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Cyberpunk 2077 Desperado

The Cyberpunk 2077 Desperado Perk is found within the Handguns Skill Tree and is improved by leveling your Reflexes Stat. The Desperado Perk Increases damage from Pistol and Revolver by 3% / 6% / 9%. We rank this as a B-Tier choice and recommend using Pistol and Revolver weapons with this perk.

Desperado

Skill Type: Handguns

Requires: Level 1 Reflexes

Effect: Increases damage from Pistol and Revolver by 3% / 6% / 9%

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Perks like Desperado in Cyberpunk 2077

List of Handguns Perks that are similar to Desperado.

Rank Lvl Perk Effect
A
1 High NoonIncreases crit chance with Pistol and Revolver by 4% / 8% / 12%
B
1 DesperadoIncreases damage from Pistol and Revolver by 3% / 6% / 9%
C
1 GunslingerReduces reload time for Pistol and Revolver by 10% / 15% / 25%
B
1 Rio BravoIncreases headshot damage multiplier with Pistol and Revolver by 10% / 20% / 30%
B
7 On The FlyReduces equipping and unequipping time for Pistol and Revolver by 25% / 50%
B
7 Long Shot Drop PopIncreases damage to enemies 5+ meters away by 25% / 50%
A
9 O.k. CorralDeal 50% more damage with Pistol and Revolver to enemies whose health is below 25%
A
9 Steady HandRedcues recoil from Pistol and Revolver by 30%
S
9 Vanishing PointEvasion increases by 25% for 7 seconds after performing a dodge when holding a Pistol and Revolver
C
11 From Head To ToeIncreases damage to limbs with ranged weapons by 7% / 15%
A
11 A Fistful Of EurodollarsIncreases crit damage from Pistol and Revolver by 10% / 20%
A
12 AcrobatYou can now dodge while aiming a Pistol and Revolver
B
12 Grand FinaleThe last round in a Pistol and Revolver magazine deals double damage
A
14 Attritional FireFiring consecutive shots with a Pistol and Revolver at the same target increases damage by 10%
S
14 Wild WestRemoves the damage penalty from Pistol and Revolver when shooting from a distance
S
16 WestworldIncreases crit chance by 10% for each mod installed on the Pistol and Revolver you're using
A
16 Snowball EffectAfter defeating an enemy, fire rate (cycle time) for Pistol and Revolver receives a 5% boost for 6 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times
S
18 Lead SpongeEnables you to shoot with Pistol and Revolver while dodging
S
20 BrainpowerAfter a successful headshot with a Pistol and Revolver, crit chance increases by 25% for 5 seconds
S
20 The Good, The Bad And The UglyAfter a successful Crit Hit with a Pistol or Revolver, damage and Armor increases by 30% for 5 seconds. +1% per Perk Level
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Best weapons to use with Desperado Perk in Cyberpunk 2077

We consider Pistol and Revolver weapons to be the best to use with the Desperado perk.

Pistol and Revolver Stats
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Power
Overture
Stats

49-61 Damage
2.29 Attacks Per Second
+
30-37 Physical Damage
+
3.66% Crit Chance
+
2.67 Crit Damage
+
6% Bleeding Chance
2.00 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Improved handling and firepower.
Tech
JKE-X2 Kenshin
Stats

78-96 Damage
3.57 Attacks Per Second
+
55-67 Physical Damage
+
16.60% Crit Chance
1.19 Charge Time
1.10 Charge Multiplier
+
6% Bleeding Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Increases Critical Chance, fire rate, reload speed and damage when your health is very low. Charged shots deal double damage.
Power
Overture
Stats

256-313 Damage
1.34 Attacks Per Second
+
188-222 Electrical Damage
+
78.22% Crit Damage
+
18% Shock Chance
3.50 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced recoil. Deals electrical damage with a chance to stun targets.
Tech
JKE-X2 Kenshin
Stats

26-32 Damage
3.85 Attacks Per Second
+
18-23 Chemical Damage
+
48-54% Crit Chance
1.50 Charge Time
1.26 Charge Multiplier
+
34.89% Poison Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Crit Chance, damage type and status effect application are randomized every time you reload.
Tech
RT-46 Burya
Stats

1873-2231 Damage
0.78 Attacks Per Second
+
273-333 Chemical/Electrical/Physical/Thermal Damage
Mod Slots

Mod Slot
Effects

Deals high thermal damage, but has low clip size and long reload times.
Power
Overture
Stats

248-304 Damage
1.21 Attacks Per Second
+
174-213 Physical Damage
+
140.60% Crit Damage
0.50 Charge Time
+
5% Bleeding Chance
4 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
2 Mod Slots
Effects

Charging for a brief time while aiming enables full auto mode. Decreases recoil, bullet spread and fire rate.
Power
DR5 Nova
Stats

95-115 Damage
6 Attacks Per Second
+
67-82 Phyiscal Damage
+
20.21% Crit Chance
3% Bleeding Chance
2.50 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Fires four rounds per shot, with increased damage, rate of fire and chance to dismember at the cost of increased recoil and bullet spread.
Tech
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Silencer Slot Scope Slot
Power
M-10AF Lexington
Stats

10-12 Damage
5.56 Attacks Per Second
+
7-9 Phyiscal Damage
1.80 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Effects

Headshot damage increased by 50%; significantly reduced reload time
Smart
DPS

Low
Requirement

Smart Link Cyberware
Tech
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Liberty
Stats

32-39 Damage
3.56 Attacks Per Second
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
1-4 Mod Slots
Effects

Ricochet effect functions without supporting cyberware. Lower recoil and increased fire rate, but reduced clip size.
Power
Nue
Stats

27-33 Damage
2.34 Attacks Per Second
+
21-26 Thermal Damage
+
13% Burn Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Reduced reload time and extra mod slot. Higher chance to apply Burn and to stun the target.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Tech
Omaha
Stats

12-15 Damage
17 Attacks Per Second
+
10-12 Thermal Damage
1.80 Charge Time
1.32 Charge Multiplier
+
10% Burn Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot Mod Slot
Effects

Fires an extra round per shot. Further increases the number of rounds fired when fully charged.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Tech
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Johnny Silverhand's weapon
Stats

96-118 Damage
2.22 Attacks Per Second
+
68-83 Thermal Damage
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
DPS

Hgh
Mod Slots

4 Mod Slots
Effects

Johnny Silverhand's weapon.
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
DPS

High
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Power
Liberty
Stats

68-83 Damage
3.75 Attacks Per Second
+
45-51 Physical Damage
+
14.92 Crit Chance
+
13% Bleeding Chance
1.20 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
Mod Slot
Effects

Bullets have a high chance to apply Bleeding. Each shot costs a Eurodollar instead of a bullet.
Power
Liberty
Stats

73-89 Damage
3.75 Attacks Per Second
+
51-63 Physical Damage
+
26.08% Crit Chance
+
13.00% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
10% Bleeding Damage
4.40 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Muzzle Slot
4 Mod Slots
Effects

Increased Crit Chance and headshot damage. Small chance to apply Stun.
Tech
DPS

High
Requirement

Body 6
Mod Slots

Scope Slot
Power
Nue
Effects

Shoots one additional projectile per shot and deals electrical damage, with a chance to apply Shock.
Power
DPS

Medium
Power
DPS

Medium
Mod Slots

Silencer Scope
Smart
HJKE-11 Yukimura
Mod Slots

2x Mod Slots
Effects

Fires four rounds per shot. Increases ammo clip size, projectile speed and can target up to six targets simultaneously. Bullets deal additional electrical damage with an increased chance to apply Shock.

Best Desperado Build, Weapons, and Cyberware in Cyberpunk 2077

We recommend using this Stealth Assassin build with the Desperado Perk, together with Crouching Tiger and Cold Blood will improve the overall build.

A-Tier
Stealth Assassin Build
3
Body
20
Reflexes
20
Cool
15
Intelligence
3
Technical Ability

The Best Weapons we recommend for this build
Name Stats
Power
Liberty
Stats

73-89 Damage
3.75 Attacks Per Second
+
51-63 Physical Damage
+
26.08% Crit Chance
+
13.00% Bonus Ricochet Damage
+
10% Bleeding Damage
4.40 Headshot Damage Multiplier
Effects

Increased Crit Chance and headshot damage. Small chance to apply Stun.

The Best Cyberware we recommend for this build
Name Price Effect
Limbic System Enchancement
Common
Frontal Cortex
3,000
Increase Crit Chance by 7%
Int 6
Limbic System Enchancement
Rare
Frontal Cortex
9,000
Increases Crit Chance by 15%
Int 9
Synaptic Accelerator
Common
Nervous System
5,000
Slows time by 25% for 2 sec. when you are detected by enemies. CD 60 sec
Synaptic Accelerator
Uncommon
Nervous System
7,500
Slows time by 30% for 2 sec. when you are detected by enemies. CD 60 sec
Synaptic Accelerator
Rare
Nervous System
15,000
Slows time by 30% for 3 sec. when you are detected by enemies. CD 60 sec
Ref 14
Synaptic Accelerator
Legendary
Nervous System
35,000
Slows time by 50% for 4 sec. when you are detected by enemies. CD 60 sec
Ref 20

The Best Mods we recommend for this build
Name Type Effect
Trajectory Analysis
Legendary
Kiroshi Optics Fragment
Bonus damage from headshots + 50%.

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.

Stealth Assassin Best Perks You Should Use
Skill Lvl Perks Effects
1 High NoonIncreases crit chance with Pistol and Revolver by 4% / 8% / 12%
1 DesperadoIncreases damage from Pistol and Revolver by 3% / 6% / 9%
1 Rio BravoIncreases headshot damage multiplier with Pistol and Revolver by 10% / 20% / 30%
7 Long Shot Drop PopIncreases damage to enemies 5+ meters away by 25% / 50%
11 A Fistful Of EurodollarsIncreases crit damage from Pistol and Revolver by 10% / 20%
14 Wild WestRemoves the damage penalty from Pistol and Revolver when shooting from a distance
16 WestworldIncreases crit chance by 10% for each mod installed on the Pistol and Revolver you're using
20 BrainpowerAfter a successful headshot with a Pistol and Revolver, crit chance increases by 25% for 5 seconds
1 Big SleepUnlocks the Big Sleep daemon which disables all cameras in the network for 3 minute(s)
1 BiosynergyEnables RAM to recover during combat (at a rate of 4 / 8 /12 RAM unit(s) per minute).
5 Forget-me-notEliminating a target affected by a quickhack instantly recovers 1 RAM unit(s)
9 Signal SupportIncreases quickhack duration by 25% / 50%
1 Crouching TigerIncreases movement speed while sneaking by 20%
1 Silent And DeadlyIncreases damage dealt by silenced weapons by 25% while sneaking
7 Strike From The ShadowsIncreases your crit chance by 15% while sneaking
9 SniperIncreases damage from headshots fire from outside combat by 30% / 50%
12 GhostDetection time is increased by 20% / 40%.
16 Silent And DeadlyIncreases damage dealt by silenced weapons by 25% while sneaking
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 Frozen PrecisionIncreases headshot damage by 50%
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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