Machine Arm




Machine Arm is a Crafting Material in Nier: Automata

 See below for farming / acquisition suggestions.


 The arm unit of a machine lifeform.


Effects & Uses


Where to Find/Location

  • Reward for completing Idiot Savant
  • Reward for completing The Recluse
  • A viable farming spot for Machine Arms may be the Boss Arena adjacent to the Desert Housing area (return to the area after the boss fight to engage in a Colosseum-style battle arena of wave after wave of desert enemies).
    • This author notes that after equipping the maximum number of Item Drop rate chips, and farming the area at level 63, Machine Arms dropped at a rate of approximately 1 every 5 minutes.
    • Results may vary - other users are encouraged to update this section accordingly.
    • Similar results have been reproduced without the use of any Drop Rate chips, at level 32, first playthrough (As 2B).
  • After Pascal has become a vendor (if his memory is wiped at the factory), he will sell Machine Arms at 675G per unit.
  • AS A2 - Returning to the Forest Castle as A2 in your Third Playthrough, one may farm machine arms from the enemies patrolling the castle. The precise drop rate has yet to be confirmed. Farming the bottom area of the Forest Castle as A2 (jump down at the right side of the transporter, then move left.) with maximum Drop Rate on lvl 99, you can gain more than 5 Machine Arms per 5 minutes, as well as various other items, such as Machine Cores, Small gear and whatnot.



  • A total of 32 Machine Arms required for all upgrades.


    • Anonymous

      19 May 2017 15:55  

      While working my way through the lower factory levels as 9S in route C to collect the locked chests I got over a dozen machine arms with 50% drop up. I haven't tested this enough but this might be a good place to farm for arms.

      • Anonymous

        12 Apr 2017 04:06  

        another great spot to farm would be in the White City that Adam built. the boss area becomes an endless wave of small and flying machine.

        • Anonymous

          31 Mar 2017 13:05  

          You can cheese the spawn of the robots that drop Machine arms going from left to right and right to left in the lower level of the castle like this

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