In Cyberpunk 2077, Adam Smasher is one of the toughest bosses you will fight during Totalimmortal’s main job. Just as the corny name suggests, Adam Smasher is one deadly fellow. This boss can easily take you out, but he has some weaknesses that you can exploit to have an upper hand in the battle.
I will go in-depth to discuss all of the weaknesses and patterns of Adam Smasher to make this final boss fight a little easier for you. The guide will also discuss the in-game scenarios of Killing or Sparring Adam Smasher and how to find Adam Smasher’s secret hideout.
Who is Adam Smasher?
Adam Smasher is one of the deadly Cyborg in Cyberpunk 2077 who loves to do collateral damage. He is a criminal from NYC doing all sorts of crimes. Adam Smasher had a metal body with remarkable strength. He decided to use his strength for the military and enrolled in the army.
But later, the army kicked him out because he was doing more harm than good. Adam Smasher returned to his criminal life but was soon blown to pieces by a rocket launcher. He was brought to life by Arasaka, who recognized Adam Smasher’s strength and decided to hire him for his brutal criminal activities.
He gave Adam unpenetrable armor, deadly weapons, and maverick strength. When V infiltrates the Arasaka Tower, he will face Adam Smasher there.
Can you romance Adam Smasher in Cyberpunk 2077?
The game doesn’t allow you to romance Adam Smasher. However, there is an option to do this by using a mod by the community with a dialogue option to romance Adam Smasher. The modding community takes things too far. The scene gets very disgusting, and it discriminates against Adam Smasher.
Cyberpunk 2077 Adam Smasher Mission
Your fight with Adam Smasher will begin at the end of the Totalimmortal main quest.
Complete the following to begin the boss battle:
- Accompany Hanako
- Testify in favor of Hanako
- Defeat the attacking Arasaka Soldiers
- Use the Elevator to get to the upper atrium
- Take a second elevator to get to the CEO floor at level 140
- Go towards Yorinobu’s office
You will head to Yorinobu’s office, and just as you enter, you’ll experience a Relic Malfunction. This is a terrible news.
With all your cyberware inoperable, get ready to fight Adam Smasher in an old-fashioned way with guns and grenades.
How to Defeat Adam Smasher
The battle with Adam Smasher will be divided into three different phases.
All of Adam’s cyberware will be functioning properly during the first phase. He will focus on short-range combat and use melee combos or projectiles to attack you. Make sure to keep some distance as you fight him during this phase.
Keep running and looking for cover as you reload your weapon. Beware of his smart gun in the left arm and keep shooting at his left arm to take away his melee attacking ability.
Once the left arm is destroyed, Adam Smasher in Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be in good shape, and his attacks will shift to long-range attacks. He will send some Arasaka henchmen towards you in two waves. Deal with these men by keeping your distance and shooting at them with your gun.
Keep running to find cover behind pillars and any walls you find to reload and shoot at them. Don’t forget to keep your eyes fixed on Adam as well. He’ll attack you from a distance by launching missiles through his destroyed arm.
After you’ve defeated Arasaka’s henchmen, stay focused on Adam and keep aiming at his vulnerable spots to take him down.
Adam’s body will be severely damaged at this point. Most of his combat functions would be disabled at this point, and he’d be left with a damaged, exposed, and vulnerable body. Now, you can make any of the two choices: mercy or a coup de grace.
Adam Smasher Weaknesses
Smasher is among the most infamous violent bosses in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. With his highly destructive attacks and firepower, he can quickly destroy you. To deal with Smasher’s horrific attacks, you should know about the following weaknesses to retaliate accordingly:
The right side of Adam Smasher’s chest has a cybernetic heart. This heart is covered with a protective plate; to cause any damage to the heart, you’ll need to destroy the protective plate first.
The catch is that any damage to Adam’s cybernetic heart causes extreme damage. This vulnerability will help you take him down faster.
Smasher can resist electrical damage, but he’s fragile to chemical damage. A chemical attack will help you take him down faster.
Adam is a mechanical combatant, which gives you an advantage if you have invested in the Bladerunner perk. Bladerunner is an engineering skill that increases damage to drones, mechs, and robots by 20%.
Tech Weapons are potent as compared to other weapons. These weapons can penetrate through Smasher’s protective chest plate, which allows you to cause maximum damage to his cybernetic heart.
These weapons also come in handy in the next phase while shooting from. You can use the Ping Personnel quick hack to locate the reinforcements instantly from behind walls.
Frag Grenades cause severe damage, making them suitable for fighting against Adam Smasher in Cyberpunk 2077. They cause substantial damage and are especially useful while dealing with the Arasaka henchmen sent by Smasher after his arm is destroyed.
To cope and defend yourself from Smasher’s hefty melee assaults, you must be alert and mobile. Keep your dodging game strong, and keep moving. This will allow you to retaliate with powerful counterattacks as well. For this purpose, use cyberware that grants you mobile abilities such as double jump.
Rip Off Turrets
If you’re dealing with Smasher inside Mikoshi and have a sufficient body attribute, consider ripping off the turrets in the arena. Ripping turrets will provide you with extreme firepower, which will be helpful during battle.
Keeping track of the attacking patterns of Adam Smasher will also help you in taking him down faster. Smasher uses several attack patterns throughout the three phases of the battle.
Melee Combos (Phase 1)
Smasher performs melee assaults and always concludes them with a final potshot. You can dodge this combo by dodging sideways.
Bullet Storm (Phase 1)
Dodging bullet storms won’t be as effective. It would be best to take cover behind concrete walls whenever the boss is about to rain bullets on you.
Jump Attack (Phase 1)
As soon as you sense that Smasher is about to jump high in the air, jump away from his landing position. The shockwave created by Smasher’s jump will be strong enough to knock you down, so stay away from its radius.
Reinforcements (Phase 2)
During the second phase, you’re faced with the two lackeys summoned by Smasher. You should take them out in sequence and resume your fight with Smasher, or you’ll be prone to attacks from multiple angles.
Missile Rain (Phase 2)
The telltale circular dots will indicate an upcoming explosion. As soon as you see these dots, sprint away from their radius to avoid severe damage.
Fleeing Tactics (Phase 2)
Adam Smasher in Cyberpunk 2077 will backtrack many times during the fight. You must use these opportunities to inflict heavy damage while avoiding his shots.
If your character is not specialized in combat, you can eliminate Smasher with stealth tactics. The overall process remains the same: escape his attention and find cover wherever you can. Distract Smasher through any means, like multiple surveillance cameras and turrets in the arena.
You can take him down with stealth tactics when Smasher is not focused on you. Successful stealth takedown attempts will deal heavy damage to Smasher.
Should You Kill or Spare Adam Smasher?
Once you have defeated Adam Smasher, his fate rests in your hands. You can choose to spare him or end his life; the decision is yours. It is worth noting that this decision does not affect the outcome of the story and its ending whatsoever, so feel free to take your revenge or show mercy.
After making a decision, you must then continue along with your mission. Go towards the staircase and through the door to finally confront Yorinubo.
Adam Smasher’s Secret Room / Vault
Many players are unaware of Adam Smasher’s secret room in Cyberpunk 2077. This hideout is a cool little place to access since it not only houses the Ba Xing Chong legendary weapon but also contains more lore about the game’s main antagonist, weapon arsenal, and more.
Locating the hideout may be challenging, so follow along as I guide you toward Adam Smasher’s room location. The first thing to note is that you must purchase the double-jump cyberware since you must leap above a few high places.
Next, you must make your way towards the Night City docks. Once you get there, you’ll find a large gate that can’t be opened. Look to your left and leap above the container. Once on top of the container, head towards the fence and climb to the other side.
Turn right and continue along this path; you’ll find a fence blocking your path, leap above it, and get to the other side. Ascend the yellow building and get to its roof. Once on top, leap over to the opposite side.
Use the stairs to get onboard the ship, turn left, and head to its rear side. A door to Adam Smasher’s secret hideout should be in view. Access the button to your left and enter the vault door code in Cyberpunk 2077 to unlock the entrance.
Head inside to access plenty of exciting items and weapons in the right corner of the room.