Cruel Lament

cruel lament combat bracers nier automata wiki guide
Attack 120 - 150
Combo Light 5
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Combat Bracers
Special Effect/s

ATK Speed Up

Dark Impulse (Increases ATK at critical HP)

Cruel Lament is a Combat Bracer in NieR: Automata. Cruel Lament is a Combat Bracer made of Black Armor that resembles a samurai armor. This weapon increases your attack speed and with Dark Impulse, it will also increase your damage when you're health is below 30%. Combat Bracers are Weapons that are equipped on both hands and are different from the other bladed weapons in the game. Combat Bracers are also the fastest weapons in the game with also the lowest damage output out of all the weapon types.


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 Cruel Lament in NieR Automata

  • Given by Masamune in the castle after obtaining a Level 4 weapon.


Cruel Lament NieR Automata Weapon Story

Cruel Lament Level 1 Weapon Story

"I take up the sword and battle for you.
My heart knows not fear,
instead burning with a love strong and pure."

Cruel Lament Level 2 Weapon Story

"I swing my sword for you,
spattering blood across my sleeve.
I smile as the chaos continues."

Cruel Lament Level 3 Weapon Story

"I brandish my sword for you.
Victims uncountable. Victims beyond measure.
Their dying wails become the song of my sleep."

Cruel Lament Level 4 Weapon Story

"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?"


Cruel Lament Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 120 - 150 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
2 216 - 270 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
3 336 - 420 Light: 7
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
4 (Max) 456 - 570 Light: 8
Heavy: 3
ATK Speed Up
Dark Impulse


Cruel Lament Notes and Tips

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



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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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