NieR Automata Weapons Locations, Upgrade Materials, and How to Upgrade to Level 4

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NieR Automata Weapons Locations

NieR Automata Weapons Locations Guide to help you find all types of weapons in the game, their upgrade requirements, and how to max upgrade them.

In NieR Automata, you can equip two sets of weapons simultaneously. Each weapon set comprises of two weapons and you’ve the complete liberty to swap your sets at any given time.

You can upgrade your weapons from the Weapons Vendor in the Resistance Camp. This unlocks the Weapon Story of the weapons which is basically the lore and background of weapons.

You can upgrade a weapon to maximum Level 4. The Weapons Vendors, however, can only upgrade a weapon to Level 3. In order to upgrade a weapon to Level 4, you need the services of Master Swordsmith Masamune.

For more help on NieR Automata, check out our Endings Guide, Sub-Quests Guide, and Eve Boss Battle Guide.

NieR Automata Weapons Locations Guide

In our NieR Automata Weapons Locations Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about finding all the weapons in the game and how to upgrade your weapons to max.

NieR Automata Weapons Locations

NieR Automata Small Swords

Virtuous Contract
This small sword is unlocked by default.

  • Level 2 – 2500G + Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 5000G + Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4 – Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Arm x2 + Moldavite x1

Beastbane
This small sword is acquired from the Resistance Camp Weapons Trader.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Stretched Coil x3 + Pyrite x5

Ancient Overlord
This small sword is acquired from the Resistance Camp Weapons Trader.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Engine Blade
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this small sword yet.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Faith
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this small sword yet.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 3x Broken Circuit + 5x Pyrite
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 1x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Cypress Stick
This small sword is found in the Forest Zone.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Spring + 5x Crushed Nut
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Severed Cable + 3x Pyrite
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

YoRHa-issue Blade
You need to complete 11B’s Momentos quest in order to get this small sword.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Stretched Coil + 5x Broken Spring
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Rusty Bolt + 3x Pyrite
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Type-3 Sword
This small sword is found in Popola.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Key + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Cruel Oath
This small sword is 9S default weapon.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Machine Sword
This small sword is acquired from the Pascal’s Village Weapons Trader.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 4x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Arm + 2x Moldavite

Iron Pipe
For this small sword, you need to fish in the sewer system between the City Ruins and the Amusement Park.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Spring + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Moldavite

Phoenix Dagger
This small sword is found in the city ruins.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Pearl
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

NieR Automata Large Swords

Virtuous Treaty
This large sword is in the city ruins where Goliath’s fight takes place in the prologue. To find it, you need to proceed along the large elevate express way road.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4 – Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Moldavite x1

Beastlord
This long sword is bought from the Resistance Camp’s Weapon Vendor for 10,000.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 3x Pyrite + 3x Warped Wire
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Stripped Screw + 2x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Moldavite

Type-3 Blade
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this long sword yet.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Meteorite

Iron Will
This long sword is found in the flooded city on the bridge with the bus.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Key x5 + Pyrite x5
  • Level 3 – Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Broken Battery x3 + Meteorite Shard x1
  • Level 4 – Memory Alloy x2 + Broken Battery x5 + Large Battery x3 + Machine Arm x2 + Meteorite x1

Phoenix Sword
Following the prologue with 9S, head straight from the rooftop and find a chest on the right side. You need to hack this chest in order to find this long sword.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3 – Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Crushed Nut x3 + Black Pearl x2
  • Level 4 – Memory Alloy x2 + Crushed Nut x5 + Clean Nut x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Meteorite x1

Cruel Blood Oath
This long sword is located in the underground section of the first area after the Desert: Camp access point. You must hack the door in order to gain access.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Small Gear + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Fang of the Twins
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this long sword yet.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – Iron Ore x4 + Silver Ore x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4 – Gold Ore x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Torso x2 + Moldavite x1

Machine Axe
This long sword can be bought from Pascal Village’s Weapon Vendor.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Moldavite

Type-4O Blade
You need to complete Data Analysis Freak 2 sub-quest in order to find this long sword.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Torso + 1x Meteorite

NieR Automata Spears

Virtuous Dignity
During the MIA quest, don’t use the first ladder and continue ahead. After a while, you’ll come to a second ladder with this spear at the top.

  • Level 2 – 500G + 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Beast Hide + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3 – 5000G + 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 5x Warped Wire + 2x Amber.
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Severed Cable + 3x Pristine Cable + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite.

Dragoon Lance
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this spear yet.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Pyrite
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

Beastcurse
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this spear yet.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 3x Stretched Coil + 5x Pyrite
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Stripped Screw + 1x Meteorite Shard
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Stripped Screw + 3x Machine Leg + 2x Machine Arm + 1x Meteorite

Machine Spear
This spear is sold by the Machine Village Weapon Vendor for 15,000.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 5x Broken Key + 5x Crystal
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite

Type-4O Lance
We don’t have any information regarding the location of this spear yet.

  • Level 2 – 5x Rusted Clump + 5x Broken Circuit + 3x Pearl
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Broken Battery + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

Phoenix Lance
To find this spear, you need to use the scanner pod in the open desert.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3 – 4x Dented Plate + 3x Titanium Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 3x Crushed Nut + 3x Clean Nut + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Moldavite

Spear of the Usurper
To obtain this spear, you need to complete the Heritage of the Past sub-quest.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Stretched Coil x5

Type-3 Lance
This spear is located in the Flooded City. Once there, you should be able to find a building near the waterfall. The spear is inside a chest on top of this building.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Key x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Rusty Bolt + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Rusty Bolt + 3x New Bolt + 2x Machine Leg + 1x Meteorite

NieR Automata Combat Bracers

Cruel Lament
These combat bracers are obtained from Mastersmith Masamune.

  • Level 2 – 5x Copper Ore + 5x Beast Hide + 5x Warped Wire
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Pyrite
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Head + 1x Moldavite

Demon’s Cry
These combat bracers are found in the basement of the Abandoned Amusement Park. Following the boss battle, open up the chest to find them.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Stretched Coil x3 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Small Gear + 2x Black Pearl
  • Level 4 – 2x Gold Ore + 5x Small Gear + 3x Large Gear + 2x Machine Head + 1x Meteorite

Type-4O Fists
These combat bracers are found in the Resistance Camp. You need to open up a locked chest near the access point to find them.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Broken Circuit x5 + Pearl x3
  • Level 3 – Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Broken Battery x3 + Black Pearl x2
  • Level 4 – 2x Memory Alloy + 5x Broken Battery + 3x Large Battery + 2x Machine Head + 1x Meteorite

Virtuous Grief
We don’t have any information regarding the location of these combat bracers yet.

  • Level 2 – Rusted Clump x5 + Beast Hide x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – Dented Plate x4 + Titanium Alloy x3 + Severed Cable x3 + Amber x2
  • Level 4 – Memory Alloy x2 + Severed Cable x5 + Pristine Cable x3 + Machine Head x2 + Moldavite x1

Machine Heads
We don’t have any information regarding the location of these combat bracers yet.

  • Level 2 – Copper Ore x5 + Broken Spring x5 + Crystal x5
  • Level 3 – 4x Iron Ore + 3x Silver Ore + 3x Dented Socket + 2x Amber
  • Level 4 – 4x Gold Ore + 5x Dented Socket + 3x Sturdy Socket + 2x Machine Head + 1x Moldavite

NieR Automata Weapons Upgrade – How to Reach Level 4

As mentioned earlier, you can only upgrade your weapons to Level 4 from Masamune. In order to find this secret blacksmith, you need to head to the Forest Castle: Royal Chamber and proceed towards the broken bridge.

Drop down into the hole in the bridge and land on the walkway below. After dropping down, head left and interact with the wall and pull the block to find a hidden area. You should find the secret blacksmith in the area.

In addition to upgrading your weapons to Level 4, Masamune also sells quite a handful of weapons.

This is all we’ve on our NieR Automata Weapons Locations Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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