Interestingly enough, Warhammer has put a little spin on one of the age-old methods of beefing up your character - the acquisition of "phat lootz". Now, instead of just regular gear dropping from mobs, you'll acquire broken armor and weapons. If a piece is salvageable, bring it to a town's repairman, and you may end up with a piece wearable by your class and with some nice bonus status. A "badly broken belt", for example, may be repaired to become a mail piece with extra stamina for a Marauder. The same bit of loot, if repaired by an Archmage, may become a cloth belt with an intelligence boost.