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For other items called Cryptid 4.6, see Cryptid 4.6.

Seek out other Guardians when the howling loneliness grows too deep. Pretend it's a chance meeting, though.
― In-game description

Cryptid 4.6 is a rare helmet able to be wielded by Hunters.[1] Cryptid 4.6 can be dismantled to generate Glimmer and Armor Materials. It can also be transferred to other characters through the vault.


Cryptid 4.6 can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.
Lord Saladin source icon Iron Banner
This item can be obtained as an Iron Banner reward.
Crimson Doubles source icon Crimson Doubles
This item was granted during the Crimson Doubles event of February 2016.
Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.
Oryx's Dreadnaught source icon Oryx's Dreadnaught
This item drops on Oryx's Dreadnaught.
Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
Challenge of the Elders source icon Challenge of the Elders
This item is granted through the Challenge of the Elders.
Hunter Vanguard source icon Hunter Vanguard
Cayde-6, the Hunter Vanguard, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Ishtar Sink source icon Ishtar Sink
This item can drop in the Ishtar Sink on Venus.


Cryptid 4.6 can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Light the Blade perk icon Light the Blade
Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
Fastball perk icon Fastball
Increases grenade throw distance.
Switchblade perk icon Switchblade
Decreases melee attack cooldown time.
Incisive Maintenance perk icon Incisive Maintenance
Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Column 2Edit

Upgrade Defense perk icon Upgrade Defense
Increases Defense Power, allowing this armor to absorb more damage.

Removed PerksEdit

Cryptid 4.6 previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Inverse Shadow icon Inverse Shadow
Increased Super energy gained from killing minions of the Darkness.
Ashes to Asset icon Ashes to Asset
Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
Ashes to Asset icon Ashes to Asset
Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
Infusion icon Infusion
Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
Innervation icon Innervation
Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
Invigoration icon Invigoration
Reduces melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.


  1. "Cryptid 4.6 (Helmet) API call". Retrieved 25 April 2015.