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Condition Firebrand

Squad
Dps

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of Balthazar
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of Balthazar icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of Balthazar

Weapons & Sigils

Axe icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Viper's AxeSuperior Sigil of Torment
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Geomancy icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Geomancy

Trinkets

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

Food

Peppered Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Peppered Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

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This build provides good dps and a lot of support for your group by sharing Aegis, Stability, and Epilogue: Eternal Oasis in Tome of Resolve. Rotation is very forgiving, and on top of that, you have access to multiple utilities that can help you survive and support your group. This makes Condition Firebrand favored pick by new players and in learning environments.

The Optimized variant of this build is built around maxing out your Condition Damage and Experise, while Universal variant aims to reuse popular Viper’s gear often used by other builds, like Condition Willbender or Condition Quickness Firebrand.

Build Fundamentals

The cooldown on your Tome of Justice can get reduced by killing enemies due to Renewed Justice, if this happens you need to adjust your rotation accordingly. Try to place Symbol of Vengeance or Symbol of Punishment before entering Tome of Justice again.

All your mantras have no cast time so you can use them while casting other skills without interrupting them.

Important Notes

Use Mantra of Flame off cooldown.

Finishing your auto-attack chains is very important as Searing Slash deals very high damage compared to previous parts of the chain.

You shouldn’t use Zealot's Flame / Zealot's Fire as soon as it’s off cooldown. Wait until you get proc from Radiant Fire so you can pair both charges together and you don’t accidentally waste the proc while in Tome of Justice.

You can use Renewed Focus for 3-second invulnerability and reset all your tomes if you finish the cast. This will not reset the cooldown of the tome you currently have open so make sure to close it before or during the cast of Renewed Focus.
Note: If you know the encounter well, you can time the use of Renewed Focus to ignore some mechanics and reduce your dps downtime.

Group support

Because you are a DPS player, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your F2 and F3 tomes, because you have access to multiple valuable utilities you can help the group tremendously in some dangerous situations.

For example, using Epilogue: Eternal Oasis in Tome of Resolve will increase your party’s incoming healing by 33% and will convert conditions to boons, use it to counter high damage pressure, and cleanse conditions on your party members if necessary. You can follow with Chapter 2:Igniting Burst while in this time for even more condition cleansing.

Use Tome of Courage for Stability and damage reduction but be aware of using Epilogue: Unbroken Lines if the tank is in another subgroup and is using low toughness as you increase the Toughness of your party. Epilogue: Unbroken Lines will grant Stability Aegis Protection, making it the strongest skill in this tome, but you can provide additional Stability with Chapter 1:Unflinching Charge and if needed, reflects with Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Utility Skills

You can replace Signet of Wrath or Mantra of Flame with:

You can replace Renewed Focus with "Feel My Wrath!" if your party lacks Quickness or Fury.

Traits

You can replace Archivist of Whispers for Liberator's Vow if your party needs more Quickness but you will need to follow same rotation as Condition Quickness Firebrand “5 page” as you will only have 5 pages in your tomes instead of 8.

If your party has very low Alacrity uptime or Renewed Justice resets cooldown of your Tome of Justice often, you can swap Archivist of Whispers for Unrelenting Criticism. If you decide to use Unrelenting Criticism, you need to follow “5 page”  rotation as well.

Armor

Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Renegade
Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of the Renegade icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Renegade

Weapons & Sigils

Axe icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Viper's AxeSuperior Sigil of Smoldering
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Smoldering icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Smoldering

Trinkets

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

Food

Fishy Rice Bowl icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Fishy Rice Bowl Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon Expertise WvW Infusion icon
10xMalign Infusion 8xExpertise Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

This build provides good dps and a lot of support for your group by sharing Aegis, Stability, and Epilogue: Eternal Oasis in Tome of Resolve. Rotation is very forgiving, and on top of that, you have access to multiple utilities that can help you survive and support your group. This makes Condition Firebrand favored pick by new players and in learning environments.

The Optimized variant of this build is built around maxing out your Condition Damage and Experise, while Universal variant aims to reuse popular Viper’s gear often used by other builds, like Condition Willbender or Condition Quickness Firebrand.

Build Fundamentals

The cooldown on your Tome of Justice can get reduced by killing enemies due to Renewed Justice, if this happens you need to adjust your rotation accordingly. Try to place Symbol of Vengeance or Symbol of Punishment before entering Tome of Justice again.

All your mantras have no cast time so you can use them while casting other skills without interrupting them.

Important Notes

Use Mantra of Flame off cooldown.

Finishing your auto-attack chains is very important as Searing Slash deals very high damage compared to previous parts of the chain.

You shouldn’t use Zealot's Flame / Zealot's Fire as soon as it’s off cooldown. Wait until you get proc from Radiant Fire so you can pair both charges together and you don’t accidentally waste the proc while in Tome of Justice.

You can use Renewed Focus for 3-second invulnerability and reset all your tomes if you finish the cast. This will not reset the cooldown of the tome you currently have open so make sure to close it before or during the cast of Renewed Focus.
Note: If you know the encounter well, you can time the use of Renewed Focus to ignore some mechanics and reduce your dps downtime.

Group support

Because you are a DPS player, it doesn’t mean you should ignore your F2 and F3 tomes, because you have access to multiple valuable utilities you can help the group tremendously in some dangerous situations.

For example, using Epilogue: Eternal Oasis in Tome of Resolve will increase your party’s incoming healing by 33% and will convert conditions to boons, use it to counter high damage pressure, and cleanse conditions on your party members if necessary. You can follow with Chapter 2:Igniting Burst while in this time for even more condition cleansing.

Use Tome of Courage for Stability and damage reduction but be aware of using Epilogue: Unbroken Lines if the tank is in another subgroup and is using low toughness as you increase the Toughness of your party. Epilogue: Unbroken Lines will grant Stability Aegis Protection, making it the strongest skill in this tome, but you can provide additional Stability with Chapter 1:Unflinching Charge and if needed, reflects with Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Utility Skills

You can replace Signet of Wrath or Mantra of Flame with:

You can replace Renewed Focus with "Feel My Wrath!" if your party lacks Quickness or Fury.

Traits

You can replace Archivist of Whispers for Liberator's Vow if your party needs more Quickness but you will need to follow same rotation as Condition Quickness Firebrand “5 page” as you will only have 5 pages in your tomes instead of 8.

If your party has very low Alacrity uptime or Renewed Justice resets cooldown of your Tome of Justice often, you can swap Archivist of Whispers for Unrelenting Criticism. If you decide to use Unrelenting Criticism, you need to follow “5 page”  rotation as well.

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