Cyberpunk Level Cold Blood - How to get Cold Blood XP?

The Cold Blood skill in Cyberpunk 2077 has one of the more versatile perk trees that you can invest in, and complements a lot of different builds. However, the problem there is that it seems like the CP2077 Cold Blood skill is really slow to level up. Considering that the Cold Blood skill is very valuable, you want to figure out how to increase it as soon as possible. That’s exactly what we’ll be explaining in our Cyberpunk 2077 Level Up Cold Blood Skill guide.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Level Up Cold Blood Skill

What is Cold Blood in Cyberpunk?

Cold blood is a skill tree under the Cool attribute that you can level up and unlock different perks for. It is a supplementary perk tree that helps various combat styles. It is tied to the Cool attribute, which is used primarily for better stealth play. However, the way its perks work it makes it good for many playstyles. Primary perk you will unlock first is called Cold Blood and it gives you a buff for 10 seconds. Each subsequent perk in this tree enhances your resilience, health regen, quickhack speed, damage and basically all the major stats, while the Cold Buff buff lasts. Its ultimate perk is called Merciless and it increases your Crit chance by 20% and critical damage by 25%. Once again, all these buffs last while Cold blood is active, and they basically get activated after each time you defeat an enemy.

How to Level Cold Blood in Cyberpunk?

To level up the Cyberpunk 2077 Cold Blood skill, there are several things that you can do. The easiest one is to defeat enemies with heavy melee weapon attacks. You’ll know that it worked if you see the special finishing move animation. Trust me, you’ll know it when you see it. Naturally, you should probably use lethal melee weapons, like katanas and mantis blades. Even weapons that don’t have special finishing move animations will still count toward cold blood level. Blunt, non lethal, melee weapons also increase cold blood XP when defeating enemies with a finishing move. To perform heavy attacks hold your attack button until your attack is fully charged and then release.

The second method to level up your CP 2077 Cold Blood skill is to invest one perk point into the Cold Blood perk in the Cool Attribute. This perk is useful for whatever Cyberpunk 2077 build you’re going with, so this is a win-win situation. The Cold Blood Perk gives you a passive buff after defeating an enemy that makes you faster for ten seconds. If you eliminate another enemy while Cold Blood is active you also get Cold Blood skill XP increase. It’s all pretty great, not gonna lie; the perk pays for itself.

Cyberpunk Cold Blood XP

Final way of getting Cold Blood XP is not something you will get a chance of doing very often. There are these epic items called Skill Shard: Cold Blood. It’s an extremely rare drop from enemies (like Psycho Killers and the like). If you manage to find it and pick it up, it’ll give you 500 XP to your Cyberpunk 2077 Cold Blood skill. Obviously, since it’s so seldom found, you’d best focus on the two former options. If the Skill Shard happens, good for you, but don’t count on it.

Cold Blood XP will level up the perk tree, but it is capped at the level of your Cool attribute. If your Cool attribute is at level 4, for example, you will not be able to level up Cold Blood beyond level 4, until you put more attribute points into Cool. That is why careful planning of your attribute point distribution is very important.

This skill is kinda slow to level up, but you absolutely should not ignore it. The perk tree rewards you with defensive perks and other benefits that really go well with blade combat, and really, anything else. Always keep that in mind.

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