Glamour Spotlights Monk Samurai Striking DPS

Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS

I had no intention of doing another Samurai glamour so soon, as I was pretty happy with the one I put together last week. The game has a funny way of dictating my glamours, though, since even if the drops from dungeons are often kind of meaningless in a progression sense, every now and then one of them will demand my attention. That happened over the weekend after a random Expert, where I picked up the Arhat Togi of Striking. I tried it on after the dungeon was over, and Alahra looked so great in it I couldn’t do anything else but work out a glamour.

Glamour Components (Required Level: MNK/SAM 70)
Head: Scintillant Circlet of Striking (Grape Purple)
Body: Arhat Togi of Striking
Hands: Sky Rat Fingerless Gloves of Striking (Grape Purple)
Legs: Light Steel Subligar (Grape Purple)
Feet: Gyuki Leather Highboots of Striking

The nostalgia factor of having Arhat’s gear again (which was one of my favorite sets from Final Fantasy XI) would have had me creating some sort of glamour with one of the various Arhat sets in FFXIVbut I really didn’t imagine I would have done so as soon as this. Having seen most of the sets, none of them really caught my fancy from the preview window, so I hadn’t focused very heavily on farming them. When the Striking body fell in my lap, though, I realized it looks much better in the actual game.

I normally avoid longer bodies like this, as they obscure other choices and make the glamour process a lot less fun, but the Togi is a cool enough looking piece that I thought it was worth trying out. As it happened, I didn’t actually have to change much outside of dyes from the last glamour. The Sky Rat gloves were the best fit that I could find, and with the body covering more or less everything, there wasn’t much need to swap anything in for the Light Steel Subligar. The only necessary change was a different pair of boots, since I didn’t like the texture of the Tigerskin ones with the Togi. The Gyuki Leather ones blend in pretty well, creating a look I’m pretty happy with.

With Patch 4.05 finally here, we’ve got a bunch of new gear I get to sort through, and hopefully I’ll find some new things to play with. I’ll be able to start doing endgame tank glamours soon, too, once I settle on a style I want to go for. So far I’ve not been too enthused by the tank gear in Stormblood, but we’ve still got plenty of expansion time left. My next 70 is an open book at this point, with Bard, Red Mage, and Scholar all in the running, I think. Plus there are crafters to consider! I’m glad that we’re finally getting into the real start for the expansion, as we’ll now have a steady influx of new gear from here on out!

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