So, if you’re coming here from a location where you might not see the excerpt (or my post on social media sharing today’s entry), I just want to put it out there that there are very minor spoilers for the 3.56 Main Scenario Quest after this first image. It’s nothing huge, since the writing was on the wall for this for a long time, but for anyone who is trying to avoid everything approaching spoiler territory for the grand finale of Heavensward, I wouldn’t blame you if you want to finish that first!
I’ve posted spoilers without thinking about it before on the site, but I realized I should probably be more mindful of that. So, with that out of the way…
As I’ve mentioned recently, I’ve had a lot of trouble fitting healers into what is apparently Alahra’s end-of-Heavensward aesthetic. I don’t care much for the Shire Preceptor’s Coat, so I’ve been on the lookout for something else that fits that sort of “professional adventurer” look for healer for awhile. I’ve been holding out hope that the Tataru Brand™ outfit hinted at in the Patch 3.5 branch of the Main Scenario would do the trick, and thankfully, the body (which comes with the rest of the set early in the MSQ) is just what I needed.
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Dalamud Red) | Body: Scion Adventurer’s Jacket (Pure White) | Hands: Claws of the Beast (Jet Black) | Legs: Miqo’te Loincloth (Pure White) | Feet: Scion Healer’s Highboots
I absolutely love the new jacket. It gives us something I’ve been dying (dyeing? >.>) to have more or less since the introduction of the glamour system. We’ve always only had a few options for classy jackets or other tops to use for Scholar glamours in particular; the ones we do have tend to be either fairly plain (the Best Man’s Jacket), too frilly for my tastes (like the Warwolf Bliaud of Healing), or just way too busy (as with the otherwise lovely Wind Silk Coatee). There are a few other options that I’ve used in the past (though I’m not sure I’ve showcased anything using them for healers in particular), but I’ve still been wanting something different for a long time.
I’m not a huge fan of the rest of the set, which meant I had to take a glamour break in the middle of the Main Scenario to figure out what else to pair the jacket with. My first thought was to go with the general trappings of this older healer glamour, but the Cashmere Skirt of Healing was both too long and too wide to really work with the jacket. The Expeditioner’s Thighboots also didn’t quite fit, mostly because the sheathe for the knife is a rather out of place orange (I actually love the knife otherwise, though, since it’s hard to imagine Alahra without one given her original profession).
So (after briefly experimenting with a few other options), I went with the loincloth in black, since it felt like the skirt should be black to offset the white on the jacket. That has the side effect of making the top of the stockings attached to the skirt grey, which isn’t particularly out of place, given the tie on the jacket—but it stood out in a rather irritating way with most thighboots. The only ones that obscured the tights enough were the Expeditioner’s, so I used them despite my misgivings about the color on the knife sheathe.
Naturally, though, that was still bugging me, so on a whim I tested the loincloth in white instead, which ends up working pretty well with the jacket while getting rid of the grey on the stockings, opening up more boot options. At this point, I remembered that healers actually don’t have a lot of good thighboot options, which meant it was Y’shtola time (again, I know—even I’m kind of tired of them, but they really are the best looking pair we’ve got for non-Aiming classes). I resisted them for a bit since there’s not the slightest bit of red on the jacket or anywhere else, but once I was resigned to them, that meant making the glasses (and my weapon, though it’s a bit hard to see) red so the soles on the boots had something to play off of.
So that did it for the healer glamour, and I can’t imagine I’ll change this one again before Stormblood launches (unless we get surprise Mog Station stuff, I suppose). I love the jacket enough that I’m fairly certain I’ll probably always have it on at least one job (and it’s permanent idle set material, too). I’ve got at least one other idea for it already that I may go ahead with even though I don’t generally like to use the same body piece on multiple glamours, and depending on how things go, that will probably also show up on the blog sometime soon.