In Cadence of Hyrule, similar to Crypt of the NecroDancer, players have the ability to get and spend Diamonds. As a special form of currency, Diamonds let you purchase permanent upgrades (like Heart Containers) after you die. Given the cost of these upgrades and the game’s randomization factor, it can be difficult to quickly acquire everything you’re looking for.
Instead, you’ll need to farm for Diamonds in order to save up enough for all of the upgrades you want, further improving your odds of beating Octavo’s bosses. Having a hard time earning Diamonds? Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to get Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule!
How to get Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule
While you can earn Diamonds by digging breakable walls similar toCrypt of the NecroDancer, the main way to get Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule is by discovering and clearing all enemies out of new areas. Outside of exploration and expanding your map, you can also get repeat Diamonds in special areas like The Lost Woods.
Here, after you’ve cleared all enemies, you can exit and return to reset the area and repeat the process all over again. Given that Cadence of Hyrule is a rhythm game, you’re also rewarded with Diamonds when you maintain an unbroken streak of movement (each move timed to the beat of the music).
When you’re clearing areas like The Lost Woods, try to remain on an unbroken streak to increase the number of Diamonds you receive. Overall, there are many ways to get Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule, which makes sense given they’re used to purchase permanent upgrades. As corny as it sounds, the best way to earn Diamonds is simply by playing the game, clearing new areas, digging walls where allowed, and mastering the rhythm mechanics to get unbroken streaks.
You can also farm for Diamonds in The Lost Woods as the areas reset whenever you exit and enter, giving you new opportunity to hit an unbroken streak as you clear enemies.
Now that you know how to get Diamonds in Cadence of Hyrule, what are your thoughts on the game? Do you like how different it is from Crypt of the NecroDancer, are you finding the game particularly challenging? Let us know down in the comments below! For more on Cadence of Hyrule, check out our recap of the surprise release date announcement at E3 2019!