Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

2.1 Best Sandevistan Build

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Best Sandevistan Build Guide for 2.1

This is a guide to the Best Update 2.1 Sandevistan Build for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Read our guide for details about the build, what attributes to level up, which perks to choose, and what weapons and cyberwares to use.

Sandevistan Build Overview

Basic Information

Sandevistan Build
Main Attributes
Main Weapons / Arm Cyberware Thermal Mantis Blades
Archangel / Ol' Reliable
Comrade's Hammer / Pariah
Byakko
Operating System Militech "Apogee" Sandevistan
or
Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Wipe out mobs before they even figure out where you are! The Sandevistan playstyle gives you all the time in the world to get your headshots in, dodge enemy bullets, and take them out with ease. You get to be Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' David Martinez without the cyberpsychosis (kinda)!

Weaknesses

You'll equip a Sandevistan Operating System here, so quickhacking or acquiring components from access points are not available to you. This build also realizes its full potential with melees and Revolver-type weapons.

Sandevistan Build Best Attributes

Attribute Progression

Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Int Cool
1 3 6 4 3 6
10 6 9 4 3 9
50 15 18 20 3 15
60 18 20 20 3 20

The max level is only up until 50 in the base game. Purchase Phantom Liberty to reach level 60.

It's best to use Blades and/or Revolvers while Sandevistan is active, as this will make closing the gap on enemies easier and headshots more effective. For this reason, focus on putting points in Reflex and Cool in early levels, working your way up to get the Finisher: Bladerunner and Deadeye perks.

Afterwards, invest in the Technical Ability attribute to and work your way up to get the Ticking Time Bomb and Edgerunner perk. These two perks will greatly increase the effectiveness of your Sandevistan mode, wiping out mobs with ease!

Then, for survivability, put points into the Body tree until you get Adrenaline Rush. Along with perks from Technical Ability tree, such as Glutton for War and Health Freak, health recharge items increase their effectiveness and will also give you damage and movement boosts while it's active.

Sandevistan Build Best Perks

This is the full list of perks that you can get if you achieve the maximum level 60 with the Phantom Liberty DLC. Optional perks are also listed in their own section in case you have not purchased the DLC.

Jump to Each Attribute for Their Perks!
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Reflexes AttributeReflexes Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Cool AttributeCool Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Technical Ability AttributeTechnical Ability Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Body AttributeBody
Optional Perks

Reflexes

Put points into this attribute tree to increase your mobility with Dash and Air Dash and your blade's effectiveness with Lead and Steel and Finisher: Bladerunner.

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Slippery Perk Slippery
(1 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Dash Perk Dash
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Lead and Steel Perk Lead and Steel
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Air Dash Perk Air Dash
(3 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Finisher: Bladerunner Perk Finisher: Bladerunner
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Tailwind Perk Tailwind Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Slaughterhouse Perk Slaughterhouse

Cross-Branch Perk

Perk Requirement
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Flash and Thunderclap Perk Flash and Thunderclap

Get this perk when you have specific secondary perks unlocked.

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Stuntjock Perk Stuntjock

Cool

The Cool attribute will increase your Revolver's headshot and weakspot damage. This is especially useful since you'll be hitting easy headshots during Sandevistan mode.

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Focus Perk Focus
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Deadeye Perk Deadeye
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Nerves of Tungsten-Steel Perk Nerves of Tungsten-Steel

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Road Warrior Perk Road Warrior

Technical Ability

In this attribute tree, you'll be focusing on putting in points until you reach the Edgerunner and Ticking Time Bomb perks

With Edgerunner equipped, it's important to fill in the slots for your cyberware and exceed your cyberware capacity for boosts in your damage. The Ticking Time Bomb, on the other hand, will allow you release an EMP charge that does AoE damage after using your Sandevistan.

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Glutton for War Perk Glutton for War
(1 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Health Freak Perk Health Freak
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - All Things Cyber Perk All Things Cyber
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Pyromania Perk Pyromania
(3 pt)
Main Perk Only
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - License to Chrome Perk License to Chrome
(3 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Bolt Perk Bolt
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Edgerunner Perk Edgerunner Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Ticking Time Bomb Perk Ticking Time Bomb

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Gearhead Perk Gearhead

Body

The Edgerunner sacrifices 0.05% of your Health per exceeded points in your cyberware capacity, so it's important to keep your health up!

The Adrenaline Rush perk helps out by increasing your health and your health item's effectiveness. Its secondary perks also boosts your damage while this is active. Along with the Glutton for War and Health Freak perks from the Technical Ability tree, this attribute will make sure you stay alive to flatline the gonks that dare stand in your way!

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Painkiller Perk Painkiller
(1 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Adrenaline Rush Perk Adrenaline Rush
(3 pt)

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Fury Road Perk Fury Road

Optional Perks

If you still have not purchased the Phantom Liberty DLC and have no access to the 10 additional perk points that came with it, these perks are optional and can be removed.

Removable Perks (10 pts)

Sandevistan Build Relic Skill Priority

Take Jailbreak and Spatial Mapping First

Priority Main Skill Branch Skill
1st Jailbreak Relic Icon Jailbreak Spatial Mapping Relic Icon Spatial Mapping
2nd Emergency Cloaking Relic Icon Emergency Cloaking
3rd Vulnerability Analytics Relic Icon Vulnerability Analytics

For the Sandevistan build, take the Jailbreak relic skill first then branch off to Spatial Mapping.

Jailbreak gives the Mantis Blades more options to leap and dismember enemies. While in Sandevistan mode, this makes the Mantis Blades deadly against mobs, especially if you take the Spatial Mapping skill.

When you have enough points, make sure to take Emergency Cloaking next. This improves on your Optical Camo which helps you survive when you get detected by enemies.

The last branch to take here is Vulnerability Analytics. This essentially improves on your other weapons by introducing weakspots on enemies. This is going to increase your damage with Revolvers and Blades.

Relic Skill Tree Available in the DLC

Please take note that the Phantom Liberty expansion is needed to access the Relic Skill Tree.

Relic Skill Tree Guide and List

Sandevistan Build Recommended Weapons

Base Game Only

Recommended Weapons
(Base Game only)
Archangel Comrade's Hammer Byakko
  • Use the Archangel Power Revolver to get significant headshot damage, which will be pretty easy while in Sandevistan mode.
  • Comrade's Hammer provides huge damage, especially with headshots. Cancel the long reload time by landing a melee hit while zooming from one enemy to the another.
  • Other than your Mantis Blades, use the Byakko Katana to slice enemies up!

Base Game + Phantom Liberty

Recommended Weapons
(with Phantom Liberty)
Ol' Reliable Comrade's Hammer
or
Pariah
Byakko
  • You'll get guaranteed Crit Hits when Deadye is active. The Ol' Reliable Power Revolver adds more Crit Damage with every headshot, making this the best revolver to use.
  • You can still use the Comrade's Hammer Tech Revolver for this build since it still takes advantage of the Revolver-related perks.
  • However, you can also use the Pariah Tech Pistol, which can deal as much damage especially with Vulnerability Analytics. This weapon is locked behind a choice in the later parts of the DLC.
  • The Byakko Katana is still the best Blade for this build, so be sure to get it as soon as you can!.

Sandevistan Build Best Cyberwares

Sandevistan Cyberware Selection

Jump to Each Cyberware!
Operating System Arms Face Hands
Circulatory System Legs Frontal Cortex Skeleton
Nervous System Integumentary System

Operating System

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Militech "Apogee" SandevistanMilitech "Apogee" Sandevistan Press L1 and R1 to activate and deactivate. It can be activated at any charged level.
When active:
Slows time by 85% (you are not slowed)
+10% headshot damage
+9% Crit Chance
+13% Crit Damage
Neutralizing an enemy when active gives:
+20% extended duration
+22% Stamina
Max Duration: 8 sec. Cooldown: 30 sec.

The Militech "Apogee" Sandevistan has a low cooldown of 25 seconds. Not only that, but everytime you neutralize an enemy, its duration is extended. This is the best Sandevistan for this build.

Alternative: Militech Falcon Sandevistan

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Militech "Falcon" SandevistanMilitech "Falcon" Sandevistan When active: Slows time by 70% (you are not slowed), +10% damage, +10% Crit Chance, +5% Crit Damage. Neutralizing an enemy when active gives: +10% extended duration, +5% Health.
Max Duration: 9 sec., Cooldown: 35 sec.

In case you missed the Militech "Apogee" Sandevistan in the Riders on the Storm mission, you can use the Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan as an alternative. This can be bought from Ripperdocs around Night City!

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Arms Cyberware

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Thermal Mantis BladesThermal Mantis Blades +3.1% Explosion Damage
+3.1% Grenade Recharge Speed.

Go all out with the Thermal Mantis Blades while on Sandevistan mode. This Arms Cyberware deals Thermal damage and has a chance to set enemies on fire, which will help your damage-over-time while fighting mobs.

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Face

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Kiroshi "Clairvoyant" OpticsKiroshi "Clairvoyant" Optics Effect active when scanning: Highlights enemies within 17.5 m. The effect remains for 60 sec. after scanning.

The Kiroshi Clairvoyant Optics is attuned to the Cool attribute, increasing headshot and weakspot damage per attribute point.

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Hands

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Shock AbsorberShock Absorber -20% Recoil

Shock Absorber lowers recoil, so your Revolvers are more accurate and easier to control.

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Circulatory System

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Adrenaline BoosterAdrenaline Booster Stamina +23% whenever you use a melee weapon to neutralize an enemy.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Heal-on-KillHeal-on-Kill Health +7% when you neutralize an enemy.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - MicrorotorsMicrorotors Increase melee attack speed by 23%. (Melee attack speed cannot exceed 2 attacks per second.)

Heal-On-Kill helps you survive the onslaught you will bring to your enemies while Adrenaline Booster and Microrotors help your melee attacks become much more effective.

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Legs

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Reinforced TendonsReinforced Tendons Press Space Bar in midair to perform a double jump.

Reinforced Tendons enables double jump. This option will allow you to reach enemies on higher levels while also making it harder for them to hit you.

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Frontal Cortex

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Newton ModuleNewton Module -1.25% Cooldown instantly for all cyberware after neutralizing an enemy.

The Newton Module can lower the cooldown of your cyberware after successfully neutralizing an enemy, making possible to access more Sandevistan modes in a single fight!

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Skeleton

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Dense MarrowDense Marrow +24% melee damage
+15% melee Stamina cost
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Universal BoosterUniversal Booster Health Items now also give:
+10% Armor for 5 sec.
-30% all Stamina costs for 5 sec.
These effects do not stack.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Scar CoalescerScar Coalescer +22% Armor when below 50% Health.

This set of cyberware increases damage while still being tanky enough to power through mobs of enemies.

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Nervous System

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - KerenzikovKerenzikov Allows you to aim and perform ranged attacks while sliding, dodging or Dashing. Slows time by 60% for 3.5 sec. when you aim a ranged attack during a slide, dodge or Dash. Cooldown 6.5 sec.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Synaptic AcceleratorSynaptic Accelerator Slows time by 50% for 3.5 sec. when enemy detection reaches 50%. Cooldown 60 sec.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - StabberStabber +16.75% Crit Chance with Blades and throwable weapons.

Time slowing down is a great way to start fights. Kerenzikov and Synaptic Accelerator can help you with that! For extra Blade damage, slot in the Stabber cyberware.

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Integumentary System

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Subdermal ArmorSubdermal Armor +0.5 Armor per Attribute Point.
+1.3% Decreased enemy vision
+2.6 Health
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Pain EditorPain Editor -7% all incoming damage
+0.1% damage reduction per Attribute Point.
+0.5% Mitigation Chance
+2.1% Damage Over Time Resistance
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - ProxishieldProxishield The closer an attacking enemy is, the less damage they deal to you.
-20% incoming damage at 3 m. Damage reduction tapers off to 0% at 6 m.
+0.5 Health per Attribute Point.
+2.1% Melee Damage Resistance
+2.5% Melee Damage

While using melees, Proxishield and Subdermal armor will help you mitigate damage as much as possible so you can output your own more effectively. Pain Editor further increases your tankiness.

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How to Play the Sandevistan Build

Activate Sandevistan Before Every Fight

With Sandevistan mode on, you can easily aim your crosshair on enemy heads or close the gap quickly to slice them with blades. When this is done right, you can even go toe to toe with Adam Smasher!

Get Headshots With Revolvers or Slice Enemies Up With Blades

We recommend Revolvers or Blades as your main weapons while Sandevistan is active. It's quicker to take down mobs of enemies with these two, especially with Militech "Apogee" Sandevistan equipped, which extends the cyberware's duration.

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13 Anonymous8 months

If you complete all the gigs in Watson and get the reward from Regina, she gives you the " Axolotl " which max upgraded will give +12% cyberwear charge per kill. works a lot better then the normal newton cyberwear.

1 Anonymousover 1 year

How do you use Merciless And Revamp if you dont have level 20 in that skill tree?

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