View Full Version : charr hides -- when to exp. salvage?
Is there any truth to the rumor that the farther you go in the game, the more likely you are to be able to salvage fur from charr hides (using an expert salvage kit)? I'm at Piken Square now, and after expert salvaging around a dozen hides, I only have one fur square to show for it (I would've been better off just trading them to the collector).
If they are more likely to salvage to fur later, when's the point to make the switch?
There is a better/easier way to obtain fur squares from charr hides, and you will probably kick yourself for using a salvage kit on them. A female merchant in Ascalon City will trade one bag or one fur square (your choice as to which one you get) for every four charr hides you bring her. I apologize for not knowing the merchants name, but she is located near the dye trader/henchman/storage/etc.
You will get MUCH better odds with her than with an expert salvage kit.
From his post I gather he knows that already bud.
I don't know, I'm a level 20 and I've gone back and hunted down charr hides...it still seems very random. At one point three charr hides in a row salvaged out to fur squares and then I went through 6 or so that didn't.
I think in the end the collector will be far more consistent.
I don't think that the chance of getting fur from charr hides varies with your level.
However, I think that the chance of getting fur from a hide of some sort does depend on the type of hide it is. I *very* rarely got fur from charr hides, but got it more often from exp salvaging centaur hides. My most plentiful source of centaur hides has been in the Maguuma jungle - I haven't spent enough time killing Losaru in the desert to be able to formulate a theory about the salvage rate of furs from those.
The hides later in the game of some centaurs are really good at producing Fur Squares. Even expert salvaging into two Fur Squares.
As for getting better as you salvage more char hides, bah. Before that collector went in I'd gather up 50+ and maybe get two or three, this at level 20.
Low level items have a low chance of giving a rare salvage item when expert salvaged.
Higher level items have a higher chance.
The level of the character doing the salvaging has no effect (that I've seen).
Hides from the Ring of Fire, Underworld or Fissure of Woe would have the highest chance. Just remember that there are two kinds of hides, the ones that produce Leather Squares as their rare and others that produce Fur Squares as their rare. The leather ones usually look the same and the fur ones share their own graphic.
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