Cruel Oath


150 - 180

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Small Sword



Cruel Oath is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata


Cruel Oath Information


"A black blade used by warriors of the East."

  1. "A black oriental sword. Its no-frills design gives it an aura of serious weaponry."



Where to Find\Location

  • Default weapon for 9S. It is added to your inventory as soon as you can play as 9S.




  • ATK speed up, shockingly, increases attack speed.
  • Dark Impulse increases damage when your are below 30% HP.




LvL Attack Combo Other Improvement Materials Needed
1 150 - 180 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
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2 270 - 324 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up 5x Copper Ore, 5x Beast Hide, 5x Crystal
3 420 - 518 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up 4x Iron Ore, 3x Silver Ore, 3x Small Gear, 2x Amber
4 570 - 684 Light: 7
Heavy: 3
ATK Speed Up
Dark Impulse
2x Gold Ore, 5x Small Gear, 3x Large Gear, 2x Machine Arm,1x Moldavite


Weapon Story


 Level 1


Once, long ago, there was a group of seven boys who were born in the same village. Though they were not brothers by blood, they treated each other as family."


 Level 2


One cold night, a fortune-teller appeared and warned of a traitor among them. The boys laughed it off and went about their business, but the next morning, one of them lay dead."


 Level 3


With each passing night, another boy died. The survivors grew more and more suspicious of each other, each harboring terrible doubts about what happened to their brothers."


 Level 4


On the morning of the seventh day, a single survivor stood tall. Cleaning the blood from his hands, he chuckled to himself. 'Better go find the traitor!'" 



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    • Anonymous

      31 May 2017 21:38  

      Judging by official timeline, weapon story of this weapon is most likely connected to male-only YoRHa unit M002 coup that happened a few month after 9S was created. It's possible that he was at the very centre of it, and that's what caused E model to be assigned to him in first place.

      • Anonymous

        24 Mar 2017 05:55  

        There was a novella where 9S actually picked up this weapon I think, so he didn't originally have a melee weapon at all (since he is not a combat android). Makes sense since these entries don't look like they are referring to him...

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