Max HP Up


Defense Chip



Max HP Up is a Defense Chip in Nier: Automata



Increase Max HP by X%


Effects & Uses

  • Increases Max Health by a percentage.


Where to Find/Location

  • Reward for completing Gathering Keepsakes
  • In a chest at Soul Box (Only obtainable after a certain number of bodies has been retrieved.)
  • On an Android Body just before the large circular area where you fight Adam in the desert.



  • The maximum HP you can obtain via Max HP Up is 100%
  • The higher level Max HP Up can be very helpful on hard, allowing you to survive one attack or an extra attack.  Overall it can double or triple your survivability.
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Information Table

Version Bonus Capacity Location/Where to Find
+0 Increase Max HP by 5%  4-11  
+1  Increase Max HP by 10%  5-12  
+2 Increase Max HP by 15% 6-13 ??
+3  Increase Max HP by 20%   7-21 Reward for completing Resistance Disappearance
+4  Increase Max HP by 25%   9-23  
+5  Increase Max HP by 30%   11-25  
+6  Increase Max HP by 50%  14-28 Reward for completing Gathering Keepsakes
+7 Increase Max HP by 80% 17-31  
+8 Increase Max HP by 100% 21-35  



Defense Chips
Anti Chain Damage  ♦  Auto-Heal  ♦  Damage Absorb  ♦  Down-Attack Up  ♦  Evade Range Up  ♦  Melee Defense  ♦  Moving Speed Up  ♦  Offensive Heal  ♦  Ranged Defense  ♦  Reset  ♦  Resilience


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    • Anonymous

      You can farm these while on the 1st playtrough, when you're at the quest step saying; head to the forest via the commercial facility.
      At some point you'll reach the Save 'vending machine' called Forest Castle: Front.
      From there you just make your way trough the castle, killing the small bipeds on your way.
      After a short bit you'll be outside of the castle while still on a linear path, continue to the right and kill all small biped spawns there.
      On this route you should be able to farm:
      - Anti chain damage
      - Max HP Up
      - Deadly Heal
      Now here is where it gets interesting. When you go back outside to the left, and make your way back in the castle on the left side.
      For some reason groups of small bipeds just kept spawning there so i just kept killing them, running back and forth to the left room from where they spawn, kill them, run outside to the right, they spawn to the left again, kill them, rince repeat.
      These mobs only seem to drop Max HP Up Chips, so if you want to keep farming Anti Chain and Deadly Heal, run back to the left trough the castle, quicksave whenever possible, load your save and run it again.

      • Anonymous

        you can get as many of +6 max HP up chip (and 2 complex gadgets too) as you want if you haven't finished the quest Gathering Keepsakes yet (the quest is ended when 9S marks a grave for 2B, not when receiving rewards), by using chapter select to soul box you can do this quest again and again.

        • Anonymous

          You can get a +3[7] from the Resistance Disappearance is a Side Quest. I kept loading until getting [7] took less than 10 tries and usually it gives [13]

          • Anonymous

            A good farm spot for these is in the forest castle. There's a room right before you exit the first portion of the castle (right before a long hallway full of enemies) that has neverending enemy spawns as long as you exit and re-enter. For some r they spawn oddly and you have to enter from the left side of the screen followed by the right, hard to explain. The enemies only drop HP up chips other than the typical loot.

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