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Introduced:  Twilight's Gleaming Related Quests:  Little Green Seeds Updated:  See Notes
Crafting Exemplar

Related topics: Crafting, Cooking, Alchemy

Overview

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.

Crafting Steps

  1. Crush the dye plant using a Mortar and Pestle. Difficulty: 150 Alchemy = 50% chance of success.
    • Mortar and Pestle Icon + Argenory Plant Icon = Crushed Argenory Plant Icon
    You crush the plant.
  2. Use a Neutral Balm on the crushed plant to create a vial of dye. Difficulty: 200 Alchemy = 50% chance of success.
    • Neutral Balm Icon + Crushed Argenory Plant Icon = Vial of Argenory Dye Icon
    You brew the dye.
  3. Use the vial of dye with a Cooking Pot to create a dye pot. Difficulty: 200 Cooking = 50% chance of success.
    • Vial of Argenory Dye Icon + Cooking Pot Icon = Argenory Dye Pot Icon
    You boil the dye.
  4. Finally, use the dye pot on the item you wish to dye. Difficulty: 230 Cooking = 50% chance of success.
    • Argenory Dye Pot Icon + Undyed Greaves Icon = Dyed Greaves Icon
    You apply the dye.

Items that can be Dyed

Fail Dyes

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.

Available Dyes

Plant Crushed Vial Dye pot
Argenory Plant Icon Argenory Plant Crushed Argenory Plant Icon Crushed Argenory Plant Vial of Argenory Dye Icon Vial of Argenory Dye Argenory Dye Pot Icon Argenory Dye Pot
Berimphur Plant Icon Berimphur Plant Crushed Berimphur Plant Icon Crushed Berimphur Plant Vial of Berimphur Dye Icon Vial of Berimphur Dye Berimphur Dye Pot Icon Berimphur Dye Pot
Colban Plant Icon Colban Plant Crushed Colban Plant Icon Crushed Colban Plant Vial of Colban Dye Icon Vial of Colban Dye Colban Dye Pot Icon Colban Dye Pot
Hennacin Plant Icon Hennacin Plant Crushed Hennacin Plant Icon Crushed Hennacin Plant Vial of Hennacin Dye Icon Vial of Hennacin Dye Hennacin Dye Pot Icon Hennacin Dye Pot
Lapyan Plant Icon Lapyan Plant Crushed Lapyan Plant Icon Crushed Lapyan Plant Vial of Lapyan Dye Icon Vial of Lapyan Dye Lapyan Dye Pot Icon Lapyan Dye Pot
Minalim Plant Icon Minalim Plant Crushed Minalim Plant Icon Crushed Minalim Plant Vial of Minalim Dye Icon Vial of Minalim Dye Minalim Dye Pot Icon Minalim Dye Pot
Relanim Plant Icon Relanim Plant Crushed Relanim Plant Icon Crushed Relanim Plant Vial of Relanim Dye Icon Vial of Relanim Dye Relanim Dye Pot Icon Relanim Dye Pot
Thananim Plant Icon Thananim Plant Crushed Thananim Plant Icon Crushed Thananim Plant Vial of Thananim Dye Icon Vial of Thananim Dye Thananim Dye Pot Icon Thananim Dye Pot
Verdalim Plant Icon Verdalim Plant Crushed Verdalim Plant Icon Crushed Verdalim Plant Vial of Verdalim Dye Icon Vial of Verdalim Dye Verdalim Dye Pot Icon Verdalim Dye Pot

Notes

  • 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.

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