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#31 Verity

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

I use Nightshade on my Mesmer for black. I was lucky, and got it as a drop early on, though it's not as expensive as the "true" black dyes. On cloth, it looks like a very dark slate and shows a lot of detail. On leather, I find it tends to look more blue than it does on cloth.

#32 Capn_Crass

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

View PostUNTYPABLExNAME, on 04 October 2012 - 05:44 PM, said:

View PostLord_Demosthene, on 04 October 2012 - 05:13 PM, said:

Charrcoal.
You owe me $40.  I spit soda all over my keyboard.

Nominated for post of the day.

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#33 Zhahz

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

I had midnite fire before abyss and it is mostly black on some textures, but shows hints of red on others.  Pretty cool all around and since my female human ele has red/black hair midnite fire works well.  But once you have abyss...you won't wanna use any other black dye.  I have white dye as well but it looks like crap some armor with patterns that can't be colored specifically.

"Iron" is pretty dark and almost a poor man's black.

Icing is nearly white and works pretty well.

I like gold for trim (current ele outfit is abyss with gold trim).  Silver doesn't really look all that silver to me, it's more of a blah gray.  Tarnished silver and mithril are also pretty nice for trim colors.

On my ranger I use a lot of browns and earthy looking tones plus cashmere, which is very light approaching white on many medium pieces.  It makes for a good blend that I don't really see anybody else using.

#34 Arshay Duskbrow

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

Mithril is a very light brown/grey that on lighter textures can appear white in a lot of lights. You can see how it looks in these screens. Served me well until I got Celestial.

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#35 Kogarashi

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:27 PM

Midnight Ice. One of my favourite colors right now.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

midnight fire looks orange on my heavy gear (was expecting it to be more black), feel kinda ripped off after buying it lol

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

View Postbiscuits, on 04 October 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

midnight fire looks orange on my heavy gear (was expecting it to be more black), feel kinda ripped off after buying it lol
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Yeah, I always preview before learning the expensive dyes- you might lose 15%ish, but at least you don't lose all of it if you don't like it.

#38 SolomonGunn

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

My personal favorites black and white are pitch and mithril respectively.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:22 AM

Does anyone have a preview/screen shot for "Blood Dye?" I've seen "Lifesblood" and a number of others from the sites below, but not that one.

http://dosvidaniya.imgur.com/
https://sites.google.com/site/gw2dyes/
http://flufffactor.w...m/gw2-dye-list/

#40 CidrozAullik

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

Blood Dye (NOTE: with SweetFX)
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#41 Adakias

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:31 AM

Celestial is white, abyss is black.

#42 Grumpdogg

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

Picked up my 612th pink or purple dye. My warrior is loving life.

#43 riggins76

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:02 AM

View PostGilles VI, on 04 October 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:

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Is this the white/gold you're looking for?

'Dye' much?

Edited by riggins76, 05 October 2012 - 04:03 AM.


#44 Gilles VI

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

View Postriggins76, on 05 October 2012 - 04:02 AM, said:

'Dye' much?

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#45 Linfang

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

I actually found white. It's a chest piece for leather in the screen shot below its called duelist. I found the chestpiece in various zones.
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The trick however is it's default dyed white sleeves. Winter Ice on leather looks like ice, a light bluish, a bit bright just like .. ice :)  I will post a screen shot tonight.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

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#47 Linfang

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

View Postksprs, on 05 October 2012 - 11:38 AM, said:

Midnight Fire

My god you look scary. You remind me of one of the Gremlins in the bar scene

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#48 evilbob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 05 October 2012 - 08:34 AM, said:

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It was a pun on "die" since all your equipment is broken.  You look like you got the crap beat out of you.

#49 Rekkwum

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

For a black, get "Iron Dye".
It's a black, but it's light enough that you can still see armor details. It's also cheap.

#50 Shadowrose

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

silver, sunset and the basic antique gold.

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#51 Gilles VI

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

View Postevilbob, on 05 October 2012 - 12:56 PM, said:

It was a pun on "die" since all your equipment is broken.  You look like you got the crap beat out of you.

Oh lol yes.
I enjoy saving/protecting my team in dungeons, which means dying alot :P

#52 Capn_Crass

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

A lot of people are recommending Midnight Fire as a black substitute, but it's been a dark reddish-brown on just about everything I've put it on. Works great for boots, straps, and other leather bits.

I have White on one of my characters, and honestly I don't like it. It's way too washed out. Matte (one of the starter colors) looks much better as "white".

#53 Tellia

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

ill never understand the obsession with black and/or white. i mean, you go to lions arch and more than half the players you see are black, white, or trying to be one of the 2. everyone looks so plain and boring, almost completely colorless. wheres your individuality?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

View PostTellia, on 05 October 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

ill never understand the obsession with black and/or white. i mean, you go to lions arch and more than half the players you see are black, white, or trying to be one of the 2. everyone looks so plain and boring, almost completely colorless. wheres your individuality?

Black is dark; mysterious. Possibly evil. Oooh, evil! That person must be edgy and powerful! They're like... An assassin. Or a ninja. Or Robert Smith.

White is bright and innocent. It's purity and grace. It's also harder to make fun of than black, even if it is just as schticky. Oh, and it's also edgy and mysterious no thanks to Assassin's Creed. Stupid paradigm shifts...

#55 Dork Angel

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

I absolutely adore my celestial and hot pink combination!
The white kind of symbolizes my playing style, as I tend to be the survivor that revives everyone in the heat of battle.
Medic in the field!

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Wish I had weapons to go with the armor, I use a staff and sword + pistol
Any suggestions?

#56 Yaumul

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

I use Pink Ice atm since it's the closest to white I have.

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#57 Lady Rhonwyn

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:59 AM

View PostTellia, on 05 October 2012 - 01:45 PM, said:

ill never understand the obsession with black and/or white. i mean, you go to lions arch and more than half the players you see are black, white, or trying to be one of the 2. everyone looks so plain and boring, almost completely colorless. wheres your individuality?

I like natural colours.  As I'm playing a ranger, who is wearing clothes from leather, brown and blackish colours look great.

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The pants are Midnight Ice, the coat is Midnight Ice and Cocoa, the red I don't know the name of atm...

#58 Saintray1

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:26 AM

Dropped a celestial dye yesterday. Wanted to sell for 2,5 gold, my wife claimed it :(

#59 Lady Rhonwyn

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

View PostSaintray1, on 08 October 2012 - 07:26 AM, said:

Dropped a celestial dye yesterday. Wanted to sell for 2,5 gold, my wife claimed it :(

Well, I'd have given her a discount: 2g!

#60 Syncline

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

'Iron' and 'pitch' are very similar to black, but with very slight differences in hue. 'Abyss' is darker than 'Black' but will obscure fine details on many armors (mostly cloth and sometimes leather); you want to use it on armors where black looks grey.

'Icing' and 'Blue Ice' are probably the closest to white that are not brighter than white, while 'Celestial' will show up as white on skins that make 'White' look gray. However, on armor where white actually looks white, celestial tends to bleach it out too much.

Midnight Ice is Abyss with a blue shader effect instead of a neutral/white one; Midnight Fire is the same but with an orange/brown one, which is why MI and MF look blue or brown on some armors and like Abyss on others. Blue Ice is sort of similar in that it can look white on some armor (especially during the day) but pale blue on others.

I used Blue Ice and Midnight Ice in the betas and liked them, but when the game went live, I saved up and got Black, White, Celestial and Abyss, so that I could make my armors look black or white regardless of armor type and light. All of that said, though, I could see Midnight Ice, some shade of blue, and gold (or silver) looking very sharp in combination.

Silver, Mithril, etc, all look best on metal and ornamentation, IMO, hence the names. Mithril is weird because it's beigey, but it's somewhere between 'white gold' and 'silver' and depending on the lighting can pass as one or the other. All of the metal-named ones look best, IMO, on 'metal' armor fields, as they were designed to.

Edited by Syncline, 08 October 2012 - 08:21 AM.






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