I mentioned last week that I wasn’t particularly happy with my tank glamour. Well, after my Free Company finished decorating our new home last night, I had a lot of idle time since I had already finished up with various tasks for the weekly lockout period—and as often happens, that meant I started playing around with stuff for tank again.

One thing I was almost positive on was that I needed to go back to the Orthodox Gauntlets of Fending and the corresponding Orthodox Greaves. I grew pretty attached to the set as a whole while leveling my tanks, and the gauntlets and greaves are striking but not so unique that they’re hard to pair with body armors. I also knew that I didn’t want to use something that looked too low-level nor did I want to go with a piece that had a long kilt or skirt attached to it.

That didn’t leave me with a lot of options, but I’m satisfied with the overall look anyway—at least for now.

Glamour Components
Head: (none) | Body: Wootz Cuirass (Metallic Silver Dye) | Hands: Orthodox Gauntlets of Fending | Legs: Chimerical Felt Breeches of Fending (Metallic Silver Dye) Feet: Orthodox Greaves of Fending

As usual, the item level 110 crafted body piece provides a great look, even if it is a bit “standard.” The Metallic Silver Dye serves to both differentiate this look from so many of my others, but is also preferred because Pure White here makes the off-color of the cuirass a grey color that just doesn’t jive with a sort of knightly appearance. Metallic Silver is useful that way for a lot of pieces, as it nearly always produces a black off-color, which pairs up well with a wide variety of both dyable and non-dyable options for other equipment slots.

I had wanted to get away from the Chimerical Breeches here, but they’re really one of the better options for when shooting for a moderately armored style. There are a handful of skirts that work as well, but none of them really fit the profile of the Wootz Cuirass, so for now, the Breeches are here to stay, even if I’ve been using them for several months of tank glamours now.

I’ll be doing another glamour spotlight sometime this week for my Black Mage, since it’s going to soon have a separate look from my Summoner thanks to the addition of job-specific Esoterics gear for it to my repertoire. When that happens depends on how absorbed I get in decorating my Private Chambers at the new FC house, though!

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