Cyberpunk 2077: 10 BEST Builds [120+ Hours Experience]

Planning to become a Netrunner, Gunslinger, Engineer, or Stealth Build? Here are all their picks!

Cyberpunk 2077 provides players with a multitude of options while creating their Build. The choice of weapon all the way to your cyberware and skills, will determine your character’s playstyle. With so many possibilities, players can get confused about the perfect game plan. In order to smooth out the process, I have decided to rank some of the Best Cyberpunk 2077 Builds that you can try out while going around the Night City!

Key Takeaways
  • Creating the Best Builds in Cyberpunk 2077 can be a tedious task. 
  • You need to focus on a lot of elements while creating the ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Build, which includes attributes, perks, gear, and so on.
  • Depending on your personal playstyle preference, you can choose the perfect build from multiple options.
  • Some of the Best builds for V are a Net Melee Samurai, Sandevistan, Gunslinger, Engineer, Hacker, or a Balanced Build.
  • Each of these builds focuses on different sets of attributes, which grants the players an advantage in a specific sector, such as hacking, weapons, guns, and melee combat.
  • Why Trust Us: I created this list after getting first-hand experience in Cyberpunk 2077, which is backed by my 120+ hours of game time!
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Best Cyberpunk 2077 Builds And Comparison

Check out a summary of the best builds in Cyberpunk 2077:

BuildsBest ForMain AttributesSkillsWeaponCyberdeck
Cyber SamuraiBest Fast Melee-Hacking Hybrid BuildReflexes, Intelligence, CoolBlades, Quickhacking, Ninjutsu, Cold BloodSatori KatanaTetratronic Rippler MK.4
StealthBest Build For Silent TakedownsReflexes, Intelligence, CoolHandguns, Quickhacking, Ninjutsu, Cold BloodPrideArasaka Mk.4
SandevistanBest Build For Time Slowing Close CombatReflexes, BodyAssault/Handguns/Blade, AthleticsAny Weapon-Zetatech Sandevistan Mk.4
-QianT Sandevistan Mk.4
RicochetBest Fun To Play BuildReflexes, Technical Ability, CoolAssault/Handguns, Athletics, Engineering, CraftingDeath and Taxes, Problem Solver, Moron Labe, HJSH-18 Masamune-Militech “Falcon” Sandevistan Mk.5
-Tetratronic Rippler MK.4
EngineerBest Strategic BuildReflexes, Technical AbilityAssault/Handguns, Crafting, Engineering, AthleticsNekomata, Widow Maker, Lizzie-Stephenson Tech Mk.4
-NetWatch Netdrver Mk.5
Net Melee SamuraiBest Melee Damage Inflicting BuildBody, Reflexes, CoolBlades, Athletics, Ninjutsu, QuickhackingAny Katana, Blue FangTetratronic Rippler MK.4
QuickhackBest Build For Risk Free CombatCool, IntelligenceQuickhacking, Breach Protocol, Cold Blood, NinjutsuAny KatanaTetratronic Rippler MK.4
BalancedBest Beginner Friendly BuildReflexes, Intelligence, Body, CoolMultiple SkillsAny WeaponTetratronic Rippler Mk.4
GunslingerBest Build For Effective GunplayReflexes, Technical AbilityAssault, Handguns, Engineering, NinjutsuCrash, Malorian Arms 3516, Chaos, Nekomata, AshuraTetratronic Rippler Mk.4
SniperBest Build For Precise Long Ranged CombatReflexes, Technical Abilities, CoolAssault, Cold Blood, Engineering, NinjutsuNekomata, Widow Maker, BreakthroughTetratronic Rippler Mk.4

Cyber Samurai Build

Best Fast Melee-Hacking Hybrid Build
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Cyber Build [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The quickhacking synergy this build provides with swift movement and great damage.

Starting off the Best Cyberpunk 2077 Builds guide, I have the Cyber Samurai setup which has proven to be a reliable build for many players. It mainly focuses on a good operating system along with the use of Monowire Cyberware. On top of that, the build also recommends the usage of some of the high-end and Best katanas, such as the Satori Katana.

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Attributes

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Cyber build Attributes [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Cyber Samurai Build focuses on the Reflex, Cool, and Intelligence Attributes. Reflexes will help your character have smoother movement during battles and will also increase damage for Monowire and Mantis Blades. Whereas the Intelligence Attribute will help make your character more efficient with net running abilities, such as an increase in RAM and an increase in duration and damage of quick hacks.

Lastly, the Cool attribute will add some further buffs to your build, which can be immensely useful for multiple scenarios. For example, players will get an increase in Resistance, Stealth damage, Crit Damage, etc.

Here is how you should allocate your Attribute Points for the Cyber Samurai Build (Max Level):

  • Body: 3
  • Reflexes: 18
  • Technical Ability: 12
  • Intelligence: 20
  • Cool: 18
Skills & Perks
Blades (Reflexes) Quickhacking (Intelligence) Ninjutsu (Cool) Cold Blood (Cool)
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner
  • Roaring Waters
  • Flight of the Sparrow
  • Sting like a Bee
  • Blessed Blade
  • Float like a Butterfly
  • Deathbolt
  • Weak Link
  • Biosynergy
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Subliminal Message
  • Plague
  • Critical Error
  • Bloodware
  • Anamnesis
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Strike from the Shadows
  • Assassin
  • Ghost
  • Predator
  • Cold Blood
  • Blood Brawl
  • Cold and Calculating

To optimize the Cyber Samurai Build in Cyberpunk 2077, concentrate on unlocking perks related to Reflexes, Intelligence, and Cool. Prioritize Blades Skills in Reflexes, especially if you’re wielding a Katana. In Intelligence, focus on acquiring the Best Quickhacking skills to enhance your Cyber Samurai Build further. Explore Cool Perks in both Ninjutsu and Cold Blood categories.

Equipment

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Satori Katana [Image Credit: eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
Satori Katana Tetratronic Rippler MK.4 
  • Monowire
  • EX-Disk
  • Memory Boost
  • Lynx Paws
  • Synaptic Accelerator
  • Optical Camo
  • Short Circuit
  • Cyberpsychosis
  • System Reset
  • Suicide
  • Detonate Grenade

First things first, the Tetratronic Rippler MK.4 operating system is the most important item for the Cyber Samurai Build. Without it, you’d be missing out on half of the benefits of this build. The Tetratronic Rippler MK.4 has 10 Base RAM, 8 Buffer Sizes, and 6 slots. In addition to that, you’ll have access to some key quick hacks too.

On the other hand, I recommend going for a Katana alongside the Monowire Arm Cyberware. Both of these will make you unstoppable on the battlefield, especially when paired with all the other Cyberwares and Quickhacks I have mentioned above.

  • Great damage.
  • Has high reflexes for swift movement.
  • Has a diverse skill set for melee combat and hacking.
  • Limited to katanas and monowire.
  • Specific cyberwares are needed for best use.

Stealth Build

Best Build For Silent Takedowns

Trying to be a sneaky variant of V in Night City? If yes, then the Stealth Build should be your go-to choice. The Stealth Build focuses on taking down enemies silently and causing the least chaos. With this build, you’ll need a lot of patience, and your timing will need to be key. Nonetheless, I can’t deny the fact that it is highly satisfying to take a whole bunch of enemies without getting detected.

  • Why I Chose This: Great for stealth gameplay and being able to take down enemies by using suppressed handguns.
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Attributes

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Cool Attribute [Image Credit: eXputer]
When it comes to Stealth Builds, it is important to allocate your attribute points accurately. The sneaky build in Cyberpunk focuses on 3 Attributes these are: Reflexes, Cool, and Intelligence. As for the Technical Abilities and Body, it is completely up to the player if they wish to spend some spare points on them.

Moving on, here is the recommended split of Attribute Points for the Stealth Build at Level 50:

  • Body: 3
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 3
  • Intelligence: 15
  • Cool: 20
Skills & Perks
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Crouching Tiger Perk [Image Credit: eXputer]
Handguns (Reflexes) Quickhacking (Intelligence) Ninjutsu (Cool) Cold Blood (Cool)
  • High Noon
  • Desperado
  • Long Shot Drop Pop
  • Rio Bravo
  • Wild West
  • Westworld
  • Forget-me-Not
  • Signal Support
  • Biosynergy
  • Weak Link
  • Signal Support
  • Ghost
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Silent And Deadly
  • Sniper
  • Strike from the Shadows
  • Hasty Retreat
  • Merciless
  • Cold Blood
  • Frozen Precision
  • Rapid Bloodflow
  • Critical Condition

For the Stealth Build, players will be using a Handgun with suppression. Other ranged weapons hardly complement the sneaky tactic. Therefore, it is best if you go for a Handgun. Ultimately, it is important to unlock some Handgun Perks in the Reflexes Attribute Tree, such as High Noon and Desperado.

Equipment

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Memory Wipe Quickhack [Screenshot by eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Pride
Arasaka Mk.4
  • Limbic System Enhancement
  • Synaptic Accelerator
  • Ping
  • Memory Wipe
  • Sonic Shock
  • Whistle

As I mentioned earlier, the Stealth Build is best to run with a Handgun, preferably a weapon like the “Pride.” However, you will need to run a few mods on your Cyberpunk 2077 pistol, such as the Trajectory Analysis, to get the best out of it. You can also add an optic attachment for precision. 

  • Excels at non-lethal and silent takedowns.
  • Uses suppressed handguns for stealthy gameplay.
  • Excels in stealth combat.
  • Relies on players being patient and having precise timing.
  • Lacks in open-combat scenarios.

Sandevistan Build

Best Build For Time Slowing Close Combat
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Sandevistan Build [Screenshot by eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The versatility of weapons and the ability to slow down time made it quite hard not to put it on the list.

The Sandevistan Build came to light after Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was released. Right after the Edgerunner update was implemented into Cyberpunk 2077, a lot of people jumped on the Sandevistan Build inspired by David Martinez from the series. The build focuses on slowing down time during combat, weapon choice is completely up to the player. It’s by far one of the most fun Cyberpunk 2077 Builds you can use right now.

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Attributes

The Sandevistan Build’s Attribute distribution depends on your weapon preference. For Shotguns or Gorilla Arms, you should invest in Body Attributes, while for Katanas, Blades, and ranged weapons, allocate more points to Reflexes. Personally, I think the Sandevistan works best with the latter option, providing a satisfying experience of slowing time and engaging in close-quarters combat or swiftly taking down multiple enemies with rapid gunfire.

Nonetheless, here is a preferred setup for the Sandevistan Build for V:

  • Body: 15
  • Reflexes: 19
  • Technical Ability: 7
  • Intelligence: 3
  • Cool: 13
Skills & Perks
Assault/Handguns/Blade (Reflexes) Athletics (Body) Ninjutsu (Cool) Cold Blood (Cool)
  • Gunslinger (Handguns)
  • Rio Bravo (Handguns)
  • High Noon (Handguns)
  • Bulletjock (Assault)
  • Eagle Eye (Assault)
  • Punisher (Assault)
  • Sting like a Bee (Blades)
  • Roaring Waters (Blades)
  • Flight of the Sparrow (Blades)
  • Regeneration
  • Epimorphosis
  • Steel and Chrome
  • Multitasker
  • Marathoner
  • From the Shadows
  • Assassin
  • Leg Up
  • Cold Blood
  • Cold and Calculating
  • Icy Veins
  • Predator

To be honest, there are no perfect perk picks for the Sandevistan Build. For the build, it’s completely up to the player to get what suits their playstyle. Mainly because the Sandevistan build relies on Cyberware rather than perks. Hence, you can feel free to choose any perks you want to invest points into.

Equipment

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Kerenzikov Cyberware [Screenshot by eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
Any weapon of choice; Blade, Handgun, or AR.
  • Zetatech Sandevistan Mk.4
  • QianT Sandevistan Mk.4
  • Heal-on-Kill
  • Nanorelays
  • Kerenzikov
  • Mantis Blades
  • Reinforced Tendons
  • Bioconductor
  • Ping
  • Cyberware Malfunction
  • Detonate Grenade
  • Sonic Shock

For the Sandevistan Build, weapon choice isn’t fixed, so I think you should prioritize acquiring the right perks. The key lies in Cyberdeck and Cyberware selections, which are crucial for the time-slowing effect. You should ensure a dedicated Sandevistan Cyberdeck and consider cyberwares like Heal-on-Kill, Kerenzikov, and Nanorelays to enhance the build.

Crafting the Heatsink Operating System Mod is advisable for reducing the Sandevistan Cyberdeck’s cooldown. This versatile setup is also recommended for beginners in Cyberpunk 2077.

  • Is versatile.
  • Is able to slow down time during combat.
  • Excels in close-quarter combat.
  • Lacks in long-range combat.

Ricochet Build

Best Fun To Play Build

Power Weapons with ricochet ability may not have been the most popular choice among Cyberpunk players. However, if you’re looking for a fun and exciting playthrough, then nothing can beat a Ricochet-centered build for V. The build, as suggested by its name, revolves around the ricochet ability of power weapons. 

  • Why I Chose This: The fun factor this build provides is second to none. Being able to have the ability to customize it based on your preferences.
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Attributes

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Technical Abilities Attribute [Screenshot by eXputer]
There aren’t any standout attributes set up for the Ricochet build. Although, one thing is for certain you will need multiple perks within the Reflexes attribute tree. Within Reflexes, you can get perks that will directly impact the Assault and Handgun weapons.

In addition to that, players can also opt to invest some points in Cool and Body which will help them improve resistance, speed, and damage. So here’s a recommended Attributes setup for the Ricochet build:

  • Body: 13
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 17
  • Intelligence: 4
  • Cool: 17
Skills & Perks
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Play the Angles Perk [Screenshot by eXputer]
Assault/Handguns (Reflexes) Athletics (Body) Engineering (Technical Ability) Crafting (Technical Ability) Cold Blood (Cool)
  • Gunslinger (Handguns)
  • Rio Bravo (Handguns)
  • High Noon (Handguns)
  • A Fistful of Eurodollars (Handguns)
  • Bulletjock (Assault)
  • Named Bullets (Assault)
  • Punisher (Assault)
  • Savage Stoic (Assault)
  • Regeneration
  • Epimorphosis
  • Divided Attention
  • Multitasker
  • Marathoner
  • Play the Angles
  • Draw the Line
  • Mechanic
  • Grease Monkey
  • Edgerunner Artisan
  • Field Tactician
  • Cold Blood
  • Cold and Calculating
  • Icy Veins

In the Ricochet Build, the perks choice will vary from player to player. It all depends on whether you use ARs, Snipers, Handguns, or SMGs and your playstyle, whether you choose to rush in, play stealthily, or have a combined strategy. Considering your playstyle, pick out your perks.

However, there are a few hand-picked perks that you must have while running the Ricochet Build in Cyberpunk 2077. First off, the “Play the Angles” Perk (Technical Ability) is immense; it will increase the damage inflicted by ricochet bullets by 50%. In addition to that, also get the “Draw the Line” Perk (Technical Ability), which previews the bullet trajectory before you start firing.

Equipment

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Weapons for Ricochet Build [Screenshot by eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Death and Taxes
  • Problem Solver
  • Moron Labe
  • HJSH-18 Masamune
  • Militech “Falcon” Sandevistan Mk.5
  • Tetratronic Rippler MK.4
  • Heal-on-Kill
  • Trajectory Analysis
  • Pain Editor
  • Kerenzikov
  • Ballistic Coprocessor
  • Ping
  • Overheat
  • Cyberware Malfunction
  • Cyberpsychosis

When it comes to the equipment of this Cyberpunk 2077 Build, make sure you have a Power Weapon. Without it, the build will be incomplete. Additionally, players will also need to check whether their weapon has ricochet ability or not. You can use weapons like Death and Taxes, Moron Labe, and Crash. RC-& Babaroga and RC Ifrit are some great mod choices that can further enhance the ricochet ability of your weapon.

Last but not least, make sure you acquire the Ballistic Coprocessor Hand Cyberware, which will increase ricochet damage by 50%. You can visit any Ripperdoc to get this and some other best Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware. In conclusion, if you’re looking to mess around, then the Ricochet setup is a fun Cyberpunk 2077 build that you can try out.

  • Provides a fun and enjoyable gameplay experience.
  • Is customizable based on the player’s preferences.
  • Good damage.
  • Lower intelligence points limit hacking.

Engineer Build

Best Strategic Build
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Lizzie in Engineer Build [Screenshot by eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The ability to manipulate enemies in order to win your battles has a different sense of thrill to it.

Next up, I have another fun Cyberpunk 2077 Builds, which is Night City’s very own Engineer! Also known as the Scientist Build, the Engineer setup is mainly focused on the usage of Tech Weapons. Along with that, players will also have a good grasp of Crafting, Grenades, and even quickhacking. All in all, the Engineer Build is a calculated setup for Cyberpunk 2077.

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Attributes

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Engineer skills [Screenshot by eXputer]
For the Engineer, the Attributes are even spread for the most part. The main Attribute that you’ll need to focus on is Technical Ability since tech and crafting will be your main forte. Other than that, it’s always wise to invest some points in Reflexes because it ultimately improves weapon usage.

As for the rest, you can try pooling some points into Cool, Intelligence, and Body. Here’s a recommended Attribute allocation guide for the Engineer Build:

  • Body: 15
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 20
  • Intelligence: 3
  • Cool: 3
Skills & Perks
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Mechanic Perk [Screenshot by eXputer]
Assault/Handguns (Reflexes) Crafting (Technical Ability) Engineering (Technical Ability) Athletics (Body)
  • Trench Warfare (Assault)
  • Bulletjock (Assault)
  • Eagle Eye (Assault)
  • Shoot, Reload, Repeat (Assault)
  • Gunslinger (Handguns)
  • Acrobat (Handguns)
  • Westworld (Handguns)
  • Desperado (Handguns)
  • Mechanic
  • Tune-Up
  • Cutting Edge
  • Field Technician
  • Sapper
  • Edgerunner Artisan
  • Sharpnel
  • Bigger Booms
  • Tesla
  • Ubercharge
  • Lickety Split
  • Superconductor
  • Revamp
  • F*ck All Walls
  • Regeneration
  • Multitasker
  • Invincible
  • Multitasker

Skills are essential for the Engineer Build. Your skill choice can literally make or break this build. First and foremost, the crucial choices are found in the Technical Ability Attribute tree. Here you can equip your Crafting skills as well as Engineer skills. The latter will help you greatly enhance the performance of your Tech weapons and Grenades.

As for the other skills, you can brush through some of the best Reflexes and Body skills to give that extra push to the Engineer Build.

Equipment

Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Widow Maker
  • Nekomata
  • Lizzie
  • Stephenson Tech Mk.4
  • NetWatch Netdrver Mk.5
  • Feedback Circuit
  • Second Heart
  • Bionic Joints
  • Smart Link
  • Shock-n-Awe
  • Ping
  • Short Circuit
  • Contagion
  • Cripple Movement
  • Reboot Optics
  • Weapon Glitch

Finally, the equipment choice matters a lot for the Engineer Build. To start things off, you will need a tech weapon. Widow Maker, Nekomata, and Lizzie are some of the best tech weapons you can go for. Other than that, the Feedback Circuit Cyberware for the Circulatory system is a good shout for an Engineer Build.

As for the quick hacks, try going for the ones which offer control. For example, Weapon Glitch, Reboot optics, and Cripple Movement will help you take control of your enemies and dictate the course of battle.

  • Excels in tech weapons, crafting, and quickhacking.
  • Has the ability to manipulate enemies.
  • Lacks in close-quarter combat.

Net Melee Samurai Build

Best Melee Damage Inflicting Build

The Net Melee Samurai Build in Cyberpunk 2077 is quite similar to the Cyber Samurai Build. However, in it, I also focus on the Body attribute which makes the Net Samurai Build tip more towards raw strength as well. The Net Samurai Build does rely on melee damage, hence, it’s best suited for moderately experienced players.

  • Why I Chose This: The way this build was able to deal high melee damage while having expertise in katana usage.
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Attributes

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Net Melee Attributes [Screenshot by eXputer]
For the Net Melee Samurai Build, your focus should be on Body, Reflexes, and Cool Attributes. After these, you can pool the remaining Attribute points into Intelligence. As you already know, Reflexes improve the maneuverability of your player. Whereas the Body Attribute will increase your raw strength with additional abilities like forcing the doors open. The Body attribute will also enhance your health, stamina, and melee damage. 

Here is what your Attributes should look like for the Net Melee Samurai Build at Level 50:

  • Body: 18
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 5
  • Intelligence: 12
  • Cool: 16
Skills & Perks
Blades (Reflexes) Athletics (Body) Ninjutsu (Cool) Quickhacking (Intelligence)
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner
  • Roaring Waters
  • Fiery Blast
  • Sting like a Bee
  • Slow and Steady
  • Float like a Butterfly
  • Deathbolt
  • Steel and Chrome
  • Divided Attention
  • Multitasker
  • True Grit
  • Epimorphosis
  • Dagger Dealer
  • Strike from the Shadows
  • Assassin
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Juggler
  • Weak Link
  • Biosynergy
  • Diffusion
  • Daisy Chain
  • Subliminal Message
  • Plague
  • Critical Error
  • Bloodware
  • Anamnesis

The perks are the main crux of the Net Melee Samurai Build. Since it’s a melee build, you will need to invest heavily in the Blades Skills of Reflexes Attribute. You can check out all the perk picks in the table above. Some of these perks, like the Judge, Jury and Executioner” and Roaring Waters,” are a must-have. 

Next up, players should get some crucial perks in the Ninjutsu Skill of Cool Attribute. Since this build also makes use of knives, you should try getting the Dagger Dealer perk. Additionally, spend some perk points in the Athletics section of Body Attributes, too. Players can also get some crucial Quickhacking perks, such as the Bloodware and Subliminal Message.

Equipment

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Jinchu-Maru Katana [Image Credit: eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Any Katana
  • Blue Fang
Tetratronic Rippler MK.4
  • Gorilla Arms
  • Memory Boost
  • Limbic System Enhancements
  • Heal-on-Kill
  • Biomonitor
  • Kerenzikov
  • Short Circuit
  • Memory Wipe
  • Ping
  • Sonic Shock
  • Suicide
  • Cyberpsychosis

The Net Samurai Build mainly focuses on Katana-action with throwing knives. Hence, your aim should be to get your hands on a good Katana such as Jinchu-Maru or Satori. On top of that, try acquiring the Blue Fang Knife. As for the Cyberware equipment, you should get anything that enhances your melee aspect and also improves the resistance of your character. Although, for specific picks, you can consult the table above. All in all, the Net Samurai Build is one of the Best in Cyberpunk 2077.

  • Excels in dealing with melee damage.
  • Specializes in katana usage.
  • High body attributes lead to increased survival.
  • Lacks in ranged combat.

Quickhack Build

Best Build For Risk Free Combat

Quickhacking is one of the most fun and unique aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. So why not run a build based on it? The Quickhack Build’s main focus is on utilizing the Quickhacks and dealing with enemies without even putting yourself at risk. However, for some unforeseen situations, the build also relies on Katanas and Blades, which ultimately makes this a well-balanced Cyberpunk 2077 Build.

  • Why I Chose This: The versatility and hacking ability of this build help provide enjoyable and unique gameplay.
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Attributes

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Quickhack Attributes [Image Credit: eXputer]
As obvious by its name, the Quickhack Build is directly dependent on the Intelligence Attribute. The Intelligence Attribute holds all the Breach Protocol and Quickhacking skills that you will need to get the best Quickhack in Cyberpunk. Apart from that, it’s always useful to rack up some points into the Reflex attribute which will help get you some backup skills for gunfights.

Last but not least, Cool Attribute is another important section within the Quickhack build because it will help swift movement while executing hacks in Night City. Here’s the optimal look at the Attribute Allocation at Level 50 for the Quickhack build:

  • Body: 8
  • Reflexes: 7
  • Technical Ability: 11
  • Intelligence: 20
  • Cool: 20
Skills & Perks
Quickhacking (Intelligence) Breach Protocol (Intelligence) Cold Blood (Cool) Ninjutsu (Cool)
  • Biosynergy
  • Critical Error
  • Signal Support
  • Bloodware
  • Forget-me-Not
  • Diffusion
  • Optimization
  • Plague
  • Weak Link
  • Anamnesis
  • Subliminal Message
  • Mass Vulnerability
  • Mass Vulnerability: Quickhacks
  • Hackathon
  • Cloud Cache
  • Totaler Recaller
  • Efficiency
  • Cold Blood
  • Cold and Calculating
  • Coolagulant
  • Frosty Synapses
  • Critical Condition
  • Quick Transfer
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Strike from the Shadows
  • Leg Up
  • Ghost

Running a Quickhack Build means you’ll need to focus a lot on the Intelligence Perks. Without them, your build will never reach its optimal level, and you’ll struggle in later stages, especially at the secret ending of Cyberpunk 2077. Hence, it’s important to get some useful perks that will reduce the cooldown, RAM cost, and damage caused by quickhacks.

Equipment

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Ping Quickhack [Image Credit: eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
Any Katana Tetratronic Rippler Mk.4
  • Ex-Disk
  • Limbic System Enhancement
  • Memory Boost
  • Tyrosine Injector
  • Kiroshi Optic Mk.3
  • Synapse Burnout
  • Contagion
  • Ping
  • Short Circuit
  • Suicide
  • System Reset

For the Quickhack build, weapons are not the priority. However, you should not completely ignore them either. I loved running the Satori Katana with my Quickhack build; you can also go for pistols and ARs if you feel like it. Other than that, it’s understandable to go for one of the Best Operating Systems in Cyberpunk 2077, since you’ll be needing high RAM and low cooldown.

  • Excels in quickhacks.
  • Has high intelligence great for Breach Protocol and Quickhacking.
  • Is able to engage with enemies without getting exposed to danger.
  • Lacks melee combat.
  • Gun-based combat is not this build’s strong suit.

Balanced Build

Best Beginner Friendly Build

The Balanced setup is a Cyberpunk 2077 best build for beginners who are going to have their first run in the game. With it, you’ll have a good share of all the different aspects of Cyberpunk 2077. Eventually, you’ll understand which style suits you best, and then you can tip your scales to that side.

  • Why I Chose This: A great build for beginners allowing them to get used to the game mechanics before specializing in any specific areas.
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Attributes

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Balancer Build Attributes [Image Credit: eXputer]
For the Balanced Build in Cyberpunk 2077, you will need to focus on all attributes. There isn’t any priority here; just make sure you average out the Perk points evenly among the attributes. It’s always safe to go for reflexes at first since it improves your gunplay. Apart from that, you can also lean a little toward Body, Cool, and Intelligence.

However, keep in mind that this is a balanced build; you will need to keep every attribute in line with each other. So, let’s now look at the attributes and their divisions:

  • Body: 16
  • Reflexes: 18
  • Technical Ability: 9
  • Intelligence: 16
  • Cool: 12
Skills & Perks
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Perks for Balanced Build [Image Credit: eXputer]
Blades (Reflexes) Quickhacking (Intelligence) Ninjutsu (Cool) Cold Blood (Cool)
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner
  • Roaring Waters
  • Fiery Blast
  • Sting like a Bee
  • Slow and Steady
  • Plague
  • Diffusion

Breach Control Perks:

  • Mass Vulnerability
  • Mass Vulnerability: Resistances
  • Total Recall
  • Mnemonic
  • Ghost
  • Crouching Tiger
  • From the Shadows
  • Silent and Deadly
  • Assassin
  • Sniper
  • Cold Blood
  • Predator
  • Coolagulant
  • Defensive Clotting
  • Frosty Synapses
  • Will to Survive
  • Blood Brawl
Handguns (Reflexes) Assault (Reflexes) Street Brawler (Body) Athletics (Body)
  • Gunslinger
  • Desperado
  • Attritional Fire
  • Acrobat
  • From Head to Toe
  • Bulletjock
  • Bullseye
  • Duck Hunter
  • Shoot, Reload, Repeat
  • Flurry
  • Payback
  • Crushing Blows
  • Frenzy
  • Pack Mule
  • Divided Attention
  • Multitasker
  • Regeneration
  • Invincible
  • Marathoner

For the Balanced Build, prioritize all essential perks in each Attribute skill tree, tailoring choices to your playstyle. If you’re using katanas, invest in Reflexes; for Handguns, you should skip Blades perks. Emphasize Quickhacking skills for crowd control, adapting perks based on your preferred quick hacks. While some flexibility is allowed, sticking close to the recommended perks ensures optimal performance for this build.

Equipment

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Memory Boost [Image Credit: eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
Any Katana/Handgun/AR/SMG/Shotgun Tetratronic Rippler Mk.4
  • Memory Boost
  • Bioplastic Blood Vessels
  • Second Heart
  • Bioconductor
  • Optical Camo
  • Kerenzikov
  • Gorilla Arms
  • Cataresist
  • Ping
  • Sonic Shock
  • Memory Wipe
  • Cripple Movement
  • Short Circuit

The main weapon choice is completely up to the player for the All-around Cyberpunk 2077 Build. Personally, I used Handguns in my build. However, based on your playstyle and perk choices, you can choose any weapon for your loadout. You can even go for a combination of blades with an AR or Handgun.

  • A great beginner-friendly build.
  • Is able to adapt to different scenarios.
  • Not specialized in any specific areas.

Gunslinger Build

Best Build For Effective Gunplay
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Gunslinger [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: A great build for gunplay. Focuses on a straightforward approach.
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Not fond of using quickhacks, moonwire, Katanas, or gorilla arms? If so, then you can always resort to the basic combat of Cyberpunk 2077, which includes Guns! The Gunslinger Build in Cyberpunk 2077 is meant for all the players who just want to use the weaponry to take down enemies. It’s one of the most basic yet effective builds, especially for players who do not feel like getting into the nits and grits of the game.

Attributes

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Reflexes Attribute [Screenshot by eXputer]
Despite being a concentrated build, players will still need to invest their perk points into multiple different attribute trees. Hence, right off the bat, you need to keep an eye on some Attributes. First and foremost, Reflexes should be your first priority since they hold perks relevant to Assault and Handguns. 

On the other hand, players should also bring up their Technical Ability attribute since it will help them get some useful Tech weapon buffs. Apart from these, Body and Cool are the next two priorities that will help increase defense and movement while you blaze through enemy territories in Night City with a Legendary Weapon!

  • Body: 11
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 20
  • Intelligence: 4
  • Cool: 16
Skills & Perks
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Assault Skills [Screenshot by eXputer]
Assault (Reflexes) Handguns (Reflexes) Engineering (Technical Ability) Ninjutsu (Cool)
  • Bulletjock
  • Bullseye
  • Eagle Eye
  • Executioner
  • Duck Hunter
  • Feel the Flow
  • Named Bullets
  • Skull Skipper
  • Bunker
  • Savage Stoic
  • Gunslinger
  • Desperado
  • High Noon
  • Steady Hand
  • Long Shot Drop Pop
  • From Head to Toe
  • Acrobat
  • Westworld
  • Lead Sponge
 

  • Tesla
  • Ubercharge
  • Lickety Split
  • Revamp
  • F*ck All Walls
  • Play the Angles
  • Sniper
  • Ghost

In the Gunslinger Build, your main focus should be on getting the best perks that improve gunplay. Players can find these perks within the Reflexes Attribute tree under the sub-category of “Assault” and “Handguns.” Make sure you get the important perks in each section if you plan to become unstoppable with gun power in Cyberpunk 2077. 

Equipment

Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Crash
  • Malorian Arms 3516
  • Chaos
  • Divided We Stand
  • Psalm 11:6
  • Nekomata
  • Widow Maker
  • Ashura
Tetratronic Rippler Mk.4
  • Heal-on-Kill
  • Ex-Disk
  • Limbic System Enhancement
  • Memory Boost
  • Biomoniter
  • Gorilla Arms
  • Smart Link
  • Ping
  • System Reset

When it comes to the equipment section, for the first time, our main focus will be on weapon choice rather than cyberware and quickhacks. Since you’ll be heavily dependent on your guns, make sure you get the best weapons (even the Iconic ones), such as the Divided We Stand, Crash, Nekomata, and many more.

  • Has a simple and effective game plan.
  • Excels in the usage of assault and handguns due to high reflexes.
  • Great usage of tech weaponry.
  • Focuses only on gunplay.
  • Lacks in close combat.

Sniper Build

Best Build For Precise Long Ranged Combat
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Sniper Build [Screenshot by eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The long-distance engagement capabilities this build provides are second to none.
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Last but not least, the list of Cyberpunk 2077 Builds won’t be completed without mentioning a Sniper setup. Plenty of players love long-range action, where they can take down enemies from afar without the fear of detection. This becomes even more fun with the Tech Snipers in Cyberpunk, which allow you to shoot through walls and bamboozle enemies. So, let’s check out all the recommendations for the perfect Cyberpunk Sniper Build.

Attributes

For the complete sniper build, players will need to focus on certain attributes right from the beginning. Reflexes Attribute will be your main go-to. It holds some important perks in the “Assault” skill which will help you immensely.

Similarly, players will also need to invest a fair share of attribute points into Technical Ability as well. Through the attribute, you can improve the Tech weapons. Here is a complete look at how your Attribute setup should look for the sniper build:

  • Body: 5
  • Reflexes: 20
  • Technical Ability: 20
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Cool: 16
Skills & Perks
sniper perk in cyberpunk 2077
Sniper Perk [Screenshot by eXputer]
Assault (Reflexes) Cold Blood (Cool) Engineering (Technical Ability) Ninjutsu (Cool)
  • Bulletjock
  • Bullseye
  • Covering Killshot
  • Executioner
  • Punisher
  • Long Shot
  • Named Bullets
  • Skull Skipper
  • Bunker
  • Savage Stoic
  • Frozen Precision
  • Icy Veins
  • Cold and Calculating
  • Cold Blood
 

  • Tesla
  • Up to 11
  • Ubercharge
  • Gun Whisperer
  • Lickety Split
  • Revamp
  • F*ck All Walls
  • Superconductor
  • Sniper
  • Strike from the Shadows
  • Assassin

As I mentioned earlier, the Assault Skills in the Reflexes Attribute tree should be the main focus. Try getting all the perks that enhance Sniper damage and reload speed. Apart from that, the next most important section is the Engineering perks. Here, players can increase tech weapon abilities, which will help you out immensely when you’re using Tech Snipers in Cyberpunk 2077.

To round the skills section off, make sure to invest a few skill points in the Cool Attribute tree. Also, in the Ninjutsu skill, you’ll find an important skill called “Sniper.” With it, your first sniper shot outside of combat will cause 20% increased damage.

Equipment

Cyberpunk 2077 nekomata
Nekomata [Screenshot by eXputer]
Weapon  Cyberdeck  Cyberware  Quickhacks
  • Nekomata
  • Widow Maker
  • Breakthrough
Tetratronic Rippler Mk.4
  • Heal-on-Kill
  • Limbic System Enhancement
  • Visual Cortex Support
  • Gorilla Arms
  • Reinforced Tendons
  • Ping
  • System Reset
  • Short Circuit
  • Reboot optics
  • Cripple Movement
  • Weapon Glitch

Similar to the Gunslinger Build, the Sniper Build also focuses on the choice of weapon. Even though there are multiple snipers in Cyberpunk 2077 all belonging to different rarities, your priority should be to get your hands on the best one ASAP. After that, make sure you apply useful Mods to it. Some notable snipers in Cyberpunk 2077 include Nekomata, Widow Maker, and Breakthrough.

As for the Cyberware and Quickhacks, try going for optimal choices rather than going for something wild. You’d want to have a nice and clean setup to rely on while sniping away in Night City.

  • Excelling in long-ranged combat.
  • Great sniper damage and speed.
  • Lacks in close-range combat.

Conclusion

So, with that, the list of Cyberpunk 2077’s Builds comes to an end. Players have a plethora of options to go for while playing Cyberpunk. They can rely on guns, quick hacking, blades, explosives, tech weapons, and whatnot! The choice ultimately depends on you. 

Along with equipping the optimal build, make sure you also have a good grasp on the Best Armor available in Cyberpunk 2077. Since V needs to travel around Night City constantly it’s best if you learn about the Best Motorcycles as well. Players can also holster their weapons if they are treading into a high-risk area. Lastly, if you’re on PC, make sure to check out the Best Cyberpunk 2077 Settings guide!

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