A harrier's firebrand (or really anything that's not a minstrel firebrand) lacks the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to bursts. This Firebrand build is a meta damage variant of the Guardian with around 23.3k DPS on small hitboxes. Heal Firebrand provides a large variety of boons, healing and utility.. This build is very common in PuGs. You have to do a lot of reads, trade bursts and make good use of your cc/blocks to survive which is not easy to do and even when performed at the top level it still falls short of core guard or DH. List of firebrand skills  See also: List of guardian skills Profession mechanic . A detailed guide on the Firebrand in Guild Wars 2. Greatsword Firebrand Roaming Build. Crappy, but very funny build. My Firebrand. Overview. Thanks heaps all! GW2. Maybe it would make more with radiance. You heal by dodging, by giving Aegis, from your Symbols, utilities, tomes and more. This build, by doing only auto-attack with the hammer and occasionally pressing the mantra buttons can provide party wide 100% quickness and protection uptime, and 16~22 stacks of might along with some minor heals, all the while maintain 24 stacks of vulnerability on all enemies standing on your symbols. Altruistic Healing, Leap of Faith, and the might on critical food all scale up in larger fights to help you sustain while playing aggressively. It is part of a composition called PuG meta, you can read more about it here.We recommend to play Heal Renegade for statics who are starting out and know the mechanics (after around 9000-15000+ ).This recommendation is because Firebrand can deal way more damage than Renegade (Leading to higher group DPS). Plus I can't wait to see what other people have or will come up with for the Firebrand. Both, no matter if run based on power or condi starts, are based in the same concept: spam the Sword of Justice and the Tome of Justice AoE attacks and pray for enemy deaths to proc the Renewed Justice trait. Their passive effects are identical to virtues, but using a tome replaces your weapon skills and gives you a certain amount of skill uses ("pages") before the tome disappears. BTW all if you could please check out my Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire YouTube video, it is a general overview and discussion about the nine new elite specialisations. That build (and the one from Wooden Potatoes, which has some similarities) aren'r really a good "solo" Firebrand builds. This build produces permanent Quickness, Regeneration and Fury.It is possible to drop down to ~70% Boon Duration and still keep permanent Quickness and Regeneration.. Aside from the boons, this build heals a lot. Now, a Zeal/Radiance/Virtues core Guardian burn build will fall in the “glass cannon” category and will find some limitations in PvP. The Greatsword Firebrand is a great frontliner in small group fights because of its ability to do good damage while supporting its allies. That build would make way more since with radiance instead of honor. The concentration is fairly nice, I'd happily have condi damage + conc gear and maybe some adjustments to a condi firebrand could be made to accomodate for extra buffing, but condi firebrand is a DPS build and doesn't have abundant access to healing skills, so … Tomes replace virtues as the firebrand's profession mechanic.