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Salvaging Ascended Armor Won't Give Ascended Insignia

I don't know if it lacks info on the wiki about this, but I better tell all the events:

I'm currently making an ascended heavy armor (Zojja's, to be specific), creating piece by piece. Recently, I got a Chest of Malicious Shoulders on fractals and although I already had made the shoulders, I read that salvaging an ascended armor will give you the insignia back. so I chose the heavy shoulder, changed it on the mystic toilet to Zojja's, then salvaged it and... got only a Lesser Vision Crystal and a Ball of dark energy.

Eventually, lightning struck twice, and I got an Chest of Assaulter Gloves. So I decided to to the opposite: made the gloves in Zojja's, switched my crafted gloves by my new ones, salvaged the crafted one and... again, only a Lesser Vision Crystal and a Ball of dark energy.

I don't know if this is a glitch or if it's how it's supposed to be. In the wiki, it says that you get the insignia by salvaging ascended, but I don't know if that "get" means "always get" or "chance of getting". Can anyone enlighten me?


  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Its only a chance.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't think I've ever gotten an insignia or inscription from salvaging ascended. Only (lesser)vision crystal or one of the other other components.

    There is also the additional issue of trying it on stat selectable gear which could have multiple possibilities of how that might be handled.

  • Wolfb.7025Wolfb.7025 Member ✭✭✭

    Getting an ascended insignia/inscription through ascended salvaging is only a rare drop, not guaranteed.

    You can read more about it here:

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 17, 2020

    Well if the wiki is correct then the item OP salvaged actually has 0% chance of dropping an insignia since the wiki notes that it is only from crafted items(or probably more specifically items with the same item ID).

    OOPs missed the stat swap bit.

  • Oh well, that explains it. I thought I could beat the system.

    Thanks for the answers, everyone!