Pristine Screw

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Pristine Screw is a Crafting Material in NieR: Automata. Crafting Materials are used to upgrade your Weapons and Pods and you will find them in various Locations throughout your playthrough of the game. They can also be dropped by some Enemies as you defeat them.


A newly made screw.


Where to Find Pristine Screw in NieR Automata

  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Desert Zone)
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Enhanced Machines)
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped during quest Machine Examination 2. The drop rate is almost guaranteed because the other drop is a Large Gear. Once you collect 4 Pristine Screws for the quest, you can keep farming them instead of turning the quest in. Spots are: 2 Goliath Biped near Desert access; 1 Goliath Biped at City Ruins: Near Tower access point; 1 Goliath Biped at City Ruins: Center access point; 1 Goliath Biped outside Resistance Camp. This proved to be the most effective way to farm Pristine Screw.
  • Dropped by Goliath Biped (Forest Kingdom Machines) - a good place to farm this is chapter 17-01/17-03 in front of the castle. Kill the two Goliath Bipeds at Forest Castle: Front, transport to Forest Castle: Royal Chamber, go towards the location of the Forest King and jump down. Repeat as necessary.
  • City Ruins - Locked Chest: Located down the long ladder from the first building encountered across entry to the City Ruins during Gathering Intel.
  • Sold by Emil (route City Ruins: Near Factory)


Pristine Screw Effects & Uses in NieR Automata

Can be used to upgrade the following:


Pristine Screw Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Pristine Screw in NieR: Automata goes here.



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    • Anonymous

      the way I farm them is to chapter select 16-02 and teleport to the royal chamber. theres a guaranteed goliath biped every time you take a right and jump off the bridge. sometimes youll even get 2 at the entrance of the castle.

      • Great place to farm these on Route A is when you have the quest Machine Examination 2, from the Resistance Camp, the area just outside will be a Goliath Biped, kill it, then move back into the camp, then save and reload, the Biped will respawn. Simply rinse and repeat. Alternately, you can hunt a few other spawns of this machine, same quest, there is one in the pit made by the city collapsing, it will have 3 Linked-sphere machines, these also drop Auto-Heal which is great for selling (5k for the +2 variety) and a third just by the Desert Camp entrance. It's my belief that once you hand in the quest these machines will cease spawning, so make sure you farm 17 of these for all upgrades/quests.

        • for maximum efficiency u can go to Forest Castle: entrance and kill the 2 goliath there then go to Desert: Camp and kill the one goliath to the right after u exit the transporter and as a bonus u can always check the map for Emil since he can always be pretty close to the desert camp ( route C btw )

          • Anonymous

            I farmed these easily in front of the forest castle, from the Forest Castle: Entrance point, on chapter 17. Two goliaths spawn there every time and they're decently high level.

            • Anonymous

              I'm on examination 2 and cant seem to find the 4th screw, I might have missed a drop? Or what am I missing

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