Cyberpunk 2077: Gunslinger Build (Pistols and Revolvers)

Cyberpunk 2077: Gunslinger Build (Pistols and Revolvers)

The Gunslinger’s Guide to Cyberpunk 2077

Welcome to the thrilling world of Cyberpunk 2077, where sleek and stylish handguns are your trusty companions in the heat of battle. These deadly weapons pack a punch and with the right skills and mods, they can turn you into a true gunslinging hero. Get ready to unleash the power of high crit stats and headshot mastery with this pistols-only build that will make enemies tremble in fear, no matter how tough they are! Here’s how to set it up.

The Pistolero Skill Build

Cyberpunk 2077 Handguns Tree
Handguns Core Skills Points
High Noon 3
Desperado 3
Rio Bravo 3
Long Shot Drop Pop 2
Wild West 1
Westworld 1
Brain Power 1
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 1
Cold Blood
Cold Blood 3
Easy Out 2
Will to Survive 2
Coagulant 1
Cold and Calculating 1
Frozen Precision 1
Merciless 1

To make this Pistol build work, you’ll need to invest in the skills listed above. These are the core skills that will turn you into a true gunslinger. But don’t stop there! Feel free to grab quality-of-life improvements like Gunslinger (faster pistol reloads) or Steady Hand (reduced pistol recoil) whenever you have perk points to spare.

And here’s a pro tip: once your Cool and Reflexes reach level 20, invest in Technical Ability. This will allow you to craft higher-tier weapons and upgrade your existing ones, so you can keep creating pistols until you find the perfect one. No need to hunt down good guns when you can make your own!

If survivability becomes an issue, invest in the Body attribute to boost your health. Getting this stat to 11 will unlock the Divided Attention skill in the Athletics tree, allowing you to reload while sprinting, sliding, and jumping. Talk about multitasking!

Cyberpunk 2077 Reloading a Revolver

For your primary weapon, you’ll want a revolver that can take down enemies with a single, well-placed headshot. The Overture revolver is the perfect choice, especially one with high headshot and critical damage modifiers. Look out for the iconic Crash revolver, which you can obtain by completing the Following the River quest given by River Ward.

As for your secondary, the M10-AF Lexington is a reliable automatic pistol that excels at applying status effects like Burn, EMP, and Poison. This is particularly useful against tougher enemies that the Overture might struggle with. If you’re looking for an iconic option, the Lizzie pistol can be found inside Lizzie’s bar after talking to Judy during the Automatic Love quest.

And don’t forget about mods! Keep an eye out for the following:

  • Fortuna (Clothes): Increases Crit Chance
  • Bully (Clothes): Increases Crit Damage
  • Penetrator (Weapon): Increases Crit Chance
  • Pacifier (Weapon): Increases Crit Chance
  • Crunch (Weapon): Increases Ranged Damage

These mods will enhance your pistol’s performance and help you become the ultimate gunslinger.


Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberware Guide

When it comes to Cyberware, this build offers plenty of options to suit your playstyle. The two mods that are essential for this build are Trajectory Analysis and Weakspot Detection. The former increases headshot damage, while the latter provides a bonus to critical hit chance. Both of these mods are Ocular System mods, so make sure you have Mk.3 Kiroshi optics to equip them.

To further enhance your gunslinging abilities, consider using Sandevistan and Kerenzikov, which make landing shots easier and help you navigate through tough situations. While not necessary, these cyberware implants can give you an extra edge. And don’t forget about implants that boost your health and armor, especially when playing on higher difficulties.

So there you have it, fellow gunslingers! With this powerful pistol build and the right weapons, skills, and cyberware, you’ll be unstoppable in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. Get out there and show Night City who’s the fastest gun in town!

Note: Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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