Salvage kits are items used to break down various items into crafting materials and occasionally upgrade components. The salvaging process always destroys the item and consumes one charge of the kit. The more expensive kits are better at recovering upgrade components and generate more of the higher-tier crafting materials than their cheaper counterparts.
Crude kits have 15 uses and are given as leveling rewards and sold by a variety of NPCs. Other standard kits come with 25 charges and can be acquired from most generalist merchants; some are also available from karma vendors. The Copper-Fed and Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic models are specialty kits available at the Gem Store; these kits have unlimited uses and deduct their per-use cost directly from your Wallet, at a slightly cheaper rate than the equivalent standard model. The gem store also sells the Black Lion Salvage Kit, the only one with a 100% chance of recovering sigils, runes, and other upgrade components. Finally, you can create the 250-use Mystic Salvage Kit in the Mystic Forge by combining the three most expensive standard kits with three Mystic Forge Stones.
List of salvage kits
|Type|| Chance of
| Chance of
|Crude Salvage Kit||0%||small (~5%)||32 or 28||15||2.13 or 1.87||Most general merchants and some karma vendors|
|Basic Salvage Kit||10%||20%||88 or 77||25||3.52 or 3.08||Most general merchants and some karma vendors|
|Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic||10%||20%||800||unlimited||3||Gem Store|
|Fine Salvage Kit||15%||40%|| 2 88
|Most crafting merchants/trainers and a few karma vendors|
|Journeyman's Salvage Kit||20%||60%||8||25||32||Primarily at crafting merchants/trainers|
|Master's Salvage Kit||25%||80%||15 36||25||61.44||Primarily at crafting merchants/trainers|
|Mystic Salvage Kit||25%||80%|| 26 24
and 3 
|Crafted in the Mystic Forge|
|Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic||25%||80%||500||unlimited||60||Gem Store for limited periods.|
|Black Lion Salvage Kit||50%||100%||300||25||12||Gem Store|
|Ascended Salvage Tool||?%||100%||2 +1||1||2 +1||Purchased from BUY-4373|
|Ascended Salvage Kit||?%||100%||40 +20||20||2 +1||Purchased from BUY-4373|
- ^ Equivalent to Basic Salvage Kit; slightly cheaper per use.
- ^ Mystic Forge Stones can be acquired from the Gem Store or from various achievement rewards.
- ^ Cheaper per use than Master's Salvage Kits, ignoring the cost of acquiring the Mystic Forge Stones; see the talk page for a discussion of the formulas used.
- ^ Equivalent to Master's Salvage Kit; slightly cheaper per use.
- ^ Also available as a low-chance drop from Chest of Black Lion Goods or Black Lion Chests
The kits listed below can no longer be acquired.
|Type|| Chance of
| Chance of
|Cost||Uses||Cost/Use|| Acquisition |
|Disasembler 3BEK Kit||10%||20%||25||250||0.1||Lionguard Lyns no longer accepts Captain's Council Commendations.|
|PvP Salvage Kit||-||-||96||15||6.4||Removed in the April 2014 Feature Pack. Usable only on PvP items.|