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Pictures with all the rare dyes + comparison

kind_hero
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Here is a complete picture list with all the RARE dyes currently in the game, including a selection of uncommon ones that are hard to get. My main char was patient enough to pose for a screenshot of each dye :)

I made this post to help players who might be after a certain dye, but don't know exactly how it looks, or if it is worth the effort, because as you will see, many dyes are very similar.

I know this is not perfect, nor it can be, because how dyes look depends a lot on the costume/outfit.

So I picked "Drifting Sand" Tunic and Sash because of simplicity. It does not change the hue much, does not make the colors to dull or shiny, and has parts with different level of shine. The thin sash is the most shiny part of this costume, and it has the same shine like a metal pieces of armor. I used an outfit station placed inside, with an Alinor lantern nearby, to have a neutral to warm lightsource, for "shiny" colors. Screenshots were taken during game night time, so other lighting condition won't affect the setup (I don't know exactly to what degree the outfit station resets lighting, but wanted to be on the safe side). In the begining I wanted to post only material crops instead of showing my char, but I think it is better to see the whole costume in order to properly evaluate the dye.

Rare dyes:

Abyssal Beryl
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Adamantine Silver
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Aetherial Blue
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Akatosh Scales Gold
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Arcane Blue
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Atmoran Bronze
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Aurora Green
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Ayleid Gold
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Bedlam Purple
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Blademaster's Mauve
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Bloodroot Wine
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Celestial Violet
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Coldhabour Black
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Colossus Brass
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Contraband Violet
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Covenant Blue
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Cyrodiilic Steel
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Daedric Red
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Divine Gold
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Dominion Yellow
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Dragonstar Red
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Dwarven Brass
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Enteloma Blue
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Epic Violet
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General's Gold
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Grand Overlord's Brass
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Grand Warlord's Violet
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Indomitable Violet
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Julianos White
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Lamae White
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Legate's Black
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Liar's Linen
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Lycanthrope Grey
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Magnus Setting Red
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Motif Master Brown
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Mundus Blue
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Nacreous Purple
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Necromancer Blue
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Nirncrux Red
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Nirnroot Gray
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Ophidian Jade
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Orhicalc Green
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Overlord's Purple
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Pact Blood Red
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Palatine's White
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Putrid Flesh Teal
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Ruby Throne Red
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Scalecourt Brown
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Sigil Orange
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Slaughterfish Pink
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Stalhrim Chrome (Wolfhunter DLC)
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Superior Blue
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Syffim Red
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Transliminal Violet
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Undaunted Bronze
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Vekh's Mystic Blue
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Viridian Venom
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Voidstone Violet
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Warlord's Red
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Warrior's Steel
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Uncommon "rare" dyes:

Antique Silver
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Covenant Fisher Blue
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Dominion Fisher Yellow
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Pact Fisher Red
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Regicide Red
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Shrike Blue (Summerset completionist)
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Stendarr White
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Polished Steel
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From my experience, the most desired basic colors in this type of game are white, black, and metallic colors to dye weapons, armors, and other outfit elements. Shiny brass-gold is quite desired. Some of these are hard to get, other not so difficult. One big surprise is the Rank 5 material black, which is quite good for a very easy to obtain dye (deconstructing mats). Other very hard to get dyes are a let down, but you be the judge of that. From my experience, Liar's linen is great for silver lining, or steel-like weapons and metals, and Transliminal Violet the best for gold insertions.
Julianos White remains the brightest best white, but Palatine's White is also great (Julianos has a slight blue tint, Palatine's has a warm pink tint).

Below is a comparison chart for these dyes. I might update it with crops taken from a shield or armor for metallic colors.
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I hope you will find this useful, and if you have ideas how to make this better, please comment below.
@ kind.hero (PC/EU) cp810 DC Sephala, Breton nightblade, DC April Dawn, Breton magicka sorcerer
All the rare dyes pictured post
  • lordrichter
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    This is a great resource. Bookmarked.
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  • sevomd69
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    This one deserves an AWESOME....TY...
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    Boooooooooookmaaaaarrrrkeeed <3
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  • sevomd69
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    The only thing that might make it better would be if you could also list the pre-req's for all the dyes....
  • WuffyCerulei
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    Love it! I do think a picture of Aetherial Blue on a metallic costume would show the blue-purple hues it has on certain things.
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    You do the Aedra's work
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  • emilyhyoyeon
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    amazing thread thank you!!!!!!

    does anyone have a picture of what 'beast collector violet' looks like? I feel like it's obnoxious to get because of the RNG
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  • kind_hero
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    sevomd69 wrote: »
    The only thing that might make it better would be if you could also list the pre-req's for all the dyes....

    Thanks for the suggestion. I might do that in the future, but this information is easy to find (even in game if you check each dye), while a preview of all these dyes is not.
    Love it! I do think a picture of Aetherial Blue on a metallic costume would show the blue-purple hues it has on certain things.

    Here it is on a heavy glass armor fully dyed with Aetherial Blue:
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    If you look carefully, you will see the sash in the previous picture has the same shine as the metal parts on this armor.

    (The glass armor is quite shiny, so any dye looks well on it. I did not want to make some dyes look better than they are, so I picked a more neutral outfit, a compromise if you wish)
    Edited by kind_hero on July 22, 2018 2:05PM
    @ kind.hero (PC/EU) cp810 DC Sephala, Breton nightblade, DC April Dawn, Breton magicka sorcerer
    All the rare dyes pictured post
  • kind_hero
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    amazing thread thank you!!!!!!

    does anyone have a picture of what 'beast collector violet' looks like? I feel like it's obnoxious to get because of the RNG

    Tamriel Beast Collector
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    It is quite similar with Epic Violet and Material Rank 9
    @ kind.hero (PC/EU) cp810 DC Sephala, Breton nightblade, DC April Dawn, Breton magicka sorcerer
    All the rare dyes pictured post
  • Aliyavana
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    You can preview locked dyes on the pts with a template character
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  • Cloudless
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    Oh I'm gonna bookmark this so hard. Thank you. <3
  • Taleof2Cities
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    Astrid_V wrote: »
    I wish there was preview option in outfit station for locked dyes, so you could know if farming achievement for that dye is worth it
    Aliyavana wrote: »
    You can preview locked dyes on the pts with a template character

    All dyes were unlocked during this PTS cycle. If you have PTS or can get PTS be sure to use it ... like @kind_hero graciously did.
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  • Shazanti
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    WOW. My first bookmarked post! Your name is quite apropos, @kind_hero! <3 Thank you so much, this is an excellent resource. Now to look up how to actually get some of these.
  • Galen
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    A thousand thanks for this! I know some friends of mine will really appreciate this, as well.

    (I think one of them might be pleased that, instead of Slaughterfish Pink, Pact Fisher Red may be more of what they are looking for. Much less work to find out if it is or not, at least.)
  • OutLaw_Nynx
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    Oooo I like this. Bookmarking it.
  • Armatesz
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    An unfortunate thing about dyes is that even with as much info as you have shown, there is other factors to think about when it comes to dye. Some come natural as say different materials it is placed on, but also what most people don't realize but each item for the slot it uses might interact with the dye a bit different, and then there is the lighting of what is around can bend the coloration a bit. There is also the angle of which you look at an item. Almost all rare dyes are color changing dyes. A prime example and easy one to get is "BLADE MASTER MAUVE" which can change between a series of colors such as: Pink, blue'ish purple, purple, etc.

    Point being is that it is better to have a video showcasing different times, the materials of said dyes that can be influenced as well atmosphere interfering with the dyes. That would likely be a lot of hours just to showcase dyes.

    Also from what I can remember different materials that can be influenced can be chainmail sorts, plate, leather like, cloth, richy sort of cloth, skulls, animal parts, pelts, etc. It leaves room for a lot of different interactions. So remember this... and request a preview option that way you can test dyes you might not have ^V^
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  • WoodenHeart
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    Thanks, @kind_hero ... this is a really nice resource!

    For anyone trying to unlock a certain color, the "Dye Station Achievement Links" add-on lets you see the achievement for any dye at an outfit station.
  • Pixel_Zealot
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    That's awesome!

    We should also create a thread to indicate how the different dyes look on different outfit pieces.
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  • kind_hero
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    That's awesome!

    We should also create a thread to indicate how the different dyes look on different outfit pieces.

    That would be interesting and also quite useful. However it is time consuming as it is... 60+ rare and very hard to get dyes. The problem is to identify the ideal outfit to display these dyes. Some materials shift the colors quite a lot. One example is the Transliminal Violet color which on some pieces is displayed as a amazing gold, but on others, the shiny gold is suppressed and you get only the violet. My approach was to find a costume that shows the colors as much as they are. For this I took in consideration Julianos White as a calibration. It has to be white, not bluish white, like it shows on some other costumes. Transliminal Violet had to have both violet and gold shine, Legate black some shine, Aetherial Blue some pink shine, and so on. So I did some tests before starting this guide. But keep in mind that the way we see colors is subjective, each individual has his/her own way of seeing them, so it is almost impossible to find an ideal setting.

    @Armatesz

    As you can see below, the costume shows a lot of the color variation. It is quite hard to find a sweet spot, like explained above.

    Blademaster's Mauve
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    Thanks all for the wonderful feedback!
    @ kind.hero (PC/EU) cp810 DC Sephala, Breton nightblade, DC April Dawn, Breton magicka sorcerer
    All the rare dyes pictured post
  • MLGProPlayer
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    This is amazing. Thank you for doing this!
  • Armatesz
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    kind_hero wrote: »
    That's awesome!

    We should also create a thread to indicate how the different dyes look on different outfit pieces.

    That would be interesting and also quite useful. However it is time consuming as it is... 60+ rare and very hard to get dyes. The problem is to identify the ideal outfit to display these dyes. Some materials shift the colors quite a lot. One example is the Transliminal Violet color which on some pieces is displayed as a amazing gold, but on others, the shiny gold is suppressed and you get only the violet. My approach was to find a costume that shows the colors as much as they are. For this I took in consideration Julianos White as a calibration. It has to be white, not bluish white, like it shows on some other costumes. Transliminal Violet had to have both violet and gold shine, Legate black some shine, Aetherial Blue some pink shine, and so on. So I did some tests before starting this guide. But keep in mind that the way we see colors is subjective, each individual has his/her own way of seeing them, so it is almost impossible to find an ideal setting.

    @Armatesz

    As you can see below, the costume shows a lot of the color variation. It is quite hard to find a sweet spot, like explained above.

    Blademaster's Mauve
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    Thanks all for the wonderful feedback!

    Oh I noticed but I also stated that there is far more variations on how they interact. None of what you showed are videos to showcase angles of what they look like. There is a lot more to it than you or I could list.
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  • Mystrius_Archaion
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    You should have taken these with a costume that mixed different material types and starts with a lighter color to not wash out these colors or artificially darken them.
    For example, Transliminal Violet looks more gold on other costumes with hints of purple and here you haev it so brown and purple. Ayleid Gold also looks too brown versus what it looks like on lighter pieces.

    I recommend the Cyrod Gentry's Town Gown costume for this purpose since it has both metallic parts and cloth, or the Elven Hero costume which has cloth and leather and metal.
    If we wanted "challenge" in City of Heroes we would solo the content. If we wanted fun we would form a random PUG the majority of the time and just "wreck face!" feeling overpowered. That was the most fun of any game I've ever played so why does no other "newer" game design that way? I guess they like players never feeling good enough and the inevitable "max level rat/worm/insect/this-shouldn't-be-a-threatening-enemy-but-it-is" effect.
  • The_Protagonist
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    You should have taken these with a costume that mixed different material types and starts with a lighter color to not wash out these colors or artificially darken them.
    For example, Transliminal Violet looks more gold on other costumes with hints of purple and here you haev it so brown and purple. Ayleid Gold also looks too brown versus what it looks like on lighter pieces.

    I recommend the Cyrod Gentry's Town Gown costume for this purpose since it has both metallic parts and cloth, or the Elven Hero costume which has cloth and leather and metal.

    You can log into PTS and post that here, it will be helpful not only to you but to everyone who is following this thread :)
  • Mystrius_Archaion
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    You should have taken these with a costume that mixed different material types and starts with a lighter color to not wash out these colors or artificially darken them.
    For example, Transliminal Violet looks more gold on other costumes with hints of purple and here you haev it so brown and purple. Ayleid Gold also looks too brown versus what it looks like on lighter pieces.

    I recommend the Cyrod Gentry's Town Gown costume for this purpose since it has both metallic parts and cloth, or the Elven Hero costume which has cloth and leather and metal.

    You can log into PTS and post that here, it will be helpful not only to you but to everyone who is following this thread :)

    I don't have those dyes for one and don't have a hosting service or the data speed to do so. I have crap internet.
    I didn't know all dyes were unlocked on PTS. I was pretty sure I only had the ones I had access to, and pvp ranks that were necessary for the skill unlocks.
    If we wanted "challenge" in City of Heroes we would solo the content. If we wanted fun we would form a random PUG the majority of the time and just "wreck face!" feeling overpowered. That was the most fun of any game I've ever played so why does no other "newer" game design that way? I guess they like players never feeling good enough and the inevitable "max level rat/worm/insect/this-shouldn't-be-a-threatening-enemy-but-it-is" effect.
  • kind_hero
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    You should have taken these with a costume that mixed different material types and starts with a lighter color to not wash out these colors or artificially darken them.
    For example, Transliminal Violet looks more gold on other costumes with hints of purple and here you haev it so brown and purple. Ayleid Gold also looks too brown versus what it looks like on lighter pieces.

    I recommend the Cyrod Gentry's Town Gown costume for this purpose since it has both metallic parts and cloth, or the Elven Hero costume which has cloth and leather and metal.

    Cyrod Gentry's Town Gown was on my wish list, but as you might guess, I did this on the current PTS, where all the dyes are unlocked, but the older costumes are not available. None of the costumes you mentioned were available. But on the other hand, lets say I had such a costume. The trans-violet would have looked optimal, as you say, but then when applied to an other costume or outfit, it would look underwhelming. I have this dye on live, it is maybe the best, I know what you mean. Ayleid Gold is almost identical to the Dwarven Brass (just a tiny bit shinier). That's why I made a comparison at the end of the post. You need a very shiny material for this color to look remotely close to "gold". The Drifting Sand costume has a very shiny sash, it is very similar with how metal would look, but I know it is small compared to the size of the costume...
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    All the rare dyes pictured post
  • Craziux
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    @kind_hero , thank you for posting this! It's nice to see that someone is showcasing these dyes since there's no dye preview in the game yet. I also wanted to link this video I just posted of the Black and White dyes:



    Hope this can help new and experienced players with different Black and White dyes in motion to get an better idea of how they look! ^^

    (Missing a few PvP dyes since I find little interest in that. I believe in Peace. (Exept from those 1000 players that need to dye for the red battlegrounds color. (I'm not sorry.)))
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  • kind_hero
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    update:

    here are two more dyes:

    Apricot Outrage (Blackrose Prison)
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    New Wrathstone dye (PTS)
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    This one is rather shiny and has many hues from orange to light blue, depending on the material and light. On the thin sash, which is the shiniest, you can see it is blue-purple, on the wide sash it is yellowish

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    All the rare dyes pictured post
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    I wish I could hand out one awesome per dye/picture.
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