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How to Apply Dyes

Dyes are coming to ESO in August. Currently, on the PTS you can preview how the dye system will work.

To apply dyes to your armor, you must visit a Dye Station. There is at least one Dye Station per zone , located within a town. Once you apply color changes to your armor, the armor pieces bound to your character. You can use the Randomize button to apply a random assortment of colors to your armor based on those dyes you have unlocked. You can re-dye armor pieces as often as you like.

All dyes are unlocked through the Achievement system.

Dye Stations

Dye Station Symbol

Dye Station

Aldmeri DominionKhenarthi’s RoostMistralAlchemist's Building
Aldmeri DominionAuridonVulkhel GuardThe Crystal Vial
Aldmeri DominionGrahtwoodElden RootMain Hall
Aldmeri DominionGreenshadeMarbrukMages Guild
Aldmeri DominionMalabal TorVelyn HarborMages Guild
Aldmeri DominionReaper’s MarchRawl’khaThe March Bazaar
Daggerfall CovenantStros M’kaiPort HundingOpen Marketplace
Daggerfall CovenantBetnikhStonetooth FortressStonetooth Market
Daggerfall CovenantGlenumbraDaggerfallDaggerfall Millworks
Daggerfall CovenantRivenspireShornhelmBetween Stoneglow Enchantments & Untamed Elixirs
Daggerfall CovenantStormhavenWayrestOutside Chironasium
Daggerfall CovenantBangkoraiEvermoreAcross street from Alchemy & Enchanting stations
Daggerfall CovenantAlik’r DesertSentinelThe Scholar’s Way
Ebonheart PactBleakrock IsleBleakrock VillageTrading Hall
Ebonheart PactBal FoyenDhalmoraFit-For-Kings
Ebonheart PactStonefallsEbonheartMage's Guild
Ebonheart PactDeshaanMournholdHlaalu Alchemical Goods
Ebonheart PactShadowfenStormholdRiverside Markets
Ebonheart PactThe RiftRiftenLakeside Experiments
Ebonheart PactEastmarchWindhelmThe Adept’s Retreat

Dye Station Menu

The dyes are sorted by Hue or Rarity

Dye Station MenuDye Station Menu 2

Dye Station Tools


The Paint Brush allows you to apply color to a single color block.


Dye All

The Paint Can allows you to apply color to all three color blocks at once.

Dye All

Clear Color

The Eraser allows you to clear the color from a single block.


Copy Color

The Eye Dropper allows you to copy a color from a block.


Set Fill

The Color Blocks allow you to use a Saved Set to fill the color blocks.

Set Fill

Saved Sets

To make it easier to apply color to multiple items, you can save up to four color sets.

Saved Sets

Color Blocks

Each armor item has three color blocks that apply to different parts of the armor: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.

Color Blocks

Here are examples of undyed heavy, medium, and light chest pieces.

Heavy ChestMedium Chest PieceLight Chest Piece


Here are the same chest pieces with a primary dye.

Primary Heavy ChestPrimary Medium ChestPrimary Light Chest


Here are the same chest pieces with a secondary dye.

Secondary Heavy ChestSecondary Medium ChestSecondary Light Chest


Here are the same chest pieces with a tertiary dye.

Tertiary Heavy ChestTertiary Medium ChestTertiary Light Chest

  • Flint Oszust

    Thank you so much for this information!

  • Michelle

    thank you…:)

  • hemin

    Will make redguard armor with every thing black:)

  • Bruce Andrews

    thanks, now that i know how i can dye… im finaly loving my armor. werewolf white and ebenheart red. i acturaly feel like im acturaly fighting for the cause.

  • jared

    There’s no dye station at boatman’s tail. It’s located at another building on the other side of mistral.