EVE Online Guide
Salvaging in EVE Online can be a lucrative career or just a good way
to get some quick ISK. With a Salvager fitted to your ship, you can
attempt to salvage usable parts from wrecked ships in space.
Using these salvaged parts, you can manufacture rigs.
Skills that you need before you can Salvage
To salvage from a wrecked ship, you need to have the Salvaging skill
trained to at least level 1, and you need to have a Salvager fitted on your
The Salvaging skill has the following prerequisites:
- Electronics I
- Survey III
- Mechanic III
Each level of the Salvaging skill increases the chance of a successful
salvage per cycle of your Salvager module.
Using a Salvager Module
To use a Salvager, target a wrecked ship,
remove any loot from the cargohold
(it will automatically get put into a jetcan if you Salvage before
looting), and then
get at least 5,000 meters away from the wreck.
Activate your Salvager module and wait for it to finish a cycle.
After the salvager
finishes a cycle, you see one of three messages (these are paraphrased;
I don't remember the exact wording of the messages):
- Salvaging failed this time
- Successfully salvaged from the (ship type) wreck, but unfortunately there
was nothing to be salvaged.
- Successfuly salvaged from the (ship type) wreck.
If you get the third message, your cargo hold will now have the salvaged
items in it.
If you get the first message, you should let your Salvager continue to cycle until
you have received the second or third message.
What is a good ship for Salvaging?
In general, Destroyers (like the Cormorant, Thrasher, Coercer, and Catalyst)
are good for salvaging. They have fairly high sub-warp speed and a fairly large
cargo hold. A fast ship can travel quickly from wreck to wreck,
and a large cargo hold will ensure that you have room for the salvaged
parts. Destroyers are also tough enough to destroy fairly powerful enemy
ships. A Cruiser can also make a good salvaging ship, because it can handle
tougher enemies and is still fairly fast at sub-warp.
What else can I do to improve my salvaging?
- A tractor beam can pull wrecks toward you, making a salvage
trip go by more quickly.
- A MicroWarpDrive can help you travel more quickly from wreck to wreck.
- A capacitor re-charge unit can be helpful if you find that your capacitor
does not keep up with the needs of your Salvager and related equipment.
- Cargohold expansions can give you more room to store salvaged parts.
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