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Melee Build

This is a guide to creating the blunt weapon build in Cyberpunk 2077. Check here for details about the build, what attributes to level up, which perks to choose, and what equipment to use.

How to Use the Blunt Weapon Melee Build

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A blunt weapon build is all about closing the distance with your opponents. Whether it be with bats or clubs, this build can output a massive amount of damage once you get close.

Best Attributes For Blunt Weapon Melee Build

Body

If you are going the route of blunt weapons such as baseball bats, the Body attribute will be the most valuable attribute. It will give you melee bonuses as well as increase your health and stamina.

Body determines your raw physical power. In addition to allowing you to force open doors, each level of Body (starting from level 3) will:
- Add 5 Health Points
- Add 3 Stamina Points
- Increase damage with fists and Gorilla Arms by 3
Increase damage with melee weapons by 1.5%
Decrease movement penalty while grabbing an enemy and wielding on HMG by 6%
- Increase movement while grappling an enemy and enemy grapple duration by 5 sec

Technical Ability

Technical Ability is a great secondary attribute to build up for a melee build. It raises defenses and includes some handy perks to boost defenses when closing in on enemies.

Technical Ability represents your technical know-how. It allows you to unlock doors and use Tech weapons. Each increase in level will increase your Armor by 5%.

Best Perks For Melee Build

Steel and Chrome

Perk Steel And Chrome
Skill Tree Body | Athletics
Required Attribute Lv. 9
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases melee damage by 10%.

Steel And Chrome is a flat damage increase to melee attacks. It can also be stacked to further increase damage making it great for any type of melee build.

Flurry

Perk Flurry
Skill Tree Body | Street Brawler
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases damage from combo attacks with Blunt Weapons by 30%.

If you're running with a blunt weapon melee build, this is a great perk which can be upgraded 3 times. Once you land in more combos, your damage will definitely wipe out an enemy quickly.

Crushing Blows

Perk Crushing Blows
Skill Tree Body | Street Brawler
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases damage from Strong Attacks with Blunt Weapons by 30%.

For blunt weapons that deal big, heavy-hitting blows, this is the perk to invest into. It can also be leveled up several times and gives a massive 30% damage increase.

Best Weapons

For this build, you would want to stick to Blunt Weapons such as bats and clubs.

Weapon Tiers Max Mod Slots
Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
3
Electric Baton Gamma
Electric Baton Gamma
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
1
Electric Baton Alpha
Electric Baton Alpha
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
2
Monkey Wrench
Monkey Wrench
Uncommon
Rare
Legendary
3
Steel Pipe
Steel Pipe
Uncommon
Rare
3
Crowbar
Crowbar
Common
Rare
3
Tomahawk
Tomahawk
Uncommon
Legendary
3
Tire Iron
Tire Iron
Uncommon
Rare
3
Electric Baton Beta
Electric Baton Beta
Uncommon
Rare
Legendary
3
Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth
Rare
Epic
Legendary
(Iconic)
3
Gold-Plated Baseball Bat
Gold-Plated Baseball Bat
Epic
Legendary
(Iconic)
3
Sir John Phallustiff
Sir John Phallustiff
Rare
Epic
Legendary
(Iconic)
3
Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell
Rare
Epic
Legendary
(Iconic)
3
Currently UnavailableCattle Prod Currently unknown. 0
Kanabo
Kanabo
Common
2

Best Cyberware

To complement your abilities, you can invest in some cyberware to boost your ability to defeat enemies or protect yourself from damage as you attack enemies.

Militech Falcon Sandevistan MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan MK.5
Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan MK.5
・Slows time by 70% for 20 sec. Cooldown 30 sec.
・Increases any damage dealt by 15% when Sandevistan is active.
・Increases Crit Chance by 20% and Crit Damage by 35% when Sandevistan is active.
€$ 35000

This cyberware will allow you to deal more damage and higher chance of Critical hits landing. It even boosts your Critical damage.

QianT Warp Dancer Sandevistan MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5
QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5
・Slows time by 90% for 8 sec. Cooldown 30 sec.
・Activate by holding L1 and R1.
・Increases any damage dealt by 15%, Crit Chance by 10%, and Crit Damage by 50% when Sandevistan is active.
€$ 35000

This cyberware has the bonus of increasing your Crit Chance but the bigger bonus is this Crit Damage.

Heal-On-Kill

Cyberware Effect Price
Heal-on-Kill
Heal-on-Kill
・Instantly restores 10% Health after defeating an enemy. €$ 35000

This is cyberware makes you more on the defensive side and is perfect to be paired with Pain Editor to make you even more of a tank.

Pain Editor

Cyberware Effect Price
Pain EditorPain Editor ・Reduces all incoming damage by 10%. €$ 28000

Partnered with Heal-on-Kill, you have a very resilient character that can dish out damage.

Microtors

Cyberware Effect Price
Microrotors
Microrotors
・Increases attack speed by 25%. €$ 14000

This cyberware is excellent in making your attacks faster, making Blunt attacks even deadlier.

Lynx Paws

Cyberware Effect Price
Lynx Paws
Lynx Paws
Epic
・Allows you to move and run more quietly. The sound of your footsteps will not carry as far.
Epic: 85000

This cyberware allows you to go around and get to your opponents faster and sneak to them without raising their attention.

Best Mods

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Certain mods can improve your damage as well as the speed with which you attack.

Weapon Mod Effect
Cold Shoulder Increases damage by a certain amount
White-Knuckled Increases Crit Chance by a certain amount
Scourge Increases Crit Damage by a certain amount
Kunai Increase weapon attack speed by a certain amount

Blunt Weapon Melee Build Variations

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Blunt Weapon

This build is for blunt weapons and maximizing the damage they cause. There is also a nice bonus of applying Stun via the Dazed perk.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type One-Handed Club/Two-Handed Club
Equipment Damage Increasing Mod, Attack Speed Increasing Mod
Additional Perks Dazed, Efficient Blows, Payback, Wolverine
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 6 4 6 3 3
10 12 3 10 3 3
50 20 7 20 8 15

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