I sat down today with the intention to write about my frustrations with the Eikon Leather Corselet of Casting, and even took a crying screenshot to accompany that:
I made the left side Eikon Leather/Cloth gear a few days ago to get my BLM in a better spot for Expert Roulettes, since I’m frequently running with a healer friend now. I rather liked the body from the start, but I didn’t have a lot of spare time to really figure out a glamour. So I dyed everything Jet Black so I could at least look somewhat coherent while I ran dungeons for the next few days.
Once I got the time to sit down with it, though, I found the dying pattern kind of frustrating (as I normally do with the “two-tone” items). But, before given that I’m stubborn, I decided to give it one more attempt, since I really liked the body otherwise. What I really needed was a couple things to pair with the bits of gold on the body, which led me back to some old favorites that I hadn’t managed to use in a more permanent look:
Head: Bogatyr’s Blinder of Casting | Body: Eikon Leather Corselet of Casting (Wine Red Dye) | Hands: Bogatyr’s Gloves of Casting | Legs: Light Steel Subligar (Wine Red Dye) | Feet: Bogatyr’s Thighboots of Casting
I’ve always loved the accent pieces for the Bogatyr’s sets, even if I didn’t care much for the central robe piece. I’ve used the boots and gloves for the Aiming set fairly often, but I’d never really found a central piece to anchor them to on caster. The combination of black, dark red, and gold doesn’t naturally blend with a lot of pieces available to casters (which is somewhat surprising as they’re all very “wizardly” colors). I’d used the gloves and boots with the Holy Rainbow Shirt of Casting for a little while from 50-60, but the look never really stuck, as it felt too “low level.”
I’ve never actually used the Blinder from the set, despite really liking how unique it looks. It was actually the piece that sold me on using the gloves and boots here, as I really liked the way the gold looked so near to the gold on the right shoulder of the Corselet. I don’t generally like to use three pieces from the same set, but since the Blinder is pretty minor, I don’t mind it too much here (and the overall look just works too well for me to complain about it). The gold and silver on the Staff of the Sephirot also fits right in, and at the moment at least, I couldn’t be happier!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go blow some things up in my Roulettes so I can get my third Aether Oil!