A cutting-edge, halogen-cooled electron accelerator capable of snap-freezing a target in moments.

The Glaxion Vandal is the Vandal variant of the CrpFreezeRayRifle.png Glaxion freeze ray rifle, sporting higher damage, critical chance, status chance, magazine size, max ammo reserves, and reload speed. It was released in Update 25.0 along with Operation: Hostile Mergers.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

This weapon was awarded for earning 4,000 points in a single Endurance Disruption Mission in Operation: Hostile Mergers, complete with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

Was re-obtainable again by watching livestream from any channel in The Game Awards directory on Twitch for 30 minutes consecutively with linked account on December 12, 2019.

Drop was re-deployed during Prime Time episode 273 on December 19 for those who missed TGA live stream and were watching Prime Time with linked account.

On June 5th, 2020, the weapon is now potentially sold by Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64.png250,000 and PrimeBucks.png475. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

The version sold by Baro Ki'Teer can be traded, but only when unranked and without Forma or Orokin Catalyst installed. The trading recipient must also have a Mastery Rank of at least 12.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Cold b.png Cold damage.


  • Innate Cold b.png Cold damage – effective against Alloy Armor, Shielded, and Infested Sinew.
  • Decent critical chance.
  • Highest status chance of all continuous and automatic primary weapons.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • High magazine size.
  • High ammo reserves.
  • The zone of impact or maximum beam range produces a damaging cold blotch in a spherical radius of 2 meters, allowing it to hit multiple enemies at once.
  • Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage.
  • Kills create an extra corpse, synergizing with NekrosIcon272.png Nekros' Desecrate130xDark.png Desecrate.


  • Innate Cold b.png Cold damage – less effective against Infested Flesh and Fossilized.
  • Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
  • Limited range of 28 meters.
  • Cannot use the Mod TT 20px.pngFirestorm mod.


  • Glaxion Vandal, compared to Glaxion:

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The zone of impact or maximum beam range creates a spherical area of effect of 2 meters, dealing the weapon's full damage.
    • The range of the area of effect is unaffected by Mod TT 20px.pngSinister Reach.
    • Punch Through affects the location of the weapon's area of effect. The weapon's area of effect is applied at the final point of contact rather than whenever an enemy is struck.
  • The Glaxion Vandal is capable of freezing enemies solid with sustained fire if it kills them. Enemies will progressively turn icy blue (spreading from the point of contact), and eventually become completely solid upon death. Frozen enemies can then be shattered by other attacks. This only applies to normal enemies such as Lancers, Crewmen, and MOAs - Ospreys will simply explode upon death.
    • Even if the weapon is modified to have a non-Cold b.png Cold damage type (such as Blast b.png Blast damage), the Glaxion will still freeze foes solid if it kills them.
    • Amusingly, it can freeze enemies with Heat b.png Heat damage effects upon death, this effect is merely visual.
    • Whether or not they display frozen visuals, enemies killed by the Glaxion create two corpses due to the "shatter" death animation (though the extra corpse may not be visible.)
  • When combining elemental mods, the Glaxion's innate Cold b.png Cold damage is added last.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Enemies that are frozen solid will take at least 1 hit from any source to be destroyed regardless of how much damage it is dealt. This can block powerful enemy projectiles such as Napalm and Bombard shots.
    • Frozen corpses remain solid for 3 seconds before deteriorating which takes 5 seconds.
    • Some enemy abilities still remain in effect while deteriorating such as a Nullifier Crewman's bubble, which will start to grow back while deteriorating.
  • The weapon's innate Cold damage, along with its decent critical stats, means that a combination of Hunter Munitions and Viral procs can be quite potent, and easily achieved with the aforementioned Hunter Munitions mod and Malignant Force.

Media[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Glaxion Vandal is the fifth weapon to deal pure Cold b.png Cold damage, after the original Glaxion, the IceHammer.png Sibear hammer (prior to Update 26), and the SentinelArtax.png Artax and Cryotra.png Cryotra Sentinel weapons.
  • The revolver-style cartridges on the Glaxion's body spin during firing, though the magazine is the small (battery) box behind the trigger.
    • Additionally, the Glaxion's barrel telescopes back and forth rapidly during firing and collapses inward when holstered.
    • The beam itself will oscillate slightly. This does not seem to affect the accuracy or hit registration in any way.
  • Enemies who die by the weapon are frozen solid, much like Frost's Avalanche130xDark.png Avalanche ability, and shatter when hit by any weapon. This effect persists even if the Glaxion's Cold damage has been changed into another element.
    • If frozen bodies are left alone for five seconds, the ice will thaw into nothingness.
  • Glaxion bears similarity to the French word glaçon, meaning "ice cube" or "icicle".

Glaxion Vandal Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 28.0

  • The Glaxion Vandal is now tradable.

Update 25.7

  • Fixed the Glaxion Festive Skin missing its jolly green glowy lights when equipped on the Glaxion Vandal.

Hotfix 25.2.3

  • Fixed Energy color not applying to the Glaxion Vandal’s Festive Skin.

Update 25.0

  • Introduced.

See also[edit | edit source]

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