Chronomancer - Boonshare

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Focused on: SupportDirect damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Boonshare Chrono provides significant group support in the form of 50%-60% uptime Quickness for 5 people as well as high uptimes of other duration stacking boons.

Skill Bar




Spatial Surge
Spatial Surge
Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
Damage.pngDamage if range is less than 300 (3x): 219
Damage.pngDamage if range is between 300-600 (3x): 273
Damage.pngDamage if range is between 600-900 (3x): 327
Damage.pngDamage if range is greater than 900 (3x): 381
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mirror Blade
Mirror Blade
Clone. Throw an illusionary greatsword that bounces between targets, damaging foes and giving might to allies. It creates a clone at its first target.
Damage.pngDamage: 282
Might.png3Might (10s): +90 Power, +90 Condition Damage
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (3s): 3% Incoming Damage, 3% Incoming Condition Damage
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 4
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mind Stab
Mind Stab
Thrust your greatsword into the ground, damaging foes and removing 1 boon.
Damage.pngDamage: 403
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Phantasmal Berserker
Phantasmal Berserker
Phantasm. Create a phantasm that uses a whirling attack to damage and cripple foes.
Damage.pngDamage (4x): 888
Crippled.png4Crippled (1s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 4
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Illusionary Wave
Illusionary Wave
Push back all foes in front of you with a wave of magical energy.
Damage.pngDamage: 121
Knockback.pngKnockback: 450
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 450

Take Greatsword for damage at the cost of survivability.


  • Veil.png Veil if there are already 2 or more mesmers running it.
Mimic.png Mimic more boonshare.
Portal Entre.png Portal Entre you should ask your commander if he would like you to run Portal as it is useful only when all 20 people use it.
Null Field.png Null Field AoE Boon and Condition removal
Well of Calamity.png Well of Calamity for additional AoE damage.





Medic's Feedback.png Medic's Feedback

Restorative Illusions.png Restorative Illusions

Illusionary Inspiration.png Illusionary Inspiration


Master of Manipulation.png Master of Manipulation

Chaotic Dampening.png Chaotic Dampening

Bountiful Disillusionment.png Bountiful Disillusionment


All's Well That Ends Well.png All's Well That Ends Well

Improved Alacrity.png Improved Alacrity

Seize the Moment.png Seize the Moment



Confounding Suggestions.png Confounding Suggestions

Egotism.png Egotism

Power Block.png Power Block

Trade Chaos for Domination to increase shares but lose boons on shatter.


Ascended Head (Light).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
Wanderer stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Light).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Wanderer stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Wanderer stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Commander stat icon.png
Exotic Accessory2.png
Commander stat icon.png
Platinum Doubloon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Commander stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Commander stat icon.png
Ascended Staff.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Momentum.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Shield.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Hydromancy.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Rune of Leadership.png6x
Superior Rune of Leadership
Mighty WvW Infusion.png18x
Mighty WvW Infusion


  • Stats
    • Add more Minstrel's to increase survivability, add Commander's or Wanderer's for more damage.
    • Use 2 exotic rings and 2 exotic earrings with Commander's stats slotted with Platinum Doubloon to hit the boon duration cap without



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Utility Potions


General This build works by sharing boons using Signet of Inspiration.png Signet of Inspiration. It can be used either in a regular party or in a party with only other mesmers.

Boons have a maximum of 9 stacks that can be applied at once (Protection, Quickness, Regeneration, Resistance, Retaliation, and Vigor have a cap of 5 stacks).


Boonshare rotation: This rotation is to be used by either two or three mesmers in a party with no other players, all mesmers must be running 100% boon duration for maximum effectiveness. Start this rotation while away from combat. The second mesmer should start the rotation about 10s after the first has finished. Maintain boon stacks with Echo of Memory.png Echo of Memory and Signet of Inspiration.png Signet of Inspiration while roaming the map.

  • Signet of Inspiration.png Signet of Inspiration will buff the 5 people other than you, it prioritizes the closest players in your sub-squad/party, then then closest in your squad, then the closest friendly players. Your first priority is to keep the other mesmer in your party in range, but after that try to move around to hit different targets.


  • Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy isn't only for dealing damage - it's your second, short CD
    Distortion Distortion
    Shatter. Destroy all your clones and phantasms, gaining distortion for each one shattered.
    Distortion.pngDistortion (1s): Evade all attacks.
    Book.pngPrevents Capture-Point Contribution
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    which can be handy when you are expecting a burst but ran out of dodges.
  • The chain skill of Illusionary Leap.png Illusionary Leap, Swap.png Swap is one of your key skills. You can Immobilize Immobilize the target so he can't dodge your burst - the shorter version is simply using the Swap Blurred Frenzy Mind Wrack combo. But you can also switch weapons after the Immob to Greatsword and land a much more significant burst.

Greatsword burst:

  • Stand close to your target for max damage and have at least 2 clones up (also near to your opponent - it's enough if you have 2 clones because Mirror Blade will summon a clone anyways).
  • Use Mirror Blade.png Mirror Blade and Mind Wrack.png Mind Wrack simultaneously, immediately followed by a Mind Stab.png Mind Stab.
  • If your enemy's trying to heal after your burst, use Illusionary Wave.png Illusionary Wave to interrupt it.
  • Use Phantasmal Berserker.png Phantasmal Berserker before or after the burst, it's up to you.
Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars August 2016

A strong build- essential to modern GvGs. Good use of the CC and continuum split can devastate unorganised groups- and be one of the biggest causes of downs in a close even fight. The sharing of the boons with such high boon duration creates sustained, hard hitting frontlines which has changed the face of WvW. Although you do not need a boonshare mesmer, they are extremely powerful in groups that struggle maintaining boon uptime and good players can find slots amongst even the best guilds.

5 stars
Billaboong gave this build 5 stars May 2016

A very good build for mesmer, allowing an unique play for a class that is otherwise great only in single target focus. This build requires a specific party composition but can bring great support to it.

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