NieR:Automata™ Chip Fusing Guide

NieR:Automata chip fusing guide – Includes fusing flowchart, tips, and chip farming locations.

Introduction

  • A diamond chip is different and more valuable from a non-diamond chip.
  • Diamond chips are the lowest cost version for a chip at that level.
  • Example: A level +1 chip will cost at minimum [5] storage. Level +1 chips that have this [5] storage will have a diamond ♦️ icon and are diamond chips. Level +1 chips that are greater than [5] storage such as [6] or [7], will not have a diamond ♦️ icon as they are not the lowest possible storage cost for a chip at that level.

Fusing Chart

Chip LevelMaximum useful storage costUseful storage costStorage cost ♦ (Diamond)Chip storage needed to fuse for lvl +1♦ (Diamond)
+095 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 944 / 5
+196 / 7 / 8 / 955 / 6
+297 / 8 / 966
+3108 / 9 / 1077 / 8
+41110 / 1199
+51312 / 131111 / 12
+615151414
+718181717 / 18
+821

Any chip exceeding the maximum useful storage cost as listed for that level cannot be used for fusing into diamond chips in any way and can safely be discarded or sold.

When fusing chips level 0, 1, 3, 5, or 7, it is recommended to use the higher storage cost from what is compatible in the chart to avoid wasting the lower cost diamond chips while fusing when possible.

When f

using chips level 2, 4, or 6, use only Diamond Chips in order to create a new Diamond Chip.

 Plug-in Chip Fusing Flowchart

Plug-in Chip Effect Cap

All stackable plug-in chips have hard caps. These caps are equivalent to the bonus you would receive from a plug-in chip that has been upgraded to +8, because of how bonuses are allocated across the levels the most efficient way to get the maximum bonus for the lowest storage cost isn’t always through a +8♦ [21] chip.

For some chips it is possible to achieve the same maximum bonus as a +8 chip while costing less than [21] storage.

The following are charts showing the most efficient chip setup to achieve the maximum bonus.

Attack Chips

ChipEffect capBest Chip SetupFarming Location
Charge Attack+400%+8♦ chip [21]Goliath Biped – Desert: Adam’s Boss Pit
CounterSend back 250% damage+8♦ chip [21]Medium Biped: Sword-equipped – Desert: Housing Complex/Adam’s Boss Pit
Critical Up+30%+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped – City RuinsSmall/Medium Biped – Amusement Park Roller coaster (1 of each per ride)
Down-Attack Up+100%+8♦ chip [21]Goliath Biped – City Ruins
Last Stand+100% damage if HP is 25% or less+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped – Abandoned Factory Underground
Ranged Attack Up+100%+8♦ chip [21]Small Flyer – City RuinsSmall Flyer – Flooded CityParade Escort quest – let the clowns be destroyed then kill all robot
ShockwaveVery Powerful+8♦ chip [21]Small Bipeds – Desert: Housing Complex/Adam’s Boss Pit
Weapon Attack Up+100%+8♦ chip [21]Medium Biped – City Ruins: CenterMedium Biped – Flooded City

Defense Chips

ChipEffect capBest Chip SetupFarming Location
Anti-Chain Damage+6 seconds after taking damage+8♦ chip [21]+3♦ chip [7] (x3)Small Biped:Spear-equipped/Medium QuadrapedForest Zone: Central
Auto-HealRestore 18% HP/sec after 4 seconds+8♦ chip [21]Small Sphere – City Ruins: CaveLinked Sphere – City Ruins
Damage Absorb50% chance to restore 200% of damage taken+8♦ chip [21]Medium Biped: Gun-equipped – Amusement Park Entrance
Deadly Heal100% HP on kill+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped:Spear-equipped/Medium Quadraped – Forest Zone: Central
Max HP Up+100%+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped:Spear-equipped/Medium Quadraped – Forest Zone: Central
Melee Defense Up80%+8♦ chip [21]Genral Biped – Medium Quadraped – Forest Zone: Central
Offensive Heal100% of damage dealt as HP+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped:Spear-equipped/Medium Quadraped – Forest Zone: Central
Ranged Defense80%+8♦ chip [21]Guaranteed drop in the Forest Colosseum special rank (DLC)
Reset50% chance of reviving with 80% HP+8♦ chip [21]???
ResilienceAvoid stagger if above 5% HP+8♦ chip [21](+3♦ chip [7] x2)?Goliath Biped – Forest Zone

Support Chips

ChipEffect capBest Chip SetupFarming Location
Auto-Use Item100%+8♦ chip [21] 
Multi-tier Type – Desert   
Drops from Reverse-jointed Goliath   
Drop Rate Up+90%+3♦ chip [7] and +4♦ chip [9]Small Flyer – Amusement Park: Roller coaster
EXP Gain Up+100%+8♦ chip [21]Short Stubby – Amusement Park
Evade Range Up+200%+8♦ chip [21]Small or Medium Biped – Desert, Adam’s Boss Pit
Fast Cooldown50% CDR+8♦ chip [21]???
Moving Speed Up+20%+3♦ chip [7] (x2)Small or Medium Biped – Desert, Adam’s Boss Pit
OverclockSlow time for 5.5sec after a perfect evade+3♦ chip [7] and +4♦ chip [9]Small Flyers – Factory: Hangar (accessable during and after the Twisted Religion chapter)
Taunt Up+500% damage dealt and taken+8♦ chip [21]Medium Flyers – Desert
Vengeance50% chance that 200% of damage taken is dealt back+8♦ chip [21]Small Biped – Amusement Park

Hacking Plug-in Chips

ChipEffect capBest Chip SetupFarming Location
CombustFire for 7 seconds+1♦ chip [5] (x2)Exploders (Rare drop) – Desert, Adam’s Boss Pit
Heal Drops Up100% chance to get healing items upon hacking+4♦ chip [9] (x2)???
Hijack Boost+9 level for controlled enemies+3♦ chip [7] and +4♦ chip [9]Goliath Biped – Desert: Adam’s Boss Pit
Stun25m/5 second stun+1♦ chip [5] and +3♦ chip [7]Goliath Biped – Desert: Adam’s Boss Pit

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