Physical Defense 


Physical Defense is damage NieR blocks during combat affected by a few factors: 

(NieR's Level/EXP) + (Equipped Weapon ) + ( Words equipped +%? x2) + (Magic Items for a temporary effect)

Physical Defense is a stat in NieR Replicant that measures NieR's Defense. It is the amount of damage from Enemies and Shades that NieR is able to block or decrease. This is improved as the player progresses in the game, levels up, and gains EXP. 

The Word Prefix perk for Physical Defense is "Ash"  

What can affect or increase NieR's Physical Defense?

Physical Defense is increased by many means in-game. There are different factors that can stack and allow NieRs Physical Defense to increase. 

  • NieR's ability to defend himself against physical attacks changes according to NieR's level and basic stats. As he levels up, his HP bar capacity will also increase
  • The equipped weapon affects overall Physical Defense. Each weapon carries its own stats and strengths. When purchasing a new weapon, an information box will show if the new weapon is an increase or decrease of its Physical Defense, Magic Power, and weapon weight (from very light, light, moderate to heavy and very heavy) compared to the weapon you are currently wielding

  • Words can be bound to weapons and magic to increase overall damage and Physical Defense. Specifically words with the prefix "Ash"  aid with his physical defense. There are around 10 "Ash" words ranging from a 2-30% increase, usable with magic, weapons and martial arts.  Up to two words can be bound to an object at a time, and they are reusable. Words can be bound to multiple weapons as well. 

  • The Physical Defense set of "Ash" word spells particularly have an extra perk attached to each of them. It will be either an increased chance buff to be able to paralyze, confuse,  poison,  or weaken a Shade or a decreased chance of MP and HP drain. 

  • Some items that affect his stats will also be able to temporarily affect his Physical Defense. A Defense drop halves physical damage for 30 seconds. These drops will also usually have a larger capsule equivalent so a Defense capsule will do the same thing, but for 60 seconds.

  • For a guaranteed method of defense, the Dark Wall Sealed Verse is a specific power made for defense against projectiles. It varies and size and can be charged to wrap around NieR as an invincibility shield (with the exception of melee attacks) for guaranteed projectile defense. 





All NieR Stats
Armour Break  ♦  Attack Power  ♦  EXP Rate  ♦  Guard Break  ♦  Item Drop Rate  ♦  Knockback Resistance  ♦  Magic Cost  ♦  Magic Defense  ♦  Magic Power  ♦  MP Recovery Rate  ♦  Physical Strength  ♦  Stats


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