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

Ecto: 1711 - 1785 (1517 after tax)
Dust: 1020 - 1021 (867 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-166 per ecto-1.586 per luck1605 dust sale - buy ecto for 1711 - 61 salvage
Have Ecto, (sell Ecto vs. salvage Ecto and sell Dust)27 per ecto0.2597 per luck1605 dust sale - 1517 ecto sale - 61 salvage
(Buy Ecto and salvage Ecto vs. buy Dust), use Dust115 per ecto1.095 per luckbuy dust for 1887 - buy ecto for 1711 - 61 salvage
Have Ecto, (sell Ecto and buy Dust vs. salvage Ecto), use Dust308 per ecto2.94 per luckbuy dust for 1887 - 1517 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

185130154
Long Bow1.84 Wood Logs
158334235278
Scepter1.18 Wood Logs
100213149177
Short Bow1.49 Wood Logs
128270190225
Staff1.54 Wood Logs
132279196232
Trident1.5 Wood Logs
129272191226
Torch1.1 Wood Logs

198139165

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
151202166112
Hammer0.79 Wood Logs / 0.79 Ore
195271220158
Harpoon Gun0.83 Wood Logs / 0.79 Ore
198278225164
Mace0.6 Wood Logs / 0.62 Ore
150208169120
Pistol0.61 Wood Logs / 0.62 Ore
151210170122
Rifle0.82 Wood Logs / 0.76 Ore
193271219161
Shield0.56 Wood Logs / 0.54 Ore
134188152110
Spear0.85 Wood Logs / 0.83 Ore
207288234169

Metal WeaponsSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-23Iron 19-33Iron 34-53Platinum 49-62Mithril 54-80
Dagger1.03 Ore
165165154
Greatsword1.61 Ore144259260243
Sword1.15 Ore102184185172
Warhorn1.41 Ore125227227212

Heavy ArmorSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-23Iron 19-33Iron 34-53Platinum 49-62Mithril 54-80
Helm1.35 Ore120217218203
Shoulder1.08 Ore
173173162
Coat1.88 Ore168303304284
Gloves1.18 Ore104189190177
Leggings1.1 Ore
176177165
Boots1.17 Ore103187188175

Medium ArmorSalvaged MaterialsRawhide 1-20Thin 16-35Coarse 31-50Rugged 46-63Thick 58-80
Helm1.8 Leather Sections155365225501339
Shoulder1.78 Leather Sections154360223495335
Coat2.45 Leather Sections213497308683463
Gloves1.82 Leather Sections157369228507343
Leggings1.69 Leather Sections146342211470318
Boots1.81 Leather Sections156367226504341
Back Item1.7 Leather Sections147344212473320

Light ArmorSalvaged MaterialsJute 1-20Wool 16-33Cotton 31-50Linen 44-63Silk 58-80
Helm1.81 Cloth Scraps162364311427
Shoulder1.95 Cloth Scraps175393335461
Coat3.03 Cloth Scraps274612522718
Gloves1.79 Cloth Scraps161360307422
Leggings2.1 Cloth Scraps189423361496
Boots2.01 Cloth Scraps181405345475

TrinketsSalvaged MaterialsCopper 1-20Silver 25-35Gold 40-50Platinum 55-65Mithril 70-80
Accessory1.58 Ore112

238
Amulet1.61 Ore114

243
Ring1.66 Ore118
102250

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.