Cyberpunk 2077: Top Melee Brawler Build (Patch 1.63)

Cyberpunk 2077: Top Melee Brawler Build (Patch 1.63)

Cyberpunk 2077 Melee Brawler Build Guide: Crush Your Enemies with Style

In the high-tech world of Cyberpunk 2077, where guns are a dime a dozen, sometimes all you need to survive is a good old baseball bat or a cybernetically-enhanced fist. That’s right, it’s time to unleash your inner juggernaut with a melee brawler build!

No need to worry about getting shot, because this tanky build lets you soak up bullets like a sponge while tossing enemies around with massive bats, hammers, or even your bare hands. It’s time to bring the pain to Night City’s underground communities!

Ah, the glorious gorilla arms!

Setting Up Your Melee Brawler Build

The Cyberpunk 2077 Melee Brawler Build primarily revolves around the Street Brawler and Athletics skill trees, so make sure to invest your perk points wisely. Here’s a breakdown of the core skills you’ll need:

Skill Tree Skill Name
Street Brawler Crushing Blows
Street Brawler Flurry
Street Brawler Rush
Street Brawler Dazed
Street Brawler Juggernaut
Street Brawler Efficient Blows
Street Brawler Human Fortress
Athletics Regeneration
Athletics True Grit
Athletics Gladiator
Athletics Steel and Chrome
Athletics Like A Butterfly
Athletics Invincible
Athletics Tenacious V
Cold Blood Cold Blood
Cold Blood Blood Brawl
Cold Blood Will To Survive
Cold Blood Pain Is An Illusion

These skills form the backbone of your build, providing you with the necessary tools to dominate in close-quarters combat. Make sure you have at least 20 Body and 14 Cool to unlock these skills. Prioritize getting these online as soon as possible while leveling up, so you can start unleashing mayhem!

If you want to go the extra mile, consider investing some points in Technical Ability to unlock high-tier weapon crafting and other bonuses. You can also put points into Reflex to equip more Cyberware and experiment with the Handguns and Assault trees.

The legendary gold-plated baseball bat.

When it comes to gear, any blunt melee weapon will do, but if you want the best of the best, get your hands on the Gold-Plated Baseball Bat. This beauty packs high base damage, a chance to stun, and even causes targets to bleed. It’s a real home run!

Another excellent option is the Gorilla Arms implants. These cybernetic enhancements turn your fists into cannons, allowing you to launch opponents across the room with your mighty strong attacks. Mod them with Thermal, Shock, Toxic, or Bleeding effects for some extra oomph!

When it comes to mods, look out for the Fortuna and Bully mods for your armor, which increase your crit chance and crit damage. You can also benefit from mods like Armadillo that boost your survivability by negating status effects. Keep an eye out for these mods at vendors or their crafting specs.

Cyberware: Augmenting Your Brawling Skills

Opening doors with style using your Gorilla Arms.

Your Cyberpunk 2077 melee brawler build isn’t complete without some powerful cyberware implants. Here are the essential ones you should aim for:

  • Neofiber (Nervous System)
  • Biomonitor (Circulatory System)
  • Dense Marrow (Skeleton)
  • Subdermal Armor (Integumentary System)
  • Pain Editor (Immune System)
  • Heal-on-Kill (Frontal Cortex)
  • Reinforced Tendons (Legs)

But wait, we can’t forget about the cherry on top of this cyberware sundae. The Zetatech Berserk Mk. 5 operating system is the perfect choice for your build. It offers bonuses to melee damage, armor, resistances, and even restores your health by 5% every time you defeat an enemy. You can purchase this bad boy from the Kabuki ripperdoc once you meet the requirements.

With your brawler build complete, it’s time to unleash chaos in Night City. Soak up bullets like a boss, send foes flying with your powerful strikes, and dominate your enemies with style!

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