Best Ripperdoc Upgrades in Cyberpunk 2077

The best Ripperdoc upgrades in Cyberpunk 2077 will guarantee some of the most powerful abilities for V.
The best Ripperdoc upgrades in Cyberpunk 2077 will guarantee some of the most powerful abilities for V. / CD Projekt Red

The best Ripperdoc upgrades in Cyberpunk 2077 will guarantee some of the most powerful abilities for V.

It's no secret that CD Projekt Red's sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, takes place in a world where bionic upgrading of the human body is extraordinarily commonplace. People can have anything fixed, enhanced, or replaced from their circulatory system to their eyesight. The only technicians able to install and repair this technology, known as cyberware, are "ripperdocs" who can be found all throughout the world.

Best Ripperdoc Upgrades in Cyberpunk 2077

1. Bioplastic Blood Vessels

The game describes this piece of cyberware as something that "facilitates the body's distribution of blood and blood-borne substances." It increases health regeneration outside of combat by 50 points. Players need 14 body points to equip it from the Ripperdoc in Watson or northwest Kabuki.

2. Dynalar Sandevistan MK.4

This piece is known as "Dynalar's greatest achievement to date. This implant boasts lightning fast connection speeds, combat system flexibility and optimized combat perceptiveness." It provides a togglable chronological effect which slows time 25% for 16 seconds and adds 15% more damage to V's abilities while active. Players can get it Viktor in Watson while having 16 points in reflexes.

3. Gorilla Arms

This piece adds a bonus to V's unarmed abilities, such as prying open doors, destroying turrets, or throwing a good old-fashioned punch. It adds a host of buffs including 224-274 damage, +92-113 physical damage, 3.57 increase in attack speed, 3% critical chance, +10% critical damage, and +20% bleeding chance. Players will have to reach Street Cred rank 45 for these to become available, however.

4. Kerenzikov

The Kerenzikov is noted as a "classic reflex booster." It can slow time by up to 90% for 3.5 seconds whenever the player aims, blocks, or attacks while dodging. It requires 18 points in reflexes and can be acquired from the ripperdoc in west Santo Domingo.

5. Reinforced Tendons

This is one of the most potent commonly acknowledged cyberware pieces among players. The biggest draw is its addition of the Double Jump ability and it is fairly easy to find all throughout Night City.

6. Second Heart

Ever wanted to be a Timelord? Now, you can. The Second Heart cyberware "corrects one of nature's greatest flaws by giving you a second lease on life." It essentially acts as an "extra life" mechanic that restores V's health to full when brought to zero. It requires 16 points in body and can be installed from the ripperdoc in Haywood.

7. Smart Link

This cyberware addition gives V access to the "smart-targeting" attribute of Smart Weapons. Basically, it allows the player to shoot and hit their target without the restriction of aiming correctly. Simply tag and fire away! It becomes available from the Ripperdoc in Watson for 9000 E or can be snagged for free after completing "The Gig" side job.

8. Syn-Lungs

Syn-Lungs function a lot like Second Heart cyberware except they work on stamina rather than health. It improves stamina regeneration by up to 25 points and is recommended for melee-focused builds.