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Weapon Slot Melee
Weapon Type Sword
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 10.5
Puncture wPuncture 5.3
Slash wSlash 19.2
Crit Multiplier 1.5x
Attack Rate 0.917
Stamina 10.0
Jump Attacks
Slam Attacks
Radius 3.0 meters
Slide Attacks
Wall Attacks
Stance Polarity Madurai Pol
Introduced Vanilla
A strong blade forged using ceramic.

Cronus is the first weapon craftable by players. Cronus has a higher base damage output and faster attack speed compared to Skana.

Cronus can be sold for Credits64 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements

Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 25
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A

The blueprint for Cronus is dropped by Captain Vor, who is located on Tolstoj on planet Mercury.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Straight upgrade compared to the starting weapon, Skana.
  • Good base damage.
  • Comes with a Madurai Pol polarity, ideal for attack boosting mods.
  • Deals high Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact damage.
  • Stance slot has Madurai Pol polarity, matches Crimson Dervish stance.


  • Can only hit one target at a time without Stances.
  • Relatively low Puncture b Puncture damage.
  • Low critical chance.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Cronus Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Cronus is an upgraded replacement to the Skana, it is easy to craft and is an overall damage boost.
  • The high slash damage is effective against Infested. The fact that the Cronus only strikes one target at a time may make using the weapon inefficient against the hordes the Infested tend to come in.


  • The listed firing rate is a speed multiplier for longswords. The real rate is 2.2 hits per second (0.45s to hit once). This is because the firing and charge rate of melee weapons often gets skewed due to attack animations.
  • On Update 7.8, the Cronus Blueprint was only a guaranteed reward the first time Tolstoj is completed and the chance for it to drop exponentially decreases each run afterward. This was put in place to prevent credit farming. This was then changed, as weapon drops are now obtainable by chance upon completing Assassination missions along with the Warframe component drops.
  • The Cronus blueprint drops as a pink orb when Vor is defeated.


  • The Cronus was the original melee weapon of the Stalker before update Update 7.11.
  • As of Update 9, The Cronus is now one of Captain Vor's weapons.
  • Cronus (alternatively Cronos or Kronos) is the youngest of the twelve titans in Greek mythology, father to Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.


See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

Start a Discussion Discussions about Cronus

  • Need a new Melee Weapon

    4 messages
    • wrote: orthos would fit and is easy to build Not bad I'll give it a try just need to know if the blueprint has to be scavenged...
    • The Orthos Blueprint is from the market. The Orthos Prime is from the Void.

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