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BotW: Keeping track of blood moons

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.

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BotW: Farming diamonds

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.

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BotW: Farming ancient cores and other Guardian parts

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.

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BotW: Stocking up on arrows

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.
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BoTW: Farming giant ancient cores

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.
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