Horizon Forbidden West Armor Dyes: How to Get and Apply Dyes

Forbidden West allows players to customize the color of Aloy’s armors through various dyes. Here is our guide on how you can get these dyes and apply them to your armor.

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Guerrilla Games’ brilliantly successful open-world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. You get to experience Aloy’s journey once again as she travels west towards the dangerous territory of the Tenakth tribe to hunt down Sylens.

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While Horizon Zero Dawn offered a variety of different armors, there weren’t many customization opportunities. However, in Horizon Forbidden West, players can customize their favorite armors by dyeing them in different colors. You can get your armors dyed by various dye merchants or Dyers just like in Ghost of Tsushima.

You have to unlock dye recipes or color schemes for your armors by completing optional side-quests and salvage contracts. However, you will also need to find and collect various Blooms or dye plants to dye your armors. In this guide, we will list and explain all the different dyes you can unlock in Horizon Forbidden West, the types of Blooms you need to collect, as well how you can dye your armor.

List of Armor Dyes in Horizon Forbidden West and How to Unlock Them

List of Armor Dyes in Horizon Forbidden West and How to Unlock Them
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These are the different dye recipes or color schemes that can be unlocked for your armors. Although some of the more common dyes can be purchased for metal shards, others require extensive groundwork to unlock. Below is the list of special dyes available in Horizon Forbidden West and what you need to do to unlock them.

  • Early Autumn – Rescue the Utaru being attacked by the Skydrifter in Plainsong
  • Forge Flare – Complete all of Larend’s Salvage Contracts in Barren Light
  • Ash and Coal – Complete all of Handa’s Salvage Contracts in Greenswell
  • Metal Sheen – Complete all of Runda’s Salvage Contracts in The Stillsands
  • Summer Stream – Earn full stripes in all of the trials at the Plainsong Hunting Ground
  • Stormbird Skies – Earn full stripes in all of the trials at the Daunt Hunting Ground
  • Dune Shadow – Return all six signal lenses to Raynah in Barren Light
  • Blood Dusk – Defeat Pit Master Odurg from The Daunt’s Chainscrape Melee Pit

List of Blooms and How to Find Them in Horizon Forbidden West

List of Blooms and How to Find Them in Horizon Forbidden West
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Your work doesn’t end after unlocking dye recipes. That’s because, in addition to metal shards, some of the more special dyes cost dye plants known as Blooms to apply. These blooms grow on cliffsides and will require you to climb tall mountains to reach.

Moreover, they spawn randomly and are available mostly near lens towers where there are lots of climbable mountains. The Blooms can be identified by the green plant icon. Below is the list of all the different types of Blooms you can find in the open world:

  • Pale Bloom
  • Verdant Bloom
  • Golden Bloom
  • Crimson Bloom
  • Midnight Bloom
  • Azure Bloom

How to Dye Armors in Horizon Forbidden West

How to Dye Armors in Horizon Forbidden West
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You will need to head over to a Dyer in order to get your armors dyed in exchange for some metal shards and blooms (if applicable). Dyers are marked on the map with a mortar and pestle icon and can be found in some of the major human settlements.

You can go up to the Dyer and interact with them to open the armor dyeing menu and select your desired color scheme for your armor. However, keep in mind that the same color schemes may not be available for all armors, with some armors offering more color options than others.

Dyer Locations in Horizon Forbidden West

There are currently four NPCs that can dye your armor, and we have given their map locations below.

Plainsong

Plainsong
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Scalding Spear

Scalding Spear
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Thornmarsh

Thornmarsh
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The Bulwark

The Bulwark
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