Q once again. Today I am going to remind you of the good ol'
Unidentified Dyes and explain why you can still invest in them to make a
good amount of profit in the future!
of you have read Markco's past articles, Unidentified Dyes were (and
still are) a great investment. Ever since Unidentified Dyes flooded the
market at a mere ~30s with the creation of account bound dyes, they
have slowly been creeping up in price. Even at 83s (at the time of
writing), they prove to remain an excellent way to keep your gold in
There are only 3 ways to obtain
unidentified dyes (aside from the trading post), each of the methods
being extremely cost or time inefficient. Thus, they explain why
Unidentified Dyes will continue to remain expensive and grow more
expensive over time (and it also explains why you should be buying them
Method 1: The Laurel Merchant
The first method to obtain an unidentified dye is by buying one unidentified dye with 5 laurels from a laurel merchant... ONE DYE FOR5 LAURELS!!!!
first, the conversion rate appears... well... extremely outrageous.
With 5 laurels you can easily buy 5 bags of T6 crafting materials which
will yield you approximately 5g.
why would the rate be so ridiculously expensive? Because Anet wants
Unidentified Dyes to remain really expensive (otherwise the conversion
rate would be much lower). They are doing this on purpose. This is
also evident as they removed Unidentified Dyes as being a potential drop
from mobs. Because of Anet's stance on keeping Unidentified Dyes
expensive, it is an incredibly safe investment!
Method 2: BL Chests
method to obtain Unidentified Dyes is through Black Lion Chests. At
the moment, this method is obviously very ineffective since it costs
over 10g worth of gems for a key (at the time of writing). In addition,
there is only a small chance that you will even obtain one (and for
+10g it isn't worth it anyways... for now at least). Since farming
Black Lion keys is no longer viable anymore, the current people who open
BL chests will not drastically increase the supply of Unidentified
Dyes. It is just another small way that Unidentified Dyes can be
obtained to continue to enter the market.
Method 3: Personal Story
completing your personal story, you will be periodically rewarded "Bags
of Loot" which has a very small chance of dropping an Unidentified Dye.
This is very time inefficient though since the chance to get a
Unidentified Dye from the bag is really low. This is another reason why
the supply of Unidentified Dyes will remain very low. The scarcity of
Unidentified Dyes will lead to an increase in price over time. As more
people open dyes, the more expensive Unidentified Dyes will become!
the patch, the amount of sell orders in dyes has dropped dramatically
from 85,000 Unidentified Dyes in supply the day of the patch to around
16,000 Unidentified Dyes (as of writing). Now is a great opportunity to
stock up! Even if you can't buy massive amounts in bulk, try buying 10
or so. Give it a try. You might be thanking me in the future xD
As usual: this is speculation. You should always do your own research before making any decisions!
Of course, post your thoughts or questions in the comments! Alternatively you can message or mail me in game!