For the Helminth Charger mod, see Proboscis.

Each arrow spawns a swarm of sticky appendages on impact. These tongue-like probes latch onto nearby unfortunates and drag them close before bursting into a mess of diseased goo.

The Proboscis Cernos is an enhanced InfCernos.pngMutalist Cernos that launches appendages that pulls enemies in towards its zone of impact before releasing a large DmgViralSmall64.pngViral explosion.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgViralSmall64.pngViral and DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage.


  • High DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash and DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage – effective against health and shields.
  • Third highest status chance of all bows, behind AsymmetricBow.pngDaikyu and InfCernos.pngMutalist Cernos.
  • Arrows explode in a 7 meter radius after 1.7 seconds on impacting a surface or enemy.
    • Impact releases appendages that stuns and pulls all enemies within 9 meters towards the impact zone.
      • Appendages tick damage twice on all affected enemies before exploding.
      • Ticks do 90 damage, with a distribution of 56.25% DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash and 43.75% DmgViralSmall64.pngViral.
    • Explosion has innate DmgViralSmall64.pngViral damage – effective against Flesh and Cloned Flesh.
    • Explosion delay reduces likelihood of inflicting self-stagger.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngHeavy Caliber's accuracy penalty is minimal on this weapon.
  • Silent.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging enemies in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Can benefit from Mod TT 20px.pngFirestorm (Mod TT 20px.pngPrimed) and Mod TT 20px.pngCautious Shot.
  • Fire rate mods apply double their bonuses.
  • Innate two Bar polarities.


Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Proboscis Cernos's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 245 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png30,000

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Each tick and the final explosion can damage and proc status independently.
  • Tendrils do not require line of sight to latch onto enemies, but cannot pull enemies through walls.
  • Will not pull or damage enemies inside a Nullifier bubble. Will deal damage to the bubble on the arrow hit and on explosion, but not on pre-explosion damage ticks. This is the case whether firing outside the bubble or from within the bubble.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngThunderbolt causes the arrow to explode immediately after landing.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngFirestorm only affects the radius of the final blast, and does not increase the range of appendages.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Good primary weapon choice for Specters, because of its crowd control abilities and high base damage.
  • Can be used to pull enemies into XakuIcon272.pngXaku's Gaze to ensure their armor is reduced (or removed) before the explosion takes place.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A Proboscis is the elongated, tube-like mouthpart on insects like butterflies, mosquitoes, etc.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.5.1

  • Removed Proboscis Cernos from Conclave.

Update 29.5

  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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