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A strong blade forged using ceramic.

The Cronus is a ceramic sword wielded by Captain Vor.

It can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.


This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.

Advantages over other sword-type melee weapons:

Disadvantages over other sword-type melee weapons:


The Cronus's main blueprint can be obtained from defeating Captain Vor on Tolstoj, Mercury.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
  Cronus.png  Main Blueprint 5% 20 Kills 135 ± 45 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • Cronus (alternatively Cronos or Kronos) is the youngest of the twelve titans in Greek mythology and father of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.
  • Since Update 7.8 (2013-04-19), the Cronus Blueprint will only be a guaranteed reward the first time Tolstoj is completed and its drop chance exponentially decreases with each repetition. This was put in place to prevent credit farming. It would ultimately be changed to the 5% drop chance it currently has now.
  • The Cronus was the original melee weapon of the Stalker before update Update 7.11 (2013-05-17).
  • Despite being classed as a Tenno weapon, the Cronus is wielded by Captain Vor, who is Grineer.
    • This would make Cronus the only weapon in the game to be used by an enemy whose faction is not related to the weapon itself.


Cronus Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Damage increased from 35 to 106.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 18%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 70 to 318.
  • Slide Attack increased from 75 to 106.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.

Update 7.8 (2013-04-19)

  • The Cronus blueprint is now only a guaranteed drop the first time Tolstoj is completed; the percentage chance for it to drop continues to decrease on additional runs.

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Item introduced with game release.

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