Every since the Chrono rework (aka mass nerf), the class feels extremely awkward to play. I get needing to be nerfed for being top tier for so long, and it's at a decent place balance wise right now. I can get used to the new shatters, but the requirement of having a clone up to be able to shatter makes the class feel so incredibly clunky and bad. It feels this way in every single gamemode . In PvP, Chrono is just absolute dumpster tier right now, so it could use all the help it can get. In PvE, adding back the regular shatter mechanic of needing no clones wouldn't change much.
Please just make the class fun again, it wouldn't buff it too much to make it meta defining again.