Salvaging turns Equipments into Crafting Materials which may be used for Augmentation. To salvage an item, right click on it in the inventory and then click
Salvage or press
The higher the quality of the item, the more Crafting Materials you can get. The resulting material is determined by the slot and type of the item:
For other items, the material of the armor determines the result of salvaging:
Runes can also be salvaged, and will give essence based on the rarity of the rune.