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. It can also be acquired from Resource Caches. It was introduced in Update 14.5, during the Operation Cryotic Front event.

Blueprints Requiring CryoticEdit

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Blueprints Type Quantity (Research)
Ack & Brunt Melee 3,300
Aksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Landing Craft (800)
Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Baza Primary 575
Cerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
Corinth Primary 725
Dual Raza Melee 200
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
Glaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Guandao Melee (2,500)
Harrow Systems Component 1,000
Hydroid Prime Systems Component 925
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
Ivara Chassis Component 2,000
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Landing Craft (900)
Knell Secondary 3,800
Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
Kohm Primary 500
Kulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Zaw 750
Lenz Primary 2,400
Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
MagusHusk64x Magus Husk Arcane 710 (+6,390)*
Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
Nezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Landing Craft (800)
Okina Melee (3,250)
Opticor Primary 600
Pandero Secondary 5,500
Pyrotic Alloy x20 Component 200
Refract Stim Gear 1,000
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 600
Sarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
Sibear Melee 30,000
Talons Secondary (300)
Titania Systems Component 2,200
Tonkor Primary 800
Trinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
Veldt Primary 600
Volnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 118,735 (+47,240)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

*If max rank Arcane is to be achieved for each Arcane taken into consideration.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6

Gathering TipsEdit

Cryotic is primarily obtained by accomplishing Excavation missions, which is the only mission type that rewards Cryotic in large quantities. Cryotic can also be occasionally found in smaller amounts inside Orokin Sabotage and Earth Sabotage Resource Caches. 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.


  • Cryotic is one of the few rare resources that cannot be bought from the Market with Platinum.


  • 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.
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