Cyberpunk 2077 features both ranged and melee combat with a wide variety of weapons, including cybernetic augmentations
Cyberpunk 2077 features both ranged and melee combat with a wide variety of weapons, including cybernetic augmentations. CD Projekt Red


  • Sandestivan slows down time and increases all damage dealt to enemies
  • The Reflexes attribute grants increased critical hit chance and damage values
  • Katanas have the longest range out of all bladed melee weapons

The success of the "Edgerunners" show led to a sharp rise in "Cyberpunk 2077's" popularity. Naturally, this also came with a heightened interest in the "Matrix"-style bullet time ability used by David in the show.

Sandevistan, an operating system-based ability, is one of the best complements to a Reflex build, especially ones that make heavy use of all sorts of bladed weaponry. Unlike builds typically used by tanky bruisers, this one specializes in getting in, wiping the enemy out and escaping before Sandevistan even expires.

Stats and Perks

Players will want to dump points into Reflex and Body for this build. A significant investment in Reflex is required to equip Sandevistan, and it also boosts critical hit values, which results in better DPS overall. Meanwhile, Body boosts stamina and HP, which will let V perform more actions before tiring out.

Cyberpunk 2077 - Blades tree
Priority skills to take when making a high-speed Blades build in Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077

For the perks in the Blades tree, players should prioritize those that increase damage and attack speed as well as Bleed-related effects. Here are a few priority skills to pick:

  • Crimson Dance – Combo Attacks have a chance to cause bleeding
  • Sting Like a Bee – increases attack speed
  • Blessed Blade – increases critical hit chance
  • Judge, Jury and Executioner – deal more damage to full-health enemies
  • Deathbolt – gain a burst of healing and movement speed after defeating a target
  • Dragon Strike – gain bonus critical hit damage for every perk level

Increasing Body helps with the early game where players have to fight normally. This isn't totally necessary, but it helps in higher difficulties. Feel free to invest in other attributes like Technical Ability if needed.

Recommended Loadout

Any bladed weapon will work with this build, though katanas tend to function best thanks to their range and high damage per swing. Make sure to slot in mods that increase critical hit values or raw damage. Also, consider using throwing knives for fast and stylish takedowns.

As mentioned earlier, Sandevistan will make clearing groups of enemies painless. Players who can take the initiative can wipe out entire crews before anyone can react.

The Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan Mk. 5 slows time down by 70% for 16 seconds. It also boosts V's damage tremendously while the effect is active, but it requires 20 points in Reflexes before it can be equipped. It is also very expensive.

Cyberpunk 2077 - Sandestivan
Sandevistan lets its users perceive time more slowly and move at high speeds Cyberpunk 2077