Breath of the Wild: How to Farm Rupees Quickly

Breath of the Wild: How to Farm Rupees Quickly

This is our guide on earning Rupees in Zelda Breath of the Wild as quickly as possible.

If you want to buy items for Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, then you're going to need to get hold of some Rupees. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild Rupees guide, we'll be walking you through how to earn Rupees quickly in Breath of the Wild, so Link's pockets are always full of change.

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How to Make Rupees Fast in Breath of the Wild

Rupees are actually pretty hard to come by in Breath of the Wild. To help you make as many as possible, and as quickly as possible, we've included the best ways to make money below:

  • The Stone Talus - Kill this sub-boss to be awarded with a lovely item drop, complete with numerous high value items. The boss can be tricky if you don't know what you're doing so follow our article on how to defeat the Stone Talus.
  • Climber's Bandana - Hidden inside the secret chest in the Ree Dahee Shrine is a Climber's Bandana. This item is useful early on in the game as it improves Link's climbing ability, but should you choose to sell it it'll fetch 600 rupees.
  • Chest in Ka'O Makagh Shrine - Located in the south of the map, in the back of the Trial room is a block that can be removed by using Magnesis. This reveals a chest that is home to a gold rupee, worth 300 rupees.
  • Ancient materials - Hyrule is full of Ancient Materials if you know where you look for them. Search any of the fallen Guardians and you’ll come away with a bunch of Ancient Material items which you can sell. Fallen Guardians are found around Hateno Fort, east of Duelling Peaks Stable. You can also get Ancient Materials by killing Guardians, but there are plenty to ransack if you’re not up to the task.
  • Cook food items before selling them - You can sell food items you acquire but in their basic form they aren't as valuable as when cooked. In order to maximise your rupee intake make sure you always cook any unwanted food items. Head to our Cooking and Best Recipes guide for more information.
  • Mine ore - Pretty self explanatory, but the black ore deposits scattered around the land can be mined for valuable items. Make sure you've got a mining weapon or else you'll burn through swords very quickly. Other mined items can be very valuable too.
  • Pick up everything and sell all unwanted items to traders - This might be common sense, but it's always worth picking up as many items as you can. These can either be found lying around or dropped when you defeat enemies. Pick it all up and then sell to a trader as soon as possible for extra rupees.
  • Head to the Tbanthan Snowfields to hunt Moose. These will drop Rare Gourmet Meat that can be sold for 100 Rupees a piece to an NPC at the Outskirt Stable. You can even just rest at a campfire to get around the fact you can only trade in 3 per day.
Get lots of these and you'll be minted!

As an example of how much certain things cost in Breath of the Wild, the complete Sheik outfit, found in Kakariko Village's clothing store, will set you back a 1800 rupees. Other tasks, such as registering a horse at a stable, are far less expensive. Something that doesn't cost a thing is killing a Guardian, providing you know how.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Rupee Values and Types

While you have an overall amount of rupees stored, certain types of rupee you pick up are more valuable than others.

  • Green Rupee - 1 rupee
  • Blue Rupee - 5 rupees
  • Red Rupee - 20 rupees
  • Purple Rupee - 50 rupees
  • Gold Rupee - 300 rupees

That's all we have on this subject, but worry not as there's plenty more Breath of the Wild content right here on USG. First off, there's this news story on Twitch Plays beating its first Guardian. After that, be sure to head over to our write-up of the awesome Wind Waker easter egg hidden in the game.

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Tom Orry

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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