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 (2014-08-28), during the Operation Cryotic Front event.
These are based on opinions. These should be viewed as advice for finding the resource.
|Earth||Everest||Excavation||1 - 6||Grineer Forest|
|Europa||Valefor||Excavation||18 - 23||Corpus Ice Planet|
|Pluto||Hieracon||Excavation (Dark Sector)||35 - 45||Corpus Outpost|
Blueprints Requiring Cryotic
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.
- 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.