The blood moon mechanic in Breath of the Wild is a key part of the game. Early on, the blood moon can just feel like a way to make the game harder. But later on, it’s clear that each blood moon provides a chance to get valuable resources. This post describes a simple way I use to keep track of the blood moon cycle. It also describes an odd glitch where the blood moon reset occurs without the cut scene playing.
Paya’s secret correspondence
Everyone who’s made it to Breath of the Wild‘s Kakariko village knows Paya: the shy and dutiful grand-daughter of Lady Impa, she spends her waking hours caring for Impa’s great house and devotedly tending to the religious and cultural icons of the village.
But Paya is not all she seems. It’s not just her birthmark which is hidden: her letters reveal concealed strengths and determination, as well as an undercover mission of grave importance to the future of Hyrule…
Diamonds are the most valuable gems you can come across in Breath of the Wild. As well as fetching a high price from merchants, they are also used for dyeing and upgrading armour. But perhaps their most important use is in having the champion weapons remade when they break. This post describes the most reliable place in the game to find diamonds.
Ancient parts, especially ancient cores and giant ancient cores, are used in Breath of the Wild for crafting ancient weapons and arrows, and for upgrading the game’s powerful ancient armour. This post describes some easy locations that consistently provide the best drops of ancient parts, including drops of multiple cores.
The availability of arrows in Breath of the Wild can be confusing – and running out of arrows can be a nightmare, especially in the early game! So it’s important to understand the basic mechanism the game uses to ensure a good supply of arrows from the various shops and merchants scattered throughout Hyrule.
Giant ancient cores are one of the hardest items to obtain in Breath of the Wild, but also pretty essential for acquiring and upgrading important weapons and armour. This post explains one reasonably fool-proof and safe way to farm them. The drop rate of giant ancient cores in this location over time is 1 in 8.
There are probably more misconceptions and misunderstandings about food and cooking than any other aspect of Breath of the Wild. This article sets out to clarify a few basic concepts and principles, so you can make the best use of the resources you’re gathered. Understanding these key ideas will help you avoid wasting those precious goodies!
Want better weapons?
Did you know that weapons in shrine chests can be upgraded as you progress through Breath of the Wild? Online guides identify which specific weapons are found in shrine chests, but if you visit the shrine later in the game you may find much more powerful weapons than you expected!