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Firebrand Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Build. Celestial Firebrand. Guardian PvE 2022.


Last Update: December 2022


Overview

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.


Difficulty

40%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Celestial
Shoulders
Celestial
Coat
Celestial
Gloves
Celestial
Leggings
Celestial
Boots
Celestial

Primary Weapon Set

Axe
Celestial
Torch
Celestial

Secondary Weapon Set

Greatsword
Celestial

ItemStat
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Weapon: instead Greatsword
  • Sigil: instead cleansing
  • Food: cheap with magic find
  • Utility Food: cheap with magic find

Skills

Axe / TorchHeal / Utility / Elite
Greatsword

Alternatives

  • Utility: instead Mantra of Flame
  • Utility: for more CC
  • Utility: for extra reflects
  • Elite: for more stun breaks
  • Elite: for better quickness uptime

Traits


Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.


8 Comments

  1. Hi, what orange equipment can be used instead of celestial, I’m new to GW2 and can’t have celestial gear yet, thank you!

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