A noble bow to hunt hellish beasts.

The Cernos Prime is the Prime variant of the DECernos Cernos. Aside from increased damage, the Cernos Prime is unique in that it fires three arrows per shot in a horizontal spread, and has an Alternate Fire mode that shoots vertically, and deals bonus damage on headshots.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith A2 Uncommon (V)
Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
Neo S13 Uncommon (V)
Neo V7 Uncommon (V)
Axi B1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
GenericComponentPrimeLatch GripLith V6 Common (V)
Meso V5 Common (V)
Neo V4 Common (V)
Neo V6 Common (V)
Axi H3 Common (V)
Axi K3 Common (V)
Axi S5 Common (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Lower LimbLith C2 Rare (V)
Lith C5 Rare (V)
Meso C3 Rare (V)
Axi C1 Rare (V)
Axi C2 Rare (V)
GenericGunPrimeStock StringLith B3 Uncommon (V)
Meso N8 Uncommon (V)
Meso O1 Uncommon (V)
Meso S6 Uncommon (V)
Neo A1 Uncommon (V)
Axi A3 Uncommon (V)
Axi K2 Uncommon (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Upper LimbLith V3 Common (V)
Meso C2 Common (V)
Meso K1 Common (V)
Meso N8 Common (V)
Meso O2 Common (V)
Meso S7 Common (V)
Neo N6 Common (V)
Axi N4 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • Highest base damage of all bows.
  • Shoots 3 arrows.
  • Has a high headshot multiplier.
  • 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.
  • Has two Madurai Pol slots.


  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against health.
  • Damage is split between each of its three arrows, requiring simultaneous hits to maximize damage, exacerbated by the large spread.
  • Arrows have travel time with slight arcing.


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

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Cernos Prime's shots fire multiple arrows in a fanning spread.
  • Alternate Fire toggles a Horizontal Spread or Vertical Spread fire.


  • The horizontal arrow spread is effective against groups of enemies, while the vertical spread is effective against a single target.


  • Cernos Prime in Codex.

Cernos Prime Skins


  • On September 11th, 2018, it was announced that Cernos Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on September 25th, 2018. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 23.9
  • Cernos Prime has entered the Prime Vault.

Update 22.16

  • Fixed Cernos Prime’s vertical spread not using equipped arrow Skins.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Cernos Prime Alt Fire is now silent as intended.

Hotfix 22.13.1

  • Fixed numerous projectile weapons (Cernos Prime, etc) having incorrect Status Chance calculations.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 8 to 12.
  • Charge speed increased from 1 to 0.5 secs.
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 30%.
  • Reload speed increased from 1 sec to .7 secs (in note put .65).
  • Added Secondary Fire Mode toggle that shoots a vertical spread of 3 arrows.
  • Added innate +50% damage to headshots.

Hotfix 19.0.7

  • Released via Valkyr Prime Access.

Hotfix 19.0.2

  • Removed an unreleased Relic from the wild.

Update 19.0

  • Parts and Relics loaded to the build.

Last updated: Update 23.9

See alsoEdit

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