Key Items are Items in Nier Replicant that are required to navigate through the World, complete Quests, and progress in the main story. This page serves to include information the list of Key Items in Nier Replicant, their descriptions, and acquisition.

 

Key Items - NieR Replicant

 

Most Key items are acquired by being discovered and picked up in remote corners scattered across different Locations.  However, some items such as Maps, are are acquired from purchases from Merchants.

 

Key Item  Description Acquisition Use
Moon Key A keycard with the word Moon written on it; It is found in Emil's Manor  Found in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the Moon Door Emil's Manor
Star Key A keycard with the word Star written on it; Found in Emil's Manor Given to Nier by Emil when they meet in his Manor.  Unlocks the Star Door in Emil's Manor
Light Key A keycard with the word Light written on it; Found in Emil's Manor  Found in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the Light Door in Emil's Manor
Darkness Key A keycard with the word Darkness written on it; Found in Emil's Manor  Found in Emil's Manor

 Unlocks the Darkness Door in Emil's Manor

Royal Compass A royal compass that helps the user navigate sandstorms Acquired from the guard on the right hand outside of the King's Manor in Facade To enable the Protagonist to navigate in the Desert during sandstorms
Vapor Moss A medicine to help Yonah's cough  Acquired from the southern gate of the Village before fighting the Jack of Hearts  Allegedly treats Yonah's cough. Kickstarts the Jack of Hearts boss fight.
Max's Herbs Even in death, Max kept these in his mouth Retreived from Max's corpse in the Northern Plains by the water Medicine used to treat the old man villager's heart problem. Used in completing the Quest, A Dog Astray.
Yonah's Ribbon A charming ribbon that Yonah wore in her hair  Acquired from the northern gate of the Vilage  Leads Nier to the Lost Shrine on his search for Yonah
Bronze Key A bronze key found in the Lost Shrine  Found in the Lost Shrine  Unlocks a door required to progress through the Lost Shrine
Boar Tusk A tusk from an old, cunning boar. Fighters in possession of one of these gain the respect of other boars  Acquired by completing the Quest, Boar Hunt  Enables Nier to mount ride wild boars
Potted Freesia A potted freesia, ready for delivery to the Aerie Received from the Seafront Resident below the lighthouse  Required to be delivered to the Aerie to complete the Quest, The Belated Letter
AA Keycard A keycard, marked "AA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement  Found in the Underground Laboratory  in Emil's Manor Unlocks the AA doors in the Underground Laboratory
KA Keycard A keycard , marked "SA," discovered in the manor basement   Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the KA doors in the Underground Laboratory
SA Keycard A keycard , marked "TA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement. Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the SA doors in the Underground Laboratory
NA Keycard A keycard , marked "NA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the NA doors in the Underground Laboratory
HA Keycard A keycard , marked "HA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the HA doors in the Underground Laboratory
MA Keycard A keycard , marked "MA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the MA doors in the Underground Laboratory
YA Keycard A keycard , marked "YA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the YA doors in the Underground Laboratory
RA Keycard A keycard , marked "RA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Under Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the RA doors in the Underground Laboratory
WA Keycard A keycard , marked "WA," discovered in Emil's manor's basement.  Found in the Under Laboratory in Emil's Manor  Unlocks the WA doors in the Underground Laboratory
World Map A map of the entire region  -  A map of the entire region
Nier's Village Map A map of Nier's Village  Automatically acquired in the beginning of the game. Provides a detailed overview of the Village.
Lost Shrine Map A map of Lost Shrine  Acquired in a crate after the first flight of stairs in the Lost Shrine  Provides a detailed overview of the Lost Shrine.
The Aerie Map A map of the Aerie  Purchased at the Village from the Item Shop.  Provides a detailed overview of Aerie.
Seafront Map A map of Seafront Purchased at Seafront from the Item Shop.  Provides a detailed overview of Seafront.
Desert Map A map of the Desert  Purchased at Facade from the Item Shop.  Provides a detailed overview of the Desert
Facade Map A map of Facade  Purchased at Facade from the Item Shop.  Provides a detailed overview of Facade
Barren Temple Map A map of Barren Temple  Given to Nier by Fira before he enters into the temple  Provides a detailed overview of the Barren Temple
Junk Heap Area Map A map of the area near Junk Heap  Acquired outside the Junk Heap  Provides a detailed overview of the Area outside Junk Heap
Junk Heap Map A map of Junk Heap  Acquired from Jakob after speaking to him at the Two Brothers Weaponry.  Provides a detailed overview of Junk Heap
Manor Map A map of Emil's Manor  Given to Nier by Emil when they meet in his Manor.  Provides a detailed overview of Emil's Manor
Forest of Myth Map A map of the Forest of Myth  Purchased at the Village from the Item Shop.  Provides a detailed overview of the Forest of Myth
Underground Laboratory Map  A map of the Underground Laboratory Picked up before the KA doors near the last divider of the first section upon entry  Provides a detailed overview of the Underground Laboratory in Emil's Manor
Northern Plains Map A map of the Northern Plains  Given to Nier by Popola after completing the Prologue  Provides a detailed overview of the Northern Plains
Southern Plains Map A map of the Southern Plains  Purchased at Seafront from the Item Shop  Provides a detailed overview of the Southern Plins
Eastern Road Map A map of the Eastern Road  Purchased at Village from the Item Shop  Provides a detailed overview of the Eastern Road
The Stone Guardian Key The first of the five Key Fragments the Protagonist needs to acquire to access the Shadowlord's Castle Acquired at the Lost Shrine Activates the portal on top of the Lost Shrine that leads to the Shadowlord's Castle when collected with the rest of the Key Fragments
The Law of Robotics Key One of the five Key Fragments required to access the Shadowlord's Castle Acquired at the Junk Heap Activates the portal on top of the Lost Shrine that leads to the Shadowlord's Castle when collected with the rest of the Key Fragments
The Loyal Cerberus Key One of the five Key Fragments required to access the Shadowlord's Castle Acquired at the Desert Activates the portal on top of the Lost Shrine that leads to the Shadowlord's Castle when collected with the rest of the Key Fragments
The Memory Tree Key One of the five Key Fragments required to access the Shadowlord's Castle Acquired at the Forest of Myth Activates the portal on top of the Lost Shrine that leads to the Shadowlord's Castle when collected with the rest of the Key Fragments
Sacrifice Key One of the five Key Fragments required to access the Shadowlord's Castle Acquired at the Aerie Activates the portal on top of the Lost Shrine that leads to the Shadowlord's Castle when collected with the rest of the Key Fragments
Shadowlord's Castle Map  A map of Shadowlord's Castle Obtained in Shadowlord's Castle from Devola and Popola Provides a detailed overview of the Shadowlord's Castle
Elevator Parts A collection of replacement parts for the Junk Heap elevator Obtained in Act 2 from the younger brother in the Junk Heap  Used to repair elevator Ev-B in the Junk Heap found on the first floor

  

 




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