Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty all Relic Skills explained

James Busby
Johnny Silverhand Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom LibertyCD Projekt RED

There’s plenty of new content to look forward with Cyberpunk 2077’s recently released expansion such as Relic Skills. This new skill tree introduced in Phantom Liberty allows players to upgrade their Cyberware in the game. Here’s a rundown of every Relic Skill, and what each one does.

A new big addition in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion is the Relic Skill Tree and players can utilize this to enhance their Cyberware in the RPG which results in a lot of added survivability and more powerful builds.

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When you coordinate your Relic Skills with the brand-new Perks in Phantom Liberty they become even more powerful so it’s important to know what each one does so you can add the most effective skills to your preferred build.

Here’s every Relic Skill in the DLC, and a rundown of what they all do in the game.

All Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Relic Skills 

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Relic SkillsCD Projekt RED
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Relic Skills greatly enhance combat.

There are a total of nine Relic Skills in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, all of which serve to enhance V’s Cyberware abilities. All the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Relic Skills available with the expansion can be seen below:

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This skill is perfect for players who love melee attacks because it unlocks abilities related to the cyberware in V’s arms like the Mantis Blades, Monowire, Projectile Launch System and Gorilla Arms.

Dismembering an enemy or performing a Finisher with Mantis Blades will charge the next Leap Attack. The charged leap attack has a +30m reach and deals huge amounts of damage to all nearby foes, making it extremely useful when you want to slice your way through grouped targets.

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Emergency Cloaking

Emergency Cloaking improves the Optical Camo Cyberware, which enables V to lose enemies during combat. Activating this during combat causes enemies to lose track of you, granting players the perfect chance to escape. If you’re looking for a more stealthy game style, this is the skill for you.

Limiter Removal

Limit Removal skillCD Projekt RED

The shockwave from charged Gorilla Arms sends enemies flying and now knocks down all enemies within range. It’s also a good AoE and crowd control ability that you might need to use when cornered by a horde of enemies or if you need a minute to cooldown.

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Sensory Protocol

When V is crouched and detected by an enemy, time will temporarily slow down. This enables you to quickly dash out of their line of sight to avoid being spotted. Sensory Protocol will be invaluable for those who enjoy a more stealthy approach to combat. 

Even though it has a 120 second cooldown, it can save you a lot of time during your missions. Plus, this is the only complimentary ability of Emergency Cloaking.

Vulnerability Analytics 

During combat, V can now detect vulnerabilities in enemy armor and Cyberware. Hitting these vulnerable areas provides 100% Crit Chance, +25% Armor Penetration, and Weakspot damage bonuses.

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If that wasn’t exciting enough, dealing enough damage to an enemy’s vulnerability will cause it to explode, generating an EMP blast that damages foes within a 3m radius, and it has no cooldown.

Launch Capacity Override

Launch Capacity Override Relic SkillCD Projekt RED

Launch Capacity Override sees V unleash some powerful wrist rockets, obliterating enemies in an instant. The improved skill gives a +1 additional charge for the Projectile Launch System, giving players even more explosive mayhem. If you spec into Pyromania, you’ll definitely want to max out your Launcher.

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Machine Learning 

Destroying an enemy’s vulnerability grants +10% frequency of new vulnerabilities from appearing on an enemy, and provides +5% Crit Damage against vulnerabilities. The skill lasts for 25 seconds and can stack up to five times. Reaching max stacks doubles these effects. This is a complementary perk for Vulnerability Analytics.

Data Tunneling

If you have a Netrunner build, this might be the most useful ability you can choose. When an enemy is affected by a Monowire-uploaded quickhack, normal Monowire attacks which hit that enemy and other enemies simultaneously will spread the quickhack to them. This can make fights a lot easier, though you’ll need to get close to the enemies for it to work as expected.

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Spatial Mapping

Spatial Mapping Relic SkillCD Projekt RED

Spatial Mapping enables V to leap toward their target with the Mantis Blades, crippling enemies and increasing dismemberment chance for 10 seconds. This attack is great for covering great distances and gives melee players the chance to unleash a flurry of attacks. 

So, there you have it, that’s every Relic Skill in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty so far. Make sure you check out our Cyberpunk page for all the latest news and guides.

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