Virtuous Contract


150 - 180

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Small Sword



Virtuous Contract is a Small Sword in NieR: Automata


Virtuous Contract Information


"A white blade used by samurai of the east."

  • "A white sword like those carried by samurai of old. Looks flashy, but the blade is top quality."



Where to Find\Location

  • You start the game with this weapon.




  • Holy Blessing - Increases attack power when HP is full (seems to be around 15-20%)
  • ATK speed up - Increases attack speed.




Level Attack Value Combo Other Improvement Materials Required for Upgrade
1 150 - 180 Light: 4
Heavy: 2
None N/A
2 270 - 324 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
 ATK Speed Up 2,500G + Rusted Clump x5, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5
3  420 - 504 Light: 6
Heavy: 3
 ATK Speed Up 5,000G + Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3, Severed Cable x3, Amber x2
4 570 - 684 Light: 7
Heavy: 3
 ATK Speed Up
 Holy Blessing
Memory Alloy x2, Severed Cable x5, Pristine Cable x3, Machine Arm x2, Moldavite x1


Weapon Story


 Level 1


How long can I fight amidst this bloody vortex of a battlefield? How long, I wonder?"


 Level 2


How long can I continue to protect what I love amidst this endless war? How long, I wonder?"


 Level 3


How long can I continue to believe in a world laden with deceit and folly? How long, I wonder?"


 Level 4


How long can I lie to myself as I despair at the dark future of this world? How long, I wonder?"



Small Swords
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    • Anonymous

      it said i needed 5 copper 3 stretched coil and pyrite for upgrading this weapon why is it telling me i needed this to upgrade to level 4 when it isn't even the materials needed for the upgrade

      • Anonymous

        Weapon stories for both Virtuous swords/greatswords and Cruel blood oath swords/greatswords imply the romantic ties between 2b and 9s, as each story is told from the other's perspective.

        • Anonymous

          What do all these cruel and virtuous weapons really mean? The cruel and virtuous spears both reference father and brother Nier, respectively, so aside from 2B, who else is being referenced by the entries in these weapons?

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