Cruel Arrogance

cruel arrogance spears nier automata wiki guide
Attack 220 - 240
Combo Light 3
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Spears
Special Effect/s

ATK Speed Up

Dark Impulse (Increases ATK when HP is Critical)

Cruel Arrogance is a Spear in NieR: Automata. Cruel Arrogance is a spear wielded by warrior monks. It has increased attack speed and with the Dark Impulse, it will increase your attack damage whenever you land a critical hit on an enemy. Spears are Weapons with long reach with a unique moveset. They perform powerful attacks, though they are relatively slower than Small Swords, their sweeping attacks do provide excellent maneuverability of crowds, although their attack patterns are usually catered for fighting a single enemy rather than facing a crowd.


A black spear wielded by warrior monks of the East.

Its pitch-black spearhead gleams with the ruthlessness of a warrior who never knew mercy.


Where to Find Cruel Arrogance in NieR Automata

  • In the Abandoned Factory, accessible only in route C/D as 9S. From the Factory: Hangar access point, continue upward until reaching an enclosed conveyor belt route. Upon exiting the enclosed space, you'll be able to climb atop it and head leftwards. At the left end sits a locked door, leading to the weapon.


Cruel Arrogance NieR Automata Weapon Story

Cruel Arrogance Level 1 Weapon Story

"The dark, hideous lance was crafted by a beautiful female artisan. As people far and wide praised its design, the artisan's apprentice grew jealous and slew her, the lance itself soon vanishing into the mists of time."

Cruel Arrogance Level 2 Weapon Story

"The lance's second owner was a puppeteer who crafted a clockwork doll capable of doing nearly everything. When he put the lance in the doll's hand, she lashed out and pierced the puppeteer's skull right between the eyes."

Cruel Arrogance Level 3 Weapon Story

"The third owner was an infant prince who was gifted the lance by the queen regent. She died soon thereafter, and on the night of her funeral, the lance vanished from the infant's room, leaving behind only a tiny corpse in the crib."

Cruel Arrogance Level 4 Weapon Story

"The fourth owner was a simple, honest man who wanted to aid his sickly daughter. He gave all to this cause—including his very existence and that of all else in the world."


Cruel Arrogance Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 220 - 240 Light: 3
Heavy: 2
2 396 - 432 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
3 616 - 672 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
4 (Max) 836 - 912 Light: 6
Heavy: 3

ATK Speed Up
Dark Impulse


Cruel Arrogance Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Cruel Arrogance in NieR: Automata goes here.



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