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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 specializing in Impact b Impact damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500, it is also a requisite ingredient for Mutalist Cernos.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Gallium64
3
Plastids64
700
PolymerBundle64
600
Ferrite64
1,750
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 45
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints:Credits6420,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages:

  • High Impact b Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • Very high critical chance.
  • Charged shots have innate 1 meter Punch Through.
  • Silent.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming (RMB ).
  • Ragdolls and pins the target to the wall on a kill.
    • Ragdolled bodies fly in a straight line and can damage other enemies in its path.
  • Can use the bow exclusive Thunderbolt mod.
  • Has a Madurai Pol slot.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Arrows have a travel time and travel in a slight arc.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.

Comparisons

  • Cernos, compared to Cernos Prime:
    • Lower base damage (110.0 vs. 180.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (99.0 vs. 162.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (5.5 vs. 9.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (5.5 vs. 9.0)
    • Lower charge attack damage (220.0 vs. 360.0)
    • Higher critical chance (18% vs. 17.5%)
    • Lower status chance (18% vs. 30%)
    • Faster reload speed (0.6 s vs. 0.65 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)
  • Cernos, compared to Rakta Cernos:
    • Lower base damage (110.0 vs. 150.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (99.0 vs. 135.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (5.5 vs. 7.5)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (5.5 vs. 7.5)
    • Lower charge attack damage (220.0 vs. 250.0)
    • Slower charge time (0.5 s vs. 0.25 s)
    • Higher critical chance (18% vs. 17.5%)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (1.5x vs. 2x)
    • Higher status chance (18% vs. 15%)
    • Lack of an innate Blight effect
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • Due to the weapon's high Impact b Impact damage but low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage, consider using this to drain the enemies' shield first then finish them with other weapons which have higher damage where the Cernos lacks. Alternatively, consider making this your main bow for going against Corpus troops, the majority of which have high shields but very low health.
  • With a maxed Point Strike and Critical Delay mods, it is possible to raise the Cernos' critical chance to 104.3%, ensuring that all shots will deal critical damage.
    • Using a maxed Critical Delay however will also result in the Cernos having an even slower fire rate. This can be countered with the usage of a fire rate mod, preferably Speed Trigger.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

MediaEdit

  • 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%

See alsoEdit

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