I’ve found myself wholly uninterested in healing since the launch of 3.3. That’s been a bit of an issue, since I need a lot of Esoterics for the latest Anima weapon stage, and DPS queues are usually a bit long (nothing insurmountable, but certainly not conducive to rapid tomestone acquisition). I decided to re-glamour to see if that would make things a bit more interesting.
I was going to do something with the new Survival Shirt, but it didn’t quite have the right look for a healer in my mind, so I ended up going to an older look from early Heavensward. I was actually worried I had already covered this one, but it seems that I haven’t, so here we are:
Head: Augmented Ironworks Optics of Healing (Shale Brown Dye) | Body: Chivalric Doublet of Healing (Pure White Dye) | Hands: Claws of the Beast (Jet Black Dye) | Legs: Valerian Shaman’s Smalls | Feet: Expeditioner’s Thighboots
I’ve always been inexplicably fond of the Ironworks Optics, and it featured in my healer glamours pretty consistently from 2.5 or so up until the end of last year. This look as a whole was my initial glamour for Astrologian back when I got my first healer to level 60. I was using the Adept’s Thighboots back then, and I’m considering going back to them still, but the rest of the pieces were the same.
I wish we had more pieces like the Chivalric Doublet that kept elements of black when dyed Pure White. So many body pieces in particular lose their darker elements in favor of that frustrating grey tone, which tends to really soften the look in a way that I don’t care for. Other pieces often go almost entirely white (like the much of the old Ironworks gear), which doesn’t leave a lot of other colors to play with when choosing accent pieces like gloves and boots. Thankfully, the new Ironworks sets for crafters and gatherers don’t do this, but unfortunately we can’t use them on other classes (which is unusual for crafting and gathering gear that isn’t specific to one class).
I haven’t really gotten any healing done yet, so I’m not sure if this glamour is going to really do the trick as far as motivation goes, but either way I like it!