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
Arca Plasmor Primary 925
Atlas Chassis Component 1,300
Banshee Prime Chassis Component 1,500
Cerata Melee 2,500
Corinth Primary 725
Dual Raza Melee 200
Elytron Systems Component 3,800
Elytron Wings Component (6,450)
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 600
Fomorian Disruptor Gear 300
Glaxion Primary 2,500
Ivara Chassis Component 2,000
Lenz Primary 2,400
Knell Secondary 3,800
Knux Arch-Melee (20,000)
Kohm Primary 500
Kulstar Secondary 4,800
MagusHusk64x Magus Husk Arcane 710
Okina Melee (3,250)
Opticor Primary 600
Pandero Secondary 5,500
Pyrotic Alloy x20 Component 200
Sarpa Melee 3,300
Sibear Melee 30,000
Tonkor Primary 800
Trinity Prime Systems Component 9,000
Vauban Prime Systems Component 9,000
Volnus Melee 875
Zephyr Prime Systems Component 550
Zhuge Primary 2,800
Total 94,685 (+29,700)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

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.


  • 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.