What to Sell and What to Keep in ‘Breath of the Wild’

The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild


In Breath of the Wild, you’ll come across tons of different things that fill up your inventory. Eventually, you’ll find yourself with multiple pages of things like horns, eyeballs and jellies and you might wonder what to do with all this stuff.

Some of the things are so common that you can sell them to make a quick buck or you can create a bunch of elixirs.

Here’s a list to help you figure out what is okay for you to get rid of and things you should keep in your inventory.

Things to Keep

The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild

  1. Ancient Parts
  2. Gems
  3. Food
  4. Armor
  5. Star Fragments

Gems will be used to upgrade armor in the future. For example, upgrading the Hylian armor will use up amber and the same goes for different gems and different armors. This doesn’t mean you have to keep every single gem you come across but just remember they will be used later.

The ancient parts are used to make armor that will give you resistance against guardian attacks and they will also be used for upgrading your Shiekah Slate.

If you do sell these things, it isn’t the end of the world. Gems are plentiful out in the wild and once you upgrade your Shiekah Slate, you’ll be able to track things like gems and food on it. It’s perfectly okay to sell ancient parts and gems for money early on but eventually you’ll need those things to upgrade your armor.

Armor is pretty rare and you’ll need different armor for different circumstances so you should keep all the armor you come across.

Things to Sell

The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild

  1. Cooked Food
  2. Gems
  3. Monster Parts

I know these things appeared on the things to keep but like I mentioned, they are so plentiful that you’ll easily replace them. Diamonds go for about 500 rupees a piece so you’ll be able to get a big stockpile of rupees quickly if you sell them and other gems.

Food is also very common. If you get five pieces of raw meat and turn it into a skewer, you’ll find yourself with something worth over 200 rupees. You could sell ancient parts too if you have no ambition to create ancient armor or if you have the guardian amiibo that will spawn ancient parts for you.

Monster parts are used for elixirs but some of them will stockpile in your inventory so much that there’s no real reason to hang onto them. If you have a stack of about 50 of a certain part, you can get a decent amount of money from them.

If you progress to certain point in the game, you can also trade in your monster parts in exchange for MON, which will be used to get you some new armor, including the Dark Link set. If you plan on doing this, it’s best to hang onto your monster parts.