A noble bow to hunt hellish beasts.

The Cernos Prime is the Prime variant of the Cernos. Aside from increased damage, the Cernos Prime is unique in that it fires three arrows per shot.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith A2 Uncommon
Axi B1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
GenericComponentPrimeLatch GripNeo V6 Common
Meso V5 Common (V)
Neo V4 Common (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Lower LimbLith C2 Rare
Meso C3 Rare (V)
Axi C1 Rare (V)
Axi C2 Rare (V)
GenericGunPrimeStock StringMeso O1 Uncommon
Axi A3 Uncommon
Meso S6 Uncommon (V)
Neo A1 Uncommon (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Upper LimbLith V3 Common
Meso K1 Common
Meso C2 Common (V)
Neo N6 Common (V)
Axi N4 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High Impact b Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • High critical chance.
  • High damage at full charge
  • Silent.
  • Charged shots have innate Punch Through, allowing it to hit multiple enemies in a line.
  • Shoots 3 arrows in a horizontal spread.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming.


  • Needs to be charged to deal max damage.
  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Arrows have a travel time and a slight arc.
  • Draws from the Sniper Ammo pickup pool, which is among the rarest of the ammunition pickups.
  • Not very convenient charge time, especially at close range.
    • Slower reload time than some other bows, 1s versus the .7s of Dread and Paris Prime.
  • Damage is split between each of its three projectiles, requiring simultaneous hits to maximize damage.
    • As with other weapons, projectiles generated by multishot will deal the same damage as normal projectiles. Adding multishot will not decrease the damage per arrow.


  • Cernos Prime, compared to Cernos:
    • Higher base damage (180.0 vs. 100.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (162.0 vs. 90.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (9.0 vs. 5.0)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (9.0 vs. 5.0)
    • Higher charge attack damage (360.0 vs. 200.0)
    • Slower reload speed (1 s vs. 0.6 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolMadurai Pol vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 0)
  • Cernos Prime, compared to Rakta Cernos:
    • Higher base damage (180.0 vs. 125.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (162.0 vs. 112.5)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (9.0 vs. 6.25)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (9.0 vs. 6.25)
    • Higher charge attack damage (360.0 vs. 250.0)
    • Slower charge time (1.0 s vs. 0.25 s)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 15%)
    • 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)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 12)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Heavy Caliber will decrease accuracy by a small amount, making each arrow fire slightly off from its normal trajectory.
    • As of Hotfix 19.11.2 this was increased dramatically, making the weapon act more like a wildly-spreading shotgun than a fan of arrows.
  • The Cernos Prime's shots fire multiple arrows in a horizontal fanning spread. The number of arrows is affected by multishot mods, similar to shotguns.
  • Cernos prime is capable of orange crits with Point Strike and Argon Scope averaging to approximately 1015 orange crit damage with a single arrow

Cernos Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 19.0.7
  • Released via Valkyr Prime Access.

Hotfix 19.0.2

  • Removed an unreleased Relic from the wild.

Update: The War Within

  • Parts and Relics loaded to the build.

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

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