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    Booster Firebrand
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    Open World
    Offensive Support
    Booster build icon Booster build

    Armor

    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
    Celestial HelmSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
    Celestial ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
    Celestial ChestSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
    Celestial GlovesSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Firebrand icon
    Celestial LegsSuperior Rune of the Firebrand
    Celestial 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 Smoldering icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon
    Celestial StaffSuperior Sigil of SmolderingSuperior Sigil of Transference

    Trinkets

    Celestial icon
    Celestial Backpiece
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Accessory
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Accessory
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Amulet
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Ring
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Utility Skills

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    Target Stats

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    Booster Firebrand is a great, beginner-friendly offensive support for open-world. 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 crafted or purchased directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the Firebrand. Specifically, this build provides excellent boons, and can swap seamlessly between full healer, hybrid support, or even solid damage, functioning well in solo and group content.

    Build Fundamentals

    The Booster Firebrand seamlessly combines condition damage with the ability to support allies with sustained healing, , , , , and while using and burst healing when required.

    Boon Application

    Boon application is fairly straightforward: Use Potent Haste and "Feel My Wrath!" as often as possible and Restoring Reprieve about every 10 seconds to upkeep , and some . Symbol of Vengeance and "Feel My Wrath!" provide , while "Feel My Wrath!" maximizes uptime.

    Damage

    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. Booster Firebrand also gets 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 to use Symbol of Swiftness and Empower for and 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.

    Support

    Remember that although doing damage is great, supporting your allies will sometimes require you to stop doing your damage rotation to help them out! 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, simply activate Tome of Resolve and for additional , and projectile reflect use Tome of Courage!

    Where possible, use 3 pages in a row in a Tome – especially Tome of Justice and Tome of Resolve, as this will cause Swift Scholar to refund a page for great value. For this reason, you may want to have at least 3 available pages before entering a Tome!

    This build has a lot of passive sustain to keep you and your team sustained even without Tomes. Your Dodge 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!

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    If you don’t need any , swap out "Stand Your Ground!" for some other utility such as 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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