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This is a guide to creating a Netrunner 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 Netrunner Build

A Netrunner build will allow you acess to many Quickhacking tools that can be used in various scenarious. Depending on your individual playstyle, a Netrunner build can be used to stealthy sneak by enemies, take over enemy machines, or assist in combat.

Best Attributes For Netrunner Build


Intelligence is the foundation of any Netrunner build. Both Quickhacking and Breach Protocol will come into play when hacking opponents, devices, and robots.

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%


Points in Cool will increase your ability to stay hidden while you hack away at unsuspecting victims.

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

Best Perks For Netrunner Build


Skill Tree Intelligence/Quickhacking
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Allows RAM to recover during combat. Recover 4 RAM units every 60 sec

This is a must-have perk when running Quickhacks in combat. Running out of RAM while in combat can spell the end for you, but with this perk you will always have RAM on hand. Furthermore, it can be leveled up twice to recover even more RAM.


Skill Tree Intelligence/Quickhacking
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Quickhacks deal 10% more damage

Aside from crafting stronger Quickhacks, investing in this perk is another way to greatly increase your Quickhacks damage. It can be leveled up twice to give a massive 30% damage boost.

Forget Me Not

Skill Tree Intelligence/Quickhacking
Required Attribute Lv. 5
Effect (Lv. 1) Eliminating a target affected by a quickhack instantly recovers 1 RAM unit

Keep your RAM stocks up with this 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

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.


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.

Subliminal Message

Skill Tree Intelligence/Quickhacking
Required Attribute Lv. 11
Effect (Lv. 1) Quickhacks deal 50% more damage to unaware targets

Subliminal Message is a very strong perk that can be leveled up to deal 100% more damage. While sneaking, this perk can make your Quickhacks like Short Circuit finish off enemies in one attack.

Netrunner Build Variations


This is a standard Netrunner build. Weapons used will depend on your individual playstyle, but no matter what weapon you use, this build can be effectively used. Equipping a silencer will improve your stealthiness.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Any
Quickhacks Short Circuit, Overheat, Contagion, Ping, Reboot Optics, System Reset, Weapon Glitch
Additional Perks Mass Vulnerability, Head Start
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 3 5 4 6 4
10 5 5 6 11 5
50 11 9 12 20 20

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4 Anonymous16 days

>>1 The only way to get some of the most strongest weapons and items in the game are through crafting. I understand that it might be less useful for netrunners, but crafting cannot be dismissed outright.

3 Anonymous21 days

Actually Cool does synergize a lot with Intelligence because the stealth skills boost "Damage over Time" and especially boost Poison DMG - which synergizes well with Overheat and Short Circuit which are DoT's and especially well with contagion, which deals poison dmg. There is very, very little connection with Tech, unless you play the netrunner as Ping/TEch-Sniper. Then it works well.

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