Chronomancer - Power Shatter

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Focused on: Direct damageMobilityControl.

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A PvP Chronomancer bust builds made to delete people from the map in the blink of an eye.

Skill Bar




Superior Sigil of Agility
Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Exploitation
Superior Sigil of Exploitation.pngSuperior Sigil of Exploitation
Deal 5% extra damage to targets below 50% health.
Superior Sigil of Escape
Superior Sigil of Escape.pngSuperior Sigil of Escape
Remove movement-impairing effects from yourself when swapping to this weapon while in combat.
Superior Sigil of Energy
Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity


Work in progress

Build rating - 4 stars
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11 Ratings
5 stars
Exciton gave this build 5 stars April 2017

Not as strong as chrontophantasm shatter in terms of sustain but actually stronger in +1 fight. The burst is much easier to pull off compared to the condition/hybrid chrono.

5 stars
Amazingo Dildingo gave this build 5 stars January 2017

Much more effective in lower tiers with this build than the chronophantasma build.

5 stars
Izai gave this build 5 stars August 2016

Very much so enjoying this build, condis hurt it but if you disengage after burst you can really get some work in definetly has issues dealing with bunker builds though

8 More Ratings
5 stars
MaPko gave this build 5 stars February 2016

If you play this build right and only plus one fights, it still hast its place. Combine that with Moa/Gravity Well and portal and you have a still completely viable Mesmer build. If anything the skill requirement was increased since you die very easily. Good build if played right.

0 stars
Eloid gave this build 0 stars February 2016

bad build on this meta, thief buff and condi pressure kill us.

0 stars
Dalton105 gave this build 0 stars January 2016

The chrono trait line brings nothing to the table other then the shield and CS. illusions would be better for lazy man condi pressure and inspiration would be better for survivability in this new condi meta

5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars January 2016

It was definitely hit by the nerf hammer, but still has some decent spike damage and party utility via portal/moa/gravity well.

5 stars
Manumotate gave this build 5 stars January 2016

- Pretty descent at crowd control.

- The ability to use skills twice with F5 its very strong and its what makes this build quite effective.

- Alacrity its an amazing boon that synergies well with team members.

Note: After the patch, i feel this build is not as good as before, might need some tweaks on the build itself.

5 stars
Ressonator gave this build 5 stars January 2016

Have been playing Power Shatter for a while and I have a ton of fun with it

5 stars
Midna gave this build 5 stars October 2015

I like this build, but It could use a few little edits here and there. Condis seem to pull the build apart easily. But in my opinion, all mesmers shouldn't have to be so reliant on portal in pvp. Yes it's an amazing skill. But the extra play that you gain out of your wells and by having a shield can make chronomancer one hell of a bruiser. My mesmer has done many roles so far thanks to chrono. But also I think that you should list more uses to the new shatter. Such as, you can use it the same way a necro tricks enemies with spectral walk. By kicking it as they run off a ledge and having enemy follow just to end up with you back up top. An example I've had with that kind of play was that I was on khylo with a warrior behind me and I kicked it with 2 illusions on him while fleeing off the upper mid section. He didn't quite jump but after it ended I was behind him and I Used illusionary wave to throw him off. The build was good though. The quickness on shatters allowed me to get some speedy extra hits in. Also I've found that you can pull some pretty nice shatter combos thanks to quickness. A combo I like is Have some clones, continuum split, grav well on top of them, use tides of time, then swap and mirror blade, during pre cast blink right next to them for a mind wrack and mind stab burst. If you have power block then right after the blink you can hit diversion for a lucky Rupt. There are many new and cool combos and Builds I have made with chrono that

5 stars
Versepelles gave this build 5 stars October 2015

This build replaces the pre-HoT meta power shatter build. Still great.