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Skills List - How To Level Up Guide

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Check out this skills guide for Cyberpunk 2077. Know more about skills, how to skill up, a list of skills, recommended and best skills to level, and more!

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AttributesSkillsPerks
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What Are Skills?

Get Better At Certain Actions

Skills

Skills are yet another character progression element of Cyberpunk 2077. Skills are found nested within Attributes, and themselves in turn also contain another game element - Perks. Leveling up skills will allow you to get better at that particular action.

List Of Skills And Attributes

AttributeSkills
Body- Athletics
- Annihilation
- Street Brawler
Reflexes- Assault
- Handguns
- Blades
Intelligence- Breach Protocol
- Quickhacking
Technical- Crafting
- Engineering
Cool- Stealth
- Cold Blood
Check Out More Info On Attributes Here

How To Skill Up

Unlike Perks and Attributes, Skills do not require "points" to be leveled up. They level up the more you use them. This means if you want to raise your Handgun skill, you'll have to use Handguns frequently to level up!

Increase Level By Doing Actions

※The actions below are confirmed to raise Skill level. It is possible that there are some actions that also contribute to raising your Skill.

Skill NameRequired Actions To Level Up
Athletics・Dash
・Sliding
・Jump
・Climbing and Descending
Annihilation・Use Shotguns & Machine Guns
Street Brawler・Use Melee Weapons
Assault・Use SMGs, Assault Rifles, & Sniper Rifles
Handgun・Use Handguns & Revolvers
Blade・Use Blades
Craft・Craft Materials
Engineer・Use Tech Weapons
Breach Protocol・Do Breach Protocols
Quickhack・Use Quickhack in battles
Stealth・Stealth Kills, Successful Takedowns, Surprise Attacks
Cold Blood・Go Cold Blood

Skill Rewards

Skills

Unlocking Skills nets you additional benefits from the category itself. For example, choosing several perks under the Assault category can give you passive bonuses when handling SMGs. These bonuses may include recoil reduction and increase in critical damage.

Best Skills To Level

Plan Out Your Specialization

We do recommend picking a skill and Attribute to specialize in together. Placing Attribute Points into Body, for example, will increase your power with Shotguns. You'll naturally want to use shotguns and get your skill with them up to maximize this!

All Skills List

Body Skills

Athletics

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Increases Carrying Capacity by 20
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Increases Stamina by 5%
5Increases Stamina Regen Rate by 10%
6Increases Carrying Capacity by 40
7+1 Perk Point(s)
8+1 Perk Point(s)
9Increases Health by 5%
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11+1 Perk Point(s)
12Increases Health by 5%
13Increases Carrying Capacity by 100
14Increases Armor by 3%
15Increases Health Regen Rate Outside Combat by 10%
16+1 Perk Point(s)
17Increases Health by 5%
18Increases Armor by 3%
19+1 Perk Point(s)
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Annihilation

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Reduces the ADS Time of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 20%
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%
5Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 25%
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns
8Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Crit Chance by 20% when using Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns
12+1 Perk Point(s)
13Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%
14Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 15%
15+1 Perk Point(s)
16Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 25%
17Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns by 15%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Street Brawler

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Increases Block Damage Reduction by 10% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Increases Attack Speed by 5% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
5Increase Stamina Cost Reduction While Attacking by 10% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Crit Damage by 10% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
8Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 2% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
12+1 Perk Point(s)
13Increases Block Damage Reduction by 10% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
14Increases Attack Speed by 10% when using fists, Blunt Weapons or Gorilla Arms
15+1 Perk Point(s)
16Increases Stamina by 5%
17Increases Health by 5%
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Increases Stamina by 5%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill Tree

Reflex Skills

Skill Categories
AssaultHandgunsBlades

Assault

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Reduces the ADS Time on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 20%
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%
5Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 25%
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using a Submachine Gun or any Rifle type
8Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Crit Damage by 15% when using a Submachine Gun or any Rifle type
12+1 Perk Point(s)
13Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%
14Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 15%
15+1 Perk Point(s)
16Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 25%
17Reduces the Spread on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 10%
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Reduces the Recoil on Submachine Guns and all Rifle types by 15%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Handguns

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Reduces the ADS Time of your Pistols and Revolvers 20%
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers 10%
5Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers 25%
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Pistols or Revolvers
8Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers 10%
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Crit Damage by 15% when using Pistols or Revolvers
12+1 Perk Point(s)
13Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers 10%
14Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers 15%
15+1 Perk Point(s)
16Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers 25%
17Reduces the Spread of your Pistols and Revolvers 10%
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Reduces the Recoil of your Pistols and Revolvers 15%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Blades

LevelSkill Progression Reward
2Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 10%
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4+10% Stamina Cost Reduction While Attacking when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
5+2% Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
6+10% Crit Damage when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
7+5% Crit Damage when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
8+1 Perk Point(s)
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 10%
12+10% Stamina Cost Reduction While Attacking when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
13Increases the Attack Speed of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 10%
14+1 Perk Point(s)
15Increases the Block Damage Reduction of your Katanas, Blades and Mantis Blades by 25%
16+1 Perk Point(s)
17+1 Perk Point(s)
18Increases Stamina by 5
19+3% Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) when using Katanas, Blades or Mantis Blades
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Technical Ability

Skill Categories
CraftingEngineering

Crafting

2+1 Perk Point(s)
3Reduces Crafting Cost by 5%
4Reduces Crafting Cost by 5%
5+1 Perk Point(s)
6Unlocks new Crafting Specs for consumables, weapons and clothing
7Increases Chance to Acquire Component From Crafting by 5%
8+1 Perk Point(s)
9Unlocks Crafting Specs for Rare weapons, weapon mods and clothing
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Reduces Crafting Cost by 5%
12Increases Chance to Acquire Component From Crafting by 5%
13Unlocks Crafting Specs for Epic weapons, combat gadgets and cyberware
14+1 Perk Point(s)
15Increases Chance to Acquire Component From Upgrading by 5%
16Reduces Upgrade Cost Reduction by 15%
17+1 Perk Point(s)
18Unlocks Crafting Specs for Iconic weapons and clothing
19Reduces Upgrade Cost Reduction by 15%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Engineering

2+1 Perk Point(s)
3Increases Armor by 3% when using Tech weapons
4Decrease Charge Time by 5%
5Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 5% when using Tech weapons
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Armor by 3% when using Tech weapons
8+1 Perk Point(s)
9Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Tech weapons
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Armor by 4% when using Tech weapons
12Increases Thermal Resistance by 5% when using Tech weapons
13Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Tech weapons
14+1 Perk Point(s)
15Increases Crit Damage by 15% when using Tech weapons
16Increases Armor by 2% when using Tech weapons
17+1 Perk Point(s)
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Decreases Charge Time by 10%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Intelligence

Breach Protocol

2+1 Perk Point(s)
3Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%
4Increases Components Acquired by 10%
5Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%
6+1 Perk Point(s)
7Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%
8Increases RAM by 1
9Increases Components Acquired by 10%
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%
12Increases Components Acquired by 10%
13Increases RAM by 1
14+1 Perk Point(s)
15Increases Breach Protocol Time by 5%
16+1 Perk Point(s)
17Increases Components Acquired by 10%
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Increases Buffer Extension by 1
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Quickhacking

2+1 Perk Point(s)
3Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%
4+1 Perk Point(s)
5Increases RAM by 1
6Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%
7Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%
8Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10Increases RAM by 1
11+1 Perk Point(s)
12Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%
13Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%
14+1 Perk Point(s)
15Increases RAM by 1
16Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%
17Increases Quickhack Duration by 5%
18Decreases Quickhack Cooldown by 5%
19+1 Perk Point(s)
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Cool

Skill Categories
StealthCold Blood

Stealth

2Increases Evasion by 3%
3+1 Perk Point(s)
4Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%
5+1 Perk Point(s)
6Increases Health Regen Rate Outside Combat by 10%
7+1 Perk Point(s)
8Increases Movement Speed by 3%
9Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 3%
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11Increases Effective Damage Per Second (DPS) by 2%
12Increases Evasion by 3%
13+1 Perk Point(s)
14Increases Movement Speed by 2%
15Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%
16Increases Evasion by 4%
17+1 Perk Point(s)
18+1 Perk Point(s)
19Decreases Visibility to Enemies by 10%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree

Cold Blood

2Increases Crit Chance by 10%
3Increases Armor by 3%
4+1 Perk Point(s)
5+1 Perk Point(s)
6Increases Health by 10%
7Increases Stamina by 10%
8Increases All Resistances by 5%
9+1 Perk Point(s)
10+1 Perk Point(s)
11+1 Perk Point(s)
12Increases All Resistances by 5%
13+1 Perk Point(s)
14Increases Crit Damage by 5%
15Increases Crit Chance by 10%
16Increases Movement Speed by 3%
17+1 Perk Point(s)
18Increases Armor by 7%
19Increases Crit Damage by 5%
20Unlocks the last Perk in the Skill tree
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