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Luck and Basic Salvage Tool
Luck from Ecto = 105
Luck from Masterwork = 30
Luck from Fine = 11

Ecto: 1631 - 1634 (1388 after tax)
Dust: 900 - 942 (800 after tax)
Number of Dust per salvaged Ecto with Master/Mystic/SFSoM: 1.85
Note: I reversed these so they display profit instead of cost (higher positive numbers = better)
The cost of salvaging ecto (positive numbers = profit for you):
Scenario DescriptionProfit per ectoProfit per luckProfit breakdown if salvaging
Buy Ecto, salvage Ecto, sell Dust-210 per ecto-2.007 per luck1481 dust sale - buy ecto for 1631 - 61 salvage
Have Ecto, (sell Ecto vs. salvage Ecto and sell Dust)31 per ecto0.299 per luck1481 dust sale - 1388 ecto sale - 61 salvage
(Buy Ecto and salvage Ecto vs. buy Dust), use Dust-27 per ecto-0.2571 per luckbuy dust for 1665 - buy ecto for 1631 - 61 salvage
Have Ecto, (sell Ecto and buy Dust vs. salvage Ecto), use Dust215 per ecto2.049 per luckbuy dust for 1665 - 1388 ecto sale - 61 salvage


Max price to pay for Fine/Masterwork (to buy material cheaper than just buying it straight off the TP's buy order price), salvage with Crude/Basic/CFSoM:
Purpose is to use / Purpose is to sell
Don't show all items below: 100 (-10c / +10c)
Wood WeaponsSalvaged MaterialsGreen 1-20Soft 16-33Seasoned 31-48Hard 46-63Elder 59-80
Focus1.03 Wood Logs

136
167
Long Bow1.84 Wood Logs
138246156300
Scepter1.18 Wood Logs

156
191
Short Bow1.49 Wood Logs
111198126242
Staff1.54 Wood Logs
115205130251
Trident1.5 Wood Logs
112200127244
Torch1.1 Wood Logs

146
178

Wood+Metal WeaponsSalvaged MaterialsGreen 1-20
Copper 1-23
Soft 16-33
Iron 19-33
Seasoned 31-48
Iron 34-53
Hard 46-63
Platinum 49-62
Elder 59-80
Mithril 54-80
Axe0.53 Wood Logs / 0.66 Ore
153180120137
Hammer0.79 Wood Logs / 0.79 Ore
196237158190
Harpoon Gun0.83 Wood Logs / 0.79 Ore
199242162197
Mace0.6 Wood Logs / 0.62 Ore
151182122145
Pistol0.61 Wood Logs / 0.62 Ore
152184123147
Rifle0.82 Wood Logs / 0.76 Ore
193236157193
Shield0.56 Wood Logs / 0.54 Ore
134164109132
Spear0.85 Wood Logs / 0.83 Ore
207252168203

Metal WeaponsSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-23Iron 19-33Iron 34-53Platinum 49-62Mithril 54-80
Dagger1.03 Ore
177170118
Greatsword1.61 Ore148278268187125
Sword1.15 Ore105198191132
Warhorn1.41 Ore129243235163109

Heavy ArmorSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-23Iron 19-33Iron 34-53Platinum 49-62Mithril 54-80
Helm1.35 Ore124233224156104
Shoulder1.08 Ore
186179124
Coat1.88 Ore174326314218147
Gloves1.18 Ore108203196136
Leggings1.1 Ore100189182126
Boots1.17 Ore107201194135

Medium ArmorSalvaged MaterialsRawhide 1-20Thin 16-35Coarse 31-50Rugged 46-63Thick 58-80
Helm1.8 Leather Sections135322324673284
Shoulder1.78 Leather Sections133319321665281
Coat2.45 Leather Sections185440443917388
Gloves1.82 Leather Sections136326328680287
Leggings1.69 Leather Sections126302304631267
Boots1.81 Leather Sections136324326676286
Back Item1.7 Leather Sections127304306635268

Light ArmorSalvaged MaterialsJute 1-20Wool 16-33Cotton 31-50Linen 44-63Silk 58-80
Helm1.81 Cloth Scraps159351252491
Shoulder1.95 Cloth Scraps172379271530
Coat3.03 Cloth Scraps269590424825
Gloves1.79 Cloth Scraps157347249486
Leggings2.1 Cloth Scraps185408293571
Boots2.01 Cloth Scraps177390280546

TrinketsSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-20Silver 25-35Gold 40-50Platinum 55-65Mithril 70-80
Accessory1.58 Ore114

183123
Amulet1.61 Ore116

187125
Ring1.66 Ore120

192129

Help and Info:
 ● Gives cost info on items that give luck
 ● Ectos give the most per salvage (and can be salvaged quicker), but also tend to cost a lot for each luck you get. I included several ways to handle ectos, depending if you're buying them or already have them, or selling them or using them.
 ● Positive values per luck mean you lose that much, negative values mean you gain that much. (negative means you should do it even if not looking for luck).
 ● Some blue and green items give valuable materials cheaper than they can be purchased in the TP (sometimes even able to sell it at a profit). The table will tell you which items and the max price you should pay to break even compared to just buying that material off the TP for buy order prices.  The cheaper you buy an item below this amount, the more profit you will make.
 ● 'Dont show all items below' will not show number values (just an empty box) for that item/level if the amount needed to buy below is less than this amount (it's likely it's just not possible to buy items cheaply enough)
 ● All calculations include the cost and chance of promotion of an Infinite kit; 3c per salvage, 12% chance of higher tier

● Basic Materials Salvage Drop Rates:
 Crude has 10% chance of higher tier
 Basic/Infinite has 12.5% chance of higher tier
 Fine has 13.75% chance of higher tier
 Journeyman has 15% chance of higher tier
 Master/Mystic has 16.25% chance of higher tier
 BLSK has 22.5% chance of higher tier

If you're not sure what level is the best to open masterwork bags at: Silverwaste's chart is pretty good.