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.

Blueprints Requiring Cryotic

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Blueprints Type Quantity (Research)
RegorAxeShield Ack & Brunt Melee 3,300
AkimboSomaPistols Aksomati Secondary 200
Amesha Harness Component (1,250)
CrpShotgun Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
AtlasIcon272 Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Baza Baza Primary 575
PunctureGlaive Cerata Melee 2,500 (1,200)
Clotra Stim Gear 1,500
TnHeavyShotgun Corinth Primary 725
SomaDualKamas Dual Raza Melee 200
InfVomitGun 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
Freezing Step Ephemera Cosmetic 20,000
CrpFreezeRayRifle Glaxion Primary 2,500 (2,500)
Guandao Guandao Melee (2,500)
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Systems Component 1,000
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Systems Component 925
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Chassis Component 2,000
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (900)
PriestPistol Knell Secondary 3,800
GrnArchHand Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
GrineerSparkGun Kohm Primary 500
GrnTorpedoPistol Kulstar Secondary 4,800
Laka Zaw 750
Lenz Lenz Primary 2,400
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 300
Mirage PrimeIcon272 Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 2,000
InfCernos Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,200
NezhaIcon272 Nezha Systems Component (500)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (800)
TennoSais Okina Melee (3,250)
CrpBFG Opticor Primary 600
TnBardPistol Pandero Secondary 5,500
Pyrotic Alloy x20 Component 200
Refract Stim Gear 1,000
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 600
TnoGunbladeAuto Sarpa Melee 3,300
Scimitar Fuselage Component 3,500
IceHammer Sibear Melee 30,000
U18throwingknives Talons Secondary (300)
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Systems Component 2,200
GrnGrenadeLauncher Tonkor Primary 800
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
Veldt Veldt Primary 600
GlassHammer Volnus Melee 875
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1,800
Xiphos Fuselage Component 3,500
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 138,735 (+47,240)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6

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.


  • 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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