Getting hold of the Cyberpunk 2077 mantis blades will no doubt be a goal for many of us that have followed the game since its announcement. These arm-embedded blades are quite the melee upgrade for your V.
But whereas adding Cyberpunk 2077 mantis blades to your arsenal might seem like something that comes in the form of an upgrade, you’ll need to actually get them added to your body by a professional ripperdoc. Here’s how to get them:
How to get mantis blades in Cyberpunk 2077
To get the mantis blades you’ll find need enough street cred and money to be able to buy them. The majority of ripperdocs in Night City will stock mantis blades – found under the arms section of the cyberware enhancements menu – but they’re locked behind a requirement to have at least level 20 street cred. You’ll also need around 16,000 eddies in order to buy them and get them equipped.
After that though they’ll appear in your inventory under cyberware, which is where you can apply mods to them – like make them constantly aflame for maximum damage. You can also switch to them using your weapons wheel at any point too.
If you really want to dial into the mantis blade combat style, you’ll want to spec your character out accordingly.
Handily, the more you use the mantis blades, the higher your skill with them will be, as you’ll be constantly earning skill points for mantis blade wielding. The higher your skill, the higher your damage buffs will be while using the mantis blades.
Make sure you also make use of the strong attack option, which you can use by holding down the attack button. This will let you leap over to an enemy to dig your blades in for a powerful attack that could leave them bleeding.
As for skills and perk points, you’ll want to try and funnel your points into Body and Reflexes, especially perks that increased melee weapon damage. Within Reflexes there’s a perk that’ll increase mantis blade damage by three too, which is definitely worth investing in.
In order to install the Mantis Blades, you need to visit a ripperdoc. The blades occupy your arms slot, so they’re not compatible with other arm modifications, like Gorilla Arms, the Projectile Launcher, or the Monowire. To be eligible for the Mantis Blades, you need 20 Cyberpunk 2077 street cred – and 15,350 eurodollars. That’s a high bar to clear, so you’ll have to make do with regular old Cyberpunk 2077 weapons in the meantime – we recommend keeping an eye out for the Cyberpunk 2077 iconic weapons, especially how to get the dildo club in Cyberpunk 2077.
Mantis Blades can be purchased from any Ripperdoc in Night City. We found them with Victor, the first Ripperdoc you meet right near the beginning of the game.
To buy Mantis Blades, you’ll need 15,350 eddies. You’ll also need to have reached Street Cred level 20, but you can check out our guide on how to level up your Street Cred fast to make light work of that.
Once you’ve purchased these from a Ripperdoc, you’ll have them equipped and ready to use whenever you need. The Mantis Blades can be used like any other melee weapon, pressing RT/ R2/ LMB to perform a light attack, and holding it to perform a heavy attack.
There are actually three different rarity types of Mantis Blades available for purchase. We’ve listed them down below, including their price and what they offer.
How to unlock the Cyberpunk 2077 Mantis Blades
Want to know how to get Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077? For those of us who have been eagerly anticipating the release of Cyberpunk 2077 ever since its first announcement trailer back in 2013 – yep, it was that long ago – the Mantis Blades have long been associated with Cyberpunk’s razor-sharp style. Based on the mantis insect, they’re a type of Cyberpunk 2077 cyberware; folding blades that emerge from your forearms to slice through foes and deal devastating damage.
If you’re planning to incorporate Mantis Blades into your Cyberpunk 2077 build, you need to focus on reflexes, which increases your movement speed, passive evasion, crit chance, and damage from Mantis Blades specifically. You should also practice the precision art of slicing and dicing; earning skill progression in blades buffs your damage using Mantis Blades, and there are plenty of Cyberpunk 2077 perks that help your Blades deal more damage, too.
Mantis Blades also have their own devastating special attack; after holding and releasing your left mouse button, V leaps forward towards a target and stabs them for massive damage. The blades themselves deal a huge amount of physical damage, and have a rapid attack speed – and the chance to inflict bleeding – one of the several Cyberpunk 2077 status effects. Here’s how to obtain the Mantis Blades.
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