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Cyberpunk 2077 Dead Center

The Cyberpunk 2077 Dead Center Perk is found within the Annihilation Skill Tree and is improved by leveling your Body Stat. The Dead Center Perk Increases damage to torso by 10% / 20%. We rank this as a B-Tier choice and recommend using Shotgun and HMG weapons with this perk.

Dead Center

Skill Type: Annihilation

Requires: Level 7 Body

Effect: Increases damage to torso by 10% / 20%

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Perks like Dead Center in Cyberpunk 2077

List of Annihilation Perks that are similar to Dead Center.

Rank Lvl Perk Effect
C
5 Pump It, Louder!Reduces recoil of shotguns and light machine guns by 10% / 20%
C
1 Hail Of BulletsShotguns and light machine guns deal 3% / 6% / 10% more damage
A
5 In Your FaceReduces reload time of shotguns and light machine guns by 20% / 40%
B
7 Dead CenterIncreases damage to torso by 10% / 20%
A
7 BloodrushIncreases movement speed while carrying a shotgun or light machine gun by 5% / 10%
A
9 MongooseIncreases evasion by 25% while reloading
A
9 BulldozerIncreases crit chance with shotguns and light machine guns by 10%
A
11 Momentum ShiftDefeating an enemy increases movement speed by 10% / 15% / 20% for 10 seconds
A
11 MassacreIncreases crit damage with shotguns and light machine guns by 15% / 30% / 45%
A
12 Heavy Leadshotguns and light machine guns knock back enemies with more force
A
12 Skeet ShooterDeal 15% more damage to moving targets
S
14 ManicWhen entering combat, your movement speed increases by 20% for 10 second(s)
S
14 UnstoppableDismembering an enemy increases fire rate (cycle time) by 10% for 8 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times
S
16 Speed DemonYou deal more damage the faster you're moving
A
16 Burn Baby BurnDoubles the duration of burn
S
18 Poppin' OffShotguns have a 25% / 50% higher chance of dismembering enemies
A
18 Hit The DeckIncreases damage to staggered and knocked-down enemies by 10% / 20%
A
20 BiathleteWeapon spread does not increase while moving
S
20 BloodbathDismembering enemies reduces weapon recoil by 50% for 6 sec. +1% per Perk Level
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Best weapons to use with Dead Center Perk in Cyberpunk 2077

We consider Shotgun and HMG weapons to be the best to use with the Dead Center perk.

Shotgun and HMG Stats
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Smart
DPS

None
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Power
DPS

Low
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

Low
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
DPS

High
Power
M251S Ajax
Stats

46-56 Damage
4.89 Attacks Per Second
+
32-39 Chemical Damage
+
32-39 Physical Damage
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Effects

High dismembering probability and fire rate.
Power
Carnage
Stats

11-14x20 Damage
0.66 Attacks Per Second
+
10-13 Thermal Damage
+
3% Burn Damage
1.02 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Mod Slot
Effects

Low reload speed but reduced spread while aiming.
Power
HJSH-18 Masamune
Stats

93-113 Damage
2.94 Attacks Per Second
+
65-80 Physical Damage
+
26.48% Crit Chance
+
52.48% Crit Damage
+
10% Bleeding Damage
2 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
4x Mod Slots
Effects

Piercing projectiles.
Power
D5 Copperhead
Stats

41-50 Damage
6.38 Attacks Per Second
+
31-38 Thermal Damage
+
24.08% Crit Chance
+
18% Burn Chance
1 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

High thermal damage with a chance to apply Burn.
Power
M2038 Tactician
Stats

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

Scope Slot
Effects

Increased number of pellets shot, reduced reload time, chance to apply Bleeding
Smart
L-69 Zhuo
Stats

27-33 Damage
0.87 Attacks Per Second
+
19-23 Physical Damage
+
19.46% Crit Chance
+
83.40% Crit Damage
+
10% Bleeding Chance
2.11 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Effects

Fires explosive rounds and rips enemies to shreds.
Smart
D5 Sidewinder
Stats

23-28 Damage
6 Attacks Per Second
+
17-20 Electrical Damage
Effects

Can target up to five enemies simultaneously. Deals chemical damage with a chance to apply Poison.

Best Dead Center Build, Weapons, and Cyberware in Cyberpunk 2077

We recommend using this Monowire build with the Dead Center Perk, together with Strike From The Shadows and Cold Blood will improve the overall build.

B-Tier
Monowire Build
20
Body
3
Reflexes
20
Cool
15
Intelligence
3
Technical Ability

Looking for a weapon to use with this build? Visit our Best Weapons Guide.

The Best Cyberware we recommend for this build
Name Price Effect
Visual cortex support
Common
Frontal Cortex
3,000
Increases Crit Damage by 15%
Int 6
Visual cortex support
Uncommon
Frontal Cortex
4,500
Increases Crit Damage by 16%
Int 8
Visual cortex support
Epic
Frontal Cortex
15,000
Increases Crit Damage by 30%
Int 12
Visual cortex support
Legendary
Frontal Cortex
21,000
Increases Crit Damage by 45%
Int 16
Microvibration Generator
Uncommon
Skeleton Cyberware
7,500
Increases base damage of melee weapons by 5%
Microvibration Generator
Rare
Skeleton Cyberware
15,000
Increases base damage of melee weapons by 10%
Ref 12
Monowire
Rare
Arms Cyberware
15,450
126-155 Dmg. +52-64 Physical Dmg. 2.5 Attack Speed. +10% Bleed Chance. Charges when equipped but not used in combat. Attacks with a charged wire deal bonus dmg based on charge level. Charge level and monus damage dealth decline with each attack. Deals Physical damage. Deals high ammount of concentrated dmg and can instantly dismember an enemy.
SC 20
Monowire
Epic
Arms Cyberware
25,450
150-184 Dmg. +62-76 Physical Dmg. 2.5 Attack Speed. +15% Bleed Chance. Same as Rare. 1 Mod slot
SC 25
Monowire
Legendary
Arms Cyberware
100,450
163-199 dmg. +67-82 physical dmg. 2.5 AS +20% Bleed. Same as Rare. 2 Mod slots.
SC 45

The Best Mods we recommend for this build
Name Type Effect
Threat Detector
Rare
Kiroshi Optics Fragment
Enemies that detect you are automatically highlighted.
Weakspot Detection
Uncommon
Kiroshi Optics Fragment
Crit Chance +5%.

Need a cyberdeck to complete this build? You should check out our Best Cyberdeck Guide.

The Best Quickhacks to use with this build
Name Price Specs Effect
Ping
Uncommon
60
RAM Cost: 1
Upload Time: 1
Duration: 20
Cooldown: 0
Reveals enemies and devices connected to the local network.
Ping
Legendary
280
RAM Cost: 1
Upload Time: 1
Duration: 20
Cooldown: 0
Highlighted targets can be scanned and quickhacked through solid obstacles.

Monowire Best Perks You Should Use
Skill Lvl Perks Effects
5 InvincibleIncreases max health by 10% / 20% / 30%
9 Steel And ChromeIncreases melee damage by 10% / 20%
7 Dead CenterIncreases damage to torso by 10% / 20%
11 Momentum ShiftDefeating an enemy increases movement speed by 10% / 15% / 20% for 10 seconds
12 Skeet ShooterDeal 15% more damage to moving targets
4 DazedAttacks have a 15% / 30% chance to apply stun
1 FlurryIncreases damage from combo attacks by 30% / 40% / 50%
6 Efficient BlowsReduces stamina cost for all attacks by 25% / 50%
8 Opportune StrikeIncreases damage against enemies affected by stun by 50%
15 FrenzyDefeating an enemy increases damage by 100% for 10 seconds
18 UnshakableSuccessful attacks against enemies affected by stun restore 5% / 10% % / 15% health and 5% / 10% % / 15% stamina
1 Crouching TigerIncreases movement speed while sneaking by 20%
7 AssassinDeal 15% more damage to human enemies
7 Strike From The ShadowsIncreases your crit chance by 15% while sneaking
12 GhostDetection time is increased by 20% / 40%.
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
7 Critical ConditionIncreases duration of Cold Blood by 5/10 seconds
11 Coldest BloodIncreases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 1
12 Blood BrawlWhen Cold Blood is active, increases damage with melee weapons by 5% / 10%
12 PredatorIncreases attack speed by 1% / 3% per stack of Cold Blood
14 Cold And CalculatingLanding a crit hit has 25% chance of applying a stack of Cold Blood
16 UnbreakableIncreases max stack amount for Cold Blood by 1
16 CoolagulantStacks of Cold Blood are removed one by one, not all at once
20 MercilessWhile Cold Blood is active, Increases Crit Chance by 10% and Crit Damage by 25%. 1% Crit Chance and 3% Crit Damage per Perk Level.

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