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Best Melee Weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, Ranked

Abhimannu Das
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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty has introduced tons of improvements to combat and melee weapons are better than ever before.
If you are looking for the best melee weapons to use in the game, we have you covered.

Cyberpunk 2077’s new Phantom Liberty expansion is out now and if you are looking for some of the best weapon options out there as a melee player, we have you covered. The good old choices from the base game are still as strong as ever but there are some new editions that absolutely wreak havoc. Here are the best melee weapons ranked by power level which you can use as a reference if you want to make your own build.

Best melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty

Gorilla Arms (Our recommendation)

Complete the "Beat on the Brat" questline to get yourself a pair of Gorilla Arms that can shred through enemies at close range. You can also get a pair from a Ripperdoc but it is not going to be cheap so we recommend opting for the story unlock instead.


Katanas are among the most iconic melee weapons in the game. They offer high damage and a decent attack speed. Some unique katanas like the "Satori" can be particularly powerful.

Mantis Blades

These cyberware implants replace your arms with deadly blades. They provide a unique and agile melee combat style with a mix of slashing and stabbing attacks.


The Monowire is a cyberware implant that acts as a whip-like weapon, dealing damage to multiple enemies at once. It's particularly effective in crowd control situations.

Sledgehammers and Baseball Bats

These heavy blunt weapons offer massive damage and can knock down enemies easily. They're excellent for taking down tougher foes. The best weapon in this archetype is Sasquatch's Hammer.

Crowbars and Pipe Wrenches

These weapons are effective and can be found early in the game. They may not have the flashiness of katanas or cyberware, but they get the job done.

Electric Batons

Electric batons can stun enemies, leaving them vulnerable to follow-up attacks. They are great for crowd control and dealing with groups of enemies.

Tire Iron

This weapon has a high crit chance, making it effective for critical hit builds.

Remember to mod your weapons and invest in skills and perks that complement your chosen melee style. Additionally, keep an eye out for iconic or unique melee weapons throughout the game, as they often have special properties that can make them more effective than standard weapons.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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