Hybrid Chronomancer

Meta Support Build

Overview
Small Hitbox15035 DPSby Kite [up]
Guide

The Hybrid Chronomancer is the ideal support variant if you're playing with a Druid. It provides permanent Quickness and Alacrity while dealing relatively high personal DPS.

The build has access to the usual mesmer utilities such as and Stealth skips, strong reflects, boon strip and amazing crowd control skills. You can also run a focus for Pulls and reflects with .

While the sheer amount of possibilities are nice to look at, the Chronomancer is one of the harder builds to play as the skills require timing and good dynamic decision-making.

Equipment
Armor
  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Assassin

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

Weapons
  • Diviner Sword

    Concentration

  • Diviner Shield

    Impact

  • Empty
  • Diviner Sword

    Impact

Swap Weapons
  • Focus when reflects or pulls are needed
  • Pistol for extra CC
  • Torch for Might stacking
Back and trinkets
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Armor
  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

Weapons
  • Diviner Sword

    Force

  • Diviner Shield

    Impact

  • Empty
  • Diviner Sword

    Impact

Swap Weapons
  • Focus when reflects or pulls are needed
  • Pistol for extra CC
  • Torch for Might stacking
Back and trinkets
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Armor
  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Assassin

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Assassin

    Eagle

  • Diviner

    Eagle

  • Assassin

    Eagle

Weapons
  • Diviner Sword

    Force

  • Diviner Shield

    Impact

  • Empty
  • Diviner Sword

    Impact

Swap Weapons
  • Focus when reflects or pulls are needed
  • Pistol for extra CC
  • Torch for Might stacking
Back and trinkets
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Diviner
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Build
Traits
  • Dueling

  • Illusions

  • Chronomancer

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite

Inspi/Dueling by Kite [up] - 15k DPS

This build variant has the highest personal DPS but needs to keep up permanent Quickness and can't share Aegis.

Domination variant
  • Domination

The domination variant is recommended when you need more CC (take ) and required when enemy boons are present (take ).

Situational
Situational Traits
Enables you to strip boons simply by pressing your Shatter skills.
Increases your CC capabilities. Does not stack with though.
A slight DPS loss but adds quite some party healing.
Use it together with a focus for Pulls and reflects. Swap out your offhand sword in that case.
Increases the duration of all your Stealth skills by 50%.
Heals and removes conditions on you for every Shatter skill.
A strong personal condition cleanse.
Niche trait if you're using a Greatsword for very short encounters.
Situational Skills
A stronger group heal and condition cleanse if your party has problems with incoming damage.
One of the strongest reflect skills, protecting everyone inside from projectiles for 6 seconds.
Party escort service.
A 1200 range teleport. It breaks Stun on use, which means it gets executed even if there is no valid path to your mouse target - keep this in mind.
Enables you to use key utilities twice. Can not be combined with anymore.
Necessary if you need to remove boons and have no Spellbreaker.
Useful for party skipping. Provides 15 seconds of Stealth with and .
Details
Written Opener

Make sure you prestack Quickness and Alacrity before activating any Mistlock Singularity.

  1. Precast if possible

  2. Cast during the aftercast of one of the following skills:

    1. for maximum DPS (do and one before)
    2. if you need more CC and Alacrity
  3. Cast if equipped (or )

  4. and

  5. You will have enough time left for without , otherwise will end during the cast

  6. Cast and again

  7. -> ->

CC skills
600 damage
100-200 damage
100-400 damage
150 damage
150 damage with Slow
100 damage
99 damage with Chilled
Skill priority

As it is almost impossible to follow a fixed rotation in fractals, try to keep to the following list of priorities:

  1. Keep up Quickness using , and

  2. Keep up Alacrity using , and

  3. Break any defiance bar as fast as possible using , and

  4. Do as much DPS as possible

    1. Use with whenever ready
    2. Use off recharge, possibly twice with (with three illusions)
    3. Don't interrupt your auto-attack chains as the third hit () deals the most damage
    4. Cast (twice if traited) followed by whenever you have three illusions up and don't plan to use in the next 15 seconds
    5. is a DPS increase and grants personal Protection