Best Mantis Blades build in Cyberpunk 2077

Become an apex predator in Cyberpunk 2077.
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With the Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update, every system players use for combat was overhauled and improved massively. This has meant that each build has the capabilities of being much more synergized and powerful. One of the most fun weapons to use in Cyberpunk is the Mantis Blades, as it lets players hop from enemy to enemy, like a praying mantis. If you want to use Cyberpunk 2.0 to its fullest when it comes to the Mantis Blades, look no further than this build guide.

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The best Mantis Blades build for Cyberpunk 2.0

This build really emphasizes the speed and predatory element that the Mantis Blades provide. It will focus on Cyberware and skills that improve your blade weapon stats and slow-down time. This way, you’ll be pouncing from enemy to enemy, using your Mantis Blades to slice them down in no time. It’ll be like those Anime moments as, to a bystander, you zip through a horde of enemies, and they all fall down. The benefit of using Mantis Blades over a Katana is purely the pouncing ability that allows extra mobility. Bringing a sword to a gunfight is great if you can close the distance.

The Cyberware

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Starting off, here is a list of all the Cyberware you’ll be wanting for this build:

  • Militech “Apogee” Sandevistan – Operating System
  • Basic Kiroshi Optics – Optics
  • Adrenaline Booster – Circulatory
  • Heal-On-Kill – Circulatory
  • Microrotors – Circulatory
  • Jenkins’ Tendons – Legs
  • Subdermal Armor – Integumentary
  • Chitin – Integumentary
  • Carapace – Integumentary
  • Stabber – Nervous System
  • Adrenaline Converter – Nervous System
  • Revulsor – Nervous System
  • Dense Marrow – Skeleton
  • Epimorphic Skeleton – Skeleton
  • Newton Module – Frontal Cortex

Any remaining slots can be filled how you see fit. Naturally, you’ll be wanting these all Tier 5 and upgraded as much as you can.

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The perks

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Here are the perks that you’ll need to make the most of this build. I haven’t listed every single one, as it’ll be redundant considering they’re perquisites for the ones I’ve listed here:

  • Edgerunner – Technical Ability
  • Health Freak – Technical Ability
  • Slaughterhouse – Reflexes
  • Tailwind – Reflexes
  • Pain To Gain – Body
  • Vulnerability Analytics – Relic
  • Machine Learning – Relic
  • Jailbreak – Relic
  • Spatial Mapping – Relic

Note that the Relic perks are only available if you’ve purchased the Phantom Liberty DLC. Also, the perks listed are some of the “main perks” at the end of each perk tree. There are perks that branch off of these “main perks” that you can get if you want. I’ll omit my opinion here, as you can fine-tune the build by selecting the certain extra perks that you want. The perks that corroborate with this build will be obvious enough, but you have the freedom to use those extra perks as you wish.

I hope you enjoyed our build guide for the Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077. If you want more build guides, look no further than PC Invasion.

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