Since I’ve largely abandoned Dark Knight in anticipation of my alt character actually getting to 60 someday instead of dying in obscurity (she’s 35 on Dragoon now!), when I sat down to rework my tank glamour, I intended to go full Paladin. Among other things, this would mean going back to my beloved Curtana/Holy Shield Nexus, but I ran into the usual snag alongside those two: they really only look good alongside the Valor Surcoat. While I do love the Surcoat, it doesn’t really play well with other pieces of gear that are currently available, which really limits what I can choose for other pieces.

So, I ended up going in a different direction. I’ve always wanted to use the Storm Elite’s Skirt in some way, and given my general frustration with how miqo’te females look in heavier tank armor, I thought I’d go for a more lightly-armored look and see what I could do. I was going to use the Scion Healer’s Halfboots (surprise, surprise), but I couldn’t find a pair of gloves or gauntlets that I really liked alongside them for tank. The glamour I ended up with is actually a bit heavier in the armor department than I had intended, but for now, I think that’s okay.

Glamour Components
Head: (none) | Body: Holy Rainbow Shirt of Fending | Hands: Augmented Hellfire Gauntlets of Fending (Qiqirin Brown Dye) | Legs: Storm Elite’s SkirtFeet: Augmented Hellfire Sabatons of Fending (Qiqirin Brown Dye)

Of all the Holy Rainbow Shirts, I think the Fending one has my favorite base color scheme. I wasn’t going to use the default at first, since I wanted to go with a red body piece to match the red stripe on the Skirt. The Hellfire pieces didn’t really look right in Dalamud Red alongside the top, though, and Wine Red was a bit too dark (and a little played out, Wine Red somehow is one of the most common colors for my tank glamours).

The stripe is hardly visible in the first place since the Shirt is fairly long, and the red sash in the default scheme matches it anyway. Once I went back to the non-dyed version, I was surprised to find how easy it was to find a shade for the Hellfire bits that worked alongside the Shirt. I’m pretty sure this is the first (and may well be the only) time I’ve ever used Qiqirin Brown for anything.

If I’ve got one gripe about this look, it’s that it feels like it needs some sort of head gear, but I really had no idea what to go with other than the default of some style of glasses, since I didn’t think a circlet would really be appropriate. For now I’ve left that spot blank, but it’s possible there’s something that I’ve not thought about that could work.

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