In Final Fantasy XIV, the Journeyman Salvager is a non-playable character (NPC) that can be used to build a house.
It can be used to re-buy items from Seasonal Events and certain quest rewards in your house or apartment.
So, let’s say you finally made it to the top of the seemingly impossible Final Fantasy property ladder and bought a house.
Or given up and gotten an apartment (man, this is all too close to reality).
You probably already know that there are a lot of housing options that give you a lot of room to make your living space your own.
But being able to hire NPCs is one of the more practical benefits of having a place to call your own.
These are one-time expenses:
You just need to get a permit and set them up in your new place like you would a piece of furniture.
Try not to think too much about what that means for modern slavery, but for a relatively low price, you can have a whole staff of people to take care of your needs.
The Journeyman Salvager is probably one of the most useful NPCs you can hire for your estate, but you may never need to use him.
It depends on how serious you are about keeping track of your inventory.
What Does The Journeyman Salvager Do?
The Journeyman Salvager lets you buy back any one-time rewards you might have thrown away by accident.
XIV is always giving you new things to use.
Since the job system lets you play different roles with the same character, you often end up carrying around a lot of them at once.
When you finally get around to cleaning out your inventory, it’s easy to lose one-time items you got from quests or events.
The Journeyman Salvager NPC comes into play here.
For example, I’d lost a lot of gear I’d gotten from job quests, which put me at a disadvantage with my Dragoon, whom I’d left behind when I decided to become a tank.
Thanks to the Journeyman Salvager, I could buy it all back for a small fee.
You can also use it to find Seasonal Event items that you lost.
You can get themed clothing and furniture at these events that you can’t get anywhere else.
If you threw something away by mistake and want it back, go to the Journeyman Salvager.
There are way too many things you could buy from the Journeyman Salvager for us to list them all here.
But if you’re interested, this page has a full list of everything it has.
And it goes without saying that you won’t be able to buy an item unless you’ve already done the quest or event that unlocked it.
How Do You Get The Journeyman Salvager?
You’ll need to buy the Journeyman Salvager Permit from a vendor if you want to put a Journeyman Salvager in your house or apartment.
This will come from either the Apartment Merchant if you live in an apartment or the Independent Sutler in the housing district where you live.
The Sutler can give you everything you need to build a house.
Once you have the Journeyman Salvager Permit, all you have to do is put the item in your home.
The Salvager will then be able to be moved like any other piece of furniture, so you can put it wherever you want in your room (or just stick them out of the way somewhere.)
Depending on what race and gender you choose, the Journeyman Salvager will look different.
But unlike retainers, you can’t change how they look in every way.
So make sure you pick one you like!
How To Avoid Using The Journeyman Salvager?
Even though it’s not the worst thing that could happen, you might not want to have to use the Journeyman Salvager.
There are a lot of other ways to keep track of your stuff so you don’t lose it in the first place.
Do you carry things around to look glamorous?
Get it out of your armoury chest and put it in the inn room’s dresser or armoire.
By putting the item there, you can give it a glamorous look that won’t go away.
This keeps it from being accidentally sold.
Do you carry more than one set with you?
Use the Gear Set options in the character window to set them up.
If an item is part of a saved gear set, it will have a list icon in your inventory so you don’t sell it by accident.
You can also put things you don’t want to use right now in your retainers.
They have inventories like yours, where you can put things to keep them safe and out of the way.