Cyberpunk 2077 Monowire Location & Buying Guide

Monowire's Location, Unique Effect, & Installation

With the Monowire being one of the best cyberwares, alongside the Mantis Blades, one must know how to reach the Cyberpunk 2077 Monowire location. What’s great is that players can obtain it very early in Cyberpunk 2077. Before I dive into all that, let’s look at the Monowire as a melee weapon, and what makes it such a force to reckon with.

Key Takeaways
  • Monowire: One of the most powerful weapons, a “lightsaber” whip with a unique combat style, attacking thrice per second.
  • Charges outside combat; light attack uses 20% of the charge, heavy attack uses 100% for massive hit.
  • Update 1.1: Buy legendary Monowire from Ripperdoc in Wellsprings, Heywood’s western side.
  • Pre-1.1: Find legendary Monowire in Kabuki, Watson District’s garage near Medpoint.
  • Any Ripperdoc installs Monowire cyberware.

Legendary Monowire Location

When I used to play Cyberpunk 2077 before update 1.1, I found the Legendary Monowire inside a garage near a Medpoint located in Kabuki, Watson District, Northern Night City. I have attached a map overview image of the location for you to see. 

Location of The Monowire
Legendary Monowire Location

It is also worth noting that the Monowire can be found in three different rarities Blue (rare), Purple (epic), and Gold (legendary). My Cyberpunk 2077 Monowire Location guide only contains the location of the Legendary Monowire, which is the best amongst all three rarity tiers of the melee weapon.

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Monowire Location Walkthrough

Below are the steps I took to take to reach Legendary Monowire’s Location in Cyberpunk 2077.

  • The first thing I did was head toward the Medpoint.
  • If you can’t find the Medpoint, then look for the crossroad, where you will see buildings with signs saying “karaoke” and “Hotel”.
  • Just past these buildings, you will see the “Pharmaceuticals” sign at the very end.
  • This is the midpoint that was marked on the map’s image. Then, keep going straight till you reach the area of that Medpoint.
Cyberpunk 2077 Medpoint Monowire
Medpoint Location Cyberpunk 2077
  • Once you reach the pharmacy, you are in the right area for the legendary Monowire’s location in Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Now head towards the left side from the midpoint, and here you will see a big locked garage door.
  • Besides the garage door, you will see a painting saying “Suspension Technologies” along with an industrial garbage bin, as shown in the image below.
Getting to garage for monowire
From the locked garage, turn around the corner
  • Go around the corner from the painting on the wall, and you will see a big garbage door right in front of you.
  • Once you are there, you will find a broken car in front of a garage door.
  • Next, interact with the garage door and open it.
Garage door and the monowire's location
Open the door and go near the tires
  • Inside the garage, you will see some tires, a generator, a crate, and a bunch of other things.
  • Go to where the tires are, and you will see a loot box beside the tires on the right.
  • Inside this loot box, you will find the legendary Monowire along with a few thousand Eurodollars.
  • So, loot the valuables and install the necessary cyberware to use the Legendary Monorire.
Monowire loot box cyberpunk 2077
Now pick the monowire up from here

How To Install Monowire

Once you get the Monowire from its location, as mentioned above, you will still need to install it. Because by default, you can not just equip it. You will need the required cyberware installed on your body before you can unleash the wrath of Monowire.

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To do that, simply go to any Ripperdoc in Night City. You can find one almost anywhere in the game’s big regions. However, I would recommend going to one directly South of where you found the Monowire. Here is a Ripperdoc’s location image I have marked on the map.

Ripperdoc Location to install Monowire Cyberpunk 2077
Location for the Ripperdoc

Once you reach the Ripperdoc, have a chat with him and click on the Arms option. There, under the Possible Replacement option, you will find a brand new option for the Legendary Monowire you just found. Just click on it, and you are good to go.

Important: After update 1.1 or above of Cyberpunk 2077, you can’t get the legendary Monowire from the location given above. The only method left to get the legendary Monowire is buying from a specific Ripperdoc, as mentioned below.

Where To Buy Legendary Monowire

You can buy the Monowire at almost all Riperdocs in Night city. However, most of them will sell the rare or epic version of the Monowire, not the Legendary one. Luckily, one Ripperdoc in Cyberpunk 2077 sells the legendary Monowire for 55450 Euro Dollars

Important: You can only buy the Legendary Monowire if your Street Cred Level is 45 or above. However, for rare and epic versions, the required Street Cred Level is 20 and 25.

Buying Legendary Monowire Location 

Monowire Buying Location Cyberpunk 2077
Location for the Ripperdoc to buy legendary monowire

The location for this Ripperdoc is towards the end of the Western side of Wellsprings in Heywood. Go upstairs from where you see the big Vent fans and head inside the first door on the right.  There you will see a lane of all sorts of different shops. You need to look for Doc Ryder shop, and that is it.

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Useful Monowire Tips

After getting the Monowire from its location (or buying it) and later installing it, many people seem to be unaware that the Monowire has mod slots, which you can upgrade with different upgrades. Given below are some of the best upgrades you should slot into this cyberware melee gear.

  • Monowire Battery – High-Capacity: Critic damage is increased by a certain amount when this mod is equipped. 
  • Monowire – Thermal Damage: Applies thermal and burning effects, very useful on large groups of enemy
  • Sensory Amplifier: This mod will increase the critic damage by an insane 30%.
Cyberpunk 2077 Monowire in Action
Using Monowire

The Monowire counts as a Street Brawler weapon; this basically means when you fight with it, you will be getting skill progression for the Street Brawler, and it has a few good skills like Frenzy and Rush.

  • Frenzy: Defeating an enemy will increase the damage with Blunt Weapons by 100% for 10 seconds, and that is berserk.
  • Rush: In its level 2, this skill allows you to regenerate 5% of your health for two seconds with every successful attack. You can execute up to three attacks per second with Monowire.

That is it for the Cyberpunk 2077 Monowire location guide, and I hope you got what you were looking for. If you are looking for various Legendary Cyberware in the game, then make sure to check the Cyberpunk 2077 Legendary Cyberware Locations guide.

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