Materials Farming Guide

Preface:

Here is a list of where to farm raw materials for quests and/or upgrading weapons.

Taken from the Nier wiki.

Will be updated with my own notes and findings, as well as other users' comments.

! DESCRIPTIONS CONTAIN SPOILERS !

Time Of Day / Weather

Some zones such as Northern or Southern Plains may have different conditions which affect the type and amount of enemies that spawn.

As far as I know the different conditions are:

Day (Sunny)

Day (Cloudy)

SunsetIf you don't get the desired condition, simply leave and re-enter the area.

Difficulty

According to "Grimoire Nier" (the game companion made for the original Nier):

The enemies' strength on easy or normal won't change in any playthrough, but in hard, they get stronger according to Nier's level. However, word and item drop rates have gone up.I have yet to test if this holds true to the remaster, so far I had mixed results.

A-G

MaterialRarityLocationAmberRareObtained from crates on level B2 in the Junk Heap or can be purchased at the Materials Shop in FacadeAntidotal Weed CommonCan be purchased from most Item Shops, or can be found in the Forest of Myth in the box next to the mayorBeansCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in either the Village or SeafrontBean SeedCommonCan be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontBell Pepper SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the VillageBerriesCommonObtained from harvesting in the Northern Plains and the Southern Plains, or can be purchased at either the Material Shop in the Village or the Grocer in FacadeBivalveCommonObtained from harvesting in Seafront or can be purchased at the Materials Shop in SeafrontBlack BassUncommonObtained by fishing in the Village or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontBlack PearlRareObtained from harvesting in SeafrontBlowfishUncommonObtained by fishing in Seafront or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontBlue MarlinRareObtained by fishing in Seafront or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontBlue MoonflowerCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the VillageBlue Moonflower SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Grocer in Seafront, or the Florist in The AerieBoar HideUncommonDropped by boars in either the Northern Plains or the Eastern RoadBoar LiverUncommonDropped by boars in either the Northern Plains or the Eastern RoadBoar MeatCommonDropped by boars in either the Northern Plains or the Eastern RoadBounty FertilizerCommonCan be purchased from the Item Shop in either Seafront or FacadeBreamUncommonObtained by fishing in Seafront or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontBroken AntennaCommonDropped by ground-based robots in the Junk HeapBroken ArmCommonDropped by ground-based robots in the Junk HeapBroken BatteryUncommonDropped by flying robots in the Junk HeapBroken EarringUncommonDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains in the later part of the gameBroken LensUncommonDropped by ground-based robots in the Junk Heap or purchased from the Two Brothers shop outside of the Junk HeapBroken MotorUncommonDropped by flying robots in the Junk HeapBroken PotteryRareObtained from harvesting Northern Plains and The Aerie.Broken SawRareDropped by child-sized armored shades in the Southern Plains in the later part of the gameBroken WristwatchRareDropped by adult-sized tower-wielding shades in the Southern Plains in the later part of the gameChicken EggCommonObtained from harvesting in the VillageClayUncommonObtained from harvesting in most areas or purchased from the Materials Shop in FacadeClosed BookRareDropped by adult-sized tower-wielding shades in the Southern Plains in the later part of the gameComplex MachineRareObtained from robots in the Junk Heap or by the giant shades in the Lost ShrineCopper OreCommonObtained from harvesting in most areas. Can also be bought at the Two Brothers Weaponry store in the Junk HeapCrabCommonObtained from harvesting in Seafront or can be purchased at the Materials Shop in SeafrontCrystalUncommonCan be harvested in the Desert or can be purchased from the Materials Shop in FacadeDahliaCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the VillageDahlia BulbCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontDamascus SteelRareObtained from crates on level B2 in the Junk HeapDeer AntlerUncommonDropped by deer in the Southern Plains in the first half of the gameDefense CapsuleRareDropped by enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in SeafrontDefense DropUncommonDropped by enemies or can be purchased in most Item ShopsDented Metal BatRareDropped by child-sized shades - I recommend farming these in the Mansion BasementDented Metal BoardCommon Dropped by ground-based robots or from crates in the Junk Heap or purchased from the Two Brothers shop outside of the Junk HeapDesert RoseRareObtained from harvesting in the DesertDirty BagRareDropped by shades in the DesertDriftwoodUncommonObtained from harvesting in SeafrontEagle EggRareHarvested in The Aerie, under the chief's house OR found in crates in the DLC's 3rd levelEarthwormCommonCan be purchased at the Tackle Shop in SeafrontEggplantCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in the VillageEggplant SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the VillageElaborate MachineRareDropped by robots in the Junk Heap or by the giant shade in the Southern Plains and in the Lost ShrineEmpty BottleCommonObtained from harvesting in SeafrontEmpty CanCommonObtained through fishing at most locationsFlashy HatRareDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains and the Lost Shrine in the later part of the gameFlowering FertilizerCommonCan be purchased at the Item Shop in FacadeFluoriteRareObtained from crates on level B2 in the Junk Heap, or from harvesting in the Barren TempleForlorn NecklaceUncommonDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains in the later part of the gameFreesiaCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the VillageFreesia BulbCommonCan be purchased at the Grocer in either Seafront or FacadeGastropodCommonObtained from harvesting in Seafront or can be purchased from the Materials Shop in SeafrontGiant EggRareObtained from harvesting at Nier's VillageGiant Spider SilkCommonDropped by spiders outside and inside the Manor

G-R

MaterialRarityLocationGoat HideUncommonDropped by goatsGoat MeatCommonDropped by goats in the Northern Plains and the Southern Plains in the first half of the gameGold MoonflowerCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the VillageGold Moonflower SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Grocer in Seafront, or the florist in The AerieGold OreRareObtained from harvesting in most areasGourdCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in Seafront or FacadeGourd SeedCommonCan be purchased at the Item Shop in FacadeGrubby BookRareHealth SalveUncommonDropped off of enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in either Seafront or FacadeHyneriaUncommonObtained by fishing in the Desert or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontIndigo MoonflowerUncommonCan be grown by cross-breeding gold and blue moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillageIndigo Moonflower SeedRareCan be grown by cross-breeding gold and blue moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillageIron OreUncommonObtained from harvesting in most areas or purchased from the Two Brothers shop outside of the Junk HeapIvyUncommonObtained from harvesting in the Southern Plains or can be purchased at the Materials Shop in the VillageLarge GearRareDropped by robots in the Junk HeapLeather GlovesRareDropped by shades in the ManorLeather BootsRareDropped by shades in the Manor, dropped by tower-wielding shadesLichen Uncommon Obtained from harvesting in the Southern PlainsLizard TailCommonObtained from lizards in most areasLogRareObtained from harvesting in the Northern Plains or Southern Plains, or can be purchased at the Material Shop in the VillageLugwormCommonCan be purchased at the Tackle Shop in SeafrontLureCommonObtained from the Old Timer in Seafront or can be purchased at the Tackle Shop in Seafront.Machine OilRareDropped by flying robots in the Junk HeapMagic CapsuleRareDropped by enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in SeafrontMagic DropUncommonDropped by enemies or can be purchased in most Item ShopsMedicinal HerbCommonObtained from harvesting in most areas, dropped by weaker enemies in most areas and can be purchased in Item ShopsMelonCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in Seafront or FacadeMemory AlloyRareDropped by large robots on level B2 in the Junk HeapMetal PiercingRareDropped by flying shades in the DesertMeteoriteRareObtained from harvesting in The Aerie or the DesertMoldaviteRareObtained from harvesting in most areas or can be purchased at the Material Shop in SeafrontMouse TailCommonObtained from mice outside of the Junk HeapMushroomUncommonObtained from harvesting in the Eastern Road or can be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontMuttonCommonDropped by sheep in the Northern Plains in the first half of the gameMysterious SwitchRareDropped by robots in the Junk HeapNatural RubberUncommonObtained from harvesting in either Seafront or the Southern Plains, or can be purchased from the Materials Shop in SeafrontOld SchoolbookCommonDropped by child-sized shadesPeach MoonflowerUncommonCan be grown by cross-breeding gold and red moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillagePeach Moonflower SeedRareCan be grown by cross-breeding gold and red moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillagePearlUncommonObtained from harvesting in Seafront or can be purchased from the Material Shop in SeafrontPink MoonflowerRareCan be grown by cross-breeding peach and indigo moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillagePink Moonflower SeedRareCan be grown by cross-breeding peach and indigo moonflowers at the protagonist's farm in the VillagePretty ChokerRareDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains in the later part of the gamePumpkinCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in either Facade or the VillagePumpkin SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the VillagePyriteRareObtained from harvesting in the Barren TempleRainbow Spider SilkRareDropped by spiders outside and inside the ManorRainbow TroutUncommonObtained by fishing in the Northern Plains or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontRecovery PotionRareDropped by enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in SeafrontRed MoonflowerCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the VillageRed Moonflower SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Grocer in SeafrontRiceCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontRice Plant SeedlingCommonCan be purchased at the Grocer in either Seafront or FacadeRoyal FernUncommonObtained from harvesting in the Northern Plains or Southern Plains, or can be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontRoyal FishUncommonObtained by fishing on the Eastern Road or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontRusted BucketCommonObtained through fishing at most locationsRusted ClumpUncommonObtained through fishing in the Northern Plains or in the DesertRusty Kitchen KnifeRareDropped by child-sized shades

S-Z

MaterialRarityLocationSandfishCommonObtained by fishing in the Desert or can be purchased at the Fish Shop in SeafrontSapUncommonObtained from harvesting in the Southern Plains or can be purchased at the Materials Shop in the VillageSardineCommonObtained from fishing in Seafront or can be purchased at either the Fish Shop or the Tackle Shop in SeafrontScorpion ClawCommonDropped by scorpions in the DesertScorpion TailUncommonDropped by scorpions in the DesertSea Turtle EggRareObtained from harvesting in SeafrontSeaweedCommonObtained from harvesting in SeafrontSevered CableUncommonDropped by ground-based or flying robots in the Junk HeapShaman FishCommonObtained by fishing in Seafront or can be purchased at either the Fish Shop or the Tackle Shop in SeafrontShellCommonObtained from harvesting in Seafront or can be purchased from the Material Shop in SeafrontSilver OreRareObtained from harvesting in most areas or purchased from the Two Brothers shop outside of the Junk HeapSimple MachineUncommonDropped by robots in Junk Heap or from the giant shade in the Southern Plains and in the Lost ShrineSpeed FertilizerCommonCan be purchased at the Item Shop in SeafrontSpirit CapsuleRareDropped by enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in SeafrontSpirit DropUncommonDropped by enemies or can be purchased in most Item ShopsStarfishCommonObtained from harvesting in SeafrontStopped ClockRareDropped by shades in the ManorStrength CapsuleRareDropped by enemies in the later part of the game or can be purchased in the Item Shop in SeafrontStrength DropUncommonDropped by enemies or can be purchased in most Item ShopsStripped BoltUncommonDropped by ground-based robots in the Junk Heap or purchased from the Two Brothers shop outside of the Junk HeapSubdued BraceletRareDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains in the later part of the game or the flying shades in the DesertTechnical GuideRareDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains and the Lost Shrine in the later part of the gameThick DictionaryRareDropped by shades in the ManorTitanium AlloyRareDropped by ground-based robots (rare) or from large robots on level B2 (common]) in the Junk Heap. Also found in crates in the DLC's third levelTomatoCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in the VillageTomoto SeedCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the VillageTree BranchCommonObtained from harvesting in the Northern Plains or the Southern PlainsTulipCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm at the VillageTulip BulbCommonCan be purchased at the Grocer in SeafrontTwisted RingRareDropped by adult-sized shades in the Northern Plains and the Lost Shrine in the later part of the gameUsed Coloring BookCommon Dropped by child-sized shadesVenisonCommonDropped by deer in the Southern Plains in the first half of the gameWatermelonCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in FacadeWatermelon SeedCommonCan be purchased at the Item Shop in FacadeWheatCommonCan be grown at the protagonist's farm in the Village or can be purchased at the Grocer in the VillageWheat SeedlingCommonCan be purchased from the Florist in the VillageWolf FangCommonDropped by wolves in the DesertWolf HideCommonDropped by wolves in the Desert or can be purchased from the Materials Shop in FacadeWoolUncommonDropped by sheep in the Northern Plains or can be purchased from the Materials Shop in either Facade or the Village

Tips And Tricks

For "Memory Alloy":

Set the difficulty to hard. Skip the first robot on the B2 floor. Go on the rail-cart, and in the very next room a robot will spawn. Kill it, and see what drop you get. If you dont get a Memory alloy, let the remaining small drones kill you. You will respawn just outside the room. Repeat until you get an alloy. When you get that one, go ahead and go to the next room to the south where 2 robots spawn. Kill them and see if you get an alloy, if not, die. Repeat.

Fortune Teller's Dream:

After obtaining all 5 key fragments , a quest will be available at the Forest of Myth. Completing this quest will let you access the "dream" as many times as you like. It's packed with enemies and it's an amazing farm location for a lot of upgrade materials.

I farmed the hell out of it for mostly for:

Dented Metal Bat

Rusty Kitchen Knife

Broken Wristwatch

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