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Chromie
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"Here we go again!"

Basic Info
Title Keeper of Time
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem750 / Money10,000
Release Date May 17, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1390
Health Regen 2.8984
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[ | ]

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[ | ]

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[ | ]

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

Weaknesses[ | ]

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

Abilities[ | ]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Timewalker Icon
Timewalker

Chromie has traveled to the future, and as such, will learn her Talents 2 levels earlier than her teammates!

Detonate Time Trap Icon
D
Detonate Time Trap
Cooldown: 2 seconds

Detonate active Time Traps.


Type: Status effect
Affects: Allied & Enemy Heroes, Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Range: Global
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.0

  • Detonate Time Trap is put on cooldown every time a new Time Trap is placed.
Sand Blast Icon
Q
Sand Blast
20 Mana Cooldown: 3 seconds

After 0.5 seconds, fire a missile that deals 305 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.


Type: Spell Damage / Invulnerable Summon
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Skillshot
Cast time: 0.5 + 0 seconds
Range: 15.4
Hitbox: 1.25 x 1.0
Missile speed: 24

  • Sand Blasts fired by Sand Echoes count for Sand Blast related talents and quests.
  • Sand Echoes will still cast Sand Blast even if Chromie's cast is interrupted by an enemy (as with most Basic Abilities, interrupting Sand Blast refunds its cooldown and Mana cost to Chromie, potentially allowing many casts by Sand Echoes in rapid succession).
  • Sand Echoes' Basic Attacks deal Physical Damage.
  • Sand Echoes' damage reduction stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers.
Dragon's Breath Icon
W
Dragon's Breath
65 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds

Launch 3 blasts into the air that land every 0.75 seconds toward the targeted direction, dealing 215 damage each.


Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Vector Targeting
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Range: 13
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.0
Blast spacing: 2.0 (center to center)

  • First blast lands 0.75 seconds after a successful cast.
  • First cast point determines the location of first blast and second the direction of following blasts.
Time Trap Icon
E
Time Trap
20 Mana Cooldown: 15 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.


Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.1875 + 0 seconds
Range: 6.0

Time Trap
Type: Passive
Scaling: 4.00% (health)
Properties: Stealth
Health: 400
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Unit radius: 0.75
Sight radius: 3.5
Slowing Sands Icon
R
Slowing Sands
Cooldown: 5 seconds

5 Mana per second
Summon a sand vortex that Slows enemies by 10% every 0.25 seconds, up to 70%.


Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Slow
Cast time: Instant
Range: 8
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 3.5
Tickrate: 4.0 per second

  • Slowing Sands is interrupted and put on cooldown when Chromie cancels the ability, runs out of Mana or moves 30 units away from it.
  • Each Hero has their own stack counter. Stacks are reset immediately when the affected Hero leaves the area.
  • 0.75 Mana is consumed per tick.
  • Cannot be picked in ARAM games.
Temporal Loop Icon
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.


Type: Crowd Control
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Displacement, Unremovable debuff
Cast time: 0.1875 + 0 seconds
Range: 8.0

  • Temporal Loop cannot be removed, but its displacement effect will be prevented if the target is Unstoppable when it triggers.

Talents[ | ]

1
Once Again the First Time Icon
Once Again the First Time

❢ Quest: Hit 40 Heroes with Sand Blast from Chromie or her Echoes.

❢ Reward: Increase the maximum number of active Echoes to 2, and increase Echo damage to 45%.

Deep Breathing Icon
Deep Breathing

❢ Quest: Every time Dragon’s Breath hits an enemy Hero, increase its damage by 1%, up to 20%.

❢ Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, reduce the cooldown of Dragon’s Breath by 4 seconds and its Mana cost from 65 to 40.


Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability
Timewalker's Pursuit Icon
Timewalker's Pursuit

Cooldown: 25 seconds
Gain 10% Spell Power and reduce the arming time of Time Traps by 0.75 seconds. Activate to reveal the targeted area for 4 seconds. Enemies seen are revealed for 4 seconds.


Type: Status effect (active) / Offensive damage modifier, Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: Global
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 10
Tickrate: 16.0 per second

  • Does not dismount.
  • Spell Power from Timewalker's Pursuit stacks additively with itself and other sources of Spell Power as well as other offensive damage modifiers and healing dealt modifiers affecting the Chromie.
2
Chronic Conditions Icon
Chronic Conditions

After its Time Stop ends, enemies affected by Time Trap are Slowed by 30% for 3 seconds and allies gain 30% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.


Type: Crowd Control / Status effect
Affects: Enemies / Allies
Properties: Slow, Movement Speed
Time Troubles Icon
Time Troubles

After its Time Stop ends, enemies affected by Time Trap lose 15 Armor for 3 seconds and allies gain 30 Armor for 3 seconds.


Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemies / Allies
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with other negative/positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Andorhal Anomaly Icon
Andorhal Anomaly

Increase the charges and maximum active Time Traps to 3, and reduce its cooldown by 8 seconds.


  • Upon placing a 4th Trap the oldest one disappears.
  • Time Traps cannot be placed such that their detonation radiuses overlap.
5
Bronze Talons Icon
Bronze Talons

Hitting a Hero with Sand Blast from Chromie or her Echoes grants 50% additional Basic Attack damage for 5 seconds.


Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additionally with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Chromie's Basic Attack damage.
Mobius Loop Icon
Mobius Loop

Dragon’s Breath deals 30% bonus damage to enemies hit by its center. Enemy Heroes hit by its center are Slowed by 60% for 0.75 seconds.

A Proper Greeting Icon
A Proper Greeting

Damaging a Stunned, Rooted, or Slowed enemy Hero grants 20% additional damage for 3 seconds.


Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additionally with other offensive damage modifiers affecting Chromie's damage output.
8
Slowing Sands Icon
Slowing Sands

Cooldown: 5 seconds
Summon a sand vortex that Slows enemies by 10% every 0.25 seconds, up to 70%.

Temporal Loop Icon
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
Gnome Speed Ahead!

After casting Sand Blast, Chromie gains 20% Movement Speed and 200% increased Health Regeneration for 3 seconds.


Type: Bonus Health regeneration
Scaling: -
Here and There Icon
Here and There

Cooldown: 20 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to an area near an Echo, swapping it with Chromie's previous location.


Type: Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 20
Radius: 11 (from Echo)
Time Out Icon
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.


Type: Status Effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stasis
Cast time: Instant

  • Time Out can be reactivated after 0.5 seconds to end its effect early.
14
Shifting Sands Icon
Shifting Sands

Hitting an enemy Hero with Chromie's primary Sand Blast grants 5% Spell Power for 8 seconds, up to a maximum of 50%. The duration is refreshed whenever an enemy is damaged by the primary Sand Blast.


Type: Offensive damage modifier, Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Spell Power

  • Spell Power from Shifting Sands stacks additively with itself and other sources of Spell Power as well as other offensive damage modifiers and healing dealt modifiers affecting Chromie.
Fast Forward Icon
Fast Forward

If Chromie's primary Sand Blast travels at least 50% of its base distance and hits a Hero, its cooldown is reduced to 0.5 seconds and it refunds 10 Mana.

Quantum Overdrive Icon
Quantum Overdrive

Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to increase Spell Power by 30% for 8 seconds. Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast reduces this cooldown by 3 seconds.


Type: Offensive damage modifier, Healing dealt modifier
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Spell Power
Cast time: Instant

  • Spell Power from Quantum Overdrive stacks additively with itself and other sources of Spell Power as well as other offensive damage modifiers and healing dealt modifiers affecting Chromie.
18
Unravelling Icon
Unravelling

Every 0.25 seconds, enemy Heroes Slowed by Slowing Sands have their Spell Armor reduced by 10, up to 50. Slowing Sands persists for 5 seconds after it is canceled.


Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Spell Armor reduction

  • After being deactivated, Slowing Sands still continues to consume Mana until it expires.
  • Stacks additively with itself, but not with other negative Spell Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Stuck in a Loop Icon
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
Piercing Sands

Sand Blast casts from Chromie and her Echoes now pierce all enemies hit.

Blessing of the Bronze Icon
Blessing of the Bronze

Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate to cause Chromie and all allied Heroes to gain 20% Movement Speed and their Basic Abilities to recharge 35% faster for 8 seconds.

Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast from Chromie or her Echoes reduces the cooldown of Blessing of the Bronze by 1 second.


Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

Builds and guides[ | ]

Icy Veins Chromie Guide

Chromie Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Chromie Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[ | ]

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
Gem750 / Money10,000
Keeper of Time
Chromie Ruby
Free
Ruby
Chromie Emerald
Free
Emerald
Chromie Obsidian
Gem120 / Shard75
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
Gem350 / Shard400
Chromie Dream Genie Scarlet
Gem350 / Shard400
Scarlet
Chromie Dream Genie Dreamie
Gem350 / Shard400
Dreamie
Chromie Dream Genie Verdant
Gem350 / Shard400
Verdant
Chromie Dream Genie Elegant
Gem350 / Shard400
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
Gem350 / Shard400
Chromie Fel Queen Golden
Gem350 / Shard400
Golden
Chromie Fel Queen Crimson
Gem350 / Shard400
Crimson
Chromie Fel Queen Violet
Gem350 / Shard400
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
Gem120 / Shard75
Chromie Timewalker Iron
Gem120 / Shard75
Iron
Chromie Timewalker Lil-Ming
Gem120 / Shard75
Lil-Ming
Chromie Timewalker Leper
Gem120 / Shard75
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
Gem120 / Shard75
Chromie Creepie Innocent
Gem120 / Shard75
Innocent
Chromie Creepie Haunted
Gem120 / Shard75
Haunted
Chromie Creepie Dottie
Gem120 / Shard75
Dottie
Chromie Creepie Monster
Gem120 / Shard75
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
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Chromie Techno Vandal Jade
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Jade
Chromie Techno Vandal Amber
Gem600 / Shard1,200
Amber

Portraits[ | ]

Chromie Portraits
 
Azure Dragon Chromie Portrait
Caldeum Complex Azure Dragon Chromie
Carbot Chromie Portrait
Carbot Chromie
Gem120 / Shard75
Chromie Hero Portrait
Chromie Hero
Chromie Mastery Portrait
Chromie Mastery
Creepie Chromie Portrait
Hallow's End Creepie Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
Fel Queen Chromie Portrait
Fel Queen Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
Timewalker Chromie Icon Portrait
Timewalker Chromie Icon
Gem75 / Shard40

Toon Techno Vandal Chromie Portrait
Caldeum Complex Toon Techno Vandal Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
WoW Chromie Portrait
WoW Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40

Sprays[ | ]

Chromie Sprays
 
Carbot Chromie Spray
Carbot Chromie
Gem120 / Shard75
Creepie Chromie Spray
Hallow's End Creepie Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
Sands of Time Castle Spray
Sun's Out, Guns Out Sands of Time Castle
Gem75 / Shard40
Magical Gal Chromie Spray
Magical Gal Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
Techno Vandal Chromie Spray
Caldeum Complex Techno Vandal Chromie
Gem75 / Shard40
Techno Vandal Chromie Graffiti Spray
Caldeum Complex Techno Vandal Chromie Graffiti
Gem180 / Shard112
Timestop-corn Spray
Timestop-corn
Gem75 / Shard40

Timewalker Chromie Icon Spray
Timewalker Chromie Icon
Gem75 / Shard40

Emojis[ | ]

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

Quotes[ | ]

Main article: Chromie/Quotes


Reworks[ | ]

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[ | ]

  • 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, the other two being Alexstrasza and Deathwing.
  • 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.

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Gameplay[ | ]

Videos[ | ]

References[ | ]

External links[ | ]


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