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
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 45
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High Impact b Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • High headshot multiplier
  • Charged shots have innate 1 meter Punch Through.
  • Silent - will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming (RMB ).
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging enemies in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Has an average charge-hold-time of 5 seconds.
  • Has a Madurai Pol slot.


  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against health.
  • Arrows have a travel time with slight arcing.
  • Held arrows will instantly become uncharged after 5 seconds has passed.


  • Cernos, compared to Cernos Prime:
    • Lower base damage (73.0 vs. 127.6)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (65.7 vs. 114.8)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (3.65 vs. 6.4)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (3.65 vs. 6.4)
    • Lower charge attack damage (146.0 vs. 255.1)
    • Faster reload speed (0.6 s vs. 1 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)
  • Cernos, compared to Rakta Cernos:
    • Higher base damage (73.0 vs. 42.55)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (65.7 vs. 38.25)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (3.65 vs. 2.15)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (3.65 vs. 2.15)
    • Higher charge attack damage (146.0 vs. 85.1)
    • Slower charge time (0.5 s vs. 0.25 s)
    • Lack of an innate Blight effect
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • 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, CernosPrime Cernos Prime, SyndicateRVCernos Rakta Cernos and InfCernos Mutalist Cernos.


  • 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 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 6
  • Charged shot damage increased from 200 to 220
  • Charge speed increased from 1 to 0.5 secs
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 18%
  • Critical chance increased from 35% to 36%

Update 11.1

  • Introduced

See alsoEdit

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