Nier Replicant: Items That Are Safe To Sell

Lots of video games throw excess materials at the player, but not quite with the same gusto as Nier Replicant. A rather faithful remake of 2010’s original Nier, Replicant really only changes two key details: the main character and the core combat. Otherwise, Nier is exactly as it was – as sad as it is grindy. Striving for 100% completion in Nier Replicant can feel like an exercise in futility, especially while trying to rack up some spending money.

When it comes down to it, most items in Nier Replicant just aren’t safe to sell. Side quests and the weapon upgrade system demand that you hold onto as many materials as you can. Uninformed selling isn’t safe in Nier since it can lead back to a grueling grind in the long term. It pays to know what you can and can’t actually sell in Nier Replicant.

Select Animal Parts

Animals appear in abundance during Nier Replicant’s first half before being mostly culled after the time skip. There are still animals present during Part 2, but a large majority have gone missing. All the same, it’s not like every animal can be comfortably hunted for sellable parts. Only the following materials are safe to sell without worry:

  • Bat Fang
  • Bat Wing
  • Boar Hide
  • Boar Liver
  • Boar Meat
  • Deer Antler
  • Giant Spider Silk
  • Goat Meat
  • Rainbow Spider Silk
  • Scorpion Tail
  • Wolf Fang

It’s worth keeping in mind that Bats, Deer, and Spiders all disappear in Part 2. Similarly, Sheep are gone as well – depriving players of their source of Wool and Mutton (both needed for side quests). Boars and Goats can only be found in the Southern Plains post time skip while Wolves and Scorpions litter the Desert outside Facade.

Shade Books

Whereas dead animals need to be stripped for parts, Shades drop materials on death. A good number of Shade drops are used for weapon upgrading and the assorted side quests, but there are a surprising amount that are designed to be simply sold. Anything with “book” in the title can be comfortably exchanged for gold.

  • Closed Book
  • Grubby Book
  • Old Schoolbook
  • Technical Guide
  • Thick Dictionary
  • Used Coloring Book

Even though books don’t sell for too much, they drop frequently and Shades start showing up in greater numbers starting with Part 2. It’s also worth selling off some books whenever you see a shop, especially since they’ll only pile up on repeat playthroughs.

Leather Goods

Along with books, Shades also drop leather goods that can be sold off at stores. Anything with “Leather” in the title is safe to sell, but there are two other leather materials that aren’t tied to any side quests or upgrades.

  • Dirty Bag
  • Flashy Hat
  • Leather Boots
  • Leather Gloves

Leather goods won’t drop as often as books, but Shades show up enough during the second half of the game where you’re bound to find enough to plump your wallet.

Flowers & Select Crops

Nier Replicant features a robust farming system that’s very easy to ignore, but should not be missed by anyone looking to make money. The fastest and easiest way to earn gold in Nier is to simply grow flowers and crops to sell. Some crops (especially produce) are tied to side quests, but the following can be comfortably grown to sell.

  • Beans
  • Bell Pepper
  • Blue Moonflower
  • Dahlia Flower
  • Freesia Flower
  • Gold Moonflower
  • Gourd
  • Indigo Moonflower
  • Lunar Tear
  • Peach Moonflower
  • Pink Moonflower
  • Red Moonflower
  • Tomato
  • Tulip Flower

Do keep in mind that the Indigo, Peach, and Pink Moonflowers all need to be grown by splicing different seeds together in your garden. Similarly, the Lunar Tear is an extremely rare flower that requires you to splice multiple hybrid flowers (Indigo, Peach, and Pink) together for a White Moonflower. It’s all worth it to have a steady stream of money coming in, though.

Select Fish

Just like Farming, Fishing is an often overlooked gameplay mechanic in Nier Replicant that’s designed to help players make money. While fishing is difficult at first, the Fisherman’s Gambit quest line will gradually improve your fishing skills – allowing Nier to reel in tougher fish. Each quest requires the player to hand over a different set of caught fish, but they can always be caught and sold after the fact.

  • Fish from any prior Fisherman’s Gambit quests
  • Rhizodont

Outside from any fish caught for the Fisherman’s Gambit questline, the only safely sellable fish is the Rhizodont, which is also the single hardest fish to catch in the game. Catching the Rhizodant requires completing the entire Fisherman’s Gambit quest, but it’s worth it to be able to sell one of the highest value items in the game.

Next: Nier Replicant: The Fisherman’s Gambit Quest Walkthrough

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