We entered the boss with power chronos as a meme to see their performance. It didn’t take long until we broke the current record by a couple of seconds but we didn’t want to stop there. Biggest time-save is the 3rd bubble skip, which happens 1:36-1:39 into the fight. That alone saved us full 10s. To achieve the bubble skip we had to take damage from Matthias’ attack Shards of Rage which in most cases you have your boonDD/Thief block (or druid with staff5). That gave us a 10% damage buff for 20s in the Abomination Phase. Since Chronos do not have a natural self sustain and Matthias fight is very aura heavy, we had a heal-Thief who kept us alive. We also took 1 Devastation condition renegade who provided Assassin’s Presence for the Chronos while also providing alacrity alongside the other condition Renegade.
Also, to not have the need to spread so much on the last phase, we had the Chronos stack and purposely kill themselves only to be revived by the Warrior’s Elite banner, this way we got some more aa’s in before the bubble would appear. We also used onheal-food just so we could push the bubble skip.
Big idea to tank the shards in abomination belongs to Muru who convinced the group that almost killing themselves will result in a great kill.
Before we started using the Banner to revive in the last phase, our BS used it to revive many, many…many people throughout https://youtu.be/TjwWjb1Wo1U .
Composition: We optimised AP by grouping the Chronos and Devastation Renegade. Taking the power Warrior in a sole group with EA further buffed their DPS. Then grouping the condition SLB and other Renegade boosts the Renegade’s DPS by quite a bit and lastly the heal-Thief in his own subgroup to give the chronos the most heal possible while not stealing AP.
Koszkaty | Warrior The Hero https://youtu.be/0aH2GruMinY
Frenzy | Renegade https://youtu.be/Fx8aNG3LUgg
Muru | Deva Renegade https://youtu.be/HQKq8KkBEV0
ster | pChrono 🙁
Saturo | pChrono https://youtu.be/xglUZPTGeJo
Crosis | pChrono https://youtu.be/M6PUZcVUFQI
Incera | Defender pChrono https://youtu.be/KCgXriBoE5c
Tantor | Defender pChrono https://youtu.be/83PfTS0rol4
Solwolfer | Soulbeast https://youtu.be/TBt4pPdz9PE
Holo | Thealf https://youtu.be/m5iizd79Fv4
Composition We optimised AP by grouping the Chronos and Devastation Renegade. Taking the power Warrior in a sole group with EA further buffed their DPS. Then grouping the condition SLB and other Renegade boosts the Renegade’s DPS by quite a bit and lastly the heal-Thief in his own subgroup to give the chronos the most heal possible while not stealing AP.
As a note of what we tried:
- We tried running a more offensive boon Daredevil instead of the heal-Thief while swapping impact Sigils on the Chronos for water Sigils. This proved to be quite unstable for us and we couldn’t survive quite often. Also tanking shards would be rather difficult so it was not worth continuing with this
- When we initially wanted to tank the shards we tried condition Tempest with Rebound and “Wash the Pain Away!” but the DPS from the Tempest was too low.
- Swapping the Slb for another Chrono resulted in the same group DPS as with it but we decided to stick with the Slb for no particular reason https://youtu.be/mLlpd_7QubA.
- We tried swapping the Invocation condition Renegade for another chrono and having all of the chronos run alacrity well to compensate and help the Devastation Renegade. Overall alacrity was fine except on the boon-Thief which resulted in worse resistance uptime so we decided not to go through with it.
Special thanks to Quatsch
The biggest timesave over the current record is that we skip being ported on the 2nd phase. Initially, we discovered that if you’re not on the platform when you should be ported, you will not be ported so we thought about jumping off the platform and gliding back when the text appeared at 40% and 20%. Later we found out that on the edge of the main platform you are on a layer on top of the main platform, so you are not eligible to be ported. We used the same comp SC did and same strategy with almost no adjustments apart from immediate Continuum Split in P2 and using devastation condi Renegade over the standard power alacrity Renegade. We also tried to test other classes like hybrid Soulbeast and in this clip you can see how it went
. We used onheal food just for some extra DPS although it did not result in too much of an increase in P1 speed over SC.
The reason we even found the skip is because Moe wanted to try some portal shenanigans to come back from the mini game and in the end said “lets try and jump off the platform” which ended up being the key to success. We hope this discovery will produce many different new Xera kills that do not include pChronos in the future.
Koszkaty | pChrono |
ster | pChrono | https://youtu.be/QoDG3hx46nI
Frenzy | pChrono | https://youtu.be/uQnHPsVuCl4
Holo | pChrono | https://youtu.be/VYsA3e9CR8s
Moe | pChrono 🙁
Tantor | Defender pChrono | https://youtu.be/ye92eBhhw-Q
Saturo | Defender pChrono | https://youtu.be/AhGjTTVqYv4
Incera | Devastation Renegade | https://youtu.be/Dlmi2scMB1k
B A N N E R Slave | Banner Berserker | https://youtu.be/DMdPCJxstMs
Quatsch | Gf Druid | https://youtu.be/XJKRgTtrTsI
In a previous kill for “memes”, we used on res food https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sharpening_Skull but later we found out it was not allowed per speedrun.com and therefore also RL rules. We had 1 person die in pre on that last button and before P2 2 people would glide earlier then we would revive them to get the buff. Along with other stats it gave us 75 precision which allowed us to change some Assassin armor pieces into Berserker.
Moe | pChrono | https://youtu.be/wq_D4aONWO0
Tantor | Defender pChrono | https://youtu.be/RGfiYMLgIgs
Saturo | Defender pChrono | https://youtu.be/Vafa2BscEYk
Koszkaty | pChrono | https://youtu.be/Ecspn2Y2zTc
Quatsch | Druid | https://youtu.be/bFtlPO7qA8A
Holo | pChrono | https://youtu.be/9XMtsMU5rdQ
Special thanks to Lawitz
We hope you enjoyed the kill and see you ingame!
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