Mantis Blades Cyberpunk Location - Free Legendary Cyberware Weapons

Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077 have been of interest to all gamers ever since the first gameplay footage appeared. There was a cool scene where V draws out these super cool looking cybernetic swords that make your character slice like a Mantis. Now that the game is out we are finally able to test out Cyberpunk Mantis Blades in action. Prohibiting factor is their price and level requirements. Lucky for you we were able to find a Legendary version of Mantis Blades cyberware that you can pick up very early in the game and use right away. Imagine our surprise when we figured this out. We’ll also focus on where you can get this cool attachments in other ways. The main thing is that following this article you’ll be able to find Legendary Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk for free.

Cyberpunk Mantis Blades

How to get Mantis Blades Cyberpunk?

You can by Mantis Blades from Ripperdoc vendors and find them as loot. Beside your weapons and clothes you can also equip various cyberware by visiting ripperdocs throughout Night City. There are many body mods you can equip this way and some of them are weapons and special abilities. One of those weapons is the Mantis blade. It resides in your arms and acts as a blade weapon. This means it gets all bonuses from perks other blades like katana get. It can be bought from ripperdoc vendors. There are three qualities of Mantis blades you can purchase. Rare Mantis Blades can be bought for 15350 eddies at level 20 street cred and they have one mod slot for their edge. Epic Mantis Blades have an additional mod slots for rotors and cost €$ 25350 at level 25 street cred, when is when you can first equip them. The most expensive are the Legendary Mantis Blades and they are bought for 100350 eurodollars at the ripperdoc in City Center Downtown. To buy them you will need level 45 street cred.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Mantis Blades stats vendor
Mantis Blades Cyberpunk stats, vendor cost and requirements

Free Legendary Mantis Blades Weapons Location

After seeing how level restricted and expensive Mantis Blades you can imagine may surprise when I found ones to loot for free. Here’s a quick disclaimer: these showed up consistently in my save. I tried loading early and late save and they were always in the same chest. IF it does not show up in your game it means the game randomizes loot per character created and that would be insane. IF you don’t find them at the same spot I still think there’s a high chance you’ll find them in similar gigs.


I found mine in the Cyberpsycho encounter Phantom of Night City. The best part is you don’t need to fight the Cyberpsycho mini boss. There’s a chest at his location that contains the Mantis Blades. Run in and then loot them and run out. The earliest I managed to loot them was at level 8, just after the Heist main quest. They had a whopping 400DPS at such a low level and would one kill an enemy with heavy attacks. You can mod them to get better performance.

Cyberpunk Mantis Blades Mods

You can further enhance Mantis Blades in Cyberpunk 2077 by installing mods into them. They have an edge and rotor mod slots. Edge mod for Mantis Blades changes the type of damage they do to enemies. You have physical, thermal, chemical and electrical edge mods available for purchase. These can be found at various ripperdocs throughout Night City. Chemical damage edge mod is found at the ripperdoc in Japantown Cherry Blossom Market. Physical and electrical mods are found at City Center Downtown doc.

Rotor mods for the Mantis Blades increase the attack speed. Rare version increases attack by 20%. Fast Rotor epic mod increases it for 35%, while legendary Haming-8 Rotor goes up to 45%. You can find the Fast Rotor Epic mod at Rancho Coronado Santo Domingo district. Haming-8 Rotor legendary mantis blade mod is at Japantown Cherry Blossom Market doctor.

Haming-8 Rotor Legendary Cyberware Mantis Blades Mod
Make sure you pick the trade portion of ripperdoc vendor’s inventory to be able to purchase mods

I remember I found one of the edge mods in ripperdoc Viktor’s place. It was behind his operating chair in a small chest and is the earliest rare mod you can get your hands on. If you want to check out the Mantis Blades in action feel free to check this video out on our Youtube channel. It showcases them pretty well and shows the exact location where we picked up the free legendary version.


If you need help with anything else in the game, we have guides for you to check out. For example, if you don’t know how to remove the virus from the chip and find the Militech Datashard correct cack sequence we can help. Or, can you save Jackie in Cyberpunk 2077? We'll also help with your first Cyberpunk 2077 braindance during the Information quest.


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12 COMMENTS

  1. V
    Vexz

    I can confirm the spot where you can find the legendary mantis blades. Just found them there.

  2. G
    gamniac

    tried mutiple times. its not there. is random or cdr patched it already

  3. K
    kyleobyte

    Not there for me – none of these ‘free legendary spots’ are there for me.

    1. J
      Jonathan

      They are they just don’t show up in the box content. Try going to the ripper doc and check

  4. J
    Joe Bloggs

    They are there for me 13 Dec, every time I load they’re there. Only thing is when I pick them up, they aren’t in my inventory. Everything else out of the box is. What a weird and frustrating bug…

    1. G
      Gosu No0b

      They are not in your weapons inventory. They should be in your Backpack, under Cyberware tab or when you visit a ripperdoc under Arms, ready for installation.

  5. C
    Constantine

    Sandeveistan: TygerPaw was in the box for me.

  6. T
    Tom

    I found mantis blade just where you showed on the screen. 🙂 Running on 1.04 PC so 99% it’s anything but patched out

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    James

    Just tried it on 1.04 on XSX, they weren’t there the first time so I reloaded a save from about a minute before and they showed up! I can’t believe this worked lol. Make sure you go to a ripperdoc to put them on they didn’t show up in my available cyberware in the menu until I went to one

  8. Y
    Yon

    I did not find mantis blades there, sadly.

  9. J
    JR

    This quest triggered for me in the indicated location. If you manage to get the quest to trigger, you MUST loot the blades if you plan on finishing the quest. Once the quest is completed, all bodies and lootable containers will disappear, and be replaced with an NCPD crime scene. I found out the hard way, thinking I would leave them for a higher level. I did not figure out the cyberware weapons scale with level, until I no longer had a save point to go back to, screwing me out of free blades. Still hoping the container comes back at some point, but it looks like any special container/loot that is tied to a specific special encounter will disappear upon completion.

  10. L
    Lars

    Can confirm it too!

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