NieR Replicant Remaster Ver.1.22474487139 - The Aerie Walkthrough

Main story walkthrough for The Aerie in Nier Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139. Included are areas visited in the remake, enemies, bosses, obtainable items, weapons, magic, materials, and strategy to clear it.

NieR Replicant Remaster - The Aerie Walkthrough

The Aerie Main Story Walkthrough

NieR Replicant Remaster - The Aerie Walkthrough

Overview

Areas Nier’s Village, The Aerie
Enemies Shades
Bosses Kaine, Hook

Main Story Walkthroughs

Obtainable Items

Item Location
Seeds of Power Nier’s house (first floor).

Walkthrough

Nier’s Village

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.

Northern Plains

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.

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.

Strategy

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.

Quest Client Reward
The Lost Eggs Item Shopkeeper Health Salve
Old-Fashioned Home Cooking Villager 1,500 Gold
Shopping List Florist 500 Gold
Boar Hunt! Villager
  • 1000G
  • Boar Tusk
Gatekeeper’s Errand Guard 500 Gold
Fragile Delivery Guard 1,250 Gold
Herbal Remedies Popola 500 Gold

All Side Quests

Kaine

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.

Kaine Boss Guide

Hook

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.

Hook Boss Guide

← The Lost Shrine Seafront →

Other Walkthroughs

Nier Replicant Remaster - Walkthroughs

Main Story Part 1 (Act I) Walkthroughs

▼All Part 1 (First Route) 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

▼All Part 2 (Second Route) Walkthroughs

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