Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

2.1 Best Lucy Build

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - 2.1 Best Lucy Build

Become Lucyna Kushinada, or simply Lucy, from the Edgerunners anime with this 2.1 build in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Check this guide out for details about the build, what attributes to level up, which perks to choose, and what weapons and cyberwares to use.

Lucy Build Overview

Build Basic Information

Lucy Build
Main Attributes
Quickhacks Contagion
Overheat
Cyberware Malfunction
Short Circuit
Reboot Optics
Cripple Movement
Weapon Glitch
Main Weapons / Arms Cyberware Electrifying Monowire
Power Pistol:
・Any Unity Pistol
Cheetah
Her Majesty
Operating System Militech Paraline MK.4

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Emulate Lucyna Kushinada's netrunning and Monowire prowess with this build! It focuses on maximizing the damage you can do with your quickhacks and Monowire attacks. Become an Edgerunner and fulfill your dreams to go to the moon!

Weaknesses

A netrunning build makes direct gunfights hard, so dealing with a large number of ranged enemies will be tough. This build also has the added side effect of seeing a vision of the love of your life while exploring the moon.

Lucy Build Attributes

Attribute Progression

Build Attributes
Lv. Body Reflex Tech Intel Cool
1 3 4 3 6 6
10 4 6 3 9 9
50 8 20 3 20 20
60 18 20 3 20 20

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

Lucy is a powerful Netrunner. To emulate her skills, focus on putting points into the Intelligence attribute. This will increase your maximum RAM per point and grants you access to perks that make quickhacking and Monowire gameplay more effective.

In Edgerunners, Lucy is seen using a Unity-type sidearm, which suggests she has an affinity with pistols. Invest your points in the Cool attribute for increased damage and easier aiming with this type of weapon. This attribute also has perks that help with your stealth, which is always ideal for a Netrunning gameplay.

Next, acquire points in the Reflexes and Body attribute. The former improves your mobility in fights, especially with the Dash and Air Dash perks and the latter increases your survivability.

Everything is covered, damage- and gameplay-wise, so Technical Ability can be left alone.

Lucy Build Best Perks

This is the full list of 2.0 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 - Intelligence AttributeIntelligence Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Cool AttributeCool Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Reflexes AttributeReflexes Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Body AttributeBody
Optional Perks

Intelligence

Lucy is a talented Netrunner and adept at using the Monowire. For this reason, investing in the Intelligence attribute tree unlocks powerful new perks that benefit this playstyle.

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Optimization Perk Optimization
(1 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Eye in the Sky Perk Eye in the Sky
(1 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Embedded Exploit Perk Embedded Exploit
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Hack Queue Perk Hack Queue
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Overclock Perk Overclock
(3 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Queue Acceleration Perk Queue Acceleration
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Spillover Perk Spillover Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Queue Mastery Perk Queue Mastery

Cross-Branch Perk

Perk Requirement
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Blood Daemon Perk Blood Daemon

Get this perk when you have specific secondary perks unlocked.

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Carhacker Perk Carhacker

Cool

Lucy's combat focuses on Monowires. However, she is shown to be adept in using pistols as well. Focus on perks that increase your damage and effectiveness with this weapon. Also slot in perks that improve your stealth.

Perk List

Main Perk Secondary Perk(s)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Feline Footwork Perk Feline Footwork
(1 pt)
Main Perk Only
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Focus Perk Focus
(2 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Ninjutsu Perk Ninjutsu
(3 pt)
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Deadeye Perk Deadeye
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Run Run 'N' Gun

Reflexes

Lucy moves quickly while fighting gonks in Night City. Copy this playstyle by investing points in perks that increase your mobility in fights, like Dash and Air Dash.

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 - Air Dash Perk Air Dash
(3 pt)

Final Perks

Final Perks
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Tailwind Perk Tailwind

Vehicle Perk

Vehicle Perk
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Stuntjock Perk Stuntjock

Body

Finally, for survivability, acquire perks in the Body attribute that increases your health and the effectiveness of your health items.

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)

Lucy Build Relic Skill Priority

In Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Lucy does not have any Relic skills at her disposal; the option is only available to V since they are the ones who have Arasaka's Relic Shard. However, for in-game purposes, below are our recommended Relic Skills to acquire in this build.

Relic Skill Acquisition

Priority Main Skill Branch Skill
1st Jailbreak Relic Icon Jailbreak Data Tunneling Relic Icon Data Tunneling
2nd Vulnerability Analytics Relic Icon Vulnerability Analytics Machine Learning Relic Icon Machine Learning
3rd Emergency Cloaking Relic Icon Emergency Cloaking Sensory Protocol Relic Icon Sensory Protocol

When you get the Relic Skill Tree, unlock Jailbreak then branch off to Data Tunneling as soon as you can. This gives you more combat options for your Monowire, being able to spread Control Quickhacks with ease and without RAM costs.

Then prioritize Vulnerability Analytics into Machine Learning. Targetting weakspots can effectively double your damage.

Finally, take Emergency Cloaking into Sensory Protocol for an easy escape on certain situations. This will also help a stealthy gameplay.

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

Lucy Build Recommended Weapons

Base Game Only

Recommended Weapons
(Base Game only)
Unity Pistols

When not using her Monowire, Lucy is shown to use a Unity pistol so any weapon of this type will do for this build. Think of this as your backup weapon when the situation calls for it. Just remember to upgrade it as much as you can!

Base Game + Phantom Liberty DLC

Recommended Weapons
(with Phantom Liberty)
Her Majesty Cheetah
  • Her Majesty is a great Power Pistol to take for this build. Combined with the Optical Camo cyberware, this pistol will do great damage while still maintaining stealth.
  • For a more aggressive approach, use the Cheetah Power Pistol. The increased Crit and Bleeding chance while close to the target maximizes your DPS.

Lucy Build Best Cyberwares

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 Paraline MK.4Militech Paraline MK.4 Allows you to perform quickhacks on enemies and devices while scanning.
+10% quickhack damage
+2% Monowire damage per used RAM unit (max. 30%).
When uploading a quickhack to an enemy, shooting them with a Smart weapon will accelerate upload speed.
When Overclock is active: Smart weapons and Monowire deal bonus Electrical damage equal to 25% of normal attack damage.

The Militech Paraline MK.4 is perfect for this build. Aside from quickhacking, Lucy is shown to have great affinity with the Monowire. This Cyberdeck can help you emulate that playstyle and take it a step further.

As long as you're spending RAM and using Overclock as much as you can, your Monowire damage will be deadly.
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Arms

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Electrifying MonowireElectrifying Monowire +1.9% Health Item Recharge Speed
+3.1% Grenade Rechage Speed

The Electrifying Monowire synergizes well with the Militech Paraline MK.4 for bonus Electrical Damage.
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Face

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Kiroshi "Sentry" OpticsKiroshi "Sentry" Optics Effect active when scanning: Highlights cameras and turrets within 35m.

The Kiroshi "Sentry" Optics is attuned to the Intelligence attribute, which increases all damage dealt, including quickhacks.

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Hands

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

The Shock Absorber cyberware helps your pistol become more accurate by decreasing recoil.
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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 - MicrorotorsMicrorotors Increase melee attack speed by 23%. (Melee attack speed cannot exceed 2 attacks per second.)

Since it's a melee weapon, Adrenaline Booster and Microrotors affect your Monowire's effectiveness.

Additional Phantom Liberty Cyberware

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Isometric StabilizerIsometric Stabilizer -18% Stamina cost for all attacks

Get the Isometric Stabilizer Iconic Cyberware to better manage your stamina, emulating Lucy's capacity in the anime.

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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, which helps you keep mobile especially with Air Dash equipped. Become more fluid and graceful in battle like Lucy!
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Frontal Cortex

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Ex-DiskEx-Disk +6 Max RAM and +17% Upload speed for quickhacks.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Camillo Ram ManagerCamillo Ram Manager Instantly recovers 23% Max RAM when available RAM falls to 20%.
+2 Max RAM
Cooldown: 100 sec.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Ram UpgradeRam Upgrade Increase RAM recovery rate by +0.17 unit(s) per sec. +2 Max RAM.

You'll be using a lot of quickhacks with this build. Slot in these cyberwares to easily emulate Lucy's netrunning capabilities!
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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 - Ram RecoupRam Recoup Receiving damage restores RAM equal to 0.28% of damage received.
+2 Max RAM

Increase your Monowire damage with Dense Marrow and slot in Ram Recoup for RAM management.
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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.

With your pistol, aim while sliding, dodging, or Dashing to slow down time. This makes those headshots easier to hit!
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Integumentary System

Cyberware Effect (Tier 5)
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Optical CamoOptical Camo -90% visibility to enemies for 7 sec., making it more difficult for them to detect you outside of combat and hit you during combat.
Cooldown: 50 sec.
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
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Subdermal ArmorSubdermal Armor +0.5 Armor per Attribute Point.
+1.3% Decreased enemy vision
+2.6 Health

Proxishield will protect you against damage when you're close to an enemy, which is almost always with the Monowire. Then equip Subdermal Armor for more protection.

The Optical Camo synergizes well with the Her Majesty pistol, making it more effective in gunfights.
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Lucy Build Best Quickhacks

Quickhacks to Use

Jump to Each Quickhack!
Contagion
+
Overheat
Cyberware Malfunction
+
Short Circuit
Cripple Movement Reboot Optics
Monowire Quickhack: Weapon Glitch

Contagion + Overheat

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Contagion Quickhack Contagion Type / Stats
Combat Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 12
Upload Time: 2sec
Duration Time: 8sec
Effects
▸Infects the enemy with a virus that causes toxic cyberware substances to leak. This deals poison damage over time and can spread to 4 enemy(-ies) within 8 m. Effective against closely grouped enemies. Ineffective against mechs, robots, drones and turrets. Stacks 2 times.
▸Applying a Burn or Overheat effect against an affected enemy will cause the leaked toxic substance to detonate. The explosion removes Contagion's effect.
▸+15% damage with this quickhack against each subsequent enemy it spreads to.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Overheat Quickhack Overheat Type / Stats
Combat Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 9
Upload Time: 2sec
Duration Time: 2sec
Effects
▸Set the enemy on fire, dealing damage over time.
▸Uploading Overheat to an enemy already affect by it will extend its duration.
▸Successful attacks on enemies affected by Overheat slightly extend its duration.
▸Melts enemy armor over time (max.-40%).
▸Attacks on the affected enemy also deal Thermal damage equal 10% of the normal physical damage.

This a great quickhack combo to do and will basically be your Netrunning bread and butter. Upload Contagion first before Overheat. The latter will detonate the former once uploaded, creating a huge explosion that can wipe out groups of enemies!

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Cyberware Malfunction + Short Circuit

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Cyberware Malfunction Quickhack Cyberware Malfunction Type / Stats
Control Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 4
Upload Time: 0.3sec
Duration Time: 10sec
Effects
▸Stacks up to 8 times.
▸Disables enemy cyberware for 10 sec. and increases all damage against affected enemy by 5%.
▸At 2 stacks, permanently disables enemy cyberware.
▸At 3 stacks, deals Electrical damage over time. The amount of damage increases with each subsequent stack.
▸At maximum stacks, enemy cyberware overloads, dealing massive damage. Cyberware Malfunction cannot be used on the same enemy again.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Short Circuit Quickhack Short Circuit Type / Stats
Combat Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 10
Upload Time: 0.5sec
Effects
▸Deals damage. Mechs, robots, drones and turrets receive additional damage.
▸+3 sec. duration for all Control quickhacks currently affecting the target.
▸+10% damage for each stack of Cyberware Malfunction affecting the enemy. This increased damage also causes the affected enemy's weakspot to explode.
▸Applies an EMP effect that deals additional damage over time.
▸+20% damage against enemies below a High threat level.

Short Circuit adds 10% damage for every stack of Cyberware Malfunction on an enemy. For enemies that have a lot of health pool, this will provide significant damage that can help out the fight!

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Cripple Movement

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Cripple Movement Control Quickhack Cripple Movement Type / Stats
Control Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 6
Upload Time: 0.3sec
Duration Time: 13.8sec
Effects
▸Disables enemy movement and cyberware that supports movement and dodging.
▸+15% melee damage against affected enemies.
▸Affected enemies are more susceptible to melee Finishers.
▸+5% Health and +2 RAM after performing Finishers on affected enemies.

Using Cripple Movement on an enemy will increase your Monowire damage on them and, at Tier 5, will recover health and RAM after using a Finisher.

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Reboot Optics

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Reboot Optics Control Quickhack Reboot Optics Type / Stats
Control Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 7
Upload Time: 0.3sec
Duration Time: 15sec
Effects
▸Blinds the enemy for the duration of the quickhack. In combat, it greatly reduces enemy accuracy.
▸+15% headshot and weakspot damage against the affected enemy
▸Neutralizing the affected enemy via headshot or weakspot replenishes +3 RAM units and spreads the quickhack to the nearest enemy.

Enemies affected by Reboot Optics will be more susceptible to your pistol's Headshot and Weakspot damage. Upload this first before shooting.

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Bonus: Weapon Glitch on Monowire

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty - Weapon Glitch Control QuickhackWeapon Glitch Type / Stats
Control Quickhack
RAM Requirement: 6
Upload Time: 0.3sec
Duration Time: 14sec
Effects
▸Detonates the enemy's primary weapon, forcing them to switch to their secondary weapon which will be affected by the quickhack's core effects.
▸Causes a weapon malfunction that reduces enemy accuracy and disable Smart-targeting and cover-penetration.
▸Locking onto the affected enemy with a Smart weapon will extend Weapon Glitch's duration until target-lock is released.
▸+6% Crit Chance with Smart weapons for 10 sec. whenever you upload this quickhack. Stacks 5 times.

Thanks to the Jailbreak and Data Tunneling relic skills, you can now slot in Control Quickhacks in your Monowire. You can upload this quickhack without the RAM cost and spread it across enemies.

We recommend slotting in Weapon Glitch to disable enemy weapons, making it easier to slice away with your Monowire.
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How to Play the Lucy Build

Upload Quickhacks First Before Using Monowire

Lucy is mostly seen finishing enemies with her Monowire. For this build, your quickhacks will act as support to your Monowire damage so be sure to upload them first before slicing away.

This build includes increased quickhack damage, so for a large number of enemies or a boss, use quickhack combos like Contagion to Overheat and Cyberware Malfunction to Short Circuit.

With the Jailbreak Relic Skill, Spread the Weapon Glitch Quickhack With Your Monowire

Incorporating V's style with Lucy's, the Jailbreak Relic Skill into Data Tunnelling will allow you to spread quickhacks with your Monowire. We recommend the Weapon Glitch to make fights with mobs of enemies easier.

Use Overclock to Increase Monowire Damage

The Militech Paraline MK.4 gives the Monowire bonus Electrical Damage when Overclock is active. Be sure to activate the perk first by pressing E before going all out.

Use Pistols Sparingly

While Lucy is shown using pistols, they are mostly backup when things get sour. Do the same for this build and only use pistols when necessary. Before using it, upload Reboot Optics on the enemy to increase headshot and weakspot damage.

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1 Anonymous8 months

What perks should I invest each level?

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