Blunt Weapon build - Cyberpunk 2077

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Blunt Weapon build

This post will cover the best Blunt weapon build in Cyberpunk 2077. In my opinion, these weapons do not get the same attention as katana and sword weapons.

However, running around with a golden bat or electrocuting cane can be charming in itself. Don't you agree?

Blunt Weapon build

The build's aim is very simple. Survive, stun and break enemy noses. There is nothing much to say and I will try to get out the most of this build by picking the correct perks, attributes, and gear.

blunt weapon build stats cyberpunk 2077

Of course, there are some tactics that you should use to survive and the build heavily relies on good gear.

Attributes

This section will cover the recommended attribute progression for Blunt Weapon build

Starting the game

At the start of the game, you may not start using blunt weapons instantly. However, the attributes that we choose will still improve the overall performance of V.

  • Cool +3.
  • Body +3. Increases damage with melee weapons.
  • Technical ability +1

Progression

Progressing through the game Body is the main attribute. It gives health, stamina, and increases damage with melee weapons.

Cool is another attribute that will benefit greatly, especially during long fights where you can stack up Cold Blood buffs.

Level Reflex Body Tech Cool Int
10 3 10 6 9 3
30 3 18 12 15 3
50 8 20 20 20 3

blunt weapon build attribtues cyberpunk 2077

Alternatives

If you want to maximize your critical chance there is an alternative, however, it needs some calculation whether it gives large improvements.

Instead of putting points to Reflexes add them to Intelligence. Then subtract 2 points or more if you do not need legendary gear from Technical Ability

Put those points to Intelligence.

This should allow you to get the Limbic System Enhancement Rare version for a 4% Crit Chance increase. Moreover, you can equip Visual Support Cortex for Crit Damage increase

Perks

This section will cover the best perks for Blunt Weapon build. Overall Your priority should be everything that increases melee damage. Later on, as you progress try getting crafting-related perks to craft some Epic or Legendary gear.

Street Brawler

I recommend taking only one level of perks that affect Stamina. Later as the game progresses this becomes less and less important as you have more of it.

Also, I do not really use blocking often so I found taking perks related to it redundant.

blunt weapon build streetbrawler perks cyberpunk 2077

Body Level Skill Description
1 Flurry x3 Increases damage from combo attacks with Blunt Weapons by 50%. 
1 Crushing Blows x3 Increases damage from Strong Attacks with Blunt Weapons by 30%. 
4 Juggernaut Increases Armor by 15% while blocking with a Blunt Weapon. 
4 Dazed x2 All attacks with Blunt Weapons have a 15/30% chance to apply Stun. 
6 Rush x2 Successful attacks with Blunt Weapons regenerate 3/5% Health over 2 sec. 
6 Efficient Blows x2 Reduces the Stamina cost of all attacks with Blunt Weapons by 25/50%. 
8 Opportune Strike Increases damage with Blunt Weapons against enemies affected by Stun by 50%. 
8 Human Fortress  Reduces the Stamina cost of blocking attacks by 50% while using a Blunt Weapon. 
10 Payback x3 Increase damage with Blunt Weapons by 1% for every 1% of missing Health. 
10 Reinvigorate Defeating an enemy by performing a Strong Attack with a Blunt Weapon restores 10/20/30% Stamina. 
12 Breathing Space  Increases Stamina regen while blocking with Blunt Weapons by 50%. 
12 Relentless Successful attacks with Blunt Weapons against enemies affected by Stun restore 20% Stamina. 
15 Thrash x2 Strong Attacks with Blunt Weapons reduce the target's Armor by 40% for 7 sec. 
15 Frenzy x2 Defeating an enemy increases damage with Blunt Weapons by 50% for 5 sec. 
18 Biding Time x1 Every 5 seconds, blocking an attack with a Blunt Weapon restores 5% Health. 
18 Unshakable x3 Successful attacks with Blunt Weapons against enemies affected by Stun restore 15% Health and 15% Stamina. 
20 Guerilla  Increases Crit Damage by 60% for 10 sec. after entering combat. +2% per Perk level. 

Athletics

I skip some health-related perks. However, you can definitely take them. For example Dog of War, Cardio Cure, etc. They boost Health regeneration greatly.

blunt weapon build athletics perks cyberpunk 2077

Body Level Skill Description
1 Regeneration Health slowly regenerates during combat. 
7 Epimorphosis Increases Health regen threshold from 60% to 65% in combat and to 100% out of combat. 
9 Steel and Chrome x2 Increases melee damage by 10/20%. 
12 Invincible Increases max health by 15%. 
12 Tenacious V  Getting hit does not interrupt Health regeneration. 
14 Marathoner Sprinting does not drain Stamina. 
18 Steel Shell  Increases Armor by 10%. 
20 The Rock  Enemies cannot knock you down. 
20 Indestructible  Reduces all incoming damage by 10%. 
20 Hard Motherfucker  When entering combat, Armor and Resistances increase by 10% for 10 sec. +1% per Perk level. 

Ninjutsu

Take a few perks from this tree to maximize the effectiveness of the Blunt weapon build.

blunt weapon build ninjutsu perks cyberpunk 2077

Cool Level Skill Description
7 Assassin Deal 15% more damage to human enemies. 
12 From the Shadows x2 Upon entering combat, Crit Chance increases by 20% for 7 sec. 
16 Hasty Retreat Temporarily boosts movement speed by 50% for 5 sec. when detected by an enemy.

Cold Blood

We prioritize quickhack-related perks. However, I definitely recommend taking more of the abilities in this tree if you will have free perks.

blunt weapon build cold blood perks cyberpunk 2077

Cool Level Skill Description
1 Cold Blood x3 After defeating an enemy, gain Cold Blood for 7 sec. and increase movement speed by 2%. Stacks up to 3 times. The duration of each additional stack is 1 sec. shorter. 
5 Blood Brawl x2 While Cold Blood is active, increases damage with melee weapons by 10%. 
9 Rapid Bloodflow x2 Increases Health regen inside and outside combat by 10% per stack of Cold Blood. 
9 Defensive Clotting x2 Increases Armor by 8% per stack of Cold Blood. 
11 Coolagulant Stacks of Cold Blood are removed one by one, not all at once. 
12 Predator x1 (optional) Increase attack speed by 10% per stack of Cold Blood. Due to the game limitations, some weapons have their attack speed capped very early. Test the perk to see if you really get increased attack speed.
14 Pain Is an Illusion  While Cold Blood is active, reduces damage taken by 5%. 
14 Cold and Calculating  Landing a Crit Hit has a 50% chance of applying a stack of Cold Blood. 
16 Critical Condition x2 Increases duration of Cold Blood by 50%. 
16 Coldest Blood x2 Increases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 2. 
18 Immunity  Grants immunity to Bleeding, Poison, Burn, and Shock when at least 4 stacks of Cold Blood are active. 
20 Bloodswell  Upon receiving lethal damage while Cold Blood is active, prevents death, consumes all stacks of Cold Blood, restoring 10% Health per stack, and grants Damage Immunity for 5 sec. Playing cannot gain Cold Blood while the perk is active. Cooldown 15 sec. 
20 Merciless  While Cold Blood is active, increases Crit Chance by 5% and Crit Damage by 25%. +1% Crit Chance and +3% Crit Damage per Perk level. 

Crafting

I have always loved having high crafting. Making the best weapons in the game will make your gameplay much easier, especially on high difficulties.

Shotgun build crafting perks cyberpunk 2077

Technical Ability Level Skill Description
1 Mechanic Gain more components when disassembling. 
5 True Craftsman Junk items are automatically disassembled. 
5 Scrapper Allows you to craft Rare items. 
11 Field Technician x2 Crafted weapons deal 5/10% more damage. 
12 Grease Monkey Allows you to craft Epic items. 
16 Tune-Up Allows you to upgrade lower-quality components into higher-quality ones. 
18 Edgerunner Artisan Allows you to craft Legendary items. 
20 Cutting Edge Improves damage and all damage-related stats of crafted weapons by 5%. 

Build tactics

I think a blunt weapon build does not require any specific tactics that would not be mentioned for a normal melee build. However, here are the main points:

  • Early in the game, you should concentrate on controlling your stamina usage. If it depletes you enter an exhausted state, which makes you slower. This is the hardest part of early game in my opinion.
  • Using stealth is a great option to take out a few enemies before being detected
  • Grenades are another good option to knock out a group of enemies while you clobber the ones near you.
  • Running away from mid-combat to hide is a viable strategy. This way you can restore HP by waiting or using Bounce Back

Equipment recommendations

This section will cover recommended gear for Blunt Weapon build.

Blunt Weapons

Item Description
Gold-Plated Baseball Bat Looks cool, has a unique effect that applies bleeding effect, and is probably the strongest blunt weapon
Cottonmouth What makes it powerful is that it can both deal Electrical and Chemical damage.
Tinker Bell Can knockout targets with Strong attacks. I think it is useful till the mid-game, as later on, you will probably not use strong attacks as much.

Mods

Mod name Description
cold shoulder cyberpunk 2077Cold Shoulder Increases damage by 5%.
scourge cyberpunk 2077Scourge Increases Crit Damage by 10%.
white-knuckled cyberpunk 2077White-Knuckled Increases Crit Chance by 2.5%.

Cyberware - Frontal Cortex

Slot Item Description
1 Heal-on-kill cyberpunk 2077Heal-On-Kill Instantly restores Health after defeating an enemy. This makes blunt weapon build much more resilient to encounters with multiple enemies.
2 Mechatronic Core Increases damage against drones, mechs, and robots

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
weakspot detection cyberpunk 2077Weakspot Detection Increases Crit Chance by 2%.
explosive analysis cyberpunk 2077Explosive Analysis If you plan on using Grenades

Cyberware - Circulatory System

I also suggest taking Tyrosine Injector if you have a hard time with the Breach Protocol time limit

Slot Item Description
1 biomonitor image cyberpunk 2077Biomonitor Instantly restores a large portion of health when it drops below a certain threshold.
2 microgenerator icon cyberpunk 2077Microgenerator Releases Electroshock when health drops below 15%.
3 second heart cyberpunk 2077Second Heart Another great option, especially early in the game when you may die often. It provides a second chance before you die.

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 Reflex Tuner Slows time when health drops below a certain threshold.

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

We will take any Berserker Operating system that provides an ample amount of melee-related stats boost for Blunt Weapons build.

Priority Item Description
1 Militech Berserk Mk.5  A very powerful Berserk version that increases melee damage and armor by 15%. Moreover, it provides a 40% health boost. The best option for Blunt Weapon build
2 Zetatech Berserk Mk.5 Gives 20% melee damage and armor boost. However, it only has 30 seconds duration.
3 Moore Tech Berserk Mk.3  Epic Berserk, which provides all needed stats for Blunt Weapon build: melee damage, health boost, health restoration on enemy kill, etc.
4 Moore Tech Berserk Mk.2  A rare version that can be obtained fairly early in the game. It also provides a melee damage boost, however, gives only a 15-second duration.

Operating system mods

Mod name Description
Beast Mode While Berserk is active, increases Armor, Resistances, and Health regeneration by 15%. Melee attacks deal 100% more damage when Berserk is active.
Bruising berserk Increases Berserk melee damage bonus
Devastating Berserk While Berserk is active, increases Crit Chance
Sharpened berserk While Berserk is active, increases Crit Damage

Cyberware - Skeleton

Slot Item Description
1 dense marrow image cyberpunk 2077Dense Marrow Reduces recoil of Ranged Weapons.
2 Synaptic signal optimizer imageSynaptic Signal Optimizer This cyberware greatly boosts overall health. This will be very useful to provide some bonus survivability.

Cyberware - Legs

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

Conclusion

This cover all that you need to know for the best Blunt weapon build in Cyberpunk 2077. We went through the attribute progression recommended perks and when they should be picked, and best gear

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