There are 5 different tiers of salvage kits, so it can be confusing as to which to use and on what. Luckily, there’s a handy method to follow that will greatly simplify the process.

Black Lion Salvage Kit: Use on exotics that you want the rune or sigil from, or that might give you an inscription (such as Dire stats).

Master/Mystic Salvage Kit: Use on rares level 68+ for a good chance at ectoplasm. You can also use it on exotics that have worthless upgrade components and are made with craftable stats (such as Berserker).

Basic Salvage Kit:¬†Everything else. I’m not kidding. Math has been done that says, basically, your chances of recovering a slightly better material aren’t worth the extra money you’ll end up spending on the kits. If you can afford it, the Salvage-o-Matic is equivalent to a basic kit, only with unlimited uses. It’s one of the most highly recommended items on the gem store among the people I know.


Last updated: September 19, 2016 at 5:16 am