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Crafting in NieR: Automata is explained on this page.

 

Crafting

Players will acquire Materials as they progress through the game that can be combined in order to improve their Weapons. Materials drop from Enemies you defeat and can also be found in various Locations scattered around the world.

Every Weapon can be upgraded up to level 4. The weapons vendors in the Resistance Camp and Pascal's Village can upgrade them to 3. Once achieved, the vendors will refer you to Master Swordsmith Masamune who can bring your weapon to level 4. You'll find him in the Forest Zone. When you reach the side scrolling portion of the castle keep going until you come to the second snake. Past it is a jump. Aim for the lower platform. In the leftmost corner you will hear banging. Move the large crate and head into the room to find him. He will upgrade your weapons to 4 in exchange for money and materials. Eventually he will present you with a special weapon if you upgrade enough weapons.

 

The following are the various crafting materials you will encounter in the game:

 

 

Notes

  • Click on Items for more Information.

 

Crafting Materials

Name / Image
Sell Price Merchant / Drop Location

Amber

 
  • Drop from Small Flyer
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Can be looted in the City Ruins
  • Reward for completing Photographs
  • Reward for completing Find a Present
  • Reward for completing Heritage of the Past
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

ancient-mask-nier-automataAncient Mask

 
  • Random treasure in Desert Zone.

Beast Hide

 
  • Dropped by beasts such as Boar and Moose
  • Reward for completing Sartre's Melancholy
  • Reward for completing Animal Care

black-pearl-nier-automataBlack Pearl

 
  • Reward for completing Data Analysis Freak 2
  • Reward for completing The Twins' Request
  • Reward for completing The Wandering Couple
  • Using the Scanner in the Flooded City
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins during late route C.

Boar Meat

 
  • Dropped by Boar

Broken Battery

 
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Reward for completing Family Squabble
  • Reward for completing Robo-Dojo Black Belt

Broken Circuit

 
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Broken Circuit
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor
  • Reward for completing Stamp Collecting

broken-key-nierBroken Key

 
  • Drop from Small Stubby
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone

Copper Ore

 
  • Drop from Small Flyer
  • On ground before the first encounter with Goliath
  • When you first arrive at the City Ruins it can be found along the building wall
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

clean-nut-nierClean Nut

 
  • Reward for completing Lord of the Valley
  • Reward for completing Data on the Old World
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.

Complex Gadget

 
  • Reward for completing Gathering Keepsakes
  • Reward for completing Sorting Trouble 3
  • At the start of routes C/D, City Ruins: Near Factory, on top of the Goliath's severed 'shovel arm'.
  • Forest Zone: Royal Chamber. Treasure point in the cradle where the baby king was before.
  • Can be found in a little chest near a locked one in the City Ruins: Cave.
  • Can be found by scanning the river by the rope bridge near the "city ruins: near the tower" access point

Crushed Nut

 
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Reward for completing Retrieve the Confidential Intel
  • Drops from linked-sphere type enemy
  • Farmable in the Copied City (Route C only)
  • Can be bought from Emil's Item Shop (Materials Shop)
  • As a reward from the Half-Wit Inventor after investing 60,000G in him

Crystal

 
  • Loot from crate on stairs in first mission
  • Loot from first mission after heading outside on the balcony to the right
  • Found outside in the City Ruins by a truck.
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Drab Bracelet

 
  • Given to you by the friendly Balloon Sister in the Amusement Park
  • Picked up in Amusement Park.

dented-plate-nierDented Plate

 
  • Drop from Small Stubby
  • Confirmed drop from Small Stubby and Small Flyer in Desert: Center
  • Reward for completing Retrieve the Confidential Intel
  • Reward for completing Speed Star
  • Reward for completing Parade Escort
  • Sold by Emil.

dented-socket-nierDented Socket

 
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Dropped by Multi-Leg Medium Models in the Abandoned Factory
  • Reward for completing Parade Escort
  • Sold by Emil.

Dye

 
  • Reward for completing The Twins' Request
  • Reward for completing Storage Element
  • Sold by the clown item shop in the Amusement park

eagle-eggs-nier-automataEagle Eggs

 
  • Picked up in the Forest Zone.

elaborate-gadget-nier-automataElaborate Gadget

 
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • Reward for completing Sorting Trouble 2
  • Royal Chamber. Beside the infant king.
  • City Ruins: Near Factory.
  • Desert: Center. Found with Scanner Pod Unit.
  • City ruins: near the tower.
  • Factory: found using Scanner.
  • Desert: Found sporatically near the waterside in the desert oasis.

filler-metal-nierFiller Metal

 
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)
  • Random harvestable item in the lower sections of the Abandoned Factory.

giant-egg-cable-nierGiant Egg

 
  • Reward for completing Treasure Hunt at the Castle
  • Found at gathering points in the Forest Zone

gold-ore-nier-automataGold Ore

 
  • Desert Zone: Chest near the Oasis for the Photographs side quest
  • Reward for completing Popola's Errand
  • Acquire during A Villager's Request from Anemone
  • Sold by the Clown Vendor in the Amusement Park (after completing Route C)
  • Can be found from items in the Flooded City
  • Can be found in Forest Zone

iron-ore-nierIron Ore

 
  • Desert Zone: Chest near the Oasis for the Photographs side quest
  • Reward for completing Popola's Errand
  • Acquire during A Villager's Request from Anemone
  • Sold by the Clown Vendor in the Amusement Park (after completing Route C)
  • Can be found from items in the Flooded City
  • Can be found in Forest Zone

large-battery-nierLarge Battery

 
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.
  • Forest Zone: Small Stubby mounted on the Medium Quadrupeds have a chance to drop large batteries.
  • Desert Zone: Drops from the infinite respawning mobs down in the pit where you first fight Adam.
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo--Red and White Belt
  • Large battery has a slightly increased drop rate when wearing a Pink Ribbon
  • Sold by Emil (Resistance Camp route)

large-gear-nier-automataLarge Gear

 
  • Dropped by Small Stubby
  • Sold by Emil
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.

Lovely Choker

 
  • Is given by Big Brother Machine in Amusement Park: Main Square

machine-arm-nierMachine Arm

 
  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • Reward for completing The Recluse
  • After Pascal has become a vendor.

Machine Core

 
  • Defeat the Goliath Tank (Amusement Park) in the Amusement Park
  • Reward for completing Threat Disposal
  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • Defeat the Gold Tank and the Courageous Brother in the Desert to receive two Machine Core.

machine-head-nier-automataMachine Head

 
  • Desert Housing: Dropped by lvl 38 large bipedal enemies in the boss area.
  • Reward for completing The Permanent Recluse
  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • After Pascal has become a vendor.

machine-leg-nier-automataMachine Leg

 
  • Dropped by Small Biped
  • Reward for completing The Recluse Stays Home
  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • After Pascal has become a vendor.

machine-oil-nier-automataMachine Oil

 
  • First chest on the first level after the first "boss" encounter.
  • Reward for completing Sorting Trouble 3
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)
  • After Pascal has become a vendor.

machine-torso-nierMachine Torso

 
  • Reward for completing The Permanent Recluse
  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • Can drop from machines living in the City Ruins: Deep Cave.
  • After Pascal has become a vendor.

memory-alloy-nier-automataMemory Alloy

 
  • Dropped by Medium Biped enemies in City Ruins near collapsed area. (Enhanced Machines version)
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Medium Biped enemies
  • First portion of the forest castle in a chest guarded by 4 bipeds. (Confirmed on Route B)
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 3
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo--Red Belt
  • Reward for completing Lord of the Valley
  • Reward for completing Vanquish the Bad Bot
  • Sold by Emil's shop when located near the Resistance Camp.

meteorite-nier-automataMeteorite

 
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor.
  • Reward for completing Popola's Errand
  • Reward for completing Storage Element
  • Reward for completing Gathering Keepsakes
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • Reward for completing Data on the Old World
  • Chest in desert arena of the first fight Vs. Adam
  • Chest in Old Facility.
  • Can be found in the Tower (third playthrough)

moldavite-nier-automataMeteorite Shard

 
  • Reward for completing Popola's Errand
  • Reward for investing in the Half-Wit Inventor 80,000 level
  • Sold from Half-wit Inventor for 10.000 G after completing his Quest

meteorite-shard-nierMoldavite

 
  • Reward for completing Treasure Hunt at the Castle
  • Reward for completing Storage Element
  • Reward for completing The Wandering Couple
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Moose Meat

 
  • Dropped by Moose

mushroom-cable-nierMushroom

 
  • Loot by the waterfall in the Forest Zone where you trigger Photographs
  • Reward for completing Devola's Request
  • Loot on the path from the Forest Castle's courtyard to Pascal's Village

Natural Rubber

 
  • Best bet is Factory: Entrance. Keep reloading after every run from the transporter to the doors.
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Camp Development
  • Sold by Amusement park vendor once zombified

new-bolt-nierNew Bolt

 
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 3
  • Reward for completing Speed Star
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest:
  • Sold by Emil (Resistance Camp route)
  • Dropped by level 38 machines in the Amusement Park entrance, near the stone fountain.

pearl-nier-automataPearl

 
  • Reward for completing Resistance Disappearance
  • Reward for completing The Wandering Couple
  • Flooded City, Can be found in Harvest points.
  • Can be purchased from the back-alley vendor in the Amusement Park on your third playthrough.

Plant Seed

 
  • Overpass bridge in City Ruins
  • Reward for completing Play With Us!
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Popola's Booze

 
  • Reward for completing The Twins' Request

powerup-part-l-nierPowerup Part L

 
  • The Amusement Park Rabbit at the main entrance of the Amusement Park can be farmed repeatedly.
  • The Tower, after the first Ko-Shi boss encounter as A2.
  • Complete the Emil's Determination quest, then return to Emil's house to find the part in a chest.

powerup-part-m-nierPowerup Part M

 
  • Flooded City - Locked Chest.
  • Forest Zone - Locked Chest.
  • Copied City - Locked Chest.

powerup-part-s-nier-automataPowerup Part S

 
  • Reward for completing Anemone's Past
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo--Red Belt
  • Dropped by the Courageous Brother after defeating it and the two Gold Goliath Bipeds in the City Ruins

Precious Earrings

 
  • Treasure in Amusement Park
  • Reward for completing Stamp Collecting

pristine-cable-nierPristine Cable

 
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 2
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.
  • Can be dropped by the Rampaging Small Bipeds near the Park Ruins: Attraction Sq. - Fast travel point

pristine-screw-nier-automataPristine Screw

 
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Desert Zone)
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Enhanced Machines)
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Forest Kingdom Machines)
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.
  • Sold by Emil (route C)

pure-water-nier-automataPure Water

 
  • Reward for completing Devola's Request
  • Can sometimes be collected in the Flooded City

pyrite-nierPyrite

 
  • Dropped by Desert Zone's Small Stubby.
  • Reward for completing Resistance Disappearance.
  • Can be bought at the Clown Vendor at Amusement Park during route C/D.
  • Can be found randomly throughout the Forest area.

Rusted Clump

 
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor
  • Reward for completing Sorting Trouble
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 1Drop frequently from multi-layered robots in the
  • Desert. Can be found just beyond Desert Camp.

Rusty Bolt

 
  • Drop from Small Flyer
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 3
  • Reward for completing Speed Star

severed-cable-nierSevered Cable

 
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo-Brown Belt
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 2
  • Dropped by passive enemies in the Amusement Park

Shattered Earrings

 
  • ??

silver-ore-nierSilver Ore

 
  • On ground along a hallway in the opening chapter
  • Up the stairs above the first access point in City Ruins
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Half-Wit Inventor
  • Reward for completing Play With Us!
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Simple Gadget

 
  • Reward for completing the quest Terminal Repairs
  • Reward for completing the quest Anemone's Past
  • Forest Zone: Royal Chamber. Treasure point in the cradle where the baby king was before.
  • City Ruins: Near Factory. 4th floor of the building that you first come out on after the prologue.
  • City Ruins: Near Factory. On top of the Engels saw.
  • City Ruins: Near Tower. Treasure point on the stone archway reachable by floating from the tower.

Small Gear

 
  • Drop from Small Stubby
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo--White Belt
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 1
  • Sold by Emil.

stretched-coil-nierStretched Coil

 
  • Multi-tier Type robots in the Desert
  • Sold by Emil on route though center of city ruins
  • Multi-tier Type robots Outside Resistance Camp In route C

Stripped Screw

 
  • Lower subterranean portion of the Desert Zone, inside a chest by some Small Stubby enemies
  • Reward for completing Robo Dojo--Red and White Belt
  • Giant Robots will drop these, among them in the City Center
  • Sold by Emil.

sturdy-socket-nier-automataSturdy Socket

 
  • Reward for completing Vanquish the Bad Bot
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest.
  • Dropped by Multi-leg Medium Models in the Abandoned Factory.
  • Sold by Emil (route Resistance Camp)

tanning-agent-nierTanning Agent

 
  • Reward for completing Amnesia
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Tech Manual

 
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Data Analysis Freak
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

thick-dictionary-nier-automataThick Dictionary

 
  • Dropped by Small Biped
  • Reward for completing Heritage of the Past
  • Random loot in desert
  • Sold by the Shop Keeper in the Park Ruins

titanium-alloy-nier-automataTitanium Alloy

 
  • Dropped by Medium Biped (level 18+)
  • Dropped by Linked-sphere Type
  • Reward for completing Game Dev Machine Lv 2
  • Reward for completing Reconnaissance Squad
  • Three can be found inside a chest in the second large building of the forest castle. Just after the first linked-sphere machine and before the second set of stairs on a hard to reach platform.

Torn Book

 
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Reward for completing Camp Development
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

tree-sap-nierTree Sap

 
  • Sold by the Shop Keeper in the Park Ruins

Tree Seed

 
  • Can be found in various locations around the world, typically at the base of trees and foliage.
  • Given as a reward for completing The Manager's Request
  • Sold by the shop keeper in the Park Ruins (after completing Route C)

Viscous Oil

 
  • ??

Volt-Proof Salve

 
  • Drop from Small Stubby

Warped Wire

 
  • Can be looted in the Desert Zone
  • Layer robots next to the Desert Camp.
  • Can be bought from Emil
  • Dropped by Reverse-jointed Goliath
  • Dropped by Multi-tier robots.

 




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