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This is a guide to creating a Quickhack-focused 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

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A Netrunner build will allow you access 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

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%

Cool

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

Biosynergy

Perk Biosynergy
Skill Tree Intelligence | Quickhacking
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Allows RAM to recover during combat. Recover 4 RAM unit(s) 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.

Bloodware

Perk Bloodware
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

Perk 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(s).

Keep your RAM stocks up with this perk.

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 are even more annoying than cameras as they have weapons. Using this perk, you can effortlessly take them down with a quickhack.

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.

Subliminal Message

Perk 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.

Best Weapons

Silent weapons are the best complement to the Netrunner build as they attract less attention. The less attention you have, the more time you have to quickhack other opponents.

You can basically choose any weapon as your main damage output will be from your Quickhacks but for the sturdier enemies, you will still need some weapons to finish them off. It is advisable to use silent weapons to attract less attention giving you more time to quickhack your opponents.

Best Cyberware

This is will be crucial to the Netrunner build in particular the Operating System part as this determines your RAM Base, Buffer Size, and slots for your cyberdeck.

NetWatch Netdriver MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
NetWatch Netdriver MK.5NetWatch Netdriver MK.5 ・Allows you to perform quickhacks on targets and devices while scanning.
Offensive quickhacks can be uploaded to 3 targets within a 6-meter radius.
Increases damage dealt by quickhacks by 30%.
Increases cyberdeck RAM recovery rate 9 unit(s) per 60 sec.
Increases quickhack spread distance by 60%.
€$ 35000
RAM Base 11
Buffer Size 8
Cyberdeck Slots 6

This is OS has the highest RAM Base confirmed so far. More RAM's means more quickhacks allowing you to fully maximize the Netrunner Build.

Stephenson Tech MK.4

Cyberware Effect Price
Stephenson Tech MK.4Stephenson Tech MK.4 ・Allows you to perform quickhacks on targets and devices while scanning.
・Quickhack cooldown reduced by xx%.
・Increases quickhack combat reaction by xx%.
・Reduces quickhack upload time by 25%.
€$ 35000
RAM Base 10
Buffer Size 8
Cyberdeck Slots 6

It's RAM Base maybe lower than NetWatch Netdriver MK.5 but it's effect of lowering Quickhack cooldowns is extremely useful. It even makes upload times faster.

Raven Microcyber MK.4

Cyberware Effect Price
Raven Microcyber MK.4Raven Microcyber MK.4 ・Allows you to perform quickhacks on targets and devices while scanning.
・Increases cyberdeck RAM recovery rate by 6 unit(s) pero 60 sec.
・Increases the time it takes for an enemy netrunner to hack you by 100%.
・Increases quickhack spread distance by 60%.
€$ 35000
RAM Base 10
Buffer Size 8
Cyberdeck Slots 6

The effects of this OS is similar to the NetWatch Netdriver MK.5 but just slightly lower. One advantage it has is the bonus of defending yourself from other netrunners.

Tetratronic Rippler MK.4

Cyberware Effect Price
Tetratronic Rippler MK.4Tetratronic Rippler MK.4 ・Allows you to perform quickhacks on targets and devices while scanning.
・Ultimate quickhacks can spread once.
・Reduces quickhack upload time by 75%.
・Reduces the RAM cost of Ultimate quickhacks by 3.
・Quickhack cooldown reduced by 45%.
€$ 35000
RAM Base 11
Buffer Size 8
Cyberdeck Slots 6

This OS focuses on improving the Ultimate quickhacks. They are pretty slow but with this OS, it speeds up its upload time and reduces its costs. Then, there's also the reduction in quickhack cooldown which is pretty good.

Netrunner Build Variations

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Quickhack Netrunner

This Netrunner build will focus on eliminating enemies via Quickhacks. Quickhacks that deal damage such as Contagion, Overheat, and Short Circuit will be a priority for this build. This also requires a lot of stealth in order to be effective. Weapons equipped will not matter as the build itself will be your primary weapon.

List of Quickhacks and Daemons

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

Breach Protocol Netrunner

This build focuses on breaching camera systems and using that to your advantage. In particular, the breach protocol aims to weaken enemies before you even enter a building. This can be used in conjunction with the Quickhack Netrunner build or the Cold Blood build.

List of Quickhacks and Daemons

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Any
Quickhacks Any
Additional Perks Mass Vulnerability, Mass Vulnerability: Resistances, Mass Vulnerability: Quickhacks, Buffer Optimization
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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5 Anonymous3 months

You attribute points are +1 off. You have a 72 point spread, and there is a limit of 71. I tried to make it work, but maybe I'm missing something.

4 Anonymous4 months

>>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.

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