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Disambiguous This article is about the Power. For the Ammo Upgrade, see Cold Ammunition. For the Ammo Bonus in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, see Cryo Rounds.

Cryo Ammo is an ammo power that empowers weapons with a cryo field that gives weapons a chance to freeze enemies.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

Cryo Ammo ME2 Icon
When activated, the user's weapon is empowered and has a chance of freezing enemies without any special defenses for a short time, preventing them from moving. Frozen enemies are more susceptible to damage and can even be shattered for an instant kill. It is also worth noting that husks are instantly killed once frozen.

Note: Using Squad Cryo Ammo is the only method of granting your teammates Cryo Ammo, as it is an ability exclusive to Shepard.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1

  • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
  • Duration: Lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
  • Freeze Duration: 3.00 seconds

Rank 2

  • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
  • Duration: Lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
  • Freeze Duration: 4.00 seconds

Rank 3

  • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
  • Duration: Lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
  • Freeze Duration: 5.00 seconds


Rank 4

Choose to evolve the power into one of the following,

Improved Cryo Ammo Edit

  • The apex of cryogenic rounds, this ammunition freezes targets more frequently and for a longer duration.
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: Lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Freeze Duration: 7.00 seconds

Squad Cryo Ammo Edit

  • Your entire squad gains the cryo ammo's effects, letting you incapacitate large groups or relentlessly hammer one target.
    • Recharge Time: 1.50 seconds
    • Duration: Lasts until overridden by another ammo power.
    • Freeze Duration: 5.00 seconds

Availability Edit

Mass Effect 3 Edit

In Mass Effect 3, in addition to having a chance to freeze enemies, Cryo Ammo weakens armor and decreases movement speed.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1: Cryo Ammo Edit

Flash freeze and shatter unprotected enemies.
Slow down the rest.

  • Freeze Duration: 3 sec
  • Movement Speed: -15%
  • Armor Weakening: -25%


Rank 2: Freeze Chance Edit

Improve the odds of freezing a target by 30%.

Rank 3: Freeze Duration Edit

Increase freeze duration by 40%.

  • Freeze Duration: 4.2 sec
  • Movement Speed: -15%
  • Armor Weakening: -25%


Rank 4: Freeze Duration/Squad Bonus Edit

Freeze Duration

Increase freeze duration by 40%.

  • Freeze Duration: 5.9 sec
  • Movement Speed: -15%
  • Armor Weakening: -25%

Squad Bonus

Squadmates gain Cryo Ammo at 50% effectiveness.


Rank 5: Ammo Capacity/Headshots Edit

Ammo Capacity

Increase ammo capacity by 30%.

Headshots

Increase headshot to frozen enemies by 35%.


Rank 6: Freeze Chance/Damage Combo Edit

Freeze Chance

Improve the odds of freezing a target by 50%.
Decrease a frozen target's movement speed by an additional 20%.

Damage Combo

Increase damage to frozen targets from all sources by 50%.
Weaken the armor of chilled targets by 25%.


Player Notes Edit

Mechanics
  • Like Cryo Blast, Cryo Ammo reduces the effectiveness of the armor protecting targets like Atlases, Ravagers and Geth Pyros, but does not enable superior penetration of armor plated targets such as Cannibals and Husks buffed by Marauders.
    • The armor weakening effect is party-friendly; it creates a short-duration debuff (about two seconds or so) that other players or squadmates can benefit from. However, unlike, say, Warp Ammo, this armor weakening effect does not occur on every shot, it appears to be chance based.[1]
  • The Rank 5 Ammo Capacity evolution, if chosen, only applies on the active ammo power. Switching to another ammo power will remove the extra ammunition even if both have the capacity boost.
  • Cryo Ammo's penalties to movement speed and armor effectiveness are not affected by power damage upgrades.
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Availability Edit

References Edit

  1. http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/347/index/11334452/1

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