Glamour Spotlights Monk Samurai Striking DPS

Glamour Spotlight: Striking DPS

I’ve been taking it easy in FFXIV lately, since we’re in that pre-patch lull and I’m really aching for new content. I’ve recently gotten into Hearthstone (against all of my better judgment), so I’ve often been signing on for a daily Expert Roulette and not doing much else in the game. I’ve still been spending time on glamours though, and it seems thatI have a new (temporary?) glamour favorite. When I put together my most recent Caster glamour, I threw on the Scion Rogue Bandana mostly for laughs, but it started growing on me immediately.

And now, I have to report, it’s probably here to stay. I’m more or less always on the lookout for new head-gear for Alahra. Most hats and helmets don’t work for her, but I always feel a necessity to accessorize with her glamours (which isn’t a need I feel for her sister Lynahra, for some reason), which has mostly meant a lot of the Elegant Rimless Glasses. There are, of course, a few more staples, but the glasses are such a staple that Alahra often looks weird without them, especially in cutscenes. They do get old, even to me, though, and sometimes, I just want something a little different.

Glamour Components (Required Level: MNK/SAM 60)
Head: Scion Rogue Bandana
Body: Sky Pirate’s Jacket of Striking (Pure White)
Hands: Replica Allagan Gauntlets of Striking (Jet Black)
Legs: Ramie Trousers of Striking (Jet Black)
Feet: High House Halfboots

I think the main reason that I’ve gotten attached to the Bandana so quickly is that, combined with Alahra’s hair, it works really well with black and white outfits, which are very common for her, so it was a natural choice for this look, which has very little in the way of other colors (just bits of gold and brass here and there). The overall profile for this look is lifted entirely from one of my last Ninja glamours for Heavensward, which I used briefly for my PvP gear back when that was still a thing.

Aside from swapping in the appropriate Striking flavors for the body and legs, the main new bits here are the Bandana (instead of the glasses in the other), and the gloves. Sadly, there’s no Striking equivalent to the Shire Emissary’s Gloves, which work for Sky Pirate’s Jacket much better than the Allagan Gauntlets do. They are the next best thing, however, and at least with the Striking Jacket, there’s less in the way of additional colors, which allows for the Gauntlets to blend in a bit more.

I only added the Bandana at the very end, and I did start with the glasses I would normally use, but something about them didn’t seem right for Samurai. I’m not entirely sure why that is, as they never really bother me for Ninja. The Bandana works really well for a really cheesy kind of master swordswoman look, so for now I’m keeping it!

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