I was looking for a method to get cheaper scrap, seeing as its being sold for about 16 emeralds per piece on the market at this time. I discovered that there is a merchant in ragni, who sells helmets for 3 emeralds each. (The Armour Merchant) When you scrap these at the blacksmith nearby, you can get 1 scrap for each of them. I've also noticed that you sometimes (about 1/3 times for me) you get an extra piece of scrap for scrapping 8 of these helmets. This results in you getting 1 scrap per ~2.9 emeralds. I was able to collect about 4.5 stacks (289) of scrap in 10 minutes. If you ever need a way to get scrap and don't want to buy it for 16 emeralds a piece on the market, and you have some spare time, this is a way to get some cheap scrap. You could also use this to make some profit on the market, even though it isn't the fastest process due to the low profits and walking back and forth. I still got about 1 le in 10 minutes from this though, so it's semi-viable. Edit: Not sure if this has already been discovered, but I saw the high price for scrap and thought it wasn't a widely known thing yet, sorry if it is.