Chronomancer - Boon Support Condi DPS

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Focused on: Condition damageSupport and Utility

Designed for: Raids

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

Difficulty:
Normal

Overview

Condition quickness chronomancer providess permanent Quickness Quickness or Alacrity Alacrity to its subgroup while dealing large amounts of Confusion Confusion and Torment Torment.


Skill Bar

Scepter/Torch
Staff
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Axe is similar damage, but with more Torment Torment and less Confusion Confusion. This means it will likely perform worse in real encounters (where torment loses damage and confusion gains it), plus it is a melee weapon. The difference is small enough for it to mostly be a matter of preference though, and there may be some niche situations where the evade from is more useful than the block from .
  • Focus for pulls at a DPS loss.


Skill Variants

Utility

If you need to provide utility such as, replace .

  • allows you to provide an extra ~10 stacks of Might Might and ~50% Fury Fury uptime. The Fury Fury uptime makes it easier to hold on to for CC without compromising boons.
  • does decent CC. Also removes boons if that is needed, though the sword auto attack can often cover that.
  • provides a long-duration reflect.
  • provides aegis to your subgroup, useful for fights like Deimos CM.
  • provides Stability to your group.
  • for encounters that require heavy CC.
  • offers more CC than but on a longer cooldown, which may be more suitable for some encounters.
  • if you need a portal.
  • allows you to get a second use out of a key skill if you'll need it more often than the cooldown. Often used together with .


Elite

  • should be used for CC.
  • can be used if an encounter has adds that are worth CCing.
  • can be used when the CC from / is not required.


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Note that the Grandmaster trait has not been selected


Specializations


Quickness Quickness variant
Use .
Alacrity Alacrity variant
Use .


Trait Variants

  • The first trait in Chaos is optional and can be switch to for permanent Protection Protection uptime, or to provide Aegis Aegis. In the latter case, you will need to swap out for so you can actually trigger it. If you swap out, you will need to slightly modify your rotation (see Usage, below).
  • On encounters with boon corruption, the Stability Stability from may get corrupted into Fear Fear. This may make it necessary to swap the trait out for another option: will occasionally recharge your weapon skills, which can speed up your rotation, and can improve your Regeneration Regeneration uptime as you will gain a random boon whenever you use . This could also be valuable on encounters where Stealth Stealth is useful, such as Harvest Temple.


Equipment

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Scepter
Viper
Torch
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Staff
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Relic
  • You don't apply any Bleeding Bleeding inherently, so the is required to trigger . Triggering the relic off cooldown will require weapon swapping off cooldown, so if you think this may be an issue you can replace the with a second .
  • deals very similar damage to a .


Consumables

Food

    • Ascended versions of or are a minor DPS loss if you wish to benefit from ascended buffs.


Utility


Usage

A significant part of this rotation is structured around maintaining a high uptime of Chaos Aura Chaos Aura on yourself. This is because of the trait.

Chaos Aura Chaos Aura is granted when leaping or blasting in an ethereal field. is your ethereal field, and you drop a second one with thanks to . Meanwhile, is a leap finisher, and is a blast finisher. Additionally, you directly apply Chaos Aura Chaos Aura to yourself with and (via ).

Spacing out these sources allows for a high uptime of the aura and condition damage buff.

Note: If you aren't using , delay your weapon swap on staff in order to get a second use of .


This rotation regularly uses both to generate clones and as a leap finisher inside an ethereal field to provide Chaos Aura Chaos Aura. As this teleports you backward, you will need to be sure it is safe to do so, and you may wish to skip entirely if you're tanking - the rotation generates more than enough Quickness Quickness or Alacrity Alacrity without having to rely on the extra clones.


Rotation

Opener

  1. (if using)
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. and during the cast
  4. , plus during the cast
  5. , plus during the cast
  6. and spam other shatters before Continuum Split ends
  7. , plus and during the cast
  8. Autoattack and use when it comes off cooldown - make sure to stand in your Chaos Storm to extend the duration of Chaos Aura Chaos Aura
  9. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Scepter

  1. , plus during the cast
  2. - you will need to manually autoattack to break out of the stealth
  3. x2, plus when you reach three clones
  4. , plus during the cast
  5. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Staff

  1. , plus and during the cast
  2. Autoattack, and use when you reach three clones
  3. just before Phase Retreat comes off cooldown
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Continuum Split
When continuum split is off cooldown, skip using Rewinder when on staff, and instead repeat the opener from step 6 when comes off cooldown.


Video example

Video example (axe)


General tips

  • Open and close the Scepter section with .
  • On Staff, use as soon as you swap so that you can cast it three times without delaying your weapon swap.
  • Use off-cooldown, you should always have 3 clones up for it.
  • You can use to quickly provide 2 extra clones for (or any of your shatters if it will be more valuable).
  • You can delay the use of if you will be able to block an attack with it - this is particularly useful when tanking.
  • If you don't need the utility, and can be used for extra boon generation. Make sure not to shatter clones that you need for .


Breakbar

  • , though this is a significant DPS loss to use for CC.
  • or


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 2 votes.
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3 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 3 stars • November 2022
Deals pretty impressive damage given how much defence it has, but very niche.
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
Meta variant of Chronomancer on Cairn, Matthias, Soulless Horror, and Largos, as well as ranged Deimos

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