Chromie

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Chromie
ChromieArt.jpg

"Here we go again!"

Basic Info
Title Keeper of Time
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png 750 / 10,000Money.png
Release Date May 17, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1390
Health Regen 2.9
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.625
Attack Speed 1.0
Attack Range 7
Attack Damage 82
Data Page

Chromie, the Keeper of Time, is a Ranged Assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. At first glance, Chromie appears to be an ordinary gnome. In truth, she is Chronormu, Bronze Dragon and a master of time. When it comes to temporal manipulation, there's no problem she can't solve... with some help from her future self, of course.

Chromie is a long-range mage with high burst damage. She requires good timing and setup.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Chromie (aka Chronormu) is a bronze dragon, tasked with maintaining and restoring Azeroth's timeline. Disguised as a gnome, Chromie would ask adventurers in World of Warcraft to help her maintaining the timeline and was eventually sent by the bronze dragonflight to investigate the Nexus.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Chromie is a long range, high burst damage Mage, who requires good timing and setup. When playing Chromie, it is of utmost importance to anticipate your target's movement path, since both Sand Blast and Dragon's Breath come with a short delay.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Outstanding poke
  • Extremely long range
  • High burst damage output

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Low health pool
  • High learning curve
  • Requires good positioning
  • Below average mobility

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Timewalker Icon.png
D
Timewalker
Chromie has traveled to the future, and as such, will learn her Talents 2 levels earlier than her teammates!
Detonate Time Trap
Detonate active Time Traps.
Sand Blast Icon.png
Q
Sand Blast
50 Mana Cooldown: 3 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, fire a missile that deals 315 damage to the first enemy hit. Deals 50 damage to Structures.
Casting Sand Blast leaves an Echo behind that mimics Chromie's Sand Blast, and Basic Attack, dealing 40% damage. Maximum of 1 Echo active at a time.
  • Range: 15
Dragon's Breath Icon.png
W
Dragon's Breath
65 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Vector Targeting
Launch 3 blasts into the air that land every 0.75 seconds towards the targeted direction, dealing 204 damage each.
  • Range: 15
  • Radius: 2
Time Trap Icon.png
E
Time Trap
20 Mana Cooldown: 18 seconds
Place a Time Trap that arms and Stealths after 2 seconds. Chromie's Trait can be activated to detonate the trap, placing all nearby allied or enemy Heroes in Time Stop for 2 seconds. Maximum of 1 trap active at a time.
  • Time Traps can be destroyed by enemies.
Slowing Sands Icon.png
R
Slowing Sands
3 per second Mana Cooldown: 5 seconds
Summon a sand vortex that Slows enemies by 5% every 0.25 seconds, up to 70%.
  • Radius: 3.5
Temporal Loop Icon.png
R
Temporal Loop
60 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds
Choose an enemy Hero. After 3 seconds, they are teleported back to the location where Temporal Loop was cast on them.
Basic Abilities recharge 500% faster for 3 seconds after casting Temporal Loop.
  • Range: 11

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Once Again the First Time Icon.png
Once Again the First Time
❢ Quest: Hit 40 Heroes with Sand Blast.
❢ Reward: Increase the maximum number of active Echoes to 2.
Deep Breathing Icon.png
Deep Breathing
❢ Quest: Every time Dragon's Breath hits a Hero increase its damage by 3, up to 60.
❢ Reward: After hitting 25 Heroes, increase its damage by an additional 75 and also increase Chromie's vision radius by 100%.
Timewalker's Pursuit Icon.png
Timewalker's Pursuit
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Active: Activate to reveal a targeted area for 2 Seconds. Enemies are Revealed for 4 Seconds.
❢ Quest: Gather 15 Regeneration Globes.
❢ Reward: After gathering 15 Globes, Chromie gains 10% Spell Power.
2
Chronic Conditions Icon.png
Chronic Conditions
After its Time Stop ends, enemies affected by Time Trap are Slowwed by 30% for 3 seconds and allies gain 30% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
Time Troubles Icon.png
Time Troubles
After its Time Stop ends, enemies affected by Time Trap lose 20 Armor for 3 seconds and allies gain 20 Armor for 3 seconds.
Andorhal Anomaly Icon.png
Andorhal Anomaly
Increase the charges and maximum active Time Traps to 3, and reduce its cooldown by 8 seconds.
  • Upon placing 4th trap the oldest one disappears.
5
Bronze Talons Icon.png
Bronze Talons
Hitting a Hero with Sand Blast grants 30% additional Basic Attack damage for 5 seconds.
Mobius Loop Icon.png
Mobius Loop
Hitting a Hero with Dragon's Breath reduces its cooldown by 1.5 seconds and restores 40 Mana.
A Proper Greeting Icon.png
A Proper Greeting
Damaging a Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed enemy Hero grants 25% additional damage for 5 seconds.
8
Slowing Sands Icon.png
Slowing Sands
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Summon a sand vortex that Slows enemies by 5% every 0.25 seconds, up to 70%.
Temporal Loop Icon.png
Temporal Loop
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Choose an enemy Hero. After 3 seconds, they are teleported back to the location where Temporal Loop was cast on them.
Basic Abilities recharge 500% faster for 3 seconds after casting Temporal Loop.
11
Gnome Speed Ahead! Icon.png
Gnome Speed Ahead!
After casting Sand Blast, Chromie gains 20% Movement Speed and 200% increased Health Regeneration for 3 seconds.
Here and There Icon.png
Here and There
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to an area near an Echo, swapping it with Chromie's previous location.
Time Out Icon.png
Time Out
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Active: Activate to place Chromie in Stasis and gain Invulnerability for up to 5 seconds. Can be reactivated to end the effect early.
14
Shifting Sands Icon.png
Shifting Sands
Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast grants 5% Spell Power for 8 seconds, up to a maximum of 50%. The duration is refreshed whenever an enemy is damaged with Sand Blast.
Fast Forward Icon.png
Fast Forward
If Sand Blast travels at least 50% of its base distance and hits a Hero, its cooldown is reduced to 0.5 seconds.
Quantum Overdrive Icon.png
Quantum Overdrive
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to increase Spell Power by 25% for 8 seconds. Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast reduces this cooldown by 3 seconds.
18
Unravelling Icon.png
Unravelling
Every 0.25 seconds, enemy Heroes Slowed by Slowing Sands have their Spell Armor reduced by 5 up to 30.
Stuck in a Loop Icon.png
Stuck in a Loop
Temporal Loop teleports the target a second time after the first, and Basic Abilities continue recharging for an additional 3 seconds. Increase the cooldown recharge rate from 500% to 700%.
Piercing Sands Icon.png
Piercing Sands
Sand Blast now pierces all enemies hit.
Blessing of the Bronze Icon.png
Blessing of the Bronze
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Active: Activate to cause Chromie and all allied Heroes to gain 20% Movement Speed and their Basic Abilities recharge 35% faster for 8 seconds.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Chromie/Quotes


Skins[edit | edit source]

Chromie Skins
 
Rare Keeper of Time
Backstory: At first glance, Chromie appears to be an ordinary gnome. In truth, she is Chronormu, Bronze Dragon and a master of time. When it comes to temporal manipulation, there's no problem she can't solve... with some help from her future self, of course.
Chromie Keeper of Time.jpg
Gem.png 750 / 10,000Money.png
Keeper of Time
Chromie Ruby.jpg
Free
Ruby
Chromie Emerald.jpg
Free
Emerald
Chromie Obsidian.jpg
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Obsidian
Epic Dream Genie
Backstory: Despite their immense magical power, Luxorian genies usually guide and influence mortals by appearing in their dreams. Chromie, however, favors a more direct approach.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Chromie Dream Genie.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Chromie Dream Genie Scarlet.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Scarlet
Chromie Dream Genie Dreamie.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Dreamie
Chromie Dream Genie Verdant.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Verdant
Chromie Dream Genie Elegant.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Elegant
Epic Fel Queen
Backstory: There are an infinite number of timelines and fixing any of them can be a tricky proposition. But this one where Chromie is Queen of the Fel Drakes?, Yeah, that seems worth looking into.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Chromie Fel Queen.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Chromie Fel Queen Golden.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Golden
Chromie Fel Queen Crimson.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Crimson
Chromie Fel Queen Violet.jpg
Gem.png 350 / 400Shard.png
Violet
Rare Timewalker
Backstory: The vestments of a Bronze Dragon are blessed by a power that exists beyond time and space. They are a fragment of both who Chromie was and who she is still yet to be.
Chromie Timewalker.jpg
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Chromie Timewalker Iron.jpg
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Iron
Chromie Timewalker Lil-Ming.jpg
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Lil-Ming
Chromie Timewalker Leper.jpg
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Leper
Chromie Event Skins
 
Rare Creepie Hallow's End
Backstory: This is definitely the darkest timeline.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Chromie Creepie.jpg
100Shard.png
Chromie Creepie Innocent.jpg
100Shard.png
Innocent
Chromie Creepie Haunted.jpg
100Shard.png
Haunted
Chromie Creepie Dottie.jpg
100Shard.png
Dottie
Chromie Creepie Monster.jpg
100Shard.png
Monster
Legendary Techno Vandal Caldeum Complex
Backstory: Chromie, the leader of the Azure Dragons is an elusive hacker and anti-corporate street artist. Lately, her work has taken a turn for the dark, as if she sees something sinister rising from beneath the city.
Features: Themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Caldeum Complex skins.
Chromie Techno Vandal.jpg
Gem.png 900 / 1,800Shard.png
Chromie Techno Vandal Jade.jpg
Gem.png 900 / 1,800Shard.png
Jade
Chromie Techno Vandal Amber.jpg
Gem.png 900 / 1,800Shard.png
Amber

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Chromie Portraits
 
Azure Dragon Chromie Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Azure Dragon Chromie
Carbot Chromie Portrait.png
Carbot Chromie
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Chromie Hero Portrait.png
Chromie Hero
Chromie Mastery Portrait.png
Chromie Mastery
Creepie Chromie Portrait.png
Hallow's End Creepie Chromie
40Shard.png
Fel Queen Chromie Portrait.png
Fel Queen Chromie
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png
Timewalker Chromie Icon Portrait.png
Timewalker Chromie Icon
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png

Toon Techno Vandal Chromie Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Toon Techno Vandal Chromie
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png
WoW Chromie Portrait.png
WoW Chromie
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Chromie Sprays
 
Carbot Chromie Spray.png
Carbot Chromie
Gem.png 120 / 75Shard.png
Creepie Chromie Spray.png
Hallow's End Creepie Chromie
40Shard.png
Sands of Time Castle Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Sands of Time Castle
40Shard.png
Magical Gal Chromie Spray.png
Magical Gal Chromie
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png
Techno Vandal Chromie Spray.png
Caldeum Complex Techno Vandal Chromie
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png
Techno Vandal Chromie Graffiti Spray.png
Caldeum Complex Techno Vandal Chromie Graffiti
Gem.png 180 / 112Shard.png
Timestop-corn Spray.png
Timestop-corn
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png

Timewalker Chromie Icon Spray.png
Timewalker Chromie Icon
Gem.png 75 / 40Shard.png

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Chromie Pack 1 Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Happy.png Chromie Pack 2 Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Happy.png Chromie Happy :chromiehappy:
:chrohappy:
Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Angry.png Chromie Angry :chromieangry:
:chroangry:
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie ROFL.png Chromie ROFL :chromielol:
:chromierofl:
:chrolol:
:chrorofl:
Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Cool.png Chromie Cool :chromiecool:
:chrocool:
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Sad.png Chromie Sad :chromiesad:
:chrosad:
Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Oops.png Chromie Embarrassed :chromieoops:
:chromieembarrassed:
:chrooops:
:chroembarrassed:
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Silly.png Chromie Silly :chromiesilly:
:chrosilly:
Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Love.png Chromie in Love :chromielove:
:chromieinlove:
:chrolove:
:chroinlove:
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Meh.png Chromie Speechless :chromiemeh:
:chromiespeechless:
:chromeh:
:chrospeechless:
Emoji Chromie Pack 2 Chromie Surprised.png Chromie Surprised :chromiewow:
:chromiesurprised:
:chrowow:
:chrosurprised:

Reworks[edit | edit source]

Lead Game Designer, Brett Crawford, acknowledged the issues that Chromies long-ranged playstyle causes in-game: "We have always kind of had a problem making artillery Mages feel good in our game. There were times and, it was something that we thought players would enjoy, is that we spent a lot of time thinking about what Chromie would be if we just made her a Time Mage instead of an artillery Mage. So we went through the thought process of, 'Can she slow down the entire Battlefield?' At the end of the day, there were so many people that love playing the long-range poke hero so we felt it would be a disservice to not go that route."[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chromie first appeared in World of Warcraft (November 2004).
  • Chromie was teased as a new hero with a Twitter gif showing the shadow of a dragon.[2]
  • Chromie is voiced by Karen Strassman.
  • Chromie is the smallest hero in the game.
  • Chromie was the first dragon hero in the game.
  • All of Chromie's base skin tints have the color schemes of different dragonflights. Emerald Chromie resembles a member of the Green Dragonflight; Ruby Chromie resembles a member of the Red Dragonflight; and Obsidian Chromie resembles a member of the Black Dragonflight.
  • The Iron Timewalker Chromie skin resembles a Dark Iron dwarf.
  • The Lil-Ming Timewalker Chromie skin resembles Li-Ming, as the name implies.
  • The Leper Timewalker Chromie skin resembles a leper gnome.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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