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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 Impact damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500. It is also a requisite ingredient for InfCernos Mutalist Cernos.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Gallium64
3
Plastids64
700
PolymerBundle64
600
Ferrite64
1,750
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 45
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages:

  • High Impact b 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 polarity.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Mod TT 20pxThunderbolt mod.
  • Fire rate mods apply double their bonuses.

Disadvantages:

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

Comparisons:

  • Cernos, compared to Rakta Cernos:
    • Lower base damage (190.0 vs. 235.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (171.0 vs. 211.5)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (9.5 vs. 11.75)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (9.5 vs. 11.75)
    • Higher charged critical chance (36% vs. 35%)
    • Higher charged status chance (18% vs. 15%)
    • Lower charge attack damage (380.0 vs. 470.0)
    • Slower charge time (0.5 s vs. 0.25 s)
    • Higher base critical chance (36% vs. 35%)
    • Higher base status chance (18% vs. 15%)
    • Lack of an innate Blight effect
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • Due to the weapon's high Impact b Impact damage but low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b 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 20pxPoint Strike and Mod TT 20pxCritical 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 20pxSpeed Trigger.

TriviaEdit

  • 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 a weapon with most variations. Having total of 4 versions; Basic, Prime, Rakta and Mutalist

MediaEdit

  • Cernos in the Codex.
  • Nekros and Cernos
  • Cernos in back
  • Cernos Quiver Colour Customization
  • Cernos Bow Colour Customization
  • New Cernos holster look

Cernos Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

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 alsoEdit

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