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NieR: Automata – All Weapons and Where to Get Them

Want to collect all the weapons in NieR: Automata? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Below you will find the name, location, and required upgrade materials of every small and large weapon in the game. Happy collecting!

Also, be sure to check out our quick guide to how you can pick up one of the game’s best large weapons right after the prologue, the Virtuous Treaty.

Combat Bracers

Angel’s Folly (570 to 627 attack)

  • Description: Weapons shaped after an angel’s holy wings.
  • Location: Purchased from Emil’s Shop during Route C.

Bare Fists (100 to 100 attack)

  • Description: Unarmed.
  • Location: This is a default weapon.

Cruel Lament (120 to 150 attack)

  • Description: Weapons made of black armor from the east.
  • Location: Provided for free when you upgrade a weapon to level 4 (here’s how to upgrade from level 3 to 4).
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 5x Beast Hide + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Pyrite
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Head + 1x Moldavite

Demon’s Cry (100 to 180 attack)

  • Description: Weapons shaped after a demon’s profane wings.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) in the Amusement Park. You can find this at the bottom of the elevator near where you fight a boss.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Stretched Coil x3 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Head + 1x Meteorite

Type-40 Fists (140 to 150 attack)

  • Description: The latest YoRHa model.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) near the save point in the Resistance Camp.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3: Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Broken Battery x3 + Black Pearl x2
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Head + 1x Meteorite

Machine Heads (110 to 160 attack)

  • Description: Weapons made from machine lifeform’s head.
  • Location: Purchasable from Pascal once you reach the end of Route C.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Spring x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 4x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Head + 1x Moldavite

Virtuous Grief (120 to 150 attack)

  • Description: Weapons made of white armor from the east.
  • Location: Located in a hidden shrine in Forest Zone near the save point on the hill.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4: Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Head x2 + Moldavite x1

 Large Swords

Beastlord (320 to 350 attack)

  • Description: A great sword shaped after the king of beasts.
  • Location: Purchasable from the blacksmith at the Resistance Camp.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 3x Pyrite + 3x Warped Wire
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Stripped Screw + 2x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Moldavite

Cruel Blood Oath (300 to 330 attack)

  • Description: A black katana kept by warrior monks of the east.
  • Location: Located in the Desert Zone’s underground portion.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Fang of the Twins (310 to 320 attack)

  • Description: A colossal axe offered unto the gods.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) in the Desert Complex.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: Iron Ore x4 + Silver Ore x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4: Gold Ore x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Moldavite x1

Iron Will (250 to 360 attack)

  • Description: A colossal iron blade.
  • Location: Located by using Scanner in the Flooded City.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Key x5 + Pyrite x5
  • Level 3: Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Broken Battery x3 + Meteorite Shard x1
  • Level 4: Memory Alloy x2 + Broken Battery x5 + Large Battery x3 + Machine Arm x2 + Meteorite x1

Machine Axe (280 to 350 attack)

  • Description: An axe used by machine lifeforms.
  • Location: Purchasable from the weapon vendor in Pascal’s Village.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Moldavite

Phoenix Sword (270 to 340 attack)

  • Description: A greatsword made from the plume of a phoenix.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) on a roof near where you first land on Earth, which isn’t far from the Resistance Camp.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3: Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Crushed Nut x3 + Black Pearl x2
  • Level 4: Memory Alloy x2 + Crushed Nut x5 + Clean Nut x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Meteorite x1

Type-3 Blade (280 to 360 attack)

  • Description: An outdated YoRHa model.
  • Location: Purchasable from Devola or Popola (Route C).
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Meteorite

Type-40 Blade (320 to 330 attack)

  • Description: The latest YoRHa model.
  • Location: Complete the “Data Analysis Freak 2” sidequest.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Meteorite

Virtuous Treaty (300 to 330 attack)

  • Description: A white katana kept by a samurai of the east.
  • Location: Located near the entrance of the Abandoned Factory.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4: Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Moldavite x1

 Spears

Beastcurse (240 to 265 attack)

  • Description: A spear with the king of beasts as its motif.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) at the top of the Forest Castle.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 3x Stretched Coil + 5x Pyrite
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Stripped Screw + 1x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Stripped Screw + 3x Machine Leg + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Cruel Arrogance

  • Description: A black spear used by warriors monks of the east.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) in the underground area of the Abandoned Factory.

Dragoon Lance (250 to 260 attack)

  • Description: Symbol of the bond between a lord and an old dragon.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) inside the cave of the Forest Zone.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Pyrite
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

Machine Spear (210 to 260 attack)

  • Description: A spear used by machine lifeforms.
  • Location: Purchasable from the weapon vendor in Pascal’s Village.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Key + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite

Phoenix Lance (210 to 250 attack)

  • Description: A spear made from the plume of a phoenix.
  • Location: Located by using Scanner in the middle of the Desert Zone.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite

Spear of the Usurper (220 to 270 attack)

  • Description: A spear used by a prince’s double to murder his liege.
  • Location: Finish the “Heritage of the Past” sidequest.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Stretched Coil x5

Type-3 Lance (200 to 280 attack)

  • Description: An outdated YoRHa model.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) in a ruined building in the Flooded City.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

Type-40 Lance (240 to 250 attack)

  • Description: The latest YoRHa model.
  • Location: Complete the “YoRHa Betrayers” sidequest.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

Virtuous Dignity (220 to 240 attack)

  • Description: A white spear used by a samurai of the east.
  • Location: Located in the Amusement Park by accessing a secret ladder in the Sewers.
  • Level 2: 500G + 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Beast Hide + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3: 5000G + 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 5x Warped Wire + 2x Amber.
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite.

 Small Swords

Ancient Overlord (150 to 185 attack)

  • Description: A sword with a strange and comfortable aura.
  • Location: Purchasable from the blacksmith in the Resistance Camp.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Beastbane (190 to 210 attack)

  • Description: A sword with the king of beasts as its motif.
  • Location: Purchase from the blacksmith in the Resistance Camp.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Stretched Coil x3 + Pyrite x5
  • Level 4: Gold Ore x2, Stripped Screw x5, Pristine Screw x3, Machine Arm x2, Meteorite x1

Cruel Oath (150 to 180 attack)

  • Description: A black blade used by warriors of the east.
  • Location: This is 9S’ default weapon.
  • Level 2: Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Cypress Stick (60 to 80 attack)

  • Description: A stick made of cypress wood.
  • Location: Located by jumping up several steps close to the Forest Castle Gate.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Spring + 5x Crushed Nut
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Severed Cable + 3x Pyrite
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Engine Blade (160 to 200 attack)

  • Description: A magical blade used by a royal family.
  • Location: Located in the Abondoned Factory.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Faith (160 to 190 attack)

  • Description: A sword wielded by a loyal attendant.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) in the tower of the Flooded City.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 3x Broken Circuit + 5x Pyrite
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 1x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Iron Pipe (30 to 220 attack)

  • Description: A common iron pipe.
  • Location: Found by fishing in the Sewers.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Spring + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Machine Sword (140 to 210 attack)

  • Description: A sword wielded by machine lifeforms.
  • Location: Purchasable from the weapon vendor in Pascal’s Village.
  • Level 2: Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 4x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Arm + 2x Moldavite

Phoenix Dagger (130 to 190 attack)

  • Description: A ritual item made from the plume of a phoenix.
  • Location: Located in a treasure chest (9S hacking required during 2nd/3rd playthrough) beneath the bridge near the entrance of the Forest Zone.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Pearl
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Type-3 Sword (130 to 220 attack)

  • Description: An outdated YoRHa model.
  • Location: Purchasable from Devola or Popola.
  • Level 2: 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Key + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3: 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4: 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Type-40 Sword (140 to 190 attack)

  • Description: The latest YoRHa model.
  • Location: Complete the “Find a Present” sidequest.

Virtuous Contract (150 to 180 attack)

  • Description: A white blade used by a samurai of the east.
  • Location: This is 2B’s default weapon.
  • Level 2: 2500G + Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3: 5000G + Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4: Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Arm x2 + Moldavite x1

YoRHa-Issue Blade (150 to 180 attack)

  • Description: A standard-issue YoRHa blade.
  • Location: Complete the “11B’s Mementos” sidequest.
  • Level 2: 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Stretched Coil + 5x Broken Spring
  • Level 3: 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Rusty Bolt + 3x Pyrite
  • Level 4: 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide for where to find every upgrade material in NieR: Automata!


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