Salvaging is a skill that most professions in Rift come with. Items you salvage may return part of the materials you used to make them. It is always wise to salvage at least some of what you make because returned materials mean less time you have to spend farming for more. Or less cash you are spending if you buy from the auction house.
The salvaging ability will be found in your spellbook if it isn't already on one of your action bars. To salvage an item, it must be something you have made, or a similar item type. You can salvage items you craft or get off mobs, but only those with + stats. Most items will say whether they are salvageable, or not, on the tooltip.
Recipes that use salvaged materials are in the game now and can be purchased from the daily quest vendors in the crafting area of Meridian and Sanctum. Daily quests give Artisan Tokens that you can use to buy these recipes.
You can also get salvaged ingredients from the Daily Crafting quest reward boxes or bags of goods.
|Cloth||Outfitter||5 Cloth Squares||1 Salvaged Cloth|
|Cloth||Outfitter||5 Reclaimed Cloth||1 Unfinished Fabric|
|Cloth||Outfitter||5 Processed Cloth||1 Rugged Fabric|
|Cloth||Outfitter||5 Refined Cloth||1 Unwoven Threads|
** Salvaged cloth can be found by salvaging any cloth based type of gear.
|Leather||Outfitter||5 Leather Strips||1 Salvaged Leather|
|Leather||Outfitter||5 Leather Pieces||1 Reclaimed Leather|
|Leather||Outfitter||5 Processed Leather||1 Well-Worn Leather|
|Leather||Outfitter||5 Impressed Leather||1 Refined Leather|
** Salvaged leather can be found by salvaging any leather based type of gear.
|Metal||Artificer, Weaponsmith, Armorsmith||5 Metalic Bits||1 Salvaged Metal|
|Metal||Artificer, Weaponsmith, Armorsmith||5 Metal Fragments||1 Reclaimed Metal|
|Metal||Artificer, Weaponsmith, Armorsmith||5 Metal Chunks||1 Processed Metal|
|Metal||Artificer, Weaponsmith, Armorsmith||5 Metal Widgets||1 Refined Metal|
** Salvaged metal can be found by salvaging any metal based type of gear including: plate, chain, weapons, totems, rings, necklaces, etc.
|Wood||Artificer, Weaponsmith||5 Salvaged Wood||1 Lumber Sample|
|Wood||Artificer, Weaponsmith||5 Smooth Lumber||1 Reclaimed Wood|
|Wood||Artificer, Weaponsmith||5 Refined Wood||1 Wooden Piece|
|Wood||Artificer, Weaponsmith||5 Preserved Lumber||1 Processed Wood|
** Salvaged wood can be found by salvaging any wood based type of gear such as staves and bows.
|Gem||Artificer||5 Gemstone Fragments||1 Slavaged Gem|
|Gem||Artificer||5 Irridescent Powder||1 Reclaimed Gem|
|Gem||Artificer||5 Clear Crystal||1 Processed Gem|
|Gem||Artificer||5 Glimmering Fragment||1 Refined Gem|
** Salvaged gem parts can be found by salvaging Artificer made items that have a gem in the recipe.
|Bone||Artificer||5 Bony Fragment||1 Reclaimed Bone|
|Bone||Artificer||5 Shiny Tooth||1 Processed Bone|
|Bone||Artificer||5 Sturdy Jaw||1 Refined Bone|
** Salvaged bone parts can be found by salvaging Artificer made totems that have bones and/or teeth in the recipe.
|Inert||Apothecary||5 Shard Fragments||1 Inert Shard|
|Inert||Apothecary||5 Stone Fragments||1 Inert Stone|
|Inert||Apothecary||5 Gem Fragments||1 Inert Gem|
|Inert||Apothecary||5 Crystal Fragments||1 Inert Crystal|
|Inert||Apothecary||5 Prism Fragments||1 Inert Prism|
** Salvaged Essence parts can be found by salvaging Planar Essences of any level.
And here's a shout out of thanks to Glorianis on Corthana for helping to fill in some blanks on this page.