Chronomatic Anomaly, Healer Guide

Patch 7.1.5 Updated
Jan 16, 2017

Chronomatic Anomaly Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a healer-focused strategy for Chronomatic Anomaly in The Nighthold. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

  • Throughout the fight, players and the boss will be affected by Passage of Time. This will change your movement speed, casting speed, attack speed, and cooldown duration.
  • The tank will take steadily increasing damage as Chronometric Particles stacks higher.
    • If they reach 9 stacks, they will die and the entire group will take moderate damage from Chronometric Overload.
  • Avoid the impact locations of Burst of Time.
  • Avoid the Temporal Orbs as they move across the room.
  • On Heroic, when affected by Time Bomb move as far away from the group as possible.
  • Players affected by Time Release will need to be healed as much as possible before it expires to help mitigate the damage the group takes.
  • Waning Time Particles will spawn periodically.
    • Chronomate deals damage to whoever is tanking the Particle.
    • They continually cast Warp Nightwell which deals increasing damage to the group.
      • This should be interrupted as much as possible. On Heroic, when the Particle reaches 30%, this ability is no longer interruptable.
    • When killed, they leave behind a Temporal Rift.
      • Touching a Rift will give you a Temporal Charge, causing increasing damage over time to the affected player.
  • When Chronomatic Anomaly casts Power Overwhelming it must be interrupted by someone with a Temporal Charge standing inside it.

Mythic Differences

Looking at the Dungeon Journal, there doesn't seem to be anything different on Mythic difficulty, besides of course everything hitting harder and having more health.

Healing Strategy

Healing this fight will change between easy and difficult depending on how the flow of time is altering cooldowns and abilities.

  • On Heroic, be aware of the burst damage from  Time Bomb. This shouldn't require and group-healing cooldowns unless the affected player didn't make it far enough away.
  • Be aware of the raid damage caused by Waning Time Particles if they aren't interrupted.
  • The group will take critical damage if Power Overwhelming is not interrupted immediately.

Debuffs to Track

  • Time Release is a healing absorb that must be healed quickly to prevent excessive group-wide damage.
  • Temporal Charge causes the affected player to need additional healing.

DBM Settings

Below are the DBM settings I'll be using for Chronomatic Anomaly. You can set them up however you'd like, but these ones should work well as a starting point. Some settings may be Mythic only.

Settings will be added after the initial DBM update following Nighthold's release. This will ensure the most accurate settings.

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