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V Rising: How to Salvage Items

Salvaging in V Rising isn't rocket science, but you've got to unlock the workstation to do it first.
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Seeing that an item is salvageable but not knowing how to salvage in V Rising can be a little annoying. Having old armor or other items you want to breakdown for their raw materials and being unable to do so only makes the inventory crunch more frustrating. This is how to salvage items in V Rising.

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How to Salvage in V Rising

It might be a while until you can salvage anything in V Rising, depending on where you are progression-wise. Luckily, the ability isn’t too deep into the game, but it’s deep enough that those in their first few hours probably won’t be able to obtain it for a bit.

To start salvaging items, you’ll first need to unlock a particular workstation. Though calling it a workstation might be a little generous.

You need the Devourer to salvage items in V Rising, with it being locked behind slaying a V Blood boss like many of the game’s unlocks. The living chest is similar to Dungeons and Dragons mimic, and it eats what goes in it. This process reverts armor, weapons, and advanced materials into their source components.

The blueprints for the Devourer are held by Lidia the Chaos Archer. Lidia is a Level 30 boss and is prone to wandering the map. Your best bet for hunting Lidia down, as with most V Bloods, is to just track her blood. With luck, she won’t be too far away.

Once you’ve slain Lidia the Chaos Archer and unlocked the Devourer blueprint, you’ll need x12 Plank and x6 Copper Ingot to place it in your castle. After it’s built, simply put the salvageable items into the top section and wait. The broken-down resources will appear in the bottom section and stay there until you collect them.

Limited inventory space can make the wait for the ability to salvage using the Devourer irksome, to say the least. It’s entirely possible to kill Lidia well-under her own level. In fact, Level 25 characters should be able to take her down easily if you can dodge most of her arrows. We were able to slay her before taking on some of the Level 27 bosses.

If you found this guide helpful, check out some of our other V Rising guides.

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