Minor spoilers for the Heavensward 3.56 Main Scenario after the following cautionary image!
I’ve mentioned before that I want to have a glamour ready for Red Mage at level 50 (because gods-forbid I go into a new job like some sort of uncultured swine). As with the Samurai glamour I’ve already posted (which I’m already dissatisfied with, so expect at least one more of those pre-Stormblood), that means sticking to 50-and-below gear, which is actually a bit of a drag in this case, as some of my favorite caster pieces are post-50.
As you can no doubt guess from the spoiler warning, the inspiration for this attempt at a Red Mage-oriented glamour comes from the new Scion jacket, which I alluded to in Wednesday’s post.
Head: Platinum Circlet of Casting | Body: Scion Adventurer’s Jacket (Wine Red) | Hands: Claws of the Beast (Jet Black) | Legs: Darklight Breeches of Casting (Pure White) | Feet: Kirimu Boots of Casting (Jet Black)
I wouldn’t normally post a glamour using the same body piece two days in a row (though I’m sure I have once or twice), but considering that the Scion Adventurer’s Jacket is perfect for Red Mage and also the best thing we’ve gotten in ages for glamour, I just couldn’t help myself. Prior to getting the jacket, I really wasn’t sure what I would use for a starter Red Mage glamour in the first place, as casters have very little so far that really begs to be used for the classic Final Fantasy job. I can think of a few things post-50 that might work, but there’s very that speaks to me prior to that point.
Since I had just used the jacket for something else, though, I wanted to be sure to do something noticeably different with it. That meant no glasses (preferably some kind of hat), probably not a skirt, and if I could help it, no thighboots. The last of these was the one I wasn’t dead set on—I originally planned to use the Bogatyr’s Thighboots of Casting, but decided against them once the rest of the glamour was in place. The shorter Kirimu boots looked much better in conjunction with the Breeches, so in the end I ended up avoiding most of my staples.
For the leg piece, I originally thought to use something in black, but I couldn’t find a pair of pants that I really liked. I imagine if I was shooting for a DoW job, it would have been easier to find something, but casters just don’t have a lot of nice options (the male-only Expeditioner’s Kecks would probably look great though). I thought the red on the Darklight Breeches would work well, though, which meant going with Wine Red on the jacket (instead of the more obvious Dalamud Red).
The trickiest parts of this ended up being the head and hand pieces, after the pants were sorted out. For the hands, I would have preferred to have a pair of gloves (which makes much more sense for a glamour on a semi-melee job), but I haven’t been able to find anything that I like with the jacket yet. In the end, I decided to stick with the Claws even though I used them on the healer glamour from Wednesday.
For the headpiece, I really wanted a proper hat, but casters don’t have anything presently that really fits the classic Red Mage style. Most caster-specific hats are too tall, and outside of the Company Hat (which I don’t much care for), none of the various “glamour” hats fit the bill. The Platinum Circlet’s feathers evoke the classic feather in the Red Mage hat, though, while also fitting into the general color scheme very well. It’s a solid compromise, though I’m hoping maybe we get something else at Stormblood’s launch that I can slot in for it instead.
That does it for this one, I think. I’ll see you folks next week!