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Welcome to our How to Farm Rupees in Tears of Kingdom guide!
Good gear is hard to come by in the early game, especially when poor Link starts out the adventure with completely empty pockets. Even the basic stuff available at shops can seem expensive when your rupee counter sits at zero. Once you’re down on the surface of Hyrule, more possibilities for farming rupees open up. Keep reading below for our best suggestions and strategies on how to farm rupees!
How to Farm Rupees
Arguably the simplest way of earning rupees. Even in the tutorial section Link will be picking up plenty of weapons, food, ingredients, and materials before finding his way back down to Hyrule. Ingredients by themselves aren’t going to fetch much, but be sure to start experimenting with cooking. Combining ingredients together can result in brand new dishes. And a more complex or developed dish isn’t just good for restoring hearts, but can also fetch a good price at market.
Gemstones are another great way to make rupees early on. Even the tutorial area of Great Sky Island has some caves for Link to search and along the way he should find plenty of glittery stones to mine. You’ll need a weapon with a stone head in order to chip away the rock and discover the stone inside. Stones fused to tree branches work just fine, so don’t waste the durability of your good weapons.
Keep an eye out for the larger glittering rocks – these rarer types often have more valuable stones such a sapphires, rubies, and even diamonds inside.
Blupees are small, little creatures which hop around much like rabbits and put off a shiny, blue glow. You’ll find them outside the entrance to caves, and they are sensitive to Link’s approach. So when approaching a cave entrance, take it slow if you spot this little creatures nearby.
The trick with Blupees is that they will drop rupees when hit. And the more you hit them, the more they will drop. So you’ll want to stay at a bit of a distance and use your bow and arrows. If you can jump and try to use your bow while in the air, which will hold Link in place with a slow down time effect.
When that happens, you can take the opportunity to fire multiple shots at a Blupee, and thus get the multiple rupees.
A citizen of Hyrule, your first opportunity to meet him will be north of Lookout’s Landing. A dedicated employee, he is working hard to uphold signage which advertises the company and its president.
If you help him out he will reward you with 20 rupees, along with a good meal and a third item. The rupees are an obvious boon for such a simple task and you can sell the meal for a bonus, as well.
The best part is that helping Addison isn’t a one time deal! He is putting up these signs all over Hyrule and you should make a point to help him out every time the two of you cross paths.
We mentioned above that cooking recipes can be a good way to earn rupees in the early game. However, we wanted to make special mention of one of the most valuable meals Link can create: the Meat Skewer.
This can take some time because you’ll need plenty of arrows and a good place to hunt. We highly recommend the area around the Snow Field Stable up to the northwest in the Tabantha Snowfield. Stock up on bows and arrows and head out, collecting as much meat as you can in one go.
Once you have a good stock of meat, then it’s time to get cooking. The recipe is simple – simply put five of the same type of meat together in your pot. This will create a Meat Skewer – an item that will not only restore your health to full, but also has the potential to net you between 100-300 rupees if you choose to sell.
This suggestion might be somewhat controversial since on a certain level it could be considered ‘pay to win’. But the amiibos system exists and is well established by Nintendo at this point, so for those lucky enough to have one or more of the amiibos compatible with Tears of the Kingdom it would certainly be silly not to take advantage.
The amiibos have the potential to drop all kinds of materials including meat, fish, fruit, weapons, bows, shields and more. As mentioned above, the food items can be cooked and sold at vendors for a profit. The weapons and shields can also be sold off, as well. Sometimes you might be lucky enough to get an armor piece to drop, and these items are typically valued in-game at 600 rupees. A tidy profit, indeed!
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