Diamonds play a big role in Cadence of Hyrule, as while they might not operate as the base currency of the game, you will need them to puchase some special items. In our Cadence of Hyrule Diamonds guide, we'll be detailing the best tricks to employ in the game to earn Diamonds as easily as possible.
Cadence of Hyrule Diamonds
In Cadence of Hyrule, Rupees are the base currency of the game, which you can spend in any shop you find in the game to purchase items that are usually single use. For example this includes bombs and arrows, but if you want to purchase the really good stuff, like better weapons and pieces of a Heart to upgrade your vitality, then you'll need to get hold of Diamonds.
You can only spend Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule when you die. Before you select which Sheikah Stone you want to respawn at, you'll find yourself in a shop with a mysterious trader, seen below. It's here that you have the opportunity to spend your accrued Diamonds on any item you see. Unlike Rupees, you don't lose your Diamonds when you die in Cadence of Hyrule.
There are certain elements of randomness in Cadence of Hyrule. One of these is the items on offer in this mysterious merchant's shop when you die. You can find better items like spears that have extended reach over your sword, pieces of Heart, and other really useful items. However the items on offer change every time you die. So, if you don't like any of the items you see enough to spend Diamonds on them, just walk out of the shop, and save your Diamonds for a later item that catches your eye.
How to Earn Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule
The only trouble is, Diamonds are somewhat hard to come by in Cadence of Hyrule. The only proven method of obtaining Diamonds in the game is to maintain an extended streak with moving and attacking correctly to the beat of the music.
Basically, the longer your unbroken streak runs on for, the better chance you stand of obtaining a Diamonds (or two) from the final enemy you slay in one area. Note that Diamonds are only ever dropped by the final enemy you slay in an area, so you're not going to pick up Diamonds from any old random enemy in Cadence of Hyrule.
When you keep repeatedly moving to the beat of the music, without breaking your flow once in Cadence of Hyrule, the Tri Force at the bottom of the screen will light up, emitting a small lightning discharge. When you see this, it means that you're guaranteed to earn a Diamond when you slay the final enemy in your area. If, of course, you can maintain your streak.
If you break your rhythm, you'll get a notification just above Link/Zelda, saying 'Missed Note.' This lets you know that your progress towards powering up the Tri Force and earning a Diamond has been entirely reset, and you'll need to start another unbroken run from scratch. Note that you'll also be temporarily frozen in place for one second if you miss a beat, so it's really in your interest to move in time with the beat whenever you possibly can.