ESO Dye Guide

 

Something that almost every MMO player likes to do is make their character stand out in a crowd, and one of the best ways to do that is by dying your armor as you see fit. A good color scheme is a reflection of both the player, and the player's character.

Elder Scrolls Online has an excellent dye system, and as you can see in the table below, many colors to choose from.

 

How to Dye in ESO

To apply dye to your armor in ESO, you must have the dye unlocked, and you have to be at a Dye Station. Check the image to the right to see what a station looks like on your map.ESO Dye Station

Here is a list of dye stations and their Alliance locations throughout Tamriel:

Aldmeri Dominion Dye Stations Locations

Khenarthi’s Roost in Mistral: The Boatman’s Tail
Auridon in Vulkhel Guard: The Crystal Vial
Grahtwood in Elden Root: Main Hall
Greenshade in Marbruk: Mages Guild
Malabal Tor in Velyn Harbor: Mages Guild
Reaper’s March in Rawl’kha: The March Bazaar

 

Daggerfall Covenant Dye Stations Locations

Stros M’kai in Port Hunding’s: Main Open Marketplace
Betnikh in Stonetooth Fortress: Stonetooth Market
Glenumbra in Daggerfall: Daggerfall Millworks
Rivenspire in Shornhelm: Besides Stoneglow Enchantments and Untamed Elixirs
Stormhaven in Wayrest: Outside the Chironasium
Bangkorai in Evermore: Near Enchanting Station
Alik’r Desert in Sentinel: The Scholar’s Way

 

Ebonheart Pact Dye Stations Locations

Bleakrock Isle in Bleakrock Village: Bleakrock Trading Hall
Bal Foyen in Dhalmora: Fit-For- ings
Stonefalls in Ebonheart: Mages Guild
Deshaan in Mournhold: Hlaalu Alchemical Goods
Shadowfen in Stormhold: Riverside Markets
The Rift in Riften: Lakeside Experiments
Eastmarch in Windhelm: The Adept’s Retreat

 

When you use a Dye Station, you'll be presented with an interface similiar to this:

Dye Equipped Items Dye Window

The left side of the interface shows the gear that you have equipped, and as you can see there are three dye slots for each piece of gear. The slots represent (from left to right) the Primary color of the gear, the Secondary color, and finally the Trim color.

As you change the color of each slot item, your character's gear color will update to show you how it looks. Don't worry, the change isn't permanent until you hit the button to accept your changes.

The right side of the interface shows you what dyes are locked and those you have unlocked as well; those that are still locked have the picture of a lock overlaying them. In this window you can save preset colors schemes to easily apply later, and use the variety of tools to set up the color palette that suits you best.

As previously mentioned, dyes are unlocked via an achievement system. The table below contains a list of all dye colors, as well as the achievement required to unlock each dye.

ColourDye NameAchievement to UnlockRarityHue
 
Faded Dwemer Scholar Red Dwarven Secrets Gatherer Common Red
 
Forge Ember Red Apprentice Deconstructor Common Red
 
Aspect Red Aspect Common Red
 
Oblivion Vermilion Oblivion Shard Gatherer Common Red
 
Mudcrab Maroon Chitin Accumulator Common Red
 
Fighters Guild Red Associate of the Fighters Guild Common Red
 
Dragonknights’ Blood Grand Dragonknight Slayer Common Red
 
Quester Yellow Quester Common Yellow
 
Master Gold Level 50 Hero Common Yellow
 
Templar’s Last Dawn Grand Templar Slayer Common Yellow
 
Automaton Bronze Dwarven Construct Slayer Common Yellow
 
Restorative Gold Greater Dungeon Healer Common Yellow
 
Dragonthorn Yellow Apprentice Crafting Harvester Common Yellow
 
Essence Green Essence Common Green
 
Explorer Green Explorer Common Green
 
Spriggan Green Nature Collector Common Green
 
Battaglir Green Recipe Card Common Green
 
Jute Green Expert Crafting Harvester Common Green
 
Corporal’s Green Alliance War Corporal Common Green
 
Gangrene Green Undead Hoarder Common Green
 
Hunter Green Nature Slayer Common Green
 
Guardian Blue Greater Dungeon Blocker Common Blue
 
Victor Turquoise Dungeon Annihilator Common Blue
 
Apprentice Blue Level 20 Hero Common Blue
 
Mages Guild Blue Student of the Mages Guild Common Blue
 
Motif Pattern Blue Alliance Style Master Common Blue
 
Potency Blue Potency Common Blue
 
Bugloss Blue Apprentice of Refinement Common Blue
 
Nightblades’ Indigo Grand Nightblade Slayer Common Blue
 
Dolmen Deep Blue Anchor Destroyer Common Blue
 
Sorcerers’ Bane Violet Grand Sorcerer Slayer Common Purple
 
Soul Gem Purple Chasing Shadow Common Purple
 
Amethyst Violet Learn a Trait Common Purple
 
Hyacinth Pink Journeyman Crafting Harvester Common Purple
 
Adept Purple Level 30 Hero Common Purple
 
Beast Collector Violet Tamriel Beast Collector Common Purple
 
Shein Violet Recipe Book Common Purple
 
Captain’s Violet Alliance War Captain Common Purple
 
Yokudan Cod Tan Craglorn Angler Common Brown
 
Novice Tan Level 10 Hero Common Brown
 
Raw Hide Tan Master Crafting Harvester Common Brown
 
Centurion Metal Alliance War Centurion Common Brown
 
Dried Blood Brown Recruit of the Undaunted Common Brown
 
Heartlands Umber Support the Fight Common Brown
 
Book Cover Brown Racial Style Learned Common Brown
 
Trolls Fur Brown Monstrous Component Collector Common Brown
 
Bandit Brown Humanoid Slayer Common Brown
 
Wolf’s Fur Brown Lycanthropy Common Brown
 
Boss Butcher Brown Dungeon Lord Common Brown
 
Birch White Expert of Refinement Common Grey
 
Volunteer’s Iron Alliance War Volunteer Common Grey
 
Boethiah Gray Daedra Slayer Common Grey
 
Obsidian Black Expert Deconstructor Common Grey
 
Mort Flesh White Undead Slayer Achievement Common Grey
 
Expert Gray Level 40 Hero Common Grey
 
Tombstone Gray Dungeon Damage Dispenser Common Grey
 
Noxophilic Black Vampirism Achievement Common Grey
 
Elemental White Atronach Element Collector Common Grey
 
Legionary’s Lead Alliance War Legionary Common Grey
 
Soul Shriven Gray Soul Shriven in Coldharbour Common Grey
 
Sergeant’s Charcoal Alliance War Sergeant Common Grey
 
Khenarthi Red Khenarthi’s Roost Pathfinder Uncommon Red
 
Recipe Reaper Red Recipe Compendium Uncommon Red
 
Pact Fisher Red Pact Fisherman Uncommon Red
 
Strangler Maw Red Shadowfen Master Explorer Uncommon Red
 
Kresh Flower Red Grand Master Crafting Harvester Uncommon Red
 
Flame-Knight Light Red Stormhaven Master Explorer Uncommon Red
 
Riften Copper Shattered Remnants Uncommon Red
 
Senche-Tiger Orange Hallowed Moons Uncommon Red
 
Enchanter Tangerine Master Enchanter Uncommon Red
 
Champion Red Fighters Guild Veteran Uncommon Red
 
Jode Red Reaper’s March Master Explorer Uncommon Red
 
Red Diamond Red The Valley of Blades Uncommon Red
 
Regicide Red Emperor Slayer Uncommon Red
 
Pact Conqueror Red Ebonheart Pact Conquerer Uncommon Red
 
Craglorn Crimson Craglorn Master Explorer Uncommon Red
 
Hlaalu Gold Plague Eater Uncommon Yellow
 
Evermore Gold End of Empire Uncommon Yellow
 
Mastic Yellow Legendary Woodworker Uncommon Yellow
 
Craftmaster Gold Master Deconstructor Uncommon Yellow
 
Hunding Gold Stros M’kai and Betnikh Explorer Uncommon Yellow
 
Sulfur Pools Yellow Eastmarch Master Explorer Uncommon Yellow
 
Dominion Fisher Yellow Dominion Fisherman Uncommon Yellow
 
Woodworker Yellow Master Woodworker Uncommon Yellow
 
Alchemist Bilious Master Alchemist Uncommon Yellow
 
Dominion Conqueror Yellow Aldmeri Dominion Conquerer Uncommon Yellow
 
Doomcrag Vedrigris Curse Breaker Uncommon Green
 
Dominion Vanquisher Green Vanquisher of the Dominion Uncommon Green
 
Falinesti Green Matchmaker Uncommon Green
 
Vine Green Glenumbra Master Uncommon Green
 
Nibenay Trout Green Cyrodiil Angler Uncommon Green
 
Hist Green Egg and Root Uncommon Green
 
Wyrd Tree Green Ritual Destruction Uncommon Green
 
Silvenar Green Malabal Tor Master Explorer Uncommon Green
 
Welkynd Blue Spirit of the Bosmer Uncommon Blue
 
Eyevea Blue Arch-Mage Uncommon Blue
 
Smith Steel Blue Master Blacksmith Uncommon Blue
 
Ransacker Blue Superior Ransacker Uncommon Blue
 
Covenant Conqueror Blue Daggerfall Covenant Conquerer Uncommon Blue
 
Netch Jelly Blue Bleakrock and Bal Foyen Explorer Uncommon Blue
 
Wisp Blue Bangkorai Master Explorer Uncommon Blue
 
Covenant Fisher Blue Covenant Fisherman Uncommon Blue
 
Alik’r Lapis Consecrated Ground Uncommon Blue
 
Indoril Blue Deshaan Master Uncommon Blue
 
Wayrest Royal Purple Rude Awakening Uncommon Purple
 
Ironweed Violet Legendary Clothier Uncommon Purple
 
Haunted Moor Mauve Rivenspire Master Explorer Uncommon Purple
 
Covenant Vanquisher Violet Vanquisher of the Covenant Uncommon Purple
 
Pillager Purple Epic Acquirer Uncommon Purple
 
Dibella’s Blush Greenshade Master Explorer Uncommon Purple
 
Master Adventurer Purple Master Adventurer Uncommon Purple
 
Clothier Purple Master Clothier Uncommon Purple
 
Nightshade Purple Chainbreaker Achievement Uncommon Purple
 
Telvanni Brown Stonefalls Master Explorer Uncommon Brown
 
Murder Mahogany Kill a Grand Overlord Uncommon Brown
 
Mammoth Fur Brown The Rift Master Explorer Uncommon Brown
 
Provisioner Brown Master Provisioner Uncommon Brown
 
Grath-Bark Brown Grahtwood Master Explorer Uncommon Brown
 
Adventurer Brown Adventurer Uncommon Brown
 
Pact Vanquisher Brown Vanquisher of the Pact Uncommon Brown
 
Brewer’s Ale Brown Iron Chef Uncommon Brown
 
Colovian Deep Brown Cyrodiil Cave Delver Uncommon Brown
 
Polished Steel Gray Master of Refinement Uncommon Grey
 
Windhelm Steel Blood Feud Uncommon Grey
 
Prefect’s Gray Alliance War Prefect Uncommon Grey
 
Thalmor Black Iconoclast Uncommon Grey
 
Stendarr White Master Monster Slayer Uncommon Grey
 
Moonstone White Trait Master Uncommon Grey
 
Earthforge Iron Gray Legendary Blacksmith Uncommon Grey
 
Tribune’s Steel Alliance War Tribune Uncommon Grey
 
Maormer-Eyes Gray Auridon Master Explorer Uncommon Grey
 
Soul Shriven Pale Coldharbour Master Explorer Achievement Uncommon Grey
 
Varla White A Rule Unquestioned Uncommon Grey
 
Ashland Gray Hearts of Darkness Uncommon Grey
 
Ash’abah Hood Gray Alik’r Desert Master Explorer Uncommon Grey
 
Dragonstar Red Time Trial: Hel Ra Citadel Rare Red
 
Syffim Red Fighters Guild Skill Master Rare Red
 
General’s Gold Alliance War General Rare Red
 
Pact Blood Red Hero of the Ebonheart Pact Rare Red
 
Warlord’s Red Alliance War Warlord Rare Red
 
Ruby Thorne Red Emperor! Rare Red
 
Daedric Red General Executioner Rare Red
 
Dominion Yellow Hero of the Aldmeri Dominion Rare Yellow
 
Grand Overlord’s Brass Alliance War Grand Overlord Rare Yellow
 
Ayleid Gold Aldmeri Master Explorer Rare Yellow
 
Legendary Gold Legendary Attire Rare Yellow
 
Akatosh’s Scales Gold Complete All Speed Challenges Rare Yellow
 
Aurora Green Time Trial: Aetherian Archive Rare Green
 
Orichalc Green Daggerfall Master Explorer Rare Green
 
Necromancer Blue Radiant Champion Rare Blue
 
Aetherial Blue Tamriel Skyshard Hunter Rare Blue
 
Entoloma Blue Truly Legendary Armor Rare Blue
 
Arcane Blue Mages Guild Skill Master Rare Blue
 
Mundus Blue Weekly Trial Complete Rare Blue
 
Covenant Blue Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant Rare Blue
 
Superior Blue Superior Attire Achievement Rare Blue
 
Celestial Violet Time Trial: Weekly Rare Purple
 
Indomitable Violet Indomitable Adventurer Rare Purple
 
Grand Warlord’s Violet Alliance War Grand Warlord Rare Purple
 
Voidstone Violet Complete All Death Challenges Rare Purple
 
Slaughterfish Flesh Pink Master Fisher Achievement Rare Purple
 
Epic Violet Epic Attire Achievement Rare Purple
 
Overlord’s Purple Alliance War Overlord Rare Purple
 
Undaunted Bronze Undaunted Skill Master Rare Brown
 
Atmoran Bronze Ebonheart Master Explorer Rare Brown
 
Motif Master Brown Rare Style Master Rare Brown
 
Julianos White Aetherian Archive Completed Rare Grey
 
Lamae’s White Vampirism Master Rare Grey
 
Lycanthrope Gray Lycanthropy Master Rare Grey
 
Legate’s Black Alliance War Legate Rare Grey
 
Cyrodilic Steel Cyrodilic Champion Rare Grey
 
Warrior’s Steel Hel ra Citadel Completed Rare Grey
 
Palatine’s White Alliance War Palatine Rare Grey
 
Liar’s Linen I Like M’aiq Rare Grey
 
Nirnroot Gray Botanist Achievement Rare Grey
 
Coldharbour Ash Black God of Schemes Rare Grey

 

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