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Support Firebrand

Support

Firebrand

Overview

Support Firebrand provides powerful healing, condition cleansing, and boons to allies. You play an important role to maintain sustainability of your team. The purpose of this build is to provide maximum support to allies via Aegis , Might , Protection , Regeneration , Retaliation , Stability , Quickness , healing, condition cleansing, and crowd controls.

You heal allies by dodging, by giving Aegis , from your utility skills and tomes. You also provide constant healing and optional burst healing when required.

As a Firebrand , your virtues becomes tomes:

  • Tome of Justice is mainly used for Burning pressures and crowd control.
  • Tome of Resolve provides burst healing, condition cleansing, and water field.
  • Tome of Courage is the primary way to protect your party with Aegis , Protection , Resistance , Stability , and reflection.
Survivability
Good
Damage
Try Your Best
Healing
Burst
Condition Cleansing
Brust
Boon Striping
Inefficient
Team Support
Enemy Pressure
Credit YangJieShiou.3859
Updated 2021 / 02 / 17
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Build

Guide

Settings
  • Under "General Options" / "User Interface" check "Always show squad health bars" and "Always show party health bars". This will make it much easier to keep track of who needs support. Besides, you can also check "Thick squad health bars" or "Thick party health bars" but they are up to your personal preference
  • Under "Squad Options" uncheck "View as a grid". This will allow you keep track of your allies' boons, conditions, and health, enabling a better decision-making and skill management.
The Core of Build

The core of this build consists of Firebrand specialization which grants you access to powerful boon support, Pure of Heart trait which is your primary healing source via Aegis , and Battle Presence which shares your Virtue of Resolve passive to allies to constant healing.

The Firebrand specialization brings you Tome of Resolve and Tome of Courage . Both of them bring new skill sets which grant you access to an extremely powerful boon support, healing, and condition cleansing as well as unique buff for your alles. It's fundamental to know when to enter and stow a tome, how to support while a tome is on cooldown.

Pure of Heart is your primary trait to keep your allies' health. It will heal if your Aegis blocks an attack. One source of Aegis comes from your Mantra of Solace and sometimes your Mace. The Honor specialization also brings you Selfless Daring which heals your allies when you dodge roll.

Battle Presence share your Virtue of Resolve passive to allies which is a health regeneration. Coupled with Purity of Body , your Virtue of Resolve passive can also regenerate endurance. With Loremaster , you retain Virtue of Resolve and Virtue of Courage passives even they are on cooldown.

Aegis

Your primary healing comes from Aegis which is synergetic with Pure of Heart .

Healing

One of important purposes is to maintain allies' sustainability. Your Virtue of Resolve passive is shared to allies because of Battle Presence .

Virtues

Virtues are fundamental to play Firebrand , most of your healing, boon support, and condition cleansing are depends on virtues.

Tomes

Your Tome of Justice brings you Burning pressure; however, you should notice your Burning will be Aegis if opponent convert them.

Your Tome of Resolve brings you instant and continual healing to allies.

Your Tome of Courage brings you strong Aegis and Resistance for your allies.

Skills

"Stand Your Ground!" is an immensely strong in group fight and provides 5 stacks of Stability with considerable duration for your party. This is your main and most important source of group Stability . Don't use "Stand Your Ground!" as a stunbreak unless it's absolutely necessary; you can use Mantra of Liberation as your stunbreak instead.

Besides "Stand Your Ground!" , most your skills are mantras, and they have reduced recharge time. Mantras from Firebrand have powerful "final charge" which grant powerful effects, but you have to re-cast them after cooldown. Think twice before using the final charge.

Mantra of Solace is your healing skill and grant Aegis to allies. Restoring Reprieve only heals yourself and the final charge Rejuvenating Respite heals yourself more.

Mantra of Lore is your on demand AoE condition cleansing, and it also grants allies Regeneration . Use Opening Passage whenever condition cleansing is required. The final charge Clarified Conclusion is only used when you have no access to other condition cleansing and being heavily condition pressured.

Mantra of Liberation is your on-demand stunbreak and grants Stability to allies. You can use Portent of Freedom whenever maintaining Stability or stunbreak is necessary. We recommend to use Portent of Freedom over "Stand Your Ground!" when you are not sure if enemy is going to push or just fake push; also when we just committing a small and ranged skirmish. The final charge Unhindered Delivery is similar to "Stand Your Ground!" , but mainly used when you have no access to other Stability sources or need a stunbreak instantly.

Signet of Mercy can be a savior if you cast it well at right mate. Coordinated the usage with your team to save whom stunned, pulled, or downed during regrouping.

Staff

Your Empower is a good opening skill to stack Might; Line of Warding is a strong crowd control and can be used as offensive and defensive skill.

Mace / Shield

The Mace / Shield can be a defensive weapon set.

Playstyles

In party, you should provide your unique support and avoid overlapping skills with your teammates. If you are paired with Support Scrapper or Support Tempest , all provide healing but only you provide a large amount of Stability . Thus you should prioritize your Stability and fill the gap of healing for your teammate.

Variants
Weapons
  • If your change Mace with another weapon, remember to swap Invigorated Bulwark with Protector's Restoration .
  • Swap Mace with Axe to bring more crowd control at the cost of a powerful block and boon support.
  • Swap Mace with Scepter to bring single target Immobile .
Traits
Skills
Runes
Sigils