A strong blade forged using ceramic.

The Cronus is one of the first weapons players can craft (along with the Heat Heat Sword), and is wielded by Captain Vor. Compared to the DESkana Skana players can start with, the Cronus has a higher attack speed, making it a reasonable upgrade for sword wielders early in the game.

Cronus can be sold for Credits645,000.

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


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.



Weapon LoadoutsEdit


Cronus' main blueprint can be obtained from defeating Captain Vor on Tolstoj, Mercury.
Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 5% 20 kills 135 ± 45 kills

Expected refers to total number of runs a player can expect to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of runs 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.


  • As with most weapon components and blueprints dropped by certain enemies, the Cronus's blueprint drops as a pink orb when Vor is defeated.


  • The high slash damage is effective against Infested.


  • 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, 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.
  • The Cronus was the original melee weapon of the Stalker before update Update 7.11.


  • Cronus in the Codex
  • The Cronus holstered by Captain Vor.
  • The Cronus blueprint on the mission reward screen.
  • Cronus drop orb after Update 18

Cronus Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 26.0
  • 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

  • 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.


  • Item introduced with game release.

See AlsoEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Cronus

  • Cronus drop rate after the first time is BS

    11 messages
    • same BloodDracolich but i just don't understand why
    • It took me till MR 24 and 5 years of playing to get this to drop again.
  • Need a new Melee Weapon

    4 messages
    • wrote: orthos would fit and is easy to build Not bad I'll give it a try just need to know if the blueprint has to...
    • The Orthos Blueprint is from the market. The Orthos Prime is from the Void.
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