Chronomancer - Support Chronomancer (GvG)

Part of the current metagame

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Crowd controlBoon removal and Utility

Designed for: WvW GvG

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on April 04, 2022 and is up to date for the August 2, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Support Chronomancer WvW build focusing on revival, utility and crowd control.


Skill Bar

Sword/Focus
X/Shield
Utility


Heal Variants

  • if you take
    • Both swaps strongly recommended at smaller numbers.


Utility Variants

  • extremely powerful AoE boonrips but inconsistent at range, typically used over
  • Enables an extra use of or .
  • if in need of Stability Stability and personal stunbreak
    • Your utilities are extremely powerful, only take this if you can't live without it


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Specializations

Variants

  • useful to give self Quickness Quickness if landing is difficult.


Equipment

Head
Minstrel
Shoulders
Minstrel
Chest
Minstrel
Hands
Minstrel
Legs
Minstrel
Feet
Minstrel
Backpiece
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Amulet
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Sword
Minstrel
Focus
Minstrel
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Minstrel
Shield
Minstrel
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Equipment Variants

  • Minstrel Minstrel can be replaced by Wanderer Wanderer or Celestial Celestial
    • Your equipment in general has minimal impact on this builds performance, but concentration is helpful for Alacrity Alacrity uptime
  • to for slightly more boon rip at the cost of survivability


Consumables


Usage

Priorities

High
Moderate
  • CC
  • Boon rip
Low
  • Supporting allies


Surviving

  • This build has high passive defense
  • This build has low mobility skill access, staying very close to your tag and group is critical
    • Target isolated players to reposition with /, the clone will die before can be used if it is summoned into damage
      • Be ready to Dodge as soon as you press
  • This builds has moderate active defenses
    • will not activate if you are not hit during the cast time of
      • will reset the cooldown of but not if is active
Active defense priority
  • Dodge


Detailed Explanations

Illusion of Life

  • Focus on reviving allies who are far away with , don't waste the skill on players that can be hand rezzed.
  • Normally should be saved for , but resetting is also an acceptable use


CC

  • Use your CC when:
    • Your group calls a spike:
      • Winds -
      • Wells - +
      • Shades -
      • Traps - +
    • On top of enemy downs (while alive players are on top of them)
    • Enemy groups moving defensively while your group is pushing
  • Your CC skills also remove boons with and
  • Use when casting to reset the cooldown
    • Use while out of the way of enemy damage and pushes so you aren't brought back in an awkward spot or have your split ended early by damage
    • While inside the split, use as many skills as possible such as and Shatter skills as the cooldowns reset
    • You can cast as another skill cast is finishing instead of before the cast to give yourself slightly more time in split
  • Use to pull targets into other CC and spikes, including your own
    • is particularly important when revenants range spike with
  • Use as your group pushes into the enemy or when trying to catch an enemy that is lagging behind
    • Do not put yourself out of position trying to use it
CC skill priority
  • - on range spikes
  • - in melee
  • - general usage


Boon rip

  • Your shatters (, and ) proc
    • Since your shatters are melee range, use them when crossing through enemies
      • Don't go out of your way to hit enemies with shatters if it would put you out of position
    • While proccing with is valuable, using it on targets with Stability Stability to proc is still ok
  • Target enemies on the edges of the group with , the phantasm is fragile
  • Land just before an allies spike when possible. Try to place it so one edge is on the enemy group and the other edge is in the direction they are moving


Boon rip skill priority
  • - when in range and targets lack Stability Stability, to proc
  • / - when in range
  • - if applicable


Supporting allies

  • Cast where your group will be when it finishes ticking
  • If possible, hit allies as well as enemies with , but prioritize enemies


Settings

  • Under General Options / Combat/Movement turn on Allow Skill Retargetting and set Ground Targetting to Instant Cast, this will make cast at the location your cursor is at the end of the cast, instead of where you initially targetted
  • Under General Options / User Interface check Always show squad health bars and Always show party health bars. These will make it much easier to keep track of who needs your support
  • Also under General Options / User Interface turn on Thick party health bars and Thick squad health bars
  • Under Squad Options check View as a grid. This will allow you to keep track of your allies' health, enabling better decision-making and skill management


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