Cypress Stick


60 - 80

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Small Sword



Cypress Stick is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata


Cypress Stick Information


"A stick made of cypress wood."

  • "A stick made of Cypress wood. Can hardly be called a weapon, but somehow grants courage to its user"



Where to Find\Location

  • Can be obtained as soon as the player reaches the area that is before the bridge leading to the castle as 2B. Find a tipped over pillar leaning on another pillar. Use this construction to reach the ledge in front of you. Use the pillars to reach the farthest ledge (can be quite difficult). Open the chest to find Cypress Stick. (An easier way to get across the pillars is to equip a Spear in your light attack slot, then "Jump, Spear, Spear, Jump". The timing is much more forgiving than the usual "Jump, Jump, Dash" method.)




  • Reference to the Cypress Stick from the Dragon Quest franchise.
  • Critical = gives it a high critical rate.
  • Hero Sigil changes all chest models into retro-themed versions.
  • Adopts a new look for damage numbers when equipped with Hero Sigil.



LvL Attack Combo Other Improvement Materials Needed
1 60 - 80 Light: 4
Heavy: 1
N/A Default
2 144 - 210 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Critical + 5x Copper Ore, 5x Broken Key, 5x Stretched Coil
3 168 - 224 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
Critical + 4x Iron Ore, 3x Silver Ore, 3x Severed Cable, 3x Pyrite
4 228 - 304 Light: 7
Heavy: 3
Critical +
Hero Sigil
2x Gold Ore, 5x Severed Cable, 3x Pristine Cable, 2x Machine Arm,1x Moldavite




Weapon Story


 Level 1


I was in a dead sleep when mum started shouting. "Wakey-wakey!" she squawked. "Rise and shiine! Today's a very important day! Today's your first visit to the castle!" ...Anoying, right? But I got up anyway." 


 Level 2


Today's my 16th birthday, and I have an audience with the king. Mum's apparently worried that he'll charge me with some big important task, so she gave me a cypress stick...for some reason. Pffft. Like that'll help."


 Level 3


As we walk to the castle, Mum keeps blabbing about how excited she is and how long she's been waiting for this day. She's told me this story a million and one times, so I just keep quiet like always."


 Level 4


When we arrive, I see my friend coming out of the castle. He's 16, too, but his fearless gaze makes him look like a legendary hero-to-be. I'm sure he's got a lot to live up to! MY dad's just a carpenter, so I've got it easy, heh."



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    • Anonymous

      14 Apr 2021 23:55  

      I did it in two tries.
      Jump jump towards a pillar. You'll then auto-grab it. Repeat to the second pillar.

      • Anonymous

        30 Dec 2020 15:55  

        to get on ther i only needed like 5 times to get the stick, double jump pod throw works fine for me (pc) aside from twhen pod starts attacking instead of throwing me...pillar to piller is almost a perfect double jump and holding onto the pod so that isnt too hard either.

        • Anonymous

          23 Mar 2019 03:47  

          This was a bit easier using missile pod program to jump from platform to platform while ignoring the pillars. Use double jump + pod throw + missile + dash + light attack ... the only thing a bit annoy is to get the facing direction right. you can practice this on the ground to get an idea of distance covered.

          • Anonymous

            27 Jul 2018 14:49  

            You don't even need to dash just double tap X (ps4) then hold on to the pod and it works.. if you dash she wants to roll

            • Anonymous

              20 Apr 2018 11:48  

              I use jump, pod attack and kept holding forward. Should let you land directly on top of the pillar I guess.

              • Anonymous

                20 Aug 2017 21:39  

                I am finding it quite difficult to finesse well enough the numerous jumps to the weapons location. Isn't there an easier way to obtain the Cypress Stick?

                • Anonymous

                  11 Jun 2017 03:44  

                  For some reason I need different materials to upgrade this to Lvl 2. It requires copper ore, broken key and stretched coil.

                  • Anonymous

                    24 Apr 2017 09:46  

                    Could this be one of the strongest weapons in the game? It's damage may be low, but it can get a whole ton of critical damage.

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