Machine Sword

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Attack 140 - 210
Combo Light 4
Combo Heavy 1
Weapon Type Small Sword
Special Effect/s

Robot Discount (30% off on all items sold by robots)

Machine Brand (Increases weapon damage in proportion to enemies defeated)

Machine Sword is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata. It is a part of a set along with the Machine Axe, Machine Spear, and Machine HeadSmall 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 sword wielded by machine lifeforms.

An improvised blade used by machine lifeforms. It may be made from scraps, but it gets the job done.



Where to Find Machine Sword in NieR Automata




Machine Sword NieR Automata Weapon Story

Machine Sword Level 1 Weapon Story

"The more old records I read, the more fascinated I become by the species known as humans. We machines must do all we can to preserve these precious artifacts and continue to record their contents."

Machine Sword Level 2 Weapon Story

"I see from the records how important predation and reproduction were to human survival. And yet, they viewed such acts as sinful. I wonder why?"

Machine Sword Level 3 Weapon Story

"I found a famous human book today, but after reading it ten times, it still makes no sense to me. What possible attraction could there be to such a thing?"

Machine Sword Level 4 Weapon Story

"Eureka! It seems the answer was in front of me all along! I am simply incapable of comprehending anything―about humanity OR the world in general! Ah, how wonderful it is to live in a world swaddled in mystery!"


Machine Sword Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 140 - 210 Light: 4
Heavy: 1
2 252 - 378 Light: 4
Heavy: 1
Robot Discount
3 392 - 588 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Robot Discount
4 (Max) 392 - 588 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
Robot Discount
Machine Brand


Machine Sword Notes and Tips

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    • Anonymous

      Does Machine Brand apply retroactively? As in, if I get the weapon, make 500 kills, and then upgrade to Lv. 4, will it already be maxed or will I have to get 500 more?

      • Anonymous

        Idk if the Machine Brand stat is that good, but apparently it's max +500 dmg. Not max 500 enemies. I still need to test if it's 500 cumulative damage(light attack and heavy attack combined) or if it's both +500 for light attacks and + 500 for heavy attacks. If it's the later, Machine Brand weapons are probably the best weapons stat wise since damage chips are multiplicative. Need more testing. Will try to update.

        • Anonymous

          Kills with the Shockwave don't count as weapon kills.
          In other words don't use it if you're trying to rack up the number of defeated enemies with your Machine Brand weapons.

          Also kills made by your partner don't count as well.

          • Weapon story updated. Upgrades table needs to be rechecked as much of the info was incorrect. Atk values, combo values,, and abilities for Lv 4 were updated, but the rest of the table needs to be updated with the correct data.

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