The Proboscis Cernos is the upgraded form of the Mutalist Cernos bow, a powerful Infested bow that can inflict toxin on foes. The Proboscis Cernos drops the toxin bolts in favor of tendrils that pull foes in and inflicts viral damage. It’s better than the Mutalist Cernos in a number of ways, so you should work towards acquiring the upgrade. We’ll walk you through the steps to getting it in our Warframe guide on how to get the Proboscis Cernos!

How to Get the Proboscis Cernos

Getting the Proboscis Cernos is actually quite easy, as long as you have the materials on hand. First off, you’ll obviously need an existing Mutalist Cernos bow in your inventory. You can purchase the Mutalist Cernos’ blueprint from the Market for 20,000 Credits.

You can purchase the Proboscis Cernos’ blueprint through the Market as well. The blueprint costs 30,000 Credits. With the blueprint in hand, you can craft the Proboscis Cernos at your Foundry, which requires:

  • 15,000 Credits
  • Mutalist Cernos x 1
  • Polymer Bundle x 1,600
  • Nitain Extract x 5
  • Nano Spores x 25,000

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Proboscis Cernos’ Attributes

The Proboscis Cernos fires arrows that, upon colliding with a surface or enemy, burst into long tendrils that seek out nearby enemies and draws them into the arrow’s explosion. The arrows deal a high amount of slash and impact damage, making them effective against health and shields.

When the tendrils are pulling in enemies, they deal slash and viral damage over time, and the final arrow explosion deals a high amount of viral damage. The arrows are very effective against flesh-type enemies, namely the Corpus enemies.

The Proboscis Cernos has very high status chance, but similarly to its predecessor, it has very low critical chance. Much like the majority of bows, the Proboscis Cernos also deals low puncture damage, rendering it ineffective against armor.

The Proboscis Cernos pairs well with abilities that require enemies to be in a small area of effect. The weapon is also a good fit for Spectres because of the pulling ability. This bow can work in a variety of builds, so try it with your favorite Warframes.

That’s all about the Proboscis Cernos. If you have any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!

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