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Chromie Build Guide “Your time's up!”

Last updated on Jul 27, 2016 at 15:00 by Kendric 7 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Chromie guide for Heroes of the Storm. Here you will learn everything you need to know in order to play Chromie in a competitive environment, whether you play on your own or with a team.

About the Author

KendricSwissh is a Master League Warrior and Support player in Hero League. He has been playing Heroes of the Storm since the early stages of the Alpha version and has mastered a large number of Heroes. He is also creating Heroes of the Storm related content on YouTube, most notably his series called Epic Plays of the Week, which focuses on video clips submitted by his viewers. He is also a streamer on Twitch where he will gladly answer all of your questions about the game.

1. Quick Reference

Dragon's Breath Build: outstanding AoE slow and burst damage from great range

Sand Blast Build: strong single-target damage combined with the ability to trap enemies with Time Loop

Bye Bye Build: safe playstyle against hard engage and burst damage

Chromie synergizes with
Chromie is countered by
Chromie's stronger maps Cursed Hollow Infernal Shrines Towers of Doom
Chromie's average maps Battlefield of Eternity Dragon Shire Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen
Chromie's weaker maps Blackheart's Bay Garden of Terror

Ability Usage:

  • Sand Blast Icon Sand Blast can only hit enemy Heroes, so do not be hesitant to aim it through Minion Waves and Structures.
  • Enemies cannot see where Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath is going to land. Use this to your advantage and surprise them from unexpected angles.
  • Time Trap Icon Time Trap freezes enemy Heroes for 3 seconds. Make sure to sync the 1-second delay of Sand Blast Icon Sand Blast and 1.5-second delay of Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath accordingly.
  • Do not engage enemy Heroes while your abilities, especially Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath, are on cooldown.
  • Slowing Sands Icon Slowing Sands is most efficient on narrow choke points.
  • Do not be afraid to miss Sand Blast Icon Sand Blast. It is better to cast this ability too often rather than to wait too long.

2. Introduction

Chromie is a ranged Assassin with outstanding burst damage and poke potential. Her strong abilities allow her to inflict heavy burst damage onto her targets, while both of her Heroic Abilities provide her with decent crowd control during team fights. When playing Chromie, it is of utmost importance to anticipate your target's movement path, since both Sand Blast Icon Sand Blast and Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath come with a short delay. Ultimately, Chromie is a Hero that requires good game sense and quick reflexes in order to shine, however, if played well she is one of the most dangerous long range Assassins in the game.

3. Strengths

  • Outstanding poke
  • Extremely long range
  • Both Slowing Sands Icon Slowing Sands and Temporal Loop Icon Temporal Loop are viable Heroic Abilities
  • Diverse playstyle
  • High damage output
  • Solid crowd control

4. Weaknesses

5. Role in the Current Meta

Chromie requires decent positioning to make up for her lack of innate mobility. Ideally, she is put in a team with a strong frontline consisting of either one Warrior and one melee Assassin or two Warriors. This will guarantee her enough protection to unleash her damaging abilities, notably Sand Blast Icon Sand Blast and Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath from a safe distance.

During team fights, good Chromie players always keep an eye on their target's movement path and aim their abilities accordingly. Both of her Heroic Abilities, Slowing Sands Icon Slowing Sands and Temporal Loop Icon Temporal Loop provide crucial crowd control effects to assist her in that regard. Chromie should keep a healthy distance between herself and the enemy team at all times, since her low health pool and limited mobility make her a priority target for enemy hard engage.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 5 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 17 May 2016: TLDR version of the guide added.
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