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This is a guide to creating a Smart Weapons 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 Smart Weapons Build

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Investing in certain Reflexes and Cool perks will make any Smart weapon a force to be reckoned with, as there will be no running or hiding from these high-tech killing machines.

Best Attributes for Smart Weapons Build

Reflexes

Reflexes is the foundation of this build. Some Smart weapons have a low DPS, so acquiring Assault perks will increase your damage against enemies.

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

Cool

Cool is needed to unlock Cold Blood, which will give your attacks potency. Increasing the level of this attribute will unlock additional Cold Blood perks, making you more unstoppable.

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 Smart Weapons Build

Reflexes

Bulletjock

Perk Bulletjock
Skill Tree Reflexes | Assault
Required Attribute Lv. 3
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases damage with rifles by 3%.

This perk increases your damage with rifles and submachine guns by 3%. As mentioned earlier, some Smart weapons may be too weak, so it's best to acquire this perk first.

Executioner

Perk Executioner
Skill Tree Reflexes | Assault
Required Attribute Lv. 7
Effect (Lv. 1) Deal 25% more damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns to enemies whose Health is above 50%.

Fused with Bulletjock, this perk will also significantly increase your rifle and submachine gun's DPS against enemies whose health is above 50%.

Named Bullets

Perk Named Bullets
Skill Tree Reflexes | Assault
Required Attribute Lv. 14
Effect (Lv. 1) Increases Crit Damage with Rifles and Submachine Guns by 35%.

This perk takes advantage of the Smart weapons' homing technology, raking in higher critical damage with any Smart rifle and submachine gun.

Long Shot

Perk Long Shot
Skill Tree Reflexes | Assault
Required Attribute Lv. 18
Effect (Lv. 1) Rifle and Submachine Gun damage increases the farther you are located from enemies.

Similar to Named Bullets, this perk also benefits from any Smart weapon's self-guided micro-projectiles by increasing your damage the farther you are from enemies.

Cool

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.

This perk gives you a 10 second speed buff after defeating an enemy. A single kill will also 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.

With Cold Blood, this prolongs the perk's effect and boosting all of the other Cold Blood perk tree bonuses.

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.

Cold and Calculating

Perk Cold and Calculating
Skill Tree Cool | Cold Blood
Required Attribute Lv. 14
Effect (Lv. 1) Landing a Crit Hit has 25% chance of applying a stack of Cold Blood.

Together with Named Bullets, this will increase your chance of applying a stack of Cold Blood whenever you land a Critical Hit.

Best Weapons

The best weapons to use for this build are those that give you a high chance of killing an opponent quickly. However, any Smart weapon can still benefit from this build.

List of Weapons

Weapon Tiers Max Mod Slots
DB-4 Palica
DB-4 Palica
Uncommon
Rare
Legendary
4
TKI-20 Shingen
TKI-20 Shingen
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
D5 Sidewinder
D5 Sidewinder
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
L-69 Zhuo
L-69 Zhuo
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
G-58 Dian
G-58 Dian
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
A-22B Chao
A-22B Chao
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
Ashura
Ashura
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
Skippy
Skippy
Epic
(Iconic)
2
HJKE-11 Yukimura
HJKE-11 Yukimura
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Epic
Legendary
4
Yinglong
Yinglong
Legendary
(Iconic)
4
Divided We Stand
Divided We Stand
Rare
Epic
Legendary
(Iconic)
4
Ba Xing Chong
Ba Xing Chong
Legendary
(Iconic)
4
Genjiroh
Genjiroh
Epic
(Iconic)
4
Prototype: Shingen Mark V
Prototype: Shingen Mark V
Legendary
(Iconic)
4

Best Cyberware

To complement your abilities, you can invest in some cyberware to boost your ability to defeat enemies.

Smart Link

Cyberware Effect Price
Smart Link
Smart Link
・Allows you to use the smart-targeting module in Smart weapons. Increases the chance for smart bullets by 15% and Crit Damage by 25%. €$ 21000

Installing this cyberware is a must. This activates your Smart weapon's Smart-targeting module, as well as increasing the chances of shooting Smart bullets and inflicting Critical Damage.

Limbic System Enhancement

Cyberware Effect Price
Limbic System Enhancement
Limbic System Enhancement
・Increases Crit Chance by 25%. €$ 21000

Together with Smart Link and the recommended perks, this cyberware will further increase the chances of getting Critical Damage against enemies.

Best Mods

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To reach the full potential of your weapons, you can attach it with mods to increase power, Crit Chance, and other useful effects.

Weapon Mod Effect
Threat Detector Automatically highlights enemies who have detected you.
Tattoo: Tyger Claws Dermal Imprint Allows you to use the Smart-targeting module in Smart weapons. Directly links the user's optical implant to the weapon's system, offering real-time tracking data.
Sandevistan: Micro-Amplifier Activating Sandevistan
Sandevistan: Rabid Bull Defeating enemies while Sandevistan is active restores 5% health.
Sandevistan: Arasaka Software While Sandevistan is active, enemies take 70% longer to detect you.

Smart Weapons Build Variations

Body

Invest in Body to increase your survivability in combat. Acquire the essential perks as well to reach your Smart weapon's maximum DPS.

Recommended Build
Weapon Type Smart Weapon
Equipment Dmg Increasing Mod, Crit Dmg Increasing Mod
Additional Perks Any
Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 6 6 3 3 4
10 7 8 7 6 7
50 20 20 9 8 14

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