Cryo Grenade

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Stock Cryo Grenade
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Type Active
Cooldown 45 seconds
Instant yes
Throw Speed (Range) 40 m/s
Max Deployment 2
Snare Force 40%
Base Damage 300 + 6 * (item Lvl - 1)
Effect Radius 4m


"The Recon throws a freezing grenade which detonates on impact. Enemies in the blast radius are damaged and become Snared, greatly reducing their movement speed."

The Cryo Grenade is an Accord Recon ability, but can be equipped on any Recon battleframe. Using this ability by throwing a grenade that damages and significantly snares all enemies in its explosion radius.

Prefixes & Modules

Cryo Grenade can come with the Bane, Barrage, Charged, Cooled, Distant, Energized, Expanding, Isolated, Lasting, Longarm, Ranging, Rapid, Remote, Strengthened, Deployment and Swift prefix as well as the Custom prefix (you can't get a custom Deployment prefix).

Modules that effect Cooldown, Deployment, Duration, Range, and AoE can be used.

Modding Consideration

  • Red, Cooled (decreases cooldown)
  • Red, Deployment (increases number of grenades in reserve)
  • Yellow, Lasting (increase duration of snare)
  • Blue, Longarm (increases throw speed/range)
  • Blue, Widened (increases AoE)

There are also hybrid modules that combine two of the above primary module effects.

The following Modules when slotted serve only to increase your battleframe's Power Rating and are not recommended.

  • Blue, Energized

Gameplay Notes

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Affected By Perks

ARES Suppliers

Cryo Grenade can be bought at various levels from the following ARES Vendors using local vouchers.


Cyro Grenade has a variant called Burning Cryo Grenade which adds a frozen fire effect which damages the targets over time.

The recipe for this modified ability is available for purchase from the following ARES Vendors using local vouchers.

  • Blue L12 - Cerrado Plains, Supply Officer Cook - 25 vouchers
  • Blue L22 - Shanty Town, Supply Officer Shadow - 30 vouchers
  • Purple L32 - FOB Sagan, Supply Officer Bender - 40 vouchers
  • Purple L40 - Kanaloa, Supply Officer Bryson - 75 vouchers

Crafting this skill also requires a Fire Gland, which drop from Explosive Aranha Workers and Ash Dragons.

Known Bugs

Assault Afterburner - Bombs Away - Burn Jets - Cannonball Afterburner - Crater - Disruption - Immolate - Inferno Dash - Missile Shot - Overcharge - Shielded Crater - Thermal Wave - Trailblaze
Biotech Blinding Poison Trail - Creeping Death - Emergency Response - Evacuate - Ghostly Triage - Healing Ball - Healing Generator - Healing Pillar - Healing Wave - Kinetic Shot - Poison Ball - Poison Trail - Triage
Dreadnaught Absorption Bomb - Charge - Combat Shotgun - Explosive Rounds - Graviton Blast - Gravity Field Grenade - Heavy Armor - Particle Beam - Reflective Armor - Repulsor Blast - Rocket Jump - Shield Wall - Sundering Wave - Teleport Shot - Thunderdome - Turret Mode
Engineer Armor Station - Boomerang Shot - Bulwark - Charged Pulse Generator - Claymore - Deployable Shield - Energy Wall - Heavy Turret - Multi Turret - Overclocking Station - Rocket Turret - Sentinel Pod - Supply Station
Recon Advanced Decoy - Burning Cryo Grenade - Cryo Grenade - Decoy - Execution - Power Field - Proximity Response - Remote Explosive - Resonating Bolts - SIN Beacon - SIN Scrambler - Smoke Screen - Teleport Beacon