The Deaths of Chromie Scenario Guide

Chromie needs your help to stop her death! In this solo scenario, you will defeat eight different attacks on Chromie throughout time before it is too late. Rewards include Timewarped Badges, the Timelord title, and transmog gear.

  • Head to Wyrmrest Temple to find Chromie.
  • You will have to run this scenario a number of times to farm reputation to unlock Chromie's talents, unlock the Chronoportals, and learn how to beat it in time.
  • You have 15 minutes (plus whatever bonus time you can collect) to stop all eight attacks on Chromie.
  • Completing the scenario in time rewards the Chromie themed armor set transmog.
  • You will have an item level of 1000 and player level of 112.
  • You will have to do a slow clear of each Dragonshrine once to unlock the other four situations that Chromie needs to be saved from.
  • The chests that Chromie will reveal on the map with a talent are also present without the talent, so keep an eye out for them.


Video
This video shows a lucky and relatively relaxed run with full talents. If you are lucky or try to significantly optimize your route and gameplay, you may be able to complete the scenario in time without the full set of talents.



The Deaths of Chromie Scenario Rewards






Quests


Chromie's Talents
Chromie has seven tiers of talents, with a higher reputation level needed for each one. Tiers 3-7 take time to research and each tier must be researched before moving on to the next. You can chain run the scenario to farm reputation, allowing you to reach max reputation far before you will be able to research all of the talents. You will be able to swap between talents instantly after researching that tier.


  • Tier 1
    • Time Stop - Chromie can freeze an enemy and all enemies within 5 yards of them for 3 sec.
    • Acceleration - Movement and mounted speed is increased by 20%.
    • Bonus - Damage and healing increased by 5%.
  • Tier 2
    • Acceleration Aggression - Chromie is a tank, increasing threat by 200% and healing received by 60%. Damage increased by up to 100% (scaling with her health), but she loses 2% health every second while above 50% health. Damage bonus increased up to 500% when you are a healer.
    • Rapid Recovery - Chromie is a healer, with 3 new abilities. Reduce the damage you take from the next 3 attacks by 90%, allies within 10 yds regenerate 1% health every 3 seconds, and restore an ally's health to highest point in last 8 seconds.
    • Bonus - Health increased by 5%.
  • Tier 3 - 1 Day Research
    • Dragon's Determination - Chromie's damage taken is reduced by 20%.
    • Chrono Charisma - Reputation gain increased by 100% during final 5 minutes and 300% during final minute.
    • Bonus - Movement and mounted speed increased by 5%.
  • Tier 4 - 1 Day Research
    • Insight - Chromie reveals nearby treasure chests.
    • Blessing of the Bronze Dragonflight - Greater chance to earn Bronze Drake from Sands of Time, instantly clearing a dragonshrine.
    • Bonus - Damage and healing increased by 10%.
  • Tier 5 - 1 Day Research
    • Fortuitous - Chance to find Sands of Time increased by 100%.
    • Bonus - Health increased by 10%.
  • Tier 6 - 2 Days Research
    • Infinite Velocity - Unlock portals from Wyrmrest to each dragonshrine and back.
    • Continuous Keepsakes - Greater chance to earn a Keepsake Box from Sands of Time. These boxes contain items that reduce the difficulty of Chronoportal challenges.
    • Bonus - Movement and mounted speed increased by 10%.
  • Tier 7 - 5 Days Research
    • Dragon Crash - Chromie can summon a dragon that crashes into your foes, dealing Physical damage.
    • Bonus - Damage, healing, health, movement, and mounted speed all increased by 50%.


Sands of Time
There is a chance to find Sands of Time on enemy corpses, as quest rewards, and from chests. The item allows you to choose from one of two rewards to make the scenario a little bit easier. Generally the priority for your choice should be Keepsake Box or Bronze Drake, Stolen Time, followed by the rest. Currently damage reduction isn't very necessary, even for cloth casters.

Keep in mind that once a choice is presented, it doesn't change. This can be useful in giving you a little bit of control over the rewards. For example, if you have only cleared one Dragonshrine and get a Bronze Drake as an option, go ahead and clear two more before selecting the drake so that you can use it on the far away final shrine. The same goes for getting a Keepsake box near the end of one of the Chronoportals. Don't make the choice until after you complete that Chronoportal, otherwise you could get one for the current portal you are almost finished with!

  • Time-Lost Keepsake Box - Grants an item that allows you to quickly complete one of the Chronoportal challenges.
  • Bronze Drake - Allows you to complete one of the Dragonshrines instantly.
  • Stolen Time - Grants 10, 20, or 30 extra seconds to complete the scenario.
  • Favor of the Bronze - Grants 25% increased reputation with Chromie in the scenario. This buff stacks.
  • Wings of the Bronze - Increase run speed by 10% while in the Deaths of Chromie scenario, stacking up to 10 times.
  • Hide of the Bronze - Reduce damage taken by 10% while in the Deaths of Chromie scenario, stacking up to 9 times.
  • Fangs of the Bronze - Increase damage dealt by 10% while in the Deaths of Chromie scenario. This buff stacks.
  • Timewarped Badges - Grants 10 Timewarped Badges.
  • Time-Lost Wallet - Grants a small amount of gold and a rare chance at one of the two pets.
  • Reputation - Grants 50, 100, or 200 reputation with Chromie.




Dragonshrines
After completing the tasks to reveal the boss at each Dragonshrine, you will be able to head directly to the boss's location in future runs of the scenario, saving significant time.



Chronoportals
There are four Chronoportals that are unlocked after you complete one of the corresponding Dragonshrines for the first time.

  • Mount Hyjal
    • Run up to the injured Chromie, fight off the waves of attackers, defeat the Fiery Behemoth
    • If you have a Brimstone Beacon, you can skip right to the boss.
  • War for Andorhal
  • The Well of Eternity
    • Mount up and ride along the edge of the well down the path to the portal. You will have to kill anything you pulled before being able to take the portal, including the Felhound that gets sent chasing you.
    • Mount up, follow the path back towards where you normally enter the instance. Don't dismount until you come across Grolethax. Be sure Chromie is next to you and around the corner against the invisible wall to line of sight the caster NPCs.
    • After killing everything to drop combat, take the portal out. If you don't drop combat, sometimes you are stuck in combat and can no longer mount for the rest of the scenario.
  • Culling of Stratholme
    • This is an ideal Chronoportal to be able to skip, as it can take up to seven minutes without speed buffs.
    • Head into the city and pick up Smoke, Meat, and Pretty Flowers from Emery Neill
    • Purchase all of the special scenario items from the shop vendors. You will probably make two trips the first time through, as the followup quest sends you to buy other things from the same shops.
    • Take the Town Hall key, run up to the hidden bookcase, and run through the streets along the normal instance path. Be sure to pull the casters so they aren't pulled by Chromie and kill her.
    • Kill Nezar'Azret, free Chromie, and move on!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.2.5 - The Deaths of Chromie Scenario started by chaud View original post
Comments 60 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Urgh they brought a HD version of that godawful HoT dungeon gear back for plate. Why?
  1. MakeMeLaugh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Urgh they brought a HD version of that godawful HoT dungeon gear back for plate. Why?
    That doesn't looke HD at all. Those sets are the same we always had since cata, but yellow.

    Underwhelming.
  1. BonesDeLarge's Avatar
    Nice for lore fans I guess, but the rewards are so underwhelming I can't see myself doing this.
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Might give it a go just to try but definitely don't care about any of the Transmogs, Utterly disgusting looking
  1. aviger's Avatar
    If you are going to be putting so much time into something like this, why not make the transmog better than mythic gear looking with lots of effects.
    This looks like crappy green gear. why would i spend days/weeks trying to get this ;P
  1. Indil's Avatar
    Not interested in that, i will be too busy in Tos and M+ to care
  1. madeupname666's Avatar
    As a Dr Who fan i want that Timelord title!!
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aviger View Post
    If you are going to be putting so much time into something like this, why not make the transmog better than mythic gear looking with lots of effects.
    This looks like crappy green gear. why would i spend days/weeks trying to get this ;P
    It's not even Mythic looking. It's just HD upscales of Hour of Twilight dungeon sets. It's a joke.
  1. Gahk's Avatar
    I remember the time when playing the game was the reward.... I mean, if you have to be convinced or somehow "forced" to play something why are you even playing it?
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gahk View Post
    I remember the time when playing the game was the reward.... I mean, if you have to be convinced or somehow "forced" to play something why are you even playing it?
    Yeah so do I. And had they kept with that model other more appealing MMOs would have wiped the floor with them. But there's a thread in general to discuss what people believe are WoWs glory days so I'll leave it at this.

    Also they could have easily designed unique armor sets for this. But no they went lazy mode and just thought "oh let's upscale the 4.3 dungeon pieces to HD, nobody will notice".
  1. Totterbart's Avatar
    Actually you can do this in one day soo thats that.
  1. Gahk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Yeah so do I. And had they kept with that model other more appealing MMOs would have wiped the floor with them.

    Also they could have easily designed unique armor sets for this. But no they went lazy mode and just thought "oh let's upscale the 4.3 dungeon pieces to HD, nobody will notice".
    It's not upscaled, it's a recolor. And it's not suposed to be "oh, nobody will notice", it's a time traveling scenario with a new color of classic gear from different times of the game. And please, the content is the scenario, which is fun and engaging and definitively not lazy for a small patch (this is NOT a big content patch). So please, don't even try to convince me on thate salty "blizzard never does anything good" rhetoric.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gahk View Post
    It's not upscaled, it's a recolor. And it's not suposed to be "oh, nobody will notice", it's a time traveling scenario with a new color of classic gear from different times of the game. And please, the content is the scenario, which is fun and engaging and definitively not lazy for a small patch (this is NOT a big content patch). So please, don't even try to convince me on thate salty "blizzard never does anything good" rhetoric.
    Where did I say they never do anything good or that this content patch was massive? Don't put words in my mouth please. The gear is lazy. It's upscaled and recoloured. Go look at the 4.3 dungeons and tell me it's not upscaled in terms of texture quality. Stop making excuses for their laziness like "classic gear from different times". It's a poor excuse at best and defending them for laziness.

    I'm looking forward to BT timewalking although I'm expecting it to be faceroll and I'm looking forward to Tomb of Sargeras. 7.2.5 brings some amazing stuff but this scenario is meager at best. But of course me saying this is bad must mean I think they never do anything good as you insinuated right?
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    Interesting. I dig the Timelord title, assuming the scenario isn't frustratingly difficult...
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgeezer View Post
    Interesting. I dig the Timelord title, assuming the scenario isn't frustratingly difficult...
    Doubt it will be. Which is fine since it's something I imagine they want everyone to be doing. Especially when it's awarding Timewarped Badges.
  1. gdr441's Avatar
    Lol more stuff to do if you dont have alts.
  1. Thrackerzod's Avatar
    You will have to run this scenario a number of times to farm reputation to...
    and I just lost interest.
  1. Spirthealer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gahk View Post
    It's not upscaled, it's a recolor. And it's not suposed to be "oh, nobody will notice", it's a time traveling scenario with a new color of classic gear from different times of the game. And please, the content is the scenario, which is fun and engaging and definitively not lazy for a small patch (this is NOT a big content patch). So please, don't even try to convince me on thate salty "blizzard never does anything good" rhetoric.
    I think the only salty one here, is u right now... Unless there is a rely nice reward which there is not, people might do this 3, MAYBE 5 times max. then its dead content, salt all u want defending blizzard, but with out a reward or reason to do said content, people will find better things to do. People like you just get all upset because people want to do content that is fun & rewarding, but u get all salt ass because u know the game is losing players, because 50% of the content is just skin/scale...

    Its showing now, truth hurts the die hard fans.
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    What's the Wrathion dialogue entail? This is the first we've heard of him this xpac
  1. Eskaron's Avatar
    Seems neat, has kind of a withered training feeling to it.
    If I wasn't wearing Plate I would have been kinda pissed though. The sets are almost unchanged and look too much like dungeontrash. Pets are literally just small old dragons. At east the Title is nice for everyone.

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