Tech Sniper - Complete Build - Cyberpunk 2077

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Tech Sniper - Complete Build

In this post, I will go through the best Tech Sniper build in Cyberpunk 2077. I will go into detail on what attributes to pick, recommended perks, and progression. Moreover, we will go in-depth on what gear you should use to make the best out of this build

So let's start

Tech Sniper Build

The Tech Sniper is a build that uses Tech weapons. You may ask what makes these weapons special? Well, they are overpowered. Very overpowered. Tech rifles can shoot through walls. So you can engage and take out groups of enemies without them even knowing their killer

Of course, we will go all-in on maximum damage. This will almost make sure that most of the enemies in-game are dead from one headshot.

Tech sniper build big damage cyberpunk 2077

Beleive me even normal shots to the body will kill them:

Tech sniper build big damage 2 cyberpunk 2077

Unfortunately, this comes with a big drawback - low HP and survivability. You will have to use your wits to avoid enemies and find a way to hide in case they directly start attacking you.

But I will give you all the tips you know for how to best use Tech Sniper Build

Attributes

In this section, I will go through recommended attributes and how you should progress with them. Picking the correct ones will ensure that you have sufficient stats to kill enemies.

Starting the game

  • Reflexes +3
  • Technical Ability +2
  • Cool +1
  • Body +1

Progression

It is important to progress through the game in an optimal way. The problem is if you will spend points on incorrect attributes you may be too weak to fight against enemies.

Here is my recommendation on how to spend attribute points for each level up in order

  • Technical Ability +2
  • Reflexes +2 
  • Cool +1 - you want to be able to avoid enemies
  • Body +1 - until you reach 6 points. This will provide some minimal survivability for the build

I left out Intelligence and on purpose. I think you should spend points on it late in the game when you are about level 30+. The Tech Sniper Build needs it for some cyberware, otherwise, using Ping without any investment will still work

At the maximum level of 50 here is what you should have:

Tech Sniper build attributes Cyberpunk 2077

Perks

Now we enter a very important part of the Tech Sniper build. We need to pick perks that will make the build deal Thousands of damage.

Here is what you should pick as you progress

Engineering tree

tech sniper build engineer perk tree cyberpunk 2077

This tree provides very important perks for Tech Sniper build. It provides upgrades on how fast weapons charge, the multipliers, and some other improvements.

Level Skill Description
9 Up to 11 x2 Allows to charge tech weapons to 100%. This allows tech sniper to deal maximum damage although at the cost of large sways
12 Tesla x3 The charge multiplier is increased by 55%.
14 Übercharge Although you will not be shooting often with a full charge, this perk will increase the damage by 30%
14 Gun Whisperer Fully charged weapons will now not shoot automatically. This allows to retain control of the weapon and wait for the best moment with tech snipers.
16 Fuck All Walls Very important perk, that requires less charge for Tech weapons to penetrate walls.
18 Lickety Split x2 Reduces Tech Sniper charge time. Due to this, you can shoot faster for more damage.
20 Superconductor A very powerful perk for Tech Sniper build. Tech Snipers will now ignore armors.
20 Revamp Put as many perk points here as you can. It will further increase the damage that you deal with charged Tech weapon shots.

Assault tree

We take anything that provides bonus damage when using a sniper rifle

tech sniper build assault perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Bulletjock x3 Increases damage with Tech Sniper Rifles by 10%
5 Covering Killshot x2 Increases Crit chance with Tech Sniper rifles by 8% when shooting behind the cover
7 Bullseye Sniper rifle damage is increased by 10% when shooting with aim.
7 Executioner Deal more damage with Tech Sniper Rifle if the enemy has more than 50% health.
9 Shoot, Reload, Repeat After you take out an enemy increases reload time for a few seconds.
11 Nerves of Steel x2 Increases headshot damage with Tech Sniper Rifles by 15%.
12 Trench Warfare x2 Increases damage by 10% when shoot from behind the cover
14 Named Bullets Crit damage is increased by 20% for Tech Sniper rifles.
16 Recoil Wrangler Reduces recoil by 5%
18 Long Shot The further you are from the enemy the more tech sniper damage is increased.
20 Savage Stoic Increases damage by 35% when standing still
20 Punisher Sway is decreased for 10 seconds after the enemy is defeated.

Athletics Tree

We get a few perks to improve overall survivability.

tech sniper build athletics perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Pack Mule This is a quality of life ability that gives 60 points more carrying weight. I think it helps very early in the game when you need money fast.
1 Regeneration Provides HP regeneration in combat.
5 True Grit Additional stamina will be useful, especially early to mid-game, when you may need to run from enemies often until you get a good Tech Sniper rifle

Crafting Tree

Thanks to this tree you will be able to upgrade Tech Sniper rifles for maximum damage

tech sniper build crafting perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Mechanic A great perk that will accumulate a lot of components during the whole game
5 True Craftsman Allows crafting of Rare items
5 Scrapper Quality of Life perk that automatically disassembles items
11 Field Technician Crafted weapons deal 10% more damage. This perk will make it worthwhile to craft weapons.
12 Grease Monkey Allows crafting epic items
16 Tune-Up Can upgrade lower quality components to higher ones. You will need this perk later in the game to get Epic and Legendary components
18 Edgerunner Artisan Allows to craft legendary items
20 Cutting Edge All damage stats for crafted weapons is increased by 5%

Ninjutsu Tree

This is a very important perk tree for ninja build. It enables knife throwing, poisoning and many other improvements.

tech sniper build ninjutsu perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Crouching Tiger Movement speed is increased while Crouching. The bonus is 20%.
7 Strike From the Shadows Crit Chance is increased by 7% while sneaking.
7 Assassin Allows dealing 15% more damage to human enemies. Easy choice as most of the enemies in the game are humans.
9 Sniper x2 Headshot damage outside of combat is increased by 20%. Due to this, the first shot for the Tech Sniper build will deal much greater damage.
12 From the Shadows x2 Crit Chance is increased by 20% for 7 seconds when entering combat.

Cool Blood

tech sniper build cold blood perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Cold Blood x3 Allows gaining Cold Blood stacks that provide various stats bonuses.
5 Icy Veins x2 Weapon recoil is reduced by 6% for each stack of Cold Blood. Will make shooting with Tech Sniper easier.
7 Critical Condition x2 Cold Blood duration is increased by 50%
11 Frozen Precision Important perk for Tech Sniper Build. Each stack of Cold Blood increases headshot damage by 5%
11 Coldest Blood x2 The maximum stacks of Cold Blood are increased by 2
14 Cold and Calculating Cold Blood can now be applied with critical hits. This has a 50% chance to activate.
16 Coolagulant Stacks of Cold Blood are removed one by one.

Quickhacking

tech sniper build quickhacking perk tree cyberpunk 2077

Level Skill Description
1 Biosynergy x3 Increases RAM recovery for quickhack usage.
1 Bloodware x3 Take this if you plan on using offensive quickhacks: Short Circuit, Synapse Burnout, etc.
5 I Spy Reveals netrunner when you are being hacked by one. Because you can shoot through walls this is very useful. Enemy netrunners can deal substantial damage to you.
9 Signal Support x2 Increases quickhack duration by 50%. Allows revealing network members for a longer time.

Build tactics

  • The main effectiveness of the build is to learn to charge the weapon correctly. Once you have the ability to charge the weapon to 100% it starts swaying wildly. So if you find this hard to manage, do not charge fully. Of course, you can even skip this and don't take the perk Up To 11.
  • Using Ping quickhack. It will reveal most of the enemy locations in the network, allowing to see enemies through walls. When you can see them, then charge your sniper and take them out

tech sniper build using ping quickhack cyberpunk 2077

  • Other quickhacks can also be used as they greatly improve your offensive options. Of course, due to the low intelligence attribute, they won't be as strong.
  • Crafting is an important aspect of the build. It will allow crafting legendary iconic sniper rifles for the greatest damage available.

Equipment recommendations

tech sniper equipment cyberpunk 2077

Weapons

Here is a list of Tech Sniper Rifles that I recommend for Tech Sniper build:

Priority Item Description
1 breakthrough cyberpunk 2077Breakthrough An iconic version of Nekomata. After penetrating walls the bullet can even ricochet multiple times
2 nekomata cyberpunk 2077Nekomata The main Tech Sniper Rifle that this build will use. It can charge up to release a powerful shot that can penetrate walls.

Although tech sniper build uses sniper rifles, it is still a good option to have a precision rifle for some more fast-paced and close-quarter combat.

Priority Item Description
1 widow maker cyberpunk 2077Widow Maker Although not a tech Sniper Rifle it is a Precision Rifle. It means that it has a long range and also charges up for powerful shots.

Recommended mods

Mod name Description
vendetta cyberpunk 2077Vendetta Increases headshot damage
crunch cyberpunk 2077Crunch Increases damage
penetrator cyberpunk 2077Penetrator Increases Crit Chance
pacifier cyberpunk 2077Pacifier Increases Crit Damage
countermass cyberpunk 2077Countermass Eliminates horizontal recoil while aiming.

Armor Mods

Here is a list of Armor mods that I recommend using with the Tech Sniper Rifle build

Mod name Description
dead eye cyberpunk 2077Deadeye Greatly boosts headshot damage. I think you can skip it if you already do 100K damage with the build
Fortuna cyberpunk 2077Fortuna Increases Crit Chance by 4%
bully cyberpunk 2077Bully Gives an 8% Crit Damage bonus
armadillo cyberpunk 2077Armadillo Provides bonus armor. Good for increased survival

Cyberware - Frontal Cortex

The build does not have high intelligence only 9. Due to this you will only be able to use the lowest tiers of some Frontal Cortex cyberware.

Slot Item Description
1 Heal-on-kill cyberpunk 2077Heal-On-Kill This item provides a certain percentage of health after each enemy that you kill. The effectiveness increases with the cyberware rarity
2 limbic system enhancement cyberpunk 2077Limbic System Enhancement
Increases Crit Chance 
3 visual cortex support cyberpunk 2077Visual Cortex Support
Increases Crit Damage

Cyberware - Ocular System

Slot Item Description
1 kiroshi optics mk3 image cyberpunk 2077Kiroshi Optics Mk.3 Enables to have additional upgrades for the ocular system. Try to get the highest rarity which is Epic. It provides 3 upgrade slots.

Mods

Mod name Description
trajectory analysis cyberpunk 2077Trajectory Analysis Increases headshot bonus damage by 25%. use this mod to increase damage with Throwing Knives
weakspot detection cyberpunk 2077Weakspot Detection Increases Crit Chance by 2%.

Cyberware - Circulatory System

Slot Item Description
1 biomonitor image cyberpunk 2077Biomonitor Instantly restores a large portion of health when it drops below a certain threshold. Very valuable for this Ninja build
2 microgenerator icon cyberpunk 2077Microgenerator When your Health drops to 15%, release electroshock that deals damage
3 cyberpunk 2077 feedback circuitFeedback Circuit Instantly restores health if shooting a fully charged tech weapon

Cyberware - Immune System

Slot Item Description
1 shock n awe cyberpunk 2077Shock-n-Awe Release electroshock when being hit. Has a certain activation chance.
2 pain editor image cyberpunk 2077Pain Editor Reduces all the damage that you receive by 10%.

Cyberware - Nervous System

You can wear 2 pieces of cyberwar for the Nervous System. Try to get the highest Rarity of the mentioned item

Slot Item Description
1 kerenzikov image cyberpunk 2077Kerenzikov You can now slow time when dodging or sliding.
2 synaptic accelerator image cyberpunk 2077Synaptic Accelerator Perfect for stealth builds. When you are detected slows time, so you can take the best available action.

Cyberware - Integumentary System

Slot Item Description
1 subdermal armor image cyberpunk 2077Subdermal Armor
Provides flat armor increase. Try to obtain the highest rarity for the highest value.
2 optical camo image cyberpunk 2077Optical Camo This is a bad boy. You will become invisible for a few seconds which you can use to take out enemies. Really neat cyberware for a stealth build
3 heat converter image cyberpunk 2077Heat Converter Increases damage if you are burning

Cyberware - Operating System

Tech Sniper Build mainly relies on its weapon. Of course, you will also use some quickhacks. However, this is not the main attention of the build. Here is what Cyberdecks I recommend, to give you a little edge.

Priority Item Description
1 arasaka mk4 cyberpunk 2077Arasaka Mk.4 This cyberdeck fits the build the most. It decreases the cost of covert quickhacks. Moreover, it greatly increases Ping duration if you kill an enemy affected by this quickhack
2 stephenson tech mk4 cyberpunk 2077Stephenson Tech Mk.4 A very good cyberdeck that reduces quickhack cooldown time and upload time.
3 NetWatch Netdriver Mk.5 cyberpunk 2077NetWatch Netdriver Mk.5 Great if you will also use offensive quickhacks.
4 Arasaka Mk 3 cyberpunk 2077Arasaka Mk.3 An inferior version of Arasaka Mk.4. However, still a good option due to the same buffs.
5 Stephenson Tech Mk 3 cyberpunk 2077Stephenson Tech Mk.3 Provides 45% quickhack cooldown reduction.

Quickhacks to be used with the Cyberdeck

Mod name Description
ping cyberpunk 2077Ping It is a mandatory quickhack that reveals all enemies that are connected to the network. This will allow you to see all enemies through the walls and plan your encounter.
short circuit cyberpunk 2077Short Circuit A very powerful quickhack that deals electrical damage. It is very effective against robots, drones, mechs, etc.
reboot optics cyberpunk 2077Reboot Optics Allows to silently blind enemies. Moreover, you can also use it in combat to make enemies less likely to accurately hit you.

Cyberware - Skeleton

Slot Item Description
1 Synaptic signal optimizer imageSynaptic Signal Optimizer This cyberware increases health. Good for higher survivability when soaking more enemy shots.

Cyberware - Legs

Slot Item Description
1 reinforced tendons image cyberpunk 2077Reinforced Tendons My personal favorite makes traversing much easier.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this post on the best Tech Sniper build in Cyberpunk 2077. I went through build attributes, perk progression, gear recommendations, and tactics. This should be all the information you need to effectively utilize Tech Sniper rifles.

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Anonymous

Juste for " Cyberware - Circulatory System " Bioconductor and Second Heart it's not possible with 6 in body :/

Thanks! Updated with relevant cyberware