How to Spend Attribute Points in Cyberpunk 2077

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Pyramid Cyberpunk 2077
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Part of the enjoyment of Cyberpunk 2077 comes from constructing your character and making them into exactly what you want them to be. Perhaps you want them to be your standard, run-of-the-mill soldier who focuses entirely on skill over tech to gain an edge. Maybe it’s a cyber demon of a character, to the point where you wonder what semblance of a human being is left under all that metal and wiring. One major part of that comes through the skill tree and spending skill points wherever possible. Here’s how to spend attribute points in Cyberpunk 2077.

How to Assign Attribute Points in Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Skill Tree
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Once you have at least one attribute point to spend, open up your inventory and navigate to the Character tab, which should appear at the top of the screen. From here, you’ll see five different options to choose from. While there is a sixth option in the Relic skill tree, this is only available to mess with once you’ve started the Phantom Liberty expansion.

Cyberpunk 2077 Skill Tree Attribute Points
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From here, select one of those five skills to open up its skill tree. On the left, you should see a point system climbing from 1 to 20 points. Click on the small plus, and you’ll assign an attribute point to that skill. Every five attribute points in a skill will unlock a new set of options in the skill tree to unlock with perk points.

What Does Assigning Attribute Points Get You in Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 Attribute Points Body Skill
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Besides getting access to new perks, leveling an attribute will contribute some minor buffs to a specific area. The buffs you get are as follows:

  • Body: +2 Max Health per Attribute Point.
  • Reflexes: +0.5% Crit Chance per Attribute Point.
  • Technical Ability: +2 Armor per Attribute Point.
  • Intelligence: +1 Max RAM per four Attribute Points.
  • Cool: +1.25% Crit Damage per Attribute Point.

If you ask me, Body and Reflexes are going to provide the most for you in the long run. However, it’ll all depend on the type of character you’re building.

If you need some more help with setting up your character, check out our guide on how to find Skippy in Cyberpunk 2077.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.