Spear of the Usurper

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Attack 220 - 270
Combo Light 4
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Spears
Special Effect/s


Turncoat (Chance to subjugate enemies when attacking them)

Spear of the Usurper is a Spear in NieR: Automata. Spear of the Usurper has a good damage on its own, but with the Critical+, it provides explosive damage when critical damage is applied. The other ability this weapon has is Turncoat, this is applied when you hit an enemy, it will then turn on your side and help you eliminate other enemies in the area. 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 used by a prince's double to murder his liege.

A prince's body double used this spear to slay his liege, and met his own fate on the same edge.


Where to Find Spear of the Usurper in NieR Automata


Spear of the Usurper NieR Automata Weapon Story

Spear of the Usurper Level 1 Weapon Story

"In a distant kingdom, there lived two princes. The son of the queen consort was clever of mind but weak of flesh. The son of the king's second wife was dimwitted, yet charming, and quite gifted in the art of war."

Spear of the Usurper Level 2 Weapon Story

"Which prince would succeed the throne? When news came down that the king had died in battle, the two men each declared themselves the next true king, rallying the people to take the side of one or the other."

Spear of the Usurper Level 3 Weapon Story

"In the midst of this coronation battle, a third man appeared claiming to be a prince. Bright, capable, and brave, he dispatched the two foolish brothers and went on to become a wise and just king beloved by all."

Spear of the Usurper Level 4 Weapon Story

"Decades later, the king announced on his deathbed that he wasn't royalty at all, but in fact was the son of a commoner. Upon hearing this revelation, the people stormed the castle and hung their beloved ruler from the rafters."


Spear of the Usurper Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 220 - 270 Light: 3
Heavy: 1
2 396 - 486 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Critical +
3 616 - 756 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
Critical +
4 (Max) 836 - 1,026 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
Critical +


Spear of the Usurper Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Spear of the Usurper in NieR: Automata goes here.



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    • Anonymous

      At Level 4, it gives +10% Critical Hit Chance. This, when combined with high level Critical Up chip, can be devastating for the enemies.
      Turncoat is super useful in DLC Arenas, since there are many strong opponents. When even one of them turns in an ally of yours, it helps a lot to get away pressure from you.
      Also, since it's a spear, you can quickly give heavy damage to enemies from afar: if they're using short range weapons, like sword or axes, or circular saws, you may start damaging them before they had the chance to do the same to you.
      It pairs well with Cypress Stick.

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