Nier Replicant Trophy Guide

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NieR Replicant has received a remaster, bringing the cult classic action JRPG to more powerful consoles and adding new content for fans to discover. The NieR series is as eclectic as it is captivating. It frequently switches up its gameplay alongside tackling philosophical themes and allowing players to unlock multiple endings to unravel the entire story. The series has carved out a unique niche for itself within the games industry, and it is one of the most diverse and exciting platinum trophies you can earn. Let’s get into this NieR Replicant trophy guide.

Key Info Up Front

Genre: Action JRPG

Difficulty: 5/10

Number of playthroughs required: 4

Estimated time to complete: Approximately 72 hours

Number of trophies: 46

NieR Replicant Walkthrough

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With the unconventional structure of NieR Replicant and some of its trophies, it is essential first to take a look at the most efficient way to approach getting its platinum trophy. This will ensure that you don’t have to do more playthroughs than necessary while avoiding the game’s one ending that erases your entire save file until you’re ready to get it out of the way.

Step One: The First Two Playthroughs

The first part of your time with the game is to play through it twice. You will receive a different ending when you finish it, known as Endings A and B. As you go through it, you should do as many side quests as you want, especially during the first part of the game, to get them out of the way for later as side quest completion carried over between playthroughs. However, you won’t get too many trophies during this step of the playthrough and will instead use the time to familiarize yourself with the game as much as possible.

Trophies in this step:

  • The Book of Legend
  • The Wild Companion
  • The Mellow Companion
  • Release
  • Key Collector
  • A World in Flux
  • the Magic Man
  • Educated Warrior
  • Call Her Back
  • Lingering Memories

Step Two: The Collecting Playthrough

The Collecting Playthrough

Now, it’s time for your third playthrough, and this time you’ll want to focus on getting yourself as powerful as possible. To do this, you’ll be completing every side quest in the game, upgrading your weapons and abilities to the max, and will find all of the collectibles since they help make you more powerful. This will likely be your most extended playthrough during this completion. However, make sure you don’t go for ending D yet, however, as it deletes you save after achieving it.

Trophies in this step: 

  • Gratitude
  • Wordsmith
  • Weapons Collector
  • Village Handyman
  • Jack of All Trades
  • Go-To Guy
  • Dear Diary
  • man of means
  • Thank You
  • Legendary Gardener
  • Fish of Legend
  • A Round by the Pond
  • Material Hunter
  • Upgrade Apprentice
  • Reform Specialist
  • Forging Master

Step Three: Boss Speedruns

Boss Speedruns

After finishing your third playthrough, you’ll have to play through the game a fourth time, focusing on beating each of the bosses within a specific time limit. As long as you have gotten fully upgraded before getting ending C, this shouldn’t be too much of a challenge, especially since you’ll have faced all of these bosses multiple times by now.

Trophies in this step: 

  • King of the Lost Shrine
  • A True Friend
  • Boss of the Junk Heap
  • Scourge of The Aerie
  • Protector of Facade
  • The Little mermaid
  • Permission Granted
  • \A Dirge for the Hero
  • Soul Crusher
  • Book Burner
  • The Once and Final King
  • The Strongest Bond
  • Lightspeed Fighter

Step Four: Deleting Your Save and Ending E

After you’ve beaten all of the bosses within the time limit, you’ll want to finish the playthrough to get ending D. This ending was the original ending of the game and deletes you save until that point, so make sure you’re ready to do it before you do. However, the remaster added the ending E that adds some brief new content to play through after your save is deleted. Play through that, and you’ll get to save the file back. After finishing these two endings, you can pick up any of the miscellaneous trophies that you didn’t get while playing through naturally.

Trophies in this step: 

  • Something Very Special
  • Daredevil
  • Combo Fanatic
  • Combat Master
  • All Aboard!
  • The Sheep Whisperer
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NieR Replicant Trophies

The Book of Legend

The Book of Legend

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

The Wild Companion

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

The Mellow Companion

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

Release

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

Gratitude

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

Key Collector

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

A World in Flux

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

Combo Fanatic

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for getting a 50-hit combo.

Combo Master

Combo Master

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for getting a 100-hit combo.

Tips: If you don’t get this trophy while playing naturally load up a new game on Normal or Hard so that the enemies don’t die too quickly, and you should be able to get this out of the way in the prologue.

The Magic Man

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will get playing naturally.

Wordsmith

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for collecting 60 Word collectibles.

Tips: Words are powerful modifiers that are randomly dropped while fighting enemies. So, you will likely get this trophy out of the way just by playing through the game. If you’re in your fourth playthrough and haven’t gotten it, however, there is an area where you can get words especially fast. This area is in your dream, which you gain access to after you have the key to the Shadowlord’s Castle. To get in, you have to do the quest The Magical Stone which you start in The Forest of Myth. Once you get access to your dream, you can run through it multiple times and usually get around four Words per run.

Weapons Collector

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for getting every weapon in the game.

Tips: Getting all the weapons is necessary to get all of the endings in the game. The weapons in the game are below:

Part Weapon Location
Part One Nameless Blade Given at the start of the game.
Lily-Leaf Sword Purchased for 2,400 gold.
Beastbain Purchased for 16,800 gold.
Nirvana Dagger Found in a breakable box on the path up the Lost Shrine.
Moonrise Given during the story. 
Earth Wyrm’s Claw Purchased for 8,400 gold at Facade.
Rebirth Given during the story.
Faith Given by Mayor if you release the villagers from the Deathdream.
Balde of Treachery Found in a breakable box in Emil’s Manor.
Part Two Phoenix Dagger Purchased for 36,200 gold in Seafront.
Ancient Overlord Given during the story.
Labyrinth Whisper Given during the side quest, The Bridge in Peril.
Iron Pipe Given after getting ending B.
Fool’s Embrace Given during the fights in the first door of the World of the Recycled Vessel.
Faith Purchased for 18,000 gold in The Aerie if you didn’t get it in Part One.
Kusanagi Given to you as a starting weapon.
Axe of Beheading Purchased for 19,200 gold in your village.
Fang of the Twins Found in a breakable box in the Research Lab’s first floor.
Vile Axe Purchased for 21,600 gold in Seafront.
Beastlord Found outside the boss room in the Lost Shrine.
Iron Will Given to you during the story.
Labyrinth’s Song Given in the quest Disturbing the Sleep of Kings.
Phoenix Sword Found in a breakable box in Shadowlord’s Castle.
Fool’s Lament Given during the second door battles in the World of the Recycled Vessel. 
Transience Given as a starting weapon.
Sunrise Purchased for 21,600 gold in your village.
Spear of the Usurper Purchased for 19,200 gold in Seafront.
Captain’s Holy Spear Purchased for 30,000 gold in Facade.
Phoenix Spear Purchased for 37,400 gold in Facade.
The Devil Queen Found in a breakable box in the Lost Shrine’s water entrance.
Beastcurse Found in a breakable box outside Junk Heap’s boss room.
Labyrinth’s Shout Given during the quest The Damaged Map.
Dragon Lance Found in a breakable box after you escape the boar in Shadowlord’s Castle.
Fool’s Accord Given during the third door battles in the World of the Recycled Vessel.

Village Handyman

Village Handyman

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for completing ten side quests.

Jack of All Trades

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for completing 20 side quests.

Go-To Guy

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for completing 30 side quests.

Tips: There are 70 side quests in the game total, but if you don’t do any during your first playthrough, you’ll only have access to 38 of them. You should also note that once you move on to Part Two, you cannot complete any quests from Part One, so make sure you get them all done before progressing too far. If you don’t have any more quests on the map, more will unlock as you progress through the story, so don’t worry about progressing a little bit to unlock some more side quests to do. If you have a hard time finding any quests, you can also talk to Devola at the tavern in your village, and she will mark your map with three available quests if there are any.

Dear Diary

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will unlock naturally.

Man of means

Man of means

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for having 1,000,000 gold at once.

Tips: Getting money isn’t easy, so you’ll want to make sure that you get this trophy out of the way before purchasing all of the sold weapons for the Weapons Collector trophy above. Most of the quests in the game reward you with gold, but you can also farm for it in two ways. The first is to grind for items to sell by fighting machines in the Junk Heap. They always drop materials, and selling them will get you a fair amount of gold, depending on your luck. The second way to grind is by fishing. If you finish all of the fishing quests, you’ll be able to catch the most expensive fish in the game. Repeating that can net you up to 500,000 gold in just one hour. See the trophy A Round by the Pond below for more information on fishing.

Educated Warrior

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This is a story trophy you will unlock naturally.

Call Her Back

Rarity: Silver

Description: This is a story trophy for getting ending A.

Lingering Memories

Lingering Memories

Rarity: Silver

Description: This is a story trophy for getting ending B.

Thank You

Rarity: Silver

Description: This is a story trophy for getting ending C.

Something Very Special

Rarity: Gold

Description: This is a story trophy for getting ending D.

Legendary Gardener

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for growing a Lunar Tear.

Tips: This trophy will take some time and effort to get out of the way. First, you need to complete the quests Shopping List and A Return to Shopping in your village to unlock your garden and upgrade its size. Then, you’ll have to buy ten Red, Gold, and Blue Moonflower seeds to start cross-breeding them. First, you must breed ten Peach Moonflower seeds by filling your garden with alternating Red and Gold Moonflower seeds. They will grow after one real-world day and will wilt after another two. You need to wait for them to wilt so that you can collect their seeds, but if you don’t want to wait, you can disconnect your console from the internet and move it forward in time by 24-hour increments to progress it faster.

You then have to breed ten Indigo Moonflower seeds. To get those, you have to repeat the process of the Peach Moonflower seeds but using Blue and Gold Seeds. Then, repeat it with Indigo and Red Moonflower seeds to get Pink Moonflowers. You’ll then be able to grow the Lunar Tear by filling your garden with alternating Peach and Pink Moonflower seeds. However, make sure to harvest the Lunar Tear once it grows but before it wilts, as you need the flower itself for the trophy.

Fish of Legend

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for catching the elusive rhizodont fish.

Tips: Finish all of the fishing quests to maximize your fishing level. Then, go to the canal boat in the desert and fish using sardine as bait. Keep doing it until you catch one.

A Round by the Pond

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for catching every type of fish.

Tips: The list of all types of fish and where to get them is below:

Area Fish Bait
Seafront Shaman Fish Lure
Sardine Lugworm
Blowfish Lugworm
Bream Lure
Shark Sardine
Blue Marlin Sardine
Dunkleosteus Sardine
Village Carp Earthworm
Black Bass Lure
Northern Plains Rainbow Trout Lure or Earthworm
Eastern Road Giant Catfish Carp
Royal Fish Earthworm
Desert Sandfish Lure
Hyneria Sardine
Rhizodont Sardine

Material Hunter

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for collecting 50 different raw materials.

Tips: You will do this naturally while playing through the game.

Upgrade Apprentice

Upgrade Apprentice

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for fully upgrading five weapons.

Tips: See Forging Master below.

Reform Specialist

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for fully upgrading 15 weapons.

Tips: See Forging Master below.

Forging Master

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for fully upgrading all 33 weapons.

Tips: Each weapon will be upgraded four times to reach its maximum potential. Each level takes some materials and 1,000 gold, so this trophy will take some grinding. Keep all of your materials as you play unless you are grinding for them to raise money. If you want to speed up your grinding, equip as many Mah Words as possible to increase the drop rate and raise the game’s difficulty to be hard, as that also increases the drop rates of enemies. The full list of materials needed to upgrade all the weapons is below:

Material Number
Amber 6
Black Pearl 15
Broken Antenna 37
Broken Arm 49
Broken Battery 5
Broken Earring 4
Broken Lens 5
Broken Motor 11
Broken Pottery 2
Broken Saw 5
Broken Wristwatch 11
Clay 18
Complex Machine 8
Copper Ore 88
Crystal 8
Damascus Steel 9
Dented Metal Bat 21
Eagle Egg 4
Elaborate Machine 5
Fluorite 18
Forlorn necklace 4
Giant Egg 6
Gold Ore 22
Iron Ore 259
Large Gear 6
Machine oil 5
Memory Alloy 8
Metal Piercing 4
Meteorite 5
Moldavite 8
Mysterious Switch 9
Natural Rubber 1
Pearl 1
Pyrite 14
Rusted Clump 10
Rusty Bucket 10
Rusty Kitchen Knife 9
Scorpion Claw 10
Silver Ore 121
Simple Machine 6
Stopped Clock 3
Stripped Bolt 10
Subdued Bracelet 3
Titanium Alloy 24

All Aboard!

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for riding a boar for five minutes straight.

Tips: Before you can ride boars, you have to complete the quest Boar Hunt! Then, you can approach boars and interact with them to ride them around.

The Sheep Whisperer

The Sheep Whisperer

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for slaying 100 sheep.

Tips: Sheep are only in the first part of the game and can be found in the Northern Plains.

Lightspeed Fighter

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for beating the game in less than 15 hours.

Tips: You should get this trophy without trying while doing your fourth playthrough and beating all bosses within the time limit for their unique trophies. To ensure you get this, skip all of the cutscenes except for the ending, play on easy difficulty, ignore any side content, and be efficient when traveling around the world.

King of the Lost Shrine

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for killing Gretel in less than 3:20.

Tips: To get this one out of the way quickly enough, stand in the sun during Gretel’s invincibility phase so that the shades are destroyed, skip cutscenes, and use magic as much as possible always to be doing damage.

A True Friend

A True Friend

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for stopping Kainé when they’re berserking in less than a minute.

Tips: Use a weapon with a fast attack speed to keep him knocked down as much as possible and use a dark blast with a Geb Word equipped and knock them off the wall immediately with Dark Lance.

Boss of the Junk Heap

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for killing P-33 in less than 4:30.

Tips: Make sure to skip the cutscene halfway through the fight, use your Dark Blast with your best Geb word for the first phase, and when the boss’ health drops to zero, make sure to focus on the shade.

Scourge of The Aerie

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for killing Wendy in less than 8:30.

Tips: Make sure to have powerful magic for dealing with crowds of enemies and a crowd control weapon, skip as many ladders as possible by just jumping, and make sure to skip all cutscenes.

Protector of Facade

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for killing Roc in less than 3:30.

Tips: To get under this time, you have to skip all of the cutscenes, use crowd control magic for the first phase to deal with the wolves, and use Dark Blast with physical combos once Roc jumps into the fray. You can also equip your Dark Blast with Geb and your weapon with Pah to make it go as fast as possible.

The Little Mermaid

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for killing Louise in less than five minutes.

Tips: This boss fight cannot be unlocked until after you get ending B so that you can skip the auto scroller section. Still, the time requirement is difficult, so you’ll have to move quickly. Make sure to skip cutscenes, focus on the tentacles first during the ship phase, focus on the hands during the beach phase, and attack Louise’s head once she falls to the ground.

Permission Granted

Permission Granted

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for beating Devola and Popol in less than three minutes.

Tips: This is one of the easiest of the fast boss trophies. Make sure to skip cutscenes, make sure not to attack them while they’re attacking since they put up a barrier around themselves, and once you get into the second phase of the fight, focus on Devola because she’ll teleport less than Popol.

A Dirge for the Hero

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for killing Goose in less than two minutes.

Tips: To get through this fight as quickly as possible, get Kainé up quickly, skip cutscenes, and get as long of comboes as possible on the boss.

Soul Crusher

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for killing Devola and Polola in less than 3:30.

Tips: This trophy is another easy one as long as you skip cutscenes as the fight is very similar to the first one.

Book Burner

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for killing Grimoire Noir in less than 1:30.

Tips: You have to skip the cutscenes for this fight. Otherwise, they’ll take up your time. Once you’re in the fight, run right up to him and spam magic and physical attacks until he starts rushing around the arena. Then, use magic attacks to keep hitting him while he’s moving.

The Once and Final King

The Once and Final King

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for killing the Shadowlord in less than 4:20.

Tips: For this fight, you have to know the Shadowlord’s attacks well enough to consistently dodge them, skip all of the cutscenes, and use Dark Lances whenever he moves out of your melee range.

The Strongest Bond

Rarity: Silver

Description: This trophy is for defeating Kainé in less than 3:30.

Tips: Again, make sure to skip all cutscenes, rush through the auto scroller by dodging as much as possible, and try to keep as close to Kainé throughout the fight as you can.

Daredevil

Rarity: Bronze

Description: This trophy is for looking under Kainé’s skirt ten times while playing for ending E.

FAQs

Question: Are Any Trophies in NieR Replicant Tied to Difficulty?

Answer: No, you can earn all of the trophies in the game on whatever difficulty you choose.

Question: Do the Choices in NieR Replicant Impact the Story?

Answer: No, the choices are fake and don’t change the story.

Question: Are Any Characters From NieR Automata in NieR Replicant?

Answer: No, the characters are not featured in NieR Replicant, but their voice actors make appearances as other characters.

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