Stealth Skill Progression | How to Level Up Stealth and Unlock All Perks | Cyberpunk 2077

This is a guide to the Stealth 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.

Stealth Skill Progression Guide

How to Level Up Stealth

Take out enemies while hidden. Hide enemy bodies.

Stealth Skill Progression Rewards

1 2 3 4
- Increases Evasion by 3%. +1 Perk Point(s) Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%.
5 6 7 8
+1 Perk Point(s) Increases Health Regen Rate Outside Combat by 10%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Movement Speed by 3%.
9 10 11 12
Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 3%. +1 Perk Point(s) Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 2%. Increases Evasion by 3%.
13 14 15 16
+1 Perk Point(s) Increases Movement Speed by 2%. +1 Perk Point(s) Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%.
17 18 19 20
Increases Evasion by 4%. +1 Perk Point(s) Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%. Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree.

List of Stealth Perks and How to Unlock

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
Silent And DeadlySilent And Deadly 3 Increases damage dealt by silenced weapons by 25% while sneaking. B Rank Icon
Silencers reduce damage by 15-30% themselves making this bonus only partially useful.
Crouching TigerCrouching Tiger 3 Increases movement speed while sneaking by 20%. A Rank Icon
This perk helps in takedowns and sneaking around allowing you to maximize stealth (and increase Stealth EXP as well).
Hidden DragonHidden Dragon 5 Allows you to perform lethal or non-lethal aerial takedowns on unaware targets. C Rank Icon
While this takes advantage of height, there is rarely an opportunity for this skill to be maximized.
Dagger DealerDagger Dealer 5 Allows you to throw knives. Hold L2 to aim and press R2 to throw. B Rank Icon
While knives are pretty common and oftentimes buyable, you lose them in the process making this skill a bit expensive to use.
Leg UpLeg Up 7 Movement speed after a successful takedown is increased by 30% for 10 sec. B Rank Icon
Movement speed increase is useful only in certain situations.
Strike From The ShadowsStrike From The Shadows 7 Increases your Crit Chance by 15% while sneaking. A Rank Icon
Very useful when already equipped with weapons that has a high Critical chance.
AssassinAssassin 7 Deal 15% more damage to human enemies. A Rank Icon
Pretty useful especially early in the game when more often, you battle human enemies.
SniperSniper 9 Increases damage from headshots fired from outside combat by 30%. S Rank Icon
When paired with Snipers that have a high headshot multipliers, this will almost ensure a one-hit kill on any target (except for bosses).
CutthroatCutthroat 9 Thrown knives deal 30% more damage. B Rank Icon
While this could ensure a very high damaging single-shot attack, you lose whatever Knife you throw making this attack style very expensive.
Aggressive AntitoxinsAggressive Antitoxins 11 Grants immunity to Poison. B Rank Icon
There are very few opponents that use Poison related attacks making this skill only partially useful.
Clean WorkClean Work 11 You can pick up an enemy's body immediately after performing a takedown by holding R3. C Rank Icon
Unless you have the Transporter ability from the Athletics Skill Tree, this skill will render you unable to attack or sprint.
Stunning BlowsStunning Blows 11 Quick Melee Attacks with ranged weapons stagger enemies, giving you an opportunity to grapple them. C Rank Icon
It is very rare that you can find an opportunity to use Quick Melee Attacks, making this perk far less useful than others.
From The ShadowsFrom The Shadows 12 Upon entering combat, Crit Chance increases by 25% for 7 sec. S Rank Icon
Critical hits are particularly useful in finishing off opponents quickly - and making it happen more often is definitely helpful.
GhostGhost 12 Detection time is increased by 20%. B Rank Icon
This skill is particulary useful in finishing missions in Stealth since it delays detection and unwanted battles.
CommandoCommando 14 You cannot be detected under water. C Rank Icon
There are very few missions that occur near bodies of water and for those that do, there is rarely a need for V to get into the water, making this school mostly useless.
Venomous FangsVenomous Fangs 14 All knives apply Poison. A Rank Icon
This is particularly useful when knives are used in melee combat (not thrown).
RattlesnakeRattlesnake 14 Enemies affected by Poison are slowed. B Rank Icon
This skill is highly dependent on applying Poison which can only be effective once Venomous Fangs is unlocked. Otherwise, this skill is very situational.
Silent FinisherSilent Finisher 16 Enemies with less than 15% Health are defeated instantly when attacked with a Knife. Does not work on enemies with a Very High threat level. A Rank Icon
This makes Knives even deadlier when added to the effects of Venomous Fangs, Rattlesnake, and Neurotoxin.
Hasty RetreatHasty Retreat 16 Temporarily boosts movement speed by 50% for 5 sec. when detected by an enemy. B Rank Icon
Good as an escape tactic however, it defeats the purpose of stealth which this skill tree is supposed to increase.
Restorative ShadowsRestorative Shadows 16 While in stealth, increases Health regen by 25%. A Rank Icon
This allows V to fight a bit more recklessly while in Stealth as it preserves his health.
NeurotoxinNeurotoxin 18 Damage from Poison is doubled. B Rank Icon
Highly dependent on other skills and Poison-inducing weapons in order to be effective (such as Rattlesnake and Venomous Fangs)
Hasten The InevitableHasten The Inevitable 18 Deal 20% more damage to enemies affected by Poison. B Rank Icon
Highly dependent on other skills as well as weapons that inflict Poison in order to be effective.
Cheat DeathCheat Death 18 When your Health drops below 50%, reduce all incoming damage by 50% for 10 sec. Cannot occur more than once per minute. S Rank Icon
Useful especially against enemies that deal a lot of damage.
NinjutsuNinjutsu 20 Crouch Attacks from stealth with melee weapons deal 100% more damage and guarantee a critical hit. S Rank Icon
This almost guarantees a one-hit KO with any blade or blunt weapon.
Currently UnavailableToxicology Level 20 in Stealth Increases the duration of Poison applied to enemies by 5 seconds.
+0.2 sec. per Perk level.
B Rank Icon
This is highly dependent on skills that apply Poison immediately otherwise it would not be as effective.

Best Stealth Perks

Perk Attr. Level Effect at Lv. 1 Rating & Reason
SniperSniper 9 Increases damage from headshots fired from outside combat by 30%. S Rank Icon
When paired with Snipers that have a high headshot multipliers, this will almost ensure a one-hit kill on any target (except for bosses).
From The ShadowsFrom The Shadows 12 Upon entering combat, Crit Chance increases by 25% for 7 sec. S Rank Icon
Critical hits are particularly useful in finishing off opponents quickly - and making it happen more often is definitely helpful.
Cheat DeathCheat Death 18 When your Health drops below 50%, reduce all incoming damage by 50% for 10 sec. Cannot occur more than once per minute. S Rank Icon
Useful especially against enemies that deal a lot of damage.
NinjutsuNinjutsu 20 Crouch Attacks from stealth with melee weapons deal 100% more damage and guarantee a critical hit. S Rank Icon
This almost guarantees a one-hit KO with any blade or blunt weapon.

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