I’ve now fully immersed myself in Stormblood proper. As I talked about last time, I hit 60 on Samurai and then, on Monday, started moving forward with the expansion’s Main Scenario, on Ninja. I’ll talk about my impressions of the expansion soon but for now, there’s a glamour I’ve been wanting to put together since I saw it was possible (and if you’ve read Monday’s post, you won’t particularly be surprised by any of this).
I’ve featured several glamours since I started the site using the Orthodox and Dravanian Tunics for both Aiming and Striking jobs (including briefly using the Orthodox Striking one for Samurai, which I talked about on Monday), but one thing I’ve never satisfactorily managed was to use either one of the Scouting versions. I have glamoured them in the past, but I’ve never been fond of the color schemes on them, so any attempts I’ve made have never lasted particularly long.
New Stormblood crafted gear includes dyeable versions of the tunics, though, for all three gear classes that had access to them in Heavensward. I was overjoyed to discover that the Ninja version dyes excellently, and on top of that, it maintains both black and red elements that have become pretty common for Alahra’s glamours. It took about four months to replace my last main Ninja glamour, but thanks to the new tunic, it’s finally happened.
Head: Elegant Rimless Glasses (Dalamud Red) | Body: Kudzu Tunic of Scouting (Pure White) | Hands: Sky Rat Hook of Scouting | Legs: Coeural Beach Tanga (Dalamud Red) | Feet: Tigerskin Thighboots of Scouting
Of course, much like previous glamours around the other tunics, the core of the look here is the same—but it’s probably my all around favorite look from Heavensward, and I have no particular reason to change it. Instead, what the new dyeable versions allow me to do is shoot for color schemes that I think work better for Alahra, and of course, that means Pure White for this one, which doesn’t have any problematic two-tone patterns when dyed or anything like that.
Since the Kudzu Tunic keeps the red and black elements, using it finally gave me an opportunity to use the Sky Rat Hook, which is a pair of gloves I’ve been wanting to use since they were added with the new version of Diadem. They don’t dye particularly well, but their default color scheme is black and red, and the gold on them matches the gold on the shoulder and half-cape of the Tunic, too. I’m pretty happy about that, as I honestly prefer the Tunics with shorter gloves (as opposed to the longer ones I’ve used in other glamours), but Ninja didn’t have any good shorter gloves for the old tunics.
I could have very easily used the Scion Healer’s Highboots with the black and red bits of the Kudzu Tunic, but I’ve actually also always rather liked the model for the accompanying Tigerskin Thighboots. They don’t even need to be dyed to work well with the rest of the pieces here, and so while they might be the obvious choice, I think they’re the best one. They’re a little heavier than the Scion Healer’s boots, which I think suits physical combat better. These (and the corresponding ones for Aiming and Striking DPS) could very well become staples for me throughout Stormblood.
As an added bonus, all the additional red (which was really lacking in the last glamour) really encouraged going back to the Sasuke’s Blades Zeta. They’re not my favorite stage of the Ninja relic by any means, but with the right pieces of gear they can really shine. Beyond that, I don’t think there’s anything left to say about this one other than that I’m really happy with it. There’s a decent chance it won’t last too long: I’m sure there’s new gear past level 64 that I’m going to want to use for Ninja, but until I find something that catches my fancy, this will definitely do.