Chronomancer - Condi Boon Support

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Focused on: Condition damageUtilityBoon support.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Variant of Chronomancer - Power Boon Support. This build fills the same role of Quickness Quickness and Alacrity Alacrity but deals Torment Torment and Confusion Confusion instead of power damage, which makes it perform better on bosses like Soulless Horror and Largos. In addition, this build can deal damage from range (useful for kiting agony on Cairn or doing ranged strat on Deimos) and its conditions increase the damage of teammates via traits like and .

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Weapon Variants

  • Torch will deal very similar damage, depending on which traitlines you run.
  • Focus for pulls at a dps loss.

Slot Changes


  • can be changed to
    Well of Eternity Well of Eternity
    Well of Eternity
    Well. Creates a well that rewinds time, removing conditions from allies. When it expires, the well heals all allies in the area.
    Heal.pngInitial Self Heal: 3,230
    Heal.pngEnd Heal: 3,870
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 1
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    Range.pngRange: 900
    for group healing.


  • Could be taken instead of if Quickness Quickness uptime is suffering (this may cause Alacrity Alacrity uptime to suffer instead).
  • or could be taken if you are using Focus - if the whirl finishers from combo with the ethereal field they will generate extra Confusion Confusion.
  • If you are not required to provide Alacrity Alacrity, then can be replaced by for more damage or for damage and CC.


  • should be used if an encounter involves large, infrequent breakbars.
  • can be used if an encounter has many small breakbars.
  • can be used when the CC from / is not required.



  • Take if you are using a Torch.

  • Running Inspiration instead of Dueling will give you access to and 10-target through , at a significant DPS loss.
  • You should use a Torch with in this case as you won't have .

  • Chaos can be taken instead of Dueling as a quick-fix if you need more survivability or boon duration.
  • You should use a Torch with in this case as you won't have .
  • Consider on Soulless Horror if you're afraid of Stability Stability getting corrupted into Fear Fear.


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Superior Rune of Perplexity
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Equipment Variants

  • Condi Boon Chronomancer is most effective on encounters where you are likely to be tanking (Soulless Horror and Twin Largos). For this reason Trailblazer is the default gear, but if you do not need to tank or simply want more damage, then the Trailblazer pieces may be swapped for Viper pieces.
  • The setup above has ~35% boon duration. In practise you want somewhere between 30-50%, so feel free to add or remove Seraph pieces to guarantee boon uptime.
  • Plaguedoctor pieces instead of Seraph will allow you maintain some tankiness, at the cost of a small amount of damage and boon duration.



  • (or any other concentration/expertise food)



Example Opener

  1. Scepter auto chain to generate a clone (You don't need a target to cycle through the chain, so you can start the chain before engaging the boss)
  2. during the cast of
  • If you're quick, then you won't need three clones for , and can skip step 1.
  • With a three-clone , you can throw in extra DPS skills for more damage.
  • After this opener, wait until is off cooldown and use it once more, then weapon swap.
  • On pistol, use twice (three times if you took ) before swapping back to shield.
  • Use as soon as it is available, then swap back to pistol.
  • Use boon skills as they come off cooldown, and make sure to every other .
  • Done correctly, your boon skills should come off cooldown just in time for your next .
For damage, do the following:
  • Use off cooldown.
  • Shatter every 3 clones.
  • Use to regain clones - block an attack if you can, but don't delay the skill too much.
See Chronomancer - Utility Boon Support for general Chrono tips and boon support rotation.


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Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Meta variant of Chronomancer on Cairn, Matthias, Soulless Horror, and Largos, as well as ranged Deimos