Chronomatic Anomaly Strategy/Tactics for Normal/Heroic

Last updated on Jan 07, 2017 at 12:54 by Furty 11 comments

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General Information

On this page, you will find a working strategy to defeat Chronomatic Anomaly in The Nighthold for both Normal and Heroic modes, which usually only differ by the tuning of the boss.

Here, we assume that you have read our descriptions of the abilities for this encounter.

The other pages of our Chronomatic Anomaly guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.



The raid should be loosely grouped to the left of the boss when it is engaged. The first Waning Time Particle will spawn on the left side, and they will alternate sides thereafter. The Time Particles always spawn a fixed distance from the boss, so the tanks need not bother moving the boss. Tanks should taunt swap every 7-9 stacks of Chronometric Particles Icon Chronometric Particles.



DPS should prioritize the killing of the Waning Time Particle above all else in order to interrupt Power Overwhelming Icon Power Overwhelming as quickly as possible. An interrupt rotation should be established to ensure no casts of Warp Nightwell Icon Warp Nightwell get through. When the Waning Time Particle is killed, the tank should immediately interact with the Temporal Rift Icon Temporal Rift to obtain a Temporal Charge Icon Temporal Charge. This allows them to use Temporal Smash Icon Temporal Smash to interrupt the boss' channel of Power Overwhelming Icon Power Overwhelming.


Time Bomb

Anyone afflicted with Time Bomb Icon Time Bomb should ensure they are out of the group when it expires. Pay special attention to your debuffs when the Passage of Time Icon Passage of Time changes as it will affect the remaining time of the debuff.



Healers should also pay special attention to the Time Release Icon Time Release debuff, as it can wipe the raid if left unattended. When the time state is in fast time, you will have much less time to react, so don't be caught off guard.


Burst of Time and Temporal Orbs

Do your best to avoid as many Burst of Time Icon Burst of Time casts as well as Temporal Orbs Icon Temporal Orbs as possible. While they are unlikely to kill players immediately on their own, they can add up to very high raid damage if many players are negligent in avoiding them and result in fatalities in combination with other abilities. The speed of these abilities is also affected by the flow of time, so take care when fast time is active.