Black Mage Casters Glamour Spotlights

Glamour Spotlight: Black Mage

As I mentioned last week, I finally got the Goetia Thighboots to go along with my Goetia Gloves last night. That was later than I had planned, but late or not, today I had to get to work immediately this morning to put together my new look. I experimented with few different tops and bottoms…

…before I tried on an old favorite from the pre-Heavensward days. But from there, it was a matter of figuring out which style to go with:

The gloves seemed just perfect with the old gathering jerkin, especially since they cover the ugly, non-leather parts of the sleeves. So that was settled! Choosing pants was tricky (especially since I rarely use them), with the Darklight Breeches of Casting, Cashmere Breeches of Casting, and a few others all in the running. But it was the Falconer’s Bottoms, new from patch 3.1, that ended up winning out. Once I had chosen those, it came down, as these things often do, to a choice between white or black:

It was a tough call, really, but something felt off about the Thighboots in grey (though I loved the way the gloves looked alongside the top in white, as well as the matching shade of grey on the side of the Falconer’s Bottoms). I tried a couple other colors (like Wine Red, to match the trim on the jacket), but nothing looked quite right, and so the sleek look of the entire outfit in black prevailed:

Glamour Components
Head: (none) | Body: Wyvernskin Jerkin (Jet Black Dye) | Hands: Goetia Gloves (Jet Black Dye) | Legs: Falconer’s Bottoms (Jet Black Dye) | Feet: Goetia Thighboots (Jet Black Dye)

Though it pained me to do so, I elected not to go with any glasses here for the time being. My staple Reading Glasses seemed a little too science-fiction for this look, which has a bit of a “functional for adventuring” vibe to it. I’m still going to ponder different pairs of spectacles (or perhaps a circlet or a stylish hat) that might complete the look, but luckily, the headpiece is usually a pretty small part of a glamour, so I can go ahead with this for now.

Since this is one of the few looks I’ve made that’s actually almost suitable for cold weather, I couldn’t resist taking the final shots in the Coerthas Western Highlands.

Oh, and just for fun, here’s what my Summoner ends up with, with no further work on its glamour, now that Black Mage has some job-specific gear. While I might fiddle with this (I think it needs a good pair of gloves), it actually doesn’t look half-bad without any modifications!

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That’s all for now! I don’t foresee any other major glamour changes until 3.2, when we’re getting a wealth of new gear (including dyable versions of the Allagan and High Allagan armor sets—expect a lot of gushing about those on here). Until then, I’ll probably be talking more about pieces I love but I’m not using (simply because there just aren’t enough jobs in this game). There are also a few pieces I’ve struggled to find a place for, so I might talk about those.

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