Most loot armor and clothing (and some quest items that have the special property Dyeable) can be dyed various colors by using cooking skill to apply a prepared dye pot.
For the effects of applying dye to loot-generated armor, see the different types of Armor.
The process of creating a dye pot requires alchemy skill. Dye plants spawn randomly on the landscape (the plant links below have spawn maps) or are grown by a Herbalist (Terese). If you give her Little Green Seeds she will give you a plant in return (Thanamin for Tusker seeds and different colors for seeds dropped by various types of Shreth).
- If you would like to add dyed variations of quest armor and clothing to your page, the Template:Dyed Variations might be of use.
- Crush the dye plant using a Mortar and Pestle. Difficulty: 150 Alchemy = 50% chance of success.
- You crush the plant.
- Use a Neutral Balm on the crushed plant to create a vial of dye. Difficulty: 200 Alchemy = 50% chance of success.
- You brew the dye.
- Use the vial of dye with a Cooking Pot to create a dye pot. Difficulty: 200 Cooking = 50% chance of success.
- You boil the dye.
- Finally, use the dye pot on the item you wish to dye. Difficulty: 230 Cooking = 50% chance of success.
- You apply the dye.
Items that can be Dyed
- All Loot Armor and Clothing. See Category:Loot Armor Type for a list of pages with screenshots.
- Quest armor and clothing with the Dyeable property. See Category:Dyeable for a list of these items.
- Shadow Armor
- Ancient Armor can be dyed using Pigmentation Apparatus obtained through the The Temple of Xik Minru quest.
It is possible to fail a dye job if your skill isn't high enough. The result can be either a minor failure (color changes to pink for clothing or orange for armor) or a major failure where 20 Armor Value is lost (cannot go below zero). Some people find the fail colors desirable and will purposefully use a low skill chef (cooking must still be trained). The color of plant used doesn't matter.
NOTE: With the addition of Tailoring, it is now possible to safely "fail dye" your armor without the reduction of armor level.
- Dyeing was introduced during the Twilight's Gleaming event.
- When first introduced, dye plants were seasonal and only appeared on the landscape during certain months:
- During the Twilight's Gleaming event, Hennacin, Berimphur and Verdalim plants were available.
- During The Child of Daralet event, Argenory, Minalim and Lapyan were available.
- During the Lost in the New Horizon event, Renalim and Colban plants became available. In addition, Thananim also became available with the introduction of Terese the Herbalist.
- During the Should the Stars Fall event, Ketnan began exchanging the three dye plants available at the time for knock-off "Hoory" Mattekar Robes and Bludgeoning Swords.
- During the Betrayal event, plants were changed to be no longer seasonal and now appear on the landscape all year round.