Cyberpunk 2077 Best Weapons

Welcome to our Cyberpunk 2077 Best Weapons Guide, here you can find a complete list of all Rare Iconic Weapons in Cyberpunk. Each Iconic weapon will have a special effect that can improve a character build dramtically and you can find these weapons in almost every form, melee (Katana/Hammer/Knife), sniper, assault rifle and even shotgun.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Iconic Weapons List

The most important thing to note about Iconic Weapons and what makes them so rare is that almost all of these weapons you will only have one chance to obtain them, mostly through story missions. If you miss it the first time, you will NOT get another chance, so it essential to understand where to find them.

Lucky for you, below, we explain how to get each Iconic Weapon in Cyberpunk, and during what mission you will have a chance to obtain these rare weapons.

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You can quickly navigate this Best Weapons List by Type using the links provided below.

Iconic Assault Rifles

You can learn about the best perks to use for these Iconic ARs by visiting our Assault Rifles Build guide.

NameStats
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Smart
DPS

None
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
M251S Ajax
Stats

46-56 Damage
4.89 Attacks Per Second
+
32-39 Chemical Damage
+
32-39 Physical Damage
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Effects

High dismembering probability and fire rate.
Power
HJSH-18 Masamune
Stats

93-113 Damage
2.94 Attacks Per Second
+
65-80 Physical Damage
+
26.48% Crit Chance
+
52.48% Crit Damage
+
10% Bleeding Damage
2 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
4x Mod Slots
Effects

Piercing projectiles.
Power
D5 Copperhead
Stats

41-50 Damage
6.38 Attacks Per Second
+
31-38 Thermal Damage
+
24.08% Crit Chance
+
18% Burn Chance
1 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

High thermal damage with a chance to apply Burn.
Smart
D5 Sidewinder
Stats

23-28 Damage
6 Attacks Per Second
+
17-20 Electrical Damage
Effects

Can target up to five enemies simultaneously. Deals chemical damage with a chance to apply Poison.
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Iconic Shotguns

We recommend using our Speed Demon Build if you plan to use an Iconic Shotgun in cyberpunk 2077.

NameStats
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Power
DPS

Low
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Carnage
Stats

11-14x20 Damage
0.66 Attacks Per Second
+
10-13 Thermal Damage
+
3% Burn Damage
1.02 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Mod Slot
Effects

Low reload speed but reduced spread while aiming.
Power
M2038 Tactician
Stats

25-30 Damage
1.21 Attacks Per Second
+
18-22 Chemical Damage
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Effects

Increased number of pellets shot, reduced reload time, chance to apply Bleeding
Smart
L-69 Zhuo
Stats

27-33 Damage
0.87 Attacks Per Second
+
19-23 Physical Damage
+
19.46% Crit Chance
+
83.40% Crit Damage
+
10% Bleeding Chance
2.11 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Effects

Fires explosive rounds and rips enemies to shreds.

Iconic Double-Barrel Shotguns

We recommend using our Speed Demon Build if you plan to use an Iconic Double-Barrel Shotgun in cyberpunk 2077.

NameStats
Tech
DPS

Medium
Power
DPS

Medium
Power
DPS

Medium
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Power
DB-4 Igla
Stats

35-43 Damage
0.95 Attacks Per Seconds
+
25-30 Physical Damage
+
17.18% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
6% Bleeding Damage
0.98 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

2x Mod Slots
Effects

Shoots two rounds at a time, with reduced reload time and spread

Iconic Pistols

The best build we recommend you use with Iconic Pistols or even revolvers is the Cold Blood Gun Slinger Build.

NameStats
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Tech
JKE-X2 Kenshin
Stats

78-96 Damage
3.57 Attacks Per Second
+
55-67 Physical Damage
+
16.60% Crit Chance
1.19 Charge Time
1.10 Charge Multiplier
+
6% Bleeding Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Increases Critical Chance, fire rate, reload speed and damage when your health is very low. Charged shots deal double damage.
Tech
JKE-X2 Kenshin
Stats

26-32 Damage
3.85 Attacks Per Second
+
18-23 Chemical Damage
+
48-54% Crit Chance
1.50 Charge Time
1.26 Charge Multiplier
+
34.89% Poison Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Crit Chance, damage type and status effect application are randomized every time you reload.
Power
M-10AF Lexington
Stats

10-12 Damage
5.56 Attacks Per Second
+
7-9 Phyiscal Damage
1.80 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Effects

Headshot damage increased by 50%; significantly reduced reload time
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Tech
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Liberty
Stats

32-39 Damage
3.56 Attacks Per Second
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
1-4 Mod Slots
Effects

Ricochet effect functions without supporting cyberware. Lower recoil and increased fire rate, but reduced clip size.
Power
Nue
Stats

27-33 Damage
2.34 Attacks Per Second
+
21-26 Thermal Damage
+
13% Burn Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced reload time and extra mod slot. Higher chance to apply Burn and to stun the target.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Tech
Omaha
Stats

12-15 Damage
17 Attacks Per Second
+
10-12 Thermal Damage
1.80 Charge Time
1.32 Charge Multiplier
+
10% Burn Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot Mod Slot
Effects

Fires an extra round per shot. Further increases the number of rounds fired when fully charged.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Tech
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Johnny Silverhand's weapon
Stats

96-118 Damage
2.22 Attacks Per Second
+
68-83 Thermal Damage
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

Hgh
Mod Slots

4 Mod Slots
Effects

Johnny Silverhand's weapon.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
Liberty
Stats

68-83 Damage
3.75 Attacks Per Second
+
45-51 Physical Damage
+
14.92 Crit Chance
+
13% Bleeding Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Bullets have a high chance to apply Bleeding. Each shot costs a Eurodollar instead of a bullet.
Power
Liberty
Stats

73-89 Damage
3.75 Attacks Per Second
+
51-63 Physical Damage
+
26.08% Crit Chance
+
13.00% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
10% Bleeding Damage
4.40 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
4 Mod Slots
Effects

Increased Crit Chance and headshot damage. Small chance to apply Stun.
Power
Nue
Effects

Shoots one additional projectile per shot and deals electrical damage, with a chance to apply Shock.
Power
DPS

Medium
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Smart
HJKE-11 Yukimura
Mod Slots

2x Mod Slots
Effects

Fires four rounds per shot. Increases ammo clip size, projectile speed and can target up to six targets simultaneously. Bullets deal additional electrical damage with an increased chance to apply Shock.
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Iconic Revolvers

Iconic Revolvers have some very powerful headshot damage and this can be overpowered when using a Cold Blood Gun Slinger Build.

NameStats
Power
Overture
Stats

49-61 Damage
2.29 Attacks Per Second
+
30-37 Physical Damage
+
3.66% Crit Chance
+
2.67 Crit Damage
+
6% Bleeding Chance
2.00 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Improved handling and firepower.
Power
Overture
Stats

256-313 Damage
1.34 Attacks Per Second
+
188-222 Electrical Damage
+
78.22% Crit Damage
+
18% Shock Chance
3.50 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced recoil. Deals electrical damage with a chance to stun targets.
Tech
RT-46 Burya
Stats

1873-2231 Damage
0.78 Attacks Per Second
+
273-333 Chemical/Electrical/Physical/Thermal Damage
Mod Slots

Mod Slot
Effects

Deals high thermal damage, but has low clip size and long reload times.
Power
Overture
Stats

248-304 Damage
1.21 Attacks Per Second
+
174-213 Physical Damage
+
140.60% Crit Damage
0.50 Charge Time
+
5% Bleeding Chance
4 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Charging for a brief time while aiming enables full auto mode. Decreases recoil, bullet spread and fire rate.
Power
DR5 Nova
Stats

95-115 Damage
6 Attacks Per Second
+
67-82 Phyiscal Damage
+
20.21% Crit Chance
3% Bleeding Chance
2.50 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Fires four rounds per shot, with increased damage, rate of fire and chance to dismember at the cost of increased recoil and bullet spread.
Tech
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Silencer Slot Scope Slot
Power
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Tech
DPS

High
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Scope Slot

Iconic Sniper Rifles

NameStats
Smart
DPS

None
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Nekomata
Stats

290-354 Damage
0.54 Attacks Per Second
203-248 Physical Damage
Effects

Fires piercing projectiles that can ricochet.
Tech
DPS

None
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
SPT32 Grad
Stats

998-1220 Damage
0.26 Attacks Per Second
+
702-858 Damage
42.44% Crit Chance
6% Burn Chance
4.6 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Mod (HPO Mk.77 Kanone MAX attached)
x2 Mod Slots
Power
SPT32 Grad
Stats

1026-1254 Damage
0.3 Attacks Per Second
+
741-906 Physical Damage
+
40.89% Crit Chance
108.26% Crit Damage
+
54.35% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
10% Bleeding Chance
2.10 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

None
Mod Slots

Scope Mod (HPO MK.77 Kanone Max attached)
x4 Mod Slots
Effects

Increased reload speed, custom silencer.
Power
DPS

None
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
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Iconic SMGs 

The Best Iconic Submachine Guns make for great option we making a Smart-Link Run and Gun Build.

NameStats
Power
DS1 Pulsar
Stats

24-30 Damage
8.89 Attacks Per Second
+
17-21 Physical Damage
+
3% Bleeding Chance
1.35 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Fires piercing projectiles.
Power
DPS

Low
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
M221 Saratoga
Stats

16-19 Damage
6.90 Attacks Per Second
+
12-14 Thermal Damage
+
6-46% Crit Chance
+
13% Burn Chance
0.85 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Deals thermal damage with increased chance to apply Burn. Reduced bullet spread and increased bullet impact, at the cost of high recoil.
Smart
DPS

None
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Power
DPS

Low
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
M221 Saratoga
Stats

37-45 Damage
6.90 Attacks Per Second
+
25-32 Chemical Damage
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Effects

Increased ammo clip size and fire rate.
Smart
DPS

None
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Smart
G-58 Dian
Stats

22-27 Damage
7.54 Attacks Per Second
+
17-21 Electrical Damage
+
20.15% Crit Chance
+
49.61% Crit Damage
1.35 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

4x Mod Slots
Effects

Deals high electrical damage.
Smart
TKI-20 Shingen
Stats

36-44 Damage
4.55 Attacks Per Second
Mod Slots

2x Mod Slots
Effects

Scales to your level and makes amusing comments.
Smart
TKI-20 Shingen
Stats

25-31 Damage
4.55 Attacks Per Second
+
18-22 Thermal Damage
+
15.82% Crit Chance
+
38.62% Crit Damage
+
10% Burn Damage
1.35 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

4x Mod Slots
Effects

Fires explosive rounds. The modified automated targeting system guides bullets to up three targets while aiming.

Iconic LMGs

NameStats
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope

Iconic HMGs

NameStats
Power
DPS

High
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Best Melee Weapons In Cyberpunk 2077

Below is a list of all Iconic Melee weapons in Cyberpunk 2077; these weapons are most effective when used with a Blades Skill Builds. You will find Katanas and Blunt Melee weapons within the list below.

You can visit out Samurai Build to combine with these Melee Katana Weapons.

NameStats
Blunt
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blunt
DPS

High
Blade
DPS

High
Blunt
Electric Baton Gamma
Stats

252 Damage
2 Attacks Per Seconds
+
197-241 Electrical Damage
+
50% Crit Damage
+
20% Shock Damage
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced damage, but strong attacks have a chance to stun the target.
Blade
Katana
Stats

150 Damage
5 Attacks Per Seconds
+
96-118 Electrical Damage
+
10 Electrical Resistance
+
5% Crit Chance
+
10% Crit Damage
+
20% Shock Chance
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

Deals electrical damage with a chance to apply Shock. Also increases electrical resistance.
Blade
Knife
Stats

145 Damage
5 Attacks Per Second
+
92-113 Chemical Damage
+
92-113 Electrical Damage
+
92-113 Physical Damage
+
92-113 Thermal Damage
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

Deals electrical damage. While Sandevistan cyberware is active, increases Crit Chance by 50% and blows apply Bleeding.
Blunt
Electric Baton Gamma
Stats

163 Damage
2.48 Attacks Per Second
+
34-42 Electrical Damage
+
34-42 Chemical Damage
-4.50 Stamina Cost Reduction while Attacking
+
10% Crit Damage
+
25% Poison Chance
-10% Shock Chance
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

Deals electrical and chemical damage. Small chance to apply Poison and/or Shock.
Blade
Katana
Stats

63 Damage
2.99 Attacks Per Second
+
40-49 Physical Damage
+
18% Crit Damage
+
10% Bleeding Chance
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

High base damage.
Blunt
Baseball Bat
Stats

178 Damage
5 Attacks Per Second
+
101-123 Physical Damage
+
50% Bleeding Chance
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

High chance to apply Bleeding, low chance to stun targets.
Blade
Katana
Stats

111 Damage
4.80 Attacks Per Second
Mod Slots

2x Melee Mod Slots
Effects

Crit Chance increased to 100% while Kerenzikov is active. Final combo attack damage doubled as standard, but quadrupled if the target has more health than you.
Blade
Katana
Stats

57 Damage
3.85 Attacks Per Second
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced base damage but very high Crit Damage multiplier
Blunt
Electric Baton Gamma
Stats

244 Damage
2 Attacks Per Second
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Melee Mod Slot
Effects

High Damage.
Blade
Knife
Stats

183 Damage
6.67 Attacks Per Second
+
69-84 Physical Damage
Effects

Deals additional chemical damage with a moderate chance to apply Poison.
Blunt
Two-Handed Hammer
Stats

515 Damage
2.50 Attacks Per Second
+
191-234 Physical Damage
-13 Stamina Cost Reduction while Attacking
+
52% Crit Damage
+
20% Bleeding Chance
DPS

High
Mod Slots

3x Melee Mod Slots
Effects

High damage.
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