The Power Chronomancer is the strongest (and only) build for Mesmer in fractals. Despite having one of the highest benchmarks in the game, this build is not that great in fractals due to long rampup times which make it strong for PuGs and a suboptimal pick for faster groups. If necessary the build can bring its ownand making it rather self sufficient.
To succeed as a Power Chronomancer in higher-end groups you'll need to be able to adapt your rotation on the go and push the limits of your class, but even then you will probably be a hinderance for your group.
You'll provide boon removal through your clones, auto-attack chains,and .
The Mesmer provides an optimal skipping toolset for T4 fractals which should be utilized.
This build profits from sigils like as well as slaying potions such as .
Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!
The goal of this build is to reach 100% critical chance when the boss is under the effects ofto do this you will require to have either or . If you'd rather not rely on having those you need 200 AR to reach 100% with just and , assuming .
Swords and Foci with , and other slaying sigils.
Torch for stealth, blasting and precasting
Greatsword for precasting at certain bosses.
Staff for precasting at certain bosses
Shield for CC, blocks and precasting
Pistol for CC and precasting
You can go this Illusions variant over the Domination traitline when you're facinguptime issues to be more sulf-sufficient in bad groups, if you're also lacking and consider going as well.
|If you're playing with Greatsword instead of Focus.|
|If you can't phase the boss with just the from and , then this could be better.|
Swap outbefore any other skill.
|For MAMA CM and situational uses in T4.|
|Faster and slightly higher defiance bar damage than|
|For precasting at bosses, and for double casting for skips.|
|When you have issues with boons on the boss(should only be used in extreme cases).|
|For precasting before the boss.|
|Mainly for Artsariiv to reflect Taw Shot.|
|Alternative to on shorter phases, where you can't make use of the charges of the mantra.|
|For skipping sections of the fractal for your party.|
|1200 range blink, use it for skips!|
|For stealthing your party for skips, can be combined with and for 18 seconds of stealth.|
|Situational uses such as the Underground Facility door.|
|600 range leap, can be cancelled mid-air for slightly more range.|
|450 range blink, 3 charges.|
|1200-2400(1500 activation) range targeted teleport. This skill is tricky because of its random nature but allows for some skips.|
The idea behind playing Power Chronomancer in fractals is to provideduring your bursts. Try to optimize your generator skills for each phase with this in mind.
If you lose yourself in the rotation follow this priority list.
Cast your phantasms whenever ready
Useto recharge them all
Usebut always keep one charge except at the end of the fight (if possible during )
Usewith three clones as much as possible only delay it for
Usewhenever you don't have any clones, situationally you can shatter it with three clones such as in your burst rotation or when a phase is about to end and is on cooldown.
Useand (if used) off recharge
Remember that your personal damage skills are faster than phantasms, but that they deal more damage over time, this means thatand Auto-Attacks get higher priority if the boss is close to phasing.
Apart from doing DPS, you'll also have access to a wide range of utilities which can all be used twice withif needed. Cast to quickly get up another illusion.
|50 damage per second|
Golem rotations out of the raid builds are generally suboptimal in fractals due toand phases being much shorter compared to raids. The raid rotations are optimized for sustained DPS while in fractals a player needs the ability to adapt a rotation to the amount of time a group needs to finish a phase.
It's important to note that phantasms do not benefit from most modifiers, unless it is stated to be the case.
They do however benefit from.
At the Mistlock Singularity
At the boss(spawnable bosses)
At the boss(prespawned bosses)
Swap to Greatsword from inventory
Swap to Focus and proceed with the regular rotation
If you want to be more self-sufficient in fractals you can get a 100% boon duration set and take.
Then enter, cast all shatters, exit , cast all shatters again and use . Precast and take the singularity.
Alternatively you can also precastto help with uptime.
These are basic openers, refer to the video for more advanced openers(video description for written rotation).