Welcome to your go-to Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide!

We Need More Writers!

Cotton Scrap Salvage Gold Strategy

Remember the Week of 5 Great Searches? I thought I'd bring back a few more searches this week as well. If you join the forum, then you'll gain access to all the searches before the rest of the internet does.

For today's search, try this screenshot on for size:

Don't forget that the purpose of this strategy is not flipping, but salvaging instead. When you look to purchase items from this search, be sure to select light armor with buy orders as cheaper or cheaper than a single cotton scrap. You will get at least one scrap per salvage, using basic salvage kits, so the additional ones will make you a profit even if you buy armor for the same price as a single cotton scrap.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to use the Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide if you're new at this stuff. Don't be afraid to come back to this strategy in a week or two.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Unfortunately, people are already aware of this strategy and most of the cotton salvage items are more expensive than the cost of a single scrap. You can place buy orders, but in most cases, you can get a better return for your time with just farming mats or doing dungeon runs. The market changes regularly, though and one or two people might be able to luck out with getting good orders, but it won't be for a whole lot of items for those of you hoping to spend 5 gold on these things.

    I look at gold farming as a return on time and not necessarily a return on investment. If it takes me an hour of play time to make 2 gold buying and flipping product x and I can make 3 gold in the same time farming item y, I will farm y. If time is not a constraint for you, go on with your bad self and do all the strategies (insert meme here), but I only have a certain amount of time to play and I would rather maximize the time I am running Tyria, wvw, dungeons or fractals and limit the time I am spending grinding gold. Just my $.02.

  1. Markco said...:

    You're absolutely right. Remember what I said before though: take what I share and apply it to other markets. Perhaps there are more lucrative salvaging options...

Post a Comment

Back to Top