GW2. Best Open World Build. Power Chronomancer. Mesmer PvE.
Last Update: May 2023
This Chronomancer build summons phantasms and clones in massive quantities, allowing it to hide behind an army of illusions which will deal damage and take the attention of enemies.
Focus on using the Sword 5 skill Phantasmal Swordsman because it will deal the most damage. Phantasms are your highest priority because they grant you quickness, might, and will heal you when you summon illusions. Optimize how many phantasms you can cast by recharging them with Signet of Illusions, or by casting them inside the Continuum Rift, which will reset all cooldowns.
Continuum Rift Combo:
Shield 4 > Scepter 2 (or Scepter 1) until three clones then begin the combo of
Shield 5 > Phantasmal Defender > Swap > Sword 5 + Continuum Rift > Gravity Well > Phantasmal Disenchanter > Signet of the Ether > Sword 5 > Phantasmal Disenchanter
Use as many phantasms in your continuum rift as possible, then repeat the entire combo again when you leave the rift. Try to land your Gravity Well and Shield 5 on as many targets as possible to lock them in place for your phantasms.
While waiting for your phantasms to recharge, swap to Scepter/Shield or use Well of Precognition for blocks, or use your Sword abilities while you have quickness. The sword attacks can do plenty of damage with quickness.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Secondary Weapon Set
- Weapon: Greatsword for ranged option
|Sword / Sword||Heal / Utility / Elite|
|Scepter / Shield|
- Utility: for mobility
- Utility: for reflect
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I see you use rupture sigil on sword/sword. But how to you interrupt with sword skills? F3 is a very long cooldown, so any other way to proc it often enough for the sigil to be useful? Does it proc on phatasmal defender?
Defender does yes, but also sword 4, shield 5 if you swap weapons while it is returning, and of course gravity well
Looks like the Aegis trait was just changed. Any suggestions on how to update the build?