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Cryo Cannon
GearGraphic Cryospray.png
Equipment Details
Type Heavy Weapon
Used by Driller
Slot Primary
Availability Unlock
Mad geniuses have tried perfecting this implement for as long as anyone can remember, but our lads at R&D seem to have perfected it! Handily portable (for a dwarf, anyway), it does exactly what you think: It's a friggin' freeze ray. Let 'em have it.
~ Item Description

About[edit | edit source]

The Cryo Cannon is an unlockable primary weapon for the Driller. It is a huge, barely-portable freeze ray constructed out of various alloys. The drums on the front of the weapon rotate when it is firing.

The Cryo Cannon ejects a freezing cold stream which deals damage and decreases the temperature of enemies, eventually causing them to freeze. Frozen enemies will receive triple damage (but lose any weak-points they had before) and are completely immobilized, making them easy targets. Being frozen also prevents several enemies from performing unique abilities; for example frozen Glyphid Exploders cannot detonate, and frozen Spitball Infectors cannot fire projectiles. Flying enemies like Mactera will drop to the floor and shatter instantly when frozen. Keep in mind, bigger enemies with higher HP like Glyphid Praetorians take longer to freeze, and can thaw out faster. Enemies in the Glacial Strata are also more resistant to this weapon's freezing effect.

Unlike the CRSPR Flamethrower, the Cryo Cannon does not utilize a reloading system and instead draws from one large pool of reserve ammo, similar to the Powered Minigun. Upon pressing the fire button the weapon has a brief "charge-up" period before it spews its stream of icy mixture. The stream is affected by a pressure gauge; prolonged firing will eventually empty this meter and require a "repressurization" phase before it can start firing again.

The Cryo Cannon suffers from several flaws the Flamethrower suffers from, too. It is limited by poor range, forcing the Driller to close in on targets. Mactera enemies can easily fly out of the freeze stream, which requires the use of the Driller's secondary weapons to take them out. The weapon's base damage is also even lower than the Flamethrower, though this is made up for by the amplified damage enemies take when frozen.

Icons Campaign.png Unlocked through an assignment.
Requires Driller Level 10

Purchased for:
Credit.png 7600 Credits
Bismor 120 Bismor
Enor pearl 80 Enor Pearl

Initial Stats
Damage 7
Max Ammo 400
Rate of Fire
(per second)
Cold Stream Reach 6
Freezing Power 5
Chargeup Time 0.8s
Re-Pressurization Time 1.7s

Modifications[edit | edit source]

There are five tiers and each tier has three upgrades available to purchase, though only one upgrade can be equipped per tier.

Driller Upgrades
Mod Effect Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade ClipSize.png
Larger Pressure Chamber
x0.6 Pressure Drop Rate Shoot longer before needing to recharge Credit.png 1200 Credits

Croppa 25 Croppa

Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Improved 2nd Stage Pump
-0.5 Chargeup Time Shorter chargeup time Credit.png 1200 Credits

Enor pearl 25 Enor Pearl

Icon Upgrade Cold.png
Stronger Cooling Unit
+1 Freezing Power Freeze things faster Credit.png 1200 Credits

Bismor 25 Bismor

Tier 2
Level 4
Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
High Pressure Reserve Tank
+50 Tank Size You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased! Credit.png 2000 Credits

Enor pearl 15 Enor Pearl
Jadiz 24 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade Distance.png
Overclocked Ejection Turbine
+3 Cold Stream Reach Longer reach Credit.png 2000 Credits

Enor pearl 15 Enor Pearl
Magnite 24 Magnite

Icon Upgrade TemperatureCoolDown.png
Bypassed Integrity Check
-1.1 Repressurization Time Shorter repressurisation delay. After reaching minimum pressure, the weapon will start the recovery faster. Credit.png 2000 Credits

Bismor 15 Bismor
Croppa 24 Croppa

Tier 3
Level 8
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Faster 1st Stage Pump
x1.7 Pressure Gain Rate Faster pressure recovery when not firing. Credit.png 2800 Credits

Jadiz 35 Jadiz
Croppa 50 Croppa

Icon Upgrade ClipSize.png
Increased Chamber Pressure
x0.6 Pressure Drop Rate Shoot longer before needing to repressurize. Credit.png 2800 Credits

Magnite 35 Magnite
Umanite 50 Umanite

Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Increased Flow Volume
+1.6 Flow Rate We overclocked your gun. It fires faster. Don't ask. Just enjoy. Also probably don't tell Management, please. Credit.png 2800 Credits

Umanite 35 Umanite
Bismor 50 Bismor

Tier 4
Level 12
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Higher Water Content
+3 Damage More ice formation in stream causing more damage Credit.png 4800 Credits

Croppa 48 Croppa
Enor pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Bismor 72 Bismor

Icon Upgrade Cold.png
Improved Mixture
+2 Freezing Power Freeze things faster Credit.png 4800 Credits

Magnite 48 Magnite
Enor pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Jadiz 72 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade Ammo.png
Larger Reserve Tank
+150 Tank Size You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased! Credit.png 4800 Credits

Umanite 48 Umanite
Magnite 50 Magnite
Jadiz 72 Jadiz

Tier 5
Level 16
Icon Upgrade Explosion.png
+ Frozen Targets can Shatter Frozen targets can spontaneously shatter Credit.png 5600 Credits

Bismor 64 Bismor
Croppa 70 Croppa
Magnite 140 Magnite

Icon Upgrade Cold.png
Cold Radiance
+ Area Cold Damage Cool things down in a 5m radius around you Credit.png 5600 Credits

Umanite 64 Umanite
Jadiz 70 Jadiz
Enor pearl 140 Enor Pearl

Overclocks[edit | edit source]

Cryo Cannon
Type Overclock Effect Description Price
Icon Upgrade ClipSize.png
Improved Thermal Efficiency
+25 Tank Capacity
x0.75 Pressure Drop Rate
Get all you can from your fuel and lose pressure slower from the main chamber. Credit.png 8350 Credits

Croppa 125 Croppa
Enor pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Magnite 110 Magnite

Icon Upgrade Cold.png
Perfectly Tuned Cooler
+1 Freezing Power
+0.8 Flow Rate
Freeze things faster, no strings attached. Credit.png 8750 Credits

Umanite 130 Umanite
Magnite 65 Magnite
Bismor 110 Bismor

Icon Upgrade Duration.png
Flow Rate Expansion
x2.7 Pressure Gain Rate
x2.25 Pressure Drop Rate
A low volume high pressure chamber paired with a high power pump improve the overall function rate of the weapon but lower the max duration of sustained flow. Credit.png 8900 Credits

Magnite 125 Magnite
Enor pearl 70 Enor Pearl
Jadiz 100 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade ProjectileSpeed.png
Ice Spear
Ice Spear

(35 ammo max)
+1 Repressurization Delay

Pressing the reload button dumps all the fluid in the chamber directly into the turbine, flash freezing it and launching an ice projectile. Side effects include an increased recharge delay and of course the large amount of fuel used. Credit.png 8950 Credits

Jadiz 130 Jadiz
Enor pearl 60 Enor Pearl
Umanite 110 Umanite

Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Ice Storm
+8 Damage
+0.8 Flow Rate
-3 Freezing Power
x2 Pressure Drop Rate
A change in the fuel mixture along with some heavy cooler unit tweaks means that you'll be doing less freezing and more killing with razor-sharp ice shards. However, the capacity of the pressure chamber suffers. Credit.png 7200 Credits

Enor pearl 130 Enor Pearl
Umanite 75 Umanite
Magnite 105 Magnite

Icon Upgrade Area.png

(50 ammo max)
-50 Tank Capacity
+2 Repressurization Delay

Pressing the reload button shoots all the cryofuel in the chamber at once as an AoE cryo-projectile. Besides the very large amount of fuel consumed the operation overloads the whole system resulting in a much longer delay before regaining pressure and the modifications restrict the total amount of fuel you can carry. Credit.png 8400 Credits

Umanite 130 Umanite
Croppa 70 Croppa
Jadiz 90 Jadiz

Stats Breakdown[edit | edit source]

Understanding the weapon[edit | edit source]

  • Chargeup Time is the time needed before the weapon start shooting.
  • Flow Rate is the equivalent of fire rate for other weapons. The weapon will deal 8 instances of damage per second with the base flow rate.
  • Pressure Drop Rate is the equivalent of the magazine size for other weapons. It represent how long you can fire before you need to 'reload' your weapon by repressurizing it. The lower the better.
  • Freezing Power is what will allow you to freeze the enemies. It won’t do any damage by itself. 1 point in freezing power will lower the temperature of an enemy by 1° for each instance of damage done. Once you reach an enemy freeze temperature it’ll be frozen solid.
  • Tank Size is the equivalent of magazine size for other weapons.
  • Repressurization Time is the equivalent of a wait time before reload and overheat for otherweapon. It’s how long you need to wait in seconds after you stop firing or after you reached the minimum pressure before you can fire again.
  • Pressure Gain Rate is the equivalent of reload for other weapon, except that you can stop midway in case you need to fire early. It represent how fast the pressure will go up after the repressurization time.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Full gallery of skins can be seen at Weapon Skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]