How to Dye Gear in Final Fantasy XIV

Players can customize the appearance of their character in Final Fantasy XIV, ranging from their hairstyles, makeup, and even through dying their equipment. However, there are certain prerequisites players must first unlock in order to dye their gear. This guide will break down the relatively simple process of how to dye your gear in Final Fantasy XIV.

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First, you will need to get your character to Level 15 in any Melee or Caster Job Class. After that, you will need to have access to Ul’dah. If you have already started in this city, then you will already be able to head to the Vesper Bay to speak to Swyrgeim. If your starting city is not Ul’dah, you will need to progress the Main Scenario Quests in order to gain access to the other major cities. Either way, progression will eventually take you there. This is where players can learn how to dye their gear in Final Fantasy XIV.

Teleport to Horizon or unlock the Aetheryte there, and take the Chocobokeep to Vesper Bay. This is also the most convenient way of getting back to Vesper Bay at any point during your adventures in Final Fantasy XIV. There you can find Swyrgeim at X:12.6,Y:14.4. Undertaking the quest “Color Your World” and completing it will now allow you to dye your gear. Dying gear can be done through the character menu.

How to Dye Gear Final Fantasy XIV

Please keep in mind that not every piece of gear is dyable. However, certain gear can be made dyable through specific questlines, like various pieces of Artefact gear.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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