Phoenix Lance

phoenix lance spears nier automata wiki guide
Attack 210 - 250
Combo Light 4
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Spears
Special Effect/s

ATK Speed Up

Phoenix Flash (Sometimes restore HP when attacks hit)

Phoenix Lance is a Spear in NieR: Automata. Phoenix Lance is a good all around spear. This spear also increases your attack speed, and with the Phoenix Flash, it gives you a chance to restore your health whenever you land your attacks on an enemy. Spears are Weapons with long reach with a unique moveset. They perform powerful attacks, though they are relatively slower than Small Swords, their sweeping attacks do provide excellent maneuverability of crowds, although their attack patterns are usually catered for fighting a single enemy rather than facing a crowd.


A spear made from the plume of a phoenix.

Monks carried this decorative spear, said to be made from phoenix feathers, on pilgrimages.


Where to Find Phoenix Lance in NieR Automata

  • Can be located in the Desert Zone, buried underneath. Use the scanner pod in the big open desert area to reveal the weapon.
  • It is near the easternmost point of the lighter-colored circle (save border) surrounding the Desert: Center access point in the main menu map. It's not far from a section of the pipeline.


Phoenix Lance NieR Automata Weapon Story

Phoenix Lance Level 1 Weapon Story

"Legends tell of an mighty warrior who had no equal in battle. Granted immortality by a phoenix, he wandered from war to war, forever searching for ways to prove his strength."

Phoenix Lance Level 2 Weapon Story

"Eventually, the man's immortal body proved too much for his spirit, and he ran himself through with his own spear again and again. But each time he did, the wound closed over itself, leaving not even a scar."

Phoenix Lance Level 3 Weapon Story

"He leapt from cliffs, threw himself into raging seas, and lit himself aflame, but nothing worked. Then, one day, he slipped mercifully into unconsciousness, and awoke centuries later to find a songbird on his chest."

Phoenix Lance Level 4 Weapon Story

""You have atoned for your sins," said the bird. "If you wish me to free you from your solitary existence, I will gladly do so." The man wept tears of joy and whispered thanks to the gods before suddenly stomping the bird to death."


Phoenix Lance Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 210 - 250 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
2 378 - 450 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
3 588 - 700 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
4 (Max) 798 - 950 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
ATK Speed Up
Phoenix Flash


Phoenix Lance Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Phoenix Lance in NieR: Automata goes here.



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    • Anonymous

      The text description is ambiguous as hell.
      There's no compass and apparently going "east" means keeping the sun to your left.

      Here's a much better way to find it:
      Open the map and focus on the open desert area, where the Desert: Center access point is located.
      You can see in a darker shade the remains of a pipeline that starts from the opening leading to the desert camp, goes towards the center access point and then snakes around back towards the apartment complex.
      Go to the third length of pipe visible on the map, starting from the opening leading to the desert camp.
      You'll find an elevated section of pipe. There's a place where a segment of the pipe doesn't connect properly. From that spot, head straight towards the sun. You'll find the spear after about 7 seconds of holding forward and using the scanner.

      Alternatively, start from the opening leading to the oil field, head towards the sun and hold forward for about 40-50 seconds until you find the spear with the scanner. You should cross the section of elevated pipe I mentioned earlier on your way.

      • Anonymous

        I feel like this story is about hate and vengeance -- despite years of trying to kill himself, the man's hatred for the bird who granted him immortality proved more powerful than his wish to be freed of his painful existence -- thus he chose to kill the bird as an act of revenge rather than to accept its salvation.

        • Anonymous

          I feel like the last story there implies that the bird switched bodies with the man: giving him the fragile bird one that would let him die.

          • Anonymous

            ...was i the only one to laugh when i read that the bird got rekt with a foot? i mean, it went "you are forgiven" *gets stomped*

            • Anonymous

              y tho?
              what's his deal?
              he was immortal he fought a bunch of stuff he got suicidal he suicided
              and then he woke up and killed a *****ing bird

              • Anonymous

                Just a FYI, if your doing a search for "Phoenix Lance", it can get NSFW if you don't keep the safe search option on and scroll down too far!

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