Cryo Cannon

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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 ejects a freezing cold stream which sticks to surfaces and decreases the temperature of enemies, causing them to freeze. While its base damage is lower than the CRSPR Flamethrower, frozen enemies will recieve double damage 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. 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. When an enemy is frozen, try marking them with the Terrain Scanner to indentify them as vulnerable; your teammates will notice the mark and focus these foes down.

Unlike the 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 then will spew its stream of icy mixture. The stream is affected by a pressure gauge which affects the length of the stream; prolonged firing will eventually empty this meter and require a "repressurization" phase. The weapon also burns through ammo fast despite its high reserves, so without modifications to improve max ammo, firing carefully and in a controlled manner is a requirement for this weapon.

This item can only be unlocked through an assignment. After the corresponding assignment is completed this weapon can be purchased for Credit.png 7600 Credits, Bismor 120 Bismor, and Enor pearl 80 Enor Pearl.

Initial Stats
Damage 7
Max Ammo 400
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 Description Effect Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade ClipSize.png
Larger Pressure Chamber
Shoot longer before needing to recharge -40% Pressure Drop Rate Credit.png 1200 Credits

Croppa 25 Croppa

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

Enor pearl 25 Enor Pearl

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

Bismor 25 Bismor

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

Enor pearl 15 Enor Pearl
Jadiz 24 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade Distance.png
Overclocked Ejection Turbine
Longer reach +3 Cold Stream Reach Credit.png 2800 Credits

Enor pearl 35 Enor Pearl
Magnite 50 Magnite

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

Bismor 15 Bismor
Croppa 24 Croppa

Tier 3
Level 8
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Faster 1st Stage Pump
Faster pressure recovery when not firing. +70% Pressure Gain Rate Credit.png 2800 Credits

Jadiz 35 Jadiz
Croppa 50 Croppa

Icon Upgrade ClipSize.png
Increased Chamber Pressure
Shoot longer before needing to repressurize. -40% Pressure Drop Rate Credit.png ? Credits

Jadiz ? Jadiz
Croppa ? Croppa

Icon Upgrade FireRate.png
Increased Flow Volume
We overclocked your gun. It fires faster. Don't ask. Just enjoy. Also probably don't tell Management, please. +20% Flow Rate Credit.png 2800 Credits

Magnite 35 Umanite
Umanite 50 Bismor

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

Croppa 48 Croppa
Enor pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Bismor 72 Bismor

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

Magnite 48 Magnite
Enor pearl 50 Enor Pearl
Jadiz 72 Jadiz

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

Umanite 48 Umanite
Magnite 50 Magnite
Jadiz 72 Jadiz

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

Bismor 64 Bismor
Croppa 70 Croppa
Magnite 140 Magnite

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

Umanite 64 Umanite
Jadiz 70 Jadiz
Enor pearl 140 Enor Pearl

Trivia[edit | edit source]