Talk:Salvage

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Better Salvaging Through Diet?[edit]

Using a higher quality Salvage Kit can enhance the odds of getting more/better materials from a salvaging operation. Is there any food or booster or condition that can further increase the chances? Separ (talk) 22:35, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

No--Relyk ~ talk < 22:42, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Salvaging Inscriptions Clarification Request[edit]

The page says: "On very rare occasions exotics can also return the inscription required to make it."

It's unclear whether this is saying that the inscriptions are a rare drop (i.e. you have a low probability of obtaining one when salvaging) or that the items from which inscriptions can be salvaged are rare (i.e. most items will never give you an inscription no matter how many you salvage). I could imagine either or both being true, but I don't know either of them for a fact, so I am unable to write a clarification myself. --Felbryn (talk) 19:11, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Clarified. It only applies to weapons with non-craftable prefixes, and it's a rare chance to get the inscription. In the future it may also apply to armor with non-craftable prefixes, to get the insignia, but that's just an assumption until ascended armor crafting is implemented. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 19:27, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

I've salvaged a number of exotic weapons with non-craftable prefixes, and in my experience, the inscription ONLY has a chance to drop if, additionally, the WEAPON is non-craftable. That is to say, I crafted a number of pearl weapons using non-craftable inscriptions, and when I salvaged them, I never got a single inscription. When I salvage looted weapons with non-craftable prefixes, I frequently receive the inscription. My sample size was not very large, but this may bear looking into. 76.100.66.158 15:08, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Ascended Items[edit]

I attempted to salvage some Ascended items I bought with laurels, got as drops, or crafted and was unable to salvage any. Can't prove a negative. Has anyone salvaged any Ascended items? Separ (talk) 17:58, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Proven by querying my API database:
select flag_nosalvage, count(*)
from item_tb
where item_rarity = 'Ascended'
  and item_type in ('Armor','Back','Trinket','Weapon')
group by flag_nosalvage;
Result:
flag_nosalvage count(*)
1 958
All ascended equipment is non-salvageable. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 18:29, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Obviously this has recently changed (i.e. within the last year). Now most, if not all, ascended equipment is salvageable. SarielV 20 x 20px 21:56, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Badges of Honor[edit]

I'm not sure if it's something new with HoT or a bug, but I was able to Salvage some armor from WvW I bought with Badges of Honor and got Badges of Honor back, though I wasn't paying attention to how much I got back. I'll test more later unless somebody else has more info than I do. Doodleplex (talk) 18:07, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Ascended Rings[edit]

Not sure where else to put this, but I've been doing fractals and I've noticed a pattern to ascended rings:

  • Rings give a base of one stack of 2-10 matrices (possibly 1-10?)
  • If the ring is Attuned, then it gives +1 matrix (in a second stack).
  • If the ring is Infused, then it gives a separate stack of 2-10 matrices (possibly 1-10?).

--Imry (talk) 19:57, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Edit: Yeah, 1-10. --Imry (talk) 08:07, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Organized salvage research?[edit]

I've been looking about, but have not so far found any organized salvage tracking aside from Ascended stuff. Am I just missing it? I would love to contribute, and am especially interested in attempting to establish both the average and the range of salvage results. Power of the Mists does not seem to impact salvaging. Does MF? Adeira Tasharo (talk) 14:53, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Magic Find only affects direct drops, Bandit Chests in Silverwastes, and loot boxes from reward tracks. Only the grade of Salvage Kit affects salvaging results. SarielV 20 x 20px 21:57, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

What materials do you get when salvaging back items?[edit]

--175.156.243.239 16:58, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Can stat-selectable exotic armor/weapons be salvaged for insignias/inscriptions?[edit]

If I have a piece of stat-selectable exotic equipment, and I first choose a non-craftable stat on it (such as Magi, Rabid, Shaman, Soldier, Cavalier, etc), and I then salvage the equipment, is there a chance to get the corresponding insignia/inscription?
What if you skip choosing stats and just salvage the item? I'm assuming there will be zero chance of getting any exotic insignia/inscription this way. --138.75.82.239 19:32, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Map Currency Ascended Trinkets & Ascended Recycling[edit]

Can anyone verify that salvaging trinkets purchased with Living Story map currencies (Blood Ruby, Jade Shard, etc) can yield items for the Ascended Recycling collection? I have gotten some items from "original" trinkets (mostly collected in fractals), but not from any of the "new" trinkets. Separ (talk) 15:31, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

efficent salvaging[edit]

so far, i used "master salvage kits" for everything. now i realize i probably wasted a lot of currency. i dont really have any knowledge on the topic, i have just seen this post: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/60579/silver-fed-salvage-o-matic-now-obsolete this is about what i understand from that forum post:

(cost?) efficent salvaging:

Item Rarity Junk: "Copper-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Basic Salvage Kit" Item Rarity Basic: "Copper-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Basic Salvage Kit" Item Rarity Fine: "Copper-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Basic Salvage Kit"

Masterwork "Copper-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Basic Salvage Kit" OR Masterwork if you spend time to sort items, use "Basic Salvage Kit" on items without runes or sigils. use "Master's Salvage Kit" on items with runes or sigils. OR Masterwork "Silver-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Master's Salvage Kit"

Item Rarity Rare below lvl 68: "Copper-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Basic Salvage Kit" Item Rarity Rare lvl 68 and higher: "Silver-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Master's Salvage Kit"

Item Rarity Exotic: "Silver-Fed Salvag-o-Matic" same as "Master's Salvage Kit" (or sell) Item Rarity Ascended: "Ascended Salvage Tool"



. --178.39.253.229 10:05, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Rune and Sigil salvaging[edit]

Is there a page for drop information when salvaging runes or sigils? Daddicus (talk) 20:54, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes! Rune/salvage research and Sigil/salvage research. --Imry 21:18, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Daddicus (talk) 01:58, 20 December 2018 (UTC)