Cruel Lament


120 - 150

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Combat Bracers



Cruel Lament is a Combat Bracers in NieR: Automata


Cruel Lament Information


"Weapons made of black armor from the East."

  • "Samurai gauntlets worn by a commander infamous for cruelty, blackened with the blood of his foes."



Where to Find\Location

  • Given by mastersmith Masamune in the castle after obtaining a Lv 4 weapon




  • ATK Speed Up, shockingly, increases attack speed.
  • Dark Impulse increases your attack when your are below 30% health.




LvL Attack Combo Other Improvement Materials Needed
1 120 - 150 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
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2 216 - 270 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up 5x Copper Ore, 5x Beast Hide, 5x Warped Wire
3 336 - 420 Light: 7
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up 4x Iron Ore, 3x Silver Ore, 3x Small Gear, 2x Pyrite
4 456 - 570 Light: 8
Heavy: 3
ATK Speed Up
Dark Impulse
2x Gold Ore, 5x Small Gear, 3x Large Gear, 2x Machine Head,1x Moldavite


Weapon Story


 Level 1


I take up the sword and battle for you.

My heart knows not fear,

instead burning with a love strong and pure."


 Level 2


I swing my sword for you,

spattered blood across my sleeve.

I smile as the chaos continues,"


 Level 3


I brandish my sword for you.

Victims uncountable. Victims beyond measure.

Their dying wails become the song of my sleep."


 Level 4


I cry out "Give me your head!"

I capture you as you flee and take it.

I do all this for you.  For you.  For you.

...Who are you?



Combat Bracers
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    • Anonymous

      Does anyone know what this weapon is about?

      This sounds like it's about Kainé from Nier Replicant/Gestalt, based on what I've read about that game. Kainé fights for Nier, but since she is part Shade she ends up turning on him at the end. And then she forgets who he is due to his sacrifice.

      • Anonymous

        I got this by upgrading the Virtuous Dignity spear to lvl4 so Idk what everyone in the comments is on about.

        • Anonymous

          You only need to upgrade one of your weapons (any weapon) to Lv. 4, then exit the shop screen. Talk to him again and exit the shop screen to trigger the dialogue that gives you Cruel Lament.

          • Anonymous

            You have to upgrade both of the default virtuous weapons to level 4, long sword and short sword. It's super buggy though and often doesn't proc until you either upgrade another weapon or buy/sell something from him. If you're having problems and you've upgraded the proper weapons try selling him a small recovery medicine.

            • Anonymous

              Incorrect: You don't get the weapon by upgrading any weapon. You need to upgrade THE default weapon itself, the "Virtuous Contract" to level 4.

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