Release Date: March 19, 2015
The bestial avatar of the primal forces of nature, Chroma, confounds his foes and strengthens his allies with elemental caprice. Chroma awoke in Update 16.
|Time: 72 hrs|
|Market Price: 375||Blueprint Price: N/A|
|Time: 12 hrs|
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Chroma's main blueprint will be rewarded upon completion of the quest The New Strange.
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- It is advisable not to dispose of Chroma as of now, as currently the Quest to obtain Chroma's Blueprint can't be redone and the Junctions only award the parts on first completion.
- Considering the resources required to craft the necessary non-Chroma Warframe parts, the total cost of crafting Chroma is 4 Neural Sensors, 3 Neurodes, 2 Argon Crystals, 2 Morphics, 1 Control Module, 1300 Rubedo, 1000 Ferrite, 900 Nano Spores, 650 Polymer Bundles, 600 Plastids, 550 Salvage, 400 Oxium, 300 Alloy Plates, and 135,000.
- While players will have all the component blueprints by the time they reach Pluto, players will still have to gain access to Sedna to get Saryn systems from Kela De Thaym to craft Chroma.
- When editing the appearance of Chroma, there is a special option to view him without his Effigy on.
- Chroma was first revealed during Tennolive 2015 and hinted at during Devstreams 45 and 46.
- Chroma shares a similar name with an enemy from Digital Extremes' 2008 game darkSector.
- The word Chroma means "Color" in Greek. His name likely refers to his unique gameplay mechanic that his selected energy color determines the elemental damage type dealt by his abilities.
- His name may also refer to Chromatic Dragons from the popular role-playing game "Dungeons & Dragons", whose elemental affinities are, similarly, indicated by the color of their scales. This connection was hinted by Community Manager Rebecca Ford in livestreams prior to Chroma's unveiling.
- Chroma was originally developed simply under the name Dragon and is still referred to as as such internally in the game files.
- Chroma is the second tallest Warframe due to his stature and the pelt he wears. Limbo is the tallest, due to his "top hat."
- Chroma's Drac Helmet shows Chroma's actual helmet, the only one to do so while Effigy is inactive. The 'head' of the pelt rests on top of Chroma's base helmet in a fashion similar to that of cloaks capes or hats of skinned animals where the upper part of the head and snout is used as a hat.
- The helmet also resembles a seahorse. The Leafy Sea Dragon and Weedy Sea Dragon are both closely related to seahorses.
- In certain languages, seahorses are also named in relation to "seadragons." For example, the Japanese term for seahorse is "tatsu no otoshigo" (竜の落とし子), literally meaning "illegitimate child of dragons".
- Its appearance seems inspired by the Greek depiction of dragons, most notably the snout, which appears thinner in contrast to the typical European dragon. This is further backed by the fact that Chroma's name has a Greek origin.
- Chroma is the second Warframe to have a separable part, the first being Limbo.
- In Chroma's case, his outer pelt separates from his body during his 4th ability, Effigy, to create the sentry. Because the sentry's helmet design is determined by the cosmetic helmet selected for the Chroma warframe, this also reveals Chroma's "true" helmet which is not affected by the helmet selected.
- Following the above notes, Chroma presumably wears his dragon-skin outer pelt like a hunter might do for animal skin.
- The line in Lotus' summary, "When all the land is in ruins, Tenno, only Chroma will remain" is a reference to the song about the character Trogdor, a fictional dragon-like being from the web cartoon Homestar Runner.
- Chroma is another in the line of heavily fan-requested warframes (such as Zephyr, Nova, and Mesa), with inspiration being drawn from a long-surviving thread on the Fan Concepts forum.
- When equipped with Tonfa-type weapons (ex. Kronen), Chroma stores them on his back with the weapon's blades running nearly parallel each other, rather than diverging outward as with other Warframes. Chroma is currently the only Warframe to store Tonfas in this manner, and the second Warframe to have a unique holster style for a melee weapon, with the first being Nekros when stowing Dual Daggers.
- Chroma has the fourth highest armor value of any Warframe at 350, surpassed by Atlas at 450, Valkyr at 600 and Valkyr Prime at 700.
- Chroma is the first Warframe to require components from other Warframes to construct.
- It is also the first Warframe whose blueprint uses a fourth Warframe component in the place of a resource like Orokin Cells or Argon Crystals.
- The increased credit drop chance from enemies killed by Chroma's 4th ability, Effigy, may be a reference to common legends of dragons hoarding gold.
- On release, a bug allowed Chroma to double end of mission credit rewards for all allies on missions with no extraction, chiefly Defense and Interception. His release coinciding with a double credit weekend, with a credit booster more than 1.3 million credits was obtainable from The Law of Retribution. Removed in Hotfix 18.104.22.168.
- Chroma's default helmet (along with the default helmets of Loki and Excalibur) are available as unlockable antenna toppers in Rocket League.
- Chroma appears to have six fingers, but the digit coming out from his hand is actually a part of his effigy.