Though I’ve had a lot of fun with all the new glamour options in Heavensward, every now and then I occasionally miss some of my old looks. Since I don’t have any new glamours or any particular pieces of gear I feel like talking about today, I thought I’d take a look at one of my favorite glamours from the 2.x patch cycle.
Weapon: Replica Sasuke’s Blade’s Zeta (Dalamud Red Dye) Head: (none) | Body: Saurian Shirt of Striking (Jet Black Dye) | Hands: Replica Allagan Gauntlets of Striking (Jet Black Dye) | Legs: Picaroon’s Trousers of Scouting | Feet: Archaeoskin Halfboots
Now, this isn’t exactly what I wore back then, of course. I did modernize the glamour slightly with a few improvements from Heavensward. Originally, I used the Allagan Gauntlets of Striking (since the little bit of green on them wasn’t really noticeable), and I believe the Miqo’te Shoes, rather than the ones listed above. This look came about because I wanted something to go along with the Sasuke’s Blades Zeta after I completed them, and that meant something with a bit of red in it. I’ve always loved the Infantry Shirt (in all its flavors), and the red trim on the Cashmere version was a perfect fit for the sharp red glow on the weapon.
This was also during the height of my love for the Picaroon’s Trousers (which have a slightly different appearance—almost leather-like, despite being tied to Weaver for repairs—compared to the modern Ramie Trousers), which took me countless runs of Amdapor Keep (Hard) to acquire. They don’t look as striking as the Ramie Trousers do in Jet Black, but something about the more subdued fabric still looks better to me for the overall style here.
By the end of 2.5, I also had a variant look using the Direwolf Shirt of Striking, which has a different sort of leather appearance, some white elements (which are, of course, greatly preferred), and purple trim instead of red. Naturally, I dyed the Sasuke’s Blades purple (I want to say it was Gloom Purple, but I don’t recall for sure) to match. Since the glow of the blades was still red, though, that variation never really endured for me.
At times, I miss glamours like this one (and many others) enough that I wish there was more incentive to have multiple gearsets in FFXIV, so I could use more than one look at a time. There’s reason to do so for PvP (since Accuracy isn’t important), but I’ve never really been able to get into FFXIV’s PvP, despite spending countless hours of my life in World of Warcraft’s Arathi Basin as a Rogue.