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With a selling price pushing 3G, Black Dye is clearly in demand. Other than buying it, how can someone get it? Random drops only? Can it be forged with Mystic Coins?

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  • All monsters can drop Unidentified Dye.
  • You can very rarely get Unidentified Dye from gathering wild plants (with the sickle).
  • There are sparse reports that a rare Unidentified Gray Dye, made by chefs, may produce Black dye when opened.
  • You can combine 4 dyes in the Mystic Forge for a chance of another random dye.
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You can also put dyes in the mystic forge, which presumably would give you a chance of receiving a Black Dye. – SaintWacko Sep 6 '12 at 14:26
Just to clarify, if i specifically want only Black Dye is there a way to make that happen? I was initially thinking a recipe at the Mystic Forge but it sounds like that is still a chance for Black to show up and not a certainty. – Tapan Zee Sep 6 '12 at 17:52
@TapanZee No, it's all random. You cannot specifically make and receive Black Dye. You have to buy it from other players. – Corey Csuhta Sep 7 '12 at 13:44
As an update to this question, the April 2014 feature pack changed how dyes are acquired. All unlocked colors are now account-bound, but unidentified dyes no longer drop from monsters or gathering. They can still be acquired from certain story rewards and black lion chests. – Brian Dec 29 '14 at 16:07

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