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Where to find and buy Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077 - the best build for David Martinez


Where to find and buy Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077 - the best build for David Martinez

Sandevistan is an implant in Cyberpunk 2077 that allows you to slow down time. Moreover, there are several similar augmentations in the game, noticeably different from each other. In this guide, we will tell you how to find and buy Sandevistan and also describe the best build for David Martinez.

Where to buy Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077

After update 2.0, almost all rippers in Night City have a standard set of implants. Only the Black Market merchant, who is located in Dog City, has a wider range of goods, but you don’t need it to purchase Sandevistan. It is enough to visit one of the rippers in the game. We have indicated the places where they are located on the map.

Where to buy Sandevistan in Cyberpunk 2077

Keep in mind that the implant will only appear after you reach level 40. Its price is 118,681 Eurodollars, provided that you have a high reputation in the city. If you do not complete additional tasks, then you will have to pay even more.

What is the best Sandevistan in the game?

The best implant that can slow down time is called “Militech Sandevistan “Apogee””. It has the following features:

  • When activated, slows down time by 85%. The effect lasts 8 seconds. Reload time - 25 seconds;
  • While Sandevistan is active, headshot damage increases by 10%, critical attack chance increases by 9%, and its effectiveness increases by 13%;
  • Neutralizing an enemy prolongs the operation of the implant by 20% and restores 22% of stamina.

If you upgrade the implant to level 5++, you can increase the effectiveness of headshots, as well as the chance of critical attacks.

What is the best Sandevistan in the game

Best build using Sandevistan

You need to understand that the acquisition and installation of this augmentation may be ineffective if Sandevistan is not combined with other equipment, perks, and weapons. Therefore, it is important to put together a build that will suit your tactics with the constant use of time dilation.

Best weapon

Sandevistan is designed for battles using edged weapons. An excellent choice is Errata's Thermal Katana, which can be obtained completely free of charge in one of the main story missions. 

Best weapon

An alternative option is Blades of the Mantis. This iconic weapon, known from the first trailers, also goes well with Sandevistan. 

The best implants

  • Axolotl. Reduces the recharge time of all implants by 10% each time an enemy is neutralized. Allows you to use Sandevistan more often.
  • Atomic sensors. Slows time by 50% for 4 seconds when detecting an enemy.
  • Stubber. Increases the chance of a critical attack when using melee or thrown weapons.
  • Adrenaline converter. Increases movement speed by 40% at the start of a combat encounter.
The best implants

Best Features

First of all, pump up “Reaction” and “Technique”. Ideally, you need to increase these characteristics to a maximum value of 20 units. After this, you can improve “Cold Blood” to increase the effectiveness of critical attacks, as well as “Strength” to increase health and the speed of its recovery.

Best Perks


  • Punk Renaissance. Increases the power of implants for each point of the Technique characteristic, starting from the 9th.
  • Cyborg. If you have implants installed in all available slots, your active skills will recharge 15% faster.
  • Chrome license. Increases the effectiveness of implants by 10%, increases armor, and opens an additional slot for augmentations on the skeleton.
  • Cybernetic physique. If all augmentation slots are occupied, incoming damage is reduced by 5%.
  • Cybernetization. The power of all implants increases by 10%.
  • Microchip expert. When upgrading augmentations, additional bonuses appear.
  • Extended warranty. Increases the duration of all implants by 15%.
  • Ambidexter. Opens a new slot for augmentations on the arms.
  • Built differently. Allows the installation of an additional adapter on the skin implant.
  • Edge Runner. Increases the effectiveness of all augmentations by one point for every 0.5 percent of health. When neutralizing an enemy, there is a 0.1% chance that you will enter a state of rage. In this case, your hero's attack power will be 10% higher, and with a 30% chance, it will be critical. In this case, it will be 50% more powerful.
Best Perks


  • Slipping away. It will be more difficult for enemies to hit your hero while you are moving.
  • Jerk. Allows you to dash and reduces stamina costs for dodging.
  • Can't touch. Reduces all incoming damage while you dash.
  • Lead and steel. Reduces the stamina cost of blade strikes and allows you to use them to block enemy bullets.
  • Split image. The effectiveness of counterattacks and the chance to stun the enemy increases.
  • Bullet deflection. If you have more than 33% stamina, then enemy bullets will fly in the same direction as your aim. The damage from them will be higher if you placed a block an instant before the hit. They will be considered reflected.
  • Blade Runner. Reduces stamina consumption from blade strikes by 15%, increases the speed of blade strikes by 30%, and allows you to finish off enemies who have less than 25% health.
  • A flash of steel. After finishing off, your attack and movement speed increases by 25% for 6 seconds.
  • Bullet time. Reflected or blocked bullets will deal critical damage to enemies. At the same time, you will not waste stamina. The effect only lasts while a time slowdown is activated.
  • Carnage. Blade attacks cause bleeding, which creates a chance of dismemberment.
Best Perks

Best clothes

After the release of update 2.0, clothing no longer affects the character's characteristics. Therefore, the choice here is entirely yours. Meanwhile, if you want to roleplay as David Martinez from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, you can wear his jacket. To get it, complete the task “A Cautionary Tale”. On the map, we have marked the place where you can take this quest.

Best clothes

How to play with the David Martinez build

In our build, the main focus is on melee attacks with time slowdown activated. Thanks to it, you will have the opportunity to get close to your opponents and deliver powerful blows to them with your blade. You will dodge enemy attacks with melee weapons using dashes, and reflect bullets back at your enemies. With this approach, the health scale and armor can be pumped up according to the residual principle. Focus on critical attacks and the effectiveness of implants.

How to play with the David Martinez build