Level Up Shinobi in Cyberpunk 2077 Guide

The latest update for Cyberpunk 2077, version 2.0, has introduced changes to the skill progression system. One of the skill categories, Shinobi, focuses on stealth, precision, and evasion abilities. With these changes, leveling up your Shinobi skill tree can greatly benefit stealth-focused gameplay. In this article, we will discuss the best methods to quickly level up Shinobi in Cyberpunk 2077.

Best Ways to Level Up Shinobi in Cyberpunk 2077

How To Level Up Shinobi Quickly

To efficiently level up the Shinobi skill, it is recommended to use weapons such as katanas, chainswords, machetes, and the iconic Mantis Blades cyberware. By constantly engaging in fast attacks with these bladed weapons during combat, you can earn skill points for Shinobi progression. It is important to note that using ranged weapons will provide minimal experience for the Shinobi skill, so focusing on close-quarters combat is advised.

In addition to melee kills, utilizing parkour actions such as running, dodging, jumping, climbing, and sliding will also contribute to the progression of the Shinobi skill. Instead of taking direct routes, try to navigate environments using these movement skills. Performing stealth takedowns with high mobility will further accumulate experience for Shinobi.

As you level up your Shinobi skill, you will unlock passive bonuses that enhance your combat effectiveness. These include increased critical hit chance while crouching and reduced stamina costs for dodging and dashing. The final skill in the Shinobi tree provides a 40% critical hit bonus when utilizing the Sandevistan cyberware.

Shinobi Rank Bonuses

  • Rank 5: Increases Movement Speed by 5%
  • Rank 10: -5% Stamina Cost From Dodging and Dashing
  • Rank 15: +1 Perk Point
  • Rank 20: Better accuracy after dodging or dashing
  • Rank 25: Increased Accuracy For a Short Time After Dodging and Dashing
  • Rank 30: Decreased stamina cost for dodging and dashing
  • Rank 35: +1 Perk Point
  • Rank 40: Increased Mitigation Chance The Faster You Move
  • Rank 45: +25 Damage With Fast Attacks
  • Rank 50: Air Dashing and Sliding Automatically Reload 20% of Your Equipped Weapon
  • Rank 55: When Attacking From Midair or While Time Is Slowed, Low Stamina Does Not Affect Ranged Accuracy or Melee Attack Speed
  • Rank 60: When Sandevistan is Active: +40 Crit Chance and No Stamina Cost For Any Type of Movement

That concludes our guide on how to level up Shinobi quickly in Cyberpunk 2077. If you found this information helpful, be sure to check out our other guides on playing the DLC with an existing character, obtaining the new ending in Phantom Liberty, and exploring more Cyberpunk 2077 Guides on Gamer Tweak.