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When to Sell vs Salvage gear in Diablo 4

Here's what you need to know about selling vs salvaging in Diablo 4.

As you adventure throughout the world of Diablo IV, you'll come across a whole horde of weapons, accessories, and armor that you'll constantly be swapping out based on stats to create the best build possible. But the question I immediately had since I learned I could salvage the gear and sell it was, what should I do with my leftover gear? When should I sell and when should I salvage it? Here's what you need to know about when to sell vs. salvage in Diablo 4.

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Should you sell or salvage gear in Diablo IV?

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There are two main differences between selling and salvaging gear in Diablo IV:

  • Selling—Selling your gear gets you gold. You will need to sell items if you need to buy a piece of equipment or a weapon.
  • Salvaging—Salvaging gear, you get resources and transmog appearances. You should choose this option if you're running low on resources for upgrading your items.

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Of course, there's no one or the other; it's good practice to do both in this open-world title, depending on your situation. For example, you'll probably want to salvage Common and Magic rarity gear as, most of the time, they don't sell for much, and you'd be better off pocketing the resources for future upgrades.

Selling vs. Salvaging items in the Early Game of Diablo IV

If you're playing in the early game of Diablo 4, you should probably concentrate on selling items, mainly to accumulate gold that you will need for respecing your class. Many characters builds that work in the early game will rapidly start to fall off once you reach the end of the Diablo 4 campaign. They will outright stop working entering the higher World Tier III and IV.

Selling vs. Salvaging items in the Late Game of Diablo IV

At a certain point, while playing the Late Game of Diablo 4, gold will no longer be a big concern to you, meaning you should probably focus more on salvaging items. Enemies that have previously dropped less than 100 gold will start dropping 400-500 gold and more, making you earn exponentially more per fight. At the same time, you will be upgrading gear more frequently, as it will take you more time to find that keeper piece that you can carry for longer time periods, making upgrades more useful. And to upgrade your items, you will need resources that you earn from salvaging items.

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