Diablo 4: When to Sell or Salvage your Items?

Published: Jun. 06, 2023
Updated: Jan. 29, 2024

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Your Diablo 4 inventory is full, and you don't quite know whether you should dismantle or sell your items. Don't worry, Guided explains everything you need to know!

What's it about? In Diablo 4, you'll be overwhelmed with tons of items, weapons and armor that will quickly fill up your inventory. Of course, you have to get rid of them to make room for new items. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • When should you disassemble an item?
  • When should you sell it?
  • What do you need money for & what do you need raw materials for?

Click here for the complete guide overview for Diablo 4!

Diablo 4 - Selling items or disassembling them, what's the difference?

Whether you should sell items for money or disassemble them for materials depends on your level and equipment. Are you playing a level 50 or higher character and already own legendary armor and weapons? Or are you still at level 10, with an inventory as colorful as a Hundertwasser house? Depending on where on this spectrum you find yourself, you can make your decision:

  • When to salvage Items: Players up to level 50 (and until the end of the story) should generally disassemble all items and collect crafting resources. You will need them for engraving and upgrading your items. Items that have a pickaxe icon on them at the blacksmith unlock a transmog when you disassemble them, which you can use to customize your appearance.
  • When to sell items: At level 50, you should have a full Legendary gear set. You will hardly need any crafting resources other than herbs for elixirs. Therefore, sell the blue and yellow items. However, you should continue to break down Legendary Item drops for the rare crafting items.

If you see the pickaxe icon, you can unlock new transmogs.

More about Diablo 4

What do you need gold for in Diablo 4?

You buy equipment or amenities for your playthrough. In the later game, gold becomes less and less important, respectively, you also receive significantly more gold through late-game activities. You can invest your gold in the following content:

  • Weapons
  • Armor
  • Amulets
  • Rings
  • More slots in your wardrobe
  • Unlock more space in your storage chest
  • Insert gem sockets
  • Improve equipment
  • Extract abilities from items.

At the merchant you buy new goods for gold.

What do I need crafting materials for in Diablo 4?

In Diablo 4 there are countless crafting materials, some of which you will only need once! For almost every resource we offer you a farm guide. In short, you need the raw materials to improve your equipment:

  • Inserting gemstone sockets (Guide)
  • Level improvement for weapons, armor and jewelry
  • Engraving weapons and armor
  • Improve healing potions (Guide)
Among other things, you need the resources for improving your potions.

Among other things, you need the resources for improving your potions.

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The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on Guided.news he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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