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Cronus
Cronus
Statistics
Weapon Slot Melee
Weapon Type Longsword
Normal Attacks
10
5
19
Crit Damage 150.0%
Attack Rate 1.25 atks/sec
Jump Attacks
Slam Attacks
Radius 3.0 meters
Slide Attacks
22.5
11.4
41.1
Slide Crit Chance 5.0%
Miscellaneous
Cleave Radius 0.25 meters


CODEX Entry: CronusCodexbw
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 Credits 32px 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
15,000
Morphics
1
Ferrite 32px
500
Polymer Bundle 32px
75

Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 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.

Characteristics

This weapon does mostly Slash damage.

Advantages

  • Early access in the game (dropped by the first boss).
  • Straight upgrade compared to starting Skana.
  • Good base damage.
  • Comes with a V polarity, ideal for attack boosting mods.
  • Cheap and easy to craft.
  • Deals high and damage.
  • Stance slot has V polarity, matches Crimson Dervish stance.

Disadvantages

  • Low charge damage (only slightly higher than Skana).
  • Can only hit one target at a time without Stances.
  • Relatively low damage.
  • Can be hard to obtain if not acquired the first time.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Cronus Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • Cronus is a upgraded replacement to the Skana, it is easy to craft and is an overall damage boost.
  • Against Infested, the high slash damage is effective against them. 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Kronos possibly derived from the Indo-European word "ker" which means "to cut".

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