Should You Sell Gems in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? (TOTK)

Should you sell or hold onto gems in TOTK?

by Noah Nelson
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Early on in the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll find gems in caves and wonder if you should sell them. Rupees are extremely hard to come by in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and selling gems like Amber and Ruby can be a great way to get Rupees fast. Here’s the best advice I can give on selling gems or saving them in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Related: How to Get Infinite Rupees in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (TOTK)

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: Should You Save or Sell Gems?

Besides selling for hefty sums of Rupees, gems can be used for Fusing and upgrading your armor.

While each shot is expensive, Fusing a gem to an arrow can deal a lot of damage to a target. You can also Fuse a gem to your melee weapon to boost its attack power by a good amount. I don’t recommend doing this because selling gems are one of the best ways to get Rupees and there are tons of other objects in Hyrule that make for a better Fuse, like the Flux Core 1.

The second reason to not sell gems is because you’ll need them to upgrade your armor later. Each armor piece requires different gems, but it is worth it to keep them because upgrading your armor makes you tougher to kill. Depending on where you’re at in the game, I recommend keeping your gems if you’ve unlocked armor upgrading.

Should You Save or Sell Diamonds in TOTK?

Diamonds are the rarest gems in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Because of this, they fetch a high amount of Rupees when sold. However, Diamonds can grant a big increase to attack power when Fused with a melee weapon.

In my opinion, you should always sell Diamonds. There aren’t many ways to get Rupees in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom which makes Diamonds one of the best ways to get Rupees fast. If you want a lot of Rupees, you should check out the infinite Rupee trick. If you are looking for a great object to Fuse for a boost to attack power, check out the Stone Talus heart.

What Gems Should You Save and What Gems Should You Sell in TOTK?

In my opinion, it is better to sell your gems and get good gear now than hold onto them for Fusing and armor upgrades. You can always farm for Amber and other gems later, but you’ll need to sell your gems to get good armor which allows you to survive for longer.

In short, yes, you can and should sell your gems but know that you’ll want gems later for armor upgrading. By then, you can farm for whatever specific gem you need and feel confident doing so because you sold your gems to buy better armor. While Fusing gems to weapons is good, I recommend avoiding that strategy as there are plenty of other Fuse combinations that are less expensive and more effective.

- This article was updated on May 18th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson has found a home with Gamurs Group. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game on Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion for a year and a half. He has a Bachelor's Degree (with a Magna Cum Laude) in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.