Now that Zelda: Breath of the Wild has added a DLC-pack worth of content, it doesn’t take long to fill your inventory with a wide variety of foods, critters, monster parts, and minerals when exploring Hyrule. Determining what to keep and what to sell can be a daunting task. This guide will give you some tips for holding onto items you might need, in addition to maximizing your earnings when selling. Learn the most valuable ingredients for recipes, which to keep for quests, and which to ditch. This spreadsheet compiled by dolphinspired on Reddit will help you make those tough decisions.
Depending on which area you are exploring in Breath of the Wild, Link may need certain elixirs. Cook and hold onto a few Chilly Elixirs when traveling through a scorching terrain if your heat-resistant armor isn’t up to par. When selling food items, get almost three times the price by cooking five things into a successful dish. Even when selling a single food item, cook it first for the most money back. Selling a monster part or critter? Concoct an elixir first for higher earnings. Need help figuring out recipes and elixirs? Take a peek in this recipe spreadsheet.
Check the Material Usage spreadsheet for the items required for certain equipment upgrades. For example; voltfruit, sunshroom, and rushroom are required for certain armor upgrades. Sixty swift violets are required to upgrade the Climber’s Set, so keep those until you get that upgrade. Star fragments are valuable for a number of equipment upgrades. Dinraal’s horn is another powerful item for equipment upgrades. Keep an eye on the spreadsheet as you progress through the game and its DLC content to see which upgrades look beneficial to you, and hold onto those items.
It may be smart to keep some other items for use in quests. Wild berry, mushroom, nightshade, armoranth are all quest items. Check the spreadsheet to see which items you may still need. If it’s an item that was hard to find, you may want to save it for the quest. If you’re in need of money and the quest item is easy to grab when you need it, go ahead and unload your items. Ancient gear is required for the Slated for Upgrades quest, so that is worth holding onto.
Ultimately, if they are a dime a dozen, transform it into a dish or elixir if possible and sell it.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.