Meet the Chronomancer: Mesmer's Elite Specialization
Arenanet has provided the first blog post on an elite specialization, namely the Chronomancer specialization for the mesmer. The chronomancer focuses on time manipulation to destroy enemies. You can find the entire blog post here.
Here's where things get fun. Shifting back to the original timeline reverts the chronomancer's health, endurance, and all cooldowns (yes, even the elite skill) back to the state they were in when the shatter was first activated. This skill essentially gives the chronomancer a reset button and allows for tricks such as casting any skill twice, avoiding a killing blow, or simply tactically repositioning yourself. Remember Tides of Time from earlier in this article? Skillful use of Continuum Split will allow you to catch two returning time waves, doubling the effectiveness of the recharge bonus while gaining twice the benefits. I'm personally excited to see what kinds of strategies will be coming from our players once this specialization is available.