The monowire has come a long way since its debut in Night City. With the recent Phantom Liberty DLC, you can now upload quickhacks directly into your unsuspecting victims. It's like giving a birthday gift to someone who desperately needs a shock to their system. The monowire has truly evolved into a weapon of choice for both silent assassins and not-so-silent mercenaries.
Now, you might be wondering, why would anyone give up their trusty melee weapons for this cybernetic marvel? Well, my friends, the monowire is a secret that has been kept under wraps for a reason. It's not just a garrote wire; it's a whip of destruction. Its range extends far beyond what meets the eye, surpassing even the most powerful shotguns. It's like having Inspector Gadget's extendable arms, but deadlier.
But wait, there's more! Unlike those sleek and lightweight katanas that drain your stamina faster than a marathon, the monowire is surprisingly friendly. It's like that one friend who always offers to pay the bill when you go out for dinner. The monowire's stamina drain is light, allowing you to keep swinging and slicing in those long and intense fights. It's the perfect companion for a night of cybernetic carnage.
Using the monowire is a piece of cake, although you might be slicing cake-shaped enemies instead. Simply equip it at a ripperdoc, activate your arm weapon through the handy-dandy weapon select tool, and voilà! You're ready to unleash chaos like a kid in a candy store. The quick attack swings the monowire in a wide arc, hitting multiple enemies at once. It's like being a conductor of destruction, orchestrating a symphony of pain.
But that's not all, my fellow cyberpunks! Hold down the attack button to unleash a charged attack that comes crashing down like Thor's hammer. It's a devastating blow that might not hit adjacent enemies, but it will make a single target regret their life choices. Remember, it's not the size of the weapon; it's how you use it.
Now, let's talk about the monowire's damage. In the past, different upgrades could change its damage type. However, with the 2.0 update, the damage type is determined by the specific variant you purchase at a ripperdoc. There are four types, each dealing a different kind of damage and potentially applying a unique status ailment. Choose wisely, my friends, and align it with your highest attribute to maximize its destructive potential.
Speaking of attributes, let's dive into the perks that enhance the monowire. The Body tree offers Juggernaut, a perk that boosts damage by a solid 10 percent. It's like finding a cheat code for life, except it's legal. Just make sure you have 15 points in Body and have unlocked the Adrenaline Rush perk. However, most Body-focused builds prefer gorilla arms, but hey, to each their own.
Now, if you're a brainiac, Intelligence is where the monowire truly shines. It's a netrunner's dream weapon, offering two fantastic perks. Finisher: Live Wire provides flashy finisher animations and a way to regain a significant chunk of RAM. It's like hitting Ctrl+Z on your mistakes, but with style. Siphon takes it a step further by recovering RAM with every strike, allowing you to spam quickhacks like there's no tomorrow. It's like having unlimited access to the Matrix.
But we're not done yet! The Technical Ability tree also has some tricks up its cybernetic sleeve. Perks like All Things Cyber, Driver Update, Chipware Connoisseur, and License to Chrome improve the monowire's stats. And let's not forget about Edgerunner, which unlocks the Fury condition. This temporary boost in damage will turn you into an unstoppable force of nature, tearing through enemies like a tornado through a trailer park.
For those lucky souls with the Phantom Liberty DLC, Jailbreak is the perk to unlock first. It upgrades the monowire to inflict a control quickhack with a fully-charged heavy attack. It's like giving your enemies a digital shock therapy session. And if you want to take it up a notch, the Data Tunneling perk lets you apply that same quickhack to nearby enemies with a swiping attack. It's likecreating a chain reaction of chaos and confusion.
Of course, no discussion about the monowire would be complete without mentioning its iconic cyberware upgrade: the "Whirling Blades." This upgrade turns your monowire into a spinning death machine, allowing you to hit multiple enemies simultaneously with a flurry of deadly strikes. It's like playing a game of cybernetic pinball, bouncing between enemies and racking up the points.
Now, it's worth noting that the monowire does have its limitations. It's not the best choice for long-range combat, as its reach is limited compared to firearms or even some melee weapons. Additionally, while the monowire is a versatile and lethal tool, it may not be the optimal choice for all playstyles or builds. It's important to consider your character's attributes, perks, and overall playstyle when deciding whether to embrace the monowire madness.
But for those who are willing to embrace the chaos, the monowire offers a unique and exhilarating playstyle. It's a weapon that embodies the spirit of Cyberpunk 2077, where high-tech meets low-life, and style meets substance. So, if you're ready to slice through your enemies like a digital samurai, dive into the world of monowire madness and unleash your cybernetic fury upon Night City.
Disclaimer: The monowire is a dangerous weapon and should only be used in the virtual world of Cyberpunk 2077. Please do not attempt to recreate or emulate any cyberware or violence in the real world. Stay safe and enjoy the game responsibly.
Note: The information provided in this article is based on the knowledge cutoff in September 2021, and it assumes no major changes or updates have been made to Cyberpunk 2077 since then. Please consult the latest official sources and updates for the most up-to-date information on the game.