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This is a list of all the best katanas available in Cyberpunk 2077. Learn the details of all the best and most powerful katanas for the endgame, mid-game, and early game.

Best Early Game Katana

Reason ・Reliable damage and DPS
・Available from vendors at the start of the game
・High Crit Chance

The basic Katana is a solid and reliable blade to use from the start of the game. Available as a drop from enemies or sold at vendors, it is a good start to get you used to a blade build. High DPS and Crit Chance will make taking out enemies as easy as it is stylish.

Best Mid-Game Katana

Cyberpunk 2077 Iconic Weapon - Scalpel.png
Reason ・Increases electrical damage
・Chance to apply Shock
・While Sandevistian is active, Crit Chance is increased by 50% and hits apply Bleed.

Scalpel is a unique and strong katana that can be obtained fairly early in the game. By activating the Sandevistian cyberware, increase your Crit Chance by 50% to deal even higher damage.

Scalpel can be received as a reward for completing the side quest Big in Japan.

Best Endgame Katana

Cyberpunk 2077 Iconic Weapon - Jinchu-maru.png
Reason ・2X damage against enemies with twice your health
・While Kerenzikov is active, Crit Chance is 100%
・Last blow of a combo attack deals double damage

Jinchu-Maru becomes truly a force to be reckoned with when combined with the Kerenzikov cyberware ability. While time is slowed in this state, all attacks become critical hits. This ability plus the double damage multiplier against enemies with twice your health makes this an excellent choice to use against bosses with lots of health.

Jinchu-Maru can be obtained after defeating Oda in the quest Play It Safe. With a Tech Ability stat of 18, it can be further crafted to a Legendary weapon for even higher damage.

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