Builds for the The Surge will be listed here. The various Weapons, Armor and Drone Modules will all comprise a particular build. Players can share their customized builds using the provided template. Click here for the Template.
Let me introduce myself, to assure you that the following builds have been thoroughly tested. I'm LeTroglodyte, I have played The Surge more than a thousand hour ; and completed the game at least once per build listed below.
I'm very passionate about the game, as you can imagine. I found the optimisation of The Surge really interesting and wanted to share my knowledge with others. That's pretty much it, but let me clarify few points :
First : Most of those builds have been reviewed by two different communities. The main reddit (r/thesurgegame) and the steam community (https://steamcommunity.com/app/378540/discussions/).
Second : If you have any question about a build, do no hesitate to take a look at the different section of this wiki. I believe you will find the answer of your question if it's not already explain in the build presentation.
Third : The CP showcased are exemplary threshold. I encourage you to increase your Core Power if you can equip better version of the implants. They also serve for delimiting what implants can be obtained in the differents areas of the game.
I split the builds in three stages : early game (CP25/35) ; mid-game (CP45/55) ; end game (CP65/CP85)
CP25 : when you reach Central Production B
CP35 : anywhere between LU-74 'Firebug' and the Circulation Tower (+DLC A Walk in the Part first part)
CP45 : when you reach Research and Development (+DLC A Walk in the Part second part)
CP55 : right before Black Cerberus
CP65 : after Black Cerberus and back tracking to open all the Security Doors instead of going to the Executive Forum
CP75 : Executive Forum completed
The builds only goes to CP85. Of course, you can go higher, but I needed a limit. CP85 been the highest Core Power required to overcharge the crates containing the Nano Core ; so I made it the limit.
Fourth : Please take a look at the Core Power page to understand how to improve your build through leveling.
Fifth : I intentionnaly avoided to use paid DLC content for the builds that could be made without.
The reason is that the most acquired Steam achievement related to the DLC A Walk in the Park, as been acquired by only 7,3% of the owners. (07/13/2018)
Sixth : If you possess the DLC "The Good, the Bad and the Augmented" you can replace the Sunglasses by the Shades of Black/Gold.
That's it. Be careful out there !
Base Game (+free DLC)
A Walk in the Park