ragnar and RisenHowl, and really admired how they manage to twist their firebrands into warmachines (so kudos to them ).
these videos gave me the willingness to play my good ol' guardian again.
Before I post the build, I am aware that Firebrand is more of a condi class due to its high burn capability with ToJ.
Running power is therefore not optimised to the class's very original design.
While I like DH, I find overall the traps rather... well.. cluncky and not that fun to play (especially in WvW). sure, we can play DH without traps but I looooove quickbrand
I tried to build according to the following goals:
The idea is to be able to put pressure on enemies with quick damages while supporting at the same time allies around you.
retaliation is easy to come by and the fury from sword adds up to close to 80% of crit. (quite lower as full zerker).
the build proposes a vast pool of HP and of armor ensuring that you wont be as fragile as a full glass canon.
Overall I consider this build more of a +1 than a real roamer.
I am having a blast with it and am slowly learning how to survive / kill / support.
I believe we can safely predict that this build will never be meta.
Feel free to comment about weapons / traits / gear
If possible I would like you to propose some comments that go in the line of the build (nothing like "n00b, play m3t4!" --> worry not, I also play meta )
have a nice day !