Iron Pipe

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Attack 30 - 220
Combo Light 2
Combo Heavy 1
Weapon Type Small Sword
Special Effect/s


High Stun

Iron Pipe is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata. This weapon has the highest maximum damage output out of all the weapons in the game. Small Swords are fast-swinging and one of the easiest Weapons to use among the different classes of weapons. It has decent attack speed perfect for chaining combos and used to deal with multiple enemies at once. 


A common iron pipe.

A rusty iron pipe covered in the vital fluids of machine lifeforms.


Where to Find Iron Pipe in NieR Automata


Iron Pipe NieR Automata Weapon Story

Iron Pipe Level 1 Weapon Story

"Dad, if you're cold, I can give you my hat.
You're the best father in the world, after all!"

Iron Pipe Level 2 Weapon Story

"Dad, if you're hungry, you can have my cookie.
You're my favorite person in the world, after all!"

Iron Pipe Level 3 Weapon Story

"Dad, if you're scared, I can sleep by your side.
You're my closest friend in the world, after all!"

Iron Pipe Level 4 Weapon Story

"So please don't go anywhere. All right, Dad?
Don't leave your Yonah all alone.


Iron Pipe Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 30 - 220 Light: 2
Heavy: 1
2 54 - 396 Light: 3
Heavy: 1
Critical +
3 84 - 616 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
Critical +
4 (Max) 114 - 836 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Critical + High Stun


Iron Pipe Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Iron Pipe in NieR: Automata goes here.



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    • Anonymous

      At Level 4, it gives +10% Critical Hit Chance. Excellent weapon, especially when combined with a high level Critical Up chip.

      • Anonymous

        The first few minutes of Nier:Replicant suddenly just made the Weapon's Story make sense to me. :(

        I'm going to be sick.

        • Anonymous

          I think it is only available for fishing in the A or the A and B routes. I fished in C/D for half an hour and caught nothing, loaded the mad songstress chapter as 2B and caught the iron pipe in about 5 seconds.

          • Anonymous

            I found this weapon early on, almost immediately, but died shortly after, and reloaded a save from before I had it. Since then I've spent HOURS fishing in sewers, and it WON'T SPAWN. Is this because I already had it, or because I'm using 9S or something?

            • Anonymous

              Can someone help me ? I m lvl 99 , i got all weapons except iron pipe. I got it in the firt run but accidently sold it . Now i need it to unlock the Y ending. is there a way to get it back? already tried to fish it again

              • Anonymous

                Agh, why is the whole wiki so incorrect & incomplete? Iron Pipe's first upgrade increases the stun/stagger chance. O well. Despite it's history & looks, this weapon is actually not that useless. Can deal brutal damage if it crit's with a maximum damage-roll.

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