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Cyberpunk 2077 Mantis Blade locations and mods explained

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Mantis Blades are a type of Cyberware that you can give V in Cyberpunk 2077.

Once the Mantis Blades have been implanted in V's body, you'll be able to attach your enemies with a series of powerful blades, which can be improved through the use of Mantis Blade mods.

If you fancy a pair of Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077, then check out our guide below to learn how to find a pair of free legendary Mantis Blades, which will definitely give you an advantage over your foes.

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Mantis Blades and rarity difference in Cyberpunk 2077 explained

Mantis Blades are one of the four Cyberware available for your arms in Cyberpunk 2077 and are an excellent choice for your one Cyberware arm slot.

Once you've installed the Mantis Blades, you'll be able to use them instead of your typical melee attack to deliver a series of powerful blows to your enemy.

There are three different rarity levels for the Mantis Blades - rare, epic and legendary.

The rarity of the Mantis Blades decides the price, the Street Cred level required to use them and how many mods can be applied.

The Street Cred level you need for each rarity level of Mantis Blades are:

  • Rare - Level 20
  • Epic - Level 25
  • Legendary - Level 45

Other than the price, the differences between the rarity levels for Mantis Blades are which mods you can apply to them.

Rare Mantis Blades allow you to apply Mantis Blade Edge Mods, Epic Mantis Blade mods allow you to apply two mods - an Edge mod and a Mantis Blade Rotor mod. Finally, the legendary level Mantis Blades have a third mod slot, which can hold any Mantis Blade mod.

Mantis Blades location: How to get Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077

It is possible to find Mantis Blades by looting certain boxes throughout Night City, but the easiest way to outfit yourself with a pair of Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077 is to visit a Ripperdoc. That said, you can find a free pair of legendary Mantis Blades, which we explain in the next section.

There are 14 Ripperdocs scattered across Night City and each one will offer to sell you a set of Mantis Blades, with the price depending on the rarity of the blades, which will also differ from Ripperdoc to Ripperdoc. It's important to note that not all Ripperdoc sell Mantis Blades, so, if you want a pair, make sure you visit the right Ripperdoc.

Below you find a list of all the Ripperdocs in Night City, along with the price and rarity of the Mantis Blades they offer:

LocationRarity Price
City Center - DowntownLegendary 100350
Heywood - WellspringsLegendary 100350
Pacifica - West Wind EstateN/AN/A
Santo Domingo - ArroyoN/AN/A
Santo Domingo - Rancho CoronadoN/AN/A
The Badlands - Mobile CampN/AN/A
Watson - KabukiRare15350
Watson - KabukiRare15350
Watson - KabukiRare15350
Watson - Little China - Viktor (1)Rare15350
Watson - NorthsideRare15350
Westbrook - Charter HillRare15350
Westbrook - JapantownRare15350
Westbrook - Japantown - Fingers (2)N/AN/A

1 - If you want to purchase Mantis Blades from Viktor, then you need to complete Paid In Full.

2 - If you harm Fingers during the main mission, The Space In Between, you'll be unable to use his Ripperdoc services.

How to get free legendary Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077

If you want a pair of Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077, but don't fancy parting with any of your Eddies, then you can easily pick up a pair of legendary Mantis Blades once you gain full access to Night City in Act 2.

To find these legendary blades you need to head to the Night City Center for Behavioral Health, which can be easily found in the Corpo Plaza. To reach it quickly you can fast travel to Halsey & Mlk and then walk to the road junction directly east of this fast travel spot.

Head to this location.

Once you're there, walk around the left-hand side of the main entrance of the Behavioral Health Center and you'll see a doorway with yellow bars.

Find this entrance.

If this is your first time visiting this area you'll receive a call from Regina Jones to tell you about a Tiger Claw member succumbing to cyberpsychosis, which will unlock Cyberpsycho Sighting: Phantom of Night City.

Norio Akuhara can be a difficult enemy to fight, especially if you're low levelled, but you don't have to fight him to grab these Mantis Blades.

When you first arrive in this small area, Akuhara will be distracted by another enemy, giving you the time to run to the right-hand side of the alley, where, near a dead body, you'll find a box of items.

He will be distracted for some vital seconds.

Quickly loot this box and then run out of this area - you'll now be the proud owner of a pair of legendary Mantis Blades.

You can quickly run to this box and to loot some legendary Mantis Blades.

Now all you have to do is visit any Ripperdoc in Night City and they'll install the blades for free.

Mantis Blade Mods and where to find them in Cyberpunk 2077 explained

There are two types of mobs available for the Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077 - Mantis Blade Edge and Mantis Blade Rotor, which will increase the attack speed of your blades.

The Mantis Blade Edge, however, changes the type of damage dealt by your blades. There are four different types of damage that the Mantis Blades can deal - physical, thermal, chemical and electrical.

These mods can be purchased from the various Ripperdocs scattered across Night City, though the stock available will depend on the Ripperdoc you're visiting, and you can also find the mods by looting either the bodies of your enemies or boxes.

You can also craft your own Mantis Blades mods if you know the specs, which can also be purchased from Ripperdocs, and have the right components.

Have fun slicing people up with your Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077!