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#1 greyfox92

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

Hey guys...wondering what the best dye combos are in your opinion for this game.

I'm using the full exotic CoF gear but none of the colors really work for me except blood and I'm deciding between some type of black or white but don't want to spend over 5 gold for both.

Lmk your opinions on dye combos! pics preferred!

#2 Minami Kaori

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

Mine :D

Gold: Lemon Tint
Black: Midnight Fire
White: Blue Ice

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#3 Alexandriea

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

Go fabulous and change dyes as you find them. That's how I got my combo.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:59 AM

View PostMinami Kaori, on 15 September 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

Mine :D

Gold: Lemon Tint
Black: Midnight Fire
White: Blue Ice

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Are those dingleballs on your boots? I swear I see dingleballs on your boots. Tell me those aren't dingleballs on your boots :D

I like really dark red and gold for some reason.

#5 Taima

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:18 AM

I keep changing between Chestnut (red) and Rose (something) (pink) and Country Blue.  I like Buttercream as my off color.  Sometimes I'll use Abyss as my main, but I'm finding I don't like it all that much, too depressing.  Feel a bit guilty for using it when it dropped for me.

#6 Heineken

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:21 AM

Anything black-ish, with black cherry accents -drools-. White with royal blue is also pretty.

#7 Sovis

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:28 AM

Meh, I bought Celestial Dye on a whim today (someone had it 50s below the average cost) and tried it out on my engineer... the results were pretty awful.

If you want a white so white that it blanks out all the textures on your gear, or a black so dark that it does the same, then you'll be spending 5g on dyes. Otherwise there are a lot of nice almost-white/black hues that complement looks 10x better in my opinion. Then again, like all things colors, opinions are just opinions.

Personally, I like cool colors (on the spectrum that is, green/blue/purple). I also prefer colors that are muted as they fit in better with the game world, which is generally rendered fairly realistically. I tend to use Midnight Ice, Midnight Sky,  Royal Blue, Gunmetal, Pitch, Tarnished Steel, Burnished Steel...  Royal Blue. Midnight Violet. Cream, and Burgundy for accents. A lot of colors just look off on the medium armor set that I use.

Midnight Ice vs. Celestial on the chestpiece for comparison *shrug*

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#8 TheGizzy

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:32 AM

Spoiler

What kind of armor is that??

#9 Fatalis

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:40 AM

Just choose a single color scheme and stick with it.

Leave the darker colors towards the bottom of your character, and gradually build your way up.

If you really want to get a good scheme, read up a bit on color theory, and it will help give you ideas on which colors mesh together well.

#10 matsif

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:42 AM

my current combo is iron, gold, and antique gold.  looks pretty cool on my current armor, but as this armor won't be my lvl 80 set it might change.

#11 John F Kennedy

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:02 AM

My current color scheme is mostly Sage green, with Midnight Rust being the secondary color, and highlights of Arrogance and Frosting.


Edit: why do I always have trouble with images on this site?

Edited by John F Kennedy, 15 September 2012 - 04:04 AM.


#12 Datenshi92

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:05 AM

Black and dark red
Black and dark blue
Black and golden
Black and white

Etc.
As long as it has black in it, its going to be awsome.

PS: I saw someone wearing the same colors as the Joker: Purple, green and yellow.
It was... creepy.

Edited by Datenshi92, 15 September 2012 - 04:06 AM.


#13 Calen

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

Read this PDF on DOTA's color / char design theory. It's handy.

http://media.steampo...terArtGuide.pdf

#14 Rukioish

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:52 AM

Mine is Midnight ice and antique gold with vigil cloth armor. I look epic.

#15 Tellia

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:07 AM

i find most colors go well with the browns and greys. not sure what your armor looks like but i generally pick a color like a red or a blue, but only use the darker or washed out versions, not the richer ones, theyre too colorful. then i color the minor parts of gear in either shades of grey or brown, whichever looks better on that piece of armor, or whichever i feel like more at the time, or which toon i am on cause some have better options than others. what i end up with is something that has colors that go well together but still has contrast and variety, and something a little more "realistic" aswell.

another option is to go with complementary colors. like blue and yellow, they are different but similar enough if you use the right shades that they complement each other well. sometimes really different colors with high contrast can complement, black and a bright color like yellow can go very well together too.

but then black goes with pretty much anything. if you cant find you make colors that fit well, just pick 1 color and put it with black. cant really go wrong when doing this. ofc you need to have a dark enough black for it to work ;)

if youre feeling patriotic, and have close to the right shades of the colors, you could color your armor the same as your countries flag :P

#16 LadyPvP

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:12 AM

Midnight Ice, Celestial, Redemption, and Black Cherry.

#17 Minami Kaori

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

View PostZedFighter, on 15 September 2012 - 02:59 AM, said:

Are those dingleballs on your boots? I swear I see dingleballs on your boots. Tell me those aren't dingleballs on your boots :D

I like really dark red and gold for some reason.

Yes they are!! Phbt!!  *runs away*

#18 sergel02

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

View PostSovis, on 15 September 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

Meh, I bought Celestial Dye on a whim today (someone had it 50s below the average cost) and tried it out on my engineer... the results were pretty awful.

If you want a white so white that it blanks out all the textures on your gear, or a black so dark that it does the same, then you'll be spending 5g on dyes. Otherwise there are a lot of nice almost-white/black hues that complement looks 10x better in my opinion. Then again, like all things colors, opinions are just opinions.

Midnight Ice vs. Celestial on the chestpiece for comparison *shrug*

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That's the reason i wonder if I'd like Abyss/Celestial. If i manage to find one, i'll just preview it and probably sell it and then buy gems.

When a color is put as far towards a part of a spectrum as it can be or is as bright as it can, tectures and layers ten to be washed out like you said. Like i love the midnight blue on that character over the celestial.

Personally my favorite color for my guardian right now is Brick until i find another red. I think the game still classifies it as orange though.

#19 Minami Kaori

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:20 AM

View PostTheGizzy, on 15 September 2012 - 03:32 AM, said:

Spoiler

What kind of armor is that??

It's the light Cabalist armor, with Conjurer shoulderpiece. ^_^

EDIT: Like sergel02 said above me, the pure white/pure black tends to wash out the textures.
I found that either ice blue or fog does very good for white, while I really like the midnight fire for black. :)

Edited by Minami Kaori, 15 September 2012 - 05:24 AM.


#20 Azhrarn

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

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My personal favorite combo at the moment.

Wrath (a deep red)
Red
Pale (off-white)
Antique Gold

Nothing special in terms of rarity, but it looks pretty good when combined. :lol:

Edited by Azhrarn, 15 September 2012 - 07:45 AM.


#21 Opollo

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

Blood
Antique Gold
Illumination

-I'll post a better SS once I finish my gaming pc build lol

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#22 Ardeni

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:27 AM

I tend to use these:

Midnight blue (dark blue)
Icing (white)
Taupe (Brown)

Sometimes I swap Taupe for Lemon shade and midnight blue for pine or brick colors. There are also many other random combinations that I use, but these are the ones that I use over and over again.

#23 Sword Hammer Axe

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

Pastel pink... only. pastel. pink.

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Because pink...

#24 Milennin

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

Yeah, I'm not really a fan of pure white / black.
It's hard to say what the best dye combos are, though. Some dyes look different on pieces of armour.
Currently I have the starter dark grey with robin (shade of blue) and stone (lighter grey).
Some other colours I like are the shades of deep red, light yellow/orange, light blue, sky blue.

Edited by Milennin, 15 September 2012 - 12:39 PM.


#25 hotdogify

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

Right now I am using abyss and pastel blue

#26 Ascalo1

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

Heavy heritage gear with ebony and antique gold looks quite nice

#27 XgreatArtist

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

midnight ice, lifeblood, night iris and a few other lighter coloured dyes

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

View PostMinami Kaori, on 15 September 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

Mine :D

Gold: Lemon Tint
Black: Midnight Fire
White: Blue Ice
Thanks for the Blue Ice tip! It almost looks like white and is really cheap. Looks fantastic.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

Redemption + Oil Spill work well together on metal-armour.

#30 TGIFrisbie

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

Black (or your preferred dark color)
Dijon for trimmings

Pirate medium armor set.  Feathered plume can be whatever off color you like, deep red or a gold yellow seem best, as well as a white.




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