Salvage

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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 into ore 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. This was to make smithing the best way to get metal equipment, rather than combat. 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 alchemy 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 will drop huge rune salvage instead, which alchemises for 40,000 coins.

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.png: Inventory image of Base partsBase
Blade parts.png: Inventory image of Blade partsBlade
Metallic parts.png: Inventory image of Metallic partsMetallic
Sharp components.png: Inventory image of Sharp componentsSharp
Subtle components.png: Inventory image of Subtle componentsSubtle
Dextrous components.png: Inventory image of Dextrous componentsDextrous
Scimitars, longswords, battleaxes, 2h swords, halberds, hatchets
Spiky Connector parts.png: Inventory image of Connector partsConnector
Spiked parts.png: Inventory image of Spiked partsSpiked
Crafted parts.png: Inventory image of Crafted partsCrafted
Swift components.png: Inventory image of Swift componentsSwift
Precise components.png: Inventory image of Precise componentsPrecise
Light components.png: Inventory image of Light componentsLight
Daggers, claws, swords, spears, pickaxes, limbs, 2h crossbows
Blunt Stave parts.png: Inventory image of Stave partsStave
Head parts.png: Inventory image of Head partsHead
Smooth parts.png: Inventory image of Smooth partsSmooth
Stunning components.png: Inventory image of Stunning componentsStunning
Direct components.png: Inventory image of Direct componentsDirect
Strong components.png: Inventory image of Strong componentsStrong
Warhammers, maces
Plated Cover parts.png: Inventory image of Cover partsCover
Plated parts.png: Inventory image of Plated partsPlated
Deflecting parts.png: Inventory image of Deflecting partsDeflecting
Protective components.png: Inventory image of Protective componentsProtective
Heavy components.png: Inventory image of Heavy componentsHeavy
Strong components.png: Inventory image of Strong componentsStrong
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.

List of salvage[edit | edit source]

Bronze[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed bronze salvageBladed Tiny blunt bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt bronze salvageBlunt Tiny plated bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated bronze salvagePlated Tiny spiky bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky bronze salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed bronze salvageBladed Small blunt bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt bronze salvageBlunt Small plated bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated bronze salvagePlated Small spiky bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky bronze salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed bronze salvageBladed Medium blunt bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt bronze salvageBlunt Medium plated bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated bronze salvagePlated Medium spiky bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky bronze salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed bronze salvageBladed Large blunt bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt bronze salvageBlunt Large plated bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated bronze salvagePlated Large spiky bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky bronze salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed bronze salvageBladed Huge blunt bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt bronze salvageBlunt Huge plated bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated bronze salvagePlated Huge spiky bronze salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky bronze salvageSpiky

Iron[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed iron salvageBladed Tiny blunt iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt iron salvageBlunt Tiny plated iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated iron salvagePlated Tiny spiky iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky iron salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed iron salvageBladed Small blunt iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt iron salvageBlunt Small plated iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated iron salvagePlated Small spiky iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky iron salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed iron salvageBladed Medium blunt iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt iron salvageBlunt Medium plated iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated iron salvagePlated Medium spiky iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky iron salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed iron salvageBladed Large blunt iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt iron salvageBlunt Large plated iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated iron salvagePlated Large spiky iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky iron salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed iron salvageBladed Huge blunt iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt iron salvageBlunt Huge plated iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated iron salvagePlated Huge spiky iron salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky iron salvageSpiky

Steel[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed steel salvageBladed Tiny blunt steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt steel salvageBlunt Tiny plated steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated steel salvagePlated Tiny spiky steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky steel salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed steel salvageBladed Small blunt steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt steel salvageBlunt Small plated steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated steel salvagePlated Small spiky steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky steel salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed steel salvageBladed Medium blunt steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt steel salvageBlunt Medium plated steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated steel salvagePlated Medium spiky steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky steel salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed steel salvageBladed Large blunt steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt steel salvageBlunt Large plated steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated steel salvagePlated Large spiky steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky steel salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed steel salvageBladed Huge blunt steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt steel salvageBlunt Huge plated steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated steel salvagePlated Huge spiky steel salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky steel salvageSpiky

Mithril[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed mithril salvageBladed Tiny blunt mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt mithril salvageBlunt Tiny plated mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated mithril salvagePlated Tiny spiky mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky mithril salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed mithril salvageBladed Small blunt mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt mithril salvageBlunt Small plated mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated mithril salvagePlated Small spiky mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky mithril salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed mithril salvageBladed Medium blunt mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt mithril salvageBlunt Medium plated mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated mithril salvagePlated Medium spiky mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky mithril salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed mithril salvageBladed Large blunt mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt mithril salvageBlunt Large plated mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated mithril salvagePlated Large spiky mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky mithril salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed mithril salvageBladed Huge blunt mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt mithril salvageBlunt Huge plated mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated mithril salvagePlated Huge spiky mithril salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky mithril salvageSpiky

Adamant[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed adamant salvageBladed Tiny blunt adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt adamant salvageBlunt Tiny plated adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated adamant salvagePlated Tiny spiky adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky adamant salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed adamant salvageBladed Small blunt adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt adamant salvageBlunt Small plated adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated adamant salvagePlated Small spiky adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky adamant salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed adamant salvageBladed Medium blunt adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt adamant salvageBlunt Medium plated adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated adamant salvagePlated Medium spiky adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky adamant salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed adamant salvageBladed Large blunt adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt adamant salvageBlunt Large plated adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated adamant salvagePlated Large spiky adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky adamant salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed adamant salvageBladed Huge blunt adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt adamant salvageBlunt Huge plated adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated adamant salvagePlated Huge spiky adamant salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky adamant salvageSpiky

Rune[edit | edit source]

Size Salvage
Tiny Tiny bladed rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny bladed rune salvageBladed Tiny blunt rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny blunt rune salvageBlunt Tiny plated rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny plated rune salvagePlated Tiny spiky rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Tiny spiky rune salvageSpiky
Small Small bladed rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Small bladed rune salvageBladed Small blunt rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Small blunt rune salvageBlunt Small plated rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Small plated rune salvagePlated Small spiky rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Small spiky rune salvageSpiky
Medium Medium bladed rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium bladed rune salvageBladed Medium blunt rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium blunt rune salvageBlunt Medium plated rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium plated rune salvagePlated Medium spiky rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Medium spiky rune salvageSpiky
Large Large bladed rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Large bladed rune salvageBladed Large blunt rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Large blunt rune salvageBlunt Large plated rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Large plated rune salvagePlated Large spiky rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Large spiky rune salvageSpiky
Huge Huge bladed rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge bladed rune salvageBladed Huge blunt rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge blunt rune salvageBlunt Huge plated rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge plated rune salvagePlated Huge spiky rune salvage.png: Inventory image of Huge spiky rune salvageSpiky

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For specific salvage items, see the item pages.

For a list of all drop sources of any type/size/metal salvage, see Salvage droppers.

Specific types:

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Easy and Medium Treasure Trail clue rewards will now reward their equivalent in type and size of salvage for rewards that would previously be smithable items.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • Salvage and Stone Spirits are now in the correct category on the website.
    • Spears on drop tables have been replaced with salvage.
    • The Spring Cleaner will once again upgrade as it uses charges when high alching salvage.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • All smithable items on drop tables have been replaced with new "salvage" items which alch for what the smithable items used to alch for.

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 as 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.
  • Initially some salvage, such as huge spiky rune salvage, was unobtainable outside of trading with Elof due to having no types of equipment that correspond with the number of bars needed to smith that type, until they were added to drop tables of newer monsters.