Virtuous Grief

virtuous grief combat bracers nier automata wiki guide
Attack 120 - 150
Combo Light 5
Combo Heavy 2
Weapon Type Combat Bracers
Special Effect/s

ATK Speed Up

Holy Blessing (Increases ATK at full HP)

Virtuous Grief is a Combat Bracer in NieR: Automata. Virtuous Grief is a Combat Bracer made of White Armor that resembles a samurai armor. It increases your attack speed and with Holy Blessing, it also increases your damage while you're in full health. Combat Bracers are Weapons that are equipped on both hands and are different from the other bladed weapons in the game. Combat Bracers are also the fastest weapons in the game with also the lowest damage output out of all the weapon types.


Weapons made of white armor from the East.

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


Where to Find Virtuous Grief in NieR Automata

  • 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 the 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 that 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, you will see the weapon inside the stump.


Virtuous Grief NieR Automata Weapon Story

Virtuous Grief Level 1 Weapon Story

"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."

Virtuous Grief Level 2 Weapon Story

"I hunt for the woman who pines for you.
The scream pleases me.
Your body and heart shall be mine."

Virtuous Grief Level 3 Weapon Story

"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."

Virtuous Grief Level 4 Weapon Story

"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."


Virtuous Grief Weapon Upgrades in NieR Automata

Level Atk Value Combo Other Improvement Required Materials
1 120 - 150 Light: 5
Heavy: 2
2 216 - 270 Light: 6
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
3 336 - 420 Light: 7
Heavy: 2
ATK Speed Up
4 (Max) 456 - 570 Light: 8
Heavy: 3
ATK Speed Up
Holy Blessing


Virtuous Grief Notes and Tips

  • Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia for Virtuous Grief in NieR: Automata goes here.



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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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