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Reflective Obsidian Dye
  • Reflective Obsidian Dye item sprite
  • Reflective Obsidian Dye equipped
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RarityRarity level: 2
Research3 required

The effect.

Reflective Obsidian Dye is a type of dye that is randomly rewarded by the Dye Trader for turning in Strange Plants. When equipped, it will give the respective equipment an obsidian-plated, "shiny" effect, reflecting the surrounding light around the player. The reflection is more pronounced the closer the player is to a light source. The dye will prioritize light from the sun when the player is outside. From some perspectives, the player may look three-dimensional when this dye is equipped in all slots.

As with other reflective dyes, this dye is not animated when standing still, but the shading on a dyed piece of equipment will change according to the surrounding light, giving it the appearance of light reflecting off of a shining metallic object.

Unlike the other reflective dyes, this dye is rather dark which results in dark highlights.

Reflective Obsidian Dye is the only known dye not affected by the dye bug in the Switch version