Shadow dye

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Shadow dye is obtained from hard, elite or master reward caskets and from the Giant Oyster. It can be used to dye tier 90 and above weapons and armours. Most tier 90 and 92 power armour and weapons can be dyed with it, provided that the item in question is not already dyed.

It can't be used to dye defenders, reprisers, rebounders, masterwork equipment (including its trimmed version) or the spear of annihilation (including its masterwork version).

Once the dye is applied to an item, that item becomes untradeable, and the dye cannot be removed by any means. It is currently not possible to dye tier 90 tank armour. A warning message is given if the player attempts to use dye on eligible equipment.

When added to armour, it renders the armour repairable by using the raw materials to replenish charges. The repair mechanics of dyed weapons remain unchanged.

If lost in the wild, the dye will be removed and only a broken item will be left if the item is degradable.

The drop chance of Shadow dye is approximately 1/15,360 per reward spot from hard clues, and approximately 1/16,016 per reward spot from elite clues. As both hard and elite clues have an average of 5 rewards, the per-clue chance of receiving at least one Shadow dye is approximately 1/3072 (0.03255%) from hard clues and approximately 1/3204 (0.03122%) from elite clues. For a more detailed breakdown of drop mechanics and calculations, see Treasure Trails/Rewards.

Dyeable items[edit | edit source]

The following 42 items can be dyed:

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
  1. ^ a b c There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 19 September 2016 (Update):

    • You can now augment any dyed weapons/armour.
    • Dyed weapons will now drop their base weapon variant upon killing someone in PvP.
  • patch 1 December 2014 (Update):
    • Barrows and Shadow dyes will now be broadcast to friends when won from a Treasure Trail.
  • update 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • Added to game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The examine text states that the dye can be used to resemble Shadow gear, although such equipment doesn't exist.
  • In Evil Dave's Big Day Out a clerk at the Grand Exchange tells the player how Evil Dave apparently bought a great amount of shadow dye to dye some of his mother's dresses, which dissolved in the dye as it was too strong.
  • In a Developer Q&A on 2 March 2016, it was revealed that to date, 2421 Shadow dyes have been found.[1]

References[edit | edit source]