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
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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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