Salvage & Repair System in New World

In New World, in order to repair your gear you must have the appropriate amount of repair parts and a little coin to pay. Repair parts are a unique resource that’s used to repair items, and cannot be traded, sold, or purchased. In order to obtain repair parts you must salvage weapons and armor that you no longer need. When you salvage gear there is also a chance at a perfect salvage that will yield you with some special resources. In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about the New World Gear Repair and Salvage system.

How to Salvage Items In New World

During your adventures in Aeternum, you will come across both weapons and armor that are not very useful to you. Either they are much lower tier than you would want to use, or simply not an item you’re interested in equipping. When this happens you can salvage that gear by hovering over the item you want to salvage and pressing c and left click (You can also hold CTRL, press C, and left click to quick salvage without a confirmation screen). This will then salvage that item and you will obtain repair parts, as well as, some gold. The number of repair parts and the amount of gold you receive will depend on the tier of item that you salvage.

You can also get lucky and have a perfect salvage that will reward you will additional items, and salvaging expedition named items will reward you will a special material called materia.

It’s important to note that repair parts are capped at 2,000, so you can’t just horde up hundreds of thousands of repair parts, however, you can craft repair kits that can be traded or sold. 

Mass Salvage

You can also choose to mass salvage items within a particular category in your inventory. For example, if you have a lot of green pieces of armor that you have obtained and don’t want to keep you can salvage them all at once. You can do this by selecting the salvage all option within a particular category.

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Selecting this option will bring up a menu of the different rarity options. In this case you would simply select the “Uncommon” option and click confirm. Be aware that this will in fact salvage all the green items with that category. If there is one you want to keep make sure you lock the item first so it won’t be salvaged.

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What is Materia

Materia in New World is a resource that can be used to craft a desired named piece of gear from any expedition. There is a different materia for each expedition. It is not universal. This means you can not obtain materia from one expedition and use to craft an item from a different expedition. This resource gives players an additional option to obtain specific gear if they are not having any luck obtaining the drop during their expedition runs.

There are 2 different types of materia, regular materia and dense materia.

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How to Obtain Materia in New World

Players can obtain Materia in two ways. You can obtain it by getting a named item from an expedition and salvaging that item. Any named expedition item can be salvaged into Materia of its corresponding expedition type (Garden of Genesis, Depths, Lazarus, etc.) This is useful if you are obtaining duplicate named items or a named item that you do not want. You can salvage it and turn it into a useful item.

You can also obtain materia by defeating the main boss of an expedition. This will yield you with materia of its corresponding expedition type.

Normal materia can be obtained by running the base versions of the expeditions without the Rise of the Angry Earth Expansion. In order to obtain dense materia you must be level 61+ and own the expansion.

How to Use Materia

Once you have obtained a certain amount of materia you can then use that materia to craft your desired expedition gear. You will need to make your way to the applicable crafting station. Then, simply find the “Unique Expedition Rewards” section and your desired item.

Each item will have a different materia cost. There are no other resources needed when crafting the expedition drop. All you need is the required amount of materia and you will be able to craft the item. You can craft normal replicas with normal materia and the mutated replicas (gear score 650-700) using dense materia.

What is a Perfect Salvage in New World

Whenever you salvage an item you have a chance to perform a Perfect Salvage. Perfect Salvages can reward players with the following:

  • Scraps
  • Fragments

All tiers of gear have a chance for a perfect salvage. However, legendary gear will always salvage into fragments. Salvaging named expedition items do not fall under the perfect salvage system. You will receive a different material, called materia as explained above, when salvaging those.

perfect salvage scraps

You can receive both scraps and fragments for arcane, armor, engineer, jewelry, and weapons.

Scraps can be the following tiers:

  • Common
  • Uncommon
  • Rare
  • Epic
  • Legendary

Each tier of the scrap have similar uses, but will yield varying levels of resources and other benefits.

Fragments can only drop as legendary infused fragments, and have different uses from scraps.


If you land a perfect salvage and receive scraps you can salvage the scraps for a large amount of repair parts. You can also utilize the scraps to extract materials, fabricate items, or gain experience in the respective trade skill.

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For example, if you received weapon scraps from a perfect salvage you could simply salvage them like you would a piece of gear to obtain many repair parts, or you could take them to a forge for additional options.

When at the forge you could then use the scraps to extract resources. If you choose to extract scraps for materials, you will receive materials relative to the tier of scrap that you are using.

You also have the choice to utilize the fragments to gain weaponsmithing experience, making this a valid way to level up your trade skills. You can also use this method to level up your trade skill aptitude if you are already at max level crafting in a particular trade skill. Simply find the research option at the applicable crafting station and craft the research notes to increase your trade skill experience.


If you land a perfect salvage and receive fragments you can salvage the fragments for a large amount of repair parts. You can also use the fragments to extract materials and fabricate items

Unlike scraps, fragments can be extracted into cooldown materials such as asmodeum, runic leather, phoenixweave, and glittering ebony.

Fragments can also be used to create special gypsum orbs at a gypsum kiln, called infused orbs. However, there’s currently not a use for these in game.

How to Repair Items in New World

Once you have obtained a sufficient amount of repair parts you can repair your damaged gear by hovering over the gear you want to repair and simply pressing R plus your left mouse button in order to fully repair your gear.

There is also a “repair all” button that you can utilize that will repair all of your equipped gear. It’s important to note that any gear you have in your inventory will not be repaired when using the repair all button, only your currently equipped gear will be repaired. Also worth noting is that if you have any gear in your inventory when you die it will take durability damage just like your equipped gear. So, make sure you store your gear before you set out into Aeternum.

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You can see how much an item is damaged by looking at the durability bar below the item’s icon. You can also see it by hovering over the item to display the remaining durability that the item has. To see what it will cost you to repair an item, check the bottom right of your inventory. You can repair an item as many times as you want. There is no durability loss when you repair an item. The item will NOT  be destroyed if you repair it too much.

Repair Kits

Repair kits can also be crafted or bought in New World. Crafting a repair kit requires the use of the Engineering trade skill, and can be crafted at a workshop. Repair kits can offer a way to repair gear with no cost at the time of repair.

There are 4 different tiers of repair kits:

  • Standard (Tier 2)
  • Advanced (Tier 3)
  • Expert (Tier 4)
  • Master (Tier 5)

You can craft each tier of repair kit with 0 Engineering. You must have the required materials on hand in order to craft the applicable kit. Tier 2/3/4/5 requires 40/100/150/300 Repair Parts, and Tier 2/3/4/5 requires 1/2/3/3 individual Craft Mods.

How to Lock Your Gear in New World

In order to prevent accidentally salvaging gear that you want to keep you can lock your gear. You can do this by holding “L” and left-clicking on the gear, you want to lock. Once locked you will not be able to salvage that piece of gear into repair parts.

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New World Gear Repair and Salvage Guide Conclusion

That does it for our New World Gear Repair and Salvage Guide. To increase your inventory size using the Housing system check out our Housing Guide!