Best Gorilla Arm Build & How to Get Them

Night City: A Guide to Getting Gorilla Arms in Cyberpunk 2077

In the sprawling metropolis of Night City, the possibilities are endless. One of the most exciting prospects in Cyberpunk 2077 is the ability to enhance your body with cyberware, effectively transforming yourself into a cyborg. Among the array of cyberware weapons available, Gorilla Arms stand out as an exhilarating choice, allowing players to pummel their way through enemies with their fists. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of acquiring Gorilla Arms in Cyberpunk 2077 and provide you with the best Gorilla Arms build to maximize their potential.

How to Acquire Gorilla Arms in Cyberpunk 2077

Gorilla Arms are a cyberware upgrade for your arms that can be obtained by purchasing them from any Ripperdoc in Night City. With the 2.0 update, these arms are available in different Tiers, and as you progress through the game, higher Tier options become unlocked. By the endgame, all available options should be Tier 5. It’s important to note that you no longer have the option to modify Gorilla Arms yourself. Additionally, Gorilla Arms now come in four different variants:

  • Basic: Deals Physical Damage with a 20% chance of causing Bleeding.
  • Electrifying: Deals Electrical Damage with a 20% chance of causing Shock.
  • Toxic: Deals Chemical Damage with a 20% chance of causing Poison.
  • Thermal: Deals Thermal Damage with a 20% chance of causing Burn.

The price for Tier 5 Gorilla Arms can be as high as 86,000 Eurodollars, so the lower Tiers are generally more affordable. Keep this in mind when making your purchase decision.

The Best Gorilla Arms Build

To create the ultimate Gorilla Arms build in Cyberpunk 2077, you will need to acquire Tier 5 Gorilla Arms. If you want to maximize your damage output, we recommend sticking with the base Gorilla Arms, as the elemental variants may distract from the raw power of these arms.

When it comes to selecting perks, there isn’t a single attribute dedicated specifically to unarmed melee combat. However, you can focus on enhancing your speed and health to ensure you remain formidable in battle. The standout perk for Gorilla Arms is called Jailbreak, which requires ownership of the Phantom Liberty relic. This perk charges up your Gorilla Arms with each attack, allowing you to unleash a devastating shockwave attack. For maximum effectiveness, be sure to also obtain the Limiter Removal addition to Jailbreak.

Additionally, there are several other perks that will benefit your Gorilla Arms build:

  • Body: Adrenaline Rush, Juggernaut, Reflexes
  • Dash: Air Dash, Aerial Acrobat, Tailwind
  • Technical Ability: All Things Cyber, Chipware Connoisseur, License to Chrome, Edgerunner
  • Cool: Cyberware

Cyberware Recommendations

When it comes to choosing Cyberware to complement your Gorilla Arms, we suggest starting with a Berserk Operating System. Activating this Cyberware temporarily disables firearm usage but significantly increases your attack and movement speed. The percentage buffs for Tier 5 are particularly noteworthy. Additionally, the Dense Marrow Skeleton Cyberware boosts melee weapon damage but increases melee stamina cost. The Pain Editor and Subdermal Armor Integumentary System Cyberware are also recommended, as they reduce damage taken and increase armor. For increased melee attack speed, consider the Microrotors Circulatory System Cyberware. Lastly, to keep yourself standing in the midst of intense combat, the Heal-On-Kill Circulatory System Cyberware is a valuable choice.

Skill Recommendations

Out of the five available skill types in Cyberpunk 2077, focusing on Solo and Engineer will benefit your Gorilla Arms build the most. Solo increases your health and carrying capacity, and at level 45, it provides a 25% damage increase for strong and quick melee attacks. Engineer, on the other hand, enhances your armor and cyberware capacity. At level 50, you gain a significant +30% boost to all cyberware stat modifiers.

By following these recommendations, you will have crafted the most formidable Gorilla Arms build imaginable in Night City. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our comprehensive guide wiki or explore our additional coverage of Cyberpunk 2077.

About the Author:

Cameron Waldrop is a freelance writer for Twinfinite, specializing in battle royale games such as Fortnite and Apex Legends. His contributions to Twinfinite began in late 2019, and he has since provided many insightful game reviews. While Cameron enjoys a good shooter, his true passion lies in the world of JRPGs.