Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan: Location & how to upgrade
The Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077 is a powerful piece of cyberware that first was shown in the Edgerunners anime, making it a vital part of a David Martinez build, so you'll want to know the locations to get it and how to upgrade.
Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot of build variety to play around with, and an important part of any build in the game is choosing an operating system. Sandevistan is one of the varieties of OS you can equip, with the unique ability to slow down time. Here is everything you need to get your own Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan locations
To get the Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077, you will need to go to one of the Ripperdocs in Night City. It's worth noting that each Ripperdoc has their own unique stock, so you can find different versions of the cyberware, and there's no guarantee a doc will have one.
The first Ripperdoc you go to in the game, Viktor, sells a legendary Sandevistan OS, which is a pretty great option. Our pick for the best option is to head to Jig Jig Street and go see Fingers. Fingers is a Ripperdoc you will encounter during the main story, and unfortunately, if you are aggressive with him when you encounter him, he will no longer deal with you.
This is only unfortunate because he sells the Qiant Sandevistan MK. 4. This OS has only a fifteen-second base cooldown, something we can reduce much further. Regardless of where you buy one, you are going to need an excess of 15 stat points in Reflex, so be sure to work on that first.
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All Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan versions
The main differences between the various Sandevistan operating systems you can buy are the duration of the effect, and the amount of time they take to cool down. Your best options are a Sandevistan that lasts longer, or one that has a short cooldown.
Here are all the Sandevistan cyberware in Cyberpunk 2077:
|Dynalar Sandevistan Mk.1||Uncommon||
|Dynalar Sandevistan Mk.2||Rare||
|Dynalar Sandevistan Mk.3||Epic||
|Dynalar Sandevistan Mk.4||Legendary||
|Militech "Falcon" Sandevistan Mk.5||Iconic||
|QianT "Warp Dancer" Sandevistan Mk.5||Iconic||
|QianT Sandevistan Mk.4||Legendary||
|Zetatech Sandevistan Mk.1||Uncommon||
|Zetatech Sandevistan Mk.2||Rare||
|Zetatech Sandevistan Mk.3||Epic||
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Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan upgrades
There are a number of Sandevistan upgrades and modifications in Cyberpunk 2077, allowing you to increase the efficacy of the cyberware. Here are all the upgrades:
Enemies take 70% more time to notice you while Sandevistan is active
Reduces Sandevistan cooldown by 2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0 sec
When Sandevistan is activated, it removes all Burn, Shock, Poison and Bleeding effects
While Sandevistan is active, increases Crit Damage by 15%
Increases duration by 0.5/0.7/0.9/1.1/1.3 sec
While Sandevistan is active, increases Crit Chance by 5%
While Sandevistan is active, defeating an enemy restores 5% Health
While Sandevistan is active, defeating an enemy restores 15% Stamina
If you want to maximise the potential of the Sandevistan, there are steps you need to take. First, we need to head to the Ripperdoc over by the Mission Waterfront fast travel location, in Arroyo.
From him, we can purchase the crafting recipe for the Sandevistan Heatsink. To get the most out of the Heatsink, you will want to craft some Legendary quality ones, which requires a Crafting skill of at least 18. If you do not have the Crafting skills, you can still do this to get some benefit, but to maximise it you should put some time into levelling Crafting.
With three of these slotted, you can reduce the cooldown of the Sandevistan from 15 seconds to just three. You can even add a Legendary spec Bioconductor to bring that down to just two seconds. The Bioconductor can be bought in the Aldecaldo camp, and can be useful if you cannot craft the Legendary Heatsinks.
From here, you can do almost anything you want. These few items alone will grant you near-constant up time with the Sandevistan, and unlike David Martinez in the anime, you do not have to worry about it destroying your body.
That is it for the Cyberpunk 2077 Sandevistan, its locations and how to upgrade it. For more Cyberpunk 2077 guides, stick with GGRecon.