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  • Dyes can be used to change the colour of your equipment.
  • You can apply dyes directly to your equipped armor, or you can apply them to items in your Wardrobe or Vault.
The Wardrobe allows you to save all dye colors applied to any piece of equipment, otherwise, only the specific item is dyed.
To dye an item in your Wardrobe, simply right click on the dye pot and then left click on the item you wish to dye.
  • The Dressing Room is used to check the colour effect on your equipment before using any dye.
ctrl + left-click on an equipment item to open your Dressing Room.
You can then preview any colour from the drop-down menu available.
Note: Some items cannot be dyed (example: the Rise of Isengard pre-order cosmetics). If an item cannot be dyed, you will not be able to change the drop-down menu for that item slot.


  • The primary source of dye is the Scholar crafting profession. A scholar can create dyes once they have learned a recipe for the particular dye colour and acquire the necessary components. Scholar-list dyes may also be purchased in the LOTRO Store for points, and from Lalia's Market for Mithril Coins.
  • Certain dyes are not craftable by Scholars, but are obtained from Barter Vendors during specific Festivals. See Festival Dyes below.
  • Dyes may be available in the Auction House.
  • Occasionally, dyes are awarded as quest rewards.

Dye Options

Ranger Green
Dark Green
Forest Green
Rivendell Green
Sea Blue
Ered Luin Blue
Evendim Blue
Steel Blue
Walnut Brown

Dye Chart by tier

  • All dye ingredients are rare items from their respective fields and resource nodes, except for   Yarrow Root ,   Woad Plant and   Indigo Plant , which are themselves resources found around the world.
Example: a strawberry field will always produce a strawberry crop, but will rarely produce the juicy strawberry needed for red dye. Well-tended fields from critical farming successes increase the chance for rare items.
Dye Colour Dye Recipe Dye Critical Dye Ingredient Acquisition
Apprentice Scholar (T1)
Sienna Dye Sienna Dye Recipe 3 Sienna Dyes Piece of Sienna Copper Deposit
Gold Dye Gold Dye Recipe 3 Gold Dyes Yarrow Root Yarrow Root Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Journeyman Scholar (T2)
Grey Dye Grey Dye Recipe 3 Grey Dye Iris Root Iris Field /
Wild Flower Field
Olive Dye Olive Dye Recipe 3 Olive Dyes Pile of Copper Salts Copper Deposit
Umber Dye Umber Dye Recipe 3 Umber Dyes Piece of Umber Barrow-iron Deposit
Expert Scholar (T3)
Navy Dye Navy Dye Recipe 3 Navy Dye Woad Plant Woad Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Turquoise Dye Turquoise Dye Recipe 3 Turquoise Dyes Bluebottle Petal Bluebottle Field /
Wild Flower Field
Violet Dye Violet Dye Recipe 3 Violet Dyes Juicy Blackberry Blackberry Field
Artisan Scholar (T4)
Burgundy Dye Burgundy Recipe 3 Burgundy Dyes Amaranth Petal Amaranth Field /
Wild Flower Field
Dark Green Dye Dark Green Dye Recipe 3 Dark Green Dyes Onion Skin Green Onion Field
Evendim Blue Dye Evendim Blue Recipe 3 Evendim Blue Dyes Bluebottle Petal &
Indigo Plant
Bluebottle Field /
Wild Flower Field &
Indigo Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Forest Green Dye Forest Green Recipe 3 Forest Green Dyes Onion Skin &
Lily-of-the-Valley Leaf
Green Onion Field &
Lily-of-the-Valley Field /
Wild Flower Field
Indigo Dye Indigo Dye Recipe 3 Indigo Dyes Indigo Plant Indigo Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Master Scholar (T5)
Orange Dye Orange Dye Recipe 3 Orange Dyes Bloodwort Root Bloodwort Field /
Wild Flower Field
Red Dye Red Dye Recipe 3 Red Dyes Juicy Strawberry Strawberry Field
Rivendell Green Dye Rivendell Green Dye Recipe 3 Rivendell Green Dyes Onion Skin &
Pile of Copper Salts
Green Onion Field &
Copper Deposit
Rust Dye Rust Dye Recipe 3 Rust Dyes Pile of Ancient Iron Oxides Ancient Iron Deposit
Sea Blue Dye Sea Blue Dye Recipe 3 Sea Blue Dyes Woad Plant &
Bluebottle Petal
Woad Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field &
Bluebottle Field /
Wild Flower Field
Supreme Scholar (T6)
Black Dye Black Dye Recipe 3 Black Dyes Pile of Ancient Iron Oxides Ancient Iron Deposit
Crimson Dye Crimson Dye Recipe 3 Crimson Dyes Juicy Strawberry &
Piece of Sienna
Strawberry Field &
Copper Deposit
Ered Luin Blue Dye Ered Luin Blue Dye Recipe 3 Ered Luin Blue Dyes Woad Plant &
Indigo Plant
Woad Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field &
Indigo Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Purple Dye Purple Dye Recipe 3 Purple Dyes Juicy Elderberry &
Indigo Plant
Elder Field /
Wild Flower Field &
Indigo Plant Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field
Ranger Green Dye Ranger Green Dye Recipe 3 Ranger Green Dyes Lily-of-the-Valley Leaf &
Piece of Umber
Lily-of-the-Valley Field /
Wild Flower Field &
Barrow-iron Deposit
Rose Dye Rose Dye Recipe 3 Rose Dyes Juicy Strawberry &
Amaranth Petal
Strawberry Field &
Amaranth Field /
Wild Flower Field
White Dye White Dye Recipe 3 White Dyes Chunk of Lime Khazâd Skarn Deposit
Yellow Dye Yellow Dye Recipe 3 Yellow Dyes Yarrow Root &
Saffron Thread
Yarrow Root Resource Node /
Wild Flower Field &
Saffron Field /
Wild Flower Field
Westfold Scholar (T7)
Eastemnet Scholar (T8)
Westemnet Scholar (T9)
Walnut Brown Dye Walnut Brown Dye Recipe 3 Walnut Brown Dyes Walnut Walnut Branches Resource Node
Steel Blue Dye Steel Blue Dye Recipe 3 Steel Blue Dye Bluebell Bulb Bluebell Field
Dye Wash Vendor Tailor &

Festival Dyes

Dye Colour Festival
Bullroarer's Green Dye Spring Festival
Dark Purple Dye Spring Festival
Lavender Dye Spring Festival
Shire-plum Dye Spring Festival
Dark Clay Dye Farmers Faire
Rohan Green Dye Farmers Faire
Shire Peach Dye Farmers Faire
Sunset Orange Dye Farmers Faire
Ashenslades Green Dye Harvest Festival
Autumn Leaf Dye Harvest Festival
Imladris Fallen Leaf Dye Harvest Festival
Twilight Purple Dye Harvest Festival
Belegaer Blue Dye Yule Festival
Dark Mossy Green Dye Yule Festival
Lórien Gold Dye Yule Festival
Moria Silver Dye Yule Festival
  • In addition, these dyes are available during the Anniversary Festival as quest rewards: Ashenslades Green, Belegaer Blue, Dark Clay, Lavender, Lórien Gold, and Moria Silver.

Dye Gallery

Note: dye colors can look very different on different armour pieces. You can preview how any dye will look on a particular item by using the Dressing Room function, accessed by CTRL + left-clicking on that item, then choosing what dye colour you want to see in the drop down menus shown there.

Rose Violet Indigo Purple
Navy Evendim Blue Ered Luin Blue Sea Blue
Turquoise Dark Green Forest Green Rivendell Green
Olive Ranger Green Yellow Gold
Orange Red Crimson Burgundy
Sienna Rust Umber Walnut Brown
White Grey Black Steel Blue

Dye Gallery 2

*Note: Scroll down to find the Item page under 'File Usage'. If there are more than one, it means they all share the same appearance.