Jables.4659 Posted July 15, 2019 Share Posted July 15, 2019 As I was going through the CM+T4 daily routine today I started thinking about the upcoming changes to Chronomancer would impact the way I play. After the heavy nerfs to Boon Chrono its rarely used in PUGs, so I've been playing Power DPS Chronomancer for quite some time. Its not even close to being an optimal in combat DPS class due to the delayed nature of phantasms, but it generally makes up for this with all of the skips and utility it provides out of combat. In the Uncategorized fractal I did my usual thing of swapping to Portal, cont. splitting mass invisibility and then going through the initial JP and porting my party up. It dawned on me that with the loss of the "illusionary persona effect" in tomorrow's patch, this will no longer be possible. Another case where this same tactic comes in handy is Molten Boss, where a chronomancer can lay a portal at the initial mistlock, cont split mass invis with PU traited, grab mistlock, and then begin running solo past the mobs double mass invis'ing again as you run to lay the exit portal on the fire aoe bridge without dragging the mobs down with you. Other skips like the Aetherblade blink past the electic bridge will remain, but it feels like Anet is continually decreasing Chronomancer's offerings to a Fractal party without compensating Mesmer with much of anything. Condition Mirage is amazing on some raid bosses, but its fairly lackluster in Fractals where the fights are too short to make good use condition damage. I guess I just wanted to vent a little bit about how my favorite class is becoming more and more irrelevant in Fractals as each balance patch arrives. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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