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Nier Replicant Best Weapons and Where To Find and Upgrade Them

In Nier Replicant there are a large number of weapons that you can acquire as you progress through the game. In this guide, we will tell you about the best weapons, how to find them, as well as how to upgrade them as you progress through the story in Nier Replicant.

Nier Replicant Best Weapons

Weapons in Nier Replicant are of three types: One-handed swords, two-handed swords, and spears. You can only use one-handed swords at the start of the game, but you will be able to use the other weapons also as you progress through the game.

The first default weapon will automatically upgrade, but to upgrade the remaining weapons you will have to give them to Two Brothers Weaponry outside Junk Heap. To have your weapon upgraded with better stats, you will have to pay a set amount. Attack, Magic Power, and Weight are among the stats.

We have listed every weapon that you can get in the Nier Replicant Remake below, along with their locations and details for each upgrade level.

One-Handed Swords:

  • Nameless Blade:

You will get this weapon as your default starting weapon after completing the Prologue. It can be upgraded to the following levels over time:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

100

10%

Light

N/A

2

112

10%

Light

Titanium Alloy x3

3

152

20%

Light

Titanium Alloy x2, Stripped Bolt x10, Broken Arm x3

4

204

30%

Light

Titanium Alloy x2, Dented Metal Bat x1, Simple Machine x1

  • Lily Leaf Sword:

You can purchase this weapon for 2400 gold from the Village Blacksmith and it can also be updated. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

123

20%

Light

N/A

2

46

30%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x3

3

187

40%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x2, Broken Antenna x7, Large Gear x1

4

250

60%

Heavy

Titanium Alloy x2, Forlorn Necklace x2, Pyrite x1

  • Nirvana Dagger:

You will have to inspect the box in the Lost Shrine when you are near the staircase to get this weapon, it can be upgraded also. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

106

0%

Moderate

N/A

2

125

10%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Rusty Kitchen Knife x2

3

160

20%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Broken Arm x3, Gold Ore x2

4

213

40%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Mysterious Switch x3, Pyrite x1

  • Moonrise:

You will get this weapon as a gift from the guard after you save him in the southern plains. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

109

10%

Moderate

N/A

2

128

10%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Broken Saw x1

3

165

20%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Broken Lens x1, Broken Saw x1

4

217

40%

Moderate

Titanium Alloy x1, Rusty Kitchen Knife x2, Pyrite x1

  • Rebirth:

You will get this weapon as a gift from the price of Facade after you complete the Barren Temple quest. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

115

10%

Very Light

N/A

2

132

10%

Very Light

Iron Ore x10, Twisted Ring x1

3

169

20%

Very Light

Iron Ore x10, Large Gear x1, Broken Battery x1

4

221

40%

Very Light

Iron Ore x10, Broken Wristwatch x3, Amber x1

  • Earth Wyrm’s Claw:

You can purchase this weapon when you are in Facade by paying 8400 Gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

142

30%

Very heavy

N/A

2

163

40%

Very heavy

Iron Ore x8, Scorpion Claw x10

3

209

50%

Very heavy

Iron Ore x8, Clay x3, Broken pottery x2

4

271

60%

Very heavy

Iron Ore x10, Clay x15, Amber x1

  • Blade of Treachery:

Just before getting in a fight with the boss in the Haunted Manor, you can find this weapon in a box there. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

139

20%

Heavy

N/A

2

179

30%

Heavy

Copper Ore x10, Simple Machine x1

3

231

40%

Heavy

Copper Ore x15, Machine Oil x2, Rusted Clump

4

255

50%

Heavy

Copper Ore x20, Rusted Clump x1, Pyrite x1

  • Beastbane:

You can purchase this weapon by paying 16800 to the Blacksmith Store in the village. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

172

40%

Heavy

N/A

2

221

40%

Heavy

Iron Ore x12, Complex Machine x1

3

282

60%

Heavy

Iron Ore x20, Complex Machine x1, Machine Oil x1

4

313

70%

Heavy

Iron Ore x15, Pyrite x2, Crystal x1

  • Faith:

You can get this weapon in two ways, firstly you can get it as a gift from the mayor of the Forest of Myth after freeing him and two other residents from Deathdream and secondly you can purchase it in the Aerie during Act 2.This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

147

20%

Very Light

N/A

2

189

30%

Light

Silver Ore x3, Broken Antenna x30

3

240

40%

Light

Silver Ore x2, Elaborate Machine x1, Natural Rubber x1

4

266

50%

Moderate

Silver Ore x4, Moldavite x1, Titanium Alloy x4

  • Ancient Overlord:

You will get this sword as a gift from the king of Facade. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

194

30%

Very Light

N/A

2

245

50%

Very Light

Silver Ore x4, Broken Motor x10

3

271

50%

Very Light

Silver Ore x6, Broken Wristwatch x3, Crystal x2

4

283

50%

Very Light

Silver Ore x6, Broken Wristwatch x3, Crystal x2

  • Phoenix Dagger:

You can purchase this weapon from the Blacksmith Store in the Seafront area by paying 31200 Gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

240

50%

Moderate

N/A

2

300

70%

Moderate

Silver Ore x6, Giant Egg x2

3

332

70%

Moderate

Silver Ore x6, Eagle Egg x1, Broken Earring x2

4

346

80%

Moderate

Silver Ore x6, Black Pearl x5, Amber x2

  • Labyrinth’s Whisper:

You will get this weapon as a reward from the guard after completing the quest in The Bridge of Peril. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

   

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

112

10%

Very Heavy

N/A

2

128

10%

Very Heavy

Fluorite x1

3

147

20%

Very Heavy

Fluorite x2

4

313

60%

Very Heavy

Fluorite x3

  • Iron Pipe:

You can get this weapon in two ways, firstly you can get this as a reward for completing the “A Magical Stone” quest, or you can get this by completing the game through ending B.  This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

179

30%

Light

N/A

2

179

30%

Light

Dented Metal Bat x5, Broken Arm x8

3

217

40%

Light

Dented Metal Bat x8, Broken Arm x15, Rusty Bucket x10

4

266

50%

Light

Dented Metal Bat x8, Broken Arm x20, Rusted Clump x5, Dented Metal Bat x8, Broken Arm x20, Rusted Clump x5

  • Fool’s Embrace (DLC):

You will get this weapon as a reward for completing the fourth level of DLC’s first floor. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

200

30%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

2

277

50%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

3

289

60%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

4

400

80%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

The phoenix Dagger is no doubt the strongest weapon in One-Handed Blade. This weapon has a strong base attack even at level one, and you can upgrade it to use its full ability once you have progressed through the game and acquired the necessary resources.

Two-Handed Swords:

  • Kusanagi:

You will get it automatically at the village at the start of Act 2. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

295

20%

Light

N/A

2

339

30%

Light

Iron Ore x10

3

571

30%

Light

Iron Ore x 18 Broken Battery x 4 Forlorn Necklace x1

4

659

40%

Light

Iron Ore x 20 Broken Earring x1 Moldavite x1

  • Axe of Beheading:

You can purchase this weapon from the Blacksmith Store in the village by paying 19,200 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table :

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

364

40%

Heavy

N/A

2

418

30%

Heavy

Copper Ore x10

3

700

40%

Heavy

Copper Ore x15, Rusty Kitchen Knife x5, Subdued Bracelet x1

4

807

40%

Heavy

Copper Ore x18, Stopped Clock x2, Meteorite x1

  • Fang of the Twins:

You can find it inside a box at level one of the Haunted Manor’s Laboratory. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

312

20%

Light

N/A

2

358

30%

Moderate

Silver Ore x3, Elaborate Machine x1

3

595

40%

Heavy

Silver Ore x5, Broken Wristwatch x2 Stopped Clock x1

4

686

50%

Heavy

Copper Ore x18, Stopped Clock x2, Meteorite x1

  • Vile Axe:

You can purchase it from the Blacksmith store at Seafront by paying 21,600 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

384

40%

Moderate

N/A

2

442

30%

Heavy

Silver Ore x4, Simple Machine x1

3

729

40%

Heavy

Silver Ore x8, Broken Lens x2, Twisted Ring x1

4

841

50%

Very heavy

Silver Ore x12, Broken Saw x2, Amber x1

  • Beastlord:

You can find this weapon in the Lost Shrine when you revisit it before the boss fight. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

329

20%

Heavy

N/A

2

378

30%

Heavy

Gold Ore x1, Complex Machine x1

3

620

40%

Heavy

Gold Ore x1, Complex Machine x1, Machine Oil x1

4

715

50%

Heavy

Gold Ore x3, Amber x1, Simple Machine x2

  • Iron Will:

You will get this weapon as a gift by Gideon at the two brothers’ weaponry (Act 2). This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

200

0%

Very light

N/A

2

389

30%

Extra heavy

Memory Alloy x1

3

633

40%

Extra heavy

Memory Alloy x2, Rusted Clump x2, Dented Metal Bat x1

4

730

50%

Extra heavy

Memory Alloy x3, Pyrite x1, Elaborate Machine x2

  • Phoenix Sword:

You will find this weapon inside a box, in the room where birds gave you the riddle in the Shadow Lord’s castle. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

400

30%

Moderate

N/A

2

646

40%

Moderate

Gold Ore x2, Giant Egg x2

3

715

50%

Moderate

Gold Ore x3, Eagle Egg x2, Complex Machine x1

4

760

50%

Moderate

Gold Ore x4, Black Pearl x5, Moldavite x1

  • Labyrinth’s Song:

You will get this weapon as a reward for completing the “Disturbing the sleep of kings” quest. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

223

10%

Very heavy

N/A

2

257

10%

Very heavy

Fluorite x1

3

295

20%

Very heavy

Fluorite x2

4

860

60%

Very heavy

Fluorite x3

  • Fool’s Lament (DLC)

You will get this weapon as a reward for beating the third level of the DLC’s second door. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

400

30%

Very heavy

N/A

2

730

50%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

3

760

50%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

4

999

80%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

Phoenix Sword is once again the best weapon in this category. It will allow you to inflict more damage while still being able to move a lot, thanks to an impressive base attack level and significantly less weight.

Spears

  • Transience:

You will get this weapon automatically at the start of Act 2 when you are at the Village. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

221

20%

Light

N/A

2

254

30%

Light

Iron Ore  x2

3

312

40%

Light

Iron Ore x 2, Twisted Ring x3 Metal Piercing x1

4

368

50%

Light

Iron Ore x4, Crystal x2 Pyrite x1

  • Spear of the Usurper:

You can purchase this weapon from the Blacksmith Store at Seafront by paying 21,600 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

364

40%

Very light

N/A

2

418

50%

Light

Iron Ore x1

3

510

60%

Moderate

Iron Ore x2, Large Gear x2 Subdued Bracelet x1

4

600

70%

Moderate

Iron Ore x5, Broken Lens x2 Pyrite x1

  • The Devil Queen:

You can find this weapon inside a box when you revisit the lost shrine. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

234

20%

Moderate

N/A

2

268

30%

Heavy

Iron Ore x5, Crystal x3

3

325

40%

Heavy

Iron Ore x10. Metal Piercing x2, Broken Motor x1

4

383

50%

Very heavy

Iron Ore x13, Metal Piercing x1, Moldavite x1

  • Sunrise:

You can purchase this weapon from the Blacksmith store when you revisit the Aerie by paying 21,600 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

384

40%

Moderate

N/A

2

442

50%

Heavy

Silver Ore x1, Large Gear x2

3

531

60%

Heavy

Silver Ore x2, Rusty Kitchen Knife x2, Forlorn Necklace x1

4

625

70%

Very heavy

Silver Ore x3, Subdued Bracelet x1, Pyrite x1

  • Beastcurse:

You can find this weapon in the Junk Heap inside a box when you revisit it just before you are about to engage in the boss fight. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

247

20%

Heavy

N/A

2

284

30%

Heavy

Silver Ore x1, Complex Machine x1

3

325

40%

Heavy

Silver Ore x2, Complex Machine x1, Machine Oil x1

4

399

50%

Heavy

Silver Ore x3, Moldavite x1, Elaborate Machine x1

  • Captain’s Holy Spear:

You can purchase this weapon from the Blacksmith Store in Facade when you revisit it by paying 30,000 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

467

50%

Heavy

N/A

2

553

60%

Heavy

Silver Ore x2, Broken Wristwatch x2

3

652

70%

Very heavy

Silver Ore x4, Mysterious Switch x3 Broken Earring x1

4

693

70%

Very heavy

Silver Ore x4, Moldavite x1, Complex Machine x1

  • Dragoon Lance:

You can find it inside the box just before you reach the spiral staircase in the Shadow Lord’s Castle. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

300

30%

Moderate

N/A

2

353

40%

Heavy

Silver Ore x3, Pyrite x1

3

416

50%

Heavy

Silver Ore x4, Pyrite x3,  Pearl x1

4

442

60%

Very heavy

Silver Ore x5, Meteorite x3, Simple Machine x3

  • Phoenix Spear:

You can purchase it from the Blacksmith Store in the Facade when you revisit it by paying 32,400 gold. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

490

50%

Moderate

N/A

2

576

60%

Moderate

Gold Ore x1, Giant Egg x2

3

679

70%

Moderate

Gold Ore x2, Eagle Egg x1 Broken Wristwatch x1

4

721

80%

Moderate

Gold Ore x3, Black Pearl x5, Moldavite x1

  • Labyrinth’s Shout:

You will get this weapon as a reward for completing the “The Damaged Map” quest. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

168

10%

Very heavy

N/A

2

192

10%

Very heavy

Fluorite x1

3

221

20%

Very heavy

Fluorite x2

4

460

60%

Very heavy

Fluorite x3

  • Fool’s Accord (DLC):

You will get this weapon as a reward for completing the fourth level of the DLC’s third door. This weapon can be upgraded according to the table:

Level

Attack

Magic Power

Weight

Materials Required

1

300

30%

Moderate

N/A

2

416

50%

Heavy

Damascus Steel x1

3

433

60%

Heavy

Damascus Steel x1

4

600

80%

Very heavy

Damascus Steel x1

The Phoenix Spear would be the best if we had to choose one. It outruns the other spears in terms of result, despite its moderate weight and still having the highest base attack and magic attack. Furthermore, When upgraded, it can become highly lethal while remaining light in weight.

That’s everything you need to know about weapons in Nier Replicant.

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