World of Warcraft Item Restoration

Updated: 6 days ago
Article ID: 16572
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Common Problems

  • Want to recover a disenchanted item
  • Can I restore items I recently scrapped?
  • Sold an item in error, want it back

You can use Item Restoration to recover sold, destroyed, or disenchanted items. In most cases, you’ll receive the restoration in your in-game mailbox immediately.

Item Restoration

If you can’t find a toy or heirloom item, check your collections tab before you use item restoration. To recover a deleted character, use the Restore Deleted Character button in-game.


If you have an active World of Warcraft account in good standing (not locked or banned), you can use item restoration once every 15 days. The cool down period is shared between Classic and Retail.

You can’t use item restoration to recover items lost through trade, crafting, and use. If you're trying to recover a non-quest stackable item, you'll need to contact us for assistance. For all other items, if it's not on the list, it's not available for restoration. Restored items, including bind on equip, cannot be traded.

Note: The restoration list doesn’t show items that were sold, destroyed, or disenchanted before a Faction Change or Character Transfer.

Disenchanted, Obliterated, Or Scrapped Items

When you use item restoration to recover a disenchanted, obliterated, or scrapped item, the system will remove any materials gained when destroying the item. Make sure you have the materials in your bags before using the Item Restoration service, or you will not be able to complete the process.

Heirloom Items

Heirloom items are added to your collections tab when you log on to a character that owns those items. Make sure you log on to each character before checking the Item Restoration service for Heirloom items. Game Masters cannot assist with recovering these items.