The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is a different game than its’ predecessor, and this shows in many of the interesting ways it has elevated and tweaked its gameplay systems. One way Nintendo has changed the game is making resources more scarce and forcing the player to find ways to make money that are more than just finding a Rupee in a treasure chest or cutting blades of grass.
One of the many ways to quickly earn Rupees in Tears of The Kingdom, besides using item duplication glitches, is by hunting and cooking. All across Hyrule are animals that, when killed, will give you meat which can be used to cook into various dishes. There are tiers within the types of meat as well – regular Meat, Prime Meat, and finally Gourmet Meat. This guide will show you the best way to hunt and farm Gourmet Meat in Tears of The Kingdom.
Ways To Find Gourmet Meat In Tears Of The Kingdom
First, let’s start with the easiest way to get Meat, which requires very little work. Using the Wolf Link Amiibo will grant you a big ol’ stack of Meat.
Usually you can expect around ten basic Meat to drop alongside one or two Prime Meat. Gourmet Meat may drop, but this is very rare. Basic Meat does not sell for as much as the Gourmet and Prime versions, but it will still be handy for cooking and anything else you might need!The downside of this is the fact that you can only use an Amiibo once per day. So, making this the start of your farming runs will be a good idea going forward.
The best way to get guaranteed Gourmet Meat is by hunting different game in the Hebra region.
You will need to clear the blizzard in the area first before you will be able to start hunting here. While the blizzard is active, animals will be scarce and hard to see. Following the quest line beginning in Rito Village will get this cleared up for you and open the area up to being able to be hunted.
Once the area is clear, you can find Bears, Wolves and Moose (oh my!) all which can drop Gourmet and Prime Meat. Starting your adventure at the Snowfield Stable (-1642, 2567, 0234) is going to be vital to success, acting as a nice warm and comfy hub. Due to the area being covered in snow, bring food or armor that will grant you cold-resistant effects.
Now, to farm Gourmet Meat most efficiently, you will want to go north from the Stable about as far as you can get until you hit a hill. Then, turn south again and head back to the comfy and warm stable. Kill every animal you encounter along the way – arrows are your best bet as they can hit from a distance. There is a giant three headed Ice Gleeok (Denoted by the wonderful X on the interactive map provided by Zelda Dungeon) who is along this route and will definitely try to kill you. The best way to avoid being killed is by not being seen by him. So, try your best to avoid being caught!
Once you get back to the stable, you should go to sleep at the inn there for 20 rupees. Not only will this heal Link, but it will respawn the animals along your path. You will also get some Pony Points as well, which have some amazing rewards such as the ability to register more horses. It’s always a good idea to get them when you can!
After doing this a few times, you should have at least a few pieces of Prime and Gourmet Meat to start cooking with! If you cook a stack of five Gourmet Meat you will get a Meat Skewer which will sell for 315 Rupees. Using this strategy, you can make thousands of Rupees in just a few hours. So if you’re strapped for cash, hit the snowy hills of Hebra!
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