The Aerie Main Story Walkthrough
|Areas||Nier’s Village, The Aerie|
|Seeds of Power||Nier’s house (first floor).|
|1||After talking to Yonah, go downstairs and get Seeds of Power and 300G.|
|2||Talk to Devola near the fountain.|
|3||Head to the library and talk to Popola. A few side quest will now be available and you can clear them to earn some money.|
|4||Watch the cutscene.|
|5||Go to the North Gate and travel to the Aerie.|
|1||Follow the path going to the southwest of the Northern Plains. Take out some shades along the way if you want or ignore them.|
|2||Head into the tunnel entrance leading to the Aerie.|
|1||Go right and approach the hut for a conversation with Weiss.|
|2||Go further into the tunnel to reach the village. Defeat the shades that appear past the bridge.|
|3||Keep following the path along the canyon wall until you come up to a ladder. Go up and take the bridge behind you to reach the Village Chief’s house at the other end of the valley.|
|4||Battle the shades along the way and go up the ladder on your right. Examine the door of the Village Chief’s house to talk to him.|
|5||After talking to the Village Chief, leave the village by walking all the way back. When you come to the shack near the entrance to the village, examine the flowers for a cutscene.|
|6||Battle Kaine (boss).|
|7||Watch the cutscene.|
|8||Battle Hook (boss).|
|9||Watch the cutscene. You will obtain Black Hand afterwards.|
|10||Return to Nier’s village by going through the Northern Plains again.|
Northern Plains (Return)
|1||Choose to either see Popola for information which will direct you to the Junk Heap as your next destination or check up on Yonah which will take you to the Seafront.|
|2||The choice here does not affect the story.|
Do some side quests.
You can earn a good amount of gold and some useful items by doing some of the available quests in Nier’s village after talking to Popola at the library.
|The Lost Eggs||Item Shopkeeper||Health Salve|
|Old-Fashioned Home Cooking||Villager||1,500 Gold|
|Shopping List||Florist||500 Gold|
|Gatekeeper’s Errand||Guard||500 Gold|
|Fragile Delivery||Guard||1,250 Gold|
|Herbal Remedies||Popola||500 Gold|
Because of Kaine’s high magic resistance, the best strategy against her is to duel her with your weapon. You can run and get around her to avoid most of her melee attacks and retaliate as she recovers.
When you have lowered her health a bit, Kaine will begin her second phase. She will gain a projectile attack that travels forward and a spinning slash with her twin swords. The same strategy of moving to her side applies her since her sword wave attack does not have good tracking. Unload on her when she misses and always stay on the move. When her HP reaches about 25%, the battle will end.
Hook only has two moves during the first phase of the fight. The first is its leg shockwave that you should jump to avoid. The second is its mouth projectiles which can be avoided by simply running around the battlefield. Use Dark Blast or your melee weapon and attack one of its legs until the attack gauge appears on it. When it does, push on the offense to destroy it.
Hook will eventually summon sphere-shaped shades that you should deal with first. Be sure to have Hook in your camera so you can still avoid its shockwave and projectiles attacks. Continue attacking Hook’s other leg again afterwards.
Hook’s attacks become more powerful during its third phase. Press on the attack while jumping to avoid its multi shockwaves until the attack gauge appears on its head. Destroy it to end the fight.
|← The Lost Shrine||Seafront →|
Main Story Part 1 (Act I) Walkthroughs
|Prologue||The Village||Lost Shrine|
|The Aerie||The Seafront||The Junk Heap|
|The Aerie (Revisit)||Facade||The Barren Temple|
|The Forest of Myth||The Haunted Manor||The Village (Epilogue 1)|
Main Story Part 2 (Act II) Walkthroughs
Extra Content Walkthroughs
|The World of Recycled Vessel (15 Nightmares)||Mermaid Episode Part 1: Seafront||Mermaid Episode Part 2: Wrecked Ship|
|Ending E Walkthrough||-||-|