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Nier Replicant guide: Every weapon and where to find them

Locations to find all 33 weapons in the remake

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In Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, there are 33 weapons to find, spread across both halves of the game. You’ll get some as part of the story (so you can’t miss them), get some as rewards for side quests, and have to purchase others from blacksmiths.

In this Nier Replicant remaster guide, we’ll talk about how weapons and Nier Replicant’s endings are interlinked, talk a little about how weapons work, and then list every weapon available and where to find it. Remember that you can improve any weapon by either strengthening (upgrading) it or assigning Words to it.

Endings and weapons

Three of Nier Replicant’s endings — Endings C, D, and E — require you to have collected all 33 weapons.

However, when you complete the first half of the game — we’re calling this Part 1 — you won’t be able to return to Part 1 or complete any of Part 1’s side quests. That means you have to make sure you’ve completed everything you want before proceeding.

More importantly, you’ll need to collect every weapon listed in Part 1 weapons below before continuing into the second half of the Nier Replicant remake.

Types of Nier Replicant weapons

Weapons in the Nier Replicant remake fall into three categories: one-handed, two-handed, and lances.

One-handed weapons

For the first half of the game, you’ll only have access to one-handed weapons. These are the fastest weapons, but they deal the least damage. One-handed weapons focus on the direction you’re facing with limited sweeping attacks.

Two-handed weapons

Two-handed weapons are much slower than one-handed weapons, but they deal much more damage. They also tend to have sweeping attacks, making them good for groups of enemies.

Lance weapons

Lance weapons are a middle ground between one- and two-handed weapons. They’re faster than two-handed weapons and deal more damage than one-handed weapons. However, lances are directional and not useful for groups of enemies. They have a good range, though, and lances let you attack (and start attacks) from far away.

Part 1 weapons

There are nine weapons to find in the first half of the Nier Replicant remake. All nine are one-handed weapons. Some you’ll get some as part of the story, and others you have to purchase from blacksmiths.

Nier Replicant Part 1 weapons

Name Location How to find Type Notes
Name Location How to find Type Notes
Nameless Blade - Story One-handed This is your default weapon.
Lily-Leaf-Sword Village Purchased One-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in the Village for 2,400 gold.
Beastbain Village, Seafront Purchased One-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in the Village or Seafront for 16,800 gold.
Nirvana Dagger Lost Shrine Found One-handed Climb the wooden ladder on the second floor of the Lost Shrine and destroy the crate — you’ll probably encounter this during the beginning of the game.
Moonrise Southern Plains Found One-handed On your way to Seafront for the first time, help the guard being attacked by shades in the Southern Plains.
Rebirth - Story One-handed Given as a gift for rescuing the prince of Facade.
Earth Wyrm’s Claw Facade Purchased One-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in Facade for 8,400 gold.
Blade of Treachery Emil's Mansion Found One-handed Can be found in Emil’s Mansion just before the boss battle.
Faith - Story One-handed Given as a gift after freeing all the villagers in the Forest of Myth.
Nier Replicant Part 1 weapons and where to find them.

Part 2 weapons

Weapons become more complicated in the second half of the Nier Replicant remake, when you’ll choose between one-handed weapons, two-handed weapons, and lances. You’ll get some as part of the story, others as rewards for side quests, and have to purchase others from blacksmiths.

Nier Replicant Part 2 weapons

Name Location How to find Type Notes
Name Location How to find Type Notes
Kusanagi - Story Two-handed You'll have this weapon automatically upon reaching Part 2.
Transience - Story Lance You'll have this weapon automatically upon reaching Part 2.
Iron Will Junk Heap Story Two-handed Given by Gideon in Junk Heap.
Ancient Overlord - Story One-handed Given as a gift by the king of Facade.
Phoenix Dagger Seafront Purchased One-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in Seafront for 31,200 gold.
Labyrinth’s Whisper Village Reward One-handed Received as a reward for completing the “A Bridge in Peril” quest.
Iron Pipe Forest of Myth Found One-handed Found during “The Magical Stone” quest or received automatically after unlocking Ending B.
Axe of Beheading Village Purchased Two-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in the Village for 19,200 gold.
Fang of the Twins Emil's Mansion Found Two-handed In Emil’s mansion on the first basement floor, look for a crate near the door that requires the SA Keycard. Break the crate to find this weapon.
Vile Axe Seafront Purchased Two-handed Sold by the Blacksmith in Seafront for 21,600 gold.
Beastlord Lost Shrine Found Two-handed Break a crate on the roof of the Lost Shrine.
Phoenix Sword Shadowlord's Castle Found Two-handed Talk to the doves in Shadowlord’s Castle and the break a crate near them.
Labyrinth’s Song Facade Reward Two-handed Received as a reward for completing the “Disturbing the Sleep of Kings” quest.
Spear of the Usurper Seafront Purchased Lance Sold by the Blacksmith in Seafront for 21,600 gold.
The Devil Queen Lost Shrine Found Lance Break a crate next to the second ladder of the Lost Shrine’s rear path.
Sunrise Village, The Aerie Purchased Lance Sold by the Blacksmith in the Village or The Aerie for 21,600 gold.
Beastcurse Junk Heap Found Lance Break a crate right before fighting P-33 at the Junk Heap.
Captain’s Holy Spear Facade Purchased Lance Sold by the Blacksmith in Facade for 32,400 gold.
Dragoon Lance Shadowlord's Castle Found Lance Break the crate in Shadowlord’s Castle right before ascending the spiral stairs.
Phoenix Spear Facade Purchased Lance Sold by the Blacksmith in Facade for 32,400 gold.
Labyrinth’s Shout Village Reward Lance Received as reward for completing “The Damaged Map” quest.
Fool’s Embrace Village Reward One-handed During your second playthrough, read your mother’s diary on the first floor of your house. This accesses the The World of Recycled Vessel DLC. Beat the enemies behind all three doors to receive each of these three weapons.
Fool’s Lament Village Reward Two-handed During your second playthrough, read your mother’s diary on the first floor of your house. This accesses the The World of Recycled Vessel DLC. Beat the enemies behind all three doors to receive each of these three weapons.
Fool’s Accord Village Reward Lance During your second playthrough, read your mother’s diary on the first floor of your house. This accesses the The World of Recycled Vessel DLC. Beat the enemies behind all three doors to receive each of these three weapons.
Nier Replicant Part 2 weapons