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Dyes are colors which can be applied to armor, clothing, or shields at any Dye Station. Dye can also be applied to costumes and hats with ESO Plus or Dye Stamps. Dye Stations can be found in most major cities, generally near the Alchemy Stations. There is at least one Dye Station for each zone. Dyes are acquired by unlocking Achievements. Unlocked Dyes are shared across accounts, so multiple characters can use them. This allows, for example, new characters to use Dyes that cannot normally be acquired at their level if they have been unlocked by another character.

Dyeing your armor is free and requires no resources of any kind. You may re-dye the same armor piece as many times as you like. But once an armor piece is dyed once, it is permanently bound to your account, and cannot be traded to other players. It may of course still be sold to NPCs, deconstructed, researched, or destroyed. You can only apply dyes to armor you are currently wearing. Other armor in your inventory is not available in the Dye Station interface. All armor pieces may be dyed, including those received as a quest reward.

Each armor piece can have three different colors applied to it. From left to right on the interface they include a primary color, a trim color, and a secondary color. The primary color will be the most prominent on the armor, while the secondary will be seen on some of the smaller sections. Trim color usually separates the two. This of course depends greatly on the type and style of armor in question. In the Dye Station interface, you may have up to four pre-defined sets, which can be applied wholesale to a piece of armor, or you can apply colors directly to each piece without using sets. You can also use the Copy Color tool to see what color an armor piece already has, in order to apply it to other slots. You can preview your color choices without committing them, and rotate your character to see them from multiple angles. Once you have chosen the colors you want, you can commit your changes, which will make them permanent.

Dyes come in three different rarities and seven different hue sets. Common Dyes are relatively easy to acquire, and can generally be unlocked by any character. Uncommon Dyes require a good bit more work to unlock, and some may require a significant investment in crafting skills, may only be available to Veteran level players, etc. Rare Dyes are much more difficult to get, and only the most dedicated players are likely to see many of them. Uncommon and especially Rare Dyes tend to be more intense and shinier than Common ones. You can sort the available Dyes either by rarity or by hues, which are roughly divided into Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Grey. Additionally, you can optionally filter out the Dyes you have unlocked from those you haven't. Rolling over a Dye will show you which achievement is needed to unlock it if you haven't yet, and you can click on the description to be taken to the achievements page to see it in more detail.


  • ON-icon-ArmorDye-Dye.png Dye: Apply the selected color to any armor piece slot or set slot.
  • ON-icon-ArmorDye-Dye All.png Dye All: Apply the selected color to the selected slot for all armor pieces or all sets.
  • ON-icon-ArmorDye-Clear Color.png Clear Color: Remove the color from the selected slot and restore it to original coloring. Note that if you have already committed your color changes and bound the item to your account, you cannot unbind it in this way.
  • ON-icon-ArmorDye-Copy Color.png Copy Color: Copy a color from a selected armor piece slot or set slot.
  • ON-icon-ArmorDye-Set Fill.png Set Fill: Apply the selected color set to an armor piece.


Dye Hue Rarity Achievement
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Faded Dwemer Scholar Red ARed Common Dwarven Secrets Gatherer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Forge Ember Red ARed Common Apprentice Deconstructor
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Aspect Red ARed Common Aspect
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Oblivion Vermillion ARed Common Oblivion Shard Gatherer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mudcrab Maroon ARed Common Chitin Accumulator
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Fighters Guild Red ARed Common Associate of the Fighters Guild
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dragonknight's Blood ARed Common Grand Dragonknight Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Quester Yellow BYellow Common Quester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Master Gold BYellow Common Level 50 Hero
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Templar's Last Dawn BYellow Common Grand Templar Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Automaton Bronze BYellow Common Dwarven Construct Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Restorative Gold BYellow Common Greater Dungeon Healer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dragonthorn Yellow BYellow Common Apprentice Crafting Harvester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Essence Green CGreen Common Essence
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Explorer Green CGreen Common Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Spriggan Green CGreen Common Nature Collector
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Battaglir Green CGreen Common Recipe Card
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Jute Green CGreen Common Expert Crafting Harvester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Corporal's Green CGreen Common Alliance War Corporal
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Gangrene Green CGreen Common Undead Hoarder
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hunter Green CGreen Common Nature Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Woodsman Green CGreen Common Certified Jack-of-All-Trades
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Warden's Moss Green CGreen Common Grand Warden Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Guardian Blue DBlue Common Greater Dungeon Blocker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dungeon Victor Turquoise DBlue Common Dungeon Annihilator
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Apprentice Blue DBlue Common Level 20 Hero
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mages Guild Blue DBlue Common Student of the Mages Guild
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Motif Pattern Blue DBlue Common Alliance Style Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Potency Blue DBlue Common Potency
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Bugloss Blue DBlue Common Apprentice of Refinement
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Nightblades' Indigo DBlue Common Grand Nightblade Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dolmen Deep Blue DBlue Common Anchor Destroyer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Sorcerers'-Bane Violet EPurple Common Grand Sorcerer Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Soul Gem Purple EPurple Common Chasing Shadows
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Amethyst Violet EPurple Common Learn a Trait
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hyacinth Pink EPurple Common Journeyman Crafting Harvester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Adept Purple EPurple Common Level 30 Hero
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Beast Collector Violet EPurple Common Tamriel Beast Collector
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Shein Violet EPurple Common Recipe Book
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Captain's Violet EPurple Common Alliance War Captain
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Yokudan Cod Tan FBrown Common Craglorn Angler
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Novice Tan FBrown Common Level 10 Hero
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Raw Hide Tan FBrown Common Master Crafting Harvester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Centurion Metal FBrown Common Alliance War Centurion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dried Blood Brown FBrown Common Recruit of the Undaunted
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Heartlands Umber FBrown Common Support the Fight
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Book Cover Brown FBrown Common Racial Style Learned
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Trolls Fur Brown FBrown Common Monstrous Component Collector
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Bandit Brown FBrown Common Humanoid Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Wolf's Fur Brown FBrown Common Lycanthropy
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Boss Butcher Brown FBrown Common Dungeon Lord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Birch White Grey Common Expert of Refinement
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Volunteer's Iron Grey Common Alliance War Volunteer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Boethiah Gray Grey Common Daedra Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Obsidian Black Grey Common Expert Deconstructor
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mort Flesh White Grey Common Undead Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Expert Gray Grey Common Level 40 Hero
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Tombstone Gray Grey Common Dungeon Damage Dispenser
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Noxophilic Black Grey Common Vampirism
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Elemental White Grey Common Atronach Element Collector
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Legionary's Lead Grey Common Alliance War Legionary
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Soul Shriven Gray Grey Common Soul Shriven in Coldharbour
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Sergeant's Charcoal Grey Common Alliance War Sergeant
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Khenarthi Red ARed Uncommon Khenarthi's Roost Pathfinder
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Recipe Reader Red ARed Uncommon Recipe Compendium
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pact Fisher Red ARed Uncommon Pact Fisherman
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Strangler Maw Red ARed Uncommon Shadowfen Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Kresh Flower Red ARed Uncommon Grand Master Crafting Harvester
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Flame-Knight Light Red ARed Uncommon Stormhaven Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Riften Copper ARed Uncommon Shattered Remnants
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Deceit Orange ARed Uncommon Easy as Pie
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Senche-Tiger Orange ARed Uncommon Hallowed Moons
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Enchanter Tangerine ARed Uncommon Master Enchanter
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Champion Red ARed Uncommon Fighters Guild Veteran
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Jode Red ARed Uncommon Reaper's March Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Red Diamond Red ARed Uncommon The Valley of Blades
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Regicide Red ARed Uncommon Emperor Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pact Conqueror Red ARed Uncommon Ebonheart Pact Conqueror
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Craglorn Crimson ARed Uncommon Lower Craglorn Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Somber Cerise ARed Uncommon Imperial City WarlordImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Fire Drake's Flame ARed Uncommon Pit HeroMorrowind
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Starlight Gold BYellow Uncommon Dawn of a Champion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hlaalu Gold BYellow Uncommon Plague Eater
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Evermore Gold BYellow Uncommon End of Empire
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mastic Yellow BYellow Uncommon Legendary Woodworker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Craftmaster Gold BYellow Uncommon Master Deconstructor
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hunding Gold BYellow Uncommon Stros M'kai and Betnikh Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Sulfur Pools Yellow BYellow Uncommon Eastmarch Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dominion Fisher Yellow BYellow Uncommon Dominion Fisherman
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Woodworker Yellow BYellow Uncommon Master Woodworker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Alchemist Bilious BYellow Uncommon Master Alchemist
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dominion Conqueror Yellow BYellow Uncommon Aldmeri Dominion Conqueror
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Antique Brass BYellow Uncommon The Sublime ProtectorImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Doomcrag Verdigris CGreen Uncommon Curse Breaker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dominion Vanquisher Green CGreen Uncommon Vanquisher of the Dominion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Falinesti Green CGreen Uncommon Matchmaker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Vine Green CGreen Uncommon Glenumbra Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Nibenay Trout Green CGreen Uncommon Cyrodiil Angler
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hist Green CGreen Uncommon Egg and Root
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Forest Footpad Green CGreen Uncommon Sneak Thief Extraordinaire
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Wyrd Tree Green CGreen Uncommon Ritual Destruction
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Silvenar Green CGreen Uncommon Malabal Tor Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pit Daemon's Poison CGreen Uncommon Grand Relic HunterMorrowind
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Welkynd Blue DBlue Uncommon Spirit of the Bosmer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Eyevea Blue DBlue Uncommon Arch-Mage
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Smith Steel Blue DBlue Uncommon Master Blacksmith
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ransacker Blue DBlue Uncommon Superior Ransacker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Covenant Conqueror Blue DBlue Uncommon Daggerfall Covenant Conqueror
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Netch Jelly Blue DBlue Uncommon Bleakrock and Bal Foyen Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Wisp Blue DBlue Uncommon Bangkorai Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Covenant Fisher Blue DBlue Uncommon Covenant Fisherman
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Alik'r Lapis DBlue Uncommon Consecrated Ground
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Indoril Blue DBlue Uncommon Deshaan Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Tainted Turquoise DBlue Uncommon Imperial TransgressionsImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png New Life Cerulean DBlue Uncommon New Life Celebrant
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Wayrest Royal Purple EPurple Uncommon Rude Awakening
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ironweed Violet EPurple Uncommon Legendary Clothier
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Haunted Moor Mauve EPurple Uncommon Rivenspire Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Covenant Vanquisher Violet EPurple Uncommon Vanquisher of the Covenant
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pillager Purple EPurple Uncommon Epic Acquirer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dibella's Blush EPurple Uncommon Greenshade Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Master Adventurer Purple EPurple Uncommon Master Adventurer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Clothier Purple EPurple Uncommon Master Clothier
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Nightshade Purple EPurple Uncommon Chainbreaker
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Storm Lord's Lightning EPurple Uncommon Grand Standard-BearerMorrowind
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Telvanni Brown FBrown Uncommon Stonefalls Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Murder Mahogany FBrown Uncommon Kill a Grand Overlord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mammoth Fur Brown FBrown Uncommon The Rift Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Provisioner Brown FBrown Uncommon Master Provisioner
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Graht-Bark Brown FBrown Uncommon Grahtwood Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Adventurer Brown FBrown Uncommon Adventurer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pact Vanquisher Brown FBrown Uncommon Vanquisher of the Pact
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Brewer's Ale Brown FBrown Uncommon Master Chef
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Colovian Deep Brown FBrown Uncommon Cyrodiil Cave Delver
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dusky Bronze FBrown Uncommon Horror of HorrorsImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Polished Steel Gray Grey Uncommon Master of Refinement
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Windhelm Steel Grey Uncommon Blood Feud
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Prefect's Gray Grey Uncommon Alliance War Prefect
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Thalmor Black Grey Uncommon Iconoclast
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Stendarr White Grey Uncommon Master Monster Slayer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Moonstone White Grey Uncommon Trait Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Earthforge Iron Gray Grey Uncommon Legendary Blacksmith
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Tribune's Steel Grey Uncommon Alliance War Tribune
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Maormer-Eyes Gray Grey Uncommon Auridon Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Varla White Grey Uncommon A Rule Unquestioned
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ashland Gray Grey Uncommon Hearts of Darkness
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ash'abah Hood Gray Grey Uncommon Alik'r Desert Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Shadow Foot Gray Grey Uncommon Felonious Recompense
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Tower White-Gold Grey Uncommon BlockbusterImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Soul Shriven Pale Grey Uncommon Coldharbour Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dragonstar Red ARed ZRare Time Trial: Hel Ra Citadel
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Syffim Red ARed ZRare Fighters Guild Skill Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png General's Gold ARed ZRare Alliance War General
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Sigil Orange ARed ZRare Veteran City of Ash
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Pact Blood Red ARed ZRare Hero of the Ebonheart Pact
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Warlord's Red ARed ZRare Alliance War Warlord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ruby Throne Red ARed ZRare Emperor!
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Nirncrux Red ARed ZRare Learn the Nirnhoned Trait
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Daedric Red ARed ZRare General Executioner
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Magnus Setting Red ARed ZRare Veteran White-Gold TowerImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dominion Yellow BYellow ZRare Hero of the Aldmeri Dominion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Grand Overlord's Brass BYellow ZRare Alliance War Grand Overlord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ayleid Gold BYellow ZRare Aldmeri Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Dwarven Brass BYellow ZRare Dwemer Style Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Akatosh's Scales Gold BYellow ZRare Complete All Speed Challenges
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Colossus Brass BYellow ZRare Halls of Fabrication CompletedMorrowind
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Aurora Green CGreen ZRare Time Trial: Aetherian Archive
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Orichalc Green CGreen ZRare Daggerfall Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Ophidian Jade CGreen ZRare Sanctum Ophidia Completed
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Putrid Flesh Teal CGreen ZRare Veteran Imperial City PrisonImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Viridian Venom CGreen ZRare Toxicologist
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Necromancer Blue DBlue ZRare Radiant Champion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Aetherial Blue DBlue ZRare Tamriel Skyshard Hunter
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Entoloma Blue DBlue ZRare Truly Legendary
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Arcane Blue DBlue ZRare Mages Guild Skill Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Mundus Blue DBlue ZRare Time Trial Complete
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Covenant Blue DBlue ZRare Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Superior Blue DBlue ZRare Superior Attire
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Abyssal Beryl DBlue ZRare Maw of Lorkhaj CompletedThieves Guild (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Vehk's Mystic Blue DBlue ZRare Champion of VivecMorrowind
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Celestial Violet EPurple ZRare Time Trial: Weekly
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Indomitable Violet EPurple ZRare Indomitable Adventurer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Grand Warlord's Violet EPurple ZRare Alliance War Grand Warlord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Contraband Violet EPurple ZRare Black Market Mogul
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Voidstone Violet EPurple ZRare Complete All Death Challenges
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Slaughterfish Flesh Pink EPurple ZRare Master Fisher
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Epic Violet EPurple ZRare Epic Attire
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Overlord's Purple EPurple ZRare Alliance War Overlord
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Transliminal Violet EPurple ZRare Imperial LightbringerImperial City (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Blademaster's Mauve EPurple ZRare Maelstrom Arena ChampionOrsinium (Crown Store)
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Scaled Court Brown FBrown ZRare Time Trial: Sanctum Ophidia
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Undaunted Bronze FBrown ZRare Undaunted Skill Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Atmoran Bronze FBrown ZRare Ebonheart Master Explorer
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Motif Master Brown FBrown ZRare Rare Style Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Julianos White Grey ZRare Aetherian Archive Completed
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Lamae's White Grey ZRare Vampirism Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Lycanthrope Gray Grey ZRare Lycanthropy Master
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Legate's Black Grey ZRare Alliance War Legate
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Adamantine Silver Grey ZRare Dragonstar Arena Conqueror
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Cyrodiilic Steel Grey ZRare Cyrodiil Champion
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Warrior's Steel Grey ZRare Hel Ra Citadel Completed
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Palatine's White Grey ZRare Alliance War Palatine
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Liar's Linen Grey ZRare I Like M'aiq
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Nirnroot Gray Grey ZRare Botanist
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Coldharbour Ash Black Grey ZRare The God of Schemes
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Hundred Pumpkin OrangeCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Crown GoldCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Patriots' BloodCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Immaculate WhiteCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png True BlueCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Elven Gore RedCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only
ON-border-ArmorDye.png Star-Made GoldCrown Store (?) (?) Dye stamps only



  • All of the colors in the "Grey" hue set use the spelling "Gray" instead, a minor inconsistency.