On this page of the Cyberpunk 2077 guide, we answer the question of how to unlock Mantis Blades. This is one of the most important cyberwares in the game – it will significantly increase V's combat abilities. We also inform you how and why to improve Mantis Blades, and where to find the legendary Mantis Blades.
- Mantis Blades - general information
- Mantis Blades - buying and improving
- Free legendary Mantis Blades - where to find them?
Mantis Blades - general information
Mantis Blades is the name of cyberware that can be purchased and installed on the character's hands. Once equipped with these implants, you can feel like Wolverine - V can attack enemies with blades and inflict huge damage in close combat. Mantis blades can successfully replace classic white weapons such as katanas, knives, or baseball bats.
Mantis Blades - buying and improving
Mantis Blades are sold by a ripperdoc, but they may not be available at first. You need to increase V's Street Cred to at least level 20.
As a reminder, you can increase your reputation by completing quests and gigs, as well as responding to NCPD requests for support in the fight against crime. You can find more information about this on the separate page Street Cred in our guide.
The price of blades depends on their rarity and statistics:
- Rare Mantis Blades should cost about 15,000 credits.
- Epic Mantis Blades should cost about 25,000 credits.
- Legendary Mantis Blades should cost about 100,000 credits.
Mantis blades are very easy to activate - press the attack button (left mouse button on PC) when no other weapon is set. The blades don't wear out and do not require any ammunition, although using them requires physical effort and uses the stamina.
Mantis blades can be upgraded by installing mods in them. It's worth doing so, because thanks to modifiers you can, for example, do more damage or inflict negative statuses on enemies. In the example from the images above, a mod for thermal damage is able to set on fire the opponents hit by the blades. You can buy mods from merchants or find it in the game world.
Additional tip - The effectiveness of Mantis Blades is increased by investing points in the Reflex attribute. Each point of this attribute increases the damage of the blades by 3.
Free legendary Mantis Blades - where to find them?
There is a way to get legendary Mantis Blades for free. This will help you save 100,000 credits – the price you would have to pay a ripperdoc.
You can find the Blades in the location shown in the picture above. This is a quest marker in the Corpo Plaza district of the City Center. Don't worry if it shows a high or very high threat level, because you can get the Blades without getting into a fight.
This location is related to one of the quests related to one of the Cyberpsycho Sightings, i.e. side quests in which you search for and eliminate psychopaths - mini-bosses. Save the game before you enter the area with Norio Akuhara, one of the cyberpsychos.
Start sneaking and don't come near the boss visible in the distance. Use the fact that he should be busy fighting – keep following the right wall. You have to reach the box with the exclamation point icon shown in the picture.
Inside the box, there are, among others, legendary Mantis Blades. They should be matched to your current level – visit any ripperdoc and install the weapon for free.