If you are still not sure how would you like to play Cyberpunk 2077 on your first playthrough, the strong Solo build is a perfect beginner build.
In Cyberpunk 2077 lore, Solos are hired hit-men, bodyguards, and mercenaries. They have been training their whole life to become unstoppable killing machines and their bodies are heavily modified with all kinds of cyberware.
If you want a good old fashioned direct combat with your enemies, and your motto is "less talking more action", then this is a build for you.
The focus of this build is on a strength of your body and your skills with weapons, and throughout the game solutions for most of your problems will simply be "kill" or "destroy".
This could be you (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
The goal of Solo build is to use your strength to your advantage, and with enough raw power, you will be able to do all kinds of crazy things when you are confronting your enemies. You will be able to use bodies of dead enemies as meatshields or even weapons, and you will be able to destroy things around you just by using your hands. Why bothering cracking a code when you can simply rip out those doors?
This build will also grant your character a lot of Stamina and Health, which means that you will not only apply a lot of damage but also be able to sustain a lot of beating as well. Just what you need when you enter the front door of a gang and start shooting around.
Starting stats for a strong Solo build:
- Body: 6
- Intelligence: 3
- Reflexes: 6
- Technical: 4
- Cool: 3
When you start building a character, you will start with three attribute points allocated to each of these attributes, and you will get seven additional points to allocate on the attributes of your choice.
For a strong Solo build, it is really important to heavily invest in the Body attribute, because that's the most important attribute for this build.
It makes your character strong and durable, and that's exactly what you want when you are going for all-out combat style of gameplay.
Putting points into this attribute will also make your melee attacks much, much stronger, which will be useful in the heat of battle. When someone gets too close to you, your (augmented) fists will deal with them. When your hands become strong enough, you will literally be able to rip off mounted turrets and use them as guns.
Watch your enemies falling one by one (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
The second important attribute you will like to invest in is Reflexes. This attribute is important because rifles and handguns perks are here, and you will want to develop them as they will be your bread and butter in combat.
Strong Reflexes will make your character faster and more precise, which will be useful when you are in a chaotic gunfight, to secure quick kills while dodging enemy fire at the same time.
Cool and Body are not that important for this build. They are necessary for those who prefer to play a more subtle style of gameplay, with sneaking, hacking, and talking your way out of trouble.
When it comes to Technical, this is an interesting attribute for this build, because it can unlock you some interesting engineering abilities, which will help you to improve your body and give you helpful tools for battle, but for most of what you need, you will be able to simply pay with cash as well, so we think that it is not that necessary for a strong Solo build. Invest some points here and there into it, but don't spend too much.
Solo build Cyberware
These will break almost anything in half (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
This build will require some heavy cyberware modifications, and so you will want to slowly start upgrading the body of your character as soon as that cyberware becomes available, starting off with the legendary Mantis Blades or Gorilla Arms, depending on do you want to invest in Blades or Melee perks.
Blood pump and Synlungs are useful defensive tools, something you will also want to install as soon as it becomes available. Synlungs improves the regeneration of your endurance, while Blood pump is a healing implant, which triggers when you are low on health and provides better healing.
Reflex tuners might be quite handy as well, especially in the heat of battle, when you are surrounded by enemies. This cyberware activates slow motion as soon as your health falls below a critical value, which will help you to get out alive in critical moments.
Solo build weaknesses
If someone talks too much - kill him! (Picture: CD Projekt RED)
This build doesn't have any particular soft spots. It is a well-rounded build and it is pretty straightforward: find the enemy and kill the enemy.
But, more than other builds, it will require players to master the art of battle in Cyberpunk 2077. Almost anything in the game that's solvable with the use of violence, you will solve with violence, and sometimes that can be quite tricky, especially when you are invading facilities full with heavily armed enemies.
Some more subtle builds will allow you to sneak in, bypass security systems, or find alternative routes. But here? No. All you have at your disposal are your brutal power and your arsenal of weapons to blow up your way towards the goal.
Since you will not invest in Intelligence, your character will not be particularly talkative, and so with this build, you will also miss some dialogue options, but we are not here for talking anyway, we prefer our weapons to do the talking with this build.
And that's it! From here, you should carefully see what perks suit your playstyle and invest points into those perks and attributes, but also be sure that you have covered all important things and potential weak spots in your build, and you will be fine! Now go there and start destroying everything that dares to oppose you - Nigh City is yours to burn it!
And while you are here, check out our other Cyberpunk 2077 beginner and advanced guides.