Nier Replicant: Word Location Guide

Nier Replicant: Word Location Guide

Once you have progressed past a certain point fairly early on in Nier Replicant, you will begin to collect words that drop from enemies that you defeat. Unlike items that enemies drop, when a word appears, it will be collected automatically, no matter how far away the enemy is. You’ll receive a notification on-screen of the new word you have earned and what it can do.

Words are used to add buffs to your magic, physical attacks, and martial arts, as well as adding extra abilities such as inflicting poison or increasing the drop rate of items. We cover how to use and equip words in our Word Edit guide, but for information on how to collect all 120 words, we’ve got the location of each one listed below.

About Words

Words can be applied to weapons, magic, and martial arts (evading and blocking), and you can apply two words to each type as each possesses two slots. However, only specific words can be equipped in each slot. Obtaining 50% of all words will unlock the “Wordsmith” trophy/achievement.

In the list below, each word will also state which slot it can be equipped in (first or second), what it can be applied to (Magic, Martial Arts, or a Weapon), as well as the effect you will gain by equipping it.

Words randomly drop from enemies, but each word can only be farmed in a specific area. Below is a list of all words listed by the area in which you can farm them.

Northern Plains Words

Ashur

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +2%

Ashurira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +12%

Ashurka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +8%

Besol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +20%

Geba

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +4%

Gebul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +25%

Hoda

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +4%

Kon

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +2%

Konka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +8%

Konzarken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Magic Defense +30%

Konzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Magic Defense +25%

Lug

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -2%

Luges

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -6%

Lugza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -10%

Lugzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -25%

Mahka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +8%

Otka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +8%

Pahal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +12%

Pahul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +25%

Ulu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +10%

Vara

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +4%

Varal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +12%

Varol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +20%

Southern Plains Words

Ashuresra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Defense +15%

Besi

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +6%

Gebi

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +6%

Gebol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +20%

Hod

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +2%

Hodal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +12%

Hodi

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +6%

Lugir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -4%

Lugira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -12%

Lugkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -20%

Mahesra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +15%

Otira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +12%

Paha

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +4%

Pahi

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +6%

Pahu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +10%

Sol

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +2%

Soles

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +6%

Solesra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +15%

Solira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +12%

Uli

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +6%

Vari

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +6%

Varul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +25%

The Aerie Words

Ashurir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +4%

Ashurkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Defense +20%

Bes

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +2%

Besul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +25%

Geb

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +2%

Gebuloth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +30%

Mah

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +2%

Mahzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +25%

Otzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +25%

Pah

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +2%

Solir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +4%

Solkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +20%

Solzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +25%

Ulol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +20%

Var

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +2%

Nier’s Village Words

Ashures

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +6%

Gebo

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +8%

Gebu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +10%

Hodo

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +8%

Lugka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -8%

Otes

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +6%

Solka

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +8%

Varo

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +8%

Library Words

Beso

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +8%

Kones

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +6%

The Lost Shrine Words

Ashurza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Physical Defense +10%

Ashurzaken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Defense +30%

Ashurzarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Defense +25%

Besil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +15%

Hodol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +20%

Hodu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +10%

Konesra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Magic Defense +15%

Konza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +10%

Lugzarken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -30%

Mahza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +10%

Mahzarken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +30%

Pahol

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +20%

Solzarken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +30%

Ulal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +12%

Ulil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +15%

Ulo

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +8%

Ulul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +25%

Varuloth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +30%

Otesra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +15%

Desert Words

Hodul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +25%

Mahkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +20%

Otkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +20%

Barren Temple Words

Besa

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +4%

Besu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +10%

Gebal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Physical Power +12%

Konir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +4%

Konkarr

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Magic Defense +20%

Mahir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +4%

Ot

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +2%

Otza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +10%

Paho

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +8%

Solza

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: MP Recovery Rate +10%

Ul

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +2%

Emil’s Manor Words

Mahes

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +6%

Otir

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +4%

Varil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +15%

Underground Facility Words

Besal

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +12%

Gebil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Power +15%

Hodil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +15%

Konira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Magic Defense +12%

Lugesra

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Magic
  • Effect: Magic Cost -15%

Mahira

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Item Drop Rate +12%

Pahil

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +15%

Ula

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Attack Break +4%

Varu

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Guard Break +10%

Shadowlord’s Castle Words

Besuloth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Martial Arts
  • Effect: Physical Strength +30%

Hoduloth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: All
  • Effect: Guard Resistance +30%

Otzarken

  • Slot: Second
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: EXP Rate +30%

Pahuloth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon
  • Effect: Attack Power +30%

Ululoth

  • Slot: First
  • Applied to: Weapon / Magic
  • Effect: Armor Break +30%

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