Before Players can dye their gear, they must complete the quest Color Your World in Vesper Bay (X:12.6 Y:14.3) of Western Thanalan by speaking to the NPC Swyrgeim, or A Self-improving Man from Wiscard in Mor Dhona (X:22.1 Y:6.7). Only one of the two quests can be completed and there is minimal difference between the two.
Players can dye their armor into different colors. One source of dyes is purchasing them from dye vendors in the following places (Goobbue Grey Dye used as an example):
|Vendor||Location / Coordinates||Cost|
|Alaric||Old Gridania (14.3, 8.8)||40|
|Allagan Commerce Node||Player Housing (6.2, 6.2)||40|
|Ananta Junkmonger||Player Housing (6.2, 6.2)||40|
|Eilonwy||The Firmament (12.2, 14.2)||40|
|Frine||The Pillars (6, 9.9)||40|
|Junkmonger||Player Housing (6.2, 6.2)||40|
|Kojin Junkmonger||Player Housing (6.2, 6.2)||40|
|Namazu Junkmonger||Player Housing (6.2, 6.2)||40|
|Nanabe||Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (14.2, 11)||40|
|Tokohana||Kugane (12.9, 12.2)||40|
|Unsynrael||Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (6, 12.3)||40|
A second batch of dyes are crafted by any level 30 crafter class.
A third group of dyes are only available from ARR Tribal Vendors.
A fourth set of dyes are exclusively bought from Enie in The Firmament (12,14) with Skybuilder's Scrip from the Ishgardian Restoration.
Lastly, General-purpose or Green dyes are only acquired very rarely from Quick Exploration Retainer Ventures (via the Venture Coffer lootbox).
- These last ones have an untradeable equivalent that can be bought on the Mog Station for real money and produce the same colors.
To dye a piece of armor, click on the Dye icon in the Actions & Traits menu or by right-clicking the desired icon and selecting the Dye option.
- Dyes can be removed from armor by using the item named Terebinth, bought from a dye vendor.