|This substance can be used to color certain items and structures.|
|Crafted in|| Cooking Pot |
|Crafting Yields||5 Pieces|
|Purchase Yields||10 Pieces|
|Purchased in||Dye Studio|
|Cost||40 × Extracts|
Overview[edit | edit source]
Dye in ARK: Survival Evolved is used to make the world more colorful and to customize structures and items, including building parts, flags, armor, saddles, weapons, and even creatures (including yourself and other players). There are 25 different dyes.
Recipes[edit | edit source]
All recipes use:
- 1 Water Jar, Waterskin or Canteen filled to 25% or more
- 2 × Charcoal or 1 × Gunpowder or 1 × Sparkpowder
- An amount of berries depending on the desired color as listed below.
After the ingredients are placed in the cooking pot or the industrial cooker, it must be lit and allowed to cook. Each batch of ingredients cooks 5 dyes.
Tips[edit | edit source]
If you are making a specific dye using the minimum or more required berry quantities, and only want that one specific dye, do not put a combination of charcoal, gunpowder and sparkpowder, or more than 1 water unit in the pot. You may often get the specific dye you wanted, with any other dye possible from the mix, but not always. On the other side, using different kinds of ingredients may actually be preferred by players who want a certain range in colors and don't want to make the dyes separately.
For example, if you want purple, using the minimum requirements while having sparkpowder in the pot as well, you'll only get magenta. Using double the amount of berries and 2 water units will get you magenta and purple. Using multiples of the required berries and 3 water units will get you magenta, purple and red. Using 4 water units will get you blue as well. Any more water units will repeat the process for the next batch depending on how many berries are left.
Another example, using the ingredients for brown with large stacks of berries and 1 water unit while having sparkpowder in the pot as well, will only get you cyan. Using 2 water units will get you cyan and magenta. Only after using 3 water units will you get brown as well. Using 4, 5 and 6 water units will respectively add purple, orange and green to this range as the final 3 dyes. Doing this without sparkpowder and 7 water units will get you brown, purple, orange, green, yellow, red and blue dyes (in this order).
Table of Dyes[edit | edit source]
Downloadable PDF[edit | edit source]
All dye-recipes on one page as PDF-file (good for printing).
Usage[edit | edit source]
To color your items like armor, weapons, and saddles, drag the dye over the item you want to color. Items that are able to be colored highlighted green in your inventory as you drag the dye. After this a menu will open where you can select the region of the item that you want to color, each region requires one dye.
To use the Paintbrush, place the desired color onto it. Then, you can click on the structure you want to color and again select which part of the structure you want to dye (color region). The brush contains 10 charges of the selected color, so you can paint more than one structure part with it.
The paintbrush is also used to apply war paint to tamed creatures and players, or access the save/load images functionality. See Painting for more information.
To use the Spray Painter, place the desired color into it as you do with a paintbrush. To color a structure, stand in front of it and press Left Click (PC), Right Trigger (Xbox One). If you hold the alt-fire button Right Click (PC) and then the number keys 1-6, you can select which color region you want to dye.
If you would like to paint your creature in ARK: Mobile, you can use Potent Dust. Take the dust, and apply a dye to it, then put it in your tame's inventory and click 'remote use item'. It will take a few applications to get the entire creature covered, as it seems to cover 1 Region at a time.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- You will need a full selection of dyes to reproduce a photograph from the in-game camera onto a canvas.
- To remove dye use Soap. For item drag the soap over it. For structures use the option "Use soap to remove paint" of the radial menu (e, , ). To remove dye from a creature use the "erase painting" button in the paint menu.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|Harvesting||Stone Pick • Stone Hatchet • Metal Pick • Metal Hatchet • Metal Sickle • Chainsaw • Scissors • Fishing Rod|
|Preservation||Waterskin • Water Jar • Canteen • Cryopod (Empty) • Blood Extraction Syringe • Preserving Salt|
|Navigation/Travel||Torch • Glow Stick • Flare Gun • Spyglass • Compass • GPS • Climbing Pick • Glider Suit • Zip-Line Motor • Zip-Line Anchor • Transponder Tracker • Transponder Node|
|Cosmetic||Paintbrush • Spray Painter • Dye • Soap|
|Other||Camera • Delivery Crate • Dino Leash • Parachute • Magnifying Glass • Note • Radio • Smoke Grenade • Pliers • Taxidermy Tool|