Salvage kit

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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 salvaging 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 merchants. 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[edit]

Type Chance of
rarer materials
Chance of
salvaging upgrades
Cost Uses Cost/Use Sources
Crude Salvage Kit.png Crude Salvage Kit 0% small (~5%) 32 Copper coin
or 28 Karma.png
15 2.13 Copper coin
or 1.87 Karma.png
Most general merchants and some karma vendors
Basic Salvage Kit.png Basic Salvage Kit 10% 20% 88 Copper coin
or 77 Karma.png
25 3.52 Copper coin
or 3.08 Karma.png
Most general merchants and some karma vendors
Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic.png Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic[1] 10% 20% 800 Gem.png unlimited Copper coin Gem Store
Fine Salvage Kit.png Fine Salvage Kit 15% 40% Silver coin 88 Copper coin
or 252 Karma.png
25 11.52 Copper coin
or 10.08 Karma.png
Most crafting merchants/trainers and a few karma vendors
Journeyman's Salvage Kit.png Journeyman's Salvage Kit 20% 60% Silver coin
or 2,800 Karma.png
25 32 Copper coin
or 112 Karma.png
Primarily at crafting merchants/trainers
Master's Salvage Kit.png Master's Salvage Kit 25% 80% 15 Silver coin 36 Copper coin
or 5,600 Karma.png
25 61.44 Copper coin
or 224 Karma.png
Primarily at crafting merchants/trainers
Crude Salvage Kit.png Mystic Salvage Kit 25% 80% 26 Silver coin 24 Copper coin and 3 Mystic Forge Stone.png[2]
or 8,652 Karma.png and 3 Mystic Forge Stone.png[2]
250 10.496 Copper coin[3]
or 34.608 Karma.png[3]
Crafted in the Mystic Forge
Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic.png Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic[4] 25% 80% 500 Gem.png unlimited 60 Copper coin Gem Store for limited periods.
Runecrafter's Salvage-o-Matic.png Runecrafter's Salvage-o-Matic 20% 100% 600 Gem.png unlimited 30 Copper coin Gem Store
Black Lion Salvage Kit.png Black Lion Salvage Kit 50% 100% chance of recovering upgrades 300 Gem.png 25 12 Gem.png Gem Store[5]
Ascended Salvage Tool.png Ascended Salvage Tool ?% 100% chance of recovering upgrades Fractal Relics+1 Gold coin
or 1Laurel.png+1 Gold coin
1 Fractal Relics+1 Gold coin
or 1Laurel.png+1 Gold coin
Purchased from BUY-4373
or Laurel Merchants
Ascended Salvage Kit 5 uses.png Ascended Salvage Kit ?% 100% chance of recovering upgrades 10 Fractal Relics+5 Gold coin 5 Fractal Relics+1 Gold coin Purchased from BUY-4373
Ascended Salvage Kit.png Ascended Salvage Kit ?% 100% chance of recovering upgrades 40 Fractal Relics+20 Gold coin 20 Fractal Relics+1 Gold coin Purchased from BUY-4373
Portable Composter.png Portable Composter ?% n/a 4 Spiritwood Plank.png and Elonian Leather Square.png [6] unlimited Free Crafted as part of Gourmet Training
  1. ^ Equivalent to Basic Salvage Kit; slightly cheaper per use.
  2. ^ a b Mystic Forge Stones can be acquired from the Gem Store or from various achievement rewards.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Equivalent to Master's Salvage Kit; slightly cheaper per use.
  5. ^ Also available as a low-chance drop from Chest of Black Lion Goods.
  6. ^ Crafted with the Cook discipline after learning the recipe while completing the Gourmet Training collection

Discontinued kits[edit]

The kits listed below can no longer be acquired.

Type Chance of
rarer materials
Chance of
recovering upgrades
Cost Uses Cost/Use Acquisition
Disasembler 3BEK Kit.png Disasembler 3BEK Kit 10% 20% 25 Captain's Council Commendations 250 0.1 Captain's Council Commendations Lionguard Lyns no longer accepts Captain's Council Commendations.
Crude Salvage Kit.png PvP Salvage Kit - - 96 Copper coin 15 6.4 Copper coin Removed in the April 2014 Feature Pack. Usable only on PvP items.