Instead of selling or destroying your used armor, you can as well crush it to obtain valuable fragments.
To be able to do this you will need an item in your backpack and Scroll of Crushing.
The scroll can be bought in the Guild of Artisans profession's shop.
The cost of the scroll is 10.
You can crush any part of armor with following exceptions:
Temporary armor, Belts, Bags, Jewelry, Quivers and Profession Tools.
After obtaining scroll you can use it from backpack,
chose the item you want to crush from the menu and confirm the action.
The item you want to crush should be in the backpack.
The amount with the type of the fragments will be displayed in the chat message.
Types of Fragments
Depending on the color and level of the item you are crushing, fragments will be different.
You can see the dependance in the table below.
The amount of fragments in the table show maximum obtainable fragments from one item.
Cuisses & Cuirass
Weapons & Bows
Chainmails & Shoes
Pauldrons & Bracers
Depending on the color:
Grey item will give flickering fragments.
Green item will give sparkling fragments.
Blue item will give shining fragments.
Depending on the level:
Level 1-5 items will give "small" fragments.
Level 6-10 items will give "medium" fragments.
Level 11-15 items will give "large" fragments.
Level 16-20 items will give "massive" fragments.
Depending on the part of armor:
Cuisses/Cuirass will give Turquoise fragments.
Weapons/Bows will give Crimson / Purple fragments.
Chainmails/Shoes will give Slate Grey fragments.
Bracers/Pauldrons will give Azure fragments.
Helmets will give Scarlet / Crimson fragments.
The higher durability of the item, the higher possibility of obtaining more fragments from crushing it.
Therefore less durability on the item is equal to lower amount of fragments obtained.
It is possible to drop some of the fragments from the corresponding to their level monsters.
It is possible to obtain the fragments during some events like Luck Glow.
Use of Fragments
After creating runes for armor with crystals from destroying items, the runes can be upgraded.
To upgrade the rune you will need special elements, created by jewelers
with fragments from crushing items.
To upgrade runes in Cuisses/Cuirass you will need to have fragments from Cuisses/Cuirass. ( B'yal / Geb )
To upgrade rune in Chainmails you will need to have fragments from Chainmails/Shoes. ( Ing )
To upgrade runes in Weapons you will need to have fragments from Weapons/Bows. ( Fav / Gar )
To upgrade runes in Pauldrons/Bracers you will need to have fragments from Pauldrons/Bracers ( Chud / Mirt ).
To upgrade runes in Helmets you will need to have fragments from Helmets ( Tias ).
To create elements for levels 1-10 you will need all three colors of the fragments.
However you will not need grey fragments for levels 11-20.
Grey fragments don't have any application on levels 11-20.
Additionally fragments are used to illuminate the armour on levels 6-15.
(Changing the armour type from non-valour to valour)