Cyberpunk 2077 Perks: Best Crafting Perks to Unlock

Cyberpunk 2077 has many options for character customization, including many Perks. Which Crafting Perks stand out as the best?

Crafting Perks

If you want to dabble in Cyberpunk 2077’s extensive crafting system, you’ll want to know which Crafting Perks will serve you the best.

The crafting system in Cyberpunk 2077 can be overwhelming, and it can often be challenging to locate an elusive Crafting Spec. Fortunately, we have an extensive guide that covers Crafting Spec Locations and everything you need to know about the system.

However, here we’re just looking at the Crafting Perks and which ones will best serve you while playing Cyberpunk 2077.

What are Perks in Cyberpunk 2077

In Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be faced with the choice of choosing between a massive array of Perks that correlate to different skills and Attributes for your character. While you will increase your overall Attribute Score, Perks are separate from this total.

As you earn Perk Points in the game, you’ll be able to spend them on unique character bonuses called Perks. Each Attribute has two or three Skills attached to it, and each Skill has a large selection of Perks that will help you make the most out of your character.

Crafting Perks, as their name implies, are all focused on improving your ability to use the crafting system in Cyberpunk 2077. They can help you make the most out of your components, and some will even increase the power of the items you craft.

How to unlock Crafting Perks in Cyberpunk 2077

Crafting Perks

In order to unlock Crafting Perks in Cyberpunk 2077, you’re going to have to spend Perk Points. These are separate from Attribute Points, but can be earned in a similar way and will often require you to have the skill’s core Attribute up to a specific score to have access to certain Perks.

Every time you level up in Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll get a new Attribute Point and Perk Point to spend increasing each of those aspects of your character. Unlike Attribute Points, there are other ways to earn Perk Points.

The most effective way to earn Perk Points is to utilize and upgrade each of the game’s individual Skills. For Crafting, that’s done by crafting new items, upgrading existing items, and disassembling items into crafting components.

You always want to try out different play styles, because using other weapons or dabbling in other styles can level up other skills which will earn you Perk Points that can be spent on any Perks, regardless of whether they’re connected to the skill you were improving.

Best Crafting Perks to unlock in Cyberpunk 2077

The good news is you sort of can’t go wrong, as there aren’t many completely useless Perks in Cyberpunk 2077. Every single Crafting Perk is worthwhile if it happens to fit your individual playstyle.

However, there are five that stand out from the pack as S-Grade, which means they’re a must have for all players. Just below are four which are A-Grade, which are worth the investment but may not be right for every player.

Finally, there are eight B-Grade Crafting Perks. These are only worthwhile if they happen to fit your particular playstyle just right, and you can probably ignore them early in the game or if you’re not focusing much on crafting.

These five S-Grade Crafting Perks stand out as the best available in Cyberpunk 2077, and every player should look at getting them.

Mechanic S-Grade Crafting Perk

Even if you’re not doing a lot of crafting, Mechanic is a must-have. With no Attribute Requirement, you don’t even have to make an investment into Technical Ability to snag this one.

Mechanic will score you extra crafting components with disassembling items. Whether you’re trying to get a few final components for higher-tier crafting or upgrades, or just trying to score some extra cash, this one is worth it.

Scrapper S-Grade Crafting Perk

When you’re playing Cyberpunk 2077, chances are you’re going to be burying a lot of hours into the game and doing about a thousand different things. Between inventory management and quest decisions, it can feel a bit overwhelming.

However, snagging Scrapper will help lighten the load of inventory management while earning you easy components and boosting your Crafting Skill Level. Every time you pick up or loot junk, it’ll automatically be disassembled, so you don’t even have to open your inventory to benefit from this one.

Workshop S-Grade Crafting Perk

In the same vein as Mechanic, the benefit of Workshop is earning extra components from items you’re disassembling. This is especially useful if you’re taking apart higher tier items, like Rare or Epic, and are hoping to get components to use for crafting or upgrading equipment.

Sometimes you’re just one or two components shy of the total you need, and Workshop is there to help you out in that pinch and score you the extra components when taking items apart. This is a three-tier Crafting Perk, so you can invest extra Perk Points to improve your chances.

Ex Nihilo S-Grade Crafting Perk

If you’re looking at Ex Nihilo and thinking 20% isn’t that much, think again. If you’re crafting items in bulk to sell, having roughly one-fifth of them cost you zero components can add up quickly and score you significant eurodollars.

On top of that, there’s no better feeling than going to craft a Legendary or Epic item only for Ex Nihilo to kick in and give you the item for free without using up any of your crafting components. Even with the required 12 Technical Ability, Ex Nihilo will pay off time and time again.

Tune-up S-Grade Crafting Perk

Last but certainly not least, there’s Tune-up which requires a Technical Ability of 16 in order to unlock it. It’s worth noting that investing that many Attribute Points into Technical Ability also gives you the chance to unlock many doors in missions and make life easier on you.

However, Tune-up would be worth it even without that consolation prize. This gives you the ability to upgrade components, turning a group of lower-tier components into their higher-tier counterparts.

You can literally turn Common components into Legendary components with Tune-up. Of course, you’ll use a lot of Common to get to that stage, but every conversion will also improve your Crafting Skill Level, and you’ll often be able to snag the components you need without having to wait to find them or head to a shop to buy them.

All Crafting Perks in Cyberpunk 2077

Crafting Perks

The table below details every single Crafting Perk available in Cyberpunk 2077. Tiers indicate you can spend extra Perk Points to further improve the bonus that Perk provides, such as moving from a 5% bonus to a 10% bonus.

Attribute Requirement indicates the overall Attribute score you’ll need to have access to that particular Perk. Finally, Grade indicates the quality of the perk: S-Grade (must-have for all players), A-Grade (worth the investment), and B-Grade (only if it fits your playstyle).

Perk NameGradeDescriptionTiersAttribute
Mechanic SGain more components when disassembling1None
True CraftsmanAEnables you to craft Rare items15 Technical Ability
ScrapperSJunk items are automatically disassembled15 Technical Ability
WorkshopSDisassembling items grants a 5%/10%/15% chance to gain a free component of the same quality as the disassembled item37 Technical Ability
InnovationBEffects from crafted consumables last 25%/50% longer29 Technical Ability
SapperBCrafted grenades deal 10%/20% more damage29 Technical Ability
Field TechnicianBCrafted weapons deal 2.5%/5% more damage211 Technical Ability
200% EfficiencyBCrafted clothes gain 2.5%/5% more armor211 Technical Ability
Ex NihiloSGrants a 20% chance to craft an item for free112 Technical Ability
Efficient UpgradesBGrants a 10% chance to upgrade an item for free112 Technical Ability
Grease MonkeyAEnables you to craft Epic items112 Technical Ability
Cost OptimizationAReduces the component cost of crafting items by 15%/30%214 Technical Ability
Let There Be Light!BReduces the component cost of upgrading items by 10%/20%214 Technical Ability
Waste Not Want NotBWhen disassembling an item, you get attached mods back116 Technical Ability
Tune-upSEnables you to upgrade lower-quality components into higher-quality ones116 Technical Ability
Edgerunner ArtisanAEnables you to craft Legendary items118 Technical Ability
Cutting EdgeBImproves damage and all damage-related stats of crafted weapons by 5%120 Technical Ability

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