Sandevistan Build - 150%+ Crit DMG, Ultimate Cyberpsycho

Sandevistan Build - 150%+ Crit DMG, Ultimate Cyberpsycho - Cyberpunk 2077

By zanuffas
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I will go through the Best Sandevistan Build for Cyberpunk 2077 in this post. This will be the ultimate setup for almost endless time-slow, huge damage, and fun gameplay to shred any opponent you encounter in the night city. This kind of works with any weapon type, but the best are Katanas and modded Shotguns.

Sandevistan Build - Ultimate Cyberpsycho

The old Deadeye build can be accessed - Gunslinger Build and Blade Build - Samurai Katana Build.

With this build, I wanted to create the Ultimate Sandevistan build that in some part reflects those ultimate Cyberpsychos. The build works with any weapon type. The idea is to use expensive cyberware to pump up the Sandevistan duration, in case one use is not enough. Of course, I will offer some alternatives if you cannot obtain or afford them.

Next, a key aspect is maximizing damage via cyberware and attribute point allocations. In the late game, you can also optimize for random rolls using Driver Update perk icon cyberpunk 2077Driver Update​ + Chipware Connoisseur perk icon cyberpunk 2077Chipware Connoisseur​ to get incremental damage bonuses to melee weapons or headshot multipliers.

With all of the preparation, you will be able to reach 150%+ critical hit damage and almost guaranteed critical hits. To top it all Sandevistan will give constant time slow, so you will have no problems taking on even the strongest opponents like MaxTac.

If this has inspired you to try out the build, let's go!


First, let's go through attributes, they provide stat bonuses and unlock new perks. The more points you invest the better options you unlock that allow creating the Sandevistan build.

Starting Game

Here are the attributes you should take at the game's start. You can allocate a total of 7 points.

I recommend checking Cyberpunk 2077 beginner tips to avoid missing or misunderstanding important things early in the game.

Attribute Allocation Description
ico_bodyBody +2 Unlocks the first-tier perks.
ico_refReflexes +3 Gives access to weapon-handling perks.
ico_techTechnical Ability +2 Unlocks the first-tier perks.

End Game Attributes

Here is how the end-game setup would look with the build once you have all the attributes sorted out:

I will cover the build to Level 57, the build becomes effective much earlier, however, for the maximum damage that you see in the showcase, maximizing some of the attributes is necessary.
Attribute Allocation Description
ico_refReflexes 20 This tree will unlock a lot of important features - improved mobility with Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Dash, Katana perks, and SMG or Assault Rifle perks (if you will use them)
ico_bodyBody 15 The main goal is obtaining Adrenaline Rush perk icon cyberpunk 2077Adrenaline Rush​ which gives a big survivability boost with an additional layer of HP. The body also gives access to Shotgun perks if you will use them.
ico_techTechnical Ability 20 The main goal of high Tech is to get access to increased Cyberware Capacity. Sandevistan build is hungry for some iconic options and bonus capacity will benefit it greatly.
ico_coolCool 20 Cool serves a secondary role, and should only be invested late in the game. The main reason is that it will be used to maximize damage with critical hits.
ico_intIntelligence 3 Not a relevant attribute for the build.
Need help with level-by-level attribute/perk progression? For my supporters on Ko-Fi or Patreon, I offer attribute picks on each level, for optimal progression.


Let's go through the perks of the Sandevistan Build. You will need about 60+ perk points for the build, and the base game awards about 80 with skills progression and perk shards. So some should be left to adjust the build to your needs.

Reflexes Perks

I would say these are the core perks of the build in terms of direct combat - mobility and katanas.

reflexes perks cyberpunk 2077

Level 4 Perks

Perk Description
Slippery perk icon cyberpunk 2077Slippery Base perk, that we will need to progress to other levels
Muscle Memory perk icon cyberpunk 2077Muscle Memory Gives you more agility in combat as you can reload while sprinting.
Multitasker perk icon cyberpunk 2077Multitasker Although not mandatory, having the option to shoot while moving fast can be handy.
Parkour! perk icon cyberpunk 2077Parkour! Better maneuverability while moving over obstacles.

Level 9 Perks

Finally, you will be able to get the first mobility perk. It is useful both for exploration and combat

Perk Description
Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Dash Another new perk that gives a short dash to avoid or get close to the enemies.
Can't Touch This perk icon cyberpunk 2077Can't Touch This A 100% mitigation chance while dodging is very valuable. This will give you a higher chance of reaching an enemy if you are under heavy fire.
Mad Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Mad Dash Gives increased range with Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Dash, allowing you to instantly reach an enemy.

Katana perks - are only relevant if you are picking katanas.

Perk Description
Lead and Steel perk icon cyberpunk 2077Lead and Steel This is an awesome mechanic that allows you to block incoming bullets. Be sure that enemies are attacking you only from one side, as it does not work if being shot from the back
Bullet Deflect perk icon cyberpunk 2077Bullet Deflect You can now redirect bullets back to enemies. This is very useful as you both deal damage and stagger enemies, allowing you to jump on them. I recommend this at least early in the game. For the late game, it kind of loses its purpose as you can use Sandevistan.
Seeing Double perk icon cyberpunk 2077Seeing Double (Optional) Although the perk may not be useful, you want to take it to unlock Flash and ThunderclapFlash and Thunderclap. If you do not take it, skip this one
Flash and Thunderclap perk icon cyberpunk 2077Flash and Thunderclap (Optional) A strong attack will now do a jump that closes the distance. The perk is optional, many katanas come with this action, so check their descriptions

Level 15 Perks

Perk Description
Air Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Air Dash The additional layer of traversing while in the air.
Aerial Acrobat perk icon cyberpunk 2077Aerial Acrobat Gives a finer control over air movement. Together with Sandevistan you can perfectly and close to the enemy for an attack.
Aerodynamic perk icon cyberpunk 2077Aerodynamic Additional protection while being in the air.
Need help with level-by-level Perk progression? For my supporters on Ko-Fi or Patreon, I offer optimal progression at each level, to pick correct perks.

Level 20 Perks

Perk Description
Tailwind perk icon cyberpunk 2077Tailwind Although this perk may seem like an average pick, it does serve a strong purpose - stamina regeneration. When you are in prolonged combat and constantly slashing with Katana, a double jump + lunge will restore a bit of stamina allowing for another flurry of attacks.
Slaughterhouse perk icon cyberpunk 2077Slaughterhouse I would say this is an optional perk. So put points into it later in the game. It does not give any direct damage bonuses, but its bonuses are still relevant.

Technical Ability Perks

This tree will improve the cyberware capacity and allow you to maximize the number of slots. It will also give a healing item boost, in case you are pinned down during loud combat.

technical ability perks cyberpunk 2077

Level 4 Perks

Perk Description
Glutton for War perk icon cyberpunk 2077Glutton for War You will be taking out a lot of enemies, so why not faster healing item recharge?

Level 9 Perks

Perk Description
Health Freak perk icon cyberpunk 2077Health Freak You now have 3 health recharge items, making combat a bit easier.
Borrowed Time perk icon cyberpunk 2077Borrowed Time Gives instant health item recharge when taking out an enemy when being close to death.
All Things Cyber perk icon cyberpunk 2077All Things Cyber Mandatory perk as we will need as much Cyberware as we can. Reduces its costs
Renaissance Punk perk icon cyberpunk 2077Renaissance Punk With this build, we will have 4 attributes above 9, so worth taking it.
Chrome Constitution perk icon cyberpunk 2077Chrome Constitution With Samurai build we are filling all the slots with chrome, so reduced damage is nice.
Driver Update perk icon cyberpunk 2077Driver Update These perks should go together, I also only recommend these for the late game. This will allow unlocking additional stat modifiers which then could be optimized for decreased enemy vision or damage.
Chipware Connoisseur perk icon cyberpunk 2077Chipware Connoisseur

Level 15 Perks

Perk Description
License to Chrome perk icon cyberpunk 2077License to Chrome Improves Skeleton cyberware and unlocks a new slot for even more chrome
Extended Warranty perk icon cyberpunk 2077Extended Warranty The increased duration will work on Kerenzikov and other cyberware effects, although without an operating system, it is not as impactful.
Ambidextrous perk icon cyberpunk 2077Ambidextrous Unlocks another slot for hands.
Cyborg perk icon cyberpunk 2077Cyborg​ (Optional) This perk should be taken if you have all cyberware slots filled and want a bit of improved cyberware cooldown for Sandevistan, Coutnershell, etc. The bonus is good, but can be difficult to fill all the slots early on. So that's why I recommend this only for the late game.
Pyromania perk icon cyberpunk 2077Pyromania These perks go hand in hand. You will be getting Pyromania perk icon cyberpunk 2077Pyromania​ stacks from Shock-n-Awe and Ticking Time Bomb perk icon cyberpunk 2077Ticking Time Bomb. Moreover, Heat Shield perk icon cyberpunk 2077Heat Shield​ will make so that this results in much higher survivability.
Heat Shield perk icon cyberpunk 2077Heat Shield

If using Tech weapons - something like Raiju.

Perk Description
Bolt perk icon cyberpunk 2077Bolt These perks together will improve tech weapon charge time and make it easier to activate Bolt perk icon cyberpunk 2077Bolt​. For this Sandevistan build I recommend using fast-charging weapons, which makes it easy to use them while the time is slowed down.
Internal Clock perk icon cyberpunk 2077Internal Clock
Shock Value perk icon cyberpunk 2077Shock Value
Lightning Storm perk icon cyberpunk 2077Lightning Storm

Level 20 Perks

Perk Description
Edgerunner perk icon cyberpunk 2077Edgerunner Increases cyberware capacity allowing to stack up some very powerful iconic ones later in the game.
Ticking Time Bomb perk icon cyberpunk 2077Ticking Time Bomb Together with Pyromania perk icon cyberpunk 2077Pyromania,​ you will be able to get an additional stack. Moreover, this will give a bonus 50% damage reduction for a few seconds while sandevistan is active.

Body Perks

The tree is left with minimal investments as the build aims for a non-direct combat approach.

body perks cyberpunk 2077

Level 4 Perks

Perk Description
Painkiller perk icon cyberpunk 2077Painkiller A very valuable perk that is recommended for any build. We also need it for the progression
Dorph-head perk icon cyberpunk 2077Dorph-head Blood Pump will be one of the main Cyberware that we use to drastically boost HP restoration
Comeback Kid perk icon cyberpunk 2077Comeback Kid Improves HP regeneration as you get closer to death.
Speed Junkie perk icon cyberpunk 2077Speed Junkie As you will be constantly moving no matter if using katanas, shotguns, or SMGs, the increased HP regeneration is helpful.
Army of One perk icon cyberpunk 2077Army of One Specifically relevant if using Katanas or Shotguns where you will be close to enemies.
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Level 9 Perks

Perk Description
Die! Die! Die! perk icon cyberpunk 2077Die! Die! Die! Improved shotgun handling as stamina decreases.
Don't Stop Me Now perk icon cyberpunk 2077Don't Stop Me Now Together with Countershell, Neofiber, and this perk, your survivability will increase.
Bullet Ballet perk icon cyberpunk 2077Bullet Ballet Better precision while using Shotguns.

Level 15 Perks

Perk Description
Adrenaline Rush perk icon cyberpunk 2077Adrenaline Rush This is a huge survivability boost for any build that uses Overclock perk icon cyberpunk 2077Overclock, as an additional layer protects from one-shot kills when you are low on HP.
Juggernaut perk icon cyberpunk 2077Juggernaut Adds additional damage and movement speed while Adrenaline Rush perk icon cyberpunk 2077Adrenaline Rush​ is active.
Calm Mind perk icon cyberpunk 2077Calm Mind Delay of the Adrenaline decay.
Unstoppable Force perk icon cyberpunk 2077Unstoppable Force It's a decent perk, that can be crucial in some encounters, where you could be knocked out.

If using Shotguns:

Perk Description
Spontaneous Obliteration perk icon cyberpunk 2077Spontaneous Obliteration Instant enemy kill, with multiple shotgun pellets, is a good addition to the weapon.
Rush of Blood perk icon cyberpunk 2077Rush of Blood Additional speed is great when you will be in the heat of combat and will need reloading shotgun every few shots.
Close-quarters Carnage perk icon cyberpunk 2077Close-quarters Carnage Improved Obliterate chance from the close range.

Cool Perks

To be honest, I do not recommend picking any perks from this. If you are interested in using Pistols or Snipers, I would rather look at my other builds that utilize Sandevistan:

  • Gunslinger Build - uses various pistols and engages in direct combat
  • Stealth Build - concentrates on invisibility and silent shots with pistols and snipers.
  • Sniper Build - uses various snipers in combat.

As I mentioned, this attribute's purpose is to only increase the attunement bonuses that you get from various cyberware.

Perks - Relic

These perks are available with Phantom Liberty DLC. They will give further improvements to some of the game mechanics.

relic perks sandevistan build cyberpunk 2077

Priority Perk Description
1 Vulnerability Analytics perk icon cyberpunk 2077Vulnerability Analytics Shows enemy weak spots, which when hit, create an electricity explosion. It is especially useful against robots and stronger enemies which are hard to chip away with just melee  attacks
2 Machine Learning perk icon cyberpunk 2077Machine Learning Improves Vulnerability AnalyticsVulnerability Analytics by making them appear faster and giving a higher critical damage boost

Equipment for Sandevistan Build

This section will cover what gear I recommend using with the Corpo build. Always try to obtain the highest tier equipment as it provides the best stats and most modification slots.


Item Description
byakko cyberpunk 2077Byakko Very powerful katana, that now has a unique combo effect after killing an enemy. It releases a flurry of hits, easily chipping away at any enemy.
scalpel cyberpunk 2077Scalpel This is the best katana after Act 1 and early Act 2 that you can get, specifically if you are using Sandevistan. While under its effect you will get a bonus of 50% critical chance.
errata katana cyberpunk 2077Errata A newly introduced fire katana. What makes it special is that hitting enemies on fire deals critical hits. The Katana has a 30% burn chance, but you can also apply it via Incendiary Grenade, Projectile Launch System, etc.
satori cyberpunk 2077Satori The first major katana that you will obtain playing through the story. It will be quickly replaced by the next one.


Item Description
sovereign cyberpunk 2077Sovereign Satisfying weapon that becomes extremely deadly with Microgenerator cyberware. The shock damage gets applied constantly as it reloads every shot.
pozhar xmod2 cyberpunk 2077Pozhar x-MOD2 Has a big magazine and a fast fire rate. I recommend using it together with Kneel and Firecracker mods.
crusher cyberpunk 2077Crusher Comes with a higher damage, but if you are using the combo below, it is inferior due to the lower amount of pellets released. I recommend using it together with Kneel and Firecracker mods.

Here is a shotgun mod combination that I urge you to try out if you can land 2 modification slots.

Modification Description
kneel cyberpunk 2077Kneel Use this together with Firecracker to create exploding puddles that dismember targets. This is the ultimate destruction combo that will make enemies die instantly. Sadly, it does not work well for bosses.
firecracker cyberpunk 2077Firecracker


Item Description
raiju cyberpunk 2077Raiju Effective and deadly tech submachine gun. It is the only iconic one in the game of this type.
problem solver cyberpunk 2077Problem Solver Extremely fast submachine gun, which can be hard to control without perks and cyberware. However, it's very satisfying to use as you just melt enemies.


Cyberware is a unique mechanic that allows us to fill the build with implants. Early games can be quite difficult as you will have limited capacity. However, as you progress and drop more Capacity Shards, you will be able to equip more.

Sandevistan build is hungry for Cyberware capacity. I use all the best items to reach the huge damage potential. So I will also try to provide some inferior alternatives in case you will need more capacity.

Visit ripperdocs every 10 levels. They get higher-tier cyberware that gives a huge boost to stats and their effects. This will have a huge impact on the build performance.

First Priority Cyberware

This is what is essential to make the build work. I would even recommend dropping everything else to equip these if cyberware capacity doesn't allow it. These cyberware selections make the core of the build.

sandevistan build first priority cyberware cyberpunk 2077

Slot Cyberware Description
Skeleton 1 spring joints cyberpunk 2077Spring Joints Improves mitigation strength, complementing other cyberware like Countershell, and Neofiber.
Skeleton 2 epimorphic skeleton cyberpunk 2077Epimorphic Skeleton A big boost to HP and armor greatly improves survivability.
Nervous System 1 neofiber cyberpunk 2077Neofiber Together with Countershell and Spring Joints, these will increase your survivability.
Integumentary System 1 countershell cyberpunk 2077Countershell One of my favorite cyberware. With this, when under heavy fire or using quickhacks with Overclock perk icon cyberpunk 2077Overclock, you will get a big boost to mitigation chance, greatly reducing incoming damage.
Integumentary System 3 chiting cyberpunk 2077Chitin If you want extreme armor protection and a big boost to health regeneration.
painducer cyberpunk 2077Painducer
For medium or long-ranged combat this is my recommended pick.
subdermal armor cyberpunk 2077Subdermal Armor A simple cyberware that has a high armor-to-cyberware capacity cost ratio.
Operating System 1 militech falcon sandevistanMilitech "Falcon" Sandevistan For this type of build where you do not need the biggest time slow, this sandevistan serves its purpose well. Moreover, you get increased weapon damage.
militech apogee sandevistan cyberpunk 2077Militech "Apogee" Sandevistan This version of Sandevistan provides a bit higher damage bonuses but comes with a shorter duration and increased cyberware capacity cost.
dynalar sandevistan cyberpunk 2077Dynalar Sandevistan This is the base version that I recommend using from early levels.
Circulatory System 1 biomonitor cyberpunk 2077Biomonitor Automatically heals, makes the combat somewhat easier, as you do not have to worry how long it takes to use a healing item.
Circulatory System 2 blood pump cyberpunk 2077Blood Pump The most powerful healing item in the game, it heals during a few-second span.
heal on kill cyberpunk 2077Heal-On-Kill I would say this is the safest option, it gives an additional layer of HP restoration.
Legs reinforced tendons cyberpunk 2077Reinforced Tendons My personal favorite makes traversing much easier.
fortified ankles cyberpunk 2077Fortified Ankles Gives the highest jumps and high boost to armor compared to cyberware capacity cost. But you need to hold the jump button.

Second Priority Cyberware

This is what you should be getting once you have the core cyberware, or you have free capacity.

second priority cyberware sandevistan build cyberpunk 2077

Slot Cyberware Description
Frontal Cortex 1 newton module cyberpunk 2077Axolotl This cyberware will take the build to the ultimate level. It has a very steep cyberware capacity cost. But it gives cooldown reductions for almost everything.
newton module cyberpunk 2077Newton Module It gives a cyberware cooldown reduction after taking out an enemy. It is not much, however, with multiple kills, the effect adds up.
Skeleton 3 dense marrow cyberpunk 2077Dense Marrow Gives a substantial melee damage boost at the cost of more stamina usage.
kinetic frame cyberpunk 2077Kinetic Frame I would recommend this only if you are relying on ranged weapons, as melee options will drain stamina too fast.
Face 1 kiroshi cockatrice optics cyberpunk 2077Kiroshi "Cockatrice" Optics If you can afford the cyberware cost, this is impressive cyberware that will give a higher chance of a critical hit with pistols.
basic kiroshi optics cyberpunk 2077Basic Kiroshi Optics Simple eye cyberware, that also improves headshot damage.
Nervous System 2 stabber cyberpunk 2077Stabber Go for Stabber if you are mostly using Katanas. A cheaper option could be the Adrenaline Converter if you are limited on cyberware capacity. However, in the late game, I would prioritize the third slot to equip Deep-Field Visual Interface which will give a huge damage boost once you have 20 Cool.
adrenaline converter cyberpunk 2077Adrenaline Converter
Integumentary System 3 shock n awe cyberpunk 2077Shock-N-Awe This cyberware gives a big area of effect damage boost. As you will be constantly shot by enemies, the shockwaves will trigger Pyromania perk icon cyberpunk 2077Pyromania​ and deal adequate damage.

Final Cyberware setup

Here are the final pieces of cyberware that the build will benefit cyberware setup cyberpunk 2077

Slot Cyberware Description
Frontal Cortex 2 quantum tuner cyberpunk 2077Quantum Tuner If you can obtain this one, it is one of the best cyberware to have for cooldown heavy build. Just remember that it will be used up fast due to multiple cyberware utilizing it - Sandevistan, Reflex Tuner, Countershell, etc. I would remove Reflex Tuner if you started using this one as this would greatly extend the duration of the Sandevistan operating system.
mechatronic core cyberpunk 2077Mechatronic Core Just an alternative cyberware to fill the slot. It is also useful, as robots are quite sturdy foes.
Nervous System 3 deep field visual interface cyberpunk 2077Deep-Field Visual Interface If you want to maximize damage at the cost of survivability using this cyberware will give 20% critical damage with 20 cool. I recommend equipping this in the late game.
reflex tuner cyberpunk 2077Reflex Tuner A cheap alternative that improves weakspot damage, until you can afford Deep-Field Visual Interface.
Hands 1 microgenerator cyberpunk 2077Microgenerator If you will be using Shotguns, their small clips make this cyberware the perfect option for additional shock damage.
Circulatory System 3 second heart cyberpunk 2077Second Heart The last slot for the Circulatory System can be adjusted based on your requirements. If going for Katanas, Microrotors is almost mandatory. If using ranged weapons Isometric Stabilizer or Clutch Padding is the perfect choice. If you have a large cyberware capacity Second Heart will be a huge survivability boost.
isometric stabilizer cyberpunk 2077Isometric Stabilizer
clutch padding cyberpunk 2077Clutch Padding
microrotors cyberpunk 2077Microrotors

How to Use the Build

Here I would like to share some general tips that I would like to recommend for the best approach using this build.

Core Mechanics

Let's go through what I think are the core mechanics of the build to maximize its effectiveness.

Finishers with Sandevistan

This is the main problem that Sandevistan creates when using it together with Finisher: Bladerunner perk icon cyberpunk 2077Finisher: Bladerunner. If the finisher is activated while Sandy is active, this will waste precious time and not stop its usage.

An alternative is to deactivate Sandevistan (if you are using Militech ones) and only then do a finisher. However, in the late game, stopping might just take too long and the enemy might just be killed with the next attack.

Overall, this needs some practice to be used together. However, Finishers play an important role in Stamina management so let's get into that.

Stamina Management

As with all the builds, especially melee ones, stamina management is important. You can use Finisher: Bladerunner perk icon cyberpunk 2077Finisher: Bladerunner​ (when Sandevistan is deactivated) to have an animation that makes you invincible and allows natural stamina restoration.

Another option I recommend is the Tailwind perk icon cyberpunk 2077Tailwind​ perk which can be utilized in your combat rotations. For example, after each enemy you kill, you can use double jump + Air Dash perk icon cyberpunk 2077Air Dash​ to get close to the next target and then Hold the attack button if using Byakko, to activate the Lunge attack.

This way you will restore stamina and will reach your next target instantly. Your attack speed will not drop down allowing your attacks to be at full efficiency.

Look for Cyberware with specific bonus rolls

When upgrading or buying cyberware you can obtain additional modifiers. This is like "end-game" rolls to help min-max the build. I would only invest in this once you have everything covered. To be honest the bonuses are minimal.

cyberware bonus modifiers cyberpunk 2077

I would look for these:

  • Melee Damage - will increase katana damage
  • Headshot Damage - improves headshot damage, specifically with ranged weapons.
  • Crit Damage - improves overall damage.

Maintaining high Mitigation Chance

This is an important aspect of the build, that will allow it to survive against multiple enemies at the same time if you will engage in direct combat. Mitigation Chance is like a second layer of armor, that works with a specific chance. Mitigation Strength is what goes together to ensure how "Strong" the mitigation effect will be.

  1. Dorph-head perk icon cyberpunk 2077Dorph-head​ - 100% mitigation chance
  2. Can't Touch This perk icon cyberpunk 2077Can't Touch This​ - 100% mitigation chance
  3. Countershell + Neofiber + Spring Joints + Kinetic Frame - 78% mitigation chance and 80% mitigation strength.
  4. Stacks of Pyromania perk icon cyberpunk 2077Pyromania​ + Heat Shield perk icon cyberpunk 2077Heat Shield​ that will be activated from Shock-n-Awe and Ticking Time Bomb perk icon cyberpunk 2077Ticking Time Bomb​ resulting in a 50% mitigation chance.

So for most of the combat, you will be able to soak up a lot of damage. Of course, there will be a second or two intervals, where none of these effects will apply as they will be on cooldown. So that's when you will be the weakest.

Reaching high Critical Damage

One of the selling points of this build is that you can reach a very high critical damage bonus of 150%+

150% crit damage sandevistan build cyberpunk 2077

Here are key aspects:

So with total, you can easily reach above 150% which will be a huge damage increase.

Early Game Combat

Okay, let's go through some early-game combat approaches. I recommend checking Cyberpunk 2077 beginner tips for additional information on the early game combat.

Use anything on hand

The early game for melee builds is very punishing, especially on harder difficulties. So just use anything you have on hand - pistols, assault rifles, etc. With some practice and more knowledge of the game encounters it will become fairly easy to survive difficult encounters with only melee.

Use Grenades

Consumables like grenades are another great choice to give some crowd control for free. Just throw them on the enemy that you want to stagger. This is a great way to open the encounter if you see a few enemies grouped up.

Visit ripperdoc at level 10

Once you reach level 10, a new tier of cyberware will be unlocked. For this reason, visit any ripperdocs in the Night City. This is when you will get access to uncommon-tier operating systems.

You will be able to buy your first Sandevistan, making the combat much easier as you will be able to slow down time and mow down your foes.

Late Game Combat

For the Corpo Assassin build, the late game opens up even more options as you get better quickhacks and improved cyberware. I think you should already have your preferred playstyle. Overall, it's pretty simple as you slow down time and take down enemies one by one - be it melee or ranged weapons. But here are some additional tips:

  • Using Sandevistans together with Axolotl will reward fast kills. So try to take down weaker enemies first to maintain the duration.
  • If using Byakko, try to kill a weak enemy before you jump on a stronger one. This way you will get the increased attack speed bonus to instantly chip away at the boss.
  • If Sandevistan ends, the fastest way to refill it... you guessed it - more fast kills. You can also activate/deactivate it at will if you are using the Iconic ones.

Besides this, there is nothing else much that I can recommend as it all comes down to your skills as a player.


Thank you for reading this post on the Sandevistan build in Cyberpunk 2077. This is a truly powerful build especially in the late game when you make all the optimizations and equip iconic cyberware. You can slow down time for the whole encounter, deal crazy amounts of damage, and run around while enemies barely move an inch.

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