What's the Best Melee Weapon in Cyberpunk 2077?

In case you're the sort to really get in the face of your enemies, Cyberpunk 2077 melee weapons are for you.

There are a wide variety of melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077, each equipped with its own unique way of letting you bash the skulls and cave the heads of whoever stands in your way.

If you plan on playing through most of Cyberpunk 2077 with melee weapons, we suggest dumping most of your points into the "Body", "Reflexes", and "Stealth" attributes. Although, if you're not the patient type, focusing all your attention on both "Body" and "Reflexes" isn't that bad of an idea either.

What Melee Weapons Are Available in Cyberpunk 2077?

There are around two dozen Cyberpunk 2077 melee weapons available, separated into five different types:

  • Knife
  • Long blade
  • Katana
  • One-handed club
  • Two-handed club

Of these five types of melee weapons, they are then further categorized based on what kind of damage they do: sharp and blunt.

The Best Cyberpunk 2077 Melee Weapons


If you missed the weapon your first time around, don't worry. You can always come back to pick it up later.

What makes Cottonmouth such a powerful Melee weapon is that it has a chance to deal poison AND shock damage to your enemies per swing.

Because this weapon can attack up to 4 times a second, you're going to have plenty of chances to shock and/or poison anyone who stands in your way.

Luckily, for a weapon this powerful, it's not that hard to get. It's available fairly early on in the game during "The Space in Between" mission, which mostly takes place at the "Fingers MD" clinic somewhere in JigJig Street. Once you're there, don't go straight to Fingers just yet, but instead, go to his office where you'll find the weapon lying on his bed.

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The Scalpel is available as early as during the second act of the main storyline.

The Scalpel was once owned by one of the best brain surgeons in the world and is given to you as a reward for completing the side job, "Big in Japan", which becomes available as soon as you go to the "Afterlife" night club located in the southern part of the "Watson" district in Night City.

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