Chromie is an assassinhero. She was released during the week of May 17, 2016. At first glance, Chromie appears to be an ordinary gnome. In truth, she is Chronormu, Bronze Dragon and a master of time. Chromie uses her powers to control the flow of battle, slowing her enemies or even forcefully displacing them through time. When it comes to temporal manipulation, there’s no problem she can’t solve… with some help from her future self, or course.
Chronormu is a female bronze dragon. As a member of the bronze dragonflight, Chronormu seeks to maintain and restore various timelines of importance in Azeroth's recent history. Her preferred guise when dealing with mortals is Chromie, a charismatic, female gnome.
Heroes first encountered her in Andorhal, the site of some diabolical experiments by the Scourge. But when they started tampering with time, the bronze dragonflight sent Chronormu to investigate. She set up base of operations in the Andorhal inn, creating a time pocket in a single room. There, operating from another time, free of the Scourge's infestation, she could investigate without contaminating the timeline.
Activate to reveal the targeted area for 2 seconds. Enemies seen are revealed for 4 seconds. Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Mana Regeneration by 0.102, up to 1.523. Reward: After gathering 15 Globes you also gain 5% Ability Power.
Hitting an enemy Hero with Sand Blast increases your Ability Power by 8% for the next 10 seconds. This bonus can be stacked up to 40%, and the duration is refreshed whenever you damage enemy Heroes with Sand Blast.
Every spellcaster loves a little extra mana, and Chromie’s constant barrage of sand and magic makes her no exception. On top of providing mana, Malfurion’sEntangling Roots can lock down a target for some guaranteed damage - and provide a little extra survivability to our favorite fragile gnome Hero.
Stuns and slows make Chromie a very happy gnome. Providing some frontline support and locking targets down for Chromie’s deadly damage combos, Muradin is a wonderful ally to the mage.
Just like Muradin and Malfurion, Murky’s biggest asset when playing with Chromie is the incredible lockdown potential in Octo-grab. Unlike these other two Heroes, though, Murky also brings a devastating amount of damage that combos with Chromies perfectly. Together these two are tiny terrors on the battlefield!
While Auriel does have the potential to output infinite healing, it has the requirement of her team dealing damage to enemies. An enemy Chromie is able to dish out damage from often unreachable distances, making it possible for Auriel’s team to be whittled down without any effective reaction.
Chromie excels against heroes who stand still, which Gul'dan is doing every time he casts Drain Life. This pressure makes it hard for Gul’dan to have a sustained presence in team fights. He also does not have any way to reliably reach or punish Chromie, which forces him to depend on his teammates to keep her busy while he dishes out damage.
Chromie’s limited escape options and low health pool mean that getting caught by a StitchesHook is a veritable death sentence. Try positioning behind allies and minions and maintain vision of the enemy Stitches whenever possible.
Tracer’s high mobility and bursty single target damage can be problematic due to Chromie’s low health pool, lack of escapes, and reliance on skillshots. Try sticking close to the team to avoid getting picked off by this other time-tinkering menace.
Chromie relies heavily on her burst combo to bring down enemies, which means Invulnerability effects like Divine Shield from Uther can be a real nuisance. Try to maintain awareness of the cooldown on this ability and coordinate with your team to force out a cast before unleashing your combo.