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"Dyeing" redirects here. For dying in-game, see Death (mechanic).

Dye exists in only seven hues, plus black mushroom ink and whitefish. Dye is used to colour items, most commonly capes and other equipment, but also certain quest items.

Types of dye[edit | edit source]

A player mixing two dyes.

Standard dyes can be used to dye capes, small and large rune pouches, and goblin mail. All of these standard dyes are sold at Lletya Seamstress, run by Oronwen in Lletya, for 10 coins each. Aggie in Draynor Village and Rana the dyer in Pollnivneach will make these dyes for the player if they are brought certain ingredients.

Two primary colours (red, blue or yellow) can be mixed with each other to produce a secondary colour (orange, green or purple).

Dye Ingredients GE cost Ingredient cost
Red dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Red dyeRed dye 3 redberries 4,054 2,121
Orange dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orange dyeOrange dye Red dye and yellow dye 699 7,071
Yellow dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yellow dyeYellow dye 2 onions 3,017 1,588
Green dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Green dyeGreen dye Blue dye and yellow dye 1,190 4,329
Blue dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blue dyeBlue dye 2 woad leaves 1,312 52
Purple dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Purple dyePurple dye Red dye and blue dye 214 5,366

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

These dyes may be acquired from hard, elite, and master Treasure Trails and can be used to dye level 90 and level 92 armour and weapons, turning them into repairable equipment. This process is irreversible, the dye is used up in the process, and the dyed versions of equipment become permanently untradeable unless killed for them in a combat area in which the item will drop a broken version and the dye will not drop, only the item that was dyed.

Dye Price
Barrows dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barrows dyeBarrows dye 158,324,650
Blood dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood dyeBlood dye 2,147,447,938
Shadow dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow dyeShadow dye 656,409,614
Third Age dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Third Age dyeThird Age dye 2,147,419,220
Ice dye.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ice dyeIce dye 941,791,574

Pink dye[edit | edit source]

Pink dye is members-only and can be bought from Betty in the Magic Shop in Port Sarim for 20 coins, after you have completed The Hand in the Sand quest. It can be made during the quest by using redberries and white berries with a special vial of water.

Pink dye can be used to create a pink cape, dye a rune pouch pink, craft a pink origami balloon and to make pink goblin mail.

Black mushroom ink[edit | edit source]

Black mushroom ink is members only and player made during the Shadow of the Storm, Land of the Goblins, and The Golem quests. It can be used to dye capes, rune pouches, desert robes, goblin mails, origami balloons, and the Silverlight sword.

Whitefish[edit | edit source]

A whitefish is required to get the "bleach" to obtain the "blank colour" white. However, the "bleach" itself is not received as an item and it only colours goblin mail, to obtain white goblin mail, for use during the Land of the Goblins quest.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Dye is used in a number of quests:

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 31 July 2017 (Update):
    • Dyed tier 92 weapons & augmented Praesul weapons now display the correct value in the wealth evaluator.
  • hotfix 17 July 2017 (Update):
    • A check that was stopping some items from being dyed has been fixed.
  • patch 19 September 2016 (Update):
    • You can now augment any dyed weapons/armor.
    • Dyed weapons will now drop their base weapon variant upon killing someone in PvP.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Adjusted the stock of various dyes and changed the shop they're sold in accordingly.