NieR:Automata™ Achievements Guide

A Cynical Checklist: An Achievement Hunter’s list of all 47 Achievements to be earned for 100% game completion. This is simply a list of Achievements ordered thematically & is the first thing I create as a reference before I attempt to 100% any game. Print out, or copy this into Word Document for easy access & “happy hunting”!

For a more detailed walkthrough, check out my 100% Achievement Guide: Nier – Automata.

Base Game: (47)

Achievement Breakdown:

Story Related: (21)

Side Quests: (3)

Collectibles: (10)

Slay: (7)

Miscellaneous: (6)

Story Related: (21)

NieR:Automata™ Achievements Guide

1. Resuscitated Body: Stare into space from the Bunker.

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2. Vestiges of Prosperity: Arrive at the City Ruins.

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3. It’s A Healthy Baby Boy!: Complete the Desert Area.

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4. We Await Your Next Visit: Complete the Amusement Park Ruins.

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5. Creation & Insurrection: Complete the Alien Ship.

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6. The Mechanical Kingdom: Complete the Forest Castle.

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7. Ruler of the Deep: Complete the Flooded City.

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8. Those Who Love Humans: Complete the Copied City.

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9. Iron Soul: Complete the Abandoned Factory.

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10. One Battle Ends: Achieve Ending A.

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11. Fighting’s Not My Thing: Play your first Hacking Game.

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12. A New Battle Begins: Achieve Ending B.

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13. Final Wish: 

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14. Treacherous Blade: Control A2 for the first time.

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15. Farwell Pascal: Grant Pascal’s final request.

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16. Justice: Stop all Resource Recovery Units.

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17. Crime & Punishment: Watch the final moments of Devola & Popola.

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18. Leaving For the New World: Achieve 9S’s Ending.

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19. Beautiful World: Achieve A2’s Ending.

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20. The Minds That Emerged: View the Final Credits.

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21. Transcendent Being: All 26 Endings achieved.

Side Quests: (3)

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1. First Errand: Complete your first Quest.

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2. The Mercenary: 80% of all Sub Quests completed.

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3. Lunar Tear: The Place of Memories has been visited.

Collectibles: (10)

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1. Desire Without Emotion: At least 100,000 G in possession.

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2. Pod Hunter: All 3 Pods found.

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3. Harvest King: Materials gathered at a hidden Harvest Point 10 times.

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4. A Round By the Pond: 20 different kinds of Fish caught.

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5. Tools of the Trade: Any Weapon upgraded to the highest level.

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6. Inorganic Blade: All 39 Weapons upgraded to the highest level.

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7. Weapons Maniac: All 17 Pod Programs obtained.

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8. Supreme Support Weapons: All 3 Pods upgraded to the highest level.

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9. Information Master: 80% of all Archives found.

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10. Chip Collector: 80% of all Plug-In Chips collected.

Slay: (7)

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1. Wait! Don’t Kill Me!: 10 friendly Machine Lifeforms destroyed.

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2. Destruction is My Job: 80% of all Unit Data unlocked.

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3. Ruler of the Skies: 255 enemies destroyed using a Flight Unit.

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4. A Scanner’s Power: 100 Machine Lifeforms destroyed by Hacking.

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5. Machines vs Machines: 50 Machine Lifeforms destroyed by Remote Control.

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6. The Power of Hate: 50 Machine Lifeforms destroyed with Berserk Mode.

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7. Naughty Children: Emil destroyed.

Miscellaneous: (6)

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1. What Are You Doing?: 2B’s secret discovered 10 times…

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2. Come Take A Look: Emil’s Shop used for the first time.

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3. The Circle of Death: Have your body collected.

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4. Cherish Our Resources: Have 100 bodies collected.

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5. Not That I Mind…: 1 hour played with 9S in a certain state.

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6. Animal Rider: Any animal ridden for 5 kilometers.

Pod Upgrades Materials: (A-N)

This is not an entirely exhaustive list of locations, only locations that are “easily” farmed or accessed. Always have Auto-Collect Items & Drop Rate Up Pug-In Chips installed.

For more possible locations, check out the Nier – Automata Fextralife page:

https://nierautomata.wiki.fextralife.com/Materials

Though, its accuracy is pretty variable… Feel free to leave better areas or locations for farming, though be sure to fact check yourself & only list it if it is actually worth while to farm there.

Total G: 52,500G

Complex Gadget: x6 (most annoying Pod Material to farm for)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Gathering Keepsakes (x2), Sorting Trouble 3 (x3)

City Ruins: From the Near Tower Access Point, make your way over to the waterfall close to the bridge leading to the Commercial Facility. Equip the Pod Scanner & follow the stream backwards into the City Ruins. Just before the ruined concrete overpass on our right, we can find a hidden Complex Gadget beside a rock in the water to our left. This does not respawn.

Forest Castle: There is a 1% chance that a Complex Gadget may spawn inside the baby king’s cradle across from the Royal Chamber Access Point. You will mostly get Silver Ore; I do not recommend farming for these here.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, there is a random chance you can receive a Complex Gadget as a reward for completing the Rank 3 Challenge in the Forest Zone Arena. This is the best way to farm these.

Post Game: You can use Chapter Select after beating the game & replay Chapter 2-01 & replay the Sub Quest – The Weapon Dealer’s Request to collect 4 Complex Gadgets. If you already have some in your inventory, you will only be able to collect up to 4 before the Sub Quest will update & the Gadgets will disappear.

Dye: x6

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 675G

Eagle Eggs: x10

Harvest Points: Forest Zone (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Forest Zone. A little vague on the specifics, but just sprint around the Forest Zone looting the area; leave & return to keep farming).

Elaborate Gadget: x10

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Reconnaissance Squad (x5), Sorting Trouble 2 (x5)

Forest Castle: There is a 5% chance that an Elaborate Gadget may spawn inside the baby king’s cradle across from the Royal Chamber Access Point. You will mostly get Silver Ore; I do not recommend farming for these here.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, there is a random chance you can receive an Elaborate Gadget as a reward for completing the Rank 3 Challenge in the Forest Zone Arena. This is the best way to farm these.

Filler Metal: x10

Route C – Abandoned Factory: Return to the lower level of the Abandoned Factory & make your way to the Factory: Furnace Access Point. From the Access Point, destroy all Machine corpses for possible Filler Metal drops, then head backwards through the Factory & there is a chance to loot 1 Filler Metal from a Harvest Point right behind a Multi-Leg Medium Model. Now, transport to the Factory: Hanger Access Point & loot the two Harvest Points in the tower room. Cycle between the two Access Points to farm it.

Alternatively, you can do entire runs of the lower Abandoned Factory going back & forth through the facility if that seems less mind numbing to you. Theoretically, any Machine corpse or Harvest Point here should drop Filler Metal.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, there is a random chance you can receive Filler Metal as a reward for completing the Rank 3 Challenge in the Forest Zone Arena.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 6750G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Giant Egg: x6

Route A Sub Quest Rewards: Treasure Hunt At the Castle

Harvest Points: Forest Zone (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Forest Zone. A little vague on the specifics, but just sprint around the Forest Zone looting the area; leave & return to keep farming).

Machine Oil: x6

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Sorting Trouble 3

Route C – Abandoned Factory: Return to the lower level of the Abandoned Factory & make your way to the Factory: Furnace Access Point. From the Access Point, destroy all Machine corpses for possible Machine Oil drops, then head backwards through the Factory & there is a chance to loot 1 Machine Oil from a Harvest Point right behind a Multi-Leg Medium Model. Now, transport to the Factory: Hanger Access Point & loot the two Harvest Points in the tower room. Cycle between the two Access Points to farm it.

Alternatively, you can do entire runs of the lower Abandoned Factory going back & forth through the facility if that seems less mind numbing to you. Theoretically, any Machine corpse or harvest point should drop Machine Oil.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 3375G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Mushroom: x20

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Devola’s Request

Harvest Points: Forest Castle (Can be farmed from the Forest Castle: Front Access Point. Sprint to all Harvest Points found outside the castle doors, Quick Save, then reload your game. Rinse & repeat), Forest Zone (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Forest Zone. A little vague on the specifics, but just sprint around the Forest Zone looting the area; leave & return to keep farming).

Natural Rubber: x20

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 1350G. This only becomes available during Route C after it has been turned into a “Zombie”.

Pod Upgrade Materials: (O-Z)

Plant Seed: x10

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 67G.

Powerup Part L: x3

Route C – Amusement Park: While there are two locations we can find 1 Powerup Part, they are not until the very end of the game in The Tower or after the Sub Quest – Emil’s Determination. We can farm Powerup Part Ls from the Golden Rabbit in the Amusement Park. Go to the Amusement Park square & begin attacking the Golden Rabbit statue in its center.

You need to deal a massive amount of damage to the statue before it will activate. It is worth setting up a specific Plug-In Chip loadout just for this with as many Weapon/Ranged/Critical Attack Ups as you can equip. Once the Rabbit awakens, return to your favored loadout & take him down. Hacking is the most effective way to take the Wabbit down. Kill the Wabbit, & you will receive a Powerup Part L & a huge amount of XP.

You cannot farm the Rabbit for Powerup Part L if you already have one in your Inventory. Your Pods may also need to be Level 3, but I have no proof of that. Upgrade a Pod with it, then return to the Rabbit. Rinse & repeat until you have got all 3.

Powerup Part M: x3

Route B/C – Forest Zone: From the Forest: Center Access Point, follow the first river down until you reach the cliff edge above the valley. Head to the right of the falls & follow the ledges down towards where the Canyon Machine is. We can find the Powerup Part inside a Chest halfway down the ledges.

Route C – Flooded City: In the Soul Box Recovery Unit before the fourth elevator inside a Hackable Chest.

Route C – Copied City: Return to the Copied City & make your way over to where we fought Adam. From the Adam Boss fight, turn around & head back the way you came straight down the path. We can find the Powerup Part inside a Hackable Chest at the end.

Powerup Part S: x3

Route A/B Sub Quest Rewards: Anemone’s Past, Robo Dojo–Red Belt

Route A – City Ruins: Dropped by defeating the unique Courageous Brother & its two Gold Goliath Bipeds bodyguards.

Pure Water: x20

Harvest Points: Flooded City/Sewers (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Flooded City & Sewers. The best strategy is to run back forth through the Sewers all the way to the end of the Flooded City & back going to all the Harvest Points. Entering the City Ruins through the Sewers should reset the Flooded City. Alternatively, if you have the Battle Arena DLC, you can use the elevator to go down to the Underground Coliseum to reset both areas).

Simple Gadget: x20

Route A/B Sub Quests: Anemone’s Past (x5), Terminal Repairs (x3)

Forest Castle: There is a 25% chance that a Simple Gadget may spawn inside the baby king’s cradle across from the Royal Chamber Access Point. You will mostly get Silver Ore here…

Tanning Agent: x10

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 675G. This only becomes available during Route C after it has been turned into a “Zombie”.

Tech Manual: x10

Route B Sub Quest Rewards: Data Analysis Freak

Harvest Point: Desert Zone (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Desert Zone. A little vague on the specifics, but just sprint around the Desert Zone or the Housing Complex looting the area; leave & return to keep farming).

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 1350G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Thick Dictionary: x6

Harvest Points: Desert Zone (Random chance to be collected at Harvest Points scattered all around the Desert Zone. A little vague on the specifics, but just sprint around the Desert Zone or the Housing Complex looting the area; leave & return to keep farming.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 13,500G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Torn Book: x20

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 135G. This only becomes available during Route C after it has been turned into a “Zombie”.

Tree Sap: x6

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 135G.

Tree Seed: x20

Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 67G.

Weapon Upgrade Materials: (A-L)

This is not an entirely exhaustive list of locations, only locations that are “easily” farmed or accessed. Always have Auto-Collect Items & Drop Rate Up Pug-In Chips installed.

The boss room where we fight Adam in both the Desert Zone & the Copied City has infinitely respawning Machines in it & is a great way to farm a large chunk of the parts we need. If it can be dropped by an enemy, you can most likely farm it there. Rarer Materials have a higher chance of dropping depending on which Route you are on; Route C being the best.

For more possible locations, check out the Nier – Automata Fextralife page:

https://nierautomata.wiki.fextralife.com/Materials

Though, its accuracy is pretty variable… Feel free to leave better areas or locations for farming, though be sure to fact check yourself & only list it if it is actually worth while to farm there.

Total G: 682,500G

Amber: x34

Enemy Drops: Small Flyer

Harvest Points: City Ruins, Desert Zone, Forest Zone

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 1350G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Beast Hide: x40

Enemy Drops: Boars, Moose

Route A Sub Quest Rewards: Sartre’s Melancholy (x5), Animal Care (x5)

Black Pearl: x18

Route A Sub Quest Rewards: The Wandering Couple (x4)

Route B Sub Quest Rewards: Data Analysis Freak 2 (x4)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: The Twin’s Request (x2)

Harvest Points: Flooded City (A few can be found with the Scanner but those will not respawn). As well, if you have not already looted it, we can find 2 Black Pearls in a Chest in a building here. When you enter the Flooded City, look to the left of the bridge just before leaving the grass & you will be able to jump inside a broken building. The Chest will be around the corner.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 6750G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Broken Battery: x53

Enemy Drops: Common drop by most Machines in Route C.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Broken Circuit: x50

Enemy Drops: Common drop by most Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 112G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 67G.

Broken Key: x72

Enemy Drops: Very common drop by most Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 112G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 67G.

Clean Nut: x12

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Route A/B Sub Quest Rewards: Lord of the Valley (x6)

Route B Sub Quest Rewards: Data On the Old World (x3)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Reconnaissance Squad (x2)

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Copper Ore: x95

Harvest Points: Very common Material to collect from any Harvest Point in the game.

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 67G.

Crushed Nut: x30

Enemy Drops: Common drop from most Machines in all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Crystal: x85

Harvest Points: Very common Material to collect from any Harvest Point in the game.

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 675G.

Dented Plate: x76

Enemy Drops: Common drop from most Machines in all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Dented Socket: x32

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from most Machines in all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Gold Ore: x40

Harvest Points: Is a rare Material to collect from Harvest Points found in the Forest Zone or Flooded City.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 6750G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

Iron Ore: x80

Harvest Points: Is an uncommon Material to collect from any Harvest Points found in game, more common in the Forest Zone or Flooded City.

Enemy Drops: An uncommon drop from Machines in Route C.

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 675G.

Large Battery: x21

Enemy Drops: Dropped from the Small Stubbies mounted on Medium Quadrupeds in the Forest Zone.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Large Gear: x21

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines in all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Weapon Upgrade Materials: (M-Z)

Machine Arm: x26

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines in all Routes.

Route C: If you wiped Pascal’s memory after the Main Quest – Pascal’s Despair, we can infinitely purchase these from him for 675G.

Machine Head: x16

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines in all Routes.

Route C: If you wiped Pascal’s memory after the Main Quest – Pascal’s Despair, we can infinitely purchase these from him for 675G.

Machine Leg: x18

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines in all Routes.

Route C: If you wiped Pascal’s memory after the Main Quest – Pascal’s Despair, we can infinitely purchase these from him for 675G.

Machine Torso: x18

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines in all Routes.

Route C: If you wiped Pascal’s memory after the Main Quest – Pascal’s Despair, we can infinitely purchase these from him for 675G.

Memory Alloy: x38

Enemy Drops: Rare drop from Enhanced Machines in all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Meteorite: x19

Route B Sub Quest Rewards: Data On the Old World (x1)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Storage Element (x1), Popola’s Errand (x2), Gathering Keepsakes (x2), Reconnaissance Squad (x2)

Harvest Points: Can be collected from the Harvest Points inside The Tower. This is the best way to get these. As 9S, loot the 4-5 Harvest Points, Save, then reload. Rinse & repeat until you have all of the Meteorites you need.

Post Game: Can be purchased from the Half-Witt Inventor in Pascal’s Village for 14,000G.

Meteorite Shard: x6

Route A/B Sub Quest Rewards: Half-Witt Inventor (x1)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Popola’s Errand (x2)

Pascal’s Village: Can be purchased infinitely from the Half-Witt Inventor after his Sub Quest is completed for 10,500G.

Moldavite: x20

Route A Sub Quest Rewards: Treasure Hunt At the Castle (x2), The Wandering Couple (x4)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Storage Element (x2)

Harvest Points: Collected from Harvest Points in the Flooded City but can appear at any Harvest Point as a rare drop. Easiest collected from the Tower while farming for Meteorites.

Post Game: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located in the Amusement Park for 6750G. This is only available at the Shop AFTER Route C has been completed.

New Bolt: x18

Route A/B Sub Quest Rewards: Speed Star (x1)

Route B Sub Quest Rewards: Game Dev Machines (x3)

Route C Sub Quest Rewards: Reconnaissance Squad (x2)

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Pearl: x27

Harvest Points: Rare Material found in the Flooded City Harvest Points

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 1350G.

Pristine Cable: x21

Enemy Drops: Rare drop from Machines in all Routes, higher chance in Route C.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Pristine Screws: x12

Enemy Drops: Rare drop from Goliath Bipeds in all Routes, higher chance in Route C.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Pyrite: x38

Enemy Drops: A rare drop from Machines in all Routes higher chance in Route C.

Harvest Points: Can be collected from Harvest Points in the Forest Zone or Flooded City.

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 675G.

Rusty Bolt: x48

Enemy Drops: Very common drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Rusted Clump: x100

Enemy Drops: Very common drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 112G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 67G.

Severed Cable: x50

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines throughout all Routes. Some say Friendly Machines in the Amusement Park have a higher chance to drop them…

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Silver Ore: x60

Harvest Points: Is an uncommon Material that can be collected from any Harvest Point in the game. More common in the Desert Zone or Forest Zone.

Route C – Amusement Park: Infinitely sold by the Shopkeeper Machine near where the Lunar Tear is located for 3375G.

Small Gear: x56

Enemy Drops: Common drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Stretched Coil: x31

Enemy Drops: Drops from the Multi-Tier Machines in the City Ruins & Desert Zone.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 112G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 67G.

Stripped Screws: x32

Enemy Drops: Drops from the Goliath Bipeds throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 1125G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 675G.

Sturdy Socket: x12

Enemy Drops: Drops from the Multi-Leg Medium Models in the lower Abandoned Factory.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Resistance Camp Material Shop for 11,250G.

Titanium Alloy: x57

Enemy Drops: Rare drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 2250G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 1350G.

Warped Wire: x34

Enemy Drops: Uncommon drop from Machines throughout all Routes.

Emil’s Shop: Can be infinitely purchased at Emil’s Desert Entrance Material Shop for 112G.

Battle Arena DLC: If you have the Battle Arena DLC & are 9S, this can be purchased infinitely from the Machine Merchant in the Forest Zone Arena for 67G.

Small Sword Upgrades: (13)

For more detailed explanations on Weapon locations, consult my 100% Achievement Guide for Nier – Automata.

1. Ancient Overlord: Route A, B, C – Purchased from the Resistance Camp for 15,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Rusted Clump x5, Warped Wire x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Small Gear x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Large Gear x3, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1, Small Gear x5

2. Beastbane: Route A, B, C – Purchased from the Resistance Camp for 10,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Copper Ore x5, Pyrite x5, Stretched Coil x3

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Silver Ore x3, Stripped Screw x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Arm x2, Meteorite x1, Pristine Screw x3, Stripped Screw x5

3. Cruel Oath: Route B – Starting weapon for 9S.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Arm x2, Moldavite x1, Small Gear x5

4. Cypress Stick: Route A, B, C – Found in a Chest in the Forest Zone just before the bridge to the Castle. You must jump across the fallen pillars over to the far archway.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Pyrite x3, Severed Cable x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Arm x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

5. Engine Blade: Route A, B, C – In a Chest inside the lower Abandoned Factory leaping backwards across some hydraulic presses into a secret tower.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1

6. Faith: Route C – Found in a Chest in The Soul Box Resource Recovery Unit in the Flooded City. It is in the circular ring room with many Chests in it.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Pyrite x5, Rusted Clump x5, Warped Wire x3

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Dented Plate x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

7. Iron Pipe: Route A, B, C – Can be acquired while Fishing in the Sewers.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x3, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Arm x2, Moldavite x1, Small Gear x5

8. Machine Sword: Route A, B, C – This Weapon can be purchased from the Weapon Trader in Pascal’s Village or Blacksmith Masamune in the Forest Castle for 15,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Socket x3, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Dented Socket x5, Gold Ore x2, Machine Arm x2, Moldavite x1, Sturdy Socket x3

9. Phoenix Dagger: Route A, B, C – Inside a Chest down in the Valley in the City Ruins.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Crushed Nut x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Clean Nut x3, Crushed Nut x5, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

10. Type-3 Sword: Route A, B, C – Purchased from the Devola & Popola in the Resistance Camp for 14,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Rusty Bolt x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Arm x2, Meteorite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

11. Type-4O Sword: Route A – Reward from the Sub Quest – Find a Present after completing the Sub Quest – Terminal Repairs before that.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

12. Virtuous Contract: Route A – Starting weapon for 2B.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Severed Cable x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

13. YoRHa-Issue Blade: Route A – Reward from the Sub Quest – 11B’s Memento.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Rusted Clump x5, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Dented Plate x4, Pyrite x3, Rusty Bolt x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Arm x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

Large Sword Upgrades: (9)

For more detailed explanations on Weapon locations, consult my 100% Achievement Guide for Nier – Automata.

1. Beastlord: Route A, B, C – Purchased from the Resistance Camp for 10,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Copper Ore x5, Pyrite x5, Warped Wire x3

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Silver Ore x3, Stripped Screw x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, 5x Stripped Screw, 3x Pristine Screw, Machine Torso x2, 1x Meteorite

2. Cruel Blood Oath: Route B, C – Found in the sand behind a Hackable Door in the caverns below Desert: Border Area.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Copper Ore x5, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Pyrite x3, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Torso x2, Moldavite x1, Small Gear x5

3. Fang of the Twins: Route A, B, C – In a Chest up a fire escape in the Desert Housing Complex.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Severed Cable x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Torso x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

4. Iron Will: Route A, B, C: Found with the Scanner in the Flooded City.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Pyrite x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Torso x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

5. Machine Axe: Route A, B, C – This Weapon can be purchased from the Weapon Trader in Pascal’s Village or Blacksmith Masamune in the Forest Castle for 15,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Socket x3, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Dented Socket x5, Gold Ore x2, Machine Torso x2, Moldavite x1, Sturdy Socket x3

6. Phoenix Sword: Route B, C – Found in a Hackable Chest in the City Ruins on the roof where we always find our Flight Units.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Crushed Nut x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Clean Nut x3, Crushed Nut x5, Machine Torso x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

7. Type-3 Blade: Route A, B, C – Purchased from the Devola & Popola in the Resistance Camp for 14,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Rusty Bolt x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Torso x2, Meteorite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

8. Type-4O Blade: Route B – Reward from the Sub Quest – Data Analysis Freak 2, after completing the Sub Quest – Data Analysis Freak 1.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Torso x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

9. Virtuous Treaty: Route A – In the Abandoned Factory where we fought the Goliath-Class Machine at the end of the Prologue.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3, Warped Wire x5

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Torso x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

Spear Upgrades: (9)

For more detailed explanations on Weapon locations, consult my 100% Achievement Guide for Nier – Automata.

1. Beastcurse: Route B, C – Found in a Hackable Chest in the Forest Castle on the top floor of the multi-storied library room.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Copper Ore x5, Pyrite x5, Stretched Coil x3

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Silver Ore x3, Stripped Screw x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Leg x2, Meteorite x1, Pristine Screw x3, Stripped Screw x5

2. Cruel Arrogance: Route C – Return to the lower Abandoned Facility as 9S & we can find this Weapon behind a Hackable Door above a small conveyor tunnel with enemies inside it.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Copper Ore x5, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Pyrite x3, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Leg x2, Moldavite x1, Small Gear x5

3. Dragoon Lance: Route A, B, C – Found in a Chest inside a small cave in the Forest Zone where we can find the Lunar Tear.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Rusted Clump x5, Warped Wire x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Crushed Nut x3, Dented Plate x4, Pyrite x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Clean Nut x3, Crushed Nut x5, Machine Leg x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

4. Machine Spear: Route A, B, C – This Weapon can be purchased from the Weapon Trader in Pascal’s Village or Blacksmith Masamune in the Forest Castle for 15,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Socket x3, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Dented Socket x5, Gold Ore x2, Machine Leg x2, Moldavite x1, Sturdy Socket x3

5. Phoenix Lance: Route A, B, C – Found using the Scanner in the Desert Zone not far from the broken oil pipeline.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Crushed Nut x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Clean Nut x3, Crushed Nut x5, Machine Leg x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1

6. Spear of the Usurper: Route A, B – Reward from the Sub Quest – Heritage of the Past in the Desert Zone.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Pyrite x3, Rusty Bolt x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Leg x2, Moldavite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

7. Type-3 Lance: Route A, B, C – In a Chest in Flooded City, across the water on top of an isolated building.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Rusty Bolt x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Leg x2, Meteorite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

8. Type-4O Lance: Route A – Reward from the Sub Quest – YoRHa Betrayers.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Leg x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

9. Virtuous Dignity: Route A, B, C – Found in the Sewers up a secret ladder past the one leading up the Amusement Park in a secret grove.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3, Warped Wire x5

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Leg x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

Combat Bracer Upgrades: (9)

For more detailed explanations on Weapon locations, consult my 100% Achievement Guide for Nier – Automata.

1. Angel’s Folly: Route A, B, C – Purchased from Emil’s Resistance Camp Shop when he has his Rare Inventory for 25,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5, Warped Wire x3

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Dented Plate x4, Meteorite Shard x1, Stripped Screw x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Head x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1, Pristine Screw x3, Stripped Screw x5

2. Bare Fists: Begin the game with this weapon. It is the only Weapon that cannot be upgraded. Consider it already being at Level 4…

3. Cruel Lament: Route A, B, C – Received from the Blacksmith Masamune in the Forest Castle after upgrading any Weapon to Level 4.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Copper Ore x5, Warped Wire x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Iron Ore x4, Pyrite x3, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Head x2, Moldavite x1, Small Gear x5

4. Demon’s Cry: Route B, C – Found in a Hackable Chest in the Amusement Park Castle basement.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Copper Ore x5, Pearl x3, Stretched Coil x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3, Small Gear x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Large Gear x3, Machine Head x2, Meteorite x1, Small Gear x5

5. Emil Heads: Route A, B, C – Defeat Emil in his first phase after looting his home for the second time as 9S.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Severed Cable x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Head x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

6. Machine Heads: Route C – After A2’s Arc in Route C, & if you wiped Pascal’s memory instead of killing him, we can purchase this Weapon from him in his village for 10,500G as 9S.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Socket x3, Iron Ore x4, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Dented Socket x5, Gold Ore x2, Machine Head x2, Moldavite x1, Sturdy Socket x3

7. Type-3 Fists: Route A, B, C – Purchased from Emil’s Resistance Camp Shop when he has his Rare Inventory for 25,000G.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Key x5, Copper Ore x5, Crystal x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Iron Ore x4, Rusty Bolt x3, Silver Ore x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Gold Ore x2, Machine Head x2, Meteorite x1, New Bolt x3, Rusty Bolt x5

8. Type-4O Fists: Route B, C – Found in a Hackable Chest in Resistance Camp close to the Access Point.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Broken Circuit x5, Pearl x3, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Black Pearl x2, Broken Battery x3, Dented Plate x4, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Broken Battery x5, Large Battery x3, Machine Head x2, Memory Alloy x2, Meteorite x1

9. Virtuous Grief: Route A, B, C – Found inside a tree above where the Dragoon Lance is located in the Forest Zone. You must get to it by climbing across rocks to the right of the bridge that crosses the canyon.

Lv. 2 – 2500G, Beast Hide x5, Crystal x5, Rusted Clump x5

Lv. 3 – 5000G, Amber x2, Dented Plate x4, Severed Cable x3, Titanium Alloy x3

Lv. 4 – 10000G, Machine Head x2, Memory Alloy x2, Moldavite x1, Pristine Cable x3, Severed Cable x5

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