Glamour Spotlight: Tanks #9 (Looking Back)

Now that I’ve finished my Guillotine of the Tyrant, I’ve learned two things: 1) it doesn’t go with my present tank glamour at all; and 2) I really don’t like the look of it. It’s much too large for a smaller-framed character, and of course, it also looks really “evil,” which isn’t the best fit for Alahra. So, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do about that. I don’t generally like to glamour over my Anima weapons, especially the ones that are at the current final stage, since they do take a lot of time to complete. I want the reward for all that effort to be immediately visible.

I realized when I logged in today and started thinking about tank glamours that I also really miss a more mobile look for my tanks. The Augmented Hellfire Armor is a great looking piece, but the long aspect of it definitely kind of bugs me. If the Fending version were more like the Striking version, it’d probably be a bit easier for me to stick with for a long time.

That got me thinking back to one of the first tank glamours I really liked.

Glamour Components
Head: (none) | Body: Wootz CuirassHands: Replica High Allagan Gauntlets of Fending (Mole Brown Dye) | Legs: Noct Breeches (Wine Red Dye) | Feet: Replica Heavy Allagan Flanchard (Mole Brown Dye)

Right off the bat, you can probably tell I updated the glamour slightly for this post, since the Replicas didn’t exist back then. The Heavy Allagan Flanchard had pretty much always been my mainstay back then, though. I didn’t use the High Allagan Gauntlets in those days (for one because I didn’t have them and also because they don’t quite match the Flanchard unless you dye them). I seem to recall using the Augmented Gallant Gauntlets in Mole Brown to match the Flanchard as best as I could, but my memory is admittedly fuzzy here.

This look actually came together as a result of me finally gearing up my tanks after 2.2-2.3. I was finally picking up gear for them again, something I hadn’t really done for most of the Second Coil tier. I liked the way the Noct Breeches looked with the Heavy Allagan Flanchard, and I got the Wootz Cuirass so I didn’t have to spend Soldiery on the absolutely hideous Noct Lorica. Since I generally prefer for Alahra to be in white where possible, I got attached to the look quickly, and it resulted in my playing Paladin a lot more for quite awhile.

While I was preparing for this post, I actually considered trying to work this into a glamour for present day. Since I play Dark Knight primarily, though, I’m not sure I can make it work, because the Weathered Burtgang and Weathered Noct Hoplon actually played a really large part in creating a cohesive look for this one. Dark Knight doesn’t have any weapons that really work with that color scheme (and sadly, the Wootz Cuirass doesn’t play very nicely when dyed, either).

I may still play around with it in the coming days and see if I can’t find something that really clicks, though. One thing I do know is that I’m probably going to end up using the Heavy Allagan Flanchard again. I’ve missed it since switching over to the Augmented Hellfire Sabatons.

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