Virtuous Grief


120 - 150

Combo Light


Combo Heavy



Combat Bracers



Virtuous Grief are Combat Bracers in NieR: Automata


Virtuous Grief Information


"Weapons made of white armor from the East."

  1. "Stark white samurai gauntlets, kept pristine.  Their master never saw a moment of conflict."



Where to Find\Location

  • Located in the forest zone. Find a large waterfall, where the river flows through a small stone bridge. Follow the river downstream until the cliff and turn right to the rock path. Follow it until you find an android corpse. Jump/dash across gap in front of android corpse to see a tree stump with chains in front of it. 
  • The area you need to ascend to is indicated on the mini map as a large grey zone. It is a rocky plateau which also incorporates a rocky bridge. At the end of this plateau, there lies a dead android, and a large tree stands to your right. From here, jump to the next grey zone area. There you will find the weapon inside a large, hollow tree.
  • Before going inside stump, you'll have to face a Lv 33 Medium Biped and several Lv ~30 flyers. After defeating them, inside stump is weapon Virtuous Grief.




  • ATK Speed Up, shockingly, increases attack speed.
  • Holy Blessing increases your attack when your health is full.




LvL Attack Combo Other Improvement Materials Needed
1 120 - 150 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
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2 216 - 270 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up Rusted Clump x5, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5
3 336 - 420 Light: 7
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3, Severed Cable x3, Amber x2
4 456 - 570 Light: 8
Heavy: 3

ATK Speed Up
Holy Blessing

Memory Alloy x2, Severed Cable x5, Pristine Cable x3, Machine Head x2, Moldavite x1


Weapon Story


 Level 1


I see you in my sleep.

Restless sleep.

My heart flies to pieces each time I wake.

I burn to see you in the real world.


 Level 2


I hunt for the woman who pines for you.

The scream pleases me.

Your body and heart shall be mine.


 Level 3


Your heart.  I long for it.

Yet it does not return my love in kind.

All you care for is your cold, dead wife.

So I must at least take your body.


 Level 4


Your head is mine.  Beautiful head.

The eyes that scorned me are so lovely now.

Hate me if you like.  Begrudge me all.

You are still mine forever.





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    • Anonymous

      Dear wiki this one's confusing enough, when it is hard to tell which android corpse.

      Basically it's right above the dragoon lance. Best to get these in 1 run save the headache.
      To get to this bracer's location you will need to ascend to the upper plateau.

      To get to the upper plateau, find the small stone bridge over a river. From there, you will need to head straight while in the direction of the ravine. Then navigate to your right, find the upper plateau and ascend.

      You will find the dead android after some parkour. The tree with chains is well hidden from the android corpse. Just pay close attention to your view. Once you see it you'll know what to do.

      • Anonymous

        Geez these intructions are a mess. Let me try.

        Optionally, go to the cavern where the Dragoon Lance and Lunar tier are, and set a waypoint on your map for that spot.

        Now, go the quest marker for "Mysterious Letter" (the arena DLC). That marker is at the beginning of a river (there's some machines doing drills next to it). Follow that river, down the tiny waterfall under the small white stone walkway, then stop where the river pours into the bottomless ravine.

        Looking toward ravine, turn to face the right. There should be the ravine on your left, and a tree on the right. Between them is an unbeaten path the leads across the rocks through the forest. I won't explain this in detail. You'll move over these rocks for about 300ft, jumping occasionally, picking up a chest and probably a corpse along the way, always moving towards the point exactly above the cavern where you picked up the Dragoon Lance and a Lunar Tear. Above that cavern is the tree wrapped by a few chains with Virtuous Grief inside.

        Still having trouble? I highly recommend searching YouTube for quick video.

        • Anonymous

          This weapon story becomes creepy when you understand that it's about N2's feelings to 9S over the course of route C.

          • Anonymous

            ""Stark white samurai gauntlets"

            ...not quite.

            I've no idea why all the gauntlet weapons are helmets or heads, rather than gloves or fists.

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