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| rating = great
 
| rating = great
 
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<div class="section-revised">This build is pending an major update. While some components of the build may work, much of it is not optimal or simply outdated.</div>
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:Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.  
 
:Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.  
 
===Standard Equipment===
 
===Standard Equipment===
:The '''Standard Variant''' uses similar gear to the [[Build:Chronomancer - Power DPS]] build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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:The '''Standard Variant''' uses similar gear to the [[Build:Chronomancer - Power DPS]] build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.  
 
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Scholar
 
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| s1w2 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Impact
 
| s1w2 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Impact
 
| s2w1 = Ascended, Assassin, Shield, Superior Sigil of Impact
 
| s2w1 = Ascended, Assassin, Shield, Superior Sigil of Impact
| shoulders = Ascended, Berserker
 
| feet = Ascended, Berserker
 
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* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
 
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===Optimal Equipment===
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===Optimal Damage Variant===
:The '''Optimal Variant''' is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.  
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:The '''Optimal Damage Variant''' is the best damage gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases and is only recommended for players that prefer the glass cannon playstyle.
 
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| stats = Assassin
 
| rarity = Ascended  
 
| rarity = Ascended  
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Scholar
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of Scholar
 
| infusions = 18 Precise +5 Agony Infusion
 
| infusions = 18 Precise +5 Agony Infusion
| s1w1 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Frenzy
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Force
| s1w2 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Strength
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| s1w2 = Ascended, Assassin, Sword, Superior Sigil of Frenzy
| s2w1 = Ascended, Assassin, Shield, Superior Sigil of Strength
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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: EventsSolo contentDirect damageSurvivability.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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This build is up to date as of October 20, 2019.

Overview

A Chronomancer build for running around in open world. This build can hold its own in sustained fights against difficult enemies, and has unrivaled crowd control capability. It can also take a large variety of defensive and utility skills.

Skill Bar

Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
X/Shield

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Focus for the pull and relatively high DPS phantasm.
  • You can carry a Greatsword if you need a ranged weapon, or for open world farming.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if you don't need condition cleanse.
Utility Skills
  • - longer cooldown than but comes with a taunt and high burst damage.
  • - alternative burst damage option.
  • - if more condition cleanse is needed.
  • - if having trouble with projectiles.
  • - powerful mobility skill and stun break.
  • - if you need multiple successive stun breaks.
Elite Skills
  • - for sharing quickness when fighting bounties or other bosses.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if not running wells.

Domination Variant

Domination is also viable instead of Illusions. This provides similar damage and also synergizes well with greatsword if you're running it.


Variants
  • Can't find such trait "Imagined Burden"! Please refer to our trait index - if running greatsword.

Inspiration Variant

Inspiration is a DPS loss but significantly improves your healing and condition cleanse.



Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Chronomancer - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Optimal Damage Variant

The Optimal Damage Variant is the best damage gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases and is only recommended for players that prefer the glass cannon playstyle.
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6x
Superior Rune of Scholar
18x
Precise +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food
  • or for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility
  • or is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

Usage

Damage

  • Your highest damage skills are , , and your phantasms (except ). Use them whenever available and fill in the rest with autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
  • whenever you have 3 illusions up.
  • is a DPS increase if you block with it.
  • If running you can use it as a cooldown reset for your phantasms. You can while casting for even more cooldown resets.

Defense

  • provides total invulnerability for up to 1 second depending on your quickness uptime. Abuse this to avoid attacks instead of dodging.
  • is another invulnerability skill you can use.
  • pulses aegis and is effectively a third invulnerability skill.
  • Echo of Memory
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    Echo of Memory
    Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants alacrity to allies. If an attack is blocked, Deja Vu is usable for a short time.
    Damage.pngDamage: 347
    Alacrity.pngAlacrity (2s): Skills recharge 33% faster.
    Slow.pngSlow (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 900
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    Deja Vu
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    Deja Vu
    Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants alacrity to allies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 347
    Alacrity.pngAlacrity (2s): Skills recharge 33% faster.
    Slow.pngSlow (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 900
    allows you to block attacks for a very long duration.
  • is another block.
  • and stun enemies for a long duration, giving you some breathing room. You can also use or
    Illusionary Riposte
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    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
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    Counter Blade
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    Counter Blade
    Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Daze.pngDaze: 1 second
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
    as interrupts.
  • can be used against projectiles.
  • You can use any of the above in to get a free cast of the skill without it going on cooldown.

Sustain

  • Stand in your wells for the entire duration to get the healing from .
  • If you're going to take a lot of unavoidable damage, you can before taking damage and then to rewind your health (effectively healing for the entire amount of the damage).
  • For more sustain you can trait Inspiration and shatter liberally for heals and condition cleanse.
  • If you need even more condition cleanse, slot .

Crowd Control

  • Illusionary Leap
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    Illusionary Leap
    Clone. Summon an illusion that leaps at your target, crippling them. After the initial leap, the clone will execute the Mind Slash sword chain.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1
    Crippled.pngCrippled (1s): -50% Movement Speed
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 600
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    Swap
    Swap
    Swap locations with your clone. Immobilize nearby foes.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 600
  • Illusionary Riposte
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    Illusionary Riposte
    Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
    Damage.pngDamage: 734
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2½ seconds
    Range.pngRange: 900
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    Counter Blade
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    Counter Blade
    Shoot out a bolt that dazes foes in a line.
    Damage.pngDamage: 37
    Daze.pngDaze: 1 second
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 900
  • You can use any of the above in to get a free cast of the skill without it going on cooldown.
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars 3 weeks ago

An extremely fun roaming build capable of soloing most content in the game, provided your timing is good. While it has low burst, its DPS is very high. A very high skill ceiling is the only thing keeping this build from being top tier.

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