Machine Sword


140 - 210

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Small Sword



Machine Sword is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata


Machine Sword Information


"A sword wielded by machine lifeforms."

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



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  • Robot Discount gives a discount at shops run by machines.
  • Robot Discount stacks with itself and Robot Discount on other weapons.
  • Robot Discount is 10% per level (does not apply to Upgrade Costs and Fuse Costs) (Maximum 40%)
  • Machine Brand permanetly increases the damage of weapon for every foe killed with it. Caps at 500 kills and does not count kills from shockwaves.




LvL Attack Combo Other Improvement Materials Needed
1 140 - 210 Light: 4
Heavy: 1
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2 252 - 378 Light: 4
Heavy: 1
Robot Discount 5x Copper Ore, 5x Broken Key, 5x Crystal
3 392 - 588 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Robot Discount 4x Iron Ore, 3x Silver Ore, 3x Dented Socket, 2x Amber
4 392 - 588 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
Robot Discount
Machine Brand
2x Gold Ore, 5x Dented Socket, 3x Sturdy Socket, 2x Machine Arm, 1x Moldavite
+500 kills
532 - 798 Light: 6
Heavy: 3

Robot Discount
Machine Brand





Weapon Story


 Level 1


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."


 Level 2


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?


 Level 3


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?


 Level 4


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!



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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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