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All ARK Survival Ascended Dyes: How To Craft And Use

Add dashes of color to your world with our guide on how to craft dyes and their many uses in ARK Survival Ascended.
All ARK Survival Ascended Dyes: How To Craft And Use
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As you confront the numerous hurdles of staying alive in ARK Survival Ascended, the game still provides you with some imaginative features to make things less dire. You possess the liberty to customize all facets of your creations, using a diverse palette of colors to bring them to life, and this is where dyes come into play.

So in this guide, we will examine the procedure of crafting dyes in ARK Survival Ascended and investigate their application to elevate different aspects of the game, including your home or fortress, tools, and even your character's hair. So, without any more delay, let's get creative!

ARK Survival Ascended Dyes: How To Craft All Dyes 

Before diving into the intricacies of utilizing dyes in ARK Survival Ascended, let's first explore the process of crafting them within the game. In essence, players can create dyes inside a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker, and the recipe comprises three main ingredients: Water, Charcoal (or Gunpowder or Sparkpowder), and Berries (which will vary depending on the desired color).

Ark Survival Ascended How To Craft All Dyes And Uses
To craft dyes, you'll need water, charcoal, and a specific berry to get the color you want. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Once the Cooking Pot is set up in your home, the initial step is to enter its menu and disable auto-craft. This prevents the pot from automatically crafting random dyes as soon as the required items are added. Following this, place the berries of your choice, water, and charcoal (or other specified items) into the pot, then ignite it. Now, you can navigate through the dye menu and commence crafting.

As mentioned earlier, the berry you use determines the color of the dye you create. So, if you're searching for a specific color, here's a breakdown of all the dye colors you can create, along with the recipes for each:

  • Black: 15 Narcoberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Blue: 15 Azulberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Brick: 12 Tintoberry, 6 Narcoberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Brown: 6 Amarberry, 3 Azulberry, 9 Tintoberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Cantaloupe: 7 Amarberry, 7 Tintoberry, 4 Stimberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Cyan: 6 Amarberry, 12 Azulberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Forest: 7 Amarberry, 7 Azulberry, 4 Narcoberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Green: 9 Amarberry, 9 Azulberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Magenta: 9 Azulberry, 9 Tintoberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Mud: 4 Amarberry, 1 Azulberry, 7 Tintoberry, 6 Narcoberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Navy: 12 Azulberry, 6 Narcoberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Olive: 12 Amarberry, 6 Narcoberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Orange: 9 Amarberry, 9 Tintoberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Parchment: 12 Amarberry, 6 Stimberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Pink: 12 Tintoberry, 6 Stimberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Purple: 9 Azulberry, 9 Tintoberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Red: 15 Tintoberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Royalty: 7 Azulberry, 7 Tintoberry, 4 Narcoberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Silver: 6 Narcoberry, 12 Stimberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Sky: 12 Azulberry, 6 Stimberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Slate: 12 Narcoberry, 6 Stimberry, Sparkpowder, Water
  • Tan: 4 Amarberry, 1 Azulberry, 7 Tintoberry, 6 Stimberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • Tangerine: 7 Amarberry, 7 Tintoberry, 4 Narcoberry, Gunpowder, Water
  • White: 15 Stimberry, 2 Charcoal, Water
  • Yellow: 15 Amarberry, 2 Charcoal, Water

ARK Survival Ascended Dyes: How To Use Dyes 

As previously mentioned, dyes serve the purpose of modifying the color of various items in the game, providing you with the ability to make your mark in this challenging world. In essence, dyes are a versatile tool used to infuse color and personalize structures, items, characters, dinosaurs, creatures, flags, armor, saddles, weapons, and tools.

Ark Survival Ascended Dyes And Uses General coloring
Dyes can be applied to most items using the cosmetics menu or a paintbrush. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Players can employ dyes in three primary ways to color or paint items in the game. First and foremost is the straightforward method through the cosmetics menu. To initiate this process, players can open their inventory and navigate to the "Cosmetics" tab. Within this tab, a list of "allowed" items eligible for dye customization is displayed. By dragging the desired dye color onto the item, a menu will open, enabling players to color specific sections of the chosen item.

Moving on, another method involves the use of a paintbrush. Equipping the paintbrush allows players to paint various elements in the game, such as canvases, flags, structures, and even their character's body. With the brush in hand, right-clicking on an item or in the air activates the painting menu. From here, dragging the dye onto the brush changes the color, allowing players to paint to their heart's content.

Ark Survival Ascended Dyes And Uses spray gun
The spray gun can be used with dyes to paint entire structures in the world. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Lastly, there's the spray gun, equipped with a comprehensive set of mechanics for painting structures and other items. However, concerning dyes, it operates similarly to the aforementioned methods. By dragging the dyes over to the spray gun, the color of the spray paint being used is altered.

In conclusion, you now have a complete breakdown of how to craft dyes in ARK Survival Ascended and how to use them to infuse vibrant colors and personal touches into your gaming world. Experiment with different combinations and unleash your imagination for a truly customized experience!