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Booster Firebrand
August 2022

Open World
Offensive support
Booster build icon Booster build

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial HelmSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial ChestSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial GlovesSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial LegsSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
Celestial BootsSuperior Rune of the Firebrand

Weapons & Sigils

Axe icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Celestial AxeSuperior Sigil of Smoldering
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Celestial TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Staff icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Celestial StaffSuperior Sigil of Transference Superior Sigil of Smoldering

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Celestial Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Celestial Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Celestial Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Celestial Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Celestial Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Celestial Ring

Utility Skills

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This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the firebrand. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide excellent boons, and swap between full healer, hybrid support, or even solid damage. Functions well for solo and group content.

Build Fundamentals

The purpose of this build is to support allies with sustained healing, Protection, Fury, Might, Swiftness, and Quickness while using Stability and burst healing when required.

Boon application is fairly straightforward, use Mantra of Potence and "Feel My Wrath!" as often as possible and Mantra of Solace about every 10 seconds to upkeep Quickness, Protection, and Fury, don’t burn all of your Mantra of Solace charges in case you need to heal yourself!

To deal damage, use Purging Flames as often as possible and then rotate between Axe/Torch and Staff. Key skills on the Axe set are Symbol of Vengeance, Blazing Edge, Zealot's Flame , and finishing auto-attack chains – the final attack Searing Slash is very strong!

Note:  Zealot's Flame has a flip skill;Zealot's Fire. This ability does massive damage so make sure to use it. You’ll also get an extra ‘free’ use of Zealot's Fire about every 10 seconds from Radiant Fire which gives you a charge of Zealot's Fire when you critically strike, this means you’ll often be able to use Zealot's Fire twice in a row without waiting for the cooldown of Zealot's Flame!

After using all of those abilities swap to Staff, while using staff you’ll want to use Symbol of Swiftness and Empower before activating Tome of Justice.

While in Tome of Justice, use abilities roughly in this order:

After leaving Tome of Justice, use any staff skills you need to, and then swap back to Axe/Torch as soon as you can.

Remember that although doing damage is great, supporting your allies will sometimes require you to stop doing your damage rotation to help them out! If you need to heal or use defensive abilities then prioritize that over attacking! Additionally, the ability usage described above is just a foundation to build around. All of your skills have their usages whether that is additional ranged burst healing from Holy Strike or cleansing conditions while dealing damage with Cleansing Flame. Read all of your abilities so you know what they do and use them when the need arises!

For massive burst healing and condition removal, activate Tome of Resolve and for additional Stability, Protection and projectile reflect use Tome of Courage! Be careful not to waste these two tomes – they are extremely powerful but have long cooldowns.

This build has a lot of passive sustain to keep you and your team sustained even without tomes. Your dodge roll will heal in an area because of Selfless Daring and symbols also heal allies standing in them every second thanks to Writ of Persistence. This means you can use dodge rolls and symbols to sustain you and your team instead of just for damage and evasion respectively! Be careful with burning too many dodges though as not having an evade when needed can quickly lead to your doom!

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Alternatives

If you don’t need any Stability, swap out "Stand Your Ground!" for some other utility such as Aegis from "Advance!", more healing from Bow of Truth, or massive defiance bar damage from Sanctuary. If you need stability and additional utility, replace Purging Flames with whatever you need and keep "Stand Your Ground!"

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