As I mentioned recently, I’ve been on the hunt for a new Ninja glamour. In addition to my playing it more often, it’s my default job when roleplaying as Alahra, and narratively, she’s currently revisiting Gyr Abania with her wife after returning home from her part in the events of Stormblood (which only loosely track to the beats of the Main Scenario, but that’s a tale for when I get around to updating her RP wiki again). I’ve been wearing the Kudzu Tunic for quite some time (I went back to this glamour not long after I put together my first attempt at using the new Ninja Artifact armor), and while I love it, I tend to find it most appropriate for more metropolitan looks—it feels a bit off for prolonged journeys.
On top of that, I’d gotten a little tired of using the Replica Sasuke’s Blades Zeta—I didn’t care much for the model over Yoshimitsu way back in 2.5, but given how much red has been showing up in my glamours for Ninja lately, they really did seem the best choice, especially with occasional references to Sasuke in the Stormblood Ninja storyline. I wanted a temporary change, at least, though, and since my favorite variant of the Yoshimitsu are purple and black, that gave me a sense of direction for my new look.
Glamour Components (Required Level: NIN 68)
Head: Scintillant Circlet of Scouting (Regal Purple)
Body: Gazelleskin Corselet of Scouting (Jet Black)
Hands: Molybdenum Armguards of Scouting (Jet Black)
Legs: Light Steel Subligar (Regal Purple)
Feet: Expeditioner’s Thighboots (Jet Black)
After realizing how nice the Striking version of the Gazelleskin Corselet is while putting together my last Samurai glamour, I went right for the Scouting model, since I knew it had some purple on it. The purple there isn’t the same shade on the Yoshimitsu by any stretch of the imagination, but since nothing matches the Yoshimitsu to begin with, I just wanted something there. Because of the purple, dyeing options for this Corselet were a little more limited. I debated both Currant and Grape Purple, but in the end I felt like both of them lead to too much purple, so I went with the more neutral Jet Black.
Thankfully, the purple on the Corselet has a matching (or at least, closely matching) shade in Regal Purple, letting me do my favorite thing, which is to dye my headpiece and Subligar or Tanga to match some accent color on the body piece. The Circlet and Subligar were the main reasons I felt like the body piece didn’t work in some shade of purple itself—with them in Regal Purple, they ended up clashing rather than complimenting the look. I don’t recall ever using Regal Purple before, and I actually kind of like it, so I’m going to have to keep it in mind for future glamours, I think.
Unlike the corresponding Molybdenum Armguards for the Striking Corselet, the Scouting ones dye nicely, at least in Jet Black, and so they were a natural fit here. With the silver plating, I really would have liked to use the Eikon Leather Thighboots with them, but they ended up looking a little strange with the plating being on the back—because of the length of the Corselet, the rest of the boots were obscured, which made the silver stand out in a bad way. The Expeditioner’s Thighboots were the next best choice, though I also did consider the Direwolf Thighboots. If it weren’t for their purple being yet another shade of it, I probably would have gone with them instead, but I couldn’t get past the lavender accents there.
I have to say I’m pretty happy with this one, and I think it’ll last for a good amount of time. We’ve still got awhile before Patch 4.1, so I’m not sure it will last that long, but I’d imagine this one’s got the staying power to go at least most of that distance.