Build Guides for Cyberpunk 2077 feature an arrangement of character Skills and Equipment that define a specific set of playstyle or highlight a certain natural strength for the player. Builds are created by users and as such their performance is varied, and should not be taken as a requirement or objective of the game.
Best Cyberpunk 2077 Builds
- Ninjutsu Gunslinger: Stealthy Gunner Build for one-shotting foes
- Invincible Netrunner: Quickhack Engineer Build for difficult encounters
- Smart Executioner: Shotgun Specialist Build that doesn't require aiming
- Neural Netrunner: Hacking "Mage" Build for the Quick-Minded
- Street Samurai: Katana Melee Build for the stylish
- Cold Blooded Gunslinger: Revolver Build with outstanding critical
- Big Brain: Quickhacks Build for broken damage
- T-1000 Terminator: Gorilla Arms Build for melee action
- Contract Killer: Silenced Pistol Build for assassins
- Smart Shooter: Run and Gun Build that requires no aiming
- Maximum Carnage: Shotgun Build up close and personal
- Ghost Wire: Monowire Build for the eccentric
- Tech Engineer: Tech Weapons Build for the crafters
Make the Best Cyberpunk Build
The Character Creation Guide explains the basic aspects of character creation and things you need to know to make your own build. Regardless of whether you want to follow someone else's ideas or make your own, this is a great starting point to understand what every lifepath does, get an idea of perks, skills and more.
Cyberpunk 2077 Builds Guide
Our Cyberpunk Builds feature the Best Builds in Cyberpunk 2077, and the most fun builds to play the game. If you are wondering if it's worth to give the many weapons and talents a try, check out our character creation guide and complete builds resource to get inspired and create your own unique builds, without the need for a build planner. With each build, we go through the best perks, weapons, attributes and overall equipment. We also provide you with tips and tricks on how to play each build to get the most out of them.
All our build guides have videos to help you see them action, but you may want to check out the recent Patch Notes to see if any mechanic has changed significantly before release, for PC, Playstation or Xbox.
The Ninjutsu Gunslinger Build stealthily one-shots enemies using the Power Revolver. For Attributes, you will be straying away from the standard spread a bit such that the focus will now include Technical Ability. This not only lets you unlock doors but it also improves Armor for every level. Of course, investing in Reflexes, Cool, and Body will continue to be essential. These stats amplify your crit chance and movement speed, significantly increase stealth damage, and raise Health and Armor for better survivability, respectively.
When it comes to the Perks, the essential ones to obtain under the Ninjutsu Tree for superb stealth are Sniper and Silent and Deadly because they will significantly boost the damage you deal while remaining undetected. This is especially important with Revolvers since you only have a few rounds per clip available at your disposal. What actually helps is to equip a Power Revolver that has a high base damage and Headshot Damage Multiplier since you are going to frequently perform headshots while successfully sneaking in corners to stay hidden throughout the encounter. Additionally, you should acquire the Wild West Perk to remove the penalty you would otherwise incur from shooting with a Revolver from a distance.
What makes this Build shine even more are Multitasker and Divided Attention. These Perks provide extreme flexibility since you will be able to shoot and reload while simultaneously sprint and slide all over the place. If you intend to stealthily obliterate every opponent you see from a distance, then this Build is right for you!
The Invincible Netrunner Build specializes in using Quickhacks while surviving even the toughest of encounters with ease. For Attributes, you will focus on Intelligence, Technical Ability, and Cool in order to primarily gain access to Quickhacking, Engineering, and Stealth. This will then allow you to, shoot enemies regardless of whether or not walls come between you.
When it comes to the Quickhacking Perks, the most important ones to prioritize are those that boost damage while increasing the rate at which you are able to use Quickhacks. These include Biosynergy, Bloodware, Daisy Chain, and Subliminal Message. The latter Perk, most especially, synergizes very well with Crouching Tiger as well as Strike from the Shadows since these not only enhances movement speed but also amplifies crit chance while you are being stealthy. This will definitely let you take enemies by surprise.
Next, you are going to want to start off by acquiring all Mass Vulnerability Perks under Breach Protocol to significantly lower the resistances of your enemies while maximizing the damage you deal with Quickhacks. As such, you will be able to kill your foes quickly even if their levels are much higher than yours. If you want to stealthily destroy them from any distance through hacking without taking damage whatsoever, then this Build would be perfect for you!
The Smart Executioner Build maximizes agility and Smart technology using a Shotgun, to annihilate enemies without directly aiming at them. For Attributes, it’s best to focus on Body, Technical Ability, and Intelligence. This spread will not only enhance your survivability but it should also grant access to additional pieces of cyberware while allowing you to open any locked door you encounter.
In terms of Perks, you ought to focus on the ones that boost damage including Dead Center and Hail of Bullets. It’s also essential to invest in those, which improve your overall movement speed such as Momentum Shift and Speed Demon. Momentum Shift incentivizes you to execute more enemies, thereby allowing you to move faster, while Speed Demon increases your damage the faster you move so they synergize with each other incredibly well.
Furthermore, since you won’t be hidden in plain sight, you will take damage frequently. To counter this, you should consider taking Perks that raise your HP like Invincible and Regeneration. Remember to select both Multitasker and Divided Attention as well because these will make your Build more versatile given that you will be able to shoot and reload, respectively, while sprinting, sliding, and vaulting. If you’ve been looking for a way to charge towards enemies at full capacity in order to wipe them out in the open without worrying about your aim, then this Build is for you!
The T-1000 Terminator Build is a Build that uses the Gorilla Arms Cyberware to pummel enemies to death, while at the same time having enough survive ability to withstand a buttload of gunfire. If you’ve been looking for a good Gorilla Arms Melee Build, then you this Guide is for you.
The Cold Blooded Gunslinger Build does incredible damage with Revolvers to absolute destroy enemies, even on the hardest difficulties of the game. If you’re a Night City citizen with Big Number Syndrome then you’ll want to check out this Build because you get some absolutely huge Crit numbers with this Build!
The Neural Netrunner Build uses Quickhacks and Cyberware to turn the tide of battle, and often make challenging scenarios into much easier ones. If you’ve been wondering how to hack enemies and make a “mage” type character for all intents and purposes, then this is the Build for you.
The Street Samurai Build that is a melee Build that uses speed and Katanas to shred enemies into pieces all over the battlefield. If you enjoy melee combat and you’ve been looking for away to play a melee Build effectively then you’ll want to check this Build out.
The Tech Engineer Build uses Tech Weapons to their fullest, also allowing you to craft high-quality equipment. If you like the crafting system in Cyberpunk 2077, but don’t want to gimp your damage to be able to use it, then you’ll want to check out this Build.
The Ghost Wire Build is a Build that uses the Monowire Cyberware to whip enemies to death from a distance, either from Stealth or while in melee combat. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to use the Monowire effectively then this Build is for you!
The Maximum Carnage Build is a Build that uses the Shotgun Carnage to absolutely shred enemies with pellets, even from medium distances. If you’ve been looking for a way to use a Shotgun effectively, but haven’t been successful, then you’ll want to check out this Guide.
The Big Brain Build is a Build that has a heavy emphasis on the use of the Short Circuit Quickhack to shock the hell out of enemies. This might be one of the most broken Builds in the game, and if you like to Quickhack but don’t want your damage to suffer with guns or melee weapons then this is the Build for you.
Cyberpunk 2077 Community Builds
- You can add your own Cyberpunk Builds to this page by creating a page on the wiki then linking it here
- The videos and articles within are creations of Fextralife
- We are working on adding more Builds, currently we have revolvers, quickhacking and katanas. Next up we're looking at stealth, snipers, machine guns and more!
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