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This is a guide to creating a Cold Blood 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 Cold Blood Build

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A Cold Blood build focuses on the multiple advantages that the Cold Blood perk tree has to offer. Since the Cold Blood tree augments most of your abilities, it will make your current bonuses from other perk trees even deadlier. Further, this particular build encourages a frontal assault as opposed to stealthy attacks.

Best Attributes For Cold Blood Build


Cool is the core attribute for this build. Increasing the level of this attribute will unlock more Cold Blood skills that can be used to give your attacks potency.

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


Depending on the type of weapon you are more comfortable using, you can use the bonuses from Reflexes (for Handguns, Rifles, and Blades) or Body (Blunt Weapons, Shotguns, and LMG).

Reflexes determine your maneuverability. In addition to increasing your overall movement speed, each level in Reflexes will:
- Increase your passive Evasion from enemy attacks by 1%
- Increase Crit Chance by 1%
- Increase damage from Mantis Blades by 3
Body determines your raw physical power. In addition to allowing you to force open doors, each level of Body (starting from level 3) will:
- Add 5 Health Points
- Add 3 Stamina Points
- Increase damage with fists and Gorilla Arms by 3
Increase damage with melee weapons by 1.5%
Decrease movement penalty while grabbing an enemy and wielding on HMG by 6%
- Increase movement while grappling an enemy and enemy grapple duration by 5 sec

Best Perks For Cold Blood Build

Cold Blood

Perk Cold Blood
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) After defeating an enemy, gain Cold Blood for 10 sec. and increase movement speed by 2%. Stacks up to 1 time.

In order to benefit from any Cold Blood perk, you will need to have it activated first. With this skill, a single kill will automatically grant you all of the Cold Blood perk tree bonuses.

Critical Condition

Perk Critical Condition
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 7
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases duration of Cold Blood by 5 sec.

Having Cold Blood longer will ensure you maximize all of the Cold Blood perk tree bonuses.

Coldest Blood

Perk Coldest Blood
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 11
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 1.

Increasing your max stack of Cold Blood by 1 ensures that the bonuses you receive from Cold Blood lasts longer in battle.

Defensive Clotting

Perk Defensive Clotting
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 9
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases Armor by 10% per stack of Cold Blood.

This perk will allow you to survive longer in battle, allowing you to maximize further the effects of Cold Blood.


Perk Sniper
Skill Tree Cool | Stealth
Required Attribute Lv. 9
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases damage from headshots fired from outside combat by 30%.

This is one of the most crucial skills to unlocking Cold Blood's effects on you. With this perk plus Frozen Precision and Nerves of Steel, you can safely snipe an enemy outside of combat. And the moment that enemy is defeated, Cold Blood will instantly activated.

Frozen Precision

Perk Frozen Precision
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 11
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases headshot damage by 50%.

Given that the easiest way to apply Cold Blood is for you to defeat an enemy, getting this perk while using a Sniper will almost automatically get you an instant kill.

Nerves of Steel

Perk Nerves of Steel
Skill Tree Reflexes | Assault
Required Attribute Lv. 11
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases headshot damage with Sniper Rifles and Precision Rifles by 20%.

This will compound the effect of Frozen Precision and will make almost all headshots from Snipers into a one-hit kill.

Pain Is An Illusion

Perk Pain Is An Illusion
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 18
Effect (Lv. 1) While Cold Blood is active, reduces damage taken by 5%.

This will help in your assaults so that you don't have to worry as much when your health is running low.

Best Weapons

The best weapons to use for this build are those that give you a high chance of killing an opponent quickly. With that in mind, Snipers are usually the way to go. Once Cold Blood has been applied, switch to your main weapon based on your Cold Blood build.

Weapon Tiers Max Mod Slots
NekomataNekomata Common
AshuraAshura Uncommon
OO'Five Epic
SPT32 GradSPT32 Grad Uncommon
OverwatchOverwatch Rare
BreakthroughBreakthrough Epic

Best Cyberware

To complement your abilities, you can invest in some cyberware to boost your ability to defeat enemies or protect yourself from damage as you attack enemies.

Biodyne Berserk MK. 4

Cyberware Effect Price
BioDyne Berserk MK.4BioDyne Berserk MK.4 ・When active, reduces weapon recoil by 25%, increases melee damage by 5%, and increases Armor and Resistance by 5%. Duration: 30 sec. Cooldown: 60 sec.
・While Berserk is active, jumping from a high height initiates a Superhero Landing, causing you to fall at high speed and land with enough force to create a shockwave that damages nearby enemies.
・All ranged attacks deal 20% more damage.
・Defeating enemies restores 4% max Health when active.
€$ 35000

This cyberware will allow you to deal more damage with your ranged attacks and even provide healing whenever you defeat an enemy.

QianT Warp Dancer Sandevistan MK.5

Cyberware Effect Price
QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan MK.5 ・Slows time by 90% for 8 sec. Cooldown 30 sec.
・Activate by holding L1 and R1.
・Increases any damage dealt by 15%, Crit Chance by 10%, and Crit Damage by 50% when Sandevistan is active.
€$ 35000

This cyberware has the bonus of increasing your Crit Chance and can be combo up with Cold and Calculating Cold Blood perk to increase your chances of applying another Cold Blood stack.


Cyberware Effect Price
Heal-on-KillHeal-on-Kill ・Instantly restores 10% Health after defeating an enemy. €$ 35000

This is cyberware makes you more on the defensive side and is perfect to be paired with Pain Editor to make you even more of a tank.

Pain Editor

Cyberware Effect Price
Pain EditorPain Editor ・Reduces all incoming damage by 10%. €$ 28000

Partnered with Heal-on-Kill as well as Pain Is An Illusion plus Defensive Clotting perk, then, you have a very resilient character that can dish out damage.

Best Mods

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Certain mods can give your weapons some special effects that can help it become even deadlier - making it easier to apply Cold Blood on yourself.

Weapon Mod Effect
Crunch | Cold Shoulder Increases damage by a certain amount
White-Knuckled | Penetrator Increases Crit Chance by a certain amount
Pulverize Increases damage to limbs by a certain amount
Vendetta Increases headshot damage by a certain amount
Phantom Increases rate of fire by a certain amount
Pacifier Increases Crit Damage by a certain amount

Cold Blood Build Variations

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Ranged Cold Blood Build

This Cold Blood Build focuses on increasing damage from your ranged weapons. This in particular focuses on improving your headshot which is why the main weapon for this build is a Sniper. Handguns, Rifles

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Sniper, Rifles, SMG, Shotguns, Handguns
Additional Perks Hail of Bullets, Rio Bravo, Desperado
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 5 5 3 3 5
10 7 8 4 4 9
50 16 18 9 9 20

Melee Cold Blood Build

If guns aren't your thing, then, Cold Blood can still be applied through the old-fashioned way - swords and clubs.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Blades, Monowire, Mantis Blades, Gorilla Arms, Blunt Weapons
Additional Perks Flurry, Frenzy,Sting Like A Bee, Blessed Blade
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 5 5 3 3 5
10 7 8 4 4 9
50 16 18 9 9 20

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