After the runaway success of Nier: Automata, it’s no surprise that Square Enix would eventually turn their sights towards a proper HD remaster of the original game. This time around, though, we’re seeing the release of Nier Replicant in English for the first time (it was originally a Japan-only release), which features new improvements and additions, and the younger brother protagonist. Even with all the improvements, money is still incredibly tight in this game, so we’re gonna teach you how to get money fast in Nier Replicant.
Getting Money Fast in Nier Replicant
Money is extremely important for your journey in Nier Replicant. It’s used for purchasing valuable items like Strength Capsules from stores, as well as new weapons, and upgrading your existing weapons. The problem is, it’s not easy to farm money as you don’t get any just from defeating enemies like you normally would in most RPGs.
That being said, there are a few ways to help you rack up some gold really quickly, and we’ve listed them below:
- Side quest completion
- Opening chests and checking back at home
- Selling items
The optional side quests in Nier Replicant are a pretty good source of income, and you can also get some gold by exploring dungeons, opening chests, and every so often, you’ll be able to pick up a bit of money when you go back home.
However, none of these methods are as effective as just, y’know, selling items you don’t need anymore.
First off, early on in the game, you can talk to a female NPC near the stores in your village for a side quest that tasks you with bringing her 10 pieces of Mutton. Mutton is easily obtained by heading out to the Northern Plains and killing the sheep there. Instead of selling the Mutton to stores at market price, this NPC will pay a premium for every 10 pieces you get her.
It’s not much, but it’s a great way to farm some money quickly in the early game.
Selling Other Items
The trouble with Nier Replicant is that you’ll pick up tons of random items over the course of your journey, but the game never tells you which ones are useful, and which ones are junk that can be sold. Generally, items dropped from Shades such as Schoolbooks, Coloring Books, and Dictionaries have no use, and can be sold for money.
On the other hand, items dropped from machines are all used for weapon upgrades, so keep those on you. Down below, we’ve listed some of the items that you can safely sell, but do try to keep at least three of every item on you, as you might need them for some side quests:
- Bat drops
- Coloring Books
- All crops and flowers
Quick tip: once you’ve gained access the Emil’s Mansion, consider farming the spiders on the road towards the mansion and within the compounds for Rainbow Spider Silk. This is the most valuable resource in the game, though the drop rate is pretty abysmal until you get some Words to help boost them.
Finally, the best way to make money in Nier Replicant is by farming crops outside your house and selling your harvests. Some of the crops, such as Melons, Wheat, and Watermelons are required for Yonah’s side quest, so keep one of each on you, but the rest can be sold for a ton of money.
Each of the major towns (your village, Seafront, and Facade) will have a vendor that sells seeds and fertilizers, so buy as many as you can comfortably afford and get to farming. Flowers generally grow pretty fast, so save your fertilizers for the crops instead.
Water them whenever you get the chance, and once you’re able to harvest them, sell them off for a profit.
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