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 (2014-08-28), during the Operation Cryotic Front event.

Farming Locations[]

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[]

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Blueprint Type Quantity
Ack & BruntRegorAxeShield.png Ack & Brunt Melee 3,300
AksomatiAkimboSomaPistols.png Aksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
Arca PlasmorCrpShotgun.png Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
AtlasAtlasIcon272.png Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Atlas PrimeAtlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 525
Banshee PrimeBanshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
BazaBaza.png Baza Primary 575
CerataPunctureGlaive.png Cerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Charc Eel Trophy Decoration 2,000
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
CorinthTnHeavyShotgun.png Corinth Primary 725
Dual RazaSomaDualKamas.png Dual Raza Melee 200
Dual ToxocystInfVomitGun.png Dual Toxocyst Secondary (400)
Echowinder Trophy Decoration 2,000
Elytron Systems Component 3,800
Elytron Wings Component (6,450)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 600
Equinox PrimeEquinoxPrimeIcon.png Equinox 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
GlaxionCrpFreezeRayRifle.png Glaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Goopolla Trophy Decoration 2,000
GuandaoGuandao.png Guandao Melee (2,500)
HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow Systems Component 1,000
Hydroid PrimeHydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Systems Component 925
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara Chassis Component 2,000
Ivara PrimeIvara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime Neuroptics Component 600
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (900)
Khut-Khut Trophy Decoration 2,000
KnellPriestPistol.png Knell Secondary 3,800
KnuxGrnArchHand.png Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
KohmGrineerSparkGun.png Kohm Primary 500
KulstarGrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Grip Zaw 750
LavosLavosIcon272.png Lavos Chassis Component 1,500
LenzLenz.png Lenz Primary 2,400
Limbo PrimeLimbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
MasseterMasseter.png Masseter Melee 650
Mawfish Trophy Decoration 2,000
Mirage PrimeMirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
Mutalist CernosInfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
NezhaNezhaIcon272.png Nezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
Octavia PrimeOctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime Systems Component 370
OkinaTennoSais.png Okina Melee (3,250)
OpticorCrpBFG.png Opticor Primary 600
PanderoTnBardPistol.png Pandero Secondary 5,500
PlinxPlinx.png Plinx Secondary 575
ProteaProteaIcon272.png Protea 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
SarpaTnoGunbladeAuto.png Sarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
SevagothSevagothIcon272.png Sevagoth Chassis Component 650
SibearIceHammer.png Sibear Melee 30,000
TalonsU18throwingknives.png Talons Secondary (300)
TitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 2,200
TonkorGrnGrenadeLauncher.png Tonkor Primary 800
Trinity PrimeTrinity PrimeIcon272.png Trinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban PrimeVauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
VeldtVeldt.png Veldt Primary 600
VolnusGlassHammer.png Volnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Yogwun Trophy Decoration 2,000
Zephyr PrimeZephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
ZhugeRepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 158,520 (+40,850)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 30.0 (2021-04-13)

Gathering Tips[]

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.

Patch History[]

Update 14.5 (2014-08-28)