gw2 dragonhunter vs firebrand

[–]skelk_lurkerspin to win 9 points10 points11 points 2 years ago (5 children). That said, once you’re familiar with both specs, they’re both fairly easy, and have different strengths and situations where each can shine. level 2 Zman1719 I know others who love it but it just never felt good to me. No kit holo is a popular spec that is easier too, but noone recommends it. 2.8k. Post to look for / advertise a guild, use. [–]Evochron13 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). It's not really that hard though. If you want to play sooner go for firebrand. Which makes it good for... cairn and samarog? Latest bug thread If you do that then you can just move through melting everything with basically no downtime. In pve firebrand is condi damage and dh is power. It's important to add that within a WvW zerg you will likely end up playing the role of supporter as a Guardian (with the elite specialization of Firebrand, not Dragonhunter). Scourge reliably beats it in organized groups but sc cant epi the golem. Notes []. If they nerf Firebrand damage, then it's Dragonhunter for sure for me. The introduction of tomes/mantras make the play style very different from previous iterations of guards. I find doing the PoF trains much easier since the maps are more straightforward and points are not Champion level. Firebrand - Quickness Support Power DPS (Fractal) The Official API is experiencing issues; skill, trait and item data cannot be loaded at the moment. If you want to play power in open world, any of the three will work. I want to jump in the air with my Wings of Resolve and stab things in the throat with my Spear of Justice and there is nothing more satisfying than a whole group of pocket raptors being eaten by my traps. This ability's recharge is separate from that of Spear of Justice. [–]zawias92 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children), hm.. you havent said about what game modes you're interested in, but lets see, for clearing story / doing map completion FB all the way - mounts negate slightly better DH mobility, and as fb you're pretty much immortal, while still dealing tons of dmg. Well Dragon hunter is super safe to play, you get your Bow, greatsword or Sword / focus / scepter grab meditrapper build and you are ready to go, BUT with firebrand you can either play as A heavy tank suppor, Or a pyromaniac book nerd decided to burn everything to the ground xD (that can also opt to help your team) Firebrand is good on VG, Mathias, Cairn, SH, MO, Sabetha, Xera. Pull all the power spec's on small hit box from SC benchmarks. I love playing a Dragonhunter but the Firebrand can burn things to a crackly crunch though I find it awkward and difficult to play. Preparing their solo builds. After a while this becomes second nature and you’ll do it without thinking. Also the Tormented Dead at SH if you can snag it with damage. Because I didnt smugly write "depends on your playstyle mate" and then acted as if I helped anyone with that. In using the Griever's stats, the damage focus is shifted slightly so that even from a power perspective, the condi firebrand still outputs decent power burst damage. Dragonhunter is pretty much always a damage role, no matter what game type you play. Official sub Discord. Most adds don't trigger renewed justice. The pull in VoJ and the sweet block on VoC. it's implied people understand that gameplay and content are what usually defines the choice. as for fractals.. here, a couple of my logs, with powermeta pugs, often with only frost spirit (lacking sun, so favouring power), https://www.gw2raidar.com/encounter/KeyMarchedTeenageBackgroundSpoilt, https://www.gw2raidar.com/encounter/SwordsRemovalsAnnouncesPreparePie, https://www.gw2raidar.com/encounter/ConveyTransmitTrouserPcsLiability, tl;dr both are fine if you're not meta obsessed, like some ppl posting their advices here. their questions are overly vague because they don't know how to ask the right questions to get the information they really want. Profession mechanic []. Patch Changes October 29, 2015: Fixed an issue so that the rune will work properly with Trappers Respite. Post just to advertise your stream, event streams are fine. [Question] (self.Guildwars2), I've recently started to unlock the elite specs and I was wondering which I should start first and I wanted to get your advice on which is best, [–]Etheri 12 points13 points14 points 2 years ago (14 children). Each one provides a continual passive effect, and they can be activated to provide a brief, but more powerful, effect to all nearby allies. Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes.Enemies struck become tethered and receive conditions periodically. [–]Evochron13 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Dragonhunter is easier, so if you’re still new to the game or elite specs in general I would go with that. Template Code. And yes, I'm having trouble on deciding what I like more, but at this point I'll probably just switch from time to time between DH and FB. It might make some encounters easier but that's it. There are meta builds for a reason. Not to load you with too much info, but here are two little tricks you can use: With greatsword’s skill 4, Symbol of Wrath, you can sheathe your weapon midcast (experiment with timing yourself) to cancel the afteranimation and greatly reduce the time you spend with your sword stuck in the ground. [–]senpaiofthemistsRadical Meta Extremist 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). © 2021 ArenaNet, LLC. Depending on how hardcore you want to be on any particular game mode you might want to choose one spec over he other, but in the end maybe you’ll just get both? A detailed guide on the Power Dragonhunter in Guild Wars 2. [–]Mr_Sacks 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). High quality Firebrand gifts and merchandise. I usually play like use protection skills then burn everything to the ground xD. Both are fun. That does not mean FB is bad. guild wars 2 people killing people =D Just some clips from the last week. This build brings a massive amount of healing, unique stat auras via Perfect Inscriptions, and a wide range of defensive utility including Stability, Resistance, heavy condition cleanse, and projectile destruction. Maybe check out the skills on the wiki or in-game and see which appeals to you more? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Dreaming of Cantha. Virtues are the guardian's profession mechanic, occupying the F1 – F3 slots above the skill bar. Third strongest then if you go by benchmarking plus the asterisk on scourge. Currently Firebrand is the best damage spec for guardian. This build occupies an awkward spot in the current meta because its buffs overlap with Renegade - Boon Support Power DPS and Druid - Boon Support Healer. And there's some mixes I didn't even try, so guard gives you a lot of options, just take time to check them out before deciding on particular one. Some of those you might want to Epi bounce but in no way is Epi bouncing required. This is completely wrong with respect to raids. Dragonhunter has a relatively high skill-floor, so it's not especially difficult to pick up, and it holds up quite well in 1v1's against low- to mid-tier players (which account for the vast majority of the WvW playerbase), plus it does reasonably well with the PvE elements of WvW. That is not true for competitive GW2. This Dragonhunter build is a offmeta damage variant of the Guardian with around 35.1k DPS on small hitboxes. [–]TerribleTransitNice goggles 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), Modern FB actually gains DPS in fights with adds due to Permeating wrath long as you're a little careful casting Ashes of the Just. I'm willing to discuss what you think is wrong but there's nothing I have stated that isn't true. Condition Firebrand provides decent burst DPS in the form of Burning. Variants 1. Dragonhunter's biggest weakness i… [–]Funkativity 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (4 children). But it also loses considerable DPS in any fight with adds and cannot epi bounce. They both can have very different builds depending on what game mode you run, whether it’s open world, fractals, raids, PvP, or WvW. pick whichever you will feel more comfortable with, wvw: fb for teamfight, dh for roaming (but mesmer/thief are much better at this), pvp: in ranked queue in gold like 80% of guard i meet are dps dh, but i prefer support fb on my team (because i mainly pvp on scourge), tl;dr guard is one of best all-rounders in game, you have place in each game mode, with 2 balanced elites. Check out our new player wiki page. DH for direct power damage, particularly good at burst. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Top 5 Guild Wars 2 Best Solo Class 2019 Solo Profession Guild Wars 2, or GW2, offers many different game modes such as dungeons, wvw, and solo play. Yeah but DH's on the level with other dps specs (aside from Weaver, meta Holo and maybe dps Chrono) in terms of difficulty. Having read the comments here I feel something still needs to be added, that is the play style of the two specs. Also I know it would take twice as long, but you can get both. This build heavily relies on Retaliation to reach 100% Critical Chance and to get the modifier. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. October 23, 2015: Heart of Thorns release: If like to add here that dragon hunter is the most beginner friendly, core guard is in between, firebrand is the most complex. The Eternal Alchemy made a huge mistake... GW2 Wintersday DR race as xmas tree and snowmen army at 4 AM. If it’s scepter/torch, use S2 and T4, if you use something else, drop some symbols with it and go to town. It is usually inferi… DH for PvE raids / T4's / ... especially for a beginner. DH has higher burst, stronger AOE and less hastle (no mantra cast or management). if you're not in super hardcore group or you play with pugs, FB is safer choice, as it can carry groups with average chrono (aegis / stab / reflects / cleanse) with minimal dps hit. If an arrow hits a second target, all enemies struck are crippled. if you go for record runs, you're better off with weaver/holo. Firebrand is a unique staff dropped by Peacekeeper Firebrands in Kryta during the War in Kryta. If it’s still alive, swap to your other weapon set and use those abilities. FB is definitely my pick for open world gameplay. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. sure, writing an indepth guide of every possible Guardian build for every possible play style in every content type would've been great help too. Going uphill I would not do this, for reasons you can see yourself with some testing. Stats Energy +10 Fire damage 11-22 (Requires 9 Fire Magic) Halves skill recharge of spells (Chance: 20%) Energy +5 (while Health is above 50%) Halves casting time of Fire Magic spells (Chance: 20%) Fire Magic +1 (20% chance while using skills) Replica I realize there are MANY more options when you are playing the Firebrand but it just wasn't fun for me and it should be all about having fun. Elites and champs go down pretty easily as well. With permeating wrath, firebrand dps goes up exponentially with number of adds. Name Description Longbow 1 Puncture Shot Fire an arrow which can bounce to the enemies behind your target. DH has hard CC's and some initial burst, but then fall behind FB if fight takes longer than a minute. Please include the word "spoiler" if your submission potentially contains a spoiler. For Dragonhunter, a very basic guide to open world mob killing would be: F1 spear the guy, GS3 leap at him, drop one or more traps depending on how hearty the enemy is (or even Feel My Wrath if the CC from Dragon’s Maw is unnecessary), GS4 symbol drop, and GS2 whirl. Most used healer is probably the Druid, not because he heals very well (Tempest Ele has more heals) but because of the boons they provide. This Firebrand build is a offmeta damage variant of the Guardian with around 36.7k DPS on small hitboxes. With greatsword’s skill 3, the leap, you can swap weapons midair to avoid the sudden drop back down to the ground the skill has and fly farther than you normally would. Dragonhunter is just more convenient because of higher mobility. If you wanna play fast and straight forward then i would recommend DH. ie: Switching between viper's vs griever's gear pushes your damage balance between the ferocity of the power damage or the bleed damage from the axe main hand which you'll want to be running. Outdated builds (high-death): Engi-HoloTank: high exhaustion, limited range, corona burst nerfed, easily countered by snipers. Dev tracker In using the Griever's stats, the damage focus is shifted slightly so that even from a power perspective, the condi firebrand still outputs decent power burst damage. Due to the way elite specs unlock you will experience firebrand much faster because if you go for Dragonhunter you will gradually open the spec. Firebrands are a completely different beast. [–]N0vaFlame -1 points0 points1 point 2 years ago (1 child). so.. why didn't you do that? Copy Template. I have never seen a DH out perform any other power spec. News, Videos, Achievements and Guides for Guild Wars 2 - Helping the community to find the fun! So I would strongly recommend getting both elite specs. In addition it brings very high defensive support for a DPS class, with a party wide block in Shield of Courage, a strong burst heal in Wings of Resolve, and the ability to bring Guardian utilities such as Wall of Reflection and Hallowed Ground. Just make sure to drop out of ToJ before everything dies so you get the tome reset. Thanhe Path of Fire expansion, solo play is one of the most rewarding and fun mode to play. For Xera especially the cleave from FB is great for clearing the shards. There are some exceptions (slublings come to mind), but they're a minority. Find the guardian golem in the golem graveyard. It has strong CC and good mobility, and provides a good amount of AoE Might and Vulnerability. Well kind of, yes. Firebrand for WvW. Overview. Even firebrand plays almost exactly the same with DH (camp one weapon until F1 recharges, swap to the other weapon, symbol, burst) as you only use one tome. Discover all the fractal builds we provide on Discretize to help you play the desired profession to perfection. Point taken regarding Scourge. Probably referencing the Snowcrows benchmarks, where DH is indeed lower than all other listed pDPS specs except daredevil, at least on small hitboxes. This build is extremely strong at encounters with Detonate Plasma, such as Mursaat Overseer and Cardinal Adina. [–]Zman1719 8 points9 points10 points 2 years ago (1 child), [–]Evochron13 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). Only exceptions would be KC. Splitting between DPS, DH is the second weakest power spec where as Firebrand is the second strongest condi spec. Defeat spiders to find the gem key. After trying very hard to love the Firebrand I have decided to stick with my Dragonhunter. List of bugs Daud Dreadwyrm | Renegade | Yak's Bend (NA) | I don't want to play anymore because GW2 has just become a pointless grindfest. I love playing a Dragonhunter but the Firebrand can burn things to a crackly crunch though I find it awkward and difficult to play. I am a huge fan of dragonhunter in open world. Especially when talking about burst when using the Virtues reset Meditation. Not everything works, unfortunately. If you do it off cliffs, it lets you get into your glider sooner too, I think, while gaining some free horizontal distance. I mean look at how necro players are, people recommend necro for new players because its tanky and easy and most necro players are shit too. Power Dragonhunter is a naturally bursty power class. All rights reserved. Look at mirage that spams auto and dodges. While dh power is low on the power scale, power is king in raids. [–]Daenerys_Ceridwen[TTS][Chef] Condi Weaver, Renegade, FB, and PChrono 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). The Guardian is probably as close to a support Profession as you can get in Guild Wars 2. In my experience it's good on SH and matthias too but only if you can control your burn onto sacrifice / add otherwise you can melt them down pretty damn quickly. I am trying to decide which to choose for my guardian before I make my ascended armor to do fractals. Even as a free to play player, there are […] It's really a matter of personal preference. You can just only have one equipped at a time, of course. XD, Don’t be afraid to ask follow up questions here, more than happy to help, [–]KuidProKuo 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). 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