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All Monowire in Cyberpunk 2077 and Where to Get Them

Whip it good.

Those looking to channel their inner Lucy with a Netrunner build in Cyberpunk 2077 are in luck. Not only can V get the Monowire implant, but they can also get a few different flavors of it and then enhance it to become quite the force to be reckoned with. Here are all of your options and where to get them.

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How to get Monowire in Cyberpunk 2077

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Monowire is a cyberware upgrade for the arms, much like the Mantis Blades or Gorilla Arms. Being a piece of cyberware, it can only be sold and installed by Ripperdocs around Night City. Depending on V’s level, the available Monowire will scale from Tier 2 through Tier 5++. While higher tiers can be purchased, the Monowire can also be upgraded via crafting components. I guess you could say it’s more environmentally friendly than tossing used arms in the dumpster.

Monowire Types

  • Monowire: This is your run-of-the-mill, standard implant.
  • Thermal Monowire: Light a fire under your enemies with this implant.
  • Electrifying Monowire: Was that a crack of lightning or a Monowire whip? Your enemies will be dead before they can figure it out.
  • Toxic Monowire: “Toxic” can mean so many things. Is it like a plague, radioactive waste, or is this Monowire upgrade unhealthy in relationships?

Monowire in Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t super effective on its own but can be enhanced through Perks. Through the Phantom Liberty Relic tree, V can utilize the Jailbreak Perk, which adds a dedicated slot for Control quickhacks. By charging the attack, V can upload the quickhack without a RAM cost while also dealing damage. That leads to Data Tunneling where subsequent Monowire attacks that hit the affected enemy and another will spread the quickhack.

This, in turn, pairs wonderfully with the Intelligence tree’s Embedded Exploit, which deals +60% quickhack damage against enemies affected by Control quickhacks at Level 2. The Netrunner build can then be enhanced with Siphon, which allows Monowire attacks to recover RAM. Finally, V can unlock the Monowire Finisher in this tree, which restores health and RAM in addition to nuking a foe.

All-in-all, Monowire can be a nasty way to go. It’s akin to hacking a person with a rope dart. I like that. I guess that means it’s time for a new playthrough.


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