Scavenging is a skill with two uses:

  • On any crafting failure, it gives a chance to recover the resources used.
  • It increases the value of the piles of gold found in the dungeons.

Scavenging can be trained by failing to craft something. Simply pick a resource you have lots of extras of (leather and cloth are good choices) and place some in any craft slot. Now click on combine. Each time you do this, there is a chance to train your scavenging skill, and artistry skill. However, unlike artistry, each resource placed in the matrix gives a chance to increase your scavenging skill. However, the most I ever saw was 7 increases (used 16 resources).

If you hold down the shift key, can repeatedly place the item and click combine without having to drag the resource down again.