Conan Exiles - How to Dye your Armour

Published: Mar. 27, 2017
Updated: Apr. 15, 2021

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The new dye system was recently added to Conan Exiles as part of the March 23rd patch. Painting is never easy, you have to grasp colour coordination and learn basic painting techniques. In this article, we will provide you an easy to follow step by step tutorial on how to create a custom colour and add it to your character’s armour.

The Basics of Glass Making

Players are able to collect paint from many different resources and create dyes with them. However, to do this, you need glass flasks full of water. To create a flask, you will need to craft a glass flask mold at a blacksmith bench. This will require 15 iron bars, but the flask mold can be used more than once. Next, you will have to place the mold into a furnace with glass then watch chemistry work its magic.


The blacksmith bench where you create a glass flask mold in Conan Exiles.

Making Colour Pigments

If you want access to a variety of colours, you will have to seek out the resources needed for each pigment. These include plants, sulphur, tar and insects.

Colour Components

Colour Resource No. Harvest From/Found At...
Blue True Indigo 1 Bushes in tree-shaded, grassy areas
Brown Seeds 5 Bushes
Cyan Glowing Goop 1 Glowing Blueish bush (underwater)
Darkening Liquid Tar 3 Crafted: Mix with Dye to create darker colours
Green Plant Fiber 20 Bushes
Grey Grey-Flower Lupine 1 Bushes high on Mountains and Mesas
Lightening Liquid Bones 5 Crafted: Mix with Dye to create lighter colors
Orange Orange Phykos 1 Red Fungus, Pink Seaweed (Underwater)
Purple False Mandrake 1 Green bush within stone ruins
Red Cochineal 1 Cactus
Yellow Brimstone 2 Spider caves, Rocknose corpses

When you combine the required ingredients together, fill the glass flasks to the brim with water. Now place the water filled flasks and the resources in the cauldron. With this you can create your colours. Just a note; black and white are not allowed to use for colouring your clothing. There are 27 colours to choose from and you can use any of these to lighten or darken another colour.

Adding Colour to Your Armour

When it comes to armour colouring, you will have a much easier time using the colour bottles from your inventory. Select the armour you wish to colour then click the button labelled “Colour”. Now you customise the armour's colour to your liking.

Hope this provided helpful guidance with using the dye system! Come back to Guided for more Conan Exiles news.

Sascha Asendorf is the co-founder of and has been running online magazines in the gaming sector since 2013. Starting with a strong focus on survival games, Sascha now deals a lot with role-playing games and is an expert on survival and RPG titles like Conan Exiles, Baldurs Gate 3 & Cyberpunk 2077.
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