Evoking the design of ancient bows, the high impact Cernos is perfect for hunting down highly shielded enemies.

The Cernos is a Tenno bow, specializing in damaging shields by its high Impact b.svg Impact damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500. It is also a requisite ingredient for InfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Impact b.svg Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • Very high critical chance.
  • Charged shots have innate 1 meter punch through.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming (RMB ).
  • Silent.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging enemies in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngThunderbolt mod.
  • Fire rate mods apply double their bonuses.


  • Low Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Arrows have a travel time with slight arcing.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.


Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Cernos's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 45
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the weapon's high Impact b.svg Impact damage but low Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg Slash damage, consider using this to drain the enemies' shield first then finish them with other weapons which have higher damage where the Cernos lacks. Alternatively, consider making this your main bow for going against Corpus troops, the majority of which have high shields but very low health.
  • With a maxed Mod TT 20px.pngPoint Strike and Mod TT 20px.pngCritical Delay mods, it is possible to raise the Cernos' critical chance to 104.3%, ensuring that all shots will deal critical damage.
    • Using a maxed Critical Delay however will also result in the Cernos having an even slower fire rate. This can be countered with the usage of a fire rate mod, preferably Mod TT 20px.pngSpeed Trigger.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Cernos" means "horn" in Gaulish.
  • Being an Impact oriented bow, the Cernos uses arrows with a mace-like head, with a larger impact area. This spreads the kinetic energy of the arrows across a wider area, creating a blunt impact.
  • This is so far the weapon with the most variations. Having a Total of 5 versions; Basic, Prime, Rakta, Mutalist and Proboscis.

Cernos Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 25.7

  • Normalized quick shots to have the same critical chance/damage and status chance as charged shots.
  • While reviewing Bow stats the team has also refreshed all their FX (including the Lenz)!
  • Quick Shot increased from 110 to 190
  • Charged Shot increased from 220 to 380
  • Flight Speed increased from 85 to 90
  • Aim Zoom decreased from 2.23x to 2x

Hotfix 25.0.7

  • Fixed the Cernos Energy color persisting as default on the strings.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 6.
  • Charged shot damage increased from 200 to 220.
  • Charge speed increased from 1s to 0.5s.
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 18%.
  • Critical chance increased from 35% to 36%.

Update 11.1

  • Introduced.

See also[edit | edit source]

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