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Let the Colors Flow: A SWTOR Dye Modules Guide

Updated on May 18, 2013

Time To Go Color Crazy

With the introduction of patch 2.1 there are several new custom features that have been introduced. One of these is Dye Modules. These destructible modules are put into your current armor pieces and can change the Primary, Secondary, or both Primary and Secondary colors of a piece of armor. Currently the dye module slot is not available on every piece of armor, nor is it available for weapons.

You could buy this color scheme from the Collectors Edition vendor... but would you want to?
You could buy this color scheme from the Collectors Edition vendor... but would you want to?

The Easy Dye Modules

There are three different ways that you can acquire the dye modules. The first is to buy them outright. There are only a handful of colors available however, and they are not colors that a lot of people seem to prefer. They are available at the Collector’s Edition vendor or the Security Key vendor.

If you’re looking to spend credits on colors, you can also go directly to the GTN. Although the prices vary wildly, if you have enough credits you can skip over the hunting phase and get exactly what you want directly.

Careful, Dye Can Stain Your Hands

The second way to get your hands on dye modules is to make them through Artifice. There are a range of colors that are available, and they are restricted by the level of Artifice you currently have, although an Artifice level of 400 will allow you to make all current colors. These colors may be learned directly from the Artifice trainer, and if you have a reputation high enough with select groups, also purchasable from reputation vendors throughout the galaxy. These require purple grade Treasure Hunting materials, so be price aware when buying or selling these.

Always preview colors.  This Black and Purple dye module isn't changing everything I want.
Always preview colors. This Black and Purple dye module isn't changing everything I want.

Time To Hit The Market

The third way is to buy them through the Cartel Market. By purchasing the color crates for 200 cartel coins each you get the chance to receive random colors. The amount of colors you can get through this method is much greater then with the other sources, but there is a much greater chance that you won't get the one you would like.

Although these colors change the major colors on a piece, it does not necessarily change everything. You should preview your armor and make sure it will look good with the dye pack you've chosen.

In the table below I've listed all of the different colors available, as well as their source. This table is sortable to make it easy to find the information you’re looking for.

(click column header to sort results)
Primary  
Secondary  
Source  
Black
Black
Cartel Market (Rare)
Black
Dark Purple
Cartel Market (Rare)
Black
White
Cartel Market (Rare)
Dark Blue
Deep Green
Artifice 400
Dark Blue
Deep Red
Cartel Market (Rare)
Dark Blue
Light Brown
Cartel Market (Common)
Dark Brown
Medium Brown
Cartel Market (Common)
Dark Brown
White
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
Dark Green
White
Cartel Market (Common)
Dark Purple
Deep Yellow
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
Dark Purple
Light Blue
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
Deep Blue
Black
Voss Reputation vendor
Deep Blue
White
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
Deep Green
 
Artifice 310
Deep Green
Dark Blue
Artifice 400
Deep Green
Medium Yellow
Collectors Edition Vendor
Deep Orange
Deep Red
Collectors Edition Vendor
Deep Pink
Deep Purple
Cartel Market (Rare)
Deep Purple
 
Artifice 400
Deep Red
Black
Section X Reputation Vendor
Deep Red
Dark Blue
Cartel Market (Rare)
Deep Red
Dark Purple
Cartel Market (Common)
Deep Red
Deep Yellow
Cartel Market (Rare)
Deep Red
Light Gray
Makeb Reputation vendor
Deep Red
White
Cartel Market (Common)
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Cartel Market (Common)
Light Gray
Deep Red
GSI Reputation vendor
Light Orange
 
Artifice 280
Light Orange
White
Artifice 340
Medium Brown
White
Cartel Market (Common)
Medium Gray
 
Artifice 400
Medium Gray
Dark Green
Cartel Market (Common)
Medium Gray
White
Cartel Market (Rare)
Medium Green
Dark Green
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
Pale Brown
 
Artifice 250
Pale Gray
Dark Yellow
Cartel Market (Uncommon)
White
Black
Cartel Market (Rare)
White
Deep Red
Security Key Vendor
White
Light Orange
Artifice 370
White
White
Cartel Market (Rare)
 
Deep Green
Artifice 220
 
Deep Purple
Artifice 190
 
Light Orange
Artifice 160
 
Medium Gray
Artifice 100
 
Pale Brown
Artifice 130

Official SWTOR Customization Video

References

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