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NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

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NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

A detailed spoiler-free Nier: Automata guide to all weapons and Pod Program locations.

Introduction



This is data I've compiled from my time with the PS4 version of the Nier: Automata. I intend to keep this guide spoiler-free, so any name drops will be marked with a spoiler tag.

Just a heads up, gameplay difficulty does not restrict you from any equipment or achievements, so play at any difficulty you're comfortable with. Also, do not freak out if you happen to miss a piece of equipment or quest. You can always return to previous sections of the game via Chapter Select which becomes available late into the game.

Weapon Locations



There is a total of 40 weapons in the game. Each with varying stats and abilities gained upon upgrade. All weapons can be upgraded to level 4.

  • 13 Short Swords
  • 9 Large Swords
  • 9 Spears
  • 9 Combat Bracers

Note: Combo Lt # and Hv # is the amount of hits you can do in a single combo chain with a specific weapon by itself. Lt = Light Attack, Hv = Heavy Attack

Small Swords



Faith



  • MAX Attack: 608-722
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: ATK Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Bullet Absorb - Cutting through projectiles restores HP.

Location: Treasure chest found in the "Soul Box" Tower during Route C (3rd playthrough).

Iron Pipe



  • MAX Attack: 114-836
  • MAX Combo: Lt 5 Hv 2

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Critical+ - Adds a critical-hit effect.
Level 4: High Stun - Adds a high probability of stunning enemies.

Location: Fished up from the sewers that lead Amusement Park.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Beastbane



  • MAX Attack: 722 - 798
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Beast's Roar - Adds a beast effect to close-range attacks.

Location: Can be purchased early in the game at the Resistance Camp.

Phoenix Dagger



  • MAX Attack: 494 - 722
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Phoenix Flash - Chance of restoring HP when damaging enemies.

Location: Treasure chest found at the bottom of the ravine between the Shopping District and City Ruins. Beware of level 30+ enemies.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Ancient Overlord



  • MAX Attack: 570 - 703
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Critical+ - Adds a critical-hit effect.
Level 4: Bullet Rupture - Adds a shock wave when striking enemy projectiles.

Location: Can be purchased early in the game at the Resistance Camp.

Type-40 Sword



  • MAX Attack: 646 - 684
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Stun Up - increases stun value dealt to enemies.
Level 4: Energy Charge - Charges on standby. Increases attack for a limited time.

Location: Complete the "Find a Present" sidequest. Details on this sidequest can be found in the Quest Help section below.

Type-3 Sword



  • MAX Attack: 494 - 836
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Finish Blast - Detonates the final hit of close-range combos.

Location: Purchased from Devola or Popola at the Resistance Camp during Route C (3rd playthrough).

Virtuous Contract



  • MAX Attack: 570 - 684
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Holy Blessing - Increase attack power when HP is full.

Location: Unmissable. 2B's default weapon.

Cruel Oath



  • MAX Attack: 570 - 684
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Dark Impulse - Increase attack power when HP is 30% or less.

Location: Unmissable. 9S's default weapon.

YoRHa-Issue Blade



  • MAX Attack: 570 - 684
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Discount - Grants a discount at Resistance shops.
Level 4: Pod Charge - Lowers skill-gauge cooldown when attacking.

Location: Complete "11B's Memento" sidequest. Speak with an NPC at the Bunker Hangar to pick up the quest. This quest is only available to 2B.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Machine Sword



  • MAX Attack: 392 - 588
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Robot Discount - Grants a discount at machine shops.
Level 4: Machine Brand - Does more damage as you defeat enemies. (Max 500.)

Location: Can be purchased at Pascal's Village.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Engine Blade



  • MAX Attack: 608 - 760
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Stun Up - Increases stun value dealt to enemies.
Level 4: Shift Avoid - Changes damage value and your evade maneuver.

Location: Treasure chest found in the Abandoned Factory's underground area near the end of Route A. After riding the elevator down, keep going and make your way pass some pancake machines. You will eventually reach an area similar to the screens below. Hop left across the pancake machines to reach the chest.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Cypress Stick



  • MAX Attack: 228 - 304
  • MAX Combo: Lt 7 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Critical+ - Adds a critical-hit effect.
Level 4: Hero Sigil - Changes damage values and treasure chests.

Location: Treasure chest in the Forest Area. Found near the gate that seperates the Forest Area and Pascal's Village. Must jump across pillars to reach.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Large Swords



Iron Will



  • MAX Attack: 950 - 1,520
  • MAX Combo: Lt 3 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Steel Spine - Decreases chance of staggering from attacks.

Location: Found in the Flooded City by using the Scanner program.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Fang of the Twins



  • MAX Attack: 1,178 - 1,216
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Critical+ - Adds a critical-hit effect.
Level 4: Bullet Rupture - Adds a shock wave when striking enemy projectiles.

Location: Treasure chest in the Desert Complex Housing area on top of some stairs, close to the save point.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Beastlord



  • MAX Attack: 1,216 - 1,330
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Beast's Roar - Adds a beast effect to close-range attacks.

Location: Can be purchased early in the game at the Resistance Camp.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Phoenix Sword



  • MAX Attack: 1,026 - 1,292
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Phoenix Flash - Chance of restoring HP when damaging enemies.

Location: Locked treasure chest on the roof of the building where you first initially land on Earth. Can be obtained during or after Route B (second playthrough) as 9S.

Type-40 Blade



  • MAX Attack: 1,216 - 1,254
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Stun Up - increases stun value dealt to enemies.
Level 4: Energy Charge - Charges on standby. Increases attack for a limited time.

Location: Complete the "Data Analysis Freak 2" sidequest available during Route B as 9S. This quest will pop in your inbox at some point after you complete the first Data Analysis Freak 1.

Type-3 Blade



  • MAX Attack: 1,064 - 1,368
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Finish Blast - Detonates the final hit of close-range combos.

Location: Purchased from Devola or Popola at the Resistance Camp during Route C (3rd playthrough).

Virtuous Treaty



  • MAX Attack: 1,140 - 1,254
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Holy Blessing - Increase attack power when HP is full.

Location: Can be retrieved near the Abandoned Factory entrance where you fought the Goliath at the end of the prologue.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Cruel Blood Oath



  • MAX Attack: 1,140 - 1,254
  • MAX Combo: Lt 4 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Dark Impulse - Increase attack power when HP is 30% or less.

Location: Hidden behind a locked door in the underground area of the first Desert Zone. Door must be hacked with 9S.

Machine Axe



  • MAX Attack: 784 - 980
  • MAX Combo: Lt 3 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Robot Discount - Grants a discount at machine shops.
Level 4: Does more damage as you defeat enemies. (Max 500.)

Location: Can be purchased at Pascal's Village.

Spears



Phoenix Lance



  • MAX Attack: 798 - 950
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Phoenix Flash - Chance of restoring HP when damaging enemies.

Location: Found in the Desert Zone at the marked location below. Requires the Scanner program to discover.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Beastcurse



  • MAX Attack: 912 - 1007
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Beast's Roar - Adds a beast effect to close-range attacks.

Location: A locked treasure chest at the top floor of the Forest Castle. Requires 9S to hack open.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Dragoon Lance



  • MAX Attack: 950 - 988
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Dragon Wings - Increases power of mid-air attacks.

Location: Treasure chest hidden in a cave located in the Forest Area.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals
NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Spear of the Usurper



  • MAX Attack: 836 - 1,026
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Critical+ - Adds a critical-hit effect.
Level 4: Turncoat - Chance to subjugate foes when attacking them.

Location: Obtained from the "Heritage of the Past" sidequest in the Desert Zone during Route B as 9S. More details on this sidequest in the Quest Help section below.

Type-40 Lance



  • MAX Attack: 912 - 950
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Stun Up - increases stun value dealt to enemies.
Level 4: Energy Charge - Charges on standby. Increases attack for a time.

Location: Complete the "YoRHa Betrayers" sidequest. This quest is recieved through your inbox after the City Ruins Goliath event.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Type-3 Lance



  • MAX Attack: 760 - 1,064
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Endurance Up - Increases defense.
Level 4: Finish Blast - Detonates the final hit of close-range combos

Location: Treasure chest found on the roof of a distant isolated building in the Flooded City Area. Perform the following commands to reach the building: Jumping Glide --> Light Attack during glide --> Jumping Glide --> Light Attack during glide

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Virtuous Dignity



  • MAX Attack: 836 - 912
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Holy Blessing - Increase attack power when HP is full.

Location: In the sewers leading to the Amusement Park. Climb up a ladder hidden behind the debris pictured below (ignore the Amusement Park ladder.)

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Cruel Arrogance



  • MAX Attack: 836 - 912
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Attack Speed Up - Increases the speed of attacks.
Level 4: Dark Impulse - Increase attack power when HP is 30% or less.

Location: Return to the Abandoned Factory's underground area during Route C as 9S. Make your way through the area until you pass by an offline conveyer belt. Climb up the ladder and you should be in a similar spot in the screenshot below. Head left and hack open a door. Approach the weapon with caution, the enemies in this room will turn hostile once you get close.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Machine Spear



  • MAX Attack: 588 - 728
  • MAX Combo: Lt 6 Hv 3

- Special Abilities -

Level 2: Robot Discount - Grants a discount at machine shops.
Level 4: Does more damage as you defeat enemies. (Max 500.)

Location: Can be purchased at Pascal's Village.

NieR: Automata - All Weapons / Pod Skill Locations and Sidequest Help with Visuals

Combat Bracers



Main Pods



Pod Program Locations



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