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Rune salvage

Salvage is a type of drop whose only function is to be alchemised or disassembled. Salvage cannot be used, equipped or broken down with a Spring cleaner. Salvage does not stack and can be traded. There are 120 distinct kinds of salvage, divided into five sizes, six tiers and four types in the format: '<size> <type> <metal tier> salvage'.

Salvage was introduced with the Mining and Smithing Rework to replace most smithable equipment on drop tables, with a few exceptions such as arrows or bolts. Drop tables were altered by swapping out equipment for an equivalent salvage. Salvage is of the same tier as the replaced item (e.g. rune items have been replaced with rune salvage) and the type is the closest match to the item being replaced (e.g. platebodies have been replaced with plated salvage). For most salvage, the size corresponds to the number of bars that were required to make the item prior to the rework (e.g. 1 bar = tiny up to 5 bars = huge). Halberds have been replaced with two huge salvages and Rune equipment is converted differently.

Metal tiers[edit | edit source]

The six tiers of salvage are named after the first six Smithing metals (bronze - rune). The tier indicates the base alchemy value of the item, and the amount of components it can yield from disassembly. There is no direct mechanical relationship between salvage and its associated metal - metals can not be made into salvage nor can the spring cleaner be used on it to get ore from it.

While Orikalkum salvage items exist in the game, they are currently unobtainable.

The base values for high alchemy and components are multiplied by the size of the salvage.

Tier Base alchemy Base junk chance
Bronze 20 98.9%
Iron 65 89%
Steel 240 78%
Mithril 600 67%
Adamant 2,000 56%
Rune 8,000 45%

Size[edit | edit source]

These increases work as multipliers for the base high alchemy and component rate. Each salvage gives a base component rate of three.

Size Multiplier Replaced equipment
Tiny Daggers, hatchets, maces, med helms, limbs, swords, gauntlets, boots, claws
Small Scimitars, pickaxes, longswords, full helms, square shields
Medium Warhammers, battleaxes, chainbodies, kiteshields, 2h swords, platelegs, plateskirts, spears
Large No items use 4 bars
Huge Platebodies, halberds (x2)

Rune equipment[edit | edit source]

Rune equipment use a different conversion table due to the value of most drops being reliant on alch values.

Size Multiplier Replaced equipment
Tiny Daggers, hatchets, maces, med helms, limbs, swords, gauntlets, boots, claws
Small 2h crossbow
Medium Scimitars, pickaxes, longswords, full helms, square shields, warhammers, spears
Large Battleaxes, chainbodies, kiteshields, 2h swords, platelegs, plateskirts
Huge Platebodies, halberds (x2)

As an example, a Rune platebody.pngRune platebody will drop huge rune salvage instead which alchs for 40,000.

Type[edit | edit source]

The four types of salvage between them cover all the possible components that can currently be disassembled from smithable gear.

Type Materials Replaced equipment
Often Rarely
Bladed Base parts.pngBase
Blade parts.pngBlade
Metallic parts.pngMetallic
Sharp components.pngSharp
Subtle components.pngSubtle
Dextrous components.pngDextrous
Scimitars, longswords, battleaxes, 2h swords, halberds, hatchets
Spiky Connector parts.pngConnector
Spiked parts.pngSpiked
Crafted parts.pngCrafted
Swift components.pngSwift
Precise components.pngPrecise
Light components.pngLight
Daggers, claws, swords, spears, pickaxes, limbs, 2h crossbows
Blunt Stave parts.pngStave
Head parts.pngHead
Smooth parts.pngSmooth
Stunning components.pngStunning
Direct components.pngDirect
Strong components.pngStrong
Warhammers, maces
Plated Cover parts.pngCover
Plated parts.pngPlated
Deflecting parts.pngDeflecting
Protective components.pngProtective
Heavy components.pngHeavy
Strong components.pngStrong
Gauntlets, boots, med helms, full helms, sq shields, kiteshields, chainbodies, platelegs, plateskirts, platebodies

Spring cleaner[edit | edit source]

The spring cleaner 2000 and higher can automatically use high alchemy on a dropped salvage item, at the cost of a spring. Alternatively, the spring cleaner 3000 and higher can automatically disassemble dropped salvage items for free. Because it does not use a spring, automatic disassembly does not advance the spring cleaner towards its next upgrade.

The spring cleaner's dismantle mode does not work on any salvage items.

Grand Exchange prices[edit | edit source]

Bronze[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 34 34 33 33
Small 67 67 64 67
Medium 104 100 96 100
Large 134 134 134 134
Huge 167 167 167 167

Iron[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 109 109 109 92
Small 217 217 211 217
Medium 325 325 330 325
Large 434 434 434 434
Huge 542 542 565 542

Steel[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 415 400 392 383
Small 847 800 831 800
Medium 1,277 1,200 1,271 1,200
Large 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,600
Huge 1,861 2,000 1,741 2,000

Mithril[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 1,029 886 961 872
Small 2,094 2,000 1,871 2,000
Medium 2,926 3,000 2,667 3,029
Large 4,115 4,000 3,802 4,000
Huge 4,682 5,056 4,379 4,759

Adamant[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 3,076 3,334 2,633 3,182
Small 6,360 6,667 3,980 6,667
Medium 6,472 10,000 5,165 9,628
Large 13,123 13,334 12,779 13,334
Huge 11,283 15,105 9,178 15,165

Rune[edit | edit source]

Size Bladed Blunt Plated Spiky
Tiny 10,777 7,107 7,336 7,101
Small 25,596 26,667 24,329 21,475
Medium 22,952 31,400 22,916 22,882
Large 30,961 50,979 30,902 51,639
Huge 39,180 49,686 39,076 47,686

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the second Mining and Smithing beta, orikalkum salvage was present in the game code, but was unobtainable. It was added a potential future-proofing and just in case a drop needed an item of that value. It was not present in the full release of the rework.