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Dye Information
How the Dye System Works

This information is a combination of images from versions 3.0 to 6.5. The historical information has been left for those who wish to look back to the "good old days".


This guide is to help you understand how the dyeing of armor works. Know that, dyeing is not just done to armor, but to all things in the kingdom. Monsters, NPCs, and the like are also running on the 32 color dye chart, meaning that there is only 32 types of anything available. This section is meant to concentrate mainly on the dyeing of armor.

The History of Dyeing
Dyeing has always been a big part of Nexus. People sometimes define themselves by the items they wear, having them entirely match. For a complete look at every dye in the game, see our basic Dye Chart. So why dye? Well, there's really no reason to be in a specific dye. With one exception of course.. That being the Sute dye. You need this dye on in order to enter the Sute's cave.

Dyeing has been around since Nexus first came into existence. Back then, there was only 4 actual "dyes" you could be. Those were Red (Ju jak), Black (Hyum moo), Blue (Chung ryong), and White (Baekho), which were obtainable at the arena dyer for 20 coins, the same as it is now. These dyes were used when making teams for carnages. As some problems began to creep into carnages, another four slightly different dyes were created. The Arena Dyes are so close to the Basic Dyes that many people cannot tell the difference. The Arena Dyes have a depth of color that is noticeable in the game. All and any dye can be removed easily from this same NPC.

In addition to the base dyes listed above, players could have the normal armor colors based on their level of armor. Players sometimes would wear armor that is for lower levels than they are just to have the dye.
The basic colors of the dye per level of armor are as follows (For pictures of the dye, see our dye chart) :

Spring - Level 1 and Up.
Summer - Level 5 and Up.
Autumn - Level 16 and Up.
Winter - Level 26 and Up.
Ancient - Level 36 and Up.
Blood - Level 46 and Up.
Earth - Level 56 and Up.
Star - Level 66 and Up.
Moon - Level 76 and Up.
Sun - Level 86 and Up.

Some interesting things to note. First, Summer dye was not always level 5 and up. In fact, until the 5.0 newbie area was redesigned and new players were given level 5 armor by their guildmasters, this armor used to level 6 and up. While some armors may not be named their proper dye (for example, it isn't Summer War Platemail, its JADE War Platemail), the dyes themselves have a general name.


The only dye that was available beyond these dyes was a Level 99 brown dye.


Older wasabi, Sute and Super wasabi dye examples.

Over time, people began attaining ranks far beyond 99. They were buying massive amounts of vitality and mana. Nexon, as an incentive, designed the wasabi and super wasabi system. The names were created by a poet named Serra who was a player during the time. Wasabi has always been a greenish-gold and is to this day. Super Wasabi has changed twice. First it was the dye we know as Sute dye now, then it was a lighter pea green color, and eventually it became the dark green color we all know now. Now there are level based dyes as you get more and more powerful. See the contrast between Spring and level based dyes below.



During some events we saw the Sonhi Dye and Pirate Dye arise with each. Pictured above is KaMing, the leader of the Sonhi, and Bluestone, the leader of the pirates, each in their events dye. Pirate dye was often used as a dye for magistrates in 3.0.


It wasn't until 4.0 that we first saw Sute Dye, which enabled you to get into the Sute cave. Also arisen in 4.0 was the use of orange as the Immortal color. Pictured above, is the infamous immortal Hroth.


Once Elixir Wars were introduced in the Nexus, sheaths were introduced. With sheaths, players could now obtain arrows that will dye players any dye within Summer and Earth. Sheaths became a huge problem because some mischievous players would use a bow to change another's expensive dye! To do away with that problem, elixir potions were introduced. They come in the same dyes as the sheaths did but now an individual had to use the elixir potion to dye themselves.


During the God War in 4.0, The Pirate Dye became the official dye of Grin's army, and a new color, the Kismet army color, was introduced for Kismet's army. Pictured above is one of Kismet's avatars, which were Nexon run, strong characters on each army's team.


One the Sea Nymph came around, she introduced her flashy dye. This is also the dye of the current wind armor. Another event introduced color was Lin Skrae's black.


Several subpaths had dyes as part of their new abilities. Geomancers were given a brown, and Shadow were given a lighter black. Eventually in 5.0, the Barbarians obtained the Sonhi dye as their own.


The final two public dyes were the defender dyes. First came the Buya dye, in 4.0. Later in 5.0, Kugnae was given a defender dye as well. Pictured above are Lasahn, the Princess of Buya, and Mhul, the Prince of Kugnae.

Trick or Treat events at Halloween within the kingdom have given out various types of dye including Pirate, Immortal (which was taken away after), and Lin Skrae. People who didn't redye may still have these dyes to this day!

How Dyes Are/Were Obtained
Spring - Buy Spring Colored Clothing.
Summer - Summer Potion/Summer Colored Clothing.
Autumn - Autumn Potion/Autumn Colored Clothing.
Winter - Winter Potion/Winter Colored Clothing.
Ancient - Ancient Potion/Ancient Colored Clothing.
Blood - Blood Potion/Blood Colored Clothing.
Earth - Earth Potion/Earth Colored Clothing.
Star - Star Colored Clothing.
Moon - Moon Colored Clothing.
Sun - Sun Colored Clothing.
Ju jak - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Hyun moo - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Chung ryong - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Baekho - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Fire - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Ash - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
River - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Snow - Dyer at Arena for 20 Coins.
Level 99 - Dyer at Arena for 1000 Coins at Level 99.

Wasabi - Dyer at Arena for 5000 Coins at Wasabi Rank.
Super Wasabi - Dyer at Arena for 12000 Coins at Super Wasabi Rank.
Sonhi - 3.0 Sonhi Events / Member of the Barbarian Subpath.
Pirate - Pirate Events / Grin's Army in God War / Trick or Treat Events.
Sute - 100 Coins at Buya Mage Guild.
Immortal - Trick or Treat Events / Immortal Dye Only.
Kismet army - Kismet's Army in God War.
Sea Nymph - Color of Wind dye, otherwise unattainable.
Lin Skrae's black
- Trick or Treat Events.
Geomancers - Friends of the Geomancer or Geomancer.
Shadow - Shadow Only.
Buya - Defender of Buya.
Kugnae - Defender of Koguryo.

Wind Armor and Other Crazy Dyes




All of the armor listed above have a special way of their dyes working. Because their base color contains some other colors that are out of the ordinary, they will be dyed differently. Wind armor, obviously, is going to be a pretty haywire dye. A chart for this is coming soon. As for the second row, these armors all seem relatively simple, except for little extra colors on them. They also change to a different color when their main color is dyed to something else. A chart for these are coming soon as well.