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Armor Dyes Guide

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Horizon Forbidden West is a stunning, massive, open-world game. You’ll gain access to various armor sets in the game, providing various protective properties, perks, and buffs. The game doesn’t have extensive personalization options but at least you can change the color of your armor with the help of Dyes. In this short page, we will discuss how you can change your armors’ color scheme with the help of Dyes.


Armor Dyes give players an option to personalize their favorite armor with different preset color schemes. You can do this by talking to any Dyer (Outfit Dye) NPCs in major settlements.

There’s a selection of default colors available; to unlock the dye (color set), you only need to exchange the required number of dye plants (see below). Once a dye is unlocked, you only need to pay 25 shards to apply the unlocked dye / color scheme to your armor. You can freely replace the color schemes based on the ones you’ve unlocked, as you please.

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Take note that some colors are only available to certain armor designs (Carja, Tenakh, Oseram, Utaru, or Nora). On top of the default dyes, additional dyes can be unlocked by completing various activities, or triggering unmarked world events, which we will list down below.

Dye plants are normally found on cliff faces though there are no fixed locations for each plant type since the game randomly generates them when you’re near. That said, it is highly recommended to pick up dye plants whenever you encounter them while exploring or doing quests.

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Default Dyes

These dyes are available by default; you just need to provide the necessary dye plants to unlock them permanently.

Dye Ingredients/Shard Cost Applicable Armor Type
Grey Dawn 25 Nora
Pale Fens 1 Azure Blooms, 2 Gold Bloom, 1 Midnight Bloom, 1 Verdant Bloom, 25 shards Nora
Eventide 2 Azure Bloom, 2 Crimson Bloom, 1 Midnight Bloom, 25 shards Nora
Frozen Wilds 3 Azure Bloom, 1 Pale Bloom, 1 Verdant Bloom, 25 Shards Nora
Verdant Jewel 1 Golden Bloom, 1 Pale Bloom, 1 Verdant Bloom, 25 Shards Carja
Bright Amber 1 Verdant Bloom, 1 Crimson Bloom, 3 Golden Bloom, 25 Shards Utaru
Twilight Bloom 2 Verdant Bloom, 1 Midnight Bloom, 2 Golden Bloom, 25 Shards Utaru
Mountain Sunrise 1 Azure Bloom, 1 Crimson Bloom, 2 Midnight Bloom, 1 Pale Bloom, 25 Shards Oseram
Renegade Sentinel 2 Midnight Bloom, 1 Pale Bloom, 2 Verdant Bloom, 25 Shards Tenakth
Night Blood 2 Crimson Bloom, 1 Pale Bloom, 2 Azure Bloom, 25 Shards Tenakth

Default Dyes

These dyes are unlocked by completing the following activities:

Dye Unlock Mechanic Applicable Armor Type
Dune Shadow Collect all six Signal Lenses to Raynah Carja
Early Autumn (World Event) Check the road on the southeast of Plainsong, near the tallneck. Rescue the group of Utaru natives being attacked by a skydrifter. Talk to the NPC named Daen afterward to get this dye. Utaru
Cold Sands & Lowland Stalker (World Event) Head to the campfire east of Fall’s Edge to encounter a group of rebels fighting some Tenakth soldiers. Defeat the rebels and the soldiers will give you these dyes as reward. This world even seems to occur in other locations as well (like south of the Lowland’s Path) as long as they’re within the Lowland Clan’s territory. Tenakth
Blood Dusk Defeat the Chainscrape’s Pit Master Carja
Stormbird Skies Earn full stripes on all challenges in the Daunt Hunting Grounds Carja
Summer Stream Earn full stripes on all challenges in the Plainsong Hunting Grounds Utaru
Forge Flare Complete all Larend’s Salvage Contracts Oseram
Metal Sheen Complete all contracts for the Salvage Contractor: The Stillsands. Oseram
Ash and Coal Complete all contracts for the Salvage Contractor: The Greenswell. Oseram

That concludes our Armor Dyes list for Horizon Forbidden West. We hope that this information helps you in your exploration and adventure. For more content regarding Horizon Forbidden West, please refer to our online guide here at Supercheats.

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