What are the best Cyberpunk 2077 builds? It’s easy to get lost in the bright lights of Night City, which might come as a relief to those who wish to stay out of the limelight but will irk those with a more… bombastic approach to life. Your build defines who you are, how you conduct business, and ultimately, how you dispatch the swathes of enemies who will undoubtedly stand in your way.
You can tailor your Cyberpunk 2077 build around how you want to approach the FPS game – do you want to be an expert in Cyberpunk 2077 weapons? Would you rather settle things with your fists? Do you want to bend the will of the connected city with your Cyberpunk 2077 cyberware? All things are possible. Things get even more dangerous when you enter Dogtown, as mentioned in our Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty review. Make sure your builds are up to scratch with these recommendations from the devs.
Here are the best builds in Cyberpunk 2077:
- Savage Slugger Solo
- Hack-&-Slash Netrunner
- Bullet-Time Ninja
Savage Slugger Solo
The Savage Slugger Solo build is for those of you who like to get up close and personal with your enemies. Everything in this build revolves around dealing damage with melee weapons, close-range ballistics, and, of course, your gorilla arms. The Wrecking Ball and Quake abilities allow you to close the distance on your enemies in an instant, dealing damage along the way. With the new finisher moves, you can use a downed enemy as a projectile before launching yourself at the next group of victims.
The key perks for the Savage Slugger Solo build are:
- Spontaneous Obliteration
- Wrecking Ball
- Air Dash
- Limiter Removal
The Hack-&-Slash Netrunner build is all about the cyberware. Having near total control over your surroundings means that you can cause havoc without lifting a finger: turn a parked car into a mobile bomb, spread a cyber plague to your enemies from afar, and even force NPCs to commit suicide where they stand. You’ll have little need for equipment with this build, as your main weapon comes in the form of the Monowire; a piece of offensive cyberware that allows you to dismember the enemy with surprising ease.
The key perks for the Hack-&-Slash Netrunner build are:
- Queue Mastery
- Smart Synergy
- License to Chrome
- Data Tunneling
With the Bullet-Time Ninja build you can float like a butterfly and sting like… well, you’ll sting like a maniac wielding a katana. This build is about agility and dismemberment. With several dashes at your disposal and a damage reduction while moving, you won’t take much damage while closing the gap to the fight. Once you’re there, you can use your katana to deflect bullets back to where they came from and stick your enemies with the pointy end.
The key perks for the Bullet-Time Ninja build are:
- Air Dash
- Style Over Substance
- Emergency Cloaking
- Spatial Mapping
Now that you have three of the most effective Cyberpunk 2077 builds, there isn’t a power in the ‘verse that can stop you. If you want to try your hand at your own build without committing to it in-game, try the Cyberpunk 2077 build planner. If you’re already a Night City veteran, check out our list of the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods to freshen up your experience.