Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Casting

I’m closing in on the final stage of completing the Shadowless Attire sets from The Heroes’ Gauntlet, having completed the full set for five of FFXIV‘s seven armor classes. That unfortunately means that, due to the finnicky nature of the great and powerful random number generator, the set galleries for this dungeon are likely to […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Striking

I’m now closing in on the end of my Heroes’ Gauntlet grind for the Shadowless sets, with just two sets to complete remaining (with just one piece each remaining for the Aiming and Healing sets). Casting is waiting in the wings (and will probably go up next week!), and this last week I finally managed […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Maiming

I’ve had decent luck collecting Shadowless gear from Heroes’ Gauntlet so far—I’m down to just three pieces to complete the entire cycle already (and that’s after having been fairly casual in my farming compared to how hard I went on Anamnesis Anyder). Today I’ll be showcasing the Maiming set. Like the Fending set from last […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: Brooding Silence

This is Chapter Two of my ongoing Emet-Selch/Azem fanfiction, now featuring Hythlodaeus in addition to spoilers for Patch 5.3. You can find the first part here. More chapters are in the works, since this whole thing has ballooned into a lot more in my head than I originally intended! As I mentioned previously, future installments […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Fending

Of the gear sets from The Heroes’ Gauntlet, the Shadowless Fending set is one of two that doesn’t heavily pull from the familiar Ascian robes for much of its inspiration (with the other being the Maiming gear). While the overall color palette is in keeping with typical Ascian garb, this set is a far better […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Shadowless Attire of Scouting

As per usual with my gear set farming for Shadowbringers dungeons, I’ve had rather middling to bad luck collecting the Shadowless sets from the Heroes’ Gauntlet. I’ve seen more of the Aiming Coat than I can count at this point, while I’ve yet to see several of the others. But I did finally cap off […]

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Gear Set Gallery: Aurum Attire of War

In addition to the usual new dungeon sets (which I’m working on collecting!), Patch 5.3 also brought with it an overhaul of FFXIV‘s new player experience, including quest streamlining for A Realm Reborn and a host of new armor sets for the game’s original leveling dungeons. These new sets all use older models, many of […]

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Patch 5.3 First Impressions

From the start of 5.0, I’ve been apprehensive that the rest of Shadowbringers couldn’t live up to the bar set by its phenomenal opening salvo. With more time than usual between the start and the “end” of this latest expansion, I had a lot of time to think about the way things might go wrong, […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: First Remembrances

Around a year ago, I took my first foray into FFXIV fanfiction. I’d always had some ideas for follow-up to that original experiment, but I decided then that I wanted to wait for further details of the Warrior of Light’s place in Amaurot before continuing. With the release of Patch 5.3, I finally got that. […]

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Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #45

A little bit ago I began the ongoing process of figuring out the outfits I’m going to be using for the “canon” run of the Main Scenario I want to do through New Game Plus come 5.3. While I probably won’t have the full gamut of glamours done before 5.3, I want to at least […]

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