Combo Master achievement in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Combo Master

You pulled off a 100-hit combo.

Combo Master-0.1
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How to unlock the Combo Master achievement

  • Lord RoAlJoLord RoAlJo168,649
    24 Apr 2021 26 Apr 2021
    3 0 3
    The first and easiest place to get this, and also Combo Fanatic, is in what we can call the “prologue” of the game.

    As pointed out by @RabidPiano you will have an easier time getting this achievement during the prologue if you're playing on a higher difficulty.

    If you do miss this at the start of the game, there is a second point you can earn it. I'll note that down below and credit goes to @good Super man for sharing this!

    NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Combo FanaticThe Combo Fanatic achievement in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... worth 17 pointsYou pulled off a 50-hit combo.


    The key thing to remember here is to only use your sword/physical attacks - basically only press cn_X.

    At the very start of the game, when you first meet the characters in a snowy city - you will be bombarded with monsters you have to kill.

    These monsters are easy to kill and they keep coming.

    You will get tips as you play that’ll tell you to use skills, but do not do this. As using your magic abilities doesn’t count towards the combos and will reset it.

    Only your physical (pressing cn_X) attacks count.

    Once you’ve got 50 and then 100 you will have unlocked both of these achievements.

    If you do miss it here you can pick up both achievements by attacking the boar, which’s detailed in the other guide.

    As pointed out by @good Super man There is a side quest during the second part of the game called "A Tale of the Study". There is a shade to defeat here however melee attacks don't work on it. so you can go ham and spam attacks until you unlock the achievements.

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    good Super manI got this achievement during the 2nd part of the game during a side quest called A Tale of the Study which takes place in Emil's Manor. The quest requires you to kill a shade in the study but the shade has a shield on it and your melee attacks do no damage to it but your combo will keep going up.
    Posted by good Super man on 26 Apr 21 at 00:31
    RabidPianoThough it's probably obvious, I'd just like to add that attempting this in the Prologue on Hard difficulty will make it much easier. On Easy or even Normal, the Shades die too quickly to be able to reliably keep your combo rising.
    Posted by RabidPiano on 26 Apr 21 at 12:32
    GazzBabsThanks for this. Started a new game to grab this and the other one.

    Also nice that you’re actually giving credit to people unlike the others.
    Posted by GazzBabs on 04 May 21 at 16:09
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  • Toronto ehhToronto ehh219,834
    26 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021
    3 1 0
    The other guides are some of the options that I will exclude from my guide. I felt that another incredibly easy way to get this achievement is in the Shadowlord's Castle in the last act of the game while fighting "Goose".
    Goose is a huge boar shade that after you "beat" it the first time, will armor up. Once he armors up and is beat the first time, he'll stand up & regenerate his health while starting to release a gas. You can constantly stand there and hit him (as mentioned in the other guides, magic does NOT attribute to the hit count). He won't die and will continue this loop until you choose to go through the door. Using a lance/spear will up your count quicker than a sword as this weapon has more hits in its light string.

    Hope this helps!
  • I8ITackyticsI8II8ITackyticsI8I704,981
    23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 19 May 2021
    2 1 1
    A good opportunity to get this fairly early in the game is during the side quest to kill a boar (recommended difficulty normal or higher - thanks Connok in comments for feedback!)

    Once you unlock side quests (after the first boss), the person who gives you this quest is sitting on crates as you enter the shopping area of your village, opposite a fountain.

    Once you have accepted this side quest, it's time to go hunt the boar in the northern plains!

    The boar is located near the entrance to the aerie. He has a lot of health, but this means more opportunity for hits and the good news is you can stun him, so target him, start swinging your sword at him and when he grunts, hit him with a dark lance - this will stun him. Keep swinging your sword until he grunts again and then hit him with another dark lance and repeat until dead.

    I worked this out after already attacking him but I ended up with a combo of 160 by the time I beat him on hard difficulty. Video for this here :
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    If you missed this, once you get the mission to go to the scrap heap you will get a whole load of smaller shades by the bridge in the northern plains - I got a combo of over 200 killing these. Video below from 0:55 (sorry it's a bit rough/unedited)
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    Last suggestion is the easiest but is fairly far into the game. You will eventually get a side quest "A tale of the study". Attack the enemy in this side quest with cn_X (do not use magic) until you get a combo of 100 or more. I got to 690 before I got bored. Video here:
    Sorry, this Game Clip has been removed


    Happy hunting (both achievements and boars!)
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    ConnokBoar quest on easy is only 75ish
    Posted by Connok on 30 Apr 21 at 12:01
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