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An example of color coordinated clothing using Dyes.
Wood armor shown dyed with all obtainable dyes except Team Dye.

My dear, what you're wearing is much too drab. You absolutely must take a lesson in dyeing your tired attire!

The Dye Trader

Dyes are items that can be placed in the "dye slots" of a player's inventory to alter the colors and/or textures of equipped armor, vanity items, and accessories. The Dye Trader NPC sells two dyes (Silver Dye and Brown Dye) as well as the Dye Vat (5 GC). The other dyes must be crafted using the Dye Vat or obtained through trading in Strange Plants to the Dye Trader. Primary crafted dyes can be further combined to craft Bright, Gradient, and Compound dyes. There are (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 119 / (Old-gen console version) 68 different dyes in the game (118 / 67 on single-player worlds, as Team Dye is not available in single-player worlds). Some dyes will make sprites visible in complete darkness, most of which are Strange Dyes.

If the Critter Shampoo(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is dyed (by placing a dye in the respective accessory dye slot), the dye will be applied to all of the player's minions.

Dyes are not available on the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, due to the unavailability of pixel shaders.

Basic Dyes

Basic Dyes
  • Red Dye.png Green Dye.png Blue Dye.png
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Statistics
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 SC
Research3 required

All basic dyes are crafted at the Dye Vat. Their crafting ingredients (not including Silver Dye and Brown Dye) can be found growing as background objects in the natural world or are guaranteed drops from special enemies. All dye plants show on the map. None of the Basic Dyes are visible in complete darkness.

Basic Dye Ingredients Source Crafts
String Golf
Ball
Bright Dye
(+ Silver DyeSilver)
+ Black Dye + Silver Dye Special
Red Dye applied Red DyeRed Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1007 Red HuskRed Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Cochineal BeetleCochineal
Beetle
Red String Red Golf Ball Bright Red Dye Red and Black Dye Red and Silver Dye Flame Dye
Flame Dye
Orange Dye applied Orange DyeOrange Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1008 Orange BloodrootOrange
Bloodroot
Dirt BlockDirt(ceilings) Orange String Orange Golf Ball Bright Orange Dye Orange and Black Dye Orange and Silver Dye Flame Dye
Flame Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
Yellow Dye applied Yellow DyeYellow Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1009 Yellow MarigoldYellow
Marigold
GrassGrass Yellow String Yellow Golf Ball Bright Yellow Dye Yellow and Black Dye Yellow and Silver Dye Flame Dye
Flame Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
Green Flame Dye
Green Flame Dye
Lime Dye applied Lime DyeLime Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1010 Lime KelpLime Kelp WaterWater Lime String Lime Golf Ball Bright Lime Dye Lime and Black Dye Lime and Silver Dye Yellow Gradient Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
Green Flame Dye
Green Flame Dye
Green Dye applied Green DyeGreen Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1011 Green MushroomGreen
Mushroom
Dirt BlockDirt Green String Green Golf Ball Bright Green Dye Green and Black Dye Green and Silver Dye Green Flame Dye
Green Flame Dye
Teal Dye applied Teal DyeTeal Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1012 Teal MushroomTeal
Mushroom
Dirt BlockDirt Teal String Teal Golf Ball Bright Teal Dye Teal and Black Dye Teal and Silver Dye Cyan Gradient Dye
Cyan Gradient Dye
Cyan Dye applied Cyan DyeCyan Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1013 Cyan HuskCyan Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Cyan BeetleCyan Beetle Cyan String Cyan Golf Ball Bright Cyan Dye Cyan and Black Dye Cyan and Silver Dye Cyan Gradient Dye
Cyan Gradient Dye
Blue Flame Dye
Blue Flame Dye
Sky Blue Dye applied Sky Blue DyeSky Blue Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1014 Sky Blue FlowerSky Blue
Flower
Jungle grassJungle grass Sky Blue String Sky Blue Golf Ball Bright Sky Blue Dye Sky Blue and Black Dye Sky Blue and Silver Dye Cyan Gradient Dye
Cyan Gradient Dye
Blue Flame Dye
Blue Flame Dye
Blue Dye applied Blue DyeBlue Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1015 Blue BerriesBlue
Berries
GrassGrass Blue String Blue Golf Ball Bright Blue Dye Blue and Black Dye Blue and Silver Dye Blue Flame Dye
Blue Flame Dye
Purple Dye applied Purple DyePurple Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1016 Purple MucusPurple
Mucus
(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Sea SnailSea Snail Purple String Purple Golf Ball Bright Purple Dye Purple and Black Dye Purple and Silver Dye Violet Gradient Dye
Violet Gradient Dye
Violet Dye applied Violet DyeViolet Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1017 Violet HuskViolet Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Lac BeetleLac Beetle Violet String Violet Golf Ball Bright Violet Dye Violet and Black Dye Violet and Silver Dye Violet Gradient Dye
Violet Gradient Dye
Pink Dye applied Pink DyePink Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1018 Pink Prickly PearPink Prickly
Pear
Grows on Cacti Pink String Pink Golf Ball Bright Pink Dye Pink and Black Dye Pink and Silver Dye Violet Gradient Dye
Violet Gradient Dye
Black Dye applied Black DyeBlack Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1050 Black InkBlack Ink(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) SquidSquid Black String Black Golf Ball n/a n/a Black and White Dye all [...] and Black Dyes
Brown Dye applied Brown DyeBrown Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 2874 n/a Dye TraderDye Trader(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) (1 GC) Brown String Brown Golf Ball Bright Brown Dye Brown and Black Dye Brown and Silver Dye n/a
Silver Dye applied Silver DyeSilver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1037 n/a Dye TraderDye Trader(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) (1 GC) n/a n/a Bright Silver Dye Silver and Black Dye n/a all [...] and Silver Dyes
all Bright Dyes

Bright Dye

Bright Dyes
  • Bright Red Dye.png Bright Green Dye.png Bright Blue Dye.png
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Statistics
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 SC
Research3 required

All colored basic dyes (except for black) can be combined with Silver Dye to craft Bright Dyes at the Dye Vat. None of the Bright Dyes are visible in complete darkness.

Dye Ingredients Crafts
Bright Red Dye applied Bright Red DyeBright Red Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1038 Red Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Orange Dye applied Bright Orange DyeBright Orange Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1039 Orange Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Yellow Dye applied Bright Yellow DyeBright Yellow Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1040 Yellow Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Lime Dye applied Bright Lime DyeBright Lime Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1041 Lime Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Green Dye applied Bright Green DyeBright Green Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1042 Green Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Teal Dye applied Bright Teal DyeBright Teal Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1043 Teal Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Cyan Dye applied Bright Cyan DyeBright Cyan Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1044 Cyan Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Sky Blue Dye applied Bright Sky Blue DyeBright Sky Blue Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1045 Sky Blue Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Blue Dye applied Bright Blue DyeBright Blue Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1046 Blue Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Purple Dye applied Bright Purple DyeBright Purple Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1047 Purple Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Violet Dye applied Bright Violet DyeBright Violet Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1048 Violet Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Pink Dye applied Bright Pink DyeBright Pink Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1049 Pink Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Brown Dye applied Bright Brown DyeBright Brown Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 2876 Brown Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Bright Silver Dye applied Bright Silver DyeBright Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3558 Silver Dye × 2 n/a

Gradient Dyes

Gradient Dyes
  • Flame Dye.png Green Flame Dye.png Blue Flame Dye.png
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Statistics
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 SC
Research3 required

These dyes produce fade effects between multiple colors. They are crafted at the Dye Vat. None of the Gradient Dyes are visible in complete darkness.

Dye Ingredients Crafts
Flame Dye applied Flame DyeFlame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1031 Red Dye
Red Dye
+ Orange Dye
Orange Dye
+ Yellow Dye
Yellow Dye
Flame and Black Dye
Flame and Black Dye
Flame and Silver Dye
Flame and Silver Dye
Intense Flame Dye
Intense Flame Dye
Green Flame Dye applied Green Flame DyeGreen Flame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1033 Green Dye
Green Dye
+ Lime Dye
Lime Dye
+ Yellow Dye
Yellow Dye
Green Flame and Black Dye
Green Flame and Black Dye
Green Flame and Silver Dye
Green Flame and Silver Dye
Intense Green Flame Dye
Intense Green Flame Dye
Blue Flame Dye applied Blue Flame DyeBlue Flame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1035 Blue Dye
Blue Dye
+ Sky Blue Dye
Sky Blue Dye
+ Cyan Dye
Cyan Dye
Blue Flame and Black Dye
Blue Flame and Black Dye
Blue Flame and Silver Dye
Blue Flame and Silver Dye
Intense Blue Flame Dye
Intense Blue Flame Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye applied Yellow Gradient DyeYellow Gradient Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1068 Lime Dye
Lime Dye
+ Yellow Dye
Yellow Dye
+ Orange Dye
Orange Dye
Rainbow Dye
Rainbow Dye
Cyan Gradient Dye applied Cyan Gradient DyeCyan Gradient Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1069 Teal Dye
Teal Dye
+ Cyan Dye
Cyan Dye
+ Sky Blue Dye
Sky Blue Dye
Rainbow Dye
Rainbow Dye
Violet Gradient Dye applied Violet Gradient DyeViolet Gradient Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1070 Pink Dye
Pink Dye
+ Violet Dye
Violet Dye
+ Purple Dye
Purple Dye
Rainbow Dye
Rainbow Dye
Rainbow Dye applied Rainbow DyeRainbow Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1066 Yellow Gradient Dye
Yellow Gradient Dye
+ Cyan Gradient Dye
Cyan Gradient Dye
+ Violet Gradient Dye
Violet Gradient Dye
Intense Rainbow Dye
Intense Rainbow Dye
Rainbow String
Intense Flame Dye applied Intense Flame DyeIntense Flame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1063 Flame Dye
Flame Dye
 × 2
n/a
Intense Green Flame Dye applied Intense Green Flame DyeIntense Green Flame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1064 Green Flame Dye
Green Flame Dye
 × 2
n/a
Intense Blue Flame Dye applied Intense Blue Flame DyeIntense Blue Flame Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1065 Blue Flame Dye
Blue Flame Dye
 × 2
n/a
Intense Rainbow Dye applied Intense Rainbow DyeIntense Rainbow Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1067 Rainbow Dye
Rainbow Dye
 × 2
n/a

Compound Dye

Compound Dyes
  • Red and Black Dye.png Green and Black Dye.png Blue and Black Dye.png
    Red and Silver Dye.png Green and Silver Dye.png Blue and Silver Dye.png
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Statistics
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell20 SC
Research3 required

These dyes form patterns with multiple colors, applied as separate blocks depending on the shape of the item. All colored basic dyes, and some "flame" gradient dyes, can be combined with Black or Silver Dye to craft "<Color> and Black Dye" or "<Color> and Silver Dye", respectively. They are crafted at the Dye Vat. None of the Compound Dyes are visible in complete darkness.

Dye Ingredients Crafts
Red and Black Dye applied Red and Black DyeRed and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1019 Red Dye + Black Dye n/a
Orange and Black Dye applied Orange and Black DyeOrange and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1020 Orange Dye + Black Dye n/a
Yellow and Black Dye applied Yellow and Black DyeYellow and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1021 Yellow Dye + Black Dye n/a
Lime and Black Dye applied Lime and Black DyeLime and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1022 Lime Dye + Black Dye n/a
Green and Black Dye applied Green and Black DyeGreen and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1023 Green Dye + Black Dye n/a
Teal and Black Dye applied Teal and Black DyeTeal and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1024 Teal Dye + Black Dye n/a
Cyan and Black Dye applied Cyan and Black DyeCyan and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1025 Cyan Dye + Black Dye n/a
Sky Blue and Black Dye applied Sky Blue and Black DyeSky Blue and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1026 Sky Blue Dye + Black Dye n/a
Blue and Black Dye applied Blue and Black DyeBlue and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1027 Blue Dye + Black Dye n/a
Purple and Black Dye applied Purple and Black DyePurple and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1028 Purple Dye + Black Dye n/a
Violet and Black Dye applied Violet and Black DyeViolet and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1029 Violet Dye + Black Dye n/a
Pink and Black Dye applied Pink and Black DyePink and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1030 Pink Dye + Black Dye n/a
Brown and Black Dye applied Brown and Black DyeBrown and Black Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 2875 Brown Dye + Black Dye n/a
Silver and Black Dye applied Silver and Black DyeSilver and Black Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3559 Silver Dye + Black Dye n/a
Flame and Black Dye applied Flame and Black DyeFlame and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1032 Flame Dye + Black Dye n/a
Green Flame and Black Dye applied Green Flame and Black DyeGreen Flame and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1034 Green Flame Dye + Black Dye n/a
Blue Flame and Black Dye applied Blue Flame and Black DyeBlue Flame and Black Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1036 Blue Flame Dye + Black Dye n/a
Dye Ingredients Crafts
Red and Silver Dye applied Red and Silver DyeRed and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1051 Red Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Orange and Silver Dye applied Orange and Silver DyeOrange and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1052 Orange Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Yellow and Silver Dye applied Yellow and Silver DyeYellow and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1053 Yellow Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Lime and Silver Dye applied Lime and Silver DyeLime and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1054 Lime Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Green and Silver Dye applied Green and Silver DyeGreen and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1055 Green Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Teal and Silver Dye applied Teal and Silver DyeTeal and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1056 Teal Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Cyan and Silver Dye applied Cyan and Silver DyeCyan and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1057 Cyan Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Sky Blue and Silver Dye applied Sky Blue and Silver DyeSky Blue and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1058 Sky Blue Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Blue and Silver Dye applied Blue and Silver DyeBlue and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1059 Blue Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Purple and Silver Dye applied Purple and Silver DyePurple and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1060 Purple Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Violet and Silver Dye applied Violet and Silver DyeViolet and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1061 Violet Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Pink and Silver Dye applied Pink and Silver DyePink and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 1062 Pink Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Brown and Silver Dye applied Brown and Silver DyeBrown and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 2877 Brown Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Black and White Dye applied Black and White DyeBlack and White Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3557 Black Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Flame and Silver Dye applied Flame and Silver DyeFlame and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3550 Flame Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Green Flame and Silver Dye applied Green Flame and Silver DyeGreen Flame and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3551 Green Flame Dye + Silver Dye n/a
Blue Flame and Silver Dye applied Blue Flame and Silver DyeBlue Flame and Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3552 Blue Flame Dye + Silver Dye n/a

Special effect Dyes

These dyes apply a variety of unique special effects that can not be achieved with regular dyes.

Strange Dyes

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version
Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.
Strange Dyes
  • Infernal Wisp Dye.png Chlorophyte Dye.png Glowing Mushroom Dye.png
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Statistics
Research3 required

These dye are given as quest rewards by the Dye Trader in exchange for Strange Plants. Dyes with a rarity level of Orange or Cyan can only be awarded in a Hardmode world. Strange Dyes have varying degrees of visibility in complete darkness. Note that Strange Plants are only obtainable in Hardmode.

Dye Crafts Sell Rarity Availability Visibility in Darkness
Acid Dye applied Acid DyeAcid Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always Mid
Blue Acid Dye applied Blue Acid DyeBlue Acid Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always Mid
Red Acid Dye applied Red Acid DyeRed Acid Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 20 SC Rarity level: 2 Always Mid
Chlorophyte Dye applied Chlorophyte DyeChlorophyte Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating any mechanical boss Low/None
Gel Dye applied Gel DyeGel Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Pink Gel Dye 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode None
Glowing Mushroom Dye applied Glowing Mushroom DyeGlowing Mushroom Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always Mid
Grim Dye applied Grim DyeGrim Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode Mid
Hades Dye applied Hades DyeHades Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode High
Burning Hades Dye applied Burning Hades DyeBurning Hades Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode High
Shadowflame Hades Dye applied Shadowflame Hades DyeShadowflame Hades Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode High
Living Ocean Dye applied Living Ocean DyeLiving Ocean Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating any mechanical boss High
Living Flame Dye applied Living Flame DyeLiving Flame Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating any mechanical boss High
Living Rainbow Dye applied Living Rainbow DyeLiving Rainbow Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating any mechanical boss Mid
Martian Dye applied Martian DyeMartian Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Martian Madness High
Midnight Rainbow Dye applied Midnight Rainbow DyeMidnight Rainbow Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Martian Madness None
Mirage Dye applied Mirage DyeMirage Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Negative Dye applied Negative DyeNegative Dye[1](Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Pixie Dye applied Pixie DyePixie Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Plantera High
Phase Dye applied Phase DyePhase Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode High
Purple Ooze Dye applied Purple Ooze DyePurple Ooze Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Dye applied Reflective DyeReflective Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Copper Dye applied Reflective Copper DyeReflective Copper Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Gold Dye applied Reflective Gold DyeReflective Gold Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Obsidian Dye applied Reflective Obsidian DyeReflective Obsidian Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Metal Dye applied Reflective Metal DyeReflective Metal Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Reflective Silver Dye applied Reflective Silver DyeReflective Silver Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Shadow Dye applied Shadow DyeShadow Dye[1](Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 75 SC Rarity level: 2 Always None
Shifting Sands Dye applied Shifting Sands DyeShifting Sands Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Shifting Pearlsands Dye 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode Low
Skiphs' Blood applied Skiphs' BloodSkiphs' Blood[2](Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 3 GC Rarity level: 9 After defeating Moon Lord None
Twilight Dye applied Twilight DyeTwilight Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Hardmode Low
Wisp Dye applied Wisp DyeWisp Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Plantera High
Infernal Wisp Dye applied Infernal Wisp DyeInfernal Wisp Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Plantera High
Unicorn Wisp Dye applied Unicorn Wisp DyeUnicorn Wisp Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 After defeating Plantera High

Crafted Dyes

Crafted Dyes
  • Shifting Pearlsands Dye.png Solar Dye.png Void Dye.png
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Statistics
Research3 required
Dye Ingredients Sell Rarity Visibility in Darkness
Pink Gel Dye applied Pink Gel DyePink Gel Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Gel Dye + 10 Pink Gel 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 None
Shifting Pearlsands Dye applied Shifting Pearlsands DyeShifting Pearlsands Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Shifting Sands Dye + 20 Crystal Shard 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Low
Nebula Dye applied Nebula DyeNebula Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Bottled Water + 10 Nebula Fragment 2 GC50 SC Rarity level: 4 None
Solar Dye applied Solar DyeSolar Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Bottled Water + 10 Solar Fragment 2 GC50 SC Rarity level: 4 Mid
Stardust Dye applied Stardust DyeStardust Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Bottled Water + 10 Stardust Fragment 2 GC50 SC Rarity level: 4 None
Vortex Dye applied Vortex DyeVortex Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Bottled Water + 10 Vortex Fragment 2 GC50 SC Rarity level: 4 None
Void Dye applied Void DyeVoid Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Bottled Water + 5 Luminite Bar 2 GC50 SC Rarity level: 4 None

Other Dyes

Other Dyes
  • Loki's Dye.png Bloodbath Dye.png Prismatic Dye.png
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Statistics
Research3 required
Dye Source Crafts Sell Rarity Visibility in Darkness
Loki's Dye applied Loki's DyeLoki's Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Expert Mode Hardmode Treasure Bag n/a 3 GC Rarity level: 9 None
Team Dye applied Team DyeTeam Dye[3](Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Dye Trader (1 GC each; in multiplayer only) n/a 20 SC Rarity level: 1 None
Bloodbath Dye applied Bloodbath DyeBloodbath Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Dye Trader (7 GC50 SC each; only available during a Blood Moon) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 None
Fogbound Dye applied Fogbound DyeFogbound Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Dye Trader (7 GC50 SC each; while in a Graveyard(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 Mid
Prismatic Dye applied Prismatic DyePrismatic Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Empress of Light(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) (1/4 (25%)) n/a 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 None

Unobtainable Dyes

Unobtainable Dyes
  • Color Only Dye.png
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Statistics
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Unobtainable
The item(s) or effects described in this section exist as functional game items, but cannot be acquired through normal gameplay.
Dye Sell Rarity Visibility in Darkness Notes
Color Only Dye (equipped).png Color Only DyeColor Only Dye(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 3978 1 GC50 SC Rarity level: 3 High
  • Makes the player completely white.
  • Disappears from the inventory as soon as you load into a World if spawned into the inventory via an inventory editor.
  • Its associated shader, ColorOnly, is used internally to draw player outlines on the minimap.
  • Its sprite is a copy of the Unicorn Wisp Dye.

Notes

  • All vanity items will benefit from dye, except for the Familiar shirt and pants. The colors shown when wearing the Familiar set can be changed using a Dresser instead.
    • The Familiar Wig, on the other hand, will change the appearance of the player's hair, when dyed. If the dye has effects, like the Bloodbath Dye, for example, will give the player the special effects (your hair will have blood drip from it, in the Bloodbath Dye's case). This allows for interesting dye/hair dye colors, effects and combinations.
  • When transformed into a werewolf or a merfolk by the Neptune's Shell, Moon Charm, Moon Shell, or Celestial Shell any dye placed in the dye slots will color the werewolf or merfolk form's head, torso, and legs as if they are vanity items.
  • The dye crafting materials found naturally-placed can be placed again manually by players (e.g. as decoration) excluding the Pink Prickly Pear. Green and Teal Mushrooms, as well as the Sky Blue Flower, can be placed on any blocks. Orange Bloodroot must be hung from the underside of any block. Lime Kelp must be submerged in liquid. When they are placed, they occupy space as one tile, even though most of them look larger or taller than one tile (same happens to Strange Plants). Enemy-dropped dye crafting materials cannot be placed (Red/Cyan/Violet Husks, Purple Mucus, Black Ink).
  • Basic and Combined Dyes only affect the hue of an armor's color, but not the saturation level (i.e. how vibrant the color is). This means that armor and clothing that are dull in color, such as Ninja set, Necro armor, and Reaper set are relatively unaffected by these dyes. Compound Dyes, however, override an armor's color completely, so they do not have the same problem.
  • Some white-/silver-colored clothing items, such as the Mrs. Claus Heels, will not dye properly with a basic dye but will take on the desired color when a combination that features Silver Dye is applied.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Dyes with a small blue orb in their icon have a unique animation.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The lid of a dye container seems to indicate some things about the type of dye:
    • A dark gray lid indicates basic dyes
    • A silver lid indicates bright dyes
    • A blueish gray lid indicates multicolored/gradient dyes, with a deeper blue lid for intense dyes
    • A checkered lid indicates a compound dye, with dark being "[...] and Black", light being "[...] and Silver", and bluish being "[...] Flame and [...]"
    • A green lid indicates glowing
    • A gold lid indicates the dye is reflective
    • A purple lid indicates animated dyes or other special effects
      • For unknown reasons, Black and White Dye falls under this category.
    • A red lid is reserved for Team Dye
  • Dye also changes the appearance of the player's helmet on the map.
  • Some dyes that have an animation – such as the Living Flame dye or Phase Dye – can cause mounts, Minecarts, and the Wisp in a Bottle to appear invisible.
  • For some armors (such as Meteor armor), the trails will reflect the color of the dye. This means that if the player has Blue Dye, Pink Dye, and Yellow Dye on an armor, it will split to where it shows trails of the three colors.
  • Oddly, there is no "White Dye", however, Bright Silver can sometimes be an alternative.
  • The compound dyes have a different inventory sprite on Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, showing one normal sized bottle with colored dye next to a small bottle with Black or Silver Dye.

Achievements

Achievement Dye Hard.png
Dye Hard • Equip a dye in every possible dye slot.
Equip dyes in all dye slots. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector

Tips

  • All dyes and items used to create them sell for 20 SC, so a beginning character should pick them up whenever encountered to sell them even if they are not interested in the dye itself.
  • To craft thirteen ((Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)) / three ((Old-gen console version)) of each dye (one for each dye slot, including combined and compound dyes), it takes:
    • 104 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 24 (Old-gen console version) each of Red Husks, Green Mushrooms, Teal Mushrooms, Blue Berries, Purple Mucuses, Violet Husks and Pink Prickly Pears;
    • 156 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 36 (Old-gen console version) each of Orange Bloodroots, Lime Kelps, Cyan Husks and Sky Blue Flowers;
    • 208 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 48 (Old-gen console version) Yellow Marigolds;
    • 247 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 48 (Old-gen console version) Black Inks;
    • 403 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 75 (Old-gen console version) Silver Dyes (costing 4 PC3 GC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 75 GC (Old-gen console version));
    • 13 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 3 (Old-gen console version) Team Dyes (costing 13 GC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 3 GC (Old-gen console version), multiplayer-exclusive);
    • 52 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Brown Dyes (costing 52 GC);
    • 130 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Pink Gel;
    • 260 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Crystal Shards.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) It takes at least 170 Strange Plants to obtain 15 of each dye (3 dye per plant) reward for 13 dye slots (likely much more, since obtaining many repeat rewards from the Dye Trader is common).
  • To craft only one of each dye, if the player does not want to repeat any, it takes:
    • 8 each of Red Husks, Green Mushrooms, Teal Mushrooms, Blue Berries, Purple Mucuses, Violet Husks and Pink Prickly Pears;
    • 15 each of Orange Bloodroots, Lime Kelps, Cyan Husks and Sky Blue Flowers;
    • 16 Yellow Marigolds;
    • 19 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 16 (Old-gen console version) Black Inks;
    • 31 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 25 (Old-gen console version) Silver Dyes (costing 31 GC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 25 GC (Old-gen console version));
    • 1 Team Dye (costing 1 GC, multiplayer-exclusive);
    • 4 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Brown Dyes (costing 4 GC);
    • 10 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Pink Gel;
    • 20 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Crystal Shards.

Trivia

  • It was going to be possible to apply dyes to weapons. The feature was later scrapped because the particle and dye systems did not work very well with it.[4]
  • If not hunting for either specifically, and a mechanical boss has already been defeated, it is more likely that one will acquire the Living Rainbow Dye before the Rainbow Dye due to Rainbow Dye's complex crafting tree.
  • The fact that the Rainbow Dye is crafted with Yellow, Cyan and Violet dye instead of Red, Green and Blue dye might be a reference to widespread use of the CMYK color model in printing industries.
  • The effect of the Hades dyes are a reference to the character Hades in Disney's 1997 animated musical fantasy film Hercules.

See also

History

  • Desktop 1.2: Introduced.
    • Items that were called dyes previously for crafting have been changed to thread.
  • Switch 1.4.0.5.5: Fixed an issue where most dyes would cause the accessories, armor, etc. they are equipped on to appear invisible.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Also available from Dye Trader during a full moon (3 GC75 SC)
  2. Also available rarely from Hardmode Treasure Bags
  3. Only affects multiplayer, and is only available during multiplayer games.
  4. Terraria's 8th Anniversary - Ask Redigit and Cenx! (May 20, 2019)