In Tears of the Kingdom, the ore deposits on The Surface and the Sky Islands can be mined for gems. Common gems like Amber and Opal can be sold to merchants for a modest price. Rarer jewels like the sapphires are better suited being sold or hoarded for armor enhancements.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, an action-adventure game, has several gameplay elements that are reminiscent of earlier games in the series. There are many aspects in the game that are echoes of the original The Legend of Zelda games, from uncovering hidden “dungeon-like” places with optional boss encounters to combing the wide world for rare items.
The sequel places a strong emphasis on resource collection, much like the first game, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. As you travel Hyrule, you’ll come across a variety of uncommon materials and resources, both as drops from optional boss battles and from the secret treasure boxes concealed all over the place.
The quantity of mineral reserves near Hyrule appears to have expanded as a result of the Upheaval in Tears of the Kingdom. The Sapphires, a rare gem, are selling for less rupees than their Breath of the Wild counterparts, as returning players may have observed. Sapphires are even harder to find because they only appear in one kind of mineral deposit.
Where to Farm Sapphires in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Taluses or Rare Ore Deposits can be used to farm sapphires:
- Rare Ore Deposits, as opposed to typical ore deposits, contain golden ore protruding from them. Players can farm rarer gems like Diamonds, Rubies, and, of course, Sapphires by breaking a Rare Ore Deposit.
- Compared to rubies and topaz, sapphires are slightly less likely to drop from rare ore deposits. In the worst-case scenario, cracking open a deposit might only yield a piece of Amber or Flint. It might not be the most effective way to farm sapphires, but it is the one that is more “common”.
- In Goron City, players can purchase Sapphires for 600 Rupees each.
- Sapphires and other valuable gems can be found after defeating a Frost Talus or a Stone Talus (Rare). Sapphires are the gem that Frost Taluses are most likely to drop than any other.
Finding & Take Down a Frost Talus
There are more Stone Talus (Rare) in Hyrule than Frost Talus, despite the fact that they are not particularly prevalent. Players that are purely farming sapphires should look for a Frost Talus instead. Thankfully, there is a Frost Talus at -2690, 3351, 0240 west of the Sisun Shrine. In actuality, players must defeat this adversary in order to obtain the Green Shrine Crystal necessary to open the Sisun Shrine.
Players may want to pack accordingly before traveling to the Hebra Mountains because Frost Taluses are located in cooler areas. It is possible to purchase the Snowquill Set in Rito Village, although it is also possible to get by with just the Archaic Warm Greaves and a flame weapon (a weapon fused with an Igneo Talus Heart or a Ruby). Cooking a dish using hot components, such spicy peppers, can help you get over a cold as well.
Bring fire-related items or weapons, such as fire fruit. Armor that can withstand the cold should be worn. Another action that players might want to take is to carry a weapon that is effective against stone and mineral deposits. This might be a Cobble Crusher or anything else fused with an iron ball or a boulder.
How to Defeat Frost Taluses:
- Link will immediately become frozen if he tries to climb a Frost Talus. Throw a Fire Fruit at the Talus’ body to warm it up, or combine a Fire Fruit with an arrow.
- Climb up to the mineral or gem deposit on the Talus’ head once its body has warmed up.
- Throw another Fire Fruit at its body or arms if this occurs because the Frost Talus will eventually freeze its body.
- Try turning Bomb Flowers into arrows and shooting them at the Talus’ ore deposit if Link is having trouble staying on its head.
Any of the following jewels, along with a Frost Talus Heart, will be dropped once the Frost Talus has been vanquished:
A melee weapon or a shield can be created by fusing the Frost Talus Heart. Players must fuse it right away; else they must leave it alone because it cannot be placed in Link’s inventory. A Frost Talus Heart that has been fused will give Link’s weapon an ice attack. Additionally, it increases his level of heat resistance, making it suitable for use in the Gerudo Region.
How to Use Sapphires
There are three methods to use sapphires:
- They are able to be fused to arrows or weapons.
- They are available for 150 Rupees from a merchant.
- They may be used to upgrade certain kinds of armor.
Link’s sapphires cost 150 Rupees each, and an ordinary merchant will purchase them. He can, however, sell them to Ramella, a Gerudo trader in Goron City, if he gathers 10 Sapphires. She offers 1700 Rupees to purchase 10 Sapphire. Rubies, Diamonds, and Topaz will also be rotated by her. If Link refuses to give her the Rubies, she won’t move on to the next gem if she demands 10 Rubies. She occasionally makes a three- to four-times-in-a-row request for the same diamond. As a result, even though Ramella will pay more for the ore, this strategy may not always work since Link needs to have 10 of three different gems.
A weapon or arrow can have an ice attack by being fused with a sapphire. They work best when fused to Magic Scepters and other tools of a same nature. The way a Sapphire-weapon works is different from how an Ice-Breath Lizalfos Horn works since it works more like a wand than a sword or lance.
Nintendo Switch users can play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.