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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&Brunt.png Ack & Brunt Melee 3,300
Aksomati.png Aksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
ArcaPlasmor.png Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
AtlasIcon272.png Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Atlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 525
Banshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Baza.png Baza Primary 575
Cerata.png Cerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Charc Eel Trophy Decoration 2,000
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
Corinth.png Corinth Primary 725
DualRaza.png Dual Raza Melee 200
DualToxocyst.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
EquinoxPrimeIcon.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
GarudaPrimeIcon.png Garuda Prime Neuroptics Component 600
Gaze Chamber Kitgun 1,200
Ghoulsaw Engine Component (750)
Glaxion.png Glaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Goopolla Trophy Decoration 2,000
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
Ivara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime Neuroptics Component 600
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (900)
Khut-Khut Trophy Decoration 2,000
Knell.png Knell Secondary 3,800
Knux.png Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
Kohm.png Kohm Primary 500
Kulstar.png Kulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Grip Zaw 750
LavosIcon272.png Lavos Chassis Component 1,500
Lenz.png Lenz Primary 2,400
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
Masseter.png Masseter Melee 650
Mawfish Trophy Decoration 2,000
Mirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
MutalistCernos.png Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime Systems Component 370
Okina.png Okina Melee (3,250)
Opticor.png Opticor Primary 600
Pandero.png Pandero Secondary 5,500
Plinx.png Plinx Secondary 575
ProteaIcon272.png Protea Systems Component 1,000
PyroticAlloy.png Pyrotic Alloy x20 Resource 200
Railjack Propulsion Systems Component 250
Refract Stim Gear 1,000
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 600
Sarpa.png Sarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
SevagothIcon272.png Sevagoth Chassis Component 650
Sibear.png Sibear Melee 30,000
Talons.png Talons Secondary (300)
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 2,200
Tonkor.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
Volnus.png Volnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Yogwun Trophy Decoration 2,000
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
Zhuge.png Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 159,120 (+63,350)
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)