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.

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

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Impact b.svg 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.svg slot.


  • Low Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg 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.svg Impact damage (65.7 vs. 114.8)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (3.65 vs. 6.4)
      • Lower Slash b.svg 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.svg vs. Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)
  • Cernos, compared to Rakta Cernos:
    • Higher base damage (73.0 vs. 42.55)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (65.7 vs. 38.25)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (3.65 vs. 2.15)
      • Higher Slash b.svg 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.svg vs. Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

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 a weapon with most variations. Having total of 4 versions; Basic, CernosPrime.png Cernos Prime, SyndicateRVCernos.png Rakta Cernos and InfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos.

Media[edit | edit source]

Cernos Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

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 also[edit | edit source]

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