Rakta Cernos
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Bow
Trigger Type Charge
Flight Speed 100m/s
Noise Level 0.0m (Silent)
Fire Rate 1.00 rounds/sec
Accuracy 16.7 (100.0 Aimed)
Max Ammo 72 rounds
Disposition Disposition2 Faint
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 112.5
Puncture wPuncture 6.25
Slash wSlash 6.25
Crit Chance 35.0%
Charge Attacks
Impact wImpact 225.0
Puncture wPuncture 12.5
Slash wSlash 12.5
Charge Time 0.25 sec/charge
Crit Chance 35.0%
Introduced Update 17.3
A finely tuned instrument of assassination.

The Rakta Cernos is a modified Cernos bow exclusively available to the Red Veil. It features the fastest charge time of all bows, along with increased base damage, status chance, and innate Blight effect.


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High base damage.
  • Incredibly short charge time (the shortest of all charge weapons at 0.25 seconds).
    • Most other bows require fire rate mods to have effective charge rates, this does not.
  • High critical chance.
  • Has two Madurai Pol polarities and one Naramon Pol polarity.
  • Has innate Blight effect.
  • Charged shots have innate Punch Through, allowing it to hit multiple enemies in a line.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming RMB .



  • Rakta Cernos, compared to the Cernos:
    • Higher base damage (250.0 vs. 200.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (225.0 vs. 180.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (12.5 vs. 10.0)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (12.5 vs. 10.0)
    • Faster charge rate (0.25 vs. 1.0)
    • Higher Status chance (15.0% vs. 10.0%)
    • Additional Madurai Pol and Naramon Pol polarities.
    • Innate Blight effect.
    • Faster arrow flight speed
  • Rakta Cernos, compared to the Cernos Prime:
    • Lower base damage (250.0 vs. 360.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (225.0 vs 324.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (12.5 vs. 18.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (12.5 vs. 18.0)
    • Faster charge rate (0.25s vs. 1.0s)
    • Faster Reload time (0.6s vs. 1.0s)
    • Faster Flight speed (100m/s vs. 70m/s)
    • Higher Status Chance (15.0% vs. 10.0%)
    • Extra Naramon Pol polarity
    • Fires 1 arrow per shot vs. 3 arrows per shot
    • Innate Blight effect


  • The Rakta Cernos can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Exalted with the Red Veil, and spending ReputationLargeBlack‍125,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Rakta Cernos cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Exalted rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Your Mastery Rank must be at least 12 to acquire any Syndicate primary weapon, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.


  • The innate Blight effect on the Rakta Cernos is silent, and enemies who survive the blast will remain unalerted.
  • Has a unique holster style where the bow is upside down on the Warframe's back instead of being slung across its shoulder.


  • The Rakta Cernos can achieve a critical hit chance of 100% by equipping both a fully-ranked Point Strike and a Critical Delay ranked up to at least level 4.


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