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Tower Chrono
February 2023

Instanced PvE


Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of Durability icon
Minstrel's HelmSuperior Rune of Durability
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Minstrel's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Durability
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Minstrel's ChestSuperior Rune of Durability
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Minstrel's GlovesSuperior Rune of Durability
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Minstrel's LegsSuperior Rune of Durability
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Minstrel's BootsSuperior Rune of Durability

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Concentration icon
Minstrel's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Concentration
Focus icon Superior Sigil of Nullification icon
Minstrel's FocusSuperior Sigil of Nullification
Greatsword icon Superior Sigil of Concentration icon Superior Sigil of Cleansing icon
Minstrel's GreatswordSuperior Sigil of Concentration Superior Sigil of Cleansing


Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Minstrel's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Minstrel's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Minstrel's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Minstrel's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Minstrel's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Minstrel's Ring


Spherified Peppercorn-Spiced Oyster Soup icon Magnanimous Maintenance Oil icon
Spherified Peppercorn-Spiced Oyster Soup Magnanimous Maintenance Oil


Concentration WvW Infusion icon Resilient WvW Infusion icon
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Utility Skills



Tower solo cap

  1. Shatter before gliding for Stability
  2. Mantra of Recovery
  3. Into the Void near the center
  4. Weapon Swap
  5. Illusionary Wave to push mobs outside circle

Decoy can be used before bouncing up to the first tower to avoid mob aggro. If you’re nervous about solo capping this first tower can be great practice!

If you fail to capture the tower solo you can instead port your group up.

Portal up

  1. Drop Portal Entre on Tower
  2. Glide to group
  3. Clear mobs on the ground
  4. Mass Invisibility
  5. Mimic Portal Exeunt
  6. Capture tower


Tower Mesmer build was created specifically for the Wing 3 Escort raid encounter and has no use outside of it.

Build Fundamentals

Your main (and only role) will be capping towers during the escort. You will find a detailed description of your role in the boss encounter guide, with highlights here.

You can either solo cap the towers, or port the group up for a quick cap, but we encourage you at least try to solo! This build is extremely forgiving by being extremely tanky and having stability on each shatter skill, so if you fail to solo you will still be able to portal your group.

When you will get more and more comfortable with your role, you can start phasing out Minstrel’s gear for Berserker’s and Assassin’s items to be of more use at the end boss of the encounter. Additionally you can swap Scepter for Sword if you prefer.


When solo capping, Continuum Split can be used to double Illusionary Wave for extra leeway.

Illusionary Wave (Greatsword 5) only pushes 5 targets, so enemy Necromancer minions can make the skill miss one of the enemies. Additionally, the tower capture circle can be confusing – tower Mesmers should always have Portal Entre on their bar in case this goes wrong.

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