Ancient Overlord

ancient overlord small weapons nier automata wiki guide
Attack 150 - 185
Combo Light 4
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Small Sword
Special Effect/s


Bullet Rupture (Enemy projectiles explode when struck)

Ancient Overlord is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata. This is a strong weapon not in terms of damage, but in terms of landing a critical hit. Small Swords are fast-swinging and one of the easiest Weapons to use among the different classes of weapons. It has decent attack speed perfect for chaining combos and used to deal with multiple enemies at once. 


A sword with a strange and uncomfortable aura.

Long ago, a cruel lord used this sword on his own subjects in a vain attempt to attain immortality.


Where to Find Ancient Overlord in NieR Automata


Ancient Overlord NieR Automata Weapon Story

Ancient Overlord Level 1 Weapon Story

"One day, a young girl's village was sacked by bandits. To protect her family, she took up a dagger her father had found in the mountains and killed one of them, an act that shocked her family. But the bandits fled, never to return."

Ancient Overlord Level 2 Weapon Story

"Five years passed. Then ten. Then twenty. Though the family she protected began to grow old, the girl never aged. Eventually other villagers began to shun her."

Ancient Overlord Level 3 Weapon Story

"With no one to turn to, she finally left her village and began to wander the earth, visiting many strange lands in the process. As the years passed, her skill and fame as a master swordfighter grew to legend."

Ancient Overlord Level 4 Weapon Story

"Eternal life, a powerful weapon, and boundless experience—she used these talents to become queen of a nation. And yet, there was emptiness in her life, for she still desired the kindness her family denied her after that fateful day."


Ancient Overlord Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 150 - 185 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
2 270 - 333 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Critical +
3 420 - 518 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
Critical +
4 (Max) 570 - 703 Light: 7
Heavy: 3
Critical +
Bullet Rupture


Ancient Overlord Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Ancient Overlord in NieR: Automata goes here.



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