Intelligence Attribute and List of Intelligence Perks (Skills) | Cyberpunk 2077

This is a list of Intelligence Perks found in the game Cyberpunk 2077. Read on to learn about the Intelligence Attribute, how it affects your character, how to acquire perks, and what Intelligence Perks are found in the game.

What is the Intelligence Attribute?

In-Game Description

Intelligence determines your netrunning proficiency. Every level of intelligence will:
- Increase cyberdeck RAM capacity by 4%
- Increase quickhack damage by 0.5%
- Increase quickhack duration by 1%

Affects Physical Stats

The Intelligence attribute will determine how smart V is going to be. Having high Intelligence will improve actions that require greater mental abilities like hacking. An attribute every netrunner needs!

Allows you to Pass Skill Checks

Some conversations will provide extra dialogue options if you pass the skill check required. This will open up new possibilities when interacting with characters or the environment as long as your stat is high enough.

Intelligence Skill Trees

All Intelligence Skill Trees
Breach Protocol Quickhacking

The Intelligence Attribute is divided into two Skill Trees, each with their own Perks and Skill Progression.

List of Intelligence Perks

Breach Protocol

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
Big SleepBig Sleep 3 Unlocks the Big Sleep daemon, which disables all cameras in the network for 3 min. A Rank Icon
Not having to worry about cameras for awhile without having to spend RAM and hacking each one individually is convenient and efficient. Mandatory if you wish to use Hackathon and Efficiency.
Mass VulnerabilityMass Vulnerability 3 Unlocks the Mass Vulnerability daemon, which reduces the Physical Resistance for all enemies in the network by 30% for 3 min. S Rank Icon
Increases your overall DPS against every enemy with a quick Breach Protocol.
Almost In!Almost In! 5 Increases the breach time for Breach Protocol by 20%. B Rank Icon
The increased time for Breach Protocol is not very useful as you should be planning ahead before starting on the hack. Making the need for more time redundant. Can help you when you make a mistake or when there are many Daemons you can upload.
Advanced DatamineAdvanced Datamine 5 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the amount of eurodollars acquired from Access Points by 50%. A Rank Icon
More eddies to spend is always welcome.
Mass Vulnerability: ResistancesMass Vulnerability: Resistances 7 Upgrades the Mass Vulnerability daemon, reducing all Resistances for enemies in the network by 30%. A Rank Icon
Decreases all resistances making Mass Vulnerability help you deal even more damage.
Extended Network InterfaceExtended Network Interface 7 Automatically highlights nearby Access Points. C Rank Icon
Access points already show up when you are near them, having them highlighted is just redundant.
Datamine MastermindDatamine Mastermind 9 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the amount of components acquired from Access Points by 50%. S Rank Icon
You get more components for crafting Quickhacks. If you are using a Netrunner build, getting this as soon as possible is important in order to have enough material to craft higher tier Quickhacks.
Turret ShutdownTurret Shutdown 9 Unlocks the Turret Shutdown daemon, which disables security turrets in the network for 3 min. B Rank Icon
A weaker version of Turret Tamer. Can still be used to activate Efficiency and Hackathon perks.
Total RecallTotal Recall 11 The ICEpick daemon reduces all quickhack costs by an additional 1 RAM unit(s). S Rank Icon
This makes Icepick even stronger. Allowing you to use more Quickhacks. A must have against high level enemies.
Turret TamerTurret Tamer 12 Unlocks the Turret Tamer daemon, which sets the status of every turret in the network to friendly for 3 min. A Rank Icon
Very powerful if there are turrets in the network. Can help proc Hackathon and Efficiency.
Datamine VirtuosoDatamine Virtuoso 12 Upgrades the Datamine daemon, increasing the chance to acquire a quickhack from Access Points by 50%. B Rank Icon
Even with the increased 100% chance, the odds of getting a Quickhack is low. There is a chance of getting Epic Quickhacks, but that requires a lot of Datamining and some luck.
Cloud CacheCloud Cache 14 Completing a Breach Protocol reduces the RAM cost of your next quickhack by 1 time(s) the number of daemons uploaded. S Rank Icon
This can be especially powerful when you have the other Daemons unlocked. This can help you start off a fight with a powerful Quickhack as its cost will be greatly reduced.
EfficiencyEfficiency 14 Uploading 3 or more daemons in the same Breach Protocol increases cyberdeck RAM recovery rate by 3 unit(s) per 60 sec. Lasts 5 min. A Rank Icon
The regeneration is significant and will allow you to use up more Quickhacks in a shorter amount of time. The only downside is that it requires 2 other perks that will give you more Daemons for Breach Protocol. It is also required there are cameras or turrets in the network, making it less reliable.
Mass Vulnerability: QuickhacksMass Vulnerability: Quickhacks 16 Upgrades the Mass Vulnerability daemon, causing enemies in the network to also take 30% more damage from quickhacks. S Rank Icon
Makes mass vulnerability stronger. Quickhacks are already powerful, this will make them hit even harder.
Totaler RecallTotaler Recall 16 The ICEpick daemon reduces all quickhack costs by an additional 1 RAM unit(s). S Rank Icon
Also increases the effectiveness of Icepick. Making Quickhacks cheaper to use.
Head StartHead Start 18 Automatically uploads the first daemon in the list at the start of Breach Protocol. A Rank Icon
This will ensure that Icepick or the first level of Datamine will always succeed. This will also give you less strings to put in your buffer. Downside is that because the first one is successful, you cannot quit and try again if you make a mistake.
HackathonHackathon 18 Uploading 3 or more daemons in the same Breach Protocol shortens quickhack cooldowns by 33% for 5 min. A Rank Icon
Significant cooldown decrease. What stops it from being S tier is that it requires at least 2 perks to work and the network has cameras or turrets
Buffer OptimizationBuffer Optimization 20 Increases the duration of daemon effects by 100%. A Rank Icon
Doubles the duration of your effects of Daemons. This can be useful for harder fights that can take longer to beat.
CompressionCompression 20 Reduces the lengths of the sequences required to upload daemons by 1. Cannot be reduced below 2. S Rank Icon
This will make Breach protocol much easier. And makes uploading more than 1 Daemon more viable.
Currently UnavailableTransmigration Level 16 in Breach Protocol Increases the breach time of Breach Protocol by 50%. C Rank Icon
Longer Breach Protocol time is not necessary to successfully Breach Protocol.

Quickhacking

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
BiosynergyBiosynergy 3 Allows RAM to recover during combat. Recover 4 RAM unit(s) every 60 sec. S Rank Icon
A must have in almost any build that uses Quickhacks. It is the most reliable and consistent way of recovering RAM during combat.
BloodwareBloodware 3 Quickhacks deal 10% more damage. S Rank Icon
Quickhacks dealing more damage is always good in any Netrunner build.
Forget-Me-NotForget-Me-Not 5 Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack instantly recovers 1 RAM unit(s). A Rank Icon
1 Ram does not seem a lot by itself, but adds up if using Quickhacks with longer duration and spreads. This can help you get the one more RAM a bit more quicker.
I SpyI Spy 5 Reveals an enemy netrunner when they're attempting to hack you. C Rank Icon
Enemy Netrunners are highlighted momentarily orange if already tagged with your optics or through other Quickhacks. Looking for the enemy Netrunner is not difficult without this perk.
HackerHacker's Manual 5 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Uncommon quickhacks. B Rank Icon
Uncommon Quickhacks can be bought at Netrunner shops and Ripperdocs, making this perk not as relevant. Can be a cheap way of obtaining Quickhacks if you have the components.
Weak LinkWeak Link 7 Reduces the required cyberdeck RAM for quickhacks used on devices by 1 unit(s). A Rank Icon
Cheapens the device Quickhacks, saving you RAM for Quickhacks on enemies.
Daisy ChainDaisy Chain 7 Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack reduces the existing cooldowns for all other active quickhacks by 10%. S Rank Icon
This can significantly reduce the cooldown of the more powerful Quickhacks like Suicide. Synergizes well with Quickhacks that spread, making your Quickhacks go off cooldown even faster.
Signal SupportSignal Support 9 Increases quickhack duration by 25%. A Rank Icon
The increased duration is nice for the support type Quickhacks. Synergizes with Daisy Chain well.
Subliminal MessageSubliminal Message 11 Quickhacks deal 50% more damage to unaware targets. S Rank Icon
Increases the damage two fold if used stealthily. More reliable damage is always worth it.
DiffusionDiffusion 12 Quickhack spread distance is increased by 2 times. A Rank Icon
Makes the Quickhacks like Contagion even more consistent by making sure it ends up spreading to an enemy. Works well with a lot of high tier Quickhacks.
MnemonicMnemonic 12 Reduces the cost of quickhacks used against an enemy already affected by a quickhack by 2 RAM units. A Rank Icon
Pairs well with support Quickhacks that have long duration and spreads to other enemies. Giving you a discount on multiple enemies.
School of Hard HacksSchool of Hard Hacks 12 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Rare quickhacks. A Rank Icon
You will need this to upgrade your Quickhacks to rare for it to get to Epic then Legendary.
PlaguePlague 14 Quickhacks that spread can jump to 1 additional targets. A Rank Icon
You will need this to upgrade your Quickhacks to rare for it to get to Epic then Legendary.
Critical ErrorCritical Error 16 Quickhacks can now deal Crit Hits based on your Crit Chance and Crit Damage stats. A Rank Icon
Requires you to have some Crit chance and Damage stats to get value. Can greatly increase your DPS in the right build.
Hacker OverlordHacker Overlord 16 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Epic quickhacks. S Rank Icon
This is necessary in order to get Epic Quickhacks, which is needed to get Legendary Quickhacks.
AnamnesisAnamnesis 18 Available cyberdeck RAM cannot drop below 2 unit(s). C Rank Icon
It does not actually work the way it is described. It will regen you 2/3/4 RAM when you reach 0 RAM and there is no RAM recovery active. This effect is very weak and requires you to not have any RAM recovery or to spend an exact amount for this perk to work consistently.
OptimizationOptimization 20 Reduces the cost of quickhacks by 1 RAM unit(s). A Rank Icon
Decreases the cost of the Quickhacks by 1, not big but can stack with other RAM reduction.
BartmossBartmoss' Legacy 20 Unlocks Crafting Specs for Legendary quickhacks. S Rank Icon
The best way to get Legendary Quickhacks.
Currently UnavailableMaster Ram Liberator Level 20 in Quickhacking Increases RAM recovery rate by 50%.
+1% per Perk level.
S Rank Icon
This will make managing RAM a thing of the past. The increased recovery rate makes your already good RAM recovery perks even better!

Intelligence Skill Progression Rewards

Breach Protocol

Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%. Increases Components Acquired by 10%.
5 6 7 8
Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%. Increases RAM by 1.
9 10 11 12
Increases Components Acquired by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%. Increases Components Acquired by 10%.
13 14 15 16
Increases RAM by 1. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s)
17 18 19 20
Increases Components Acquired by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Buffer Extension by 1. Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

How to increase Breach Protocol

Successfully Breach computers and access points.

Quickhacking

Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s)
5 6 7 8
Increases RAM by 1. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%. Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
9 10 11 12
+1 Perk Point(s) Increases RAM by 1. +1 Perk Point(s) Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
13 14 15 16
Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases RAM by 1. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%.
17 18 19 20
Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%. Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%. +1 Perk Point(s) Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

How to increase Quickhacking

Successfully perform Quickhacks on enemies and machinery.

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