NieR Replicant Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: Coming soon...
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: Coming soon...
  • Offline Trophies: 47 (30 , 14 , 2 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: 3 - Lightspeed Fighter, Daredevil, The Little Mermaid
  • Glitched trophies: N/A
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can change difficulty whenever you want to!
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 4 (not full though)
  • Welcome to my NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 trophy guide! This game is a remaster (even remake of some parts) of an older NieR game prior to Automata. The story started here, so whoever never finished this game here is a great opportunity to do so.

    When it comes to trophies, there are 5 new trophies in this versions: 2 are related to the new story content, 1 new ending trophy, 1 Recycled Vessel challenge trophy and 1 miscellaneous trophy.

    Endings

    This game consist of Part One and Part Two parts. When you finish Part One + first ending (A) you will start from Part Two, which means you will need to replay the other part of the game with some requisited to get the other endings. Explanation about endings is below, so make sure to read so you can plan accordingly.

    Step 1 - Ending A

    Simply play the game as you like to. You can aim to reach this ending under 15 hours, thus unlocking the Lightspeed Fighter trophy. You don't have to, you can do this at the end, but you will have to start from scratch (new game, new save file).

    Step 2 - Ending B

    After you complete Ending A, you are put back at the story/game Part Two where you rescue Kaine. You will experience some new custscenes and new story while you play this route. You need to reach the end of the game again, which now unlocks ending B. 

    Step 3 - Ending C and D

    After finishing Ending B, you are again back at the story/game Part Two. Now you need to reach the end again, but you also need to find all 33 weapons. Just finding those is enough, you don't need to upgrade them at all.

    BACKUP YOUR SAVES BEFORE BEATING THE FINAL BOSS

    After the Shadowlord boss you will now encounter a new one, after which you can choose 2 options. Selecting 1. option to sacrifice other player's life will unlocks ending C. Make sure to have a save point just before this + a separate save, so after unlocking ending C you can load repeat and unlock ending D (select 2. option to sacrifice your life).  If you save and load after ending C, you will have to beat the Part Two again, so it's better to unlock Ending C trophy, do not save and just load before Shadowlord's Castle and go for D.

    GETTING ENDING D WIPES YOUR SAVE DATA, MAKE SURE TO HAVE A BACKUP

    Step 4 - Ending E and Daredevil trophy

    After ending D your save data will be gonne. You need to play again and reach The Aerie for the second time, and then you will have a different story-branching path. Before you actually finish the game, when you get to Kaine, make sure to look under her skirt 10 times (pervert!). If you miss out on this one, you need to replay the ending D again. Route E is your only way to get this trophy.

    Beating the game now and getting Ending E + choosing "Yes" at the end will bring back your ending D save, but it will not give you back any other save, so be careful!

    Final Step - Clean what you miss

    Clean all the grind trophies and whatever you missed so far. After ending E you can now load prior do ending D or E as well, so choose wherever you want to continue.

    If you miss the trophy for getting to an ending A below 15 hours, you need to start a new fresh game and do this from sratch.

    The Final Verse
    Congratulations! Thank you for playing!

    Catch them all to unlock platinum!

    The Book of Legend
    STORY

    Grimoire Weiss joined your party.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    The Wild Companion
    STORY

    Kainé joined your party.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    The Mellow Companion
    STORY

    Emil joined your party.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Release
    STORY

    You freed Kainé from her petrification.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Gratitude
    STORY

    You gave Louise's letter to the postman.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Key Collector
    You completed the key to the Shadowlord's castle.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    A World in Flux
    You defeated the Shadowlord.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Combo Fanatic
    You pulled off a 50-hit combo.

    Pulling off a 50 and 100-hit combo can be done very early, or a bit later if you miss your opportunities. Combo is only activated by using your melee skill, not magic, so have that in mind. Your first opportunity is at the start of the game when you commence the tutorial outside of the town buildings. You can easily reach 100+ combo hits.

    Another good place is at the end of the game when you fight a serioes of boss fights, but the best one is Goose (armored boar) as he replenished his health, which makes it a good place do train your 100+ hits.

    Combo Master
    You pulled off a 100-hit combo.

    Pulling off a 50 and 100-hit combo can be done very early, or a bit later if you miss your opportunities. Combo is only activated by using your melee skill, not magic, so have that in mind. Your first opportunity is at the start of the game when you commence the tutorial outside of the town buildings (when the boss arrives, kill mobs and keep up with the combo meter, then melee the boss to reach 100+).

    Another good place is at the end of the game when you fight a series of boss fights, but the best one is Goose (armored boar) as he replenished his health, which makes it a good place do train your 100+ hits. I actually did it in the Undeground Facility:

    The Magic Man
    STORY

    You learned every type of magic.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Wordsmith
    You collected 50 percent of all words.

    Words are unlockable buffs for your weapons. You can check what you unlocked in the Pause menu (the percentage) if you need info about your progress. Words are dropped randomly from enemies, so make sure to progress accordingly and this shouldn't be a problem at all.

    Weapons Collector
    You found every weapon.

    There are 33 weapons in the game. For this trophy simply find them all (30 regular and 3 from the Recycled Vessel), and if you need some info, you can check our guide under the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Weapons and Upgrades Guide

    Village Handyman
    You completed 10 quests.

    Complete number of quests described in the description (31 quests per story part, 71 quests in total are in the game). You can find the details on the link below:

    NieR Replicant - Side Quest Guide

    Jack of All Trades
    You completed 20 quests.

    Complete number of quests described in the description (31 quests per story part, 71 quests in total are in the game). You can find the details on the link below:

    NieR Replicant - Side Quest Guide

    Go-To Guy
    You completed 30 quests.

    Complete number of quests described in the description (31 quests per story part, 71 quests in total are in the game). You can find the details on the link below:

    NieR Replicant - Side Quest Guide

    Dear Diary
    You completed the "Recycled World" quest.

    This was actually the DLC from the base game. After completing ending A interract with the bookshelf in NieR's house by the entrance. You can now complete the "World of the Recycled Vessel" activity, which is just waves and enemy arenas you fight through 3 sets. Completing each set grants you a weapon, and completing all 3 unlocks the trophy. You can also repeat this challenges if you want to grind materials, EXP or gold.

    Man of Means
    You accumulated 1,000,000 pieces of gold.

    You need to have this amount AT ONCE. The description is a bit off, so be careful. I suggest you hang on to your money without upgrading stuff and when you feel your are close, save your game, sell everything. After trophy pops, load your game and continue as you please.

    Educated Warrior
    STORY

    You read all novel segments about your friends' pasts.

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Call Her Back
    STORY

    You viewed the first ending (Ending A).

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Lingering Memories
    STORY

    You viewed the second ending (Ending B).

    Automatic story-unlock.

    Thank You
    You viewed the third ending (Ending C).

    After finishing Ending B, you are again back at the story/game Part Two. Now you need to reach the end again, but you also need to find all 33 weapons. Just finding those is enough, you don't need to upgrade them at all.

    BACKUP YOUR SAVES BEFORE BEATING THE FINAL BOSS

    After the Shadowlord boss you will now encounter a new one, after which you can choose 2 options. Selecting 1. option to sacrifice other player's life will unlocks ending C. Make sure to have a save point just before this + a separate save, so after unlocking ending C you can load and repeat to unlock ending D (select 2. option to sacrifice your life).  If you save and load after ending C, you will have to beat the Part Two again, so it's better to unlock Ending C trophy, do not save and just load before Shadowlord's Castle and go for D.

    Something Very Special
    You viewed the fourth ending (Ending D).

    After finishing Ending B, you are again back at the story/game Part Two. Now you need to reach the end again, but you also need to find all 33 weapons. Just finding those is enough, you don't need to upgrade them at all.

    BACKUP YOUR SAVES BEFORE BEATING THE FINAL BOSS

    After the Shadowlord boss you will now encounter a new one, after which you can choose 2 options. Selecting 1. option to sacrifice other player's life will unlocks ending C. Make sure to have a save point just before this + a separate save, so after unlocking ending C you can load and repeat to unlock ending D (select 2. option to sacrifice your life).  If you save and load after ending C, you will have to beat the Part Two again, so it's better to unlock Ending C trophy, do not save and just load before Shadowlord's Castle and go for D.

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    After ending D your save data will be gonne. You need to play again and reach the end, and now you will have a different story-branching path. Before you actually finish the game, when you get to Kaine, make sure to look under her skirt 10 times (pervert!). If you miss out on this one, you need to replay the ending D again. Route E is your only way to get this trophy.

    Beating the game now and getting Ending E + choosing "Yes" at the end will bring back your ending D save, but it will not give you back any other save, so be careful!

    Legendary Gardener
    GRIND

    You successfully cultivated the legendary flower.

    There are 2 ways you can do this; legit and by modifying the console Timezone. I will explain everything in the topic, but in short you need to cultivate the White Moonflower to unlock the trophy. Since 2 quests you need to finish to start with the cultivating plants are in Part One of the story, if you lose that save due do some endings and miss out on them, you can still get this in Part Two (details are below).

    NieR Replicant - Flower Cultivation Guide

    Fish of Legend
    You caught a rhizodont.

    I suggest your first finish the The Fisherman’s Gambit questline in order to max out your finishing skill. You can catch Rhizodant by using Sardine use as bait on the northern sand river spot in the desert. Detailed finishing guide can be found on the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Fishing Guide

    A Round by the Pond
    You caught one of every type of fish.

    You need to catch 15 types of fish. Most you will catch during The Fisherman’s Gambit questline. Detailed finishing guide can be found on the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Fishing Guide

    Material Hunter
    You collected 50 types of raw materials.

    Raw materials are common drops from enemies on your way through the game. There are almost twice as much materials variety in the game, so this one should come naturaly if you don't avoid fighting (which you shouldn't).

    Upgrade Apprentice
    You upgraded 5 weapons to their maximum level.

    You need to upgrade all of your 33 weapons to their max level, and this series of trophies will be the most grindy ones.

    Weapons are upgraded at Two Brother’s Weaponry located in the Junk Heap by using raw materials and 1000 gold per level. Each weapon can be upgraded 3 times to a maximum level 4. Details, materials and tips can be found on the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Weapons and Upgrades Guide

    Reform Specialist
    You upgraded 15 weapons to their maximum level.

    You need to upgrade all of your 33 weapons to their max level, and this series of trophies will be the most grindy ones.

    Weapons are upgraded at Two Brother’s Weaponry located in the Junk Heap by using raw materials and 1000 gold per level. Each weapon can be upgraded 3 times to a maximum level 4. Details, materials and tips can be found on the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Weapons and Upgrades Guide

    Forging Master
    GRIND

    You upgraded 33 weapons to their maximum level.

    You need to upgrade all of your 33 weapons to their max level, and this series of trophies will be the most grindy ones.

    Weapons are upgraded at Two Brother’s Weaponry located in the Junk Heap by using raw materials and 1000 gold per level. Each weapon can be upgraded 3 times to a maximum level 4. Details, materials and tips can be found on the link below.

    NieR Replicant - Weapons and Upgrades Guide

    All Aboared!
    You rode a boar for at least five minutes.

    First complete the side quest "Board Hunt!" located in Nier’s Village. After completing this quest  you then have the ability to ride boars in Northern Plains and Southern Plains by approaching the ones lying on the ground. Do so, and leave the controller idle for 5 minutes while on boar and the trophy will unlock.

    The Sheep Whisperer
    You killed 100 sheep.

    You can find sheeps in Northern Plains area during Part One of the story, and if you miss them here don't worry. In Part Two of the story you can find a guard standing near the Village gate in Northern Plains. He will have a task for you that involves killing some sheep. Simply kill 100 sheeps to unlock the trophy.

    Lightspeed Fighter
    MISSABLE

    You completed the game within fifteen hours.

    This means 15h from start towards the ending A! If you fail to do so, you need to start a new game (fresh save) and do so under 15 hours.

    King of the Lost Shrine
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Gretel within three minutes and twenty seconds.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    All boss fights that you need to finish in timely manner are ones in the Part Two of the story. This means the fights gets easier every new time you do them while chasing different endings. You might want to do this after route ending B or so, as you can save some time on cutscenes as well (they do count as well), plus you will be much stronger.

    0:05 - Gretel fight

    A True Friend
    MISSABLE

    You stopped the berserk Kainé within one minute.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    You will fight Kaine immediately after the Gretel boss fight. Shoot back her orbs back with your own magic, and if you get in range you can melee her as well. That can also knock her to the ground temporarily. Melee her on the ground, thus ending the fight very quickly.

    1:57 - Kaine fight

    Boss of the Junk Heap
    MISSABLE

    You defeated P-33 within four and a half minutes.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    He is the robot-type boss who you fight during the second trip into the Junk Heap in Part Two of the story. You will face him after the weaponsmith repeairs the weapon, this means you will come back to Junk Heap when he sends a letter that he is done. After that you will have to reach the Depths and the boss room at the end.

    For the boss itself, keep avoiding his electricity attacks and combine your melee and magic. Shouldn't be so hard, but keep a save before the fight so you can load if you fail. You need to do this under 4 and a half minutes, which isn't really that hard.

    Scourge of The Aerie
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Wendy within eight and a half minutes.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    Wendy is the giant shade orb. You will fight it when you go to the Aerie in Part Two of the story. During your first phase balance between magic and melee, then when you deplete around half of its health keep on climbing and avoiding lasers. You will have to run across the platforms up towards the golden house, on that bridge just before you can shoot it from behing. Shoot the eye, then in the next phase make your way down and shoot the eye again. Long one, but fairly easy, I got the trophy even without skipping the cutscenes.

    Protector of Facade
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Roc within three and a half minutes.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    He is the wolf boss of the desert oasis. The fight starts out with a large number of normal wolves jumping into the area and attacking you, with Roc sitting on a ledge. You can't damage him in this phase. Keep killing the regular wolf and when he descends, do your best to kill him asap. He is very easy, eat some Strenght Potion if you need more power. This fight is in the usually locked garden, the one with the fountain. The fight in the town doesn't count, only this last one in the mentioned location counts.

    The Little Mermaid
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Louise within five minutes.

    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    This boss is related to Ending B/C/D and running through Part Two of the story, but I managed to get this route even in route A. This is a new boss added in this version during mentioned route, so I advise you to save your game before in order not to miss this trophy. Also, note that for ending C/D she will have one more phase, making this harder to obtain under 5 minutes.

    I ended up in wrecked ship in Seafront when I first reached Part Two of the story (when your character grows older). First I went to the Lost Shrine, killed Gretel and Keine, then as second destination I chose Junk Heap. When I finished Junk Heap, I had to wait for weaponsmith there to fix my weapon, and my choice where to go next was Seanfront (when Popola asked me where to next while I wait for a letter about the weapon). Following events with red bag couple got me to this Mermaid episode.

    Timer starts as you climb on the ship surface. As for the fight, damage 2 faces on the sides (arms), after which you need to get rid of the tentacle spawns (after destroying the first one). You can use Strenght Potion to be stronger and to do this faster. Now damage her other arm. At the part on the beach, damage its arms when she pound and save your magic. She will shoot some spikes 2 times at you, after the second one prepare Lance magic and aim for the head. As soon as the clock icon appears, use Magic potion to strenghten your magic and shot like crazy. On Normal difficulty it's not easy on the first try, but if you are fast enough, you can even fail this step and defeat her on the one after. I managed to do so under 5 minutes.

    Permission Granted
    MISSABLE

    You drove off Devola and Popola within three minutes.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    This is unlocked during the first fight with Devola and Popola in the Shadowlord's castle, when you fight them at the same time. Make a save before the fight, try, load and repeat if you fail. This is the first of series of boss fights where you need to defeat them in timely manner, so have a separate save before you enter the last room in the Lost Shrine. 

    Popola and Devola are not hard, keep hitting them fast when they spawn all around. Use a strenght potion if needed. One of them is weaker, try to find one by checking the boss health bar - one sister is weak, for me it was the one with the fist dark magic in second phase of the fight.

    A Dirge for the Hero
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Goose within two minutes.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    Goose is the large shade boar in the Shadowlord's castle. You will fight him after you clear all normal shades in the ballroom. This is the version of board prior to its armored one, so when he arrives, be fast. Note that this boss in its armored versions is good candidate for 100+ combo melee trophy, so make sure to save before the fights (like mentioned, save point is before first Devola and Popola fight, so this and the next fights are without posibility to save).

    Soul Crusher
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Devola and Popola within three and a half minutes.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    This is unlocked during the second fight with Devola and Popola, when you fight them one by one. You start with one sister. Melee + Magic works wonders, she is weak. The second fight is a bit harder, but just keep rushing with your attacks and you will eventually break her.

    Book Burner
    MISSABLE

    You defeated Grimoire Noir within one and a half minutes.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    This fight takes place at the final room of the Shadowlord’s Castle. You need to melee attack the shield when Noir puts it up. Considering low health on this boss, this should be a breeze (like mentioned, save point is before first Devola and Popola fight, so this and the next fights are without posibility to save).

    0:01 - Grimoire Noir fight

    The Once and Final King
    MISSABLE

    You defeated the Shadowlord within four minutes and twenty seconds.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    Shadowlord is your final boss, so make a save and try to be fast. Dodge often and try to counterattack whenever you can. When you lose the ability of using your magic, sprint to the side of the area and hit him with 3 melee attacks to finish the fight. Overal an easy one, help yourself with some Strenght Potions.

    0:33 - Shadowlord fight

    The Strongest Bond
    MISSABLE

    You defeated the berserk Kainé within three and a half minutes.

    Save before the final boss before ending C/D (you can save before entering the Shadowlord's Castle).
    I've played on "Normal" difficulty (but you can play on "Easy", it doesn't matter). Scenes count towards the trophy, so you might want to skip them to make it.

    The fight with Kainé takes place in 2 forms - first where you need to dodge, and second where you can only use your melee attacks. Dodge and hit, if you fail to beat her within three and a half minutes, you will need to load your save and make your way through the castle again. Dodge + attack worked really well for me, literally spamming those 2 proved to be a winning combination, especially if you boost your strength with a potion.

    Daredevil
    MISSABLE

    You risked life and limb 10 times to discover someone's secret.

    During the route E ending, when you meet with Kaine make sure to look under he skirt 10 times (very politely!). The only chance to unlock this one is during the route E, so make sure you don't miss out on it as it will require you to repeat the route D again. Note that unlocking this trophy also means Game Over, so save prior to being an pervert!