Talk:Phantom Residue

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Drop research[edit]

Mode Dropped by Location Signature
Unknown Smite Crawler The Underworld BeX 22:29, 23 April 2007 (EDT)
H Wailing Lord The Underworld Diseraph 10:24, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
H Mindblade Spectre The Underworld Diseraph 10:25, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
H Madruk Dhuum The Underworld Diseraph 10:49, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
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Expert salvage research[edit]

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Is it really 20 gold only? I'm asking bc uw/fow trophies normally have a value of 60 gold. —ZerphatalkThe Improver 09:47, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Demonic Fang and Demonic Remains are also valued at 20 gold and drop in UW. --Silver Edge 10:35, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

superior salvage[edit]

I've been doing some farms, and every time I sup salvage a phantom residue i get exactly 5 piles of glittering dust. Shouldn't this be mentioned on the page as well? 18:57, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

This may be true, but the cost per use of the superior salvage kit vs. the regular kit isn't a good value for 1 more dust. But I would advise players to always salvage this item because you get far more money for selling the dust, Yoe Dude 09:31, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I just salvaged seven Phantom Residue with a basic Salvage Kit and six of the seven yielded 5 piles of dust. Robdalf 03:29, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Salvages to Ecto?[edit]

According to the original Prima strategy guide, these can be expert/superior salvaged into globs of ectoplasm. I have the guide in its original physical form and a full scan in pdf. Is there any way to confirm or deny this with Arenanet staff or player's past experience?Yumiko ^,~ 05:08, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

You could ask Joe, but I seriously doubt it does (would have heard of it by now). -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 23:32, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
It's worth some experimentation (just in case). Based on the conversion rates of Ruby Mauls → Rubies, geodes → gems, and so forth, I'd want to expert sal' 50-100 to be sure. — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 00:25, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
exp. salved 200 to be sure no ecto's. --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 21:00, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for checking (and for spending 3Platinum 200Gold to find out for us). — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 21:41, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


We don't usually post the likelihood for which amount of mats drop from salvage or expert, as was done here. We certainly never change the numbers without first documenting the research on the talk page.

The auto-cat doesn't work on the {{item infobx}} whenever we post the numbers, so I've suggested that we update the infobox to allow for that, see: Template_talk:Item_infobox#salvage_auto-cats.

In the meantime, I would ask that the IP that posted the percentages post their research results on this page so that folks can add to them and/or challenge the evidence, as we do elsewhere on the wiki. (Otherwise, I ask that we remove the likelihoods from the infobox for now.) Thanks. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 18:48, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

I agree. GWW has a pretty good consistent template and realistically I don't think most people don't look at percentages when deciding whether or not to salvage something. If you find something that you want to salvage, your gonna salvage it for the material you want anyway. -- Diseraph 23:02, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Added Farming Routes, Notes, Formatting[edit]

Made the article more concise and added a map for farming in the Underworld. I've removed the map pertaining to farming in Varajar Fells as it is an extremely situational method of farming, and those looking up the quest on the wiki will find the map on the quest's page, but I do think it is still worth mentioning in this article that it can be farmed in Varajar. Lohaf (talk) 21:45, 18 May 2015 (UTC)