Salvaging is a process by which players break down items into their basic components, providing materials to use for crafting. It can be learned at level 8.
Salvaging an item
To salvage an item, drag it from the inventory to the "Salvage" icon at the bottom of the inventory window. This will bring up a confimation window. Mouse over the Salvage button and wait for the bar to fill all the way before pressing. Salvaging can also be performed by clicking the "Salvage" icon. This brings up a window that goes through all the items in the player's inventory that can be salvaged. Players can choose to salvage the item to view the next item.