Your greatest tools are the scraps you gather from foes.
Prerequisite(s): Any item creation feat.
Benefit(s): you become adept at repurposing used or irrelevant items. In a process that takes 1 hour, you trade in an item for an amount of crafting potential based on a fraction of its crafting cost (not price). If the item is a permanent item or has had no charges or uses used up, it can be salvaged for it’s full crafting cost. If the item is partially charged, it may be salvaged for a percentage of its crafting cost equal to the percentage of charges it has remaining. You can use this potential to make a new item, subtracting the potential from the cost it takes to make a new item.
For example, you could use a wand of haste (caster level 5th) with 25 charges in place of 2,812 gp for crafting items (50% of the wand’s crafting cost of 5,625 gp) or a Gray Hologram Generator with 8 charges in place of 3,000 gp for crafting items (20% of the Generator’s 15,000 gp). He then follows the normal rules for crafting and item. If you pay 100% of the cost of an item in this fashion, he crafts the item at double the normal speed. In the process of cannibalizing the old items, some parts may still remain, and any leftover gp value remains as components for further crafting.
Arcforge: Technology Expanded © 2018, Legendary Games; Authors: Matt Daley, Michael Sayre.