Usually found in extreme sub-zero environments, Cryotic instantly freezes anything it contacts.

—In-Game Description

Cryotic is a special resource, available mainly in the Excavation game mode, and can also be acquired from Resource Caches. It was introduced in Update 14.5, during the Operation Cryotic Front event.

Farming Locations[edit | edit source]

These are based on opinions. These should be viewed as advice for finding the resource.

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB.svg Earth Everest Excavation 1 - 6 Grineer Forest
IconCorpusB.svg Europa Valefor Excavation 18 - 23 Corpus Ice Planet
IconInfestedB.svg Pluto Hieracon Excavation (Dark Sector) 35 - 45 Corpus Outpost

Blueprints Requiring Cryotic[edit | edit source]

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Blueprint Type Quantity
(Research)
RegorAxeShield.png Ack & Brunt Melee 3,300
AkimboSomaPistols.png Aksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
CrpShotgun.png Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
AtlasIcon272.png Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Banshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Baza.png Baza Primary 575
PunctureGlaive.png Cerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
TnHeavyShotgun.png Corinth Primary 725
SomaDualKamas.png Dual Raza Melee 200
InfVomitGun.png Dual Toxocyst Secondary (400)
Elytron Systems Component 3,800
Elytron Wings Component (6,450)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 600
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 600
Fomorian Disruptor Gear 300
Freezing Step Ephemera Cosmetic 20,000
CrpFreezeRayRifle.png Glaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Guandao.png Guandao Melee (2,500)
HarrowIcon272.png Harrow Systems Component 1,000
Hydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Systems Component 925
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Chassis Component 2,000
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (900)
PriestPistol.png Knell Secondary 3,800
GrnArchHand.png Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
GrineerSparkGun.png Kohm Primary 500
GrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Zaw 750
Lenz.png Lenz Primary 2,400
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
Mirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
InfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
TennoSais.png Okina Melee (3,250)
CrpBFG.png Opticor Primary 600
TnBardPistol.png Pandero Secondary 5,500
ProteaIcon272.png Protea Systems Component 1,000
Pyrotic Alloy x20 Component 200
Refract Stim Gear 1,000
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 600
TnoGunbladeAuto.png Sarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
IceHammer.png Sibear Melee 30,000
U18throwingknives.png Talons Secondary (300)
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 2,200
GrnGrenadeLauncher.png Tonkor Primary 800
Trinity PrimeIcon272.png Trinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
Veldt.png Veldt Primary 600
GlassHammer.png Volnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
RepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 138,735 (+47,240)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100


Last updated: Update 28.0

Gathering Tips[edit | edit source]

Cryotic is primarily obtained by accomplishing Excavation missions, which is the only mission type that rewards Cryotic in large quantities. Completing an Excavation cycle will grant 100 Cryotic. Although this is not stated during an Excavation mission, resource boosters do in fact double Cryotic earnings at the mission's end. Smeeta Kavat's double pickup/affinity Charm buff will also double Cryotic earnings, provided that the buff is active at the time an excavator finishes digging. The difficulty of the Excavation mission does not affect the amount of Cryotic being awarded.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Cryotic stems from the Greek word κρύο (cryo), which translates to cold.
  • Cryotic appears to be a mutagenic hazard that affects wildlife through excessive exposure, as shown in the Shifting Sands Tactical Alert where Desert Skates were mutated by Cryotic exposure into larger, tougher forms.
  • Interestingly, a single Cryotic unit can be used to sustain a snowdrift/snowman permanently (as described in certain Clan Dojo decorations), fitting its purpose as a super-cooler.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 14.5

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