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.pngAck & Brunt Melee 3,300
AkimboSomaPistols.pngAksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
CrpShotgun.pngArca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
AtlasIcon272.pngAtlas Chassis Component 1,300
Atlas PrimeIcon272.pngAtlas Prime Neuroptics Component 525
Banshee PrimeIcon272.pngBanshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Baza.pngBaza Primary 575
PunctureGlaive.pngCerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Charc Eel Trophy Decoration 2,000
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
TnHeavyShotgun.pngCorinth Primary 725
SomaDualKamas.pngDual Raza Melee 200
InfVomitGun.pngDual Toxocyst Secondary (400)
Echowinder Trophy Decoration 2,000
Elytron Systems Component 3,800
Elytron Wings Component (6,450)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 600
EquinoxPrimeIcon.pngEquinox Prime Systems Component 575
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 600
Fomorian Disruptor Gear 300
Freezing Step Ephemera Cosmetic 20,000
Garuda Bathory Helmet Cosmetic 600
Gaze Chamber Kitgun 1,200
CrpFreezeRayRifle.pngGlaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Goopolla Trophy Decoration 2,000
Guandao.pngGuandao Melee (2,500)
HarrowIcon272.pngHarrow Systems Component 1,000
Hydroid PrimeIcon272.pngHydroid Prime Systems Component 925
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
IvaraIcon272.pngIvara Chassis Component 2,000
Ivara PrimeIcon272.pngIvara Prime Neuroptics Component 600
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (900)
Khut-Khut Trophy Decoration 2,000
PriestPistol.pngKnell Secondary 3,800
GrnArchHand.pngKnux Arch-Melee (20,000)
GrineerSparkGun.pngKohm Primary 500
GrnTorpedoPistol.pngKulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Grip Zaw 750
LavosIcon272.pngLavos Chassis Component 1,500
Lenz.pngLenz Primary 2,400
Limbo PrimeIcon272.pngLimbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
Masseter.pngMasseter Melee 650
Mawfish Trophy Decoration 2,000
Mirage PrimeIcon272.pngMirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
InfCernos.pngMutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
NezhaIcon272.pngNezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
OctaviaPrime.pngOctavia Prime Systems Component 370
TennoSais.pngOkina Melee (3,250)
CrpBFG.pngOpticor Primary 600
TnBardPistol.pngPandero Secondary 5,500
Plinx.pngPlinx Secondary 575
ProteaIcon272.pngProtea Systems Component 1,000
PyroticAlloy64.png Pyrotic Alloy x20 Resource 200
Railjack Propulsion Systems Component 250
Refract Stim Gear 1,000
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 600
TnoGunbladeAuto.pngSarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
IceHammer.pngSibear Melee 30,000
U18throwingknives.pngTalons Secondary (300)
TitaniaIcon272.pngTitania Systems Component 2,200
GrnGrenadeLauncher.pngTonkor Primary 800
Trinity PrimeIcon272.pngTrinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban PrimeIcon272.pngVauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
Veldt.pngVeldt Primary 600
GlassHammer.pngVolnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Yogwun Trophy Decoration 2,000
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.pngZephyr Prime Systems Component 550
RepeatingCrossbow.pngZhuge Primary 2,800
Total 157,870 (+40,850)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 29.10

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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