How to Use Dyes in Baldur’s Gate 3

Learn how to give your outfits some serious aesthetic upgrades with our How to Use Dyes in Baldur’s Gate 3 guide!

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Use Dyes

One way to add your personal touch to Baldur’s Gate 3 is through the use of dyes. Dyes are a fantastic feature that allows you to customize the appearance of your armor, clothing, and accessories, making your character truly stand out in the world of Faerûn.

In this guide, we’ll delve into the art of dyeing and show you how to utilize this feature to its fullest potential. Whether you’re seeking a flashy and flamboyant style or a subtle and sophisticated look, the dye system provides an array of options to suit your taste.

How to Use Dyes in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate Dye pop up window

Using Dyes in Baldur’s Gate 3 is actually very simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Have the bottle of color dye you wish to use
  2. Place it in the inventory of the character who is wearing the piece of armor you want to use it on
  3. Choose that character by clicking on their portrait on the left
  4. Press the ‘I’ key to open up their inventory
  5. Click on the bottle of dye. A new pop up will appear
  6. Click on the piece of armor you want to dye and drag and drop into the empty slot box on the right
  7. Click ‘Combine’
  8. The new color of the armor will now appear directly on the character’s armor!

General Dye Information in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 Drake General Dye used on Spiderskilk Armor
Baldur’s Gate 3: Drake General Dye used on Spiderskilk Armor

Here are some additional tips when you’re getting started using dyes in Baldur’s Gate 3:

  • Dyes can sometimes be found as loot, but a better bet it to visit a merchant to see what colors they have in stock
    • The first merchant you come across in the refugee camp at the Druid Grove, Arron, has several in stock
  • Dyes come in a range of colors and prices seem to vary, with basic colors costing between 20-50 gold
  • You can ‘test’ colors out by saving before purchase, buying, trying them out and then reloading your save if you don’t care for it
  • You can mix and match colors by dying one piece of armor red and another blue

With the power of dyes at your fingertips, you now have the ability to transform your character’s appearance and express your individuality in the vast world of Baldur’s Gate 3. Experiment, mix, and match colors to create a truly unique and unforgettable presence as you journey through the Forgotten Realms. Unleash your creativity and let your character shine with the magic of dyeing. Embrace the art of customization and make your mark on this epic RPG adventure!

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