I’ve had a new Dark Knight glamour for Ahrane on my list of things to do for a couple months now, ever since I first potion jumped her to level 60. After I did that, I put a quick one together, but given how similar it was to Lynahra’s current Warrior glamour, I really wanted to do something to differentiate the two of them. I’ve been admittedly been procrastinating on that pretty heavily because of needing to farm Sohm Al for the various Woad Skyraider’s pieces, which are more or less the sort of thing I imagined Ahrane wearing in her more adventurous youth.
I finally got that done, though, which let me get to work on Ahrane’s “canon” Dark Knight look. It’s not very often I go for looks of this nature, since Alahra’s style is much more cosmopolitan and Lynahra tends to favor lighter gear even if she’s my dedicated bruiser character. I’ve always been a big fan of the Woad Skyraider’s Fur, though (I wore it for quite awhile while leveling Alahra’s Warrior during Heavensward just for something different), and I’ve long wanted a good reason to use it for a more permanent glamour.
Glamour Components (Required Level: DRK/PLD/WAR 54)
Weapon: Adamantite Greatsword
Head: Replica High Allagan Circlet of Fending (Metallic Silver)
Body: Woad Skyraider’s Fur
Hands: Woad Skyraider’s Armguards
Legs: Dhalmelskin Breeches of Fending (Jet Black)
Feet: Wyvernskin Boots of Fending (Jet Black)
Of course, the various Woad bodies from Sohm Al are kind of hard to work with in a glamour sense. They’re all large, heavy pieces, with sleeves that hide gauntlets and gloves, and their lengths mean there’s not a lot you can do for visible leg options, either. That makes the most crucial choices for any Woad glamour the Head and Feet slots. Most of the game’s tank gear is heavy armor, which really limited my options, but after some experimentation, I ended up with a look that I’m pretty happy with.
The piece that allowed the experiment to work out ended up being the Wyvernskin Boots of Fending, since they’re furred, which means they fit in fairly well with the Skyraider’s Fur. There were a few other options, like the Woad Skyraider’s Boots, the Expeditioner’s Moccasins, or the Dhalmelskin Fringe Boots, but I wasn’t really happy with any of those. The Dhalmelskin Fringe Boots were probably my favorite option in terms of shape, but they don’t dye in a way that works with the body piece (for whatever reason, they end up really shiny, which looks bizarre).
To go along with the boots, I chose the simple Dhalmelskin Breeches. They’re only rarely visible while moving, so there were really a ton of things I could have used here. It was important that whatever I choose be dyed black, but beyond that, the choice wasn’t especially crucial. For the Hands slot, I went with the Woad Armguards since nothing else would be especially visible and they were guaranteed to fit in with the rest of the look.
The final decision came down to finding a good accessory for the Head slot. I knew I didn’t want to go with nothing, as Ahrane’s face seemed far too soft for the look (it’s kind of a shame we don’t have a wider range of face customization options for miqo’te, honestly). Some sort of circlet seemed appropriate given Ahrane’s magical nature, and the High Allagan Circlet has something of a tribal vibe (to me, anyway) that worked well with the baubles on the Skyraider’s Fur.
This will likely be Ahrane’s tank glamour for a very long time to come, as I don’t have any plans to actually level her beyond 60 (and if I do, I’ll probably do that on Black Mage). There’s always the chance that some new level 1 glamour options will fit her well, but all in all, I’m pretty satisfied with this, and also glad I finally got to do something with the Sohm Al tank body.
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