Originally Posted by DanSota
My idea with crafting could work with salvaging. Basically, you salvage stuff to get parts (handles, axe heads, blades, bow staves/string etc) and can then use those parts to put together other weapons. Each part could have a tier value, so that combinations of higher tier parts results in stronger weapons.
Combine it with the arcane (is it dust?) you get when grinding or salvaging to get magical weapons!