Attack Chips in NieR: Automata is a category of Plug-in Chips. Attack Chips provide buffs and various passive effects to the Playable Character's overall effectiveness in combat such as increased damage, acquiring a counter move, improved critical hits, and more. Depending on the level of the Attack Chip, it consumes a certain amount of memory to use it. All Plug-in Chips have a Cost that determines how much space they take up when equipped in storage. You can purchase more storage space from merchants so that you can equip more chips. This page covers a list of all the Attack Chips in NieR Automata.

Helpful Tips for Choosing a Plug-in Chip in NieR Automata

  • There are caps when equipping multiple of the same Plug-in Chips to combine their effects. The Drop Rate Up chip effect is capped at 90% and so the maximum effect can be achieved with one Rank 8 chip. In contrast, the EXP Gain Up chip has an estimated 450% cap which is far greater than the 100% effect on a single Rank 8 chip.
  • Sometimes equipping two lower Rank chips to achieve their maximum effect can cost less storage than equipping a max Rank chip, even if the max Rank chip is ♦ Cost.
  • Some chips can be sacrificed in exchange for more power at the cost of convenience or utility, such as choosing to not equip HUD chips that display information like damage values, the mini-map, or even your HP.



NieR Automata All Attack Chips

Quick Search of Attack Chips in NieR: Automata



Plug-in Chip Description/Effect

Plug-in Chip Location

Critical Up

4-35 Increases critical hit rate. (1%~30%) Small Biped (City Ruins); Small/Medium Biped (Amusement Park Rollercoaster); Situational (Chapter 10-02 City Ruins)


4-35 Move toward an enemy attack with perfect timing to counter it. (0%~250% counter damage) Medium Biped Sword Equipped (Desert: Housing Complex / Adam's Boss Pit)

Shock Wave

4-35 Add a shock wave to weapon attacks. Small Bipeds (Desert Housing Complex / Adam's Boss Pit)

Charge Attack

4-35 Increase power of charge attacks (hold triangle). (120%~400%) Goliath Biped (Desert / Adam's Boss Pit)

Weapon Attack Up

4-35 Increase power of weapon-based attacks. (2%~100%) Medium Biped (Flooded City); Medium Biped (Ravine); Situational (Chapter 17-01); Medium Biped (City Ruins); Situational (Tower during 9S Hacking Mission)

Down-Attack Up

4-35 Increase the power of down-attacks. (2%~100%) Goliath Biped (City Ruins)

Ranged Attack Up

4-35 Increase power of projectiles attacks. (2%~100%) Small Flyer (City Ruins); Small Flyer (Flooded City)

Last Stand

4-35 Increase attack power if HP is 25% or less. (5%~100%) Small Biped (Abandoned Factory Underground)

Continuous Combo

6 Combos continue while evading. Devola & Popola Shop (Route A/C)

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    • Anonymous

      The capacity numbers are incorrect. All chips have the same capacity values. Lowest can be anywhere from 4 (diamond) to 11, all the way up to +8 chips at 21 (diamond) to 35.

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