Cyberpunk 2077: Top Katana Build (Patch 1.63)

Cyberpunk 2077: Top Katana Build (Patch 1.63)

Cyberpunk 2077: Become a Legendary Cyber-Samurai with the Katana Build!

Listen up, future Night City legends! In Cyberpunk 2077, a sharp blade can be just as deadly as any high-powered firearm, especially when you’re rocking a killer katana build. Prepare to unleash your inner cyber-samurai and make enemies quiver at the sight of your steel!

The Main Skills for Katana Mastery

Skill Tree Skill Name
Blades Roaring Waters
Flight of the Sparrow
Sting Like A Bee
Blessed Blade
Judge, Jury, and Executioner
Dragon Strike
Cold Blood Cold Blood
Blood Brawl
Coldest Blood

These are the essential skills you’ll need to unlock to deal devastating damage with katanas. While there are other perks to consider as you level up, these should be your top priorities. To unlock them, you’ll need 20 points in both Reflex and Cold Blood. So, flex those attributes and get ready to slash!

To maximize your one-shot potential, you’ll want to stack critical hit modifiers. The Roaring Waters and Judge, Jury, and Executioner skills are absolute game-changers for this. With crazy critical hit damage, you’ll slice through foes like a hot knife through butter. The Dragon Strike and Merciless skills also contribute to this goal, multiplying your damage output.

Now, as you level up, you’ll amass more skill points than you know what to do with. That’s when you can start investing in other Blades and Cold Blood skills, or even explore skill trees under different Attributes like Athletics and Engineering. Because why limit yourself to just being a cyber-samurai when you can be a cyber-everything?

Arm Yourself with the Best Katana

To make your one-shot dream a reality, you’ll need a mighty katana by your side. Look for one with high base damage and killer damage modifiers. Katana’s with high critical hit chance and critical hit damage are preferable over those with flamboyant elemental effects.

Now, here are three top contenders for the best-in-slot katana:

  • Satori: This beauty boasts a whopping 500% increased critical hit damage! However, it has a slightly lower base damage. The catch? You can only find it in Saburo Arasaka’s personal vehicle during The Heist in Act 1.
  • Jinchu Maru: This bad boy grants you a delightful 100% critical hit chance while Kerenzikov is active. You’ll earn this gem after defeating Oda during the Play It Safe main story quest.
  • Scalpel: Equip this slicer, and you’ll gain an extra 50% critical hit chance while under the effects of Sandevistan. It’s a reward for finishing the Big in Japan side quest.

While all three katanas have their merits, the Scalpel reigns supreme for this build, especially if you plan on using a Sandevistan. However, once you’ve got sufficient critical hit chance, the scalpel loses its edge. So, keep a spare Epic katana handy for late-game shenanigans.

Now, let’s talk mods. For your weapons, go for the Scourge and White Knuckle mods. When it comes to clothing, the Fortuna and Bully mods are your best bet. These mods boost your critical stats, turning you into a katana-wielding nightmare!

Upgrade Your Cyberware to Dominate the Streets

Prepare to augment yourself for ultimate domination! The core of this build revolves around the Sandevistan cyberware, boosting your DPS and making you practically invincible. All Sandevistans grant bonus critical hit chance, perfectly complementing the crit-related passives from the Blades tree. Plus, their time-slowing effect allows you to wipe out enemies before they even know what hit them. That’s right, you’ll be the ghost of Night City, leaving no one alive to testify against you!

When it comes to Sandevistan options, you’ve got two solid choices:

  • Militech “Falcon” Mk. 5: This one amps up both your critical hit chance and critical hit damage. It slows time by 30%.
  • Zetatech Mk. 3: The Zetatech alternative has a more potent 50% time-slowing effect. However, it doesn’t boost your crit damage.

The Zetatech Mk. 3 can potentially outshine the Falcon if you use additional cybernetic implants to compensate for the missed crit damage boost. Look for Body mods like Visual Cortex Support and Limbic System Enhancement. These are essential for crit-related builds, so grab them as soon as you can.

The rest of your cyberware slots are up to your personal preference. We highly recommend getting implants that improve stamina efficiency and reduce incoming damage. Because a legendary cyber-samurai needs some serious staying power!

Now, grab your katana, equip your cyberware, and unleash chaos upon Night City. Become the legendary warrior Cyberpunk 2077 was meant to witness. Remember, the streets are yours to conquer!

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