GW2. Best Open World Build. Celestial Firebrand. Guardian PvE.
Last Update: October 2023
The Celestial Firebrand is the most versatile build and can perform pretty well as solo or with a group. With a wide array of tools it allows you to share many boons (including permanent quickness), healing and inflict high hybrid damage while having a very decent self sustain.
With the new changes to Firebrand, you can access the tomes as you need them. You are required now more than ever to know and remember what each skill do, and decide “on the fly” how to react to situations. Due to the trait Swift Scholar you want to use three skills on each tome before leaving, in order to gain a free one back, for this purpose you want to wait until you have at least 3 pages before using a tome, unless you need to access it before as emergency (for example Skill #4 in F3 Tome for stunbreaker).
Most of the time you want to use the F1 Tome to do damage, but in some situations you might need the others, so basically use the tomes as 3 skills combos, some examples:
- F1 Tome: 5 > 4 > 2
- F2 Tome: 4 > 3 > 2/1
- F3 Tome: Use only one skill due to their high costs
Axe and Torch is the main weapon set for this build, the priority is to use Torch 4 whenever, then the 2 symbol and 3/5 to fill in the gaps.
Use the mantras off cooldown for permanent burning and quickness. Greatsword is a secondary weapon as utility, useful to pull and cleave groups of enemies.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Secondary Weapon Set
- Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
- Rune: for more burning instead mobility
- Sigil: instead of Cleansing
- Relic: for more sustain
|Axe / Torch||Heal / Utility / Elite|
- Utility: instead Mantra of Flame
- Utility: for more CC
- Utility: for extra reflects
- Elite: for more stun breaks
- Elite: for better quickness uptime
- Firebrand: for extra tome pages
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