Best Stealth Build | Cyberpunk 2077

Stealth Build
This is a guide to creating the Stealth 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 Stealth Build

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While confrontations in Cyberpunk can be solved head-on with guns blazing, sometimes a quieter approach is more effective.

The Stealth Build takes advantage of the Cool attribute and its perks for stealthily taking down foes while also investing in Intelligence for handling security systems and using quickhacks. Depending on your playstyle, you can adjust Reflexes perks for weapons that pair well with a stealth build.

Best Attributes For Stealth Build

Cool

Investing heavily into the Cool attribute will be the foundation of any stealth build. The Cool attribute will affect everything from critical hit chance to ability to be detected by enemies. All the stats that the Cool attribute effects are shown below.

Cool determines your resilience, composure and effectiveness in operating from stealth. Each level of Cool will:
- Increase Crit Damage by 2%
- Increase all Resistances by 1%
- Increase stealth damage by 10%
- Reduce the speed at which enemies detect you in stealth by 0.5%
- Increase monowire damage by 3

Intelligence

No matter your ability to evade enemies, you will eventually encounter security systems. This is where Intelligence becomes useful for a stealth build. Intelligence is a perfect secondary attribute to pair with Cool.

Having higher Intelligence will allow you to take out surveillance cameras and hack enemies to remain undetected. All the stats that the Intelligence attribute effects are shown below.

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%

Reflexes

The weapons that benefit from high Reflexes can all be incorporated into a stealth build. Whether using a silenced handgun, sniping from a distance, or silently cutting through enemies with blades, Reflexes is an attribute that make a stealth build even deadlier. All the stats that the Reflexes attribute effects are shown below.

Reflexes determine your maneuverability. In addition to increasing your overall movement speed, each level in Reflexes will:
- Increase your passive Evasion from enemy attacks by 1%
- Increase Crit Chance by 1%
- Increase damage from Mantis Blades by 3

Best Perks For Stealth Build

Crouching Tiger

Perk Crouching Tiger
Skill Tree Cool | Stealth
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases movement speed while sneaking by 20%.

Crouching Tiger is the perfect first Perk for players focused on a stealthy approach. While the other Perks in this list won't help much when you're trying to avoid combat in the first place, Crouching Tiger will ensure that you can make your sneak kills successfully and is sorely needed considering the painfully slow base crouching movement speed.

Silent And Deadly

Perk Silent And Deadly
Skill Tree Cool | Stealth
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases damage dealt by silenced weapons by 25% while sneaking.

When going for a stealth build, this is a great perk to have. A silencer will allow you to take out your enemies secretly while also gaining large damage boosts when sneaking.

Strike From The Shadows

Perk Strike From The Shadows
Skill Tree Cool | Stealth
Required Attribute Lv. 7
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases your Crit Chance by 15% while sneaking.

Not only do many silencers add an increased Crit Chance, with this perk, the possibility of landing a critical attack while sneaking is even further increased.

Big Sleep

Perk Big Sleep
Skill Tree Intelligence | Breach Protocol
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Unlocks the Big Sleep daemon, which disables all cameras in the network for 3 min.

While you may be able to take out all the enemies, sometimes the cameras will provide a bit more trouble. Invest in this perk in order to take out all the cameras. It can be stacked to increase the time.

Turret Shutdown

Perk Turret Shutdown
Skill Tree Intelligence | Breach Protocol
Required Attribute Lv. 9
Effect (Lv. 1) Unlocks the Turret Shutdown daemon, which disables security turrets in the network for 3 min.

Turrets can be as problematic as cameras, except they have guns. With this perk, you can effortlessly eliminate the headache of having to deal with them.

Assassin

Perk Assassin
Skill Tree Cool | Stealth
Required Attribute Lv. 7
Effect (Lv. 1) Deal 15% more damage to human enemies.

Human enemies are the most encountered enemy in the game. Having a flat 15% damage increase is a fantastic boost to invest in.

Best Weapons

Depending on the type of stealth you wish to employ (see Stealth Build Variations), you will need different type of weapons. The one weapon that is not advised for this build are Shotguns as they are extremely loud and its unreliable spread.

List of Weapons

Pistols Assault Rifles
Precision Rifles Sniper Rifles
Blades Knives

Best Cyberware

To complement your abilities, you can invest in some cyberware to boost your ability to sneak around and .deal damage as quickly and as silently as possible.

Biodyne Berserk MK. 4

Cyberware Effect Price
BioDyne Berserk MK.4BioDyne Berserk MK.4 Legendary
・When active, reduces weapon recoil by 25%, increases melee damage by 5%, and increases Armor and Resistance by 5%. Duration: 30 sec. Cooldown: 60 sec.
・While Berserk is active, jumping from a high height initiates a Superhero Landing, causing you to fall at high speed and land with enough force to create a shockwave that damages nearby enemies.
・All ranged attacks deal 20% more damage.
・Defeating enemies restores 4% max Health when active.
Legendary: 35000

This cyberware will allow you to deal more damage with your ranged attacks and even provide healing whenever you defeat an enemy.

QianT Warp Dancer Sandevistan MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5 Legendary/Iconic
・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.
Legendary/Iconic: 35000

This cyberware has the bonus of increasing your Crit Chance and can be combo up with Strike From the Shadows to even increase your Crit Chance.

Lynx Paws

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

This is a great cyberware to use since it helps you sneak up to opponents easier.

Zetatech Berserk MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
Zetatech Berserk MK.5Zetatech Berserk MK.5 Legendary/Iconic
・When active, It reduces weapon recoil by 20%, increases melee damage by 20%, and increases Armor and Resistances by 10%. Duration: 30 sec. Cooldown: 30 sec.・
While Berserk is active, jumping from a high height initiates a Superhero Landing, causing you to fall at high speed and land with enough force to create a shockwave that damages nearby enemies.
・Defeating enemies restores 5% max Health when Berserk is active.
Legendary/Iconic: 35000

This not just increases melee attacks but also improves weapon recoil making your shots more accurate.

Best Mods

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Certain mods compliment the Stealth mode by either increasing your damage output. Mix and match to find the best build for you.

Weapon Mod Effect
Crunch | Cold Shoulder Increases damage by a certain amount
White-Knuckled | Penetrator Increases Crit Chance by a certain amount
Pulverize Increases damage to limbs by a certain amount
Vendetta Increases headshot damage by a certain amount
Pacifier Increases Crit Damage by a certain amount

Stealth Build Variations

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Handguns

For this build, revolvers are recommended. They have less DPS, but pack more of a punch with one shot which is essential for this stealth build.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Revolver
Equipment Muzzle with Stealth Dmg Multiplier
Additional Perks High Noon, Rio Bravo, Long Shot
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 3 5 3 5 6
10 5 7 5 5 9
50 14 14 8 16 20

Best Revolvers

Rifles

Having a decent sniper rifle will make picking enemies off from a distance a breeze. Take them out before they know what hit them.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle/Precision Rifle
Equipment Scope
Additional Perks Covering Killshot, Bullseye, Executioner
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 4 4 3 5 6
10 5 6 4 7 9
50 14 14 8 16 20

Best Sniper Rifles

Blades

If you like to get up close and personal with enemies, using a blade can be a satisfying way to take out enemies. If going with this build, it is recommended to pair it with Quickhacks that disable your enemies and allows you to draw in close while they are unsuspecting.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Mantis Blades/Katana
Equipment Reboot Optics, Cripple Movement
Additional Perks Sting Like a Bee, Roaring Waters, Ninjutsu
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 3 4 3 6 6
10 6 6 3 8 8
50 12 16 8 16 20

Best Katanas

Knives

This takes advantage of the multiple bonuses the Stealth perk tree awards Knives. This build will focus on using Knives and one-hit KO's. You will need plenty of knives for this build. One would be your primary weapon and a few more to be thrown.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Knives
Equipment Reboot Optics, Cripple Movement
Additional Perks Dagger Dealer, Cutthroat, Venomous Fangs, Rattlesnake, Neurotoxin, Ninjutsu
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 3 4 3 6 6
10 7 3 3 8 10
50 12 12 8 20 20

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