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Weapons in NieR: Automata are shown below. They are broken down into 4 types - Small Swords, Large Swords, Spears and Combat Bracers. There are a total of 40 weapons across all categories.

 

Weapons Overview

Players can wield 2 sets of weapons at a time. For 2B and A2, each set is made up of 2 weapons. For 9S, each set is 1 weapon, since his Hacking takes the place of his second weapon. Your 2 weapons are bound to  Triangle and   Square buttons respectively. You can assign the weapons in your weapon sets from the Weapons menu tab and in combat, you can press Up on the D-pad to swap your sets. 

Through the game's Crafting system you can use money and acquired Materials to upgrade your weapons at the weapons vendor in the Resistance Camp. Upgrading Weapons further unlocks their Weapon Story, which is a narrative description for every weapon that explores the history and background of the weapon. Weapons can be upgraded to level 4, with the weapons vendors taking them to 3 and Master Swordsmith Masamune handling the upgrade to level 4.

The following are the weapons you will find in the game. Click on the tabs to view the different categories:

  

 

Small Swords

Small Swords in NieR: Automata will be shown below. There are a total of 13 Small Swords.

 

Weapon

Attack

Combo

Special Abilities

Location

Beastbane

LV1:
190 - 210

LV4:
722 - 798

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Endurance Up (Increases DEF)

Beast Roar (Increases attack range)

[Route A,B] Resistance Camp Weapons Trader.

Engine Blade

LV1:
160 - 200

LV4:
608 - 760

LV1:
Light: 5
Heavy: 3

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Stun Up

Shift Avoid (Changes dodge animation & damage numbers)

[Route A, C/D] Abandoned Factory.

Faith

LV1:
160 - 190

LV4:
608 - 722

LV1:
Light: 5
Heavy: 3

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

 ATK Speed Up

Bullet Absorb (HP restored when hitting enemy projectile with a melee attack)

[Route C/D] Flooded City Resource Unit.

Type-4O Sword

LV1:
170 - 180

LV4:
646 - 684

LV1:
Light: 5
Heavy: 3

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Stun Up

Energy Charge (Increases damage while standby)

 

[Route A] Reward for Side Quest " Find a Present".

Type-3 Sword

LV1:
130 - 220 

LV4:
494 - 836

LV1:
Light: 3
Heavy: 1

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Endurance Up (Increase DEF)

Finish Blast (Adds an additional attack after finishing a combo)

[Route A,C/D] Popola and Devola's shop.

Ancient Overlord

LV1:
150 - 185

LV4:
570 - 703

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Critical+

Bullet Rupture (Enemy projectiles explode when struck)

[Route A,B] Resistance Camp Weapons Trader.

Virtuous Contract

LV1:
150 - 180 

LV4:
570 - 684

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

ATK Speed Up

Holy Blessing (Increases ATK when HP at full)

[Route A] 2B's default weapon.

Cruel Oath

LV1:
150 - 180

LV4:
570 - 684

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

ATK Speed Up

Dark Impulse (Increases ATK when HP at critical)

[Route B] 9S' default weapon.

YoRHa-issue Blade

LV1:
150 - 180

LV4:
570 - 684

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Discount (30% off on all items sold by androids)

Pod Charge (Melee attacks charges pod cooldown)

[Route A] Quest Reward: 11B's Memento.

Phoenix Dagger

LV1:
130 - 190

LV4:
494 - 722

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 2

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

ATK Speed Up

Phoenix Flash (Sometimes restore HP when attacks hit)

[Route A,B] Just before the hanging bridge leading to the Shopping Mall, go right along the cliffs until you reach an elevator. Take it down and go left until you reach a waterfall. The dagger is in an unlocked chest near the pool.

Machine Sword

LV1:
140 - 210

LV4:
392 - 588

LV1:
Light: 4
Heavy: 1

LV4:
Light: 6
Heavy: 3

Robot Discount (30% off on all items sold by robots)

Machine Brand (Increases weapon damage in proportion to enemies defeated)

[Route A,B] Pascal's Village Weapons Trader.

Iron Pipe

LV1:
30 - 220

LV4:
114 - 836

LV1:
Light: 2
Heavy: 1

LV4:
Light: 5
Heavy: 2

Critical+

High Stun

[Route A,B] Can be found by fishing in the sewer system between the City Ruins and the Amusement Park.

Cypress Stick

LV1:
60 - 80

LV4:
228 - 304

LV1:
Light: 4 
Heavy: 1

LV4:
Light: 7
Heavy: 3

Critical+

Hero Sigil (Chests turn retro-themed)

[Route A,B] Forest: Castle Front, on the area with huge arches where you fight a Goliath Biped. Go up a fallen pillar near the big wooden gate and platform along until you reach a chest with the weapon inside.

 

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    • Anonymous

      21 May 2017 00:44  

      why is there two different numbers? does the weapons do random damage between these two values each hit or is the first number for light attacks and second for heavy?

      • Anonymous

        25 Mar 2017 03:18  

        Virtuous Dignity (Spear), in the sewers between City Ruins and Amusement Park. Past the ladder that leads to the amusement park there is another ladder which leads to an area that contains the spear.

        • 18 Mar 2017 13:45  

          Does this wiki really not have an option to add page change notes, or am I just missing something? Anyway, went and modified each of the individual weapon category pages, attempting to add clearer information as well as which routes you can find stuff in. I went ahead and reordered all the weapons too, to match what order they're listed in-game in.

          Also unified the formatting a little by doing things like removing empty lines between combo length listing (Shift+Enter is your friend!) and totally removing the columns meant to list weapon effects, since no one wrote a single thing in any of them.

          The Spears page was a huge mess of lacking information and I dare say I could not save it, though my additions hopefully are enough to make people actually able to find the things.

          As for this page, all I did was add the number of weapons that are in the game. ezpz.

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