How to Dye Armor in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Prima Games

How to Dye Armor in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

by Prima Games Staff

Geralt’s armor in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt certainly looks bad-ass, but there’s nothing wrong with giving it a different color. In this guide, we’ll break down how you can obtain and utilize dyes for your armor, as part of the Blood and Wine expansion!

These consumable items can be picked up throughout Toussaint, with a number of different colors available. Just keep in mind you can only use them with pieces of Witcher gear, like sets including Griffin, Bear, Cat, Viper, Manticore or Viper. 

Getting Your Hands On Dyes In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

You can buy dyes right out, or you can find them or make them yourself. The first stop you’ll want to make is in Beauclair, where a Dye Merchant will be waiting. Head towards the harbor just east of the Harbor Gate and look for some paint splotches, and you’ll find the Merchant. (There will be a few dye pools nearby as well.)

The dyes can be a little expensive, going for a thousand Crowns apiece, so make sure you aren’t on the broke side when you pay the Merchant a visit in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If for some reason you are, there’s the next best option – looting.

Take part in a few side quests and look around each spot, looting in certain sections. You’ll be able to grab a few dyes in the process. In addition, some enemies could drop some dye as well (while they’re dying – yeah, ironic).

Crafting dyes is also an option, but you’ll need to make sure you pick up a dye diagram as well as the components needed to put it together. Again, you can get most of these through looting.

Putting Your Dye To Good Use In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Check out the preview function once you have dye in your possession, and you’ll be able to see how certain colors look on your character before you make it permanent. This is a great option, as you can pretty much “try before you buy,” assuring you’ve got the right dye color in mind.

Once you’re ready to go with a dye, select the one you want, then confirm it. It’ll apply to the armor pieces you’ve selected. You can mix and match if you please, or blend them all together in one color (if you have enough dye) to look like a true warrior.

However, if you screw up and choose the wrong color, you’ll need to find or buy a Dye Remover in order to change it back to its original shade. Just apply it once you have it in your collection, and you’ll be able to go back the way it was. (It can be a bit expensive, so maybe do the preview thing first to save yourself the mistake.)

That’s it! With the right dyes, you can make some great colors for yourself in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Good luck!

Be sure to check out our continuing coverage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, including these helpful The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Beginners’ Tips and taking on the Open Sesame quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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