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[Guide] Chromatic Magnificence: A Dye Handbook

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Welcome to my guide to dyes! This comprehensive guide will show you all of Wildstar's 162 colours, which collections they belong to, and where to find every one of them! I hope you'll find this handy whenever you want to find that perfect shade, or build an extensive dye collection.


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Table of Contents
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  • [01] The Basics
  • [02] Dye List
  • [03] Collection Sources


For easy linking: tinyurl.com/wsdyeguide




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[01] The Basics
This section will introduce you to the basics of how the dye system works and some general tips. It's not required reading by any means - if you already know your way around dyes, skip it!
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[02] Dye List
This is a list of every known dye in the game - and where to find them!

Fun fact: Wildstar currently has 162 dyes in the game!
Funner fact: 33 of these are brown!


How to Find a Dye:
1. Scan the Dye List for the dye that you want.
2. Which code is next to the dye name? Those are the collections from which you can get that dye.
3. Pop over to the Collection Sources section to read about where you can get that box.


Key
Each dye is listed with its sources in (parentheses) beside it. These sources are coded to keep the list looking neat. Here's an example:
bk6EnFM.png Pink Fury (BB, DD)
Pink Fury has (DD, BB) listed beside it. DD means it can be found in the Duffel Bag of Distinguished Dyes. BB means that it can be found in a Boom Box. Dye sources are listed in order of drop chance - so the first source in the list is the most likely place to find that dye, with the last source being only a fraction of a chance.


Collection Codes

General
VN: Vendor
BB: Boom Box
TT: Trunk of Tarnished Tints
CC: Case of Coordinated Colours
DD: Duffel Bag of Distinguished Dyes
PP: Pouch of Pristine Pigments

Veteran Shiphands
PSS: Premier Shiphand Supplies
ISS: Improved Shiphand Supplies
BSS: Basic Shiphand Supplies

Housing Challenge/Expedition Colletions
CO: Corruption Collection
DN: Doon Collection
HB: Highborn Collection
IK: Ikthian Collection
ST: Stormtalon Collection
LB: Lowborn Collection


UlakLKX.png Dominion Red (PP, BB, DD, CC)
IFRR0VL.png Infrared (DD, BB, CC, TT)
BCfzGj7.png Bloodfire Red (DD, BB, CC, TT)
yrUcOFJ.png Blood Ochre (ST, LB, CC, PSS, TT)
v9wphJg.png Redmoon (TT, PSS)
AacVLT6.png Near-Infrared (CC, PSS, TT)
hkh2bLa.png Redshift (DN, ST, CC, PSS, TT)
k9hJlbn.png Crater Stone (TT, PSS)
NDdFUpr.png Orange Spark (TT, PSS)
mFwqEVc.png Solar Flare (TT, PSS)
UL76DRm.png Primal Flame (PP, DD, CC)
bKL2POD.png Ichorous Orange (PP, DD, CC)
fu8Bak8.png Fireball (DD, BB, CC, TT)
b7yjfnm.png Starburst (HB, CC, PSS, TT)
j2NCkMv.png Afterburn (VN)
jir4DKA.png Camelope (TT, PSS)
6gauPxo.png Hotdrop Orange (TT, PSS)
DDyu4RJ.png Cardboard Box (TT, PSS)
iqzKnV4.png Exanite (TT, PSS)
Mrign9w.png Dusky Sunrise (VN)
46BFS26.png Primal Air (TT, PSS)
0hiTDnh.png Shiny Yellow (TT, PSS)
ndlkOJL.png Glittering Gold (TT, PSS)
YafeTdY.png Primal Earth (DD, BB, CC, TT)
P7hClMC.png Honeywheat (CO, SB, CC, PSS, TT)
tmFIzr9.png Deluxe Eldan Gold (See Note 1 Below)
YdRVA6w.png Ionic Yellow (PP, BB, DD, CC)
u7SQE1R.png Shockwave (DD, CC, TT)
69G64Tx.png Osun Ale (LB, CC, PSS, TT)
wYAOJei.png Pell Yellow (CC, PSS, TT)
Q7TeUeZ.png Engine Oil (TT, PSS)
K0JBj3J.png Astrodrab (TT, PSS)
oZgRG1Y.png Aurora (TT, PSS)
psxr8wW.png Mountain Green (TT, PSS)
RWxxZgZ.png Osun Green (CC, PSS, TT)
1YS8lTJ.png Brushy Glen (TT, PSS)
Zr5FNag.png Novacite (TT, PSS)
3SJoeO8.png Augmented Green (CC, BB, PSS, TT)
vybDgrT.png Eldan Green (DD, CC, TT)
XPj2Mae.png Gamma Ray (CC, PSS, TT)
fQ9hobY.png Flux (SB, CC, PSS, TT)
HNENy8Q.png Zephyrite (VN)
aNTzlJW.png Meadowspring (TT, PSS)
9q7P9LG.png Protostar Green (DD, BB, CC, TT)
vvaL1uM.png Arboria Green (CC, PSS, TT)
mhCMG46.png Primal Life (PP, BB, DD, CC)
Xn5HJ7a.png Bladeleaf (IK, DN, CC, PSS, TT)
nBbE3ss.png Undergrowth (HB, CC, PSS, TT)
AexLbbS.png Jungle Night (TT, PSS)
RGP9aNG.png Stumpkin Green (TT, PSS)
Ge1NK4T.png Terraform (CC, PSS, TT)
lqprTZG.png Flightsuit Green (TT, PSS)
CIS5vg6.png Cold Fusion (ST, CC, PSS, TT)
DfWL760.png Ikthian Blue (CC, PSS, TT)
FjWOHe7.png Cold Cobalt (CC, PSS, TT)
mk02uMQ.png Galactium (TT, PSS)
vogShfX.png Absolute Zero (CC, PSS, TT)
bRINK4N.png Vitalus Blue (CC, PSS, TT)
vcPh6h2.png Torine Blue (CC, PSS, BB, TT)
r8tyDdS.png Skeech Blue (TT, PSS)
e4k0NeN.png Exile Blue (DD, BB, CC, TT)
cASV7Dx.png Primal Logic (PP, BB, DD, CC)
X6wCwtH.png Comet Blue (IK, CC, PSS, TT)
wy3AEgc.png Spacetime Blue (PP, BB, DD, CC)
FCzW5ol.png Skurge Blue (PP, DD, CC)
3UAGmrP.png Primal Water (DD, BB, CC, TT)
2wFJ2Dw.png Ultramarine (CC, PSS, TT)
GuVrd1o.png Twilight (DD, BB, CC, TT)
48NvSx5.png Blue Sapphire (TT, PSS)
sTfMtzY.png Blueshift (DN, CC, PSS, TT)
TjoAVBp.png Loftite Blue (VN)
349ppNB.png Cosmic Ray (TT, PSS)
f12Yvf9.png Hazy Purple (TT, PSS)
BUqhIgM.png Celestial Light (TT, PSS)
ezIY2ua.png Dismal Drizzle (VN)
c2Rz7Pf.png Penumbra (VN)
FkKeIdw.png Parsec Purple (IK, CO, CC, PSS, TT)
MZJ0icV.png Psionic Purple (CC, PSS, TT)
xhsEo0l.png Corruption Purple (See Note 2 Below)
ho7ubZH.png Purple Strain (DD, CC, TT)
wqmTThL.png Starflight (CC, PSS, TT)
ilGmnCj.png Reactor Smoke (TT, PSS)
L2XVpIF.png Dark Sky (CC, PSS, TT)
JG0gF6G.png Deep Space (TT, PSS)
RBJMn83.png Extragalactic (LB, CC, PSS, TT)
Z5C2PHa.png Artificial Gravity (HB, CC, PSS, TT)
Kl5SzOY.png Darkspur Purple (TT, PSS)
buJVSO8.png Hydropurple (TT, PSS)
nR57Y4Q.png Vacuum Violet (TT, PSS)
evqFuWH.png Umbra (CC, PSS, TT)
RblhCyZ.png Zero Gravity (DD, BB, CC, TT)
zJze9FW.png Ultraviolet (PP, BB, DD, CC)
KZPARZN.png Pulsar Pink (DD, BB, CC, TT)
TKFcWnu.png Atomic Pink (PP, BB, DD, CC)
6GyiYPo.png Quasar Pink (DD, CC, TT)
ew4M0cR.png Infradread (DD, BB, CC, TT)
qY3y5NV.png Hyperspace (HB, CC, PSS, TT)
vJJg3Io.png Delta V (TT, PSS)
JIzWD1i.png Blood Orchid (TT, PSS)
X5c1hGB.png Orbital Orchid (TT, PSS)
LK2vpnD.png Falkrin Fuchsia (CC, PSS, TT)
TFmqtvK.png Nebula (DD, BB, CC, TT)
xGvDtup.png Escape Velocity (TT, PSS)
GZe6bF2.png Mythistle (VN)
eMQpTuZ.png Xenocite (CC, PSS, TT)
aEZ6XER.png Misty Morning (TT, PSS)
9TarpNA.png Faded Pink (TT, PSS)
ijkBMgb.png Coralscale (VN)
XY44pAa.png Spirovine (TT, PSS)
bk6EnFM.png Pink Fury (DD, BB, CC, TT)
fJ28O3G.png Laser Beam (CC, BB, PSS, TT)
xVtb29x.png Battlebot Beige (TT, PSS)
geZip1R.png Sandstorm (CC, PSS, TT)
9ciPgEz.png Saltwater Khaki (TT, PSS)
eZr4bjn.png Amberwood (TT, PSS)
pTZuOnT.png Tarnished Contact (VN)
Gjo28me.png Bingberry Leaf (TT, PSS)
Z2mTBUG.png Timberwood (TT, PSS)
Me5NC2w.png Dark Gold (TT, PSS)
rKGzvKc.png Rowsbrowner (VN)
S9zgpR2.png Jabbithide Tan (HB, SB, CC, PSS, TT)
BPiHB6W.png Ironbark (TT, PSS)
Zgoblja.png Hidden Hollow (TT, PSS)
590fRsX.png Heartwood (CO, SB, CC, PSS, TT)
Na1rBDz.png Hard Asteroid (TT, PSS)
qeuLbap.png Roanhide Russet (CC, PSS, TT)
OXyHScy.png Rowsbrown (TT, PSS)
Kirn7wK.png Ancient Rust (CC, PSS, TT)
AcjIZMR.png Megadroid Umber (IK, CO, CC, PSS, TT)
13tUPlo.png Acid Burn (TT, PSS)
U2BOaAX.png Spice Freighter (TT, PSS)
f0DTbcF.png Oxidized (TT, PSS)
Lt6bsDG.png Lopp Fur (TT, PSS)
1TLByNs.png Corona (DN, ST, CC, PSS, TT)
irCairq.png Totality Taupe (VN)
AnOQQ0T.png Terminator Line (LB, CC, PSS, TT)
3NmQR6j.png Overbronze (TT, PSS)
bUenYk1.png Tough Mudder (TT, PSS)
RAo4vqx.png Bingberry (TT, PSS)
znogZbz.png Grimgourd (TT, PSS)
oF0KYRH.png Commando (TT, PSS)
XTzVq3a.png Rusty Freebot (CC, PSS, TT)
tpSBYIH.png Dark Energy (DD, BB, CC, TT)
Nmt2EGX.png Dark Matter (CC, PSS, TT)
a9eN8vo.png Event Horizon (SB, CC, PSS, TT)
IZhrfav.png Solar Eclipse (CO, DN, CC, PSS, TT)
Aq9VjHi.png Gnox Iron (TT, PSS)
keRYqDo.png Gnox Stone (TT, PSS)
QwRrgro.png Scud Grey (CC, PSS, TT)
0UvN9MH.png Meteorite (DD, CC, TT)
Xzw3OD6.png Platinum Grey (Level 14 Dye Quest)
6mTPqu8.png Nova Grey (IK, ST, CC, PSS, TT)
nDqvajy.png Lunar Light (TT, PSS)
D0lhzqq.png Mechari Metal (CC, PSS, TT)
E4wJacK.png Anti-Matter (CC, PSS, TT)
GmMFPy9.png Lunar Eclipse (LB, CC, PSS, TT)
DZPKApQ.png Hydrogem (TT, PSS)
r2DypcR.png Undersea (TT, PSS)
XmVIWmL.png Shadeslate (DD, CC, TT)
9ZdeRlS.png Black Hole Black (PP, DD, CC)
CCuJy2m.png Supernova White (PP, DD, CC)


Note 1 (Eldan Green and Deluxe Eldan Gold): These dyes are included with a purchase of the Deluxe Edition of the game. If you do not have the Deluxe Edition, you can upgrade for $15.

Note 2 (Corruption Purple): Purchased from the Caretaker after reaching Beloved (32k rep) with Guardians of the Grove faction. Costs 1 platinum. NPC is located near the Grove of Hope, where one can pick up the <Guardians of the Grove> quest (defend the Tree of Life 20-man event).





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[03] Collection Sources
This is where you'll learn exactly where to find each dye collection. Use Ctrl + F to quickly find a code, or just scroll through the alphabetical list. Details are hidden in spoilers to keep this list looking neat.



[bss] Basic Shiphand Supplies
Upon each Bronze medal completion of a Veteran Shiphand, each party member will receive 1x Basic Shiphand Supplies. These boxes have a chance to award a dye.

As a note, you will also receive different boxes for Silver and Gold medals, each containing different dyes.

**Note: Because this collection is so new, the list is incomplete at this point in time. (Feb 4)
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[cc] Case of Coordinated Colours
A Case of Coordinated Colours will usually give you Excellent-quality dyes, though it has a low chance to drop Superb and Legendary as well. CCs are easily obtainable after level 29, when you can begin doing challenges on Farside, Wilderrun, Malgrave, Grimvault, Northern Wastes, and Crimson Badlands. They also have a tiny chance to drop from level 29+ world mobs and from Path rewards.

At level 49, much more efficient means of farming CCs will open up to you. Daily quests and their associated challenges in Crimson Badlands and Northern Wastes award a staggering amount of CCs.

CCs can also be purchased from Renown Vendors for 2500 Renown.
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[co] Corruption Collection
The Corruption Collection is a reward from several housing challenges. The easiest, fastest, and cheapest of these is the Moonshiner Cabin.
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[dd] Duffel Bag of Distinguished Dyes
Sorry, not that type of DD. A DD will usually give you Superb-quality dyes, though it has a low chance to drop Legendary as well. A rare drop from bosses in all dungeons, from your level 20 noob dungeons all the way up to the hardmodes at level 50. It can also be purchased for 75 Elder Gems or 25,000 Renown from vendors in your capital city.
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[dn] Doon Collection
From the Eldan Lab housing dungeon. If you or a friend has the Eldan Lab housing expedition FABkit, you can enter a mini-dungeon (located right on their housing plot) designed for 1-5 players. The final boss may drop the Doon Collection box.
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[hb] Highborn Collection
This collection is a reward from several housing challenges.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[ik] Ikthia Collection
From several housing challenges.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[iss] Improved Shiphand Supplies
Upon each Silver medal completion of a Veteran Shiphand, each party member will receive 1x Improved Shiphand Supplies. These boxes have a chance to award a dye.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[lb] Lowborn Collection
This collection is a drop from the Creepy Cave housing expedition. The Creepy Cave FABkit is crafted by tier 6 Architects (it is a discovery from the Osun Forge FABkit).

(Unconfirmed) It may also be a possible reward from the Boxing Gym housing FABkit.
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[pp] Pouch of Pristine Pigments
The Pouch of Pristine Pigments is a rare drop in level 50 hardmode dungeons. It can also be purchased for 450 Elder Gems or 250k Renown. All PP dyes are Legendary quality.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[pss] Premier Shiphand Supplies
PSSs drop from gold-medal Veteran Shiphands. These boxes contain Good and Excellent-quality dyes. There's also a very small chance to obtain a Superb-quality dye.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[sb] Stonebreaker Collection
Rewarded from three housing challenges.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[st] Stormtalon Collection
The Stormtalon Collection is a drop from the Kel Voreth Underforge housing expedition. The FABkit has approximately a 20% chance to drop from the final boss of Kel Voreth normal mode.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[tt] Trunk of Tarnished Tints
A Trunk of Tarnished Tints contains Good-quality dyes, with small chances for Excellent-quality dyes and even smaller chances for Superb-quality dyes. TTs can be purchased from Renown Vendors for 250 Renown, or from challenges in the capital cities.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[vn] Vendor
These dyes are sold by all Protostar Dye Vendors found in many towns.
Spoiler: detailsShow



[vv] Vessel of Various Valuables
You can exchange 15 Partial Primal Patterns (reward from veteran adventures) for a VV, which contains either a random rune or dye. These are a new addition in Drop 4 (February 3rd), so not much is known about their contents yet.
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This is probably the most amazing post ever. Ever.
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This guide is BEAUTIFUL and is going to contribute to my time lost in order to become more fashionable.

Basic dye question but this seemed the place to post it -- did they make it so all dye isn't soulbound? I'm seeing a LOT more of it on the commodities exchange.
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This guide is BEAUTIFUL and is going to contribute to my time lost in order to become more fashionable.

Basic dye question but this seemed the place to post it -- did they make it so all dye isn't soulbound? I'm seeing a LOT more of it on the commodities exchange.

That is what it seems like. Every dye I've gotten in the past two days (which is a lot actually - I'm a little obsessive) has been tradeable.
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VERY nice guide. (also, epic title, but whatevs). Looking forward to your doing more in the future. Also, see if Peppercorn would want to link this guide to her newbie thread.
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(also, epic title, but whatevs).

Thanks to you!
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There are still some dyes that are soulbound for whatever reason, but they now have a non-soulbound version you can get from shiphand missions and other places.
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With that double confirmation, rest in peace my wallet and hello beautiful new dye options for everyone.
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With that double confirmation, rest in peace my wallet and hello beautiful new dye options for everyone.

Everyone is suddenly getting a lot more stylish!
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Those of us who don't spend 99% of in-game time RPing.
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