Chronomancer - Glamour

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Glamour Chrono is a self-sufficient, offensive frontline support that helps its team with strong offensive utility in the form of boonrip and CC as well as high Resistance Resistance application.

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Skill Variants


  • In general, drop Mimic.png Mimic to add a different utility. With multiple mesmers available to stomp, dropping Blink.png Blink on some is also an option.
  • Mantra of Concentration.png Mantra of Concentration when additional Stability Stability is needed, such as a party with one or no guardians.
  • Veil.png Veil for stealth access




  • Can't find such trait "Mirror of Anguish"! Please refer to our trait index If not using Staff.



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Healing WvW Infusion





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  • Activate Continuum Split.png Continuum Split at the end of the cast time of a skill, rather than before casting, to fit more skills inside the split window.
    • Try to split your longer cooldown abilities so you get more usage, generally the elite, Null Field.png Null Field and Can't find such trait "Mimic"! Please refer to our trait index.
    • Shatter skills can be used inside Continuum Split.png Continuum Split without disrupting the use of other skills
    • Consider usage of Time Warp.png Time Warp without Continuum Split.png Continuum Split carefully, unless the skill will make a decisive impact on the fight it is often better to wait and use it inside split for the shorter cooldown. Do not to hesitate to use it when it will have a decisive impact though - it is a very powerful skill.
  • All of your shatters give a stack of Stability Stability, don't be afraid to use them just to keep yourself safe.
  • Don't feel the need to max illusions before shattering, it is perfectly acceptable to shatter with one or no illusions out.
  • Try to land Well of Eternity.png Well of Eternity in places where the last tick will be able to heal your frontline such as regroups or while cleaving downs. Be careful not to obstruct Water Fields with it however.

Opening Combo

  1. Start in Sword/Shield
  2. Tides of Time.png Tides of Time
  3. Illusionary Leap.png Illusionary Leap
  4. Weapon Swap to proc
  5. Phantasmal Warlock.png Phantasmal Warlock
  6. Elite skill.
  7. In the aftercast of your elite skill, use Continuum Split.png Continuum Split. If executed correctly your elite will be off cooldown when you leave split. If you are having trouble with this due to ping or other factors, use your split just before the cast finishes instead.
  8. Null Field.png Null Field
  9. Mimic.png Mimic
  10. Well of Eternity.png Well of Eternity
  11. Continuum Split.png Continuum Split ends
  12. Null Field.png Null Field
  13. Mimic.png Mimic
  14. Null Field.png Null Field
  15. Null Field.png Null Field
  • During steps 8-10 you should cast all of your shatter skills (other than Continuum Split.png Continuum Split), if you have difficulty using all of them, make sure to at least use Distortion.png Distortion.


  • Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy is your second, short CD Distortion.png Distortion which can be handy when you are expecting a burst but ran out of dodges.
  • Use the chain skill of Illusionary Leap.png Illusionary Leap, Swap.png Swap to lock down focus targets for your group. Be careful of it putting you in a bad position however, be ready to dodge quickly after casting or in some situations ignore the skill.
  • Don't be afraid to hold on to Deja Vu.png Deja Vu if it isn't immediately needed, you have 10 seconds until the buff expires.
  • Tides of Time.png Tides of Time has no target cap and hits both allies and enemies.


  • Make use of the About Face keybinding to Phase Retreat.png Phase Retreat forwards quickly.
  • Chaos Storm.png Chaos Storm's Ethereal Field is powerful at the beginning of fights, but be careful not to disrupt Water Fields later on.
  • Chaos Storm.png Chaos Storm can be used on downed players to fish for interrupts on stomps and rezzes.
  • Phase Retreat.png Phase Retreat can be combined with Blink.png Blink to safely finish downed players. Use Phase Retreat.png Phase Retreat after starting the stomp then just before the cast time finishes use Blink.png Blink to move back to the downed player.
Build rating - 3 stars
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4 Ratings
0 stars
Dekong gave this build 0 stars June 2018

Glamour is a lazy Boonshare Chrono build. Only thing it offers that the other doesn't it's the access to Superspeed.

Boonshare chrono is way better.

0 stars
Freya gave this build 0 stars June 2018

I see no value in this build compared to the one in meta section. Even the boonstrips that made this usable for a short while are nerfed.

Focus is simply better than staff. Blink is not needed on minstrel. Mimic for null field is definetly not worth instead of signet.

If anything this can be presented thourgh variation choices in the other mesmer build.

5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars November 2017

Glamours are making a slow return after boon stripping is making SoI less useful and the resistance spam of the glamour build counters the condi meta fairly decently. Good support, strong boonstrip, strong resistance uptime. Provides alacrity and quickness to buff allies, while remaining durable. Distortion share = win when used properly.

UPDATE - 20180617

Since I last voted, the Chronomancer has gone through some changes. Distortion share was removed, and the meta has shifted a bit. I am reducing my vote to GOOD to compensate. The current meta build has been refined from the one that was up when this build was first created, and the curated meta build is superior.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars November 2017

Very strong build with excellent personal defensive cooldowns making it fairly easy to play. Has the highest burst Resistance output of any build as well as massive boonrip pressure and cleansing, but runs out of steam in longer fights so usually only a great option for GvG. Uniquely suited to blink stomping and rezzing compared to other classes.

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