Best Builds to Use in Cyberpunk 2077

Are you looking for the best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077?

Besides featuring the earliest application of ray tracing in a video game, Cyberpunk 2077 also excels in the gameplay department. Being an action RPG, it presents players with a vast selection of styles and builds. 

The game can even match titles like Elden Ring and Elden Scrolls in terms of build variety and character customization. 

The beauty of games with this type of structure is that it enables players to create amazing builds that fit their playstyle. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is also no stranger to overpowered builds due to what the developers allowed and what fans could play around with. Regardless of how many playthroughs they had, Cyberpunk players will find strength in these builds to take on the likes of Arasaka. 

Today, we’ve listed down some of the best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077. 

Let’s jump right in!

Contagion

Contagion or poison hackers were all the rage before the v1.5 update due to their effortless killing capability. Fans of this build will be delighted to know, however, that Contagion is still quite overpowered. 

best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077

It just went from 11 to 10 because of the balance changes implemented in version 1.5. Overall, the build’s gameplay is still the same. 

Players should start with Breach Protocol, then Ping, then Contagion against squads of enemies. After that, it is time to relax and watch enemies’ health get drained. Against single-targets, Suicide and Short Circuit works well. 

Cameras are also great here since they allow players to stay hidden. 

WeaponANY
ArmorANY
CyberdeckTetratronic Rippler Mk.4
Stat AllocationIntelligence – 20
Cool – 20
Technical Ability – 20
Body – 6
Reflexes – 5
PerksAll INT PerksCold Blood Perks Related to Quickhacks in CoolStealth Perks in Cool
QuickhacksContagion
Short Circuit
Ping
Reboot Optics
Suicide
Breach Protocol

Stealth Pistol

For the popular stealth build in the game, players need not look any further than the Stealth Pistol. This turns your character into a hitman who shoots enemies at the back of their heads using silenced revolvers and pistols. 

best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077

However, this build will require excellent positioning, tactical skills, and some patience. 

To improve your sneaking ability, take advantage of the Big Sleep Daemon, which shuts down all cameras in an area. 

Once done, it is just a matter of picking off enemies one by one. Make sure to land headshots all the time.

WeaponPower Pistol/Revolver with High DPS (Damage Per Shot) Silencer Mod on PistolOverwatch (sniper)
ArmorAny Armor / Mod that Increases Crit Chance or Crit Damage
CyberdeckLimbic System EnhancementSynaptic AcceleratorTrajectory Analysis
Stat AllocationCool – 20
Reflexes – 20
Intelligence – 15
PerksSilent And Deadly (Stealth)
Crouching Tiger (Stealth)
Strike From The Shadows (Stealth)
Forget-Me-Not (Quickhacking)
Signal Support (Quickhacking)
Biosynergy (Quickhacking)
Sniper (Stealth)
Ghost (Stealth)
Cold Blood (Cold Blood)
Frozen Precision (Cold Blood)
Merciless (Cold Blood)
Critical Condition (Cold Blood)
All Handgun perks that increase all kinds of damage and Crit
Big Sleep (Breach Protocol)
QuickhacksBreach Protocol
Reboot Optics
Whistle
Ping

Berserk Carnage Shotgun

For players who are planning to have a more straightforward playstyle, the Berserk Carnage Shotgun is the way to go. This combines three bloodthirsty words, which should more than satisfy anyone’s bloodlust. 

best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077

The idea for this build is simple, walk up to enemy groups and rip out a big shotgun, and fire away. 

All the passive and triggered effects from the Annihilation perk tree should ensure that the tank hits well or move so fast that enemies don’t have time to fire back. It also happens that shotgun damage increases based on your movement speed. 

WeaponCarnage Shotgun
ArmorAny Armor /Mod with Crit Chance and Crit Damage
CyberdeckMoore Tech Berserk Mk.3
Kerenzikov
Subdermal Armor
Synaptic Accelerator
Stat AllocationCool – 20
Body – 20
Intelligence – 9
Reflexes – 7
PerksInvincible (Athletics)
Divided Attention (Athletics)
Multitasker (Athletics)
Cold Blood (Cold Blood)
Will to Survive (Cold Blood)
Critical Condition (Cold Blood)
Coldest Blood (Cold Blood)
In Your Face (Annihilation)
Hail of Bullets (Annihilation)
Dead Center (Annihilation)
Bulldozer (Annihilation)
Momentum Shift (Annihilation)
Mongoose (Annihilation)
Bloodrush (Annihilation)
Massacre (Annihilation)
Heavy Lead (Annihilation)
Skeet Shooter (Annihilation)
Speed Demon (Annihilation)
Defensive Clotting (Cold Blood)
Cold and Calculating (Cold Blood)
Coolagulant (Cold Blood)
Unbreakable (Cold Blood)
Merciless (Cold Blood)
Frozen Precision (Cold Blood)
Assassin (Stealth)
Cheat Death (Stealth)
QuickhacksNONE

That ends our list of the best builds to use in Cyberpunk 2077. If you have questions, please leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond. 

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