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Diablo 4 Salvage Items: All Materials For Upgrades & Crafting

Find out how to salvage items in Diablo 4, and all the crafting/upgrade materials you can get per item type and quality.
Diablo 4 Salvage Items: All Materials For Upgrades & Crafting

ARPGs are all about the loot, and Diablo 4 is no different. In your journey across the regions of Sanctuary, you will find a plethora of items, and let's be honest; you will want to get rid of them or upgrade your current gear asap in Diablo 4 every time you find a new, shiny drop. That's where Diablo 4's salvaging system comes into play.

This guide explains everything you need to know about salvaging items in Diablo 4, from how you can actually do it to the crafting/upgrade materials gained from salvaging different types and qualities of items.

Update on 12 July 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information about salvaging items in Diablo 4.

How To Salvage Items in Diablo 4

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Visit a Blacksmith in Diablo 4 to start salvaging those unwanted items. (Picture: Blizzard)

Before you can start salvaging items, you will need to unlock the Blacksmith in Diablo 4 at level 10 by completing a Priority Quest. From here, you can freely salvage items by using various blacksmiths across Sanctuary, situated in towns, settlements, and even after clearing Strongholds.

Diablo 4 makes day-to-day salvaging of unwanted items easy, with a button that allows you to salvage all items (ignores Uniques, Legendaries, or altered items). Furthermore, Blizzard has added the option for players to mark items as Junk. This means you can quickly and easily salvage any items you choose without any restrictions in place.

It is important to note that items you salvage automatically get their transmog added to your list. Furthermore, if Gems are socketed into items, they will be added to your inventory after salvaging said items.

All Diablo 4 Crafting/Upgrade Materials From Salvaging

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Yes, it is possible to salvage Unique items in Diablo 4. (Picture: Blizzard)

Different types of Diablo 4 item qualities/rarities offer different crafting/upgrade materials from salvaging. Furthermore, it also depends on the item type; for example, weapons, armors, and jewelry all provide you with different types of crafting materials from Salvaging.

To make things easy on those new to Diablo 4 or ARPGs in general, we have four tables below featuring the materials gained from salvaging different item types and rarity/quality.

D4 Salvaging Weapons Materials Gained:

Weapon Quality/Rarity Crafting/Upgrade Materials Earned
Common Weapon 1 to 2 Iron Chunks
Magic Weapon 1 Silver Ore, 1-2 Iron Chunks
Rare Weapon 1 Veiled Crystal, 1-2 Iron Chunks
Legendary Weapon 1 Baleful Fragment, 1 Veiled Crystal, 1-2 Iron Chunks
Unique Weapon TBC

D4 Salvaging Armor Materials Gained:

Armor Quality/Rarity Crafting/Upgrade Materials Earned
Common Armor 1-2 Rawhide
Magic Armor 1 Superior Leather, 1-2 Rawhide
Rare Armor 1 Veiled Crystal, 1-2 Rawhide
Legendary Armor 1 Coiling Ward, 1 Veiled Crystal, 1-2 Rawhide
Unique Armor TBC

D4 Salvaging Jewelry Materials Gained:

Jewelry Quality/Rarity Crafting/Upgrade Materials Earned
Common Jewelry 1 to 2 Iron Chunks
Magic Jewelry 1 Silver Ore, 1-2 Iron Chunks
Rare Jewelry 1 Veiled Crystal, 1-2 Iron Chunks
Legendary Jewelry 1 Abstruse Sigil, 1 Veiled Crystal, 1 to 2 Iron Chunks
Unique Jewelry TBC

At the time of writing, as you can see from the tables below, the only thing missing is the materials you can get from salvaging Unique items, which will update as soon as information becomes available. 

So there you have it, how you can salvage items in Diablo 4 and the types of crafting/upgrade materials you will get from each type and rarity. We will endeavor to update this article if/when any of this information changes.


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