Cyberpunk 2077: Best Engineer Build

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There are a lot of different ways for you to build your V in Cyberpunk 2077. With the plethora of toys and abilities at your disposal, you can create just about any kind of V you want, including that of an Engineer.


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Added to the game as part of the 2.0 update, which coincided with the release of the Phantom Liberty expansion, the Engineer build is focused on making the most out of grenades, Tech weapons, and Cyberware. Just make sure you know what you’re doing before jumping into building out this well-rounded build.

Best Attributes

Cyberpunk 2077 - Attribute Screen in 2.0

When you are building out your Engineer build, you will want to focus on three Attribute categories: Technical Ability, Body, and Reflexes.

While the other categories are useful, these three are where the meat of the build is going to come from.

To start out your build, invest the following amount of points into each Attribute category:

  • Body: 10
  • Cool: 5
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Reflexes: 8
  • Technical Ability: 10

As you progress through the game, it is recommended to focus on Technical Ability, with Reflexes and Body coming at a close second. Alternate putting points into Technical Ability, and then for the next one, choose either Body or Reflexes. Then repeat.

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Best Perks

Cyberpunk 2077 - Perks Screen in 2.0

Each Attribute category comes with its own set of Perks that you can unlock to help build your Engineer even further.

Technical Ability Perks

Here are the Perks you want to get in the Technical Ability skill tree.

Perk Name

Perk Level

Perk Description

Renaissance Punk

1

Increases Cyberware capacity for each Attribtue you have at 9 or higher.

Chrome Constitution

1

Reduces damage based on having all Cyberware slots filled.

Driver Update

1

All Cyberware gets an additional stat modifier.

Extended Warranty

1

Increases the duration of Cyberware effects.

Cyborg

1

Reduces Cyberware cooldowns if slots are filled.

Built Different

1

Unlocks Cellular Adapter Cyberware.

Ambidextrous

1

Unlocks a new Cyberware slot for your Hands.

Lightning Storm

1

Increases the Charge Speed after firing a Bolt.

Chain Lightning

1

Causes Bolt to deal Eletrical damage.

Edgerunner

1

Exceed your Cyberware capacity by up to 50 points, at the cost of reducing Health for each point.

Shock Value

1

Causes Bolts you fire to ignore Armor.

License to Chrome

3

Unlocks a new Cyberware slot for Skeleton.

Bolt

3

Increases your efficiency with Tech weapons.

Reflexes Perks

Here are the Perks you want to get in the Reflexes skill tree.

Perk Name

Perk Level

Perk Description

Slippery

1

Makes it harder for enemies to hit you the faster you are moving.

Muscle Memory

1

Reload while sprinting.

Multitasker

1

Shoot while sprinting.

Power Slide

1

Increases your Slide distance.

Tunnel Vision

1

Improves your range and accuracy.

Gundancer

1

Aiming won’t slow movement.

Aerodynamic

1

Improves Mitigation Strength while in midair.

Aerial Acrobat

1

Improves your midair maneverability.

Tailwind

1

Get a Stamina bonus when Air Dashing or Double Jumping.

Salt In The Wound

1

Shooting the same target 7 consecutive times deals bonus damage.

Practice Makes Perfect

1

Increases your Critical Damage and Chance per stack of Sharpshooter.

Shoot To Chill

1

Increases Armor Penetration for automatic weapons.

Dash

2

Allows you to move dash out of harm’s way instead of just dodging.

Ready, Rested, Reloaded

2

Reduces Stamina cost for firing AR’s and SMG’s

Air Dash

3

Reduces Dash stamina cost as well as gives you the ability to dash in the air.

Sharpshooter

3

Improves your efficiency when aiming.

Body Attribute Perks

Here are the Perks you want to get in the Body skill tree.

Perk Name

Perk Level

Perk Description

Painkiller

1

Give you health regeneration in combat.

Dorph-Head

1

Gives a 100% Mitigation Chance when using BLood Pump cyberware or Health items.

Comeback Kid

1

Gives you health regeneration for every percent of your health missing.

Dont Stop Me Now

1

Improves Mitigation Strength and Chance when below 33% Stamina.

Bullet Ballet

1

Improves bullet spread when moving.

Like A Feather

1

Negates movement penalty with shotguns, light machine guns, and heavy machine guns.

Army Of One

1

Gives you health regeneration based on each nearby enemy.

Die! Die! Die!

2

Improves your shooting efficiency as your Stamina decreases.

These are the main Perks to go for in the most important Attribute trees. Everything else is up to you and you can choose how you want to spec out the rest of your character in those areas.

Relic Skills

With the introduction of Phantom Liberty and Update 2.0, a new skill tree was released for the Relic. These are Perks to choose from this list:

  • Jailbreak: unlocks new abilities for Arm cyberware like Mantis Blades, Gorilla Arms, and more
  • Machine Learning: gives you boosts when you destroy an enemy’s Vulnerability
  • Vulnerability Analytics: gives you the ability to scan enemies for their weak points to deal bonus damage

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Best Cyberware

Cyberpunk 2077 - Cyberware Screen in 2.0

Here are the best options for Cyberware to kit your V out for the Engineer build to help enhance its technical capabilities:

  • Arasaka MK.4: allows you to perform quickhacks while you are scanning.
  • Projectile Launch System: allows you to launch an explosive to deal massive damage
  • Heal on Kill: heals you when you take out an enemy
  • Subdermal Armor: boosts your Armor
  • Bionic Joints: boosts your Armor
  • Kiroshi Optics: lets you zoom in when scanning

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Best Weapons

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There are a few weapons that you should be on the lookout for when completing this Engineer build.

They all do some good damage and utilize the specialties you unlock through leveling your Attributes and Perks.

They are as follows:

  • DB-2 Satara: the Satara can blast through walls and different kinds of cover thanks to the build’s focus on Tech, and packs a mean punch in doing so
  • DB-2 Palica: with your technical capabilities, this shotgun can hone in on targets if you fire close enough
  • Lizzie: can penetrate cover and will also apply burn effects on targets

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Best Armor

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There isn’t a set of armor that really works best with this build; your priority is looking for pieces or sets that will boost your Crit chance and damage. If you want a specific recommendation, look for the Denki-Shin Thermoset Hybrid Crystaljock Bomber, which will bump your Crit Damage by a good 30%.

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