Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty: Best Katana Build


Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty: Best Katana Build

Aditi Joshi
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Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 is here, and its better than ever before. Enjoy new gameplay mechanics along with new weapons like katana.
Katana is known for its Japanese origins, representative of elegance and sharpness.
Learn how to create the best katana build for maximum damage in this article.

Get ready to dominate the neon-lit, futuristic metropolis of the Night City with Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.0. Enjoy a slew of changes, including new perks, weapons, and revamped gameplay mechanics. One of the weapons that has got the gaming community buzzing is the Katana, a melee weapon representative of sharpness and elegance. 

Find out the best katana build for yourself in Cyberpunk 2077 so that you can use the weapon like a pro, and inflict damage like never before. Continue reading to find out the best way to allocate attribution points for each skill. 

Best Katana Build Perks and Attributes

Using a katana requires precision, as it thrives on swiftness. In this build, players must aim for a high speed attack. Katanas are best suited for dynamic action and offensive maneuvers, prioritizing offense over defense and counterattack. If you're looking to inflict maximum damage, it's important to distribute your attribute points carefully. That said, you can also experiment with different perks that suit your gameplay. 

Thermal Katana

The following are the different attributes and the attribution points we have assigned to them:

Many may want to reduce 2 points from the body and put them in reflex, but the only thing that you’ll get is a finisher, which is basically useless if you are playing for maximum critical damage. Our objective is to inflict maximum damage without losing much of our own health. Therefore, it is important to distribute these points judiciously. 

Now, we will assign some perks to these skill trees. We will be presenting perks for only four skills since they are extremely crucial for increasing critical damage against your enemies. 

Skill Trees

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  1. Body - 18 points

Having assigned the body 18 points, we are looking at a perk that determines raw physical power and fortitude. Add the following skills to your build:

  • Pack mule

  • Regeneration

  • Steel and chrome

  • Invincible 

  • Tenacious V

  • Steel shell

  1. Reflexes - 18 points

Reflex is an attribute that determines your maneuverability and ability to evade enemy attacks. The following skills are perfect for reflex:

  • Sting like a bee

  • Judge, jury and executioner

  • Fiery blast

  • Blessed blade

  • Offensive defense

  • Float like a butterfly

  • Deathbolt

  • Unbroken spirit

  • Slow and steady

  1. Cool - 20 points

An important attribute here, this determines your stealth abilities and assassination skills. The following skills can boost this attribute:

  • Assassin

  • Silent and deadly

  • Strike from the shadows

  • Cold blood

  • Merciless

  • Blood brawl

  • Cold and calculating

  • Pain is an illusion

  • Critical condition

  • Coldest blood

  1. Technical ability - 12 points

Lastly, the technical ability determines your technical know-how. This is also where you’ll be using your cyberware. The following are the skills you must add:

  • Grease monkey

  • True craftsman

  • Field technician 

Best Cyberware for Katana Build

The cyberware is rather important for creating a strong katana build. These are enhancements that can be used to increase the body’s offensive abilities as well as immunize the body against maximum damage. Below, you will find all the cyberware skills needed for an ideal katana build that blends well with the attribution trees we have customized.

  1. Frontal Cortex 

  • Heal on Kill

  • Mechatronic Core

  1. Circulatory System

  • Second Heart

  • Bioconductor

  • Biomonitor

  1. Immune System

  • Pain Editor

  • Metabolic Editor

  1. Nervous System

  • Kerenzikov 

  1. Integumentary System

  • Subdermal Armor

  • Optical Camo

  • Heat Converter

  1. Operating System

  • Berserk 

  1. Skeleton 

  • Synaptic Signal optimizer

  • Dense Marrow (optional)

  • Microrotors 

  1. Hands

  • Smart Link

However, you can go without choosing anything for the hand slot. 

  1. Arms

  • Monowire

  1. Legs

  • Reinforced Tendons 

Well, this sums up all the attributions and points distribution stats that you needed to create a strong katana build. So, get ready to dominate the world of Cyberpunk 2077 with your damaging abilities. 

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Aditi Joshi is an English Literature student who indulges in the world of gaming when she's not working. She finds enjoyment in the immersive world of gaming.

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