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This is a guide to the Blades Skill Tree in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn how to level up the Skill Progression for this Skill Tree, all Perks available, and how to unlock all its Perks.

Blades Skill Progression Guide

How to Level Up Blades

Defeat enemies with katanas, knives, and blades.

Blades Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) +10 Stamina Cost Reduction While Attacking when using Katanas, Blades, or Mantis Blades.
5 6 7 8
+2% Effective Damager Per Second (DPS) when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades. +10 Crit Damage when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades. +5% Crit Chance when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades. +1 Perk Point(s)
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+1 Perk Point(s) +1 Perk Point(s) Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, blades and Mantis Blades by 10%. +10% Stamina Cost Reductoin While Attacking when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades.
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Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases the Block Damage Reduction of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 25%. +1 Perk Point(s)
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+1 Perk Point(s) Increases Stamina by 5. +3% Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades. Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

List of Blades Perks and How to Unlock

Perk Attribute Level Effect at Lv. 1
Sting Like a Bee 3 Increases attack speed with Blades by 10%.
Roaring Waters 3 Strong Attacks with Blades deal 30% more damage.
Crimson Dance 4 Combos with Blades have a 15% chance to apply Bleeding.
Slow and Steady 4 Armor is increased by 15% while moving.
Flight of the Sparrow 6 Reduces the Stamina cost of all attack with Blades by 30%
Offensive Defense 6 Defensive Attacks with Blades deal 200% more damage.
Shifting Sands 8 Dodging recovers 15% Stamina.
Stuck Pig 8 Increases Bleeding duration by 3 sec.
Blessed Blade 10 Increases Crit Chance with Blades by 20%.
Unbroken Spirit 10 Successful Counterattacks with Blades restore 25% Health and Stamina.
Bloodlust 12 While wielding a Blade, recovers 7% Health when applying Bleeding to an enemy or hitting an enemy affected by Bleeding.
Float Like a Butterfly 12 Dodging increases damage with Blades by 35% for 5 sec.
Judge, Jury and Executioner 15 Increases damage with Blades by 50% against enemies with max Health.
Fiery Blast 15 Increases damage with Blades by 1% for every 1% of Health the enemy is missing.
Crimson Tide 18 Bleeding applied with Blades can stack 3 times.
Deathbolt 18 While wielding a Blade, defeating an enemy restores 20% Health and increases movement speed by 30% for 5 sec.
Dragon Strike Level 20 in Blades Increases Crit Damage with Blades by 25%.
+1% per Perk level.

Best Blades Perks

Perk Attribute Level Effect at Lv. 1
Roaring Waters 3 Strong Attacks with Blades deal 30% more damage.
Flight of the Sparrow 6 Reduces the Stamina cost of all attack with Blades by 30%
Float Like a Butterfly 12 Dodging increases damage with Blades by 35% for 5 sec.
Fiery Blast 15 Increases damage with Blades by 1% for every 1% of Health the enemy is missing.
Dragon Strike Level 20 in Blades Increases Crit Damage with Blades by 25%.
+1% per Perk level.

Best Perks to Choose

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