Glamour Spotlights Machinist

Glamour Spotlight: Machinist

Every now and then, it feels like the Duty Roulette gets kind of “stuck” on particular dungeons for me. Over the last week, I’ve gotten Sohr Khai several times for the Level 60 one, including yesterday. During that most recent run, one of the party members said something about the Wrangler’s set, which reminded me that I never did get around to making a glamour with the Wrangler’s Jacket like I intended to a long time ago. Since I was unsuccessful in my efforts on Saturday to make a new Ninja glamour, I thought I’d see what I could do to finally use the Jacket.

I think the main reason I shied away from it in the past was that I was playing Bard a lot, and the Wrangler’s set is very decidedly a Machinist one in my mind, most especially the Jacket. Since I’ve fully dedicated myself to Black Mage as my ranged DPS, though, I’m not playing either of the two physical ranged at all, which means I can just have fun with the glamours for them and not worry about how fitting things are. It’s kind of liberating, in a way.

Glamour Components
Head: Machinist’s Goggles (Dark Brown Dye) | Body: Wrangler’s JacketHands: Oschon’s Guantlets of Aiming (Dark Brown Dye) | Legs: Guardian Corps SkirtFeet: Expeditioner’s Thighboots (Dark Brown Dye)

I like that the lenses of the Machinist’s Goggles are similar in color to the shirt underneath the Jacket most of all, I think. They’re brighter than in the screenshots above, as they don’t seem to really shine well when exposed to a light source, which is otherwise necessary for the shots. You can see how they match the shade of the shirt a bit better in the one below, but the lighting’s not so great for the rest:

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The lenses are one of the main reasons I haven’t used the goggles very often, since they aren’t themselves dyeable, which means they don’t fit with some of my favorite “tech” options Machinist has for glamour, like the Ironworks gear, which has blue-white lighting. While the Wrangler’s stuff doesn’t have a tech vibe at all, the goggles fit in fairly well with a “rugged” look too, at least here.

As usual, I wanted something short for the leg piece, and my normal Lady’s Knickers weren’t going to cut it since they aren’t dyeable. The Guardian Corps Skirt fits in well with the variety of browns on the jacket. It doesn’t particularly match any one shade, but in this case I actually like that, since it fits in with the kind of…cobbled-together style of the jacket’s various colors and materials.

For the hands, I considered the Saurian Gloves of Aiming and the Replica Allagan Gauntlets of Aiming, since they both have grey that keys off of the insignia on the jacket. In the end, though, there was simply too much grey on both of them, so I went with the solidly-colored Oschon’s Gauntlets instead. The boots were easy, since the knife on the Expeditioner’s fits the survivalist vibe. I haven’t actually used them in a little while, so it was nice, in a way, to come back to them.

At some point this week, I’m hoping to have another Ninja glamour. I actually know the general theme I want (more of a “professional” look, like one of my older glamours), but I’m going to have to go a different route for now. I think I need the Augmented Shire Emissary’s Jacket, and in the absence of that, I’ll need to figure something else out. That’s not to say the current glamour is bad: I’m actually fond of how it came together. But I’m resistant to keeping it for a long period of time.

We’ll see though. I’ll be fiddling around with Ninja stuff more tonight and tomorrow, I imagine.

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