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Cyberpunk 2077 Annihilation

The Cyberpunk 2077 Annihilation Skill is influenced by leveling your Body Stat. The Annihilation skill improves your ability to handle Shotguns, Light Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns. When you level up this skill from Damaging enemies with shotguns, LMGs, and HMGs; XP is given after the target is defeated. You will gain access to Annihilation Perks that Reduces recoil of shotguns and light machine guns by 10% / 20%, and or Shotguns and light machine guns deal 3% / 6% / 10% more damage.

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How To Level Up Annihilation Skill in Cyberpunk 2077

The Annihilation skill is leveled up by killing enemies with Shotguns and Machine Guns.

How To Gain XP Skill XP
Damaging enemies with shotguns, LMGs, and HMGs; XP is given after the target is defeatedBased on damage dealt

Best Annihilation Perks in Cyberpunk 2077

List of the Best Annihilation Perks in Cyberpunk 2077, you can view what each perk does and how we rank them in our Annihilation Tier List.

  • S Tier - (Best) The Strongest Perks You can choose in this Cyberpunk 2077 Annihilation Tier List.
  • A Tier - (Strong) Very strong choice, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier - (Good) Solid Choice and can be viable with the right Builds.
  • C Tier - (Average) The middle of the pack neither good nor bad.
Rank Level Perks Effect
C
5PUMP IT, LOUDER!Reduces recoil of shotguns and light machine guns by 10% / 20%
C
1HAIL OF BULLETSShotguns and light machine guns deal 3% / 6% / 10% more damage
A
5IN YOUR FACEReduces reload time of shotguns and light machine guns by 20% / 40%
B
7DEAD CENTERIncreases damage to torso by 10% / 20%
A
7BLOODRUSHIncreases movement speed while carrying a shotgun or light machine gun by 5% / 10%
A
9MONGOOSEIncreases evasion by 25% while reloading
A
9BULLDOZERIncreases crit chance with shotguns and light machine guns by 10%
A
11MOMENTUM SHIFTDefeating an enemy increases movement speed by 10% / 15% / 20% for 10 seconds
A
11MASSACREIncreases crit damage with shotguns and light machine guns by 15% / 30% / 45%
A
12HEAVY LEADshotguns and light machine guns knock back enemies with more force
A
12SKEET SHOOTERDeal 15% more damage to moving targets
S
14MANICWhen entering combat, your movement speed increases by 20% for 10 second(s)
S
14UNSTOPPABLEDismembering an enemy increases fire rate (cycle time) by 10% for 8 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times
S
16SPEED DEMONYou deal more damage the faster you're moving
A
16BURN BABY BURNDoubles the duration of burn
S
18POPPIN' OFFShotguns have a 25% / 50% higher chance of dismembering enemies
A
18HIT THE DECKIncreases damage to staggered and knocked-down enemies by 10% / 20%
A
20BIATHLETEWeapon spread does not increase while moving
S
20BloodbathDismembering enemies reduces weapon recoil by 50% for 6 sec. +1% per Perk Level

List of Annihilation Skill Level Rewards

These are the level up bonus effect you will receive from simply leveling up the Annihilation skill.

Level Reward
1-
2Reduces the ADS Time of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 20%.
31 Perk Points.
4Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%.
5Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 25%.
61 Perk Points.
7Increases Crit Chance by 5% when using Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns.
8Reduces the Recoil of you Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%.
91 Perk Points.
101 Perk Points.
11Increases Damage by 20% when using Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns.
121 Perk Points.
13Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%.
14Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 15%.
151 Perk Points.
16Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 25%.
17Reduces the Spread of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 10%.
181 Perk Points.
19Reduces the Recoil of your Shotguns, Light Machine Guns, and Heavy Machine Guns by 15%.
20Unlocks the last perk in the Annihilation Skill Tree.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Annihilation Builds

List of what we consider to be the Best Annihilation Builds in Cyberpunk 2077.

A-Tier
Speed Demon Annihilation Build
19
Body
3
Reflexes
16
Cool
3
Intelligence
20
Technical Ability

The Best Weapons we recommend for this build
Name Stats
Power
DB-4 Igla
Stats

35-43 Damage
0.95 Attacks Per Seconds
+
25-30 Physical Damage
+
17.18% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
6% Bleeding Damage
0.98 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Effects

Shoots two rounds at a time, with reduced reload time and spread
Power
M2038 Tactician
Stats

25-30 Damage
1.21 Attacks Per Second
+
18-22 Chemical Damage
Effects

Increased number of pellets shot, reduced reload time, chance to apply Bleeding

The Best Cyberware we recommend for this build
Name Price Effect
Blood pump
Common
Circulatory System
5,000
Activate to instantly restore 50% of max health. CD 180 sec. Assign cyberware to the quickslot and activate it with middle mouse button.
Blood pump
Uncommon
Circulatory System
7,500
Activate to instantly restore 60% of max health. CD 180 sec. Assign cyberware to the quickslot and activate it with middle mouse button.
Body 8
Blood Pump
Rare
Circulatory System
15,000
Activate to instantly restore 70% of max health. CD 180 sec. Assign cyberware to the quickslot and activate it with middle mouse button.
Body 10
Blood pump
Epic
Circulatory System
25,000
Activate to instantly restore 80% of max health. CD 180 sec. Assign cyberware to the quickslot and activate it with middle mouse button.
Body 13
Blood Pump
Legendary
Circulatory System
35,000
Activate to instantly restore 90% of max health. CD 180 sec. Assign cyberware to the quickslot and activate it with middle mouse button.
Body 16
Second Heart
Legendary
Circulatory System
42,000
Instantly restores 100% of max Health when your health falls to 0. CD 2 min.
Body 16

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You should check out our Best Quickhacks Guide.

Speed Demon Annihilation Best Perks You Should Use
Skill Lvl Perks Effects
4 Slow And SteadyArmor is increased by 15% / 30% while moving
11 MultitaskerAllows you to shoot while sprinting, sliding and vaulting
11 Divided AttentionAllows you to reload weapons while sprinting, sliding and vaulting
14 MarathonerSprinting does not drain stamina
5 In Your FaceReduces reload time of shotguns and light machine guns by 20% / 40%
7 BloodrushIncreases movement speed while carrying a shotgun or light machine gun by 5% / 10%
9 BulldozerIncreases crit chance with shotguns and light machine guns by 10%
11 Momentum ShiftDefeating an enemy increases movement speed by 10% / 15% / 20% for 10 seconds
11 MassacreIncreases crit damage with shotguns and light machine guns by 15% / 30% / 45%
12 Heavy Leadshotguns and light machine guns knock back enemies with more force
14 ManicWhen entering combat, your movement speed increases by 20% for 10 second(s)
16 Speed DemonYou deal more damage the faster you're moving
18 Hit The DeckIncreases damage to staggered and knocked-down enemies by 10% / 20%
1 MechanicGain more components when disassembling
5 True CraftsmanAllows you to craft rare items
11 200% EfficiencyCrafted clothes gain 2.5% / 5% more armor
12 Grease MonkeyAllows you to craft epic items
16 Waste Not Want NotWhen disassembling an item, you get attached mods back
20 Cutting EdgeCrafted legendary weapons automatically get one stat improved by 5%
1 Crouching TigerIncreases movement speed while sneaking by 20%
7 Leg UpMovement speed after a successful takedown is increased by 30% for 10 seconds
16 Hasty RetreatTemporarily boosts movement speed by 50% for 5 seconds when detected by an enemy
1 Cold BloodAfter defeating an enemy, gain Cold Blood for 10 seconds and increase movement speed by 2%. Stacks up to 1/2/3 times
11 Coldest BloodIncreases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 1
16 UnbreakableIncreases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 1

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