21 Jun 2021 11:00 AM +00:00

Warframe Chroma Guide - How to Obtain, Craft, and Best Builds

The draconic Chroma is a great DPS character to use across all kinds of missions. His color-based abilities affect how he develops in battle, making it a very versatile warframe and a great addition to your arsenal.

His Prime version also displays better higher armor and energy capacity, as well as an additional polarity. Right now, Chroma Prime is obtainable until the Vault locks him out again, so you may need to hurry up in case you want him.

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How to Craft Chroma?

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Chroma's main blueprint is rewarded upon completion of the quest The New Strange, and the component blueprints are awarded by completing Junctions. The Neuroptics will be rewarded after completing the Uranus Junction, the Chassis the Neptune Junction, and the Systems the Pluto Junction.

Additional blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris; 25,000 Reputation for component blueprints and 50,000 Reputation for the main blueprint.

Building Requirements
Chroma Blueprint Price - The New Strange
Chroma Neuroptics - Uranus Junction
Chroma Chassis - Neptune Junction
Chroma Systems - Pluto Junction

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Chroma Overview and Best Weapon Options

Chroma’s abilities are based on his emitted Energy color, and while there isn’t any crowd control or mobility tool on his roster, his abilities are extremely offensive while also decently defensive/supportive, depending on the approach you take.

Abilities
Passive

Chroma possesses an extra mid-air jump and bullet jump. Wings matching Chroma's energy colors will form during these maneuvers.

Chroma can also alter his abilities to match any basic uncombined elemental attribute of the player's choice. Customizing Chroma's primary emission color determines what abilities he starts with. Color choices are grouped into four categories with each category corresponding to a given element. Abilities can be cycled mid-mission using Spectral Scream.

Spectral Scream
Exhale a deep breath of elemental destruction. Tap to cycle through elements, hold to cast. The chosen element applies to all of Chroma's abilities.
Strength: 200 / 250 / 300 / 400 Damage
Range: 4 / 5 / 6.5 / 10 Meters of cone length
Misc:
100% Status chance
10 Meters of spread range
90° Horizontal aim angle
45° Vertical aim angle

Elemental Ward
Depending on Chroma's elemental alignment, an offensive area-of-effect is created. Chroma and his nearby allies are imbued with defensive energy.
Heat
Strength:
25 / 50 / 75 / 100 Heat damage per second
50 / 75 / 100 / 200 % Health bonus
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
Range:6 / 8 / 10 / 12 Meters of aura range
Misc:
2 / 5 / 7 / 10 % Heat status chance
5 Meters of burn radius

Electricity
Strength:
2.5 / 3 / 5 / 10 x damage reflection multiplier
50 / 65 / 75 / 100 % Shield bonus
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 % Electricity status chance
50 / 60 / 100 / 200 Electricity damage
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
Range:
6 / 8 / 10 / 12 Meters of aura range
5 / 6 / 8 / 10 Meters of discharge range

Toxin
Strength: 25 / 35 / 40 / 50 % Toxin damage chance per second
Duration:
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
15 / 25 / 30 / 35 % Holster rate bonus
15 / 25 / 30 / 35 % Reload speed bonus
Range:6 / 8 / 10 / 12 Meters of aura range
Misc:
5 Meters of poison radius
5 % Enemy health to Toxin damage
100 % Toxin status chance

Cold
Strength:
1.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 x Damage reflection multiplier
25 / 75 / 100 / 150 % Armor bonus
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 % Cold status chance
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
Range: 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 Meters of aura range

Vex Armor
When Shields are hit, Chroma and nearby allies' Armor grows stronger, when Health takes a hit, Weapon Damage increases. Active for a limited time, maximum increases corresponding to rank.
Strength:
0.5 / 0.625 / 0.75 / 0.875 %/SP Scorn armor bonus per shield point lost
200 / 250 / 300 / 350 % Scorn max armor bonus
2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75 %/HP Fury damage bonus per health point lost
200 / 225 / 250 / 275 % Fury max damage bonus
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
Range: 8 / 10 / 15 / 18 Meters

Effigy
Chroma turns his pelt into a massive sentry that strengthens nearby allies and engulfs enemies in elemental attacks.
Strength:
100 / 200 / 300 / 400 Damage per tick
500 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000 Damage per second
1000 / 2000 / 4000 / 8000 Health
Misc:
140 AP Sentry armor
20 Meters of attack range
5 Ticks per second
5 Meters of knockback radius
200 Knockback damage
Ragdoll on Knockback
30 Meters of stun radius
15 / 30 / 45 / 60 % Credit chance
10 Meters of credit bonus drop zone
25 / 50 / 75 / 100 % Credit bonus

Recommended Weapons
Chroma doesn't need any specific weapon setup, so Ignis, Epitaph, and Guan Dao will serve their respective purposes, and of course, if you can afford the Prime, Wraith or Vandal versions, the better. Use as many Forma on them as you see fit to achieve the desired build, and you'll be good to go!

Primary Weapon - Ignis

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Secondary Weapon - Epitaph

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Melee Weapon - Guan Dao

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Chroma Best Builds

Chroma - All-Rounder Build

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Mods List
Aura Mod - Growing Power
Exilus Mod - Power Drift
Loadout

  • Flow
  • Continuity
  • Rage
  • Blind Rage
  • Narrow Minded
  • Constitution
  • Transient Fortitude
  • Intensify
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This build prioritizes Strength and Duration since the negative values on Range and Efficiency don’t affect the abilities that much, making it work pretty well as an All-Rounder setup. Rage serves as a way of regenerating Energy, and Growing Power as the Aura Mod should be paired with a good status-inflicting weapon. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.