NieR Replicant Remaster Ver.1.22474487139 - How to Get the Best Weapons

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A guide on how to get the best weapons in NieR Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139. Included are the remake's strongest weapons (best one-handed sword, best two-handed sword, and best spear), where to find them, and each weapon's stats at base and max level.

NieR Replicant Remaster - How to Get the Best Weapon List and Stats

All Best Weapons in NieR Replicant Remaster

NieR Replicant Remaster - How to Get the Best Weapon List and Stats

Here are the Best Weapons for each Weapon Type in NieR Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139. This list includes the best all-around weapons (balanced in terms of attack power and magic) and best pure attack power weapons.

For the stats of each Weapon, read our Weapon List page:

All Weapon Stats and List

For the location of each Weapon, read our Weapon Locations guide:

All Weapon Locations

For the location of each Weapon Upgrade Material, read our Weapon Upgrade Material Locations and List page:

All Weapon Upgrade Locations and List

For the required upgrade materials for weapon forging, read our Weapon Upgrade Requirements page:

All Weapon Upgrade Requirements

Best Weapon in the Game: Attack Power and Magic

The best weapon in the game is Kaine’s Sword which can only be obtained after clearing Ending E. It boasts the highest possible attack and magic power when fully-upgraded.

Weapon Weapon Type How to Get
Kaine’s Sword One-handed Sword Obtained at Kaine’s Shack in The Aerie after unlocking Ending E.

Kaine’s Sword Stats

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Attack Power 999 999
Magic Power 0 100%
Guard Break
Armor Break
Knock Back Resistance
Weight Very Heavy
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv.1: Iron Ore x10
  • Lv. 2: Iron Ore x20, Rusted Clump x1
  • Lv.3: Iron Ore x30, Broken Saw x1

Best All-around Weapons: Attack Power and Magic (Pre-Ending E)

The best all-around weapons that boast good attack and magic power (before clearing Ending E) are the Phoenix weapons. These can be obtained at different areas during the second story route.

Weapon Weapon Type How to Get
Phoenix Dagger One-handed Sword Buy from the Blacksmith in Seafront (32500G).
Phoenix Sword Two-handed Sword Inside a chest to the left of the door before the first encounter with the Betrayers at the Shadowlord’s Castle.
Phoenix Spear Spear Purchase from the Blacksmith in Facade (32,400 gold).

Phoenix Dagger Stats

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Damage 240 346
Magic Power 50% 80%
Guard Break 50 50
Armor Break 100 103
Knock Back Resistance 8% 8%
Weight Moderate
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Silver Ore x6, Giant Egg x2
  • Lv. 3: Silver Ore x6, Eagle Egg x1, Broken Earring x2
  • Lv. 4: Silver Ore x6, Black Pearl x5, Amber x2

Phoenix Sword

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Damage 400 760
Magic Power 30% 50%
Guard Break 200 200
Armor Break 122 137
Knock Back Resistance 15% 15%
Weight Moderate
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Gold Ore x2, Giant Egg x2
  • Lv. 3: Gold Ore x3, Eagle Egg x2, Complex Machine
  • Lv. 4: Gold Ore x4, Black Pearl x5, Moldavite x1

Phoenix Spear

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Damage 490 721
Magic Power 50% 80%
Guard Break 100 100
Armor Break 107 109
Knock Back Resistance 10% 10%
Weight Moderate
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Gold Ore x1, Giant Egg x2
  • Lv. 3: Gold Ore x2, Eagle Egg x1, Stopped Clock x1
  • Lv. 4: Gold mine x3, Black Pearl x5, Moldavite x1

Best Pure Melee Damage Weapons: Attack Power (Pre-Ending E)

The best pure attack power weapons are those from the 4 YoRHa set. When fully-upgraded, these weapons deal the highest damage values while having very fast attack speed thanks to their light weight. They do, however, suffer from 0 magic power even at maximum upgrade levels.

Weapon Weapon Type How to Get
Virtuous Contract One-handed Sword Obtained from the 4 YoRHa DLC.
Virtuous Treaty Two-handed Sword Obtained from the 4 YoRHa DLC.
Virtuous Dignity Spear Obtained from the 4 YoRHa DLC.

Virtuous Contract Stats

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Attack Power 150 570
Magic Power 0% 0%
Guard Break
Armor Break
Knock Back Resistance
Weight Very Light
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Rusted Clump x1, Goat Fur x1, Crystal x2
  • Lv. 3: Dented Metal Plate x3, Titanium Alloy x1, Amber x2
  • Lv. 4: Memory Alloy x12, Broken Cable x2, Moldavite x1

Virtuous Treaty Stats

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Attack Power 300 999
Magic Power 0% 0%
Guard Break
Armor Break
Knock Back Resistance
Weight Very Light
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Rusted Clump x1, Goat Fur x1, Crystal x2
  • Lv. 3: Dented Metal Plate x3, Titanium Alloy x1, Amber x2
  • Lv. 4: Memory Alloy x12, Broken Cable x2, Moldavite x1

Virtuous Dignity Stats

Stats Lv.1 (Base) Lv. 4 (Max)
Attack Power 220 836
Magic Power 0% 0%
Guard Break
Armor Break
Knock Back Resistance
Weight Very Light
Upgrade Materials
  • Lv. 2: Rusted Clump x1, Goat Fur x1, Crystal x2
  • Lv. 3: Dented Metal Plate x3, Titanium Alloy x1, Amber x2
  • Lv. 4: Memory Alloy x12, Broken Cable x2, Moldavite x1

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